Lesbian Wedding Attire: Femme, Butch, and Beyond

You’ve spent most of your life searching for the perfect woman, and were lucky enough to find her. Congratulations! Even better, when you ask her to spend the rest of her life with you, she said, yes!

Now that that’s been settled, a date has been set, and your friends and family have been notified, there’s one final detail…What will you wear?!

FEMME

lesbian wedding attireNeedless to say the possibilities for feminine lesbian wedding attire are endless. Finding the perfect dress can be painstaking in regard to style, but relatively easy. If you’re leaning toward something more traditional there are tons of resources at your disposal. No matter your budget, finding a wedding dress will be time consuming, yet a whole lot of fun.

If a long, flowing gown isn’t quite your speed, you’re not out of luck. You can express your style in a variety of ways that don’t include white lace. Other viable options are skirt or paint suits, or more casual dresses.

BUTCH

Butch wedding attireIf wearing a dress isn’t for you, a tuxedo may be more your style. Many popular clothing brands are beginning to cater to the flux in woman going for the penguin look. If a name brand tux doesn’t isn’t your style, then a lesser known brand may be a better fit. There are a growing number of independent designers like Her Tuxedo and Duchess Clothier offering tuxedos cut specifically for women. Now you’ll have the opportunity to find a tux that fits both your body and your style.

If you prefer something less formal than a tuxedo then a suit is an option. Just like with the tuxedos, you can go the major brand label route or you can stick to smaller label. Companies like Saint Harridan and Haute Butch offer masculine cut suits for women that fit your body and your identity.

BEYOND

The choices in wedding attire can go beyond wedding dresses and tuxedos. Brides have the freedom of choosing an outfit that will be a true expression of their love on their special day. Some alternatives to gender-normative selections are one-piece jumpsuits, pant suits, or something totally out of the box like denim or leather.

RINGS

Lesbian wedding rings by Equalli 2You can’t forget about the crowing piece of your ensemble. The rings are the most important and long last expression of your union. Again, we are entering into a unique time where your choices go beyond gold bands and diamond rings. A large variety of stones, metals, and textures offer the opportunity to both show your love and your pride. If you’re looking for a ring that will showcase your LGBT pride for the world to see, companies like Equalli and Brilliant Earth offer style, bling, and a taste of the rainbow.

No matter what your style preference may be, it’s important that your wedding attire not simply be a reflection of expectation or what’s traditional. Your wedding should be a reflection of you and your partner’s personalities in their entirety.

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