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New Year, New Gowns: Wedding Dress Trends for 2021

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Weddings this year are being reimagined - mixing a bride’s freedom of expression with a sprinkling of wedding planning creativity. In 2021 couples are planning micro weddings, rescheduled ceremonies, a relaxed reception or even a cute minimony. Celebrating weddings has changed, and with it, begins a new era of wedding dress trends for today’s bride.

Bridal fashion this year is shining a spotlight on your own personal style. Brides are looking for gowns with versatility, statement pieces, and dresses with unexpected details. They want a gown to transform from civil ceremony to afterparty, something for the aisle and something for the grand reception. It feels just as important as ever for the bride to feel gorgeous and at ease, while making an even bigger fashion statement than before.

We’re pulling inspiration from our newest collections, Gala X and our Bridal Couture lines, to show you the perfect way to match your look to your type of wedding. Mixing the freedom of expression, with the freedom to celebrate happiness once more, we want to encourage you to dream just as big as ever!

It’s a new year, and with it, let’s celebrate new gowns! Here’s our top dress trends for 2021 brides for whichever way you decide to plan your wedding day.

A Gown That Transforms

This is for the bride who wants versatility. Perhaps you’re throwing two separate events, or traveling from one place for dramatic photos and the next for an intimate reception. This wedding look needs to make two statements! Our suggestion? The sparkling G-511 gown has a bold corset bodice and beaded fit. It pairs with the G-511 robe completely transforming it into two looks. Paired with the lace adorned jacket this look gives you long sleeves and the perfect bow to tie at the waist.

Micro Wedding Sparkle

Micro doesn’t necessarily mean understated. We predict micro weddings will continue to be celebrated lavishly. To us, a micro-wedding dress is for the bride wanting a red carpet moment. Picture a fitted silhouette with delicate beading and sparkle. Don the sexy sleeves and ultra-low back of Margot for a radiant and curve hugging look. The beaded branch design will keep you feeling starry-eyed for your intimate wedding affair.

The Overstated Sleeve Dress

This is for the fairytale lover and daydream believer. Dramatic sleeves offer a whimsical feeling while being as light as air. Seraphina is here to remind us all that beauty still exists through her display of sparkling tulle, sheer corset bodice, and dramatic femenine design.

The Backyard Wedding Dress

This is for the bride having the ultimate garden party. We imagine a few fantastic features like a backyard floral-installation photo-op, an over-the-top dessert table, or even a live band. This bride might choose to end up barefoot before the night is through. It’s an intimate celebration gushing in romance, and our choice would be Idilliya. This fitted lace gown captivates with a low neckline, low back, and divine draped sleeve. 

The Scenic Elopement

2021 was made for elopements, as many couples who plan to elope this year may decide to host a reception at a later date. We encourage you to set your sights on something just as breathtaking as your elopement and find the dress to match your wild heart. Pairing G-509 with her show-stopping cape will make for unforgettable photos. This combo has it all: glimmering beading, a figure-hugging silhouette, and an embellished silk cape that will sweep your partner away.

Three-Dimensional Wonder

3D appliqué is a trend we adore. It’s perfect for the bride wanting to feel whimsical and a sense of freedom on their wedding day. Sabrina is dazzling in her 3D florals and crystal embroidery, which cascades throughout the design adding texture to this enchanting gown. From sheer bodice construction to the delicacy of embroidery and applique, this gown is absolutely charming.

Life Of The Party Ballgown

No matter what type of celebration you are hosting, your guests will undoubtedly be ready to party. After a year of rescheduled events and adjusting the way they work and travel, guests will be eager to unleash their party spirit. And quite honestly, we are too! The bride daring to go big and wear an unforgettable ballgown is really going to dazzle. None other than Giovanna will carry the party until morning. With unique star applique, this gown is extravagant, bold, and beautifully dreamy.

The Textured Wedding Dress

We love the idea of getting married in texture and color! Not only does it feel modern, it’s also unique. Plenty of brides are opting for a gown in color for their minimony, and Cherie offers a dreamy quality with her two-toned tulle draped delicately over her petticoat. This gown is just as romantic for a larger wedding, but has that “something special” element for a smaller and more refined wedding soirée, too. 

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Jessica Caplan | February 10, 2021

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