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WOL Loves: Bridal Gown Trends for 2021 Brides

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Are you ready for an amazing collection of breathtaking bridal gowns? Yes, well you’ve arrived at the perfect place! Today we have more gowns than you’ll ever need to inspire your bridal shopping next year. We’re excited to be sharing gowns from some of our Irish bridal boutiques, and believe us, the style is incredible…

Trends arriving at Memories Bridal Boutique, Cork

bridal trends 2021

bridal trends 2021

Bold Florals: Tumbling over lace or under tulles for a diffusion finish – big, bold florals are all the rage. Enhance the look by choosing a deep shade, like blush  latte or champagne and let the detail do the work.

bridal trends 2021

Wide sleeves: Floaty, Bell and Blouson sleeves are back with a bang. Carefully selected gowns by professional stylists will help to nail this look and avoid it dating quickly

bridal trends 2021

Pearls: Timeless and natural. Adding sophisticated embellishments to any look, pearls have made their way from headpieces and jewellery onto the veil and now the very wedding dress itself.

bridal trends 2021

bridal trends 2021

All over lace: Never going out of style, the all over lace bridal gown has evolved over the years. Our modern take on this timeless look comes from our next designer Wilderly Bride. Bohemian laces are replacing classic French styles for a more relaxed look. 

Trends arriving at Dreamy Curves Bridal, Bray

bridal trends

T-length is becoming very popular, in particular for small weddings, or for the more mature bride.

bridal trends

bridal trends

Soft and light A-line – most of our brides are ultimately looking for comfort on their big day, and if it’s a summer wedding, we see them turning to something pretty and light to wear, usually with a beautiful lace bodice and a soft tulle skirt.

bridal trends

bridal trends

Lightweight ballgowns – this is always a popular silhouette but often brides are put off by the heaviness of a ballgown. We are selling a lot of lightweight ballgowns, here’s two examples from Rebecca Ingram, Macey Lynette and Darlene. Darlene has a detachable jacket so the gown is a strapless and the jacket over it make it look like it has sleeves. The brides love the two in one, so they can change their look for the evening.

Trends arriving at Love Ellie Bridal, Virginia

For 2021 we are loving ruffles, beaded sleeves, tattoo detail backs, flutter short sleeves, peplum waist detail and pearl veil accessories.

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

Trends arriving at O’Briens Bridal Couture, Wicklow

 Details: detachable sheer tulle flutter-sleeves, tulle overskirts.

Colours: Mocha/Ivory.

Gown silhouettes: Mostly A-line, some fitted.

We have chosen to share gowns from Madi Lane who took the UK by storm just 15 months ago with their launch at the Harrogate Bridal Show. The latest collection Spring 2021 Aphrodite by Madi Lane, inspired the splendor of silhouettes in the collection designs which are ultimately feminine, soft and wildly romantic. Looming stone carvings and structures, flowers and fountains made an alluring backdrop for the equally enthralling collection featuring their signature flowing styles, minimalist crepe and bold statement laces.

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

Trends arriving at Engaging Bridal, Bray

Short dresses – With many couples settling for smaller or civil weddings, the short dress will be a trend for next year. Styles will be mixed from relatively informal A-line dresses to tea length, 50’s style with tulle underskirts.

Transition Pieces – Brides can have two stunningly different looks for the ceremony and reception with a dress that features a removable tulle skirt. Perfect when worn over a short style or a figure hugging, fit n’ flare dress.

Simplicity – Understated dresses are most definitely in with crepe being the fabric trend for next year. Expect to see it everywhere from full crepe, slinky numbers as well as fashioned into dresses with fit n’ flare skirts flowing beneath embellished lace bodices.

Statement Backs – Dresses with interesting backs are a must for 2021, from illusion tulle with satin covered buttons to low V’s with intricate lace detail.

Plunging necklines – The deep V neckline is another popular trend for next year. Looks fabulous in a plain satin fit n’ flare or an a-line tulle skirt for some balance.

Blush and Nude – Soft colours like blush are a wonderful alternative to the classic ivory. You’ll also see many designers using nude lining in their bodices to accentuate the lace and embellishment detail.

Sleeves – Statement sleeves are a big trend with some designers adding full on puffy shoulders to their gowns. Bishop sleeves and cuffed styles made from airy fabrics like chiffon are a more subtle alternative.

Cover Ups – Capes and boleros add versatility and an extra bit of coverage to a bridal outfit. For brides that choose not to wear a veil, long capes can finish off the look perfectly, providing some warmth at the ceremony and then easily removed for the reception.

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bridal trends

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bridal trends

Trends arriving at My Fair Lady, Monaghan

We’re excited for the gorgeous bridal trends 2021 will bring. At My Fair Lady these will include ballgown style, simple and elegant designs, sheath silhouettes and champagne and ivory detailed gowns.

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bridal trends

bridal trends

bridal trends

We think you’ll agree 2021 is guaranteed to be full of fabulous bridal style!

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