We’re changing as a society, and so are the dynamics of our relationships. As a result, our taste in wedding fashion is evolving. Traditional views on marriage are shifting, so it’s only natural that wedding style will follow—or rather, set the tone for change.
Roughly 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and I think that stat has a subconscious effect on how we plan our weddings, choose our outfits and the number of guests we invite. There are still extravagant weddings happening around the world, with puffy dresses and colourful bridesmaids, but I think there are more people who are opting for sweet, low-key simplicity. We’re guaranteed to see wedding fashion that’s more à la Solange Knowles.
There isn’t a fashion magazine or blog that can resist talking about Solange Knowles’ wedding pictures, and it’s not because she married Alan Ferguson who is 23 years her senior. Even though Solange has obviously married a man who drinks unicorn blood, the real attractions are the cream jumpsuits, the simple, yet elegant wedding gown and the cape, cape, cape!
While there’s no denying that Solange’s wedding was an opulent weekend filled with A-list celebrities, her outfits were deliberately simple, and they speak to the independence, intelligence and elegance of the millennial woman. We can expect to see more jumpsuits, capes and editorial worthy-wedding photos as more people we know get married.