2021 brings in beautiful wedding dress trends

Weddings looked a bit different in 2020. Due to pandemic guidelines limiting gatherings, many brides found themselves having to reschedule their weddings to a later time. Other brides got creative and held their ceremonies over Zoom or transformed their wedding into a small, intimate backyard gathering. As we move into 2021, brides across the world are hoping for things to go back to normal. Whether a wedding is held over Zoom or in a grand cathedral, one thing is certain: the wedding gown always steals the show. 2021 brings in beautiful wedding dress trends like sparkles, ruffles, and lace. Some brides are even opting for a shorter dress for the ceremony. At Dress 2 Impress, we have hundreds of bridal dresses so that every girl can find the perfect gown.


Lace is a bridal dress trend that truly never goes out of style. When it comes to the placement of lace, there are a lot of options. Some dresses are very simple and have lace embellishments on the top or chest area. Others are full-length lace! Lace is simple yet sophisticated. Modern yet vintage. Casual yet classy. Lace gowns are a trend that probably won’t ever go out of style!


According to Harper's Bazaar, “Gatsby-era” styles are predicted to be a bridal gown trend of 2021. These vintage-style dresses can be spiced up with pearls, headbands, and fun vintage jewelry. This trend is fun for a bride who isn’t afraid to try something bold. In fact, some brides take the vintage theme beyond their dress and spread it to all the other details of their big day, like the food and décor.


Subtle sparkle is another popular wedding dress trend. Often, dresses will contain subtle beading with sparkles in the upper part of the gown. Whether the gown is strapless or cut up to the neck, sparkles add a sense of beauty to any dress. Some gowns have subtle sparkles all the way down to the bottom of the dress. These gowns are especially fun when the sun goes down and you are dancing away under twinkle lights and the moon.

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Wedding dresses with sleeves continue to be a popular wedding trend, especially with brides who get married during colder months. The sleeves are typically fairly sheer and may contain lace. One style that’s very popular has a plunging lace neckline with lace sleeves. There is something so beautiful and elegant about a sleeved wedding dress.


The Knot named dresses with ruffles as one of the top 2021 wedding dress trends. Here’s what they have to say about this beautiful style: “A ruffle skirt adds dimension to a mermaid silhouette, while a full skirt of frothy, cascading ruffles is equal parts whimsical and fashion-forward.” The ruffle style is versatile and works well on many different styles of gowns. A gown with ruffles is perfect for the bride who desires a fancier, more formal feel to her wedding. You can’t go wrong with ruffles! When else in your life can you wear a dress cascading with gorgeous ruffles?

Unique Backs

The backs of wedding dresses are always a fun surprise. Wedding gowns often have very simple fronts and then a gorgeous design on the back. A plunging back or a keyhole cutout are two popular styles for wedding dresses. Some dresses also have a sheer lacy covering on the upper back. Keep in mind when you are dress shopping that the back is just as important as the front! If you get a dress with a beautiful back, make sure you get some photos of it on your wedding day!

How to decide which gown is right for you?

Brides love browsing through wedding magazines and pinning images of dresses to their Pinterest boards. While it’s a good start to have ideas about what you like, make sure you are open to newer trendy styles when you go to try on dresses. Sometimes a dress that you would never think to try on is the one that you end up falling in love with. At Dress 2 Impress, we are here to help you pick out a variety of styles to try on. Through the process of elimination, you will end up finding the perfect dress for your big day. It’s also a good idea to bring some family and friends with you for your wedding dress shopping; that way, they can help you sift through ideas and different dresses. Often the best part of wedding planning can be picking out your dress. Maybe you have a style in mind that you have loved for years. Or maybe you are interested in picking a dress with one of the trendy qualities listed above. Whatever you decide on, one thing is for sure: you will look stunning! For more information about trendy bridal dresses, contact Dress 2 Impress today.

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