Question: Would you get married in nothing but a skin-baring bikini?
While many brides (and probably most of their wedding guests) may find the idea tacky and unbecoming for the big day, a few designers are banking on the fact that some women might say “I do” to a wedding ensemble you can also swim laps in. Designer Mara Hoffman recently trotted out a draped, crystal-studded maillot meant for getting hitched in, and swimwear model Chrissy Teigen (a new bride herself) has created a collection of bridal bikinis she’s dubbed Beach Bunny Bride (although she didn’t wear one of her creations when she married singer John Legend!). According to Heather Hall, fashion and beauty reporter for wedding website The Knot, though the rules of bridal fashion are loosening — pink is the new white, apparently, and bare midriffs were in at the last bridal fashion week — bridal bikinis aren’t about to become mainstream. “Not yet, anyway,” says Hall. Since you probably won’t see a bride walk down the aisle in a two-piece at the next wedding you attend, you can see what all the bridal bikini fuss is about here instead. — Charlotte Rudge, Shine Staff