There are many reasons a couple could decide to make their union official at a friend’s home, City Park or some other atypical location instead of at a church with a big ballroom reception. Whatever the reason – monetary, intimacy, rebellion – a bride will still want to look her absolute best, because it is still her Big Day.

We reported recently on the trends and styles seen throughout the latest Bridal Fashion Week, where all of the designers revealed their vision of the direction bridal fashion will take for fall 2017.

Many of the trends debuted at this fashion week could lend non-traditional brides flawless options to ensure they stun on their wedding day. A few of those trends include pants or pant suits, as well as above-the-knee and tea length silhouettes.

New LTEC favorite Viktor & Rolf Mariage offers a sleek jumpsuit matched with pockets and a bow belt accent, as well as this above-the-knee shift dress with beaded accents and a Peter Pan collar.

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Elizabeth Fillmore adds for a flowy, bohemian option with this illusion long skirt gown with bell sleeves and flower embellishments. They also opt for a high-waisted, flare pant matched with a flowing, three-quarter sleeved floral top with high neckline.

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Naeem Khan gives the bling to the flashy, showstopper bride. This short beaded number puts sequined cutout designs with fringe sleeves and Christina Louboutin thigh-high boots. The other style brings out a modern 1920s flapper feel with a higher neckline and long sleeves.

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Mark Zunino adds a skirt to his sequined, sweetheart neckline jumpsuit; while Carol Hannah and Lela Rose give their own vision on the tea length skirt. Carol Hannah’s look echoing fashion guru Olivia Palermo’s 2015 Carolina Herrera skirt and sweater bridal look, which has always been a fan favorite.

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All of these looks can inspire a flawless, chic look for the modern bride, or those opting for a small, simple, intimate ceremony. Whether you choose a pant, jumpsuit, skirt or shorter gown option, you’re sure to shine on your Big Day.