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Popular Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2021

As a bride, it is an iconic moment when you see how astonishing you look in your wedding dress, and even more so when you have hubby by your side. Since every bride has their own vision and style preference, bridesmaids dresses tend to vary a lot from wedding to wedding. However, there are certain trends that appear constantly throughout 2021. There is a lot of freedom when it comes to choosing these dresses, so to help you out here are four trending areas and their styles that will be popular in 2021.

  1. Color

An important element that is thought of when referring to a bridesmaid dress is the color. When standing beside the bride, you want to compliment her dress, and not draw attention away from it. From the soft to the bold, the bridal parties of 2021 will be both fun and just as dramatic as the year that came prior. Colors, prints, and shades that will be popular in 2021 include:

  • Rust, terracotta, and sunset shades (yellows and oranges)
  • Mint
  • Emerald
  • Dark blue/Navy blue
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Ombre
  1. Shape & Style

If there’s ever a dress feature that scares your bridesmaids, it’s the shape and style! A good bride knows that all of her bridesmaids come in different shapes and sizes, and sometimes different styles will look better on one person than it does on others. Something that can be considered is keeping the color constant but mixing up the style of dress from one bridesmaid to the next. These are the shapes, styles, and lengths that will be trending in 2021:

  • Empire waistline
  • Jumpsuit
  • Midi-length
  • Two-piece
  1. Fabrics

The fabric can often be the most forgotten element of a dress, but when you’re wearing it, that’s all you’ll be able to think about. Ensure your bride tribe is comfortable in their bridesmaid dresses during your wedding. The two fabrics that will continuously pop up over the year 2021 are:

  • Luxe touch fabrics (satin, silk, velvet)
  • Boho fabrics (sheer fabrics/lace)
  1. Accents

Lastly are the necklines, sleeves, and accessories, all of which can add a unique twist to your bridal party’s dresses. Consider any of the options below if you want to add a memorable and unifying element to the bridesmaids look, or to help differentiate everyone’s unique personality:

  • Cowl necklines
  • Halter, high, and mock turtlenecks
  • Cold shoulder cut-outs
  • Convertible tulle (sleeves that can be interchanged)
  • Strong shoulder (padded shoulders)
  • Maxi/outsized bows
  • Biker jacket overthrow

The bridesmaids dress trends of 2021 will be seen throughout the world of fashion, from the mall to the runways. Using any of the trends listed above will give your bride tribe a truly fashionable boost. In addition to elevating the look of your photos, your bridesmaids will feel both comfortable and beautiful. If you’re one for nostalgia, and want to incorporate trends from the past, check out on Bridesmaid Dresses Throughout the Years: 1920 to 2020. For more details on bridesmaids, take a look at The Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid.

 

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