5 Amazing Looks for the Casual Bride

You don't have to wear a big white wedding dress to feel like a bride. Check out these ultra-chic, more casual options.
by Shelley Brown
  1. bridal romper
    Sarra Fleur Abou-El-Haj

    Glittery sneakers and embellished shorts probably aren't the first things that come to mind when planning your wedding attire, but surprisingly, they can look just as bridal. Designers like Kate Spade New York, Watters and Sophia Webster all offer more playful, laid back options, perfect for your whole wedding weekend. Headed to a morning-after brunch? Consider a lace romper. Need a sendoff outfit that's comfy but chic? Think sequin shorts (seriously). And, if heels aren't your thing, a pair of dressy Keds will do just fine.

    Check out our favorite casual bridal looks below!

  2. 'Something Blue' Sneakers

    Kate Spade bridal sneakers
    Kate Spade

    Looking for an unexpected hint of blue? Try glittery blue sneakers. They're glam but still comfortable. Shoes, Keds x Kate Spade New York, $80, Keds.com

  3. Sequin Bridal Shorts

    J.Crew bridal shorts
    J.Crew

    Embellished shorts (like these cool, slouchy sequin ones) are a great way to stay comfortable, yet look perfectly pulled together . Rock them at your after party with heels and a blazer or dress them down on your honeymoon with a simple tank and flat sandals. Shorts, $450, J.Crew.com

  4. Kitschy Clutch

    bridal thought bubble clutch
    Sophia Webster

    While a classic embellished box clutch is beautiful, it's definitely not the only option. We love the playful feel of this speech bubble bag, and the "Happily Ever After" message is right on point. Clutch, $450, SophiaWebster.com

  5. Lace Wedding Romper

    bhldn lace wedding romper
    BHLDN

    A lace romper is a fun, flirty option for your rehearsal dinner or a casual reception. Pair with some strappy metallic heels for a less serious look that really pops. Romper, $275, Watters, BHLDN.com


  6. Embellished Bridal Flats

    lace bridal flats
    Harriet Wilde

    If heels aren't your thing, but you still want a polished look, consider some lace bridal flats. A pointed toe is on-trend and gives off an instantly sophisticated vibe--not to mention elongates your legs! Shoes, $238, HarrietWilde.com

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