Many brides have had to postpone their nuptials because of the pandemic! However, the bridal look is still something to get excited about. Whether you’re into dressing dramatically or want to keep things sleek and simple, there are wedding fashion trends to give you some inspiration.
There have been a lot of changes in wedding dress styles over the last few years. This wedding season we’re seeing that in full force, whether on the runways or all over Pinterest and Instagram.
We’re seeing a lot of fun and whimsy in bridal looks this season. We’re also seeing sexier cuts, changing silhouettes, more colour, and lots of volume.
Trend #1 – Pants Instead of a Dress
Alternative to a dress. Suit is a nod to Bianca Jagger’s effortless cool. Definitely for the cool bride. It’s a sleek, sophisticated, fashion-forward look.
A softer take on a pant suit is the jumpsuit, like this lace one. Jumpsuits have been a huge trend in bridal. Especially for changing into for the reception or after party.
That suit is great! And I love how the lace jumpsuit is unique but still very romantic.
Trend #2 – Volume via Exaggerated Ruffles & Puffy Sleeves
Volume doesn’t have to be just in a ballgown princess silhouette. You can achieve it with voluminous sleeves and exaggerated ruffles and embellishments.
Canadian designer, & For Love, has these gorgeous balloon sleeves (continued nod to the 80s that’s been happening in fashion), open back (also on trend) and white sequins! So fun. It’s being bold but still very dreamy.
Beautiful, embellished 3D rosette skirt (plus thigh slit – also on trend for bridal)
Trend #3 – Colours & Prints
Floral and Pastel:
I love seeing colour in wedding dresses. If you’re a fan of colour, why not carry that into your wedding dress? It’s joyful and really makes an impact.
For this season the big trend has been floral print in bridal dresses as well as dusty pastel colours. It’s about being more playful with bridal looks and after a pandemic, pieces that make you smile.
Soft, romantic. Would be great for a garden or outdoor wedding
Trend #4 – Short Dresses
Short dresses have been a big trend this season. Especially since weddings have been much smaller affairs, perhaps a city hall wedding or just a no-fuss backyard wedding with immediate family. Paired with a veil you really get that full “bridal” effect.
Trend #5 – Transitional/Convertible Dresses & Toppers
Convertible Dress with Removable Skirt:
Way to accomplish both the long gown and short dress look (2 outfits in one!). Much more versatile especially with the constantly changing rules and plans in the past year.
Toppers (Capes & Coats) – will show these side-by-side on the rack to show different styles:
For those weddings that had to be postponed to the Fall or later in the year when cooler temperatures arrive, a capelet or faux fur topper is a great way to transition a more summery/sleeveless dress for colder weather.
Gives variety to your look and makes for great outdoor photos in cooler temperature while keeping warm, and of course stylish.
An edgier way that’s been trending is pairing a leather or denim jacket over the wedding dress (how cool would a white leather jacket be?)
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