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The scandalous wedding dress that everyone's talking about at Bridal Fashion Week

Harper's Bazaar logo Harper's Bazaar 17/6/2017 Sarah Karmali

© Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) We've come a long way since the original, traditional, white wedding dresses. They first became culturally popular after the wedding of Queen Victoria in 1840, with the now ubiquitous white colour coming to represent the virginal purity of a bride. 

Of course, modern versions are somewhat different; for many, the dress is no longer a symbol of purity, with brides increasingly choosing more daring designs that show off their figure, reflecting a common wish of women to look desirable on their big day. But there's showing some flesh – a scooped back here, a thigh-high split there – and then there's this dress, which has become the talk of Bridal Fashion Week.

Created by Alon Livné, who is renowned for his risqué designs, the "Heaven" dress consists of a nude, bejewelled bodysuit with an attached skirt, inspired by the idea of a Greek goddess. 

"I wanted to make something that is very showstopper, very unique, but still feminine and soft," he told Cosmopolitan.com, before adding that the bodysuit is "quite comfortable". 

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He then went onto explain that the design would be sold at market with a different overskirt (we presume one that's slightly less revealing), but that individual customers can make adjustments. 

"For the dancing, she can take off the overskirt and be more sexy," he explained. (See this video of the bodysuit-wearing bride that performed a spectacular dance routine for her groom).


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A video posted by Mikelle Street (@mikellestreet) on Oct 9, 2016 at 12:01pm PDT

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