Wedding season is upon us once again, and this year it’s time to throw out the traditional rule book.

Gone are the days of groomsmen sporting three-piece suits, and bridesmaids dressed in floor-length gowns fit for a 90s school formal.

According to Westfield stylist, Leticia Gaskell, the bridal party wear boundaries have been blurred and anything goes.

“With so many options available, people are mixing colours, textures and prints into their choices. We’re seeing a lot of off-the shoulder exposed dresses, two-piece styles, crops and skirts…it’s a daring look but I love it,” she said.

Groomsmen’s attire is also getting quite edgy with the rising trend of mixing shades.

“The colourful pant and shirt combinations are definitely popular. If you are choosing a colour or print, I would recommend paring it back with a neutral navy or beige shade. I think navy is the new black, it’s chic and on trend,” she said.

Even accessories have gone to the next level; from feature hankies, suspenders and bow ties for the men, to earcuffs, oversized necklaces and bangles for the bridesmaids, with some even opting to wear their posies on their head!

“Flower crowns have been all the rage for awhile now. I’m also loving all the delicate, embellished headpieces that are so widely available at the moment in mixed metallic, rose-gold, copper and bronze tones. To bring a hint of colour to a classic black or navy suit, add in a beautiful pocket square or bow tie, ” she said.

Leticia’s top three wedding style tips:

  • To ensure the bridesmaid’s and groomsmen’s outfits work well together choose complementary tones. If opting for dresses with prints, try to fit the look in with the men through the colour of their bow ties or buttonhole flowers.
  • Finding a colour, style and look that suits all your bridesmaids isn’t the easiest job, but if you feel comfortable with breaking with tradition, offer your leading ladies the choice of wearing one colour in different styles. It’s a creative way of allowing them to be a part of it, by selecting something true to their own aesthetic.
  • Explore all your fashion options, but remember weddings are sentimental, so stay true to your own style when making your choices.