Trends for the Modern Bride

Even though I loved my traditional fluffy princess gown on my wedding day, I think there’s also something so chic about a modern bridal look. Mixing simplicity with uniqueness seems to be a growing trend in the bridal world, especially since weddings have had to be smaller, simpler affairs this past year. If you’re a bride looking for something a little less traditional, check out my favorite modern bridal trends all from Revolve!

1 | Puff Sleeves Meet 2021

Puff sleeves and bridal have gone hand-in-hand for decades! If you want to bring this trend into 2021, go for a shorter hemline, strategic seaming, and back cutouts.

2 | Not Grandma’s Pearls

Pearls aren’t just for your neck anymore! Incorporate pearls in unique ways: on a knotted headband, statement earrings, or the border of a box clutch!

3 | Old Silhouette, New Material

The style of this bag is similar to those top handle bags you find in vintage shops, but the hard shell and pearly resin evoke a sense of modernism to a classic design.

4 | Asymmetric Pearls

If you do want to opt for some pretty pearl jewelry, choose irregularly-shaped pearls with an asymmetric design for a look that feels very now, but with a nod to tradition.

5 | Vines Instead of Flowers

Love lace but not the granny’s-tablecloth vibe? Go for a bold vine motif instead of typical florals for a fresh look!

6 | Clean Lines + Block Heels

Pointed toe heels will always be in style, but the geometric block heel adds the perfect amount of trend-factor.

7 | Corsets Made New

What once was underneath is now on full display! Lingerie-inspired features like corsets and bustiers are huge this season, so don’t be afraid to show a little more if you’re looking for a bold bridal look that’ll turn your intended’s head.

8 | Sweet Hearts

Hearts are a recurring wedding theme, but a little subtlety goes a long way. Wear your heart on your heels for a sweet take on the classic symbol of love.

9 | Sleek Satin

Body-skimming and sultry, satin accentuates curves like no other. A thigh-high slit and one shoulder neckline in the fabric is all you need for a simple look that makes quite a statement!

10 | Asymmetric Hemlines

Asymmetric hemlines automatically feel modern and add sculptural visual interest to any lace look. Top it off with some visible seams and you’ve got a look that’s far from old fashioned!

11 | Refreshed Florals

Flowers aren’t just for bouquets, and not all wedding shoes have to be white! A teeny touch of color in a quirky flower print is all you need to make people worship at your feet (pun intended).

Take it from someone who knows: tradition is amazing and beautiful when it comes to weddings, but it’s 100% okay to do it your way! Wear what makes you feel incredible, whether it’s traditional or not! There are always ways to nod to nostalgia while embracing the trends of today. After all, it is your day to shine with your beloved!

Do you prefer modern or traditional bridal looks, or a combo of both? If you’re a traditional bride, check out my picks from BHLDN that are completely classic + beautiful!

Xx Tabi

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