during the Fall 2019 shows, the collections that resonated were those that addressed the social changes taking place all around us, specially those linked to females: the fourth-wave feminist movement, #MeToo, an archive amount of feamales in Congress, and a blurring of sex lines, to call just a couple of.
In the runways, that translated into exemplary tailoring; intimate frocks with dark, un-princess-y undertones; and a noticeable absence of such a thing you could phone “conventionally sexy.” They were garments for strong, self-possessed women—not damsels in stress.
But just what if you’re getting hitched? Bridal is, perhaps maybe maybe not unexpectedly, another whole tale completely. The recognizable “look” of bridal is still a big white gown; in bridal advertising, the narrative continues to be predominantly for the old-fashioned, man-proposes-to-woman type. […]