COVID-19 has impacted everyone this year, especially those who had weddings planned. With ever changing restrictions across the country, we've seen some brides postpone their big day altogether to 2021 and beyond, while others have adjusted their expectations and changed their plans, which has unsurprisingly, caused a handful of new wedding dress trends to emerge.
To get some insight into what Australian brides are choosing to wear for their weddings amid a pandemic, we asked the founder of bridal atelier J.Andreatta, Jessica Andreatta, to comment on the silhouettes and accessories she's seeing rise in popularity. Unsurprisingly, with many couples opting for a more intimate guest list and casual event all-round, shorter hemlines are proving popular.
Read on for Jess's commentary.
1. Shorter hemlines
Brides are opting for cocktail dresses inspired by the '60s . . . Chic, feminine A-line and asymmetrical hemlines are in!
2. Veils and face masks
This year is all about the statement veil and face mask. To compliment a classic and minimal elopement dress, brides are focusing on long floating veils, or embellished/beaded face masks in gorgeous lace fabrications to elevate the look. Other trends emerging for 2021 are lace gloves and chic turbans.
With an emphasis on unconventional bridal-wear, it's all about playing with new and fresh fabrications such as feathers.
4. Matching accessories
This season brings back gloves as the ultimate bridal accessory, inspired by key trends of the '60s, and of course, matching face masks.