As we mentioned here recently, more and more fashion designers are getting into the bridal game and launching either capsule or regular collections of wedding gowns.
Designer Mara Hoffman is one of these such recent designers, having just launched her first ever bridal collection, which she’s calling her Devotion Collection. For some of the pieces, she kind of re-visits a few of her favorite silhouettes from past ready-to-wear collections, which is cool—after all, if you’re going to choose one of her bridal dresses for your wedding, chances are you’re already a fan—and also has a few completely new designs, all featuring flowing silk georgettes and chiffons, hand-beading, embroidery and lattice details.
And here's something interesting: other than the four gowns, the veil, the bustier, and the long skirt, she's got two bridal swimsuits: A bikini and a one-piece.
Now, while Hoffman did tell Today that she "loves the idea of a bride getting married in the ocean"—and who knows, maybe some daring and free-spirited ladies totally would rock a bikini while saying their vows knee-deep in the waves—I kinda love this idea for a bride lounging around her destination wedding's resort on her wedding day before getting ready. Or in the days leading up to it. Or on the honeymoon. A bridal bathing suit! It's just fun.
Even though there are a few shops in the Philly area that do carry Mara Hoffman, right now, the bridal collection is only available for purchasing online. You can check out the entire bridal collection here.
In unrelated news, I need to wear the Hera beaded gown this summer.
What do you think? Am I a wuss? Would you tie the knot while wearing one of the styles below?