The Best Wedding Dresses to Inspire 2021 Brides

2020 fave wedding dresses

It’s time for the best wedding dresses of the year to inspire you lucky planning brides! Couples are showing us that there are no rules anymore. We’ve seen more micro weddings, backyard soirees and more elopements than ever before, and the collective idea of what a wedding dress “should be” has gone right out the window. We’ll be honest- we absolutely LOVE it!!

In fact, we’re hoping these wedding dress trends will stay with us into 2021. So what were the most talked about bridal looks of 2020? Sleek mini dresses and minimal silhouettes were complemented by mountains of colorful tulle, unexpected patterns and an all around sense of fun. Brides threw caution to the wind and chose dresses that stood out and made a statement- a statement of “I’m here, I’m getting married, and nothing can stop me!”

So, without further ado, here are our favorite wedding dresses now:

Best Wedding Dresses With Color

This Handmade Floral Gown

LA Handmade Wedding Dress
from: Share on Facebook Pin This Tweet This Email This The Bride Wore a Handmade Floral Gown in this DTLA Wedding

Dress: Handmade by the bride’s mother // Photo: Rebekkah Cefai // florals: Sibyl Sophia

This Traditional Pakistani Wedding Dress Covered in Jewels

Eclectic New Orleans Wedding
from: Two Doctors Say “I Do” in a Multicultural Wedding in a New Orleans Theatre

Dress: Faiza Saqlain // Photo: Kevin Benoit // Hair and Makeup: Cat Vo // Venue: The Civic Theatre // Event design: Spanish Oak Events // Floral: Fat Cat Flowers

This Sea Foam Green Confection of a Dress

Taylor Swift Inspired WeddingFrom: Baby, Just Say Yes: Whimsical Taylor Swift Wedding Inspiration

Dress: Millia London // Photo: Photos from Sophie // Hair and Makeup: SJB Hair and Makeup // Venue: Marleybrook House // Floral: Orchard Blooms Floral Design

This Slinky Pink Gown + Striking White Jumpsuit Combo

Boho LGBTQ Inspired Wedding
From: Pretty in Pink Gets A Whole New Boho Meaning in This Romantic Elopement Editorial

Dress + Jumpsuit Both by: Casey Jeanne // Photo: Wilma Towell // Makeup: Charelle McAllister // Hair: Samantha Kalderon // Venue: Seaton Manor House // Event Design: Elysian Creative // Floral: Oh Happy Day

This Dusty Pink Wedding Dress in a Soft Tiered Tulle

Magical Garden Wedding in Australia
From: Romantic Garden Wedding with Layers of Pink Sorbet Tulle!

Dress: Velani Couture // Photo: Lara Hotz Photography // Hair and Makeup: The Future Mrs // Venue: St Paul’s College Sydney // Event Design: She Designs Events // Planning: For Thy Sweet Love Wedding Planning // Floral: She Designs Events // Groom Attire: Institchu

This Elegant Green and Pink Floral Wedding Dress

Rustic Vermont Wedding
From: A Stunning Green and Pink Floral Dress For This Cozy Wedding in Vermont

Dress: Andrew GN // Photo: Lindsay Hackney Photography // Hair and Makeup: Stella’s Salon Plus // Venue: Marble House Project // Event Design: Ehmann Events // Floral: Nectar and Root // Groom Attire: Suit Supply and Dazi

This Rust Tone Embroidered Vow Renewal Dress

Rue De Seine 'Tuscon'
From: Rugged in Rust Tones for This 5 Year Vow Renewal in New Zealand

Dress: Rue De Seine ‘Tuscon’ // Photo: Blake Hogge Photography // Hair and Makeup: Cara Chatwin // Event Design: Colour Me Happy Weddings // Floral: The Vase Queenstown

This Frothy Olive Green Gown

Elizabeth Dye Wedding Dress
From: Modern Love Wedding Inspiration with Unique Textures + High-Impact Color Blocking

