All the Best Wedding Fashion Trends You Can Expect to See in 2021

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We’re officially headed into peak wedding season, and while every couple likes to incorporate individual details into their nuptials, there are a few fashion trends we predict you’ll soon be seeing quite a lot of. In fact, global shopping platform Lyst has the numbers to back up our predictions, with searches for these six trends increasing steadily over the past few weeks. Read on to see all the things brides and grooms are most likely to wear in the coming months.

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1. bridgerton-approved Wedding Dresses

Get ready to see quite a few Bridgerton inspired wedding trends in the near future, including Regency-era wedding gowns. We’re talking Empire waists, puffed cap sleeves and dainty detailing, like beading, lace or embroidery around the collar and bust.

Shop the trend: David’s Bridal Collection ($500); LoveShackFancy ($1,195); Willowby by Watters ($1,495); Sachin & Babi ($1,695); Markaraian ($9,600)

2. headpieces In Place Of Veils

Perhaps the most major sartorial theme of 2021 is the trend of dressing to the max, no matter the occasion. The recent rise in over-the-top headpieces in place of traditional bridal veils fits right in with our new love of showboating. The most sought-after style is the above draped crystal design by Area, but subtler pieces, like pearl-adorned clips, dainty tiaras and embellished headbands, are also trending.

Shop the trend: Ettika headband ($80); Lele Sadoughi headband ($150); Rita Von headpiece ($158); Twigs & Honey tiara ($290); Area headpiece ($450)

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3. schitt’s Creek-inspired Groomswear

Who could’ve guessed a show about a deeply out-of-touch family living in the middle of nowhere would supply such a surfeit of sartorial inspirations? Or, in terms that aren’t quite so Moira Rose, the shopping influence of Schitt’s Creek has extended beyond Alexis’s boho frocks and into the realm of wedding attire. Specifically, grooms are on the hunt for “men’s wedding skirts” to emulate David Rose’s Thom Browne number worn during the final episode.

Shop the trend: Nokoclub ($102); Situationist ($465; $219); Rick Owens ($938; $750); Thom Brown (white) ($1,880); Thom Browne (black) ($2,000)

4. engagement Watches

Consider this a gender-neutral and (slightly) more practical alternative to engagement bands. Couples are choosing to celebrate their engagement with matching or coordinating watches either in place of or in addition to diamond rings. Some are blingy show-off timepieces with gems and the initials or wedding date of the couple, but others are simpler with hidden engravings or other personal touches that the happy duo can wear anywhere even long after the wedding.

Shop the trend: Fossil set ($249); MVMT women's watch ($148) and men's ($148); Guess women’s watch ($200) and men’s ($200)

5. afterparty Outfit Changes

The idea of having a second wedding dress to change into later in the evening is nothing new, but 2021 brides aren’t just looking to swap one ballgown for another. These secondary outfits feel less traditionally bridal and more like white party getups, featuring embellished pants, rhinestone heels and all manner of minidresses. The brands Retrofete and Khaite (can we hyperlink these brands?)in particular are top of mind for brides. Men are getting in on the fun as well with outfit changes of their own, like shorts suits or more colorful suiting options.

Shop the trend: Adam Selman Sport pants ($275; $102); ASOS dress ($121); PatBo dress ($650); Retrofete jumpsuit ($895); Khaite dress ($1,880)

bridal corsets wedding fashion trends 2021

6. bridal Corsets

Another trend likely inspired by Bridgerton, corsetry is making a comeback. Searches for corseted gowns and wedding-night lingerie corsets are on the rise, though the top pieces purchased for both appear to be simpler styles rather than uber-sexy pin-up numbers.

Shop the trend: Bare Necessities corset ($79); Savage x Fenty corset ($100); Fleur Du Mal corset ($258); Extra Dolla dress ($180); David’s Bridal dress ($200); Galina Signature gown ($700; $400); Anne Barge gown ($3,290)



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