This weekend, Olympia London, played host to the 2021 National Wedding Show. Bridal designers presented the latest and greatest bridal couture and show attendees saw first-hand 2021/2022 bridal catwalk trends.
The catwalk bought the latest looks for brides, bridesmaids, grooms and guests to life in a fabulous show that took place throughout the day. While the bridal dresses were the obvious showstoppers, guests saw beautiful makeup looks, a variety of on-trend complimentary hairstyles, shoes to fall in love with, and even inspiration for bouquets and other bridal accessories.
The likes of TOVE, Lora Nova, Oriental Pearl, Hapden Brides and Maids to Measure showcased their latest looks on stage.
The catwalk shows at The National Wