5 Wedding Dress Trends For 2021
With the COVID pandemic, 2020 hasn’t been an ideal year for the betrothed, but we can only hope for better in the upcoming year 2021. The new normal has paved the way for new traditions in love that aren't all that bad either, from the rise of micro-weddings and elopements to more minimalist or unique designs. Here are a few major wedding dress trends that are looking to be big in 2021 as more "COVID couples" decide to tie the knot.
1/5 Statement Sleeves
Statement sleeves have already been a trend since fall 2020, and they seem to have bridal designers fascinated. Appearing soft and feminine, bishop sleeves at Lee Grebenau come in the form of off the shoulder. Atlernatively, Anne Barge offers detachable sleeves so that if you’re not up for the commitment, you can always change up your look.
2/5 Mini Dresses
Short dresses are coming in strong for 2021 weddings. Eisen-Stein’s design displays a romantic sleeveless tea-length dress while Naeem Khan’s is a sparkly and captivating tasselled dress. For those who love designs that are short in the front with a trailing skirt at the back, find them on Viktor & Rolf Mariage and Vivienne Westwood.
3/5 Sexy Back
The perfect style for a statement-making bride, backless wedding dresses are definitely a classic staying strong within wedding gowns. From deep V-back dresses to completely backless gowns, Hayley Paige, Amsale and Steven Birnbaum all present backless gowns in modern but modest styles.
4/5 Ruffles For Days
Appearing on entire skirts and sleeves, fanciful ruffles were on full display on the runways this fall. Monique Lhuillier, Ines di Santo and Marchesa all offer full skirts of cascading ruffles while Kaviar Gauche shaped them into sleek minimalist dresses.
5/5 Bows That Are Larger Than Life
Bows can be the perfect source of drama on your big day, adding grandeur and romance to your look. Adorning waistlines, shoulders or backs, look to Sareh Nouri for a more minimalist, trumpet-style dress or Elie Saab for a striking, dramatic ribbon bow on an open-back ball gown.
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