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Our Favorite Wedding Dress Trends For 2021 Brides

Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection

Bridal Fashion Week is looking a little different this year for designers and brides of 2021. Wedding dress designers are releasing their newest bridal collections entirely online instead of in-person – and we can’t wait to give you the most current sneak peeks! This means we’ll be sharing all the bridal trends and latest dress styles for 2021 wedding fashion with you!

Kicking things off is Australian brand, Grace Loves Lace. They’ve continuously received praise from us at Bridal Musings by holding a place in the bridal market for a decade of being creative and effortless. They’ve made the shopping process easy for brides online and opening up incredible showrooms across the globe.

This week Grace Loves Lace is releasing their Elysian Collection, and let us tell you, it’s filled with divine details. It features 11 new and imaginative gowns along with bold accessories like hats, bows, and bags. Elysian is based around designer Megan Ziems’ love of music, poetry, and nature. It genuinely feels like a combination of wedding-dress-meets-art, creativity, whimsy, and elegance.

Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Eve Dress 2
Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Filamena Dress 2

With fabrics like their new buttery soft stretch crepe and layered Italian tulle, this newer collection is the peak of sophistication. It’s transcendent from their signature stretch lace styles. With a clear mark for GLL’s trend-setting design, it’s undeniable that these heavenly pieces were created on the same Gold Coast of Australia, but set a notch above, with a heavy focus on craftsmanship and the finest eye for detail.

Because GLL has been setting trends since their conception, we’re sharing 8 wedding dress trends to look out for in 2021 as seen in their Elysian collection. Grace Loves Lace, sweep us away in those beautiful trains and chantilly lace!

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Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Monet Dress 1

Modern & Chic Crepe

Crepe fabric has been a growing favorite in the bridal world. It can feel modern, timeless, and minimal, while letting the bride accessorize as she wants. With GLL, Ziems searched for years for the perfect stretch crepe that would be buttery soft, stretchy, and sculpt the body. Martini is proof that she found it!

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Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Estelle Dress 1
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Mid Length Trumpet Sleeves

A flirty twist on the long-sleeved wedding dress are mid-length sleeves. We’ve been noticing this cute detail among many designers throughout newer collections, and love this take on a flared sleeve with Frenchie’s bow detail. It’s more subdued than a large bell sleeve and offers an artistic and cool attitude.

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Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Star Dress 2

Subtle 3D Lace

While dimensional lace details have taken the most recent fashion week’s by storm, this year we’re seeing a more subtle approach. Lace appliques give a whimsical, lavish, and artistic element to gowns. Monet has the most graceful hint of 3D detailing, scattered about to perfection.

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Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Monet Dress 3
Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Noah Dress 3

Still Trending: Off-The-Shoulder

With gowns like Star, it’s undeniable that the off-the-shoulder design exudes opulence. This design element can also feel more bohemian, as seen in the lace style of Noah. Either way, it’s a design detail that is flattering on everyone, providing and open neckline to play around with hairstyles, jewelry, or fun accessories.

Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Noah Dress 1
Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Noah Dress 2
Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Estelle Dress 3

Visible Bodice Structure

This design detail shows off the feminine shape, offers support, and gives the dress a different design aesthetic. Despite having no boning or rigid elements (GLL are all about comfort), the bodice almost appears like a corset, with a contoured bodice & underwire cup – just like your favorite bikini top.

We’re loving that GLL has incorporated a range of 40 cup sizes for these styles, giving a more precise fit to brides of any shape and size.

Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Star Dress 4
Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Filamena Dress 1
Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Eve Dress 3

High Neckline

This is one of the most classic wedding dress trends that seems to be worn by anyone from supermodels to royalty.

Eve, the magnificent classic, shows off this dress with expert detail. With lace over a sweetheart neckline and layered skirt, it honors tradition and boldly walks into 2021 with a strong sense of fashion.

Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Eve Dress 1
Wedding Dress Trends for 2020 2021 Brides – Grace Loves Lace – Bridal Musings – Martini Dress

Still Trending: The Slip Dress

Let’s hope this trend never leaves. The silk slip dress has been reincarnating itself each year, and GLL’s take is elegantly balanced with a sexy sky-high slit. Wear the slip for your wedding or as your second dress – we promise you’ll feel simply effortless.

Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Willow Dress
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Statement Accessories

Not only does GLL have new gowns, but there’s a beautiful new collection of accessories! From oversized floppy hats to the coolest, most chic bridal backpack we’ve ever laid eyes upon (perfect for that adventurous elopement!) – these accessories are everything. The veils have plenty of volume and floral detailing in an 2021-does-’80s vibe. And yes, this is the return of bridal hats.

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Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Lena Dress 1
Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – River Dress 4

“Elysian, meaning beautiful and creative, peaceful and perfect, divinely inspired; is an exploration of stillness and the most innocent form of creativity; imagination.”

– Grace Loves Lace

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Best Wedding Dress Trends for 2021 Brides – Bridal Musings – Grace Loves Lace Elysian Collection – Star Dress 5

Essential Info

Handmade and expertly crafted in Australia, you can shop for Grace Loves Lace online or at one of their beautiful showrooms. Or, schedule an exclusive virtual appointment with an expert stylist at the comfort of your own home.

Follow Grace Loves Lace on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date on their most current styles and wedding inspo.

This post was made in partnership with Grace Loves Lace.

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