By Daniela Degrassi
I personally LOVE Reformation‘s approach to Wedding Styles. Besides their sustainable business model, their modern, minimalist concept will allow you to enjoy their dresses time and time again.
When I got married, back in the 1990s I really didn’t want to invest lots of money in a dress I would only wear once. Our wedding was low key so I thought a cocktail dress would just be perfect for the job. Turns out that I was able to re-wear that dress at many other occasions after our nuptials. It really made me feel so special every time I slipped into it again. It goes beyond trying to be mindful and sustainable… it is really an emotional choice as well.
For most of their wedding styles, Reformation is using a lightweight drapey crepe fabric with a dry hand feel: Viscose. Viscose – aka rayon – is a man-made cellulosic fiber made from wood pulp. The brand is committed to ensuring all their forest-based products come from sustainably managed forests.
So what are your vegan options for a late Summer or Fall wedding? Let’s find out the latest styles and most popular frocks Reformation has to offer to our Kind Brides!
Boho brides, this got to be ‘love at first sight’! The puffy sleeves, the side cutouts and the open back of the TORI DRESS are calling your name! And I visualize an easy rewear: wear the top only with any pair of pants and the white skirt for summer night dates!
For a Fall, Winter.. or a Summer in San Francisco the stylish GATSBY DRESS has a slim fit in the bodice with a more relaxed skirt. This dress has a deep v-neck with twist front detail, and a high slit for a dramatic look. This look will be perfect for Holiday Parties later on!
The VERENA DRESS is a midi length dress that’s fitted in the bodice with tie detailing on the straps. It has a high side slit so you can be a little flexible. Show if off again on your honeymoon!
The INGRID DRESS is a full length dress with a slim fitting bodice, removable straps, and a relaxed fitting skirt. It gives you a pretty good balance of comfort and shape. The minimalist cut allows for easy adjustments after your wedding and transform it into a top and skirt.
The SAVONA DRESS has a smocked back bodice and relaxed fitting skirt. This dress has adjustable tie straps, pearl trim detailing at the neck, and a center back slit for some extra leg room. Your future cocktail dress!
The PORTOFINO DRESS is slim fitting through the bodice and hips with a slightly flared hem. It has adjustable spaghetti straps plus an extra pair that hangs off the arm (which totally make the look!).
The DUSK DRESS has a fitted bodice with an open back and a more relaxed skirt. This dress has a high mock neck and slightly puffed shoulders for a more sophisticated look. This would be my ‘every day dress’, so gorgeous!
DENVER LINEN DRESS
The DENVER LINEN DRESS is fitted in the bodice with a relaxed fitting skirt and center back tie. This dress features a sweetheart neckline, side slit and smocking for a little bit of stretch. The mid length makes it such an easy rewear!
A more ‘composed’ version of the Denver Linen Dress, the LUCIANA DRESS is a midi length dress that’s fitted in the bodice, with a more relaxed skirt. It features a criss cross tie detail on the back and slightly puffy sleeves for a more vintage look. And of course, Vintage has that magic ‘rewear’ vibe!
The BARLETTA DRESS is a slim fitting, floor length dress. It has an open back with an asymmetrical tie detail, to show off how edgy you are. Would you wear it again at a Holiday Party?
The JULIETTE DRESS is slim fitting throughout the bodice with a relaxed skirt. This midi length dress has adjustable tie straps so you can fit it to your liking. I challenge you on a #30wear !
For brides not too keen on wearing white, you’ll love wearing (and rewearing!) the EVELYN DRESS: champagne fitted in the bodice with an asymmetrical neckline and a relaxed fitting skirt. This dress features a front slit and an invisible side zipper.
If you loved the shade of the Evelyn dress but want to wear a more relaxed fitting skirt, you’ll find the AMARYLLIS DRESS to be more your cup of tea. This is a floor length dress with a sweetheart neckline, a center back cutout, cap sleeves and side slit.
The STARS DRESS is slim fitting through the bodice with a full, relaxed skirt. This dress features tiered puff sleeves for a more dramatic look. I’d definitely have a blouse made after the wedding, those sleeves are irresistible!
Want more options? There are many more on Reformation’s Wedding Gallery. You’ll also discover there are many color versions on the dresses we showcased on this article, a one stop shop for your bridesmaids too! Each product page has a very detailed section describing the sustainability impact and fabric components and care, so do check that section if you select other clothes not showcased here, as a very few dresses in their Wedding Gallery do contain silk.
An incurable enthusiast and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California. Currently splitting her time between SF Bay Area and her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.