Dress: Elizabeth Dye // Photo: Sposto Photography // Host: Modern Love Event // Hair and Makeup: KC Whitcamp // Venue: Luce Loft // Event Design: Wild Heart Events // Floral: Layered Vintage

This Sparkling Turquoise Bridal Two Piece

Alicia Rueda Dress
From: Colorful Moroccan Elopement Inspiration with Ostrich Feather Florals

Dress: Alicia Rueda // Photo: Dallin and Cienna Hassard Photography! // Hair and Makeup: Louise Hill // Event Design: Butler & White // Planning: Style Led Creatives // Floral: Maria Limon

Classic White Wedding Dresses With a Twist

This Wedding Dress with Floral Appliques

2020 fave wedding dresses
This was one of our most liked photos on Instagram in 2020 and it’s easy to see why…that dress and that composition – just perfect!

dress: Pallas Couture // photog: Jarrad Seng // bride: Abbey Gelmi

This Short Wedding Dress with Epic Veil

micro wedding dress
2020 was the year of the micro weddings and backyard weddings and we just LOVED this bride’s look we shared on Instagram.

dress & veil: Harriette Gordon // photog: Chloe May // HMU: @cassandralusi_mua // florals: @grownflorists // shoes: @gucci


This Structured Bridal Mini Dress

Short Wedding Dresses for Brides
From: Mid-Century Meets 70’s Glam With Two Rad Bridal Looks

Dress: Sophie et Voila // Boutique: Belle Bridal Atelier // Photo: Colette Marie Photography // Hair and Makeup: Goldust Woman // Venue: City Hall Events // Planning: Ash Best Events // Floral: Florist & Hound Design // Groom Attire: Black Tie Tuxes – Lincoln Park

This Fitted Gown With Dramatic Button Detailing

2020 Wedding Dresses

Another dress we shared on Instagram and you guys went CRAZY for it! Love the minimal design with all those buttons!!

Dress: Danielle Frankel Studio // Photo: Lucie Studio // Floral: OhFleur Design Studio // Venue: The Foundry

This Delicate Lace Gown with Bell Sleeves

Willow by Watters

From this Southwestern Wedding Vibes + Botanical Elements for this Palm Springs Ace Hotel Wedding

dress: Willow by Watters from Love & Lace Bridal Salon // photo: Vee Taylor Photo  // planning: Fawn Events // florals: Intentional Blooms

This Backyard Wedding Dress With Lace Sleeves

Claire Pettibone Dress
From: Simple Styling Tips For A Stunning Backyard Wedding

Dress: Claire Pettibone ‘Marie’ // Photo: Inna Yasinska // Hair and Makeup: Corrie Elle Artistry // Event Design: Lexy Marie Weddings // Floral: Evy Rose Design Co.

This Sleek + Modern Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

Emmy Mae Bridal
From: Lakeside Fall Micro Wedding Inspiration with Sunset Hues

Dress: Emmy Mae Bridal // Photo: Cassandra Daye Photography // Hair and Makeup: Osman Salam // Venue: Glynwood // Event Design: Wildflower Events + Design // Floral: Olive & June Floral Co. // Dress Boutique: Everthine Bridal

This Berta Ballgown With Head-to-Toe Sparkle

Berta Dress
From: Two Stunning Dresses + Breakfast Wedding Inspiration in a Monastery

Dress: Berta // Boutique: The Wedding Club Official // Photo: Anna Beth Photography // Event Design: Rebecca Marie Weddings // Planning: LARK Workshop // Venue: Blackfriars Priory // Floral: Twisted Sisters // Hair: Juta Zorubiene Hair // Makeup: Amy Rose MUA

Nude Boho Wedding Dress With Dramatic Floral Lace

Vita Gown by Rue De Seine
From: This Boho Engagement Party Turned Into a Surprise Wedding

Dress: Rue De Seine ‘Vita’ // Boutique: Kelly’s Closet // Photo: Flora + Fauna // Venue: Hotel Palms // Event Design: Dairing Events // Floral: The Wild Thistle

Check out more of our fave wedding inspiration for 2021 + 2022 couples!