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What to Wear for Your Virtual Wedding in 2021

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Wedding styles have taken on new forms—from intimate gatherings at home to small celebrations at unique outdoor spaces—with many more guests attending virtually than in person. But what has remained constant is the bride wanting to wear her dream dress on her big day. Staying true to your idea of what your wedding dress should be regardless of what type of nuptials you’re having is part of making it memorable. The glow you get from wearing a wedding dress that you feel your most beautiful in will shine through as your event is being live-streamed. Here’s our top favorite wedding looks that will get you just as much a breathtaking response over Zoom as it would it person.

Modern Ballgown

Yes, you can wear a ballgown for your virtual wedding—but consider keeping the train shorter than what you would wear for a traditional celebration, so that your dress is more manageable for your all-day festivities.  Also, look for a streamlined shape and contemporary fit, which make a ballgown more fashion-forward. The Mimosa strapless ballgown is worthy of a modern princess bride with an elegant silhouette embellished with romantic, 3D lace; an on-trend corseted bodice; and a fun, pleated tulle hem. 

Dramatic Details

Have your wow moment on camera in a show-stopping dress with unique details that standout, such as the Amanda mermaid gown with an alluring plunging neckline and long, sheer mutton sleeves that tie around the wrists and create a sweeping chapel train.

Minimalist Chic

Going minimal for your big day doesn’t mean that it will be boring. A sleek gown of luxe fabrication, clean lines, and an edgy vibe can be just as stunning as an embellished dress. Choose a sophisticated silhouette, like our Pret-a-Porter Jasmine stretch crepe dress, that will flatter your best assets you want to show off, such as your décolletage or legs. And add a unique accessory, like our pearl lariat choker, that will accent your gown and show up well on video.

Let it Sparkle

A gown with a lot of texture and light is exceptionally striking for an intimate affair and will impress your virtual guests. Go for an effortlessly elegant, fitted dress with shimmery embroidery like the GALA Ari mermaid dress of silver sequin on delicate blush tulle with an alluring neckline and low, illusion back. 

Fantastical Flowers

Imagine your virtual wedding set outdoors in a picturesque garden or flower-strewn rooftop. Now picture yourself wearing a gown festooned with a bevy of charming blooms that play up the backdrop. Create a fairytale in the Magia two-toned, tulle trumpet dress boasting a scattering of hand-embroidered, floral appliqué.

Go Glam

Channel the glamorous Old Hollywood actress for your wedding in a shimmery, embroidered gown, like our Blair trumpet, tulle dress done up in 3D silver embellishment and a sultry silhouette.

Cocktails and Pearls

Create a mood for your virtual wedding, so that your guests really feel part of the celebration. Set a black-tie theme in person and send guests at home a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine, so that everyone can toast together after the ceremony. Enjoy every moment of your special day in our festive, slim-fitting Eve gown with a strapless neckline encrusted in pearls, glass stones, and crystals that imitate the bubbles in a celebratory drink.

Make it Short

With city hall ceremonies now more popular, the little white dress has become a favored wedding-day look. A bridal mini dress will take you from your courthouse I Do’s to your newlywed celebration. Our sassy Bebe dress of beaded, netting lace trimmed with fanciful feathers brings the party, no matter how intimate the fête. Pair it with the detachable overskirt to add a train, as well as a bit of drama.

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Jessica Caplan | June 22, 2021

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