As if it isn't hard enough to pick a dress that will mark the time you made it official with your partner, there are things like Bridal Fashion Week that add fuel to the fire of what's an already stressful decision; even if you are the type of unwavering bride who knows exactly what she wants, there are a lot of options, not to mention trend reports, debuting designers, and new styles, that make it a really confusing choice. Which is why we scouted this season's runways and presentations for you, narrowing it down to the best of one essential category: cool.
While there's a dress for every type of bride (yes, even the poufy ones that resemble a glitter-frosted pink lemonade cupcake), we, personally, find ourselves lusting after the unconventional, one-of-a-kind looks that are as edgy and unexpected as they are elegant and wedding-appropriate—like, say, a blazer wedding dress? (We also have a special place in our hearts reserved for bridal jumpsuits.) Ahead, 18 jaw-dropping dresses that made us do a double take in the best way possible last week, and will make your partner do the same.