Your bridesmaids will look and feel their confident best with these fresh, flattering trends to suit all different personal styles.
Wedding shopping can (and should be!) so much fun, particularly when you have the biggest bridesmaid dress trends of 2021 to choose from.
In 2020, its by no means a given that all of your bridesmaids will wear the same dress. Not even the same colour. Not even the same length! It’s a coordinated free-for-all! While going for a traditional same style look, does create a cohesive overall feel, you need to be quite lucky to find that magic dress that suits everyone’s figures and personalities. It’s perfectly acceptable to have them in mismatched bridesmaid dresses linked by a common theme.
Bridesmaid try-on sessions are simply a must, even if your sister lives in Aberdeen and your best mate lives in Marbella – set up a girls group chat and agree on your options to order. Then schedule an evening Zoom call and enjoy a fashion show of the biggest bridesmaid trends of 2021! Our forecast brings you the very best of big wedding fashion, which you can then adapt to suit your girls’ individual styles.
The Biggest Bridesmaid Dress Trends of 2021
Ruffles are going to be even bigger in 2021 – in terms of both size and popularity. If you want a romantic bridesmaid look, choose floral ruffles. For something edgier, go for a single colour, or a colour block for extra fashion points.
Big bows are set to be one of the key 2021 wedding dress trends. If you want your bridesmaids’ dresses to pick up on your own bow-adorned gown, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Unsurprisingly, comfort has risen up the fashion agenda this year, and is set to play a key part in bridesmaid dress trends for 2021. We’re not talking about maids in ‘athleisure’, this trend is all about the fabrics and how they feel against the skin. From butter-soft silks and satins to sumptuous velvet, the key word is ‘strokeable’.
The New Boho Bridesmaids
Boho is a firm wedding favourite, for both décor and outfits. It’s a multi-faceted look, bringing in elements of ’70s style, natural fabrics, flowing silhouettes and jewelled touches. For 2021, the folk element of Boho is going to be dialled up, as seen on the catwalk at Chloé. We’re talking white with bright patterns, embroidery and tassels.
Bridesmaid Biker Jackets
As seen on the Dior and Fendi AW 20/21 catwalks, bridesmaid biker jackets are set to be big fashion news. A leather jacket is a great way to add edge to a floaty bridesmaid dress, as well as co-ordinating the overall look.
The Joy of Nature
The great outdoors took on a new significance in 2020, with meeting loved ones in gardens, parks and for country walks at the top of the social agenda. Expect 2021 fashion to reflect this, with a mood that celebrates all that nature brings us – think exuberant florals, fruit-based prints and juicy hues.
French Vogue are predicting silver to be the fashion metallic of 2021. This is good news for bridesmaids, because it’s a suit-everyone hue that can look glamorous, pretty or pared-back, depending on the style you choose.
Red Bridesmaid Dresses
The colour was a key part of the Alexander McQueen AW 20/21 collection, but not as a block. Red was mixed into different patterns and put against other hues for a soft yet still powerful look. It’s a lucky colour in many cultures – McQueen’s Sarah Burton specifically referenced its importance in Wales – which makes it ideal for bridesmaids.