Are you preparing for your dream wedding? There are a lot of choices to be made regarding your big day. One of the toughest decisions can be choosing your bridal dress. There are so many beautiful items to choose from it can be difficult to settle on just one.
According to Camille La Vie, these are the top bridal trends that will instantly inspire you!
If you’re planning your wedding for 2021, you’re in luck! The fall 2021 season fashion runway was filled to the brim with stunning white, wedding dresses. Since the bridal market is currently booming, fashion designers jumped on the trend. Brandon Maxwell, Tom Ford, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, and Khaite all debuted gorgeous white dresses that most brides would be ecstatic to wear. Bridal Fashion Week also brought us similar styles, sealing the deal for the top bridal dress trends for 2021. Take a look at the hottest finds below!
1. Off the Shoulder Dresses and Plunging Necklines
There are two trends that are sizzling how right now and that’s off the shoulder cut dresses as well as plunging necklines. Many designers were having models flash those beautiful shoulders and we’re loving it! For the off the shoulder look, everything is popular from the classic fabric drape down to billowy sleeves. Choose a fitted bodice with a voluminous, flowing skirt. Ball gowns are definitely in this year, so if you’ve always wanted to dress like a princess, now is your time to shine! Strapless ball gowns in lieu of off the shoulder are also popular this year.
If you’re looking for something a little bolder and more daring, you’ll love the plunging neckline trend. These bridal dresses are usually sleeveless and drop down to your stomach before spreading out into a beautiful A-line dress. Popular choices include light sheer fabric on top or embellished with delicate pearls. Plunging necklines were also spotted on several halter-style dresses during Bridal Fashion Week as well.
2. Peek-A-Boo Sheer Dresses
Trending for wedding dresses are peek-a-boo dresses that reveal bits of skin through sheer fabric. Popular and modest choices include sheer fabric across the neck that is lightly embellished with pearls or trimmed with lace. The fashion runway also saw several dresses layered with sheer fabric. When layered, the bridal dresses look almost like something out of a fairytale. If you’re wanting to opt for something a little sexier, sheer dresses with strategically placed flower and leaf appliques were also very popular. Though a little more unconventional, solid bodices with long sheer skirts were also visible during fashion shows this year.
3. Shorter Dresses
The classic wedding gown is long, often trailing the floor. New for this year is the rise of short wedding dresses. The most popular cut is still tea-length, which comes up about mid-calf length. However, there were several cocktail dresses above the knee that stunned as well. If you want to stick with tradition and opt with a long dress on the big day, a shorter, white dress is perfect for other bridal events such as a bridal shower or the rehearsal dinner. Tea-length dresses also make great choices for your bridesmaids.
4. Sparkling and Stunning Embellishments
One of the top bridal dress trends this year is sparkly dresses and delicate embellishments. Even during regular fall 2021 fashion week, we saw many dresses with glitter, sequence, or metallic tones that sparkle and shine. Nothing is really off-limits here, either. From glittery fabric down to sheer dresses embellished with sequins, there is room for both being bold and sophisticated. Plunging necklines and one-shoulder necklines were popular for these eye-catching dresses.
If glitter and sequins aren’t for you, you’ll likely love these other trending styles: delicate pearl and lace embellishments. Many pearls and some beads are stitched along bodices, giving them an elegant look. As we mentioned above, sheer fabric across the chest with pearls or lace overlaid was very popular. Speaking of lace, small and subtle embroideries of lace along the bottom of ball gowns and A-line dresses have been popping up everywhere! We saw a lot of it on the fall 2021 runway and for good reason, too. It adds a hint of elegance and sophistication to any dress.
5. Floral Print Dresses
Our final in the top bridal dress trends list is floral print! You might immediately think of your bridesmaids but we saw several floral print wedding dresses during Bridal Fashion Week as well. If you’re more interested in keeping with a traditional white dress, we understand! However, floral print has been popping up all over the runways in New York and Paris. Instead of a standard solid color dress for your bridesmaids, you could go a little different and get them matching floral print dresses instead.
Whether you found something on this list or not, we hope the top bridal dress trends for 2021 helped to inspire you! A lot of the dresses and styles above and be mixed and matched to find your perfect look. For example, an off the shoulder, tea-length dress, with pearl embellishments would be absolutely stunning. Another idea would be a sheer or peek-a-boo dress, with a plunging neckline, mixed with glittery sequins. The possibilities are endless! We wish you lots of luck on your journey to marriage. Whatever dress you choose, make sure that you’re happy, feel beautiful, and confident. You deserve it!