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22 Mar 2021
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Say Yes to your perfect dress: 2021 Wedding Dress Trends


Finding ‘the one' - for a second time – should be one of the most exciting shopping experiences of your life, but with so much choice and so much to consider, it can also be a little overwhelming. 


There's a lot to think about before saying yes to your perfect dress – from finding the style to deciding who to bring along on your dress hunt.


It's advised to start dress shopping up to nine months in advance of your big day, leaving you plenty of time to find the perfect dress for you.


We've put together some of our favourite wedding dress trends of 2021, so that no matter what else you need to think about, you'll always be on trend!


Dramatic Backs

Backless wedding dresses were popular for 2020 micro weddings, and that trend certainly isn't slowing down. In 2021, one of the biggest trends is highly detailed back designs with cutaways, buttons, illusion lace or large bows. These are often seen on dresses with less embellishment so that the back is the key focus of the design.


Statement Sleeves

From structured, modern and architectural designs, to floaty, boho options, sleeves have become a year-round trend focused on adding drama to a dress rather than just extra coverage for winter weddings. Sleeves can come in a variety of styles including illusion lace, bell sleeves, tight fitting button ups or whimsical flowing cuffs – for 2021, ‘the bolder the better' is the key!


Pastel Tones

The trend of lightly coloured wedding gowns has grown from brides wanting an element of surprise to their wedding day look. A hint of colour offers a fun, playful and adventurous style that expresses your individuality.


Soft tones of nude and blush pinks are set to be really popular in 2021, especially for summer weddings. Don't fancy going all-out colourful? Ombre is a subtle way to introduce colour without opting for a full coloured dress. If you're really bold, you may opt to take your something blue to a whole new level with a silvery-blue dress!


Gatsby Glam

There has recently been a surge in popularity of 1920s trends, taking us back to when the parties were roaring and dresses were designed to be danced in! 1920s inspired embellishments beautifully layered on modern silhouettes make for dresses that sparkle without looking like a themed wedding. Embellishments can include fringing, crystals, sequins, intricate bead work, lace and sparkle. As well as that, trains are generally shorter and dresses are looser around the knees to allow for movement.



A cape can be an enchanting and dramatic step up from the traditional veil, and come in many different styles dependent on how daring you'd like to be. Bolero style short capes align with the 1920s trend, but some styles are far braver, completely replacing the veil and train of the dress. These kinds of capes can also help a dress be transitional from a floor sweeping ceremony gown to a shorter dress suitable for the dance floor.


Our Memory Makers can't wait to see you in your wedding gown and if you need any advice or support, we are by your side every step of the way.