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If you're planning a wedding taking place at the end of next year or just in the dreaming stage, these are the 2021 wedding dress trends to know. Read on to get the deets on what's hot now—and how to pull it off.
Get the scoop on the new styles coming to a bridal salon near you.
Go minimalist with a sheer cape or bring the drama with a beaded or printed one. No veil? No problem. Not only do cape veils offer the same benefits of a traditional veil: visual interest, extra coverage, and an optional train, but they're an effortless way to kick up your bridal style up a notch.
Perfect for evening nuptials, this wedding dress trend adds an ethereal touch to any silhouette. Glitz is nothing new where bridal fashion is concerned, the wedding dress were all about understated shimmer in the form of glitter tulle and tonal sequins and beading, versus over-the-top metallic bling of past seasons.
A ruffly skirt adds dimension to a mermaid silhouette, while a full skirt of frothy, cascading ruffles is equal parts whimsical and fashion forward. If ever there's a time to indulge your inner hopeless romantic, and it doesn't get more romantic than this frilly, ultra-feminine detail.
4. Bishop Sleeves
If you love this detail but are worried about overdoing it, look for a slim silhouette with puffy sleeves and keep the rest of your accessories simple. Or, if you love this look but aren't ready to fully commit, go for detachable ones you can take off for your reception or after-party. Hear us out before you totally write off this '80s-inspired wedding dress trend. These longer sleeves that gather at the wrist and flare at the shoulder are all about tasteful romance.
5. Layered Skirt
This style adds volume and dimension—but not weight—to a ball gown or A-line silhouette. If you're on the hunt for a dress with some added flair but don't want the hassle of an extra-full skirt or long train, look no further than a gown with a layered skirt.