Some women have been dreaming of having a fairytale wedding. And while others opt to look regal in a vintage wedding gown, there are a couple of brides-to-be who dare to wear a bridal jumpsuit instead of a traditional white dress on their big day. Renowned home-grown fashion designer Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran has got your back covered in the styling front.
Presenting his first ever bridal collection earlier this month, the Malaysian King of Fashion finally branched out to wedding gowns bearing his signature luxe designs in eastern cultural tones and modern embellishments. His unique designs are constructed using magnificent textures and majestic train lengths, which are adorned with pearl or crystal embellishments and silver beaded embroidery.
“I take on the challenge and push the envelope of the ideal gown for my customers,” said Chandran. Aside from intricately embroidered bodice, open back cuts, hand-painted satin and tiered lace skirts, we also love the red, blue, and black colours against a palette of white, off-white, and champagne gold.
Check out our 10 favourite picks perfect for brides who wish to pull off fairytale, vintage, and contemporary looks when they walk down the aisle.
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The lace detail adds a charismatic touch to this sweet, long-sleeved number — perfect for a modern-day Juliet who’s looking forward to meet her Romeo at the altar.
Show off your curves in this opulent Chinese tapestry number that’s embroidered with crystals and silver beads. It’s also dramatically patterned with a golden dragon and phoenix print deemed auspicious for a wedding.
Nope, this is not for the bridesmaid. This champagne gold dress is actually meant for brides-to-be, who are ready to show off their fashion forward personality. The length of its pegged skirt will certainly allow you to move freely so you can enjoy the wedding reception more.
Shine bright on your big day in this turtle neck haute wedding gown that’s embellished with white pearls and embroidered with gold patterns and beadwork.
A lacy jumpsuit on your big day? Why not! Be at your most comfortable without giving up your Solange Knowles fierceness. A celeste blue trail falls from the waist will still give you the grand entrance you deserve.
Ditch traditional long wedding dresses with a below-the-knee one. We absolutely love that this vintage attire comes with a matching short veil. Hemmed with thick Guipure lace, it lends a vintage appeal to the pleated number.
It’s amazing how Bernard Chandran transformed this plain and simple white gown into a vision befitting of a goddess just by adding a lacy cape embellished with intricate silver beadwork.
Silver butterfly appliqués adorn this hand-painted satin gown’s capped sleeves, making this Bernard Chandran design a dreamy creation.
Nothing can make a fashion statement more than picking a black satin wedding gown for your big day. One of the contemporary pieces featured in the collection, elegant beadwork creates the illusion of texture on this otherwise plain dress.