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Did you know that we can see what y’all buy on Etsy? I mean, we can’t see who buys what, but if you click an Etsy link here on the website, we CAN see which products get purchased. This is super fun because it means we can see what’s trending with Offbeat Brides!

And when it comes to unique wedding dresses for 2021? Y’all are ON FIRE. Let’s take a look at some of the wedding dress trends that are hot AF with Offbeat Brides this year.

Before we dive in, I want to share a small note in frustration: Apologies in advance for how white-washed these dress photos are. Why do so many wedding dressmakers still only use slender young white models? CAN WE GET SOME INCLUSIVITY UP IN HERE, PEOPLE!? Jeez. Also, for those of you who aren’t planning to wear a dress and want ideas for your masc wedding suits, we gotchoo.

Now, that aside: Do you see your wedding dress here??

Trend: Bold colored separates with unexpected fabrics

Florence Skirt with a 10″ Train by sweetcarolinestyles

We’ve been loving the wedding dress separates trend for a couple years, but this shift toward a boldly colored wedding skirt, with a more traditionally white lace top? Brilliant! It’s like the mullet of wedding dresses — traditional on the top, party on the bottom! And when it comes to unexpected fabrics, can we talk about this LINEN bridal skirt? Oof, the sumptuousness.

Linen bridal skirt from Wardrobe by Dulcinea

Oh and speaking of separates, Offbeat Brides are also loving this body suit to pair with their wedding skirts:

This bodysuit from SweetCarolineStyles is made from soft cotton lace with a geometric pattern in a natural ivory tone.

Wedding dress trend: ombre or dip-dyed wedding dresses

This ombre dress OMFG.
Or you like ombre in blue?
Then there’s the ombre wedding dress that launched a thousand Pinterest boards from KMK Designs. This dress is a favorite of Offbeat Brides and Offbeat Bride editors.

Wedding dress trend: big sleeves

This wedding dress has BIG SLEEVES
If you want to go a more boho style, this Mexican-inspired sleeved wedding dress is colorful and amazing!


Tassel lace wedding dress by Bibiluxe

How glorious are those tasseled long sleeves? There’s almost a tiny hint of a kimono vibe there.


Trend: More sleeves — but backless!

Lace Open Back Wedding Dress with Sleeves by PolinaIvanova

Yes, it’s a little bit boho with all that lace, but I love how it’s a mix of modest with the sleeves and daring with that open back. Plus, that mermaid silhouette is WOAH.

Ivory lace wedding dress Silent Waterfall by mywonybridal


Trend 3: Big flowy sleeves

And then there’s these wide lacy boho sleeves on this backless dress:

Romantic lace wedding dress with sleeves from SilkBrides

Wedding dress trend: high-low tea-length

Tea length asymmetrical wedding dress by VehovaDresses

Speaking of mullets, who doesn’t love an tea-length gown with a high-low hem? This one’s lower in the back — and yes, it has pockets.

Trend: Embroidered & floral wedding dresses

Embroidered wedding Gown by jordanderuiter

We are HERE FOR IT with these floral embroidered wedding gowns. Offbeat Brides are loving them both in their strapless form, as well as with sleeves. The dress below can have long sleeves or short little fluttery cap sleeves. Either way, super cute.

Floral wedding dress with sleeves from Tonena


Trend: super affordable floaty tulle

Tulle light blue wedding gown from Mywony Bridal

Dude, it’s under $300 and makes you look like a dreamy snow queen who floated over the water from Arendelle. What’s not to love?

Trend: 20th Century Vintage

Classic Vintage Modest Short Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress from AandMEnterprises
Deep Cherry Red Velvet Evening Dress with Circle Skirt and Cap Sleeves by Dig For Victory

Wedding dress trend: RED wedding dress

2021 brides are loving the DRAMA of a red wedding dress, like this one from Julia Miren Dresses

Wedding dress trend: nature-inspired lace dresses

Leaf Lace Nude Wedding Dress by Blush Fashion

2021 wedding dress trend: NO EFFING DRESS AT ALL

YES it’s a jumpsuit! Don’t believe me?…

We’re seeing more and more brides skip the dress completely and go for a wedding jumpsuit, romper, or crisp little suit.

But did we miss your wedding outfit? Share a link in the comments!

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