Elegance, minimalism, and individuality are the three pillars of wedding fashion in 2021. The boundaries between catwalk and bridal fashion, in reality, are increasingly blurring, and now brides choose outfits from ready-to-wear, haute couture collections, from local designers, and even in mass-market stores. Only the traditional choice of a white dress for the wedding will remain mostly unchanged. In this article, we will tell you about the main trends of the year, inspire you, and share the latest ideas and tips for choosing a stylish look for brides of 2021.
As one of the most striking trends of the past year, in 2021, the bridal suit will acquire the status of a new wedding classic. It is no longer something out of the ordinary, especially if you only wear it for an official registration ceremony or as an outfit change for the wedding album. The most popular combination is a relaxed trouser suit, but you can modernize it with a bulky jacket worn over a silk slip dress. If choosing trousers, take a closer look at the "palazzo" – it will be one of the most stylish trends of the year.
This is a completely new trend, which has not yet attracted much attention, but some stars and fashion brands have already begun to popularize it. Here, as in everything else in your wedding, it is important to remember the line between elegant sexuality and tasteless vulgarity. Take special care with the length of the dress so that you look elegant, not exposed.
This trend came from stylist influencers who know the real value of things and are not willing to pay exorbitant prices for a designer brand. After all, you can easily find a classic white slip dress and suit in Zara, Mango, Uterqüe, LIME, etc. stores. The secret is to add elegance to these looks with more expensive shoes and accessories.
As an alternative to the “European style” wedding trend, American chic is gradually gaining popularity. Yes, weddings at Lake Como have become classics, but they don’t surprise and delight as much as they did before the destination became an extremely popular choice. We all want something new and special for our weddings. We are inspired by iconic images of movie heroines in classic Hollywood wedding scenes, and we see these trends used by real modern brides from the USA. It is very likely, however, that this trend will not last long and, with the opening of international borders, we will see a return to the classic locations of Italy and France.
Hello from 2020
We will take a few trends with us into 2021, and luckily, we’ll also leave some 2020. Still relevant: silk combinations, satin, minimalism, inscriptions on veil or dress hems, trouser suits, exaggerated volume. Happily, transparent sleeves, pearls, and large bows should be left in the past, as there were far too many of them in 2020.
The 2021 polo-neck dress micro-trend will definitely draw attention to your wedding look. If you want to add a twist, this is it. Take a look at the examples below, aren’t they great?
Pearl beading, pearl earrings, and pearl bracelets are all bridal classics, but there were so many of them in 2020 that we all need a break. In the meantime, we recommend a change to more irregular forms of jewelry made of gold or classically luxurious jewelry crafted with diamonds. You can also completely abandon jewelry of any kind and emphasize your stunning ring.
The shoe trend has mimicked the trend towards minimalism over the past few years. Choosing an outfit from a monochromatic material, coupled with classic white shoes and discreet jewelry, you risk creating a boring and flat wedding outfit. Unusual trendy shoes will become your lifeline. They can be both the accent of the look, or they can work in conjunction and complement your look, giving it new life.
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Despite the fact that the Pantone Color Institute has named two main colors of 2021: gray and yellow, they can really only be used in the wedding decor. As for the color of the wedding dress, this year we will see less experimentation, with brides choosing classic white with warm undertones. Even the dusty pink and cream models that were rarely seen on brides in 2020 will look old-fashioned in 2021. The only color that can be used as part of the wedding look, or even an alternative to white, is black. Remember that such a bold choice must be justified and the end result must still look harmonious.
Of course, knowing the trends and understanding fashion, you can easily find stylish outfits from any wedding suitable brand. There are a huge number of bridal fashion houses, but we decided to highlight 7 brands whose new collections, in our subjective opinion, will be most relevant in 2021. We’ve chosen Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor & Rolf, Rasario and Elly Sofocli. Get inspired and take a look at their latest collections!
Follow the Stars
Celebrity weddings always set the tone and decide the trends for the next season, so we recommend you to follow them and take them into account. What at first seems strange or shocking can become a mass trend in the future if it was started by a celebrity couple. Below, we have selected the most striking images of star brides of 2020.
In general, 2021 will require unconventional solutions from brides. If you want special attention paid to your wedding look, then you need to take risks. What could those risks be? A frank but not vulgar neckline, exaggerated volume, a lot of shine, lush drapery, vintage dresses, black fabrics, unusual materials: leather, denim, velour, feathers. All this, with the right approach, will make you a picture-perfect, wedding fashion diva.
And remember that you don't owe anyone anything!
You don’t have to follow every wedding season trend on your special day. Any trend is only good if it reflects your own tastes and preferences. And if you've always dreamed of a fluffy dress like Disney princesses, do it and don't listen to the opinions of anyone else. The main thing is to remain true to yourself, feel comfortable on the day, and enjoy the experience thoroughly. After all, it is your special day!