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03rd Jan 2021

3 unexpected bridal trends you’ll see this year

Anna Rourke

2018 brides

Here’s to everyone tying the knot in 2021.

Whether you don’t think a pandemic should get in the way of your wedding or just can’t wait to get hitched, we salute you.

Your big day may not be exactly what you’d hoped for but one thing you shouldn’t have to compromise on is style.

If you’re looking for inspo, here are three unexpected trends that are predicted to be big this year.

Short dresses

As couples wed in smaller ceremonies, it’s thought that many brides will opt for short dresses.

This trend won’t be for everyone but we love the idea of a more informal dress to match a more intimate occasion – plus it’s perfect if your personal style is more edgy than princess-y.


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Again, we’re putting this down to weddings being more low key in 2021.

We’ve seen celebrities from Amal Clooney and Millie Mackintosh embrace this trend and reckon it’s a great choice if dresses aren’t your thing.


Big sleeves


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There’s a reason Princess Diana’s wedding dress was so iconic – a puff sleeve is the ultimate statement-maker.

This is a super romantic look; perfect for girlie-girl brides.