Written by: Bruidsgids – Mari Kluyts
The runways have seen many new wedding dresses from designers the past month. The models took to the runway with bold and dramatic dresses in luxurious fabrics, intricate lace and silhouettes for all body shapes.
Carolina Herrera created designs that featured draped bodices, with soft fabrics and delicate folds in the material. The draping emphasises the elegant neckline on the dress. With this tends a bride can show her elegance and natural beauty, without any over the top embellishments or tons of material for a large skirt. A draped bodice is a trend that is seen across the Spring / Summer runways in multiple fabrics and silhouettes, meaning these dresses are the best choice for the trendy bride.
Along with the draped bodice, the runways saw dresses with a dropped waist design. This design element has replaced the classic mermaid silhouettes, creating a more comfortable dress while still emphasizing the waist and hips. This trend can be found in Carolina Herrera, Oscar Dela Renta, and Monique Lhuillier collections. This bodice is suitable for an A-line and ballgown silhouette, as well as all materials and textures. The confident bride will find her show-stopping dress within this trend.
Designers like Vera Wang showcased dresses with statement ruffles and bows, accompanied with large ballgown skirts. The Vera Wang team created a range of dresses that would suit any wedding theme you could think of, with a modern-day twist of a blush pink dress. Ruffles created with gathers, tulle and even feathers, were seen in the Spring / Summer 2021 Oscar Dela Renta collection. Bows are a perfect design element to draw attention to your waist and add interest in an otherwise understated dress.
Lace is a classic choice for a wedding dress and the trend will not go away any time soon. Whether you have a bohemian theme or a classic black tie wedding, lace will suit your dream. This year texture is an important factor of the lace dresses, and designers such as Oscar Dela Renta has created a 3D effect and texture by using Lace Appliqué in wedding dresses. The depth and interest created through applique will make your dress the most memorable of the big day. This trend is suitable for any bride that wants to make a statement with their dress.
If detailed lace, ruffles and big bows are not your style, the statement sleeve trend is your way to wow the guests with your dress. Although the trend is seen in multiple collections, Monique Lhuillier is the designer that showcased the most dresses with statement sleeves in her collection. This trend is seen in modest, daring and classic dresses, thus no matter what your style you will find a dress that is perfect for you.
Lastly, Covid-19 brought back the elopement and court weddings, meaning brides opted for shorter and more informal wedding dresses, without spearing any expense. If you see a court wedding in your future or even a casual summer wedding, designers like Carolina Herrera and Oscar Dela Renta have created beautiful wedding dresses that are shorter and more budget-friendly.
There you have it, the most popular wedding dress trends for 2021. With these trends, you can find the perfect dress for you that will leave the whole wedding speechless no matter what your taste or theme.