In this year of female empowerment, more brides are eschewing traditional white dresses and turning to styles that let them express themselves. Color enters the picture, making the march down the aisle more vibrant than ever. Overly constricting or too-poufy styles are out the window, with more manageable silhouettes taking the lead. That doesn’t mean looks aren’t feminine; there are plenty of pretty touches in materials and accessories. But it does mean brides are bold, walking into the future with confidence.

Couture Bride

Gucci Chiroptera jacket, $3800, nordstrom.com

Elizabeth and James gold Posy ring, $55, nordstrom.com

Lilac aviators, $20, freepeople.com

Classic Bride

Joy Noelle couture skirt, $ 1250, nordstrom.com

Mesh beaded top, $23, zara.com

Gloves, $26, viasvintage.com

Avant-Garde Bride

MSGM dress, $560, farfetch.com

Betsy Johnson platforms, $70, dsw.com

Beach Bride

White lace blouse, $69, nordstrom.com

Trina Turk shorts, $70, nordstromrack.com

Silk bow barrette, $18, freepeople.com

Gold earrings, $42, jcrew.com

Exotic Bride

Yellow eyelet top, $98, anthropologie.com

Pink slip, $40, nordstrom.com

Kendra Scott earrings, $55, nordstrom.com

Pink tulle skirt, $85, lulavintagemn.com

Furry mules, $35, dsw.com

Tassel collar, $48, freepeople.com