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Project Runway unconventional wedding dress challenge

Thursday night is the best night for television. Why? Project Runway! Fashion, drama, competition...its fun to watch and highly addictive. Last night's design challenge was all about wedding dresses - unconventional wedding dresses. Shades of sunshine yellow (yikes!), black, burgundy, and various textiles including lace, leather and the traditional satin (boring).

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Korina Emmerich, Amanda Valentine and Tim Gunn discuss the sixth challenge
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So what is an unconventional wedding dress? Good question, glad you asked. An unconventional wedding dress can be defined as no holds barred, do you, don't judge me, kind of approach to your wedding dress. Color, fabric, shape, long or short, you have full reign to do just what you want, no questions asked.

Social Media Director Virginia Nam for Lucky Magazine commented, "the thought of wearing a wedding gown kills my soul a little. I wanted something easy and, dare I say, casual." For decades women have thrown the "must wear white" rule out the window. Not that there is anything wrong with white, in fact, white is quite lovely, but when you look at the spectrum of the rainbow, you can't help but be inspired to take a fashion risk and rock some color for your wedding dress. Vera Wang is a favorite when it comes to unconventional wedding dresses, utilizing her skill in playing with colors, textures and layering.

Tadashi Shoji says, "modern brides are opting out of the traditional “I Do” fashion and heading for a more unique chic." To help you with your search in finding your perfect unconventional wedding dress visit these sites for more inspiration:





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