Wedding dresses 2021: trends and preview collections

23rd May 2020

Every year, in April, the appointment with the new wedding dresses collections arrives on time to show the latest spring-summer trends of the year ahead.

From New York to Milan, as in the main cities of the globe, even this year many dream dresses designed by famous stylists should have come to life on the catwalk but nothing went as it should have. However, despite a first setback due to Covid-19, many brands have finally managed to complete production and to strive for presenting the new collections of wedding dress 2021 directly on the web.

The Virtual Bridal Fashion Week has recently ended: an online show thanks to which several brands have been able to show their preview wedding gowns collections through videos and photos. Let's find out how to choose the perfect wedding dress and what's new about spring-summer 2021 trends, waiting for collections of many other brands.


While trends are constantly changing, wedding dresses styles are roughly the same but different. A-line, mermaid, empire, ball gown or sheath are styles created to best enhance any type of woman figure:

  • Hourglass: proportionate body with shoulders as wide as the hips and accentuated waistline;

  • Apple: robust chest, as wide as the hips and imperceptible waistline because not thin;

  • Rectangle: skinny body with few curves, shoulders as wide as the hips and not evident waistline;

  • Pear: shoulders and chest visibly narrower than the hips with slim waistline;

  • Triangle: body with shoulders wider than the hips and fairly evident waistline.

The wedding dress, in addition to reflect your personality and the style of the wedding, has to enhance the shape of your body making you feel at ease. Are you ready to find out what's your style?

  • A-line: the gown has a tight corpet and gradually broaden to mask the width of the hips. This style fit good with any body type;

  • Mermaid: the dress is close-fitting from the corpet to the knees and then opens to reproduce the tail of a mermaid. It is a seductive style recommended to women with hourglass or pear figures;

  • Empire: the gown highlights the upper part of the silhouette and begins to widen under the breast. As the "A-line" style, even this one hides the hips and has a good fit on any figure type;

  • Ball Gown: the dress has a tight corpet and a wide skirt that ends with a medium-long tail. A princely style for who dreams of a tale wedding but not recommended to apple bodies;

  • Sheat: the gown is snug by softening at the height of the legs so as not to hinder walking. It is a simple style and best wraps hourglass or rectangle figures.

Knowing strengths and weaknesses of your body is the first step in choosing the most important dress in a woman's life. Now it is time to be enchanted by wedding dresses trends 2021!


If on the one hand the designers had already clear what to propose to couples who will get married in 2021, the arrival of the pandemic brought everyone down to earth.
In fact, from this unusual reality, brides to be will come out with new wishes that cannot be ignored and that are already influencing the project of wedding gowns to wear in the next year. This is how the designers of almost every brand have been inspired to make changes and create dresses that best meet the new needs of the market.

The 2021 bride is imagined as a woman who has not lost the desire to celebrate but wishes to do so with discretion and simplicity, giving greater importance to the values of life.
The choice of the bride to be, falls on a dress with simple lines: cady, satin, chiffon, georgette are the most used fabrics to create minimal wedding dresses that adhere to the skin. For those who dream of a sober dress with a volume barely highlighted, the mikado and duchesse fabrics do not disappoint as well as plumetis and lace for a linear but hand-woven gown.

The result is an elegant but essential dress proposed by each brand in different styles, with the exception of the "Ball gown" one, with mainly V or boat décolleté and deep necklines on the back: collections of Monica Loretti, Justin Alexander and Pronovias (in pictures) are some examples.


The 2021 bride will also be a woman who, rather than getting married softly, will be looking for partying with as many people as possible to live an unforgettable tale wedding.
This is the reason that has pushed most brands to show in preview, even more sophisticated wedding dress collections. Hand-woven corpets, enriched with small pearls or shiny gems, asymmetrical shoulder pads and skirts of different sizes, transform the bride into a real princess wrapped in soft fabrics such as tulle and organza or in voluminous taffeta and voile.

The colors of the 2021 wedding dresses range from white to ivory but there are some exceptions for the more nonconformist brides who want to dare with a touch of blush pink. Even for the most sophisticated dresses, the styles presented are the classics ones mentioned initially but in the next spring-summer we also find short wedding gowns or versatile split dresses to change outfit during the party!

Who will get married on 2021, could start the search for the wedding gown right now: are you wondering how despite the pandemic still going on? After numerous brands held webinars with retailers, all the ateliers decided to offer virtual consultancy to their customers waiting for the reopening. Now that the worst has passed, the dress fittings are restarting at the stores with due precautions and future brides can finally dream again with 2021 wedding dresses!