Same-Sex Marriage Awesomely Helps Expand Idea of Bridal Wear

Lots of people choose to eschew the traditional white dress and tux in favor of something a little more "them" when walking down the aisle, and as more and more same-sex couples start marrying, the market for alternative wedding wear can only grow.

“I think it’ll be really interesting to see stylistically how gay marriage defines itself,” designer Zac Posen told Fashionista. “It’s still an open book, it’s an open chapter. As a community that has had to have their relationships alternative for so long, not being accepted by the mainstream, it’s going to be really interesting to see now how people want to dress or represent themselves for their weddings.”


That'll require the entire industry to broaden, and that's nothing but a good thing. More dresses, suits, tuxedos, caftans, pinstripe zoot suits — whatever makes the person feel amazing on their big day. It's cool how more acceptance makes it easier for everyone to be themselves.

It's also exciting to think of options widening for all, and how wonderful it'll be once we start seeing same-sex couples in more bridal ads. Come on, David's Bridal — I think the two ladies above would make a lovely print spread.


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