One Dress, 3 Real Brides—See How They Styled It Differently

After deciding that bridal stores needed a serious shake-up, Christy Baird founded LOHO Bridean acronym for "league of her own." With locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco, LOHO Bride offers an experience for women who don’t identify with mainstream bridal looks. Every month, Christy will lend her expertise on high-fashion bridal designers, trends, and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the latest industry news.

It’s your big day: You’re walking down the aisle, waiting for everyone’s heads to turn and see you in your gown for the first time. The ultimate goal? Jaws drop, people gasp, someone whispers to their neighbor, “She looks incredible!” This is what every bride hopes for, right? The good news is that you don’t have to pull out all the bells and whistles to achieve it. There’s a definite “cool” factor to a bride who knows how to take a simple gown and make it her own. Why else would everyone lust after Carolyn Kennedy’s wedding day style?

We’re going to show you how to wear a wedding gown that is perfectly minimalistic to create three entirely unique looks. Keep reading to see how three real brides showcased their bridal style using the same A La Robe slip gown.

Kate

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Evynn Levalley

Travel blogger Kate Martin “slipped” into wedded bliss on the beaches of Big Sur, California. Drawing inspiration from her world travels and style muses Erin Wasson, the Olsen twins, and Nicole Richie, Martin styled her classic slip dress with nude western boots and a fringed kimono. This is a look so stunningly unique that it’s a wonder she ever changed out of it. Breakfast in boots, anyone?

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Evynn Levalley

Photo:

Evynn Levalley

Lourdes

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Ilene Squires Photography

Lourdes Hernández, a Spanish indie/folk singer-songwriter known as Russian Red (as if her name wasn’t already cool enough), married her husband at Ruby Street, a newly renovated church in Highland Park, California. Opting for a simple slip dress, she added her personal style with a custom black chain and nude Gucci platform heels. The result was a modern, fresh, and effortless look you’ll want to copy from head to toe.

Photo:

Ilene Squires Photography

Photo:

Ilene Squires Photography

Mariah

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Boone Rodriguez

When a desert wedding is done right, the lust levels hit an ultimate high. Mariah Rich, studio director of cult-fave gifting brand Simone LeBlanc, opted for Joshua Tree nuptials that raised the bar to all-new heights. Mixing modern bohemia with clean aesthetics and rocker-babe details, she walked down the aisle in a bias-cut slip gown and a gold Grecian headpiece. Now hold on to your jaw, because it gets even better: The newlyweds transitioned into the evening by throwing on custom leather jackets that said “Once in a lifetime” for her and “Desert dreamers” for him.

Photo:

Boone Rodriguez

Photo:

Boone Rodriguez

Which bride’s look is closest to your personal style? Tell us in the comments below!