Trend Alert – Coloured Wedding Dresses For 2021

Published date: 15th October 2020 | Author: Hollie Bond

Thinking about your bridal look for your 2021 wedding? The fashion forecast predicts that colourful wedding dresses are what all the stylish brides will be wearing. Find your perfect shade here.

2021 weddings are set to be the best and most anticipated celebrations yet, after a year without many “I dos” and a pandemic putting paid to all our best laid plans in 2020. So it’s no surprise that the trends in weddings are all based around making things bright, beautiful and as celebratory as possible.

This desire to party like never before has even filtered down to the world of wedding dresses, with coloured wedding dresses being in vogue as a way to inject some festival fun and a sense of happiness into what will be a long-awaited wedding for many couples.

Many brides have had a lot of time in lockdown to think about and search for their eventual big day look, and are embracing their adventurous side by choosing dresses in a whole host of different colours and with stand out details like sequins, bows and sashes.

This doesn’t mean you have to suddenly switch to a ruby red wedding dress or be inspired to wear black à la Christine Quinn (see our round-up of the best black wedding dresses on the high street here). It does mean you might want to consider one of the gorgeous and whimsical dresses in boutiques that are created using fabrics in a range of pastel shades, like pale pink, soft blue and blush though.

We’ve rounded up the best coloured wedding dresses, as well as gowns with statement colourful details that you’ll fall in love with for you 2021 wedding.

Pretty In Pink

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Satin Trimmed Embroidered Tulle Gown, Needle & Thread

Needle & Thread has created an exclusive bridal collection for Net-a-Porter and it’s absolutely dreamy. It includes this pretty subtle pink dress made from layers of fine tulle covered in intricate pastel-pink embroidery. We particularly love the lustrous satin piping and elegant tiers and ruffled trims. A seriously romantic way to embrace the trend.

Flower Power

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Tuileries Dress, Monique Lhuillier

A coloured wedding dress doesn’t have to just contain one block of colour to fit the trend for 2021. Floral gowns are a perfect way to embrace the look and add a really romantic edge to your big day look. Flowery wedding dresses don’t get much more spectacular than this statement gown from designer extraordinaire, Monique Lhuillier.

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Blushing Bride

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GALA 308 Wedding Dress, Galia Lahav

If you’re not quite ready to go the full nine yards with a colourful dress, how about choosing a classic lace bridal look with an underlay in a blush colour. This Galia Lahav dress combines all the traditional beautiful details of a classic wedding dress with the season’s trend for a bit of colour.

Boho Chic

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Sarine wedding dress, Dana Harel at Browns Bride

Grey on your wedding day? While you’ll be hoping the weather won’t be grey there’s no reason you can’t wear a dress in a heavenly shade of grey, especially when the design is as idyllic as this Dana Harel number. Statement sleeves are another of 2021’s hot trends, so you’ll be hitting all the right style notes.

Keep It Simple

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Phoebe wedding dress, Elizabeth Fillmore

If you love dresses to be simple, beautifully cut and figure hugging then you’ll love this crepe back satin bias slip dress from Elizabeth Fillmore. It reflects the trend for a touch of colour perfectly with its beautiful pale pink tones.

Ombre Effect

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Jungle Rose dress, Hermione de Paula

You’ll look seriously romantic and dreamy as you take to the aisle in this Hermione de Paula dress that has the most stunning ombre effect skirt. It’s the perfect way to look traditional and chic while rocking the latest bridal look.

Something Blue

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Blue dress (style number 21-1004), Marco & Maria

Make your dress your ‘something blue’ with this dreamy design from Marco & Maria. The full skirt and baby blue hue are a standout combination that’ll certainly wow your guests.

Back To Black

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Zander Black Ball Gown Wedding Dress, Sottero & Midgley

Black might sound a bit severe for a wedding dress, but when it’s as beautifully designed as this dress with its sheer lace bodice and a lighter underlay skirt, then as coloured wedding dresses go it’s pretty much a perfect choice.

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Tiers Of Joy

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Dress style VW351441 by White by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal

Just look at that stunning skirt! This chic dress comes in a few colours, but we think ‘fog’ is the prettiest of them all. The design is perfect for brides who love to dance, as the skirt will look incredible as you twirl around the dance floor.

Think Pink

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Dress style WG3940, DB Collection at David’s Bridal

Classic brides who are keen to look traditional but also give a nod to the colourful dress trend will love this pretty dress with its stylish off the shoulder bodice and voluminous tulle skirt, all perfectly portrayed in the subtlest of antique pinks.

Painted Lady

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Dress style WG3934, DB Collection at David’s Bridal

This dress is all about embracing tradition with a twist. The organza ball gown is a classic bridal style, that always looks good, but instead of being in usual bridal white or ivory, there’s a charming painted flower design on the bodice and at the bottom of the skirt.

Mint Condition

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Off The Shoulder Draped Gown, Monique Lhuillier

If you’re looking for a coloured wedding dress, you don’t have to stick to bridal collections during your dress search. Take a look at the occasion wear lines of some bridal designers too and you’ll find some real beauties like this mint green drape dress from Monique Lhuillier’s occasion wear collection.

All That Glitters

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Embroidered Draped Bodice Ball Gown, Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier’s collection also contains this wow-factor princess dress in a stunning shade of pink with a to-die-for sequin bodice. Dresses don’t get much prettier than this!

English Country Garden

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Camellia Dress, Reformation

At an outside ceremony or summery big day this floral dress covered in a standout tulip design will work perfectly. It’s a really good price too, when you consider the full skirt and pretty back details.

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Shine On

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Menha Gown, Grace Loves Lace

The blush-coloured skirt on this dress from Australian brand Grace Loves Lace looks absolutely magical with its illusion of being draped in sparkling lights. Every time you move it’ll glitter in the light and mesmerise your new husband or wife and guests.

Appliqué Masterpiece

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Celestina dress, Ronald Joyce

Don’t be a wallflower and choose something that really stands out in a multitude of different colours like this floral dress from Ronald Joyce. This style is for brides who really like to make an entrance and create a fashion-forward figure on their wedding day.

Magical Mermaid

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Neal mermaid wedding dress with asymmetric neckline, Pronovias

A touch of colour on a key detail of your dress can be a brilliant way to embrace the trend, and Spanish brand Pronovias have nailed the look with this mermaid style with a subtle pink hue around the stylish skirt.

Secret Garden

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Pretty Lady dress, Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham’s wedding dress collection contains some beautiful wedding dresses with colour, but it’s this secret garden design from her occasion wear collection that really steals the spotlight. This designer is much-loved by none other than The Duchess of Cambridge, so you’ll be in good company if you choose this dreamy design.

Pretty As a Peacock

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Tequila Rouge and Lalique Dress and Lalique skirt in Peacock, Eliza Jane Howell

Eliza Jane Howell is another bridal designer who also has a stunning occasion wear collection. This peacock style dress with overskirt is a brilliant way to embrace the trend for colour this season.

Feeling Blue

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Eloise Gown, Claire Pettibone

Blue silk with a delicate ivory lace overlay makes this vintage-inspired design from Claire Pettibone an absolute dream of a dress. The sweetheart neckline is the icing on the cake and adds romantic flair to the look.

Starry Night

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Blue wedding dress with star appliqués, Essence of Australia

You’ll be the star of the show on your wedding day ,so why not wear stars on your dress? This lovely look from Essence of Australia comes in a subtle icy blue that makes it stand out as a stylish dress for 2021.

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Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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