Solange Breaks All the Fashion Rules at Her Wedding

Solange Knowles wed Alan Ferguson in New Orleans over the weekend. The couple stayed true to their laid-back style by bucking traditional wedding practices, especially in the fashion department. Ever the trend-setter, here are the six ways that Beyonce's little sis made the nuptials all her own (and you can too).  

1. Modern Modesty: While many brides will soon opt for Amal’s all-encompassing circle train or tend to follow Kate Middleton’s modest long-sleeve wedding dress style, Solange’s high-fashion flourish was a cape. For her formal wedding portraits, the bride wore a high-neck, floor-length custom gown by Humberto Leon for Kenzo with a matching cape that gave the whole look a very regal vibe. 

2. The Bride Wore…a Jumpsuit: For her actual ceremony, Solange wore a low-cut cream-colored  jumpsuit by Stephane Rolland. “She has always had a very independent style, and brought her chic fashion sense to her wedding,” says celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. “This look helps her establish her own style, away from her sister’s.” Similar to the dress for her portraits, her wedding-day jumpsuit included a cape that fell off her shoulders and split in the middle to reveal her back.  

3. An All-White Wedding: Following in her friend Kelly Rowland’s footsteps, Solange and her groom asked their guests to wear all white to the wedding. “That everyone did it and made the effort to wear white, helps bring everyone together,” says Weiss.  

4. Allowing Bridesmaids to Pick Their Own Dress: Solange, like many brides today, allowed her bridesmaids to choose a white dress that reflected their own style. (Even Janelle Monae eschewed her usual tuxedo look for a feminine frock!) “When bridesmaids are allowed to pick their own dress they are more comfortable because it’s a style that they feel comfortable in, and they feel good in it,” Weiss adds.