Choosing your perfect wedding dress can be a whirlwind of stress, excitement…and a little more stress. Whether you’re the type to have the gown of your dreams picked out since you could say the word lace, or if you’ve never stepped foot into a bridal shop, here are the top 2020/21 bridal trends that could help you find ‘The One’!

By Jade Tierney


2020/21 is all about pockets, low backs and living out your bohemian dreams.
Starting off with practicality. The pocket trend although unique can be found on far more dresses today, as designers can appreciate a bride can be both classy and comfy. At Anna Georgina, South African designer Kobus captures the essence of a modern-day woman. This timeless gown is a part of the ‘Pure Collection’ and plays on a structured silhouette with focus on a plunging neckline and of course the pockets! Perfect for the bride that doesn’t know where to put her hands when the flash goes off!


For the bride that wants to look effortlessly dreamy and romantic, these bohemian dresses fit in perfectly with any Spring 2021 wedding. Galway bridal boutique, ‘Vintage Pearl’ showcases this whimsical, lace dress by designer Katya Katya London. This free-spirited gown is vintage-inspired with soft touches of ivory, effortlessly hugging the body.


‘The Attic’ located in Limerick City, shows another design from Anna Georgina. Dainty floral embroidery, effortlessly running through the gown. This boho dress offers its bride the freedom to move with zero compromise on style.


Backless gowns add an unexpected touch to both traditional and untraditional wedding dresses. With copious amounts of bareback designs, each one sets the vibe for the entire dress. Extremely versatile in that it can add a touch of romance to a more traditional style or balance out a more dramatic design. ‘Thistles’ bridal boutique in the heart of Galway, shows this stunning backless gown from designer House of St.Patrick. This figure-hugging dress is both sophisticated and daring, with all the attention on that deep V back.


Sustainable and chic. Vintage bridal wear is making a comeback this season with brides opting to make something special out of a preloved gown. Although you can go for a ‘vintage inspired’ dress, there’s something special about a true vintage piece. It adds to the story of the dress. ‘Dirty Fabulous vintage’ a family run boutique based in Monaghan, aims to give gowns a new lease of life. Offering their customers ”unique and timeless pieces” for their own special day.