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12 Ways to Avoid Wearing a Gown on Your Wedding Day

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These days, weddings are more and more a reflection of personal taste. The only thing most brides can agree on is that they want to find the perfect dress — but "perfect dress" means a lot of different things to different people.

For a growing number of women, "perfect dress" doesn't mean a skirt so full it could stand up on its own, or a mermaid silhouette that, frankly, we have no interest in waddling around in all night. Your ideal wedding day look might not even be a dress at all.

In that case, we've got you covered. From chic white jumpsuits to top-and-skirt combos that give the timeless gown shape just a little bit of edge, to—yes—even a sleek women's tuxedo or two, we've rounded up the best pieces for those seeking a less traditional, but just as perfect, look for their big day.

Shop gown alternatives in the gallery above, and for even more inspiration, see our guide to chic wedding dresses starting at $60.