Sarah runs Ivory and Lace, a friendly barn boutique based in Dunstable, England. Ivory and Lace stock the leading wedding dress designers including Mori-Lee, Ronald Joyce, and Victoria Jane. So who better than boutique owner Sarah to tell us all about the most stylish wedding dress trends for autumn/ winter 2021 and into 2022…
2021 Autumn and Winter Wedding Dress Trends
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With winter weddings being more affordable and the frosty winter days, stunning autumnal colours, and log fires adding a sprinkle of magic to your special day, it is no wonder that autumn and winter weddings are growing in popularity in the UK. After a year of micro weddings in 2020 and no weddings for the first part of 2021, many couples are keen to tie the knot and autumn/ winter weddings could be even more popular for 2021.
This Guide will cover the Following Wedding Dress Trends for Autumn/ Winter 2021:
- Off the Shoulder Wedding Dresses
- Wedding Dresses with High Necklines
- Feathers and Wedding Dresses
- Wedding Dresses with High Slits
- Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses
- Wedding Dresses with Square Necklines
- Wedding Dresses with Long Trains
If you have opted for a magical autumn or winter wedding, from elegant necklines and off the shoulder wedding dresses to high slits and long sleeves, here is a round-up of 7 of the top wedding dress trends you might want to consider:
Autumn/ Winter Wedding Dress Trend 1. Off the Shoulder Wedding Dresses
Off the shoulder, sleeves are one of the most romantic wedding dress styles and if there was ever a time to be romantic, it's on your wedding day! The off the shoulder neckline is not only flattering on your neck and shoulders but can also compliment most wedding dress silhouettes.
Autumn/ Winter Wedding Dress Trend 2. High Necklines
Interesting and elegant necklines are a big trend for wedding dresses in 2021. Whilst strapless wedding dresses are on-trend for spring and summer, for autumn and winter weddings, high necklines will be all the rage. The high neckline will also speak to the season and provide additional warmth during the chilly UK autumn and winter months.
Autumn/ Winter Wedding Dress Trend 3: Feathers
Feathers, Feathers, Feathers! Designers are loving over the top feather embellishments and this is a wedding dress trend you will not want to miss for autumn and winter weddings. Regardless of the style of your wedding dress, feathers can bring glamour and opulence to your winter wedding gown.
Autumn/ Winter Wedding Dress Trend 4: High Slits
Ohhh la la! High slits brought a raunchy edge to Bridal Fashion Week and high slits are predicted to be a big wedding dress trend for 2022. An autumn or winter wedding is the perfect time to get in early on the high-slit wedding dress trend. As well as showing off your legs, the high slit will make your wedding shoes more visible so make sure you find a pair of shoes that beautifully compliment your wedding gown.
Autumn/ Winter Wedding Dress Trend 5: Long Sleeves
Long sleeves are undoubtedly a practical addition to an autumn or winter wedding dress. But, not only do long sleeves help you to stay warm in the unpredictable British weather, but they can also create an elegant and refined look.
Autumn/ Winter Wedding Dress Trend 6: Square Necklines
In addition to high necklines, another neckline trend for autumn and winter wedding dresses is a square neckline. A geometric square neckline can flatter and enhance your collar bones and the neckline can be worn with most wedding dress styles.
Autumn/ Winter Wedding Dress Trend 7: Long Trains
When it comes to wedding dress trains, longer is better in 2021 and 2022! With many 2021 brides having waited months to tie the knot due to the pandemic, a long train is a perfect way to bring some drama into your big day. Long trains bring an air of elegance, particularly when paired with a sophisticated long veil.
From feathers to high slits and interesting necklines, these have been our top wedding dress trends for autumn and winter 2021 weddings. If one of the stunning wedding dresses pictured here has caught your eye, take a look at the Ivory and Lace website to browse the full range or make an appointment to try on your dream wedding dress.