Isn’t it kind of always bridal season? If you’re not deep in the trenches, you’re thinking about that special day. What will you wear? What will your bridesmaids wear? What will everyone eat? Will my mother hate everything? It’s a lot of planning and a lot of stress, but it’s worth it. It’s a – hopefully, but things happen – once-in-a-lifetime occasion, so it should be everything you want it to be. Every detail is important, but in order to march down that aisle, you need to be wearing clothes. And that’s where the dress comes in.
We were at Toronto Fashion Week this season and we decided to play mix and match. We took the most fabulous and fashion-forward bridal options and paired them with their most suitable bridesmaids dresses. And you know what, there were even some Kardashian-friendly options. Check ’em out and tell us which one is your ideal look!
8 exciting bridal pairings from Toronto Fashion Week to add to your scrapbook
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekFarley Chatto's simple white dress with a fur wrap oozed Old Hollywood, but every Old Hollywood dame needs a protege. For bridesmaids, Hilary Macmillan's slinky red silk number screams sexy ingenue. Getty Images
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekWe're not saying you should trot out and buy gold lamé bridesmaids dresses, but this pairing from Pink Tartan has a point: find small (or big details) and carry them from the bride's dress to the bridesmaids. A cohesive bridal party is a stunning one. Getty Images
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekFor the bride who refuses to wear white, perhaps hints of mauve may be more your style. Mikael D's showstopping gown has cherry blossom accents creeping up and down the dress, while its companion dress, with layered, gradated pleats, is perfect for the bridal party. Getty Images
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekLooking for white but with a bit of an edge? Sid Neigum's white dress with an exaggerated funnel collar is perfect for simple drama. To complete this nomadic, easy-wear vibe, contrast the bridal gown with greys. It's not flashy, but it is simply elegant. Getty Images
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekMikhael Kale's circle-heavy collection was a huge hit, but it's not for everyone. The art nouveau details are for the bride with flair. As for the bridesmaids, Kale's short, pleated dresses have a lot of movement below and a comparable structure on top. If you're not going for matchy-matchy, make sure the contrasts are strong, both in the palette and design elements. Getty Images
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekLace isn't just for your grandmother's wardrobe. At Narces, lace gets a touch of youth with its form-fitting silhouettes and lack of volume. It's like an Alaia, but lacy and sheer. Perfect for brides and bridesmaids with that va va voom. Getty Images
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekWe loved how fun these looks were at Malorie Urbanovitch. For the bride, you've got simple spaghetti straps and a green fringe peplum. For the bridesmaids, the fringe is on the sleeves. This is for daring bridal parties who love colour. Getty Images
Bridal at Toronto Fashion WeekThis pairing from Mikael D is D-R-A-M-A. Drama!. The beading! The lace! The voluminous-yet-revealing skirt. These are for brides and bridesmaids who want to give the illusion of being naked. Which is why we called this bridal pairing 'The Kardashian'. Getty Images