In early October, The Bridal Council collaborated with Pullquest to offer a virtual display of the world’s leading luxury bridal designers. In their illustrious collections, 20 designers from around the globe offered the latest and greatest in wedding fashion. From supple silk trains to blooming embroidery, to billowing skirts and figure-hugging bustiers, this year’s designers present the perfect gown for every kind of bride. Here we take a look at 27 dresses from the 2021 New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week that take our breath away. 

All photos courtesy of The Bridal Council

LONG SLEEVE

As we descend into the colder season, leaders in bridal fashion offer sleeved gowns that don’t skimp on style. High-neck ball gowns and victorian-inspired silhouettes are ideal for a winter bride. For those with an eye for sparkle, shimmering sequins transform a low-neck gown into an ice princess’ dream.

New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Toronto; Rivini Collection by Rita Vinieris
Fabianne; Neta Dover Couture
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Renata; Ines De Santo Couture

OFF SHOULDER

Throughout the week, off shoulder gowns seemed to be having their moment. Delicate draping accentuates a feminine neckline and creates a dreamy silhouette. Off shoulder details can be added to any shape and style, here shown on embroidered mermaid gowns and paneled corsets.

New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Elin; Van Jou by Van Der Velde
Karna; Plume by Esposa
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Prima Plisse Dress; Kaviar Gauche
Daniela; Morilee Madeline Gardner
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
PURE; Eisen Stein
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
LOTUS; Eisen Stein
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Valerie Look 9; Rivini Collection by Rita Vinieris

SLEEK AND SIMPLE

Of course timeless designs in brilliant shades of white never lose their shine. Designers reinterpret classic shapes with elegant necklines and off-white shades of silk. Offering both figure-hugging skirts and traditional A-line shapes, a bride seeking simple gowns finds her taste well suited in this year’s collections.

Take a Bow; Blue Willow by Anne Barge
Heart and Soul; Anne Barge
Ravel; Caroline Castigliano
Giovanna; Ines by Ines Di Santo
Style 207; Jesus Peiro
Edith; Sareh Nouri
Nightingale; Sareh Nouri

FLORAL

Dresses inspired by nature’s beauty have been growing in bridal fashion for the past few seasons, and there was no sign of slowing down at the 2021 Bridal Fashion Week. Designers focused floral embellishments on sleeves for an added billowing effect. They combined exquisite beading with delicate embroidered blooms, elevating classic silhouettes to ethereal heights.

New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Harpy; Esposacouture
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Star; Eisen Stein
Maysa; Plume by Esposa
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Alida; Ines Di Santo Couture
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Julietta Collection Style 3352; Morilee Madeline Gardner
Esmerelda Style 1072; Morilee Madeline Gardner

BIG AND BOLD

For brides that lean into the spotlight, these bold gowns make a statement. Layered tulle and eye-catching material breathe personality, without overbearing those who wear them. A wedding dress should never wear the bride, afterall.

New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Ross; Rivini Collection by Rita Vinieris
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week 2021
Prima Vera Couture Dress; Kaviar Gauche
21003; Peter Langner
Azalea Suit; Chakra Bridalwear

You can find more of our favorite dresses from collections in 2021 here.