The Dreamy NYFW Looks That Can Double As Wedding Dresses

You know, the ones you can actually wear again

During this New York Fashion Week, the word "bride" was coming up a lot. It could be heard at Batsheva, prompted by Esther McGregor's giving her show-closing performance of Hole's "Good Sister, Bad Sister," while in a wedding dress upon which the song's lyrics had been scribbled in red; Courtney Love sat in the audience, no less. And it could be heard at Gogo Graham's show, which was inspired by "an aspiring bride who will never be married," and featured all-trans models "donning garments in which they could be married or buried." Wedding-wear—no matter how subversive—was something that seemed to be on quite a few designers' minds for Fall 2019.

And while a white dress on the runway is nothing new (nor is the act of taking down weddings as an institution), this season not only saw a slew of dreamy frocks and breathtakingly beautiful gowns that seemed especially wedding-appropriate, but also featured feminine, sexy takes on the traditionally masculine tuxedos. But, while not surprising, this "trend" is very apt right now as more and more brides are reconsidering an expensive dress that they will only be able to realistically wear once in their life.

Ahead, the NYFW week dresses and separates that would look just as good worn down the aisle—and everywhere else, post-nuptials—as they did on the runway.

Jonathan Simkhai

Photograph by Albert Urso/Getty Images.

Prabal Gurung

Photograph courtesy of Prabal Gurung.


Photograph courtesy of Zimmermann.


Photograph by JP Yim/Getty Images.

Rosie Assoulin

Photograph courtesy of Rosie Assoulin.

Zadig & Voltaire

Photograph by Dan Lecca.

Lela Rose

Photograph courtesy of Lela Rose.


Photograph courtesy of Self-Portrait.

11 Honore

Photograph courtesy of 11 Honore.

Ulla Johnson

Photograph courtesy of Ulla Johnson.

Tomo Koizumi

Photograph by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images.

Dion Lee

Photograph courtesy of Dion Lee.

Brock Collection

Photograph by Dan Lecca.

Claudia Li

Photograph courtesy of Claudia Li.

Christian Siriano

Photograph courtesy of Christian Siriano.


Photograph courtesy of Vaquera.