Getting hitched isn't all about the fanfare; it's about love, which is the very reason you're heading to the altar in the first place! Whether you choose to seal the deal in church or at court, simplicity can be the key to an elegant and stylish civil wedding. Here, five style solutions for the chic city hall bride!
1. Ruffled top + pleated midi skirt + pumps
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Zara Top, P1495; Zara Skirt, P1995, Greenbelt 5; Jimmy Choo Romy pumps, P25,345, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing
Go the ultra-femme route by tucking a ruffled top into a metallic pleated midi for an outfit that's both prim and on-trend. Also, invest in a pair of pristine white pumps—you can wear them with anything, even after the wedding!
2. Wide-leg jumpsuit + sheer lace blouse + Mary Janes
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Topshop Jumpsuit, P3995, SM Aura; Miss Selfridge Lace top, P2295, SM Aura; Prada Mary Janes, P41,800, Greenbelt 4
Too sweet! Slip a sheer lace blouse under a wide-leg, pinafore-style jumpsuit, then team with velvet Mary Janes. Here's a stylish, grownup spin on your favorite childhood look.
3. Off-shoulder maxi dress + hair jewelry + block-heeled sandals
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Topshop Maxi dress, P2995, SM Aura; Sfera Hair pins, P249, SM Makati; Janylin Sandals, P1495, Glorietta 5
If you're a boho bride, float down the aisle in a gauzy floral dress that's got a hint of something blue! Gold pins send a subtle nod to this season's hair jewelry trend, and simple white sandals will look perfect peeking out from under your floor-skimming hem.
4. Beige silk slip + duster knit cardigan + suede mules
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Bershka Cardigan, P1595, SM Aura; Maiyet Dress, $795, net-a-porter.com; Primadonna Mules, P1399.95, SM Megamall
Off-white boudoir vibes for the laid-back, minimalist bride! Play with textures and lengths: a knee-grazing silk slip stays sleek underneath an ankle-dusting knit cardigan and channels Carolyn Bessette Kennedy chic paired with block-heeled suede mules.
5. Leather dress + architectural earrings + brogues
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Calvin Klein Collection Dress, SM Aura; Balenciaga Earrings, P16,400, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, River Island Brogues, P2295, SM Aura
Inject a little bit of menswear flair into your special day. Brogues aren't just for the groom! A silver pair sets off a belted leather dress perfectly and, when worn with these Balenciaga earrings, makes for architechtural elegance. Chrome, leather, and metal—so modern!