From Whistles and RIXO bridal gowns to Rolling in Roses, the top 10 wedding dress trends for brides getting married in 2021

Annasia broderie dress, £199 at All Saints.Annasia broderie dress, £199 at All Saints.

Princess Diana might have pulled it off in regal style, but the modern bride most definitely does not want to look like a meringue.

Even before the pandemic, there was a shift towards less blatant opulence, perhaps more awareness of the need to stop destroying the planet with rampant materialism, a recognition that more is rarely, if ever, more.

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Carrie Symonds showed her support for the uber-fashionable new trend of fashion rental for her surprise wedding to Boris Johnston, choosing a boho-style appliquéd tulle gown by Greek designer Christos Costarellos, costing almost £300, but rented for less than £45.

Rolling in Roses Passion blouse, £650, over Adrenaline dress, from £650, Dresses @rolling_in_roses
Photography @zachgracefilms
Hair + makeup @victoriafarrmua
Jewellery by @bluemeadow_ & @roakestudio

The global online clothing rental market is expected to grow by £990 million, or 10 per cent during 2021-2025. Not that wedding dress and special occasion designers need concern themselves too much, as there is a wedding boom forecast right here, right now, as couples plan 2021, 2022, and 2023 nuptials, so the demand for new wedding gowns, accessories and flowers is skyrocketing.

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And many modern brides want a dress or an outfit that reflects the current mood of liberation and free spiritedness. These are some of our favourites …

Candice silk wedding dress, £650 by Rixo at flowers halo by Moondance Flowers at Easington, prices start at £45; Patea dress from the Tiffany Bridal Collection, £999. Model : Elle Baldwinson Hair & Makeup : Jacqueline Baldwinson Photographer : Lindsey JonesRixo Lara wedding dress, £395Rose ivory wedding dress, £599 at Whistles.Annie wedding blazer, £299, and trousers, £229, at Whistles.Rolling in Roses Addiction dress
, £2,100 – Dresses @rolling_in_roses
Photography @zachgracefilms
Hair + makeup @victoriafarrmua
Jewellery by @bluemeadow_ & @roakestudioThe Heartbeats dress by York-based Rolling in RosesMagister dress from The Tiffany Bridal Collection at Osh Gosh Gowns Scunthorpe, £1,250; headdress, £195, by Love Hats Millinery in Hull; flowers by Moondance Flowers, Easington, Model : Elle Baldwinson
Hair & Makeup : Jacqueline Baldwinson Photographer : Lindsey JonesAnnasia broderie dress, £199 at All Saints.