Wedding Dress Trends for Fall 2021

We scoured the looks at Bridal Fashion Week 2020 to bring you the hottest trends for Fall 2021. Get ready for chic and beautiful wedding gown styles that you will love for your fall wedding or beyond!

If you are planning your wedding for fall, envision yourself on your way down the aisle in on-trend styles that range from ethereal gowns with fluttery sleeves to pretty dresses with botanical prints and elegant casual dresses.

Grab a pen and paper and start your favorite wedding gown choices from our list of the hottest fall wedding dress trends for 2021. Read on to see what we have chosen, and how you can style each one to fit your wedding theme.

Wedding Dress Trends for Fall 2021

Ball Gown

FleurAlways the quintessential favorite, the ball gown style wedding dress continues to make its mark in wedding trends for Fall 2021. If you have imagined yourself looking like a princess on your wedding day, this trend is for you.

The ball gown style is so timeless and versatile that it will work with almost any wedding theme and any wedding venue. The ball gown style is show-stopping and works with all body types. This gown style is voluminous, and you can choose to embellish it with elegant jewelry and a sophisticated updo, or go casual, and opt for bare feet on the beach.

Choose from a variety of materials for your dream ball gown look, from satin to chiffon and everything in between, a ball gown style wedding dress will have you looking, and feeling, like a member of the royal family on your wedding day.



We saw dainty and airy floral prints for spring and summer, but, rest assured, fall’s floral prints are boldly different.
Botanical prints arrived on the scene and have made a splash! We have seen large floral prints in vivid, fall colors, as well as 3-D flowers embroidered onto wedding gowns. If you prefer more of a subtle floral motif, pastels are style en vogue. We love seeing floral prints in an outdoor setting, but really, anything goes!

We are seeing floral print wedding gowns in a variety of styles, so, if this look is your dream, you will be able to find one in a style that suits you and your wedding theme.

We were delighted to see that butterflies were added to the mix of botanical prints, adding to the whimsical style of floral print wedding gowns, but if you want just a taste of botanicals, floral earrings are a trendy accessory choice for fall 2021.


Casual weddings are becoming more popular which means a simple wedding dress is a necessity. But, a casual wedding dress is now so much more than a simple sundress. Brides today are able to choose from a variety of casual styles for their big day.

If your wedding is going to be casual and fun, your wedding gown options are plentiful.

Short dresses are very much the rage for modern weddings, and the hemlines are all over the place. Brides can choose from tea-length, ultra-short, or midi length gowns for their wedding day, each style will highlight a different portion of the leg and show off a great pair of shoes!

Wedding gowns with pockets are a great option for a bride that loves convenience. Pocketed dresses are available in almost any style or length, so your options are endless if pockets are on your wishlist.

Suits with pants are now a welcome option for a growing number of brides. Suits and pants offer a different, modern take on wedding attire, and sheer cape style jackets, cigarette pants, and suit jackets that do double duty as a short dress are all the rage for fall weddings. With fall comes colder weather, and simple but elegant pantsuits are a warmer alternative for an outdoor wedding.

A sheath-style wedding gown is a great choice for a bride that wants to stick to a simple silhouette. The same can be said for an a-line or mermaid-style gown, and all three work great in an outdoor setting like a beach or barn.


Fresh for fall 2021, sparkly wedding dresses are making their mark.

Metallics, beading, and sequins on wedding gowns are the ultimate in glamorous wedding style. We have seen sparkling tulle on skirts and semi-precious gems shining from buttoned backs. Choose from hints of sparkle on the bodice to all-over sequins. And these sparkly gowns are available in all wedding dress styles and are appropriate for nearly any theme or venue.

We love a shimmering or sparkling gown around the holiday season, and the embellishments look ultra-chic with the glint of candlelight. We recommend simple accessories with this shimmering style so the dress has a chance to shine. Sparkly wedding gowns are perfect for a bride who wants to make a lasting impression on her guests!


Melanie_2Lingerie-inspired corset bodice dresses may sound like undergarments, but they are anything but. A wedding gown that features an exposed bone corset offers structure and elegance to a bride that is looking for a fashion-forward wedding gown.

The lingerie-inspired corset gown is featured in a variety of gown styles from classic to avant-garde. This offers every bride a wedding dress that fits both their style and personality.


CassablancaTiered skirts and bodices have been a standout on the runways of Bridal Fashion Week. Goodbye garish tiered dresses reminiscent of a wedding cake, and hello fresh and fun layers of tulle!

Don’t be fooled by the layers of fabric, modern tiered wedding dresses can be a surprisingly flattering silhouette, as designers are using pleats to create the tiers rather than extra fabric. For the complete look, keep your jewelry as simple as possible

A tiered wedding gown or skirt is a fun choice for a bride who wants to show a playful side, opting for fun and whimsy, rather than bulky and stiff.

Naked back

catalina collectionDresses with a low or naked back are perfect for a bride who loves to make a statement. Sexy and show-stopping, a backless dress is memorable to everyone at the wedding.

We are particularly fond of lace-detailed, intricately hand-buttoned, and sheer illusion style gowns offered by many designers for Fall 2021. When it comes to the front of the dress, we have seen a variety of styles, from sweetheart neckline to long-sleeved. There truly is an option for every bride.

The naked back style works well in any venue or with any theme and can be worn casually or for a formal wedding.

A bride who chooses a backless wedding dress should consider a hairstyle that showcases the back feature, like an updo or hair that does not cover the entire back. Accessories are unlimited for this wedding gown choice– opt for big and bold or stick with dainty and feminine because either goes!

Viero Bridal

We want to welcome you to visit one of our boutiques to view our collection. Whether you are looking for couture wedding gowns in Chicago or planning to visit all of the best bridal shops in Las Vegas, add Viero Bridal to your list! We offer affordable, chic, and stylish dresses in our flagship stores located in Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

For a taste of our stunning wedding gown designs, and a look at what is hot for Fall 2021, visit our collection online. If you don’t find the right match, but have a clear idea in mind, explore our custom design service. Get started today by booking an appointment at one of our bridal boutiques! We can’t wait to see just what style of bridal gown you will choose for your Fall 2021 wedding.