British label Self-Portrait has created six unconventional new wedding gowns looking to appeal to the ‘untraditional bride.’
The dresses offer fuse modern shapes with vintage details. While the collection is quintessentially Self-Portrait with its guipure lace, Victorian-inspired and off-the-shoulder necklines, it still possesses traditional wedding dress characteristics, such as the use of silk and organza in a white-and-cream color palette.
Particularly chic are Chong’s long-sleeved dresses, which have just a dash of sex appeal thanks to tasteful open backs and flashes of skin peeking through the lace. With weddings in general becoming less formal, the Self-Portrait Spring 2016 Bridal collection arrives at a very welcome time; even girls lacking the “bride gene” will want to say yes to these dresses.
Founder Han Chong, who studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins started the business in 2013, said he was inspired by the style of the ’60s and ’70s, and in particular fashion rebels like Bianca Jagger and Pattie Boyd.
The collection will be available online this month.