The bridal runways highlighted the return of many adored styles and an array of new and re-emerging trends. With the influence of the pandemic, it’s evident that there’s more of a focus on personal style when it comes to bridal fashion. Pared-back looks that feel timeless yet fitting for low-key weddings are on the rise as new brides are considering alternative ways to express themselves at the ceremony and the events surrounding the big day.
We’ve created this guide to help you plan for next year’s nuptials.
Romantic Silhouettes, Details and Fabrics
The new year is all about romance and wearing something you feel beautiful in.
The traditional use of all-over lace emulating vintage glamour is everlastingly romantic, as are layers of frothy, ruffled tulle on necklines and hems, and puff sleeves creating volume and texture.
These airy fabrics allow fluidity that stiff satins and silks don’t. Dainty details including ballet-inspired sheerness, bows and ribbons can add the finishing touches to your dream dress.
Colour, Prints and Embellishments
This trend is for the fun-loving bride who doesn’t conform to tradition. The go to colours has always been shades of ivory, blush or champagne, but now we’re seeing cooler shades of sage, lavender and sky blue. Have fun with floral patterns and colours which are perfect for a ceremony and wearable to another special event after the wedding day. These soft tones are feminine and a romantic take on the modern-day aisle-appropriate colour. Put on some accessories that feel playful or skip the whole lot if you’re already fully embellished from head to toe in sequins, diamantes or pearl embroideries.
Slinky silhouettes offered by slip dresses modernised with hints of black, cutouts and dainty straps is for the minimalist bride who wants to keep things edgy and cool. It’s the merging of old school romance with rebellion that makes this trend so down-to-earth and likeable.
Exposed corsets are taking a new spin on sexiness. The deliberate corset detailing takes underwear as outerwear to a new level when it’s paired with sheer tulle, lace, embroidery, and full skirts. It’s daring and sophisticated for a contemporary bride who isn’t afraid to embrace her body and beauty.
Minis, Midis, Suits & Jumpsuits
With smaller civil ceremonies replacing larger guestlist events, we’re seeing the emergence of shorter hemlines, suit sets and jumpsuits. These styles are flexible for an entire day and evening of dancing whilst ensuring maximum comfort. They’re perfect for small weddings and as one of your looks for a larger postponed celebration. In case dates or venues change, you can layer on weather-appropriate bridal capes, feather-trimmed coats, embroidered jackets and sweaters over your bridal outfit.
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