A Look at the 2021 Wedding Fashion Forecast

Spring, summer, winter and fall styles to consider for your 2021 wedding.

So you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and the two of you have decided to tie the knot. Congratulations! That one decision leads to a multitude of others, including choosing the dress you’ll wear when you walk down the aisle. Fortunately, we can help you with this one. We’ve rounded up the best bridal trends for every season, and narrowed them down to a select few. Each of these looks is a winner, so relax – you can’t go wrong.

Photography by ALIZA BARAN

Hair and makeup by GINA BARRINGTON



Photo by Aliza Baran

Cascading layers of barely- there tulle, trimmed with grosgrain, bring a welcome sense of movement and whimsy to this sweet, strapless dress.

Maisie gown by Wtoo by Watters, $1,775, available at Miss Ruby (313 N. Plankinton Ave.); Ella hairvine by Jaxie Bridal, $215; Deus Hand pendant with diamond by Paloma Wilder, $640



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Photo by Aliza Baran

This gown’s sparkly beading will draw all eyes toward you, and its curve-conscious corseted bodice will keep them there. The fluttery sleeves are detachable!

Myrtus gown by Alena Leena, $2,715 as shown, available at Strike Bridal Bar (326 W. Florida St.); Pendant necklace, $150, available at Amelishan Bridal (1329 Hwy. 175, Hubertus); Milkflower ring by Paloma Wilder, $1,650

Photo by Aliza Baran

Effortlessly chic, this lightweight, asymmetrical dress with its tiers of flowy ruffles is perfect for a laid-back summer wedding.

Rosita dress by Reformation, $428; Bethina necklace by Serefina, $48


Photo by Aliza Baran

Embroidered lace will never go out of style. Throw in a sweetheart neckline and fitted skirt, and you’ve got a recipe for classic elegance.

Milan gown by Sarah Seven, $3,450, available at Strike Bridal Bar (326 W. Florida St.); Crystal earrings, $195, available at Amelishan Bridal (1329 Hwy. 175, Hubertus); Deus Hand pendant with diamond and Galahad Signet ring by Paloma Wilder, $640 and $2,150


Photo by Aliza Baran

Regardless of how cold it is outside, you’ll turn up the heat in this sleek crepe number with a dramatic neckline.

Blythe gown by Jenny Yoo, $1,200, available at Miss Ruby (313 N. Plankinton Ave.); Beaded pearl veil by Jaxie Bridal, $195; Choker, $110, available at Amelishan Bridal (1329 Hwy. 175, Hubertus)

Photo by Aliza Baran

This glitzy tulle showstopper, with its three-dimensional floral appliques and Swarovski crystal embellishments, is fit for a snow princess.

Mathias gown by Sottero and Midgley, $2,100, available at Amelishan Bridal (1329 Hwy. 175, Hubertus); Bethina necklace by Serefina, $48 (sere na.com); Milk ower ring by Paloma Wilder, $1,650 (palomawilder.com)

This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s Weddings issue.

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.