Bridal Rules Worth Breaking

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We are all about the old adage, rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to dressing for your big day. Although we love a classic strand of pearls, we’re with you if you find yourself gravitating towards out of the box accessories and makeup trends. Since your wedding day will be the most photographed event of your life, be sure you dress exactly how you want and feel free to break the rules. It’s fully possible to be both classic and one-of-a-kind and we’ve got Rachel Zoe’s styling tips to help you on your journey!

Rachel Zoe's Advice On Breaking Bridal Rules

Metallic Heels: Treat Them As A Neutral

"Make the shoe an unexpected statement. Go for a metallic and treat them as a neutral. I love the idea of doing a metallic pump or if it’s a beach wedding try an espadrille or wedge so that you’re comfortable."

Rose Gold Leather Sandals

$750

Givenchy

Python Embossed Espadrille Wedge

$100

Zara

Atlas Mirrored Leather Pumps

$750

Reed Krakoff

Avra Snakeskin Pumps

$395

Michael Kors

Leather Feather Embellished Sandals

$1,875

Giuseppe Zanotti

Une Plume Sling

$625

Christian Louboutin

Your Gown Should Be A Reflection Of Your Style

"Your wedding gown does not have to be ivory, antique white or optic white. You can wear metallic champagne, a pale soft hue or a pretty blush. I have friends that wore black and navy and it was unexpected...Also, another favorite is cocktail or tea-length if it's a casual wedding."

Gwen Stefani rocking a custom Christian Dior dip-dyed silk gown at her 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale. Photo: Wire Image

Wedding Bands: Mix & Match Metals

"You can absolutely have a wedding band that is completely different than your engagement ring. Some people don’t wear their actual engagement ring everyday, they wear just the band. Think about what’s going to work in your everyday life and take that opportunity to wear something a bit edgier and less traditional."

I Love You Diamond Pave Ring

$1,950

Jennifer Meyer

Black Diamond & Rhodium Ring

$2,640

Dana Rebecca Designs

Rose Cut Diamond & Rose Gold Ring

$4,970

Irene Neuwirth

Pave Diamond Gatsby Horn Ring

$10,560

Finn

Black Diamond & Rose Gold Hook Ring

$1,175

Amy Gregg

5 Diamond Wedding Band

$2,575

Me + Ro Jewelry

Silver, Gold & Diamond Interlocked Ring

$1,801

Inez & Vinoodh

Try Romantic Tousled Hair

“As opposed to thinking you need a traditional tight chignon, try a romantic tousled look, a deep side part, top-knot or slight finger wave for effortless glamour.”

Photo: Guy Laroche SS14, First View

Glam Earrings: Go For The Unexpected

"For earrings, go dramatic with stick diamond drops or a crystal floral or leaf design. Even better, because it’s so on trend, wear an ear cuff or winged earring."

Crystal Leaf Drop Earrings

$320

Kenneth Jay Lane

Diamond Pave Bar Earrings

$8,000

Jennifer Fisher

Tee Shirt Earrings

$490

Christian Dior

Rhinestone Stud Earrings

$26

BaubleBar

Diamond Ear Cuff

$2,265

Anita Ko

Diamond Wing Earrings

$12,400

Ana Khouri

Wear Colorful Lipstick

“Don’t be scared to wear bright lipstick at your wedding. Depending on the time of year, I like a poppy coral, soft red or even a berry tint. With a dramatic lips, go lighter everywhere else and add mascara to your lashes so your eyes pop."

Photo: Prabal Gurung SS14 backstage, First View