Wearing a Bikini to Your Wedding: Inappropriate or Genius?
Question: Would you get married in nothing but a skin-baring bikini? While many brides (and probably most of their wedding guests) may find the idea tacky and unbecoming for the big day, a few designers are banking on the fact that some women might say "I do" to a wedding ensemble you can also swim laps in. Designer Mara Hoffman recently trotted out a draped, crystal-studded maillot meant for getting hitched in, and swimwear model Chrissy Teigen (a new bride herself) has created a collection of bridal bikinis she's dubbed Beach Bunny Bride. According to Heather Hall, fashion and beauty reporter for wedding website The Knot, though the rules of bridal fashion are loosening — pink is the new white, apparently, and bare midriffs were in at the last bridal fashion week — bridal bikinis aren't about to become mainstream. "Not yet, anyway," says Hall. Since you probably won't see a bride walk down the aisle in a two-piece at the next wedding you attend, you can see what all the bridal bikini fuss is about here instead. —Charlotte Rudge, Shine Staff