Modern Sensibility: Alternative Bridal Wear

Wedding dreams don’t necessarily include a big white dress. For the bride who dares to be different, designer Danielle Frankel creates wedding-ready looks that simultaneously embrace nostalgia and tradition with a forward and directional approach to the modern woman’s desires.

Fabrics, techniques and aesthetics are simple yet intricate in both construction and finishings with unique features such as pleated dip-dye gowns or delicate compositions of corded lace appliques. Elements of whimsy and vulnerability can be found at the core of every piece, encapsulating both the bride’s story and what lies ahead.

Discover some of our favorite looks below and explore more at


Jumpsuit with draped tulle halter neckline, overlaying a chiffon bra with Chantilly lace.


Cady gown with draped tulle overlay, off shoulder sleeves and spaghetti straps.


Foggy organdy pleated gown with rust dip-dye technique.


Silk wool satin gown with train. Pleated, delicate tulle sleeves are gathered with grosgrain detail.


Tucked foggy organza cocktail dress with tulip draped skirt.


Strapless tulle and air organza gown with Chantilly and corded lace appliqué.

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