There is approximately 2 million couples wed in the United States each year.  That means there are 2 million brides searching each year for the most important ensemble of their lives. Unlike the groom whose wedding day attire is comprised predominantly of a  tuxedo of choice, the blushing bride must consider not only the gown, but the shoes, the headpiece, the jewelry and even the undergarments.  

One of the leading sources for everything that is weddings, The Knot, has laid out the biggest trends for wedding in 2021. From fabrics to dress lengths, we've got what's hot if you're planning on saying "I do" sometime this year.

The Knot is quick to note that weddings have had to adjust and regroup over the past year due to the ongoing pandemic, and many scheduled this year will take on a little different vibe. Some brides may choose to embrace the trending look of shorter dresses when they walk down the aisle or even into the court house. Short can still mean classic style.

If you're looking for the traditional full length wedding gown, consider ruffles since they are all the rage this year. Ruffles add the elegant romance and feminine detail. A layered skirt are also a great way to embrace a more romantic style.

Necklines are a focal point, and for 2021 the square neckline is popping up on everything from formal to casual dresses. The geometric style is flattering and easy to accessorize if you're looking to wear special necklace or earrings without overpowering the dress details.

When it comes to fabric, satin has some competition. Crepe is where it's at for 2021.The fabric, which is a silk, wool or synthetic fabric, offers a simple crisp look and feel that is lightweight and flattering for any season throughout the year.

These local bridal boutiques can show you all the latest styles & trends,  and help you find your perfect dress for your big day.

Bridal by Viper8800 Market Place Drive Suite H030
Birch Run, MI 48415

Expressions in Silk: 7530 W Miller Road, Swartz Creek, MI

Ivory Loft: 101 W Shiawassee Ave, Fenton, MI 48430

Perfect Fit: 4268 W. Vienna Rd.
Clio, Michigan 48420

David's Bridal: 4340 B Miller Road Genesee Valley Shopping Center, Flint, MI 48507

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