From Whistles and RIXO bridal gowns to Rolling in Roses, the top 10 wedding dress trends for brides getting married in 2021
Princess Diana might have pulled it off in regal style, but the modern bride most definitely does not want to look like a meringue.
Even before the pandemic, there was a shift towards less blatant opulence, perhaps more awareness of the need to stop destroying the planet with rampant materialism, a recognition that more is rarely, if ever, more.
Carrie Symonds showed her support for the uber-fashionable new trend of fashion rental for her surprise wedding to Boris Johnston, choosing a boho-style appliquéd tulle gown by Greek designer Christos Costarellos, costing almost £300, but rented for less than £45.
The global online clothing rental market is expected to grow by £990 million, or 10 per cent during 2021-2025. Not that wedding dress and special occasion designers need concern themselves too much, as there is a wedding boom forecast right here, right now, as couples plan 2021, 2022, and 2023 nuptials, so the demand for new wedding gowns, accessories and flowers is skyrocketing.
And many modern brides want a dress or an outfit that reflects the current mood of liberation and free spiritedness. These are some of our favourites ...