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Livi's Designs Bridal

Brides moving away from tradition will have no trouble shopping locally, judging from the alternative collections on the runway at The Aisle, a bridal showcase hosted by Wedding Essentials and produced by Omaha Fashion Week.

The show at the Omaha Design Center, a prelude to OFW’s Fall 2019 season, was a non-conventional bride’s dream with two-piece dresses, jumpsuits, coat dresses and pant suits from a half-dozen local designers and boutiques representing independent designers.

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Denise Ervin Designs

Among the standouts: a luminous silver strapless column dress from Denise Ervin Designs; a vintage-inspired shimmery gold “Game of Thrones” dress by Kelli Bello of Spearmint Vintage at Noa Brides; bell sleeves and romantic lace from Livi’s Designs Bridal; and black — for shock and awe — from Hannah Caroline Couture and Ellynne Bridal, among others.

Perhaps best of all in an age of inclusiveness: Silhouettes that celebrate a woman’s natural beauty, regardless of shape or size.

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Chris is a magazine and special sections editor for The World-Herald. She writes on lifestyle topics and trends, including interior design, travel and fashion. Follow her on Instagram @chrischristen and Twitter @cchristenOWH. Phone: 402-444-1094.

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