Wedding dresses: they come in every shape and size, but they never go. They’re beloved by us all – and with good reason.

Over the last year, we’ve seen some gorgeous wedding dress trends shimmy their way into the spotlight.

So what are the biggest wedding dress trends for 2020/2021? According to our research, there are 6 main trends that have been making their statement worldwide. You can make your way through our list to see what’s what, and maybe decide to make one of these wedding gowns your own.

1. Minimalist & Modern

Porsha classic modern plain wedding gown
Porsha – Milk & Honey

We adore this trend at Kellylin Couture. We are seeing this trend as something that sits comfortably with most brides as it is sophisticated, yet elegant and simple. This look can be paired with a beautiful lace or pearl adorned veil and statement accessories! We have a great selection in store and with our stockists inspired by this trend.

Hazel – Enchanting Elegance

The minimalist trend is as uncomplicated and gorgeous as it gets. These wedding dresses are as chic as can be, which will leave the bride looking like the very epitome of grace.

Kennedy – Modern Bohemian

2. “Naked” Dresses

“This is definitely a popular one for the confident bride! Even though you are not actually “Naked” this modern look uses illusion mesh and provides the bride with a fabulous silhouette. This also shows off the lace work the bridal industry is so well known for, so we’re big fans of this.”

From streamlined ball gowns to sheer sheaths, light-as-air gowns took over the runways and 2020 wedding dresses. Effortless fabrics like tulle and organza give off a gorgeous ethereal vibe without any additional bulk, so you can hit the dance floor without stressing about tripping over your gown or feeling weighed down. Do you know what we call that? A serious bridal fashion win. 

Dare to be different with this trend: wedding dresses and ensembles that hug the figure and offer intricate lace work, plunging necklines and delicate material. It’s a sure way to make a statement!

Kooper – Enchanting Elegance
Katherine – Enchanting Elegance
Tovah – Modern Bohemian
Renata – Milk & Honey

3. Sleeves

“We love sleeves! Sleeves in the last few years have been extremely popular,”

You can do a lot of things with sleeves, as it turns out. Cap sleeves, puffy sleeves, sheer sleeves, draped sleeves, long sleeves, lace sleeves – whatever you suits you and your wedding dress best.

Queeny – Milk & Honey
Octavia – Milk & Honey
Camden – Enchanting Elegance
Victoria – Enchanting Elegance
Tovah & Inca – Modern Bohemian

4. Lace

“To us, lace will always be in bridal fashion.”

Lace is one of the wedding industry’s greatest loves (right up there with florals) and it has cemented itself in the trending section of wedding dresses forevermore. It never goes out of fashion and we couldn’t be happier about it .

Long live the love of lace!

Cherry – Milk & Honey
Sasha – Milk & Honey
Ambrose – Modern Bohemian

5. Capes/Angel Wings

We have seen quite a lot of this trend recently, It’s all about providing brides with different options.

Capes and Angel wings do this so well. Think fairy tales, think knights and princesses – you’re seeing where the inspiration has come from, right? Wedding capes are what is known as a ‘statement trend,’ allowing for brides to go over the top with an accessory. There are a ton of choices, from capelets made of chiffon to sheer capes with delicate bead work. Angel wings also give a new take as a veil replacement and extra statement making accessory.

Wednesday Cape
Zamara Cape
Angel wings

6. Sparkle

Bring on the bling. While glitz and glitter is nothing new where bridal fashion is concerned, over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments turned the Fall 2020 Bridal Fashion Week runways into a glittery affair worthy of Studio 54. Perfect for evening nuptials, this wedding dress trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you’re rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories to a minimum and let your glitzy frock do all the talking. 

Winter – Milk & Honey
Liberty – Contour D’Amour
Jamieson – Enchanting Elegance