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Our Favorite Non-Traditional Bridal Accessories

Weddings come with tons of lovely traditions, but what if you’re a bride who wants to mix things up and customize your big day to your personality and style? Thankfully, bridal accessories have grown in popularity over the years, with countless options to fulfill your wildest dreams. Martina Liana, All Who Wander, Stella York, and Essense of Australia have amazing non-traditional bridal accessories and wedding dress features that you’re sure to love. No one said you have to be a cookie cutter bride, so why not consider a bridal overskirt, cape, detachable train, or detachable sleeves? 

Bridal Overskirts

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Martina Liana Style 1287

With a bridal overskirt you get one dress but two ultra-chic looks! An overskirt is an outer detachable skirt worn over the top of the wedding dress waistline. Overskirts are designed with a variety of volume and are constructed with different materials such as Mikado, tulle, and lace. While some overskirts are extravagant and match the design of the wedding dress, others are more minimal so you can customize the overskirt with lace from your gown. Whether you want luxe, high-fashion aisle style or a romantic and whimsical transformation, overskirts elevate your bridal vision to new heights.

Bridal Capes

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All Who Wander Inca Cape (shown with the Rory Gown)

From the high fashion runways to the pages of bridal magazines, capes are all the rage. Capes have an undeniably regal look and frame the body beautifully. With a cape, there’s no need for an over-the-top veil or extremely long train. This accessory can do it all! The sheer tulle fabric of the All Who Wander Inca Cape provides volume and texture without distracting from the dress underneath. Exotic lace patterns at the neck and shoulders add just a touch of drama. Fabric-covered buttons clasp together for a vintage-inspired mock neckline. 

Detachable Trains

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Stella York Style 7316

If you want the elegance of a train for your ceremony but not the reception, we’ve got you covered. Similar to a bridal overskirt, detachable trains allow you to change up your look throughout your wedding day. Style 7316 from Stella York features a fairytale-fashionista detachable train. This unique lace and tulle train attaches to the off-the-shoulder lace straps and flows down the gown for a draped ethereal effect. For more traditional detachable trains that attach at the hip, consider Style 7363.

Detachable Sleeves/Straps

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Essense of Australia Style D3241

Detachable sleeves or straps may be the most understated non-traditional bridal accessory, but they still pack a style punch! Our collections include many dresses with detachable straps, and lots of detachable straps are available separately. This allows you to mix and match to your heart’s content. The detachable sleeves on Essense of Australia Style D3231 transform a romantic strapless wedding dress into a fashion-forward off-the-shoulder A-line gown. The strap is folded over the neckline and the back of the dress for an elegant, elevated look.

Are you ready to fulfill your non-traditional bridal fantasy? To find a retailer near you, visit the Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana, or All Who Wander store locator today.