2021 Bridal Trends

2021 Bridal Trends

As we look back on the first half of 2021, we’re ready to share our favorite bridal trends the year is bringing. With the wedding industry changing rapidly in the wake of the pandemic, we find the changes have impacted brides’ choices and taste—smaller weddings have brought an embrace of understated styles, while others are opting for bold, statement gowns to celebrate their postponed ceremonies. Classic silhouettes paired with vintage-inspired details and bold, modern shimmers have become par for the course, and we hope these trends will stick around for years to come. 

Sleek and Simple

Wish by Anne Barge



Classic, simple, and perfect for traditional brides or smaller wedding celebrations, simple and sleek wedding dresses are having a big moment in bridal fashion. These timeless styles give you a classic bridal elegance we’re obsessed with—gowns like this gorgeous Anne Barge design are designed to give you that perfect simple-yet-striking look. The figure-flattering silhouette paired with a simple v-neck and low, open back creates an understated yet bold look you’ll love for years to come. 

Statement Sleeves

Ambrosia by Monique Lhuillier



Romantic and ethereal, the puffy sleeve is making a return—but don’t worry, these new designs are a far cry from the Princess Diana-inspired bishop sleeves your mother wore! The modern bishop sleeve is light and airy, flowing beautifully to create an ethereal elegance on your gown. This gorgeous Monique Lhuillier design is the perfect example: perfectly draped tulle creates stunning, sheer sleeves for a modern wedding gown with a vintage-inspired flair. 


Cascade by Dany Tabet



For brides seeking to make a statement on their wedding day, look no further than bold texture—a trend punctuated by gorgeous applique, delicate lace, and careful attention to detail, textured wedding dresses take your gown to the next level. Gorgeous dresses like this stunning fit and flare from Dany Tabet make it easy to see why brides and designers alike are falling head over heels in love with texture: with the delicate blooms cascading down the illusion sleeves and into the lace skirt, this dress is nothing short of breathtaking. 


Weston A766 by Amsale



Ethereal, bold, and dreamlike, layers make a statement and add unique detail to your gown. Adding a layer brings more of your own personal style to the dress—a simple, sheer tulle topper with floral embroidery adds breathtaking detail to this simple wedding gown. Layers are also a perfect way to change up your look between ceremony and reception: a layer removed after the ceremony can take your dress from ethereal elegance to chic and sleek, wowing your guests effortlessly. 

Looking for a trendy wedding dress you’ll love for your wedding day? Book your appointment at Unveiled Bridal Couture and let our bridal stylists help you find the perfect wedding dress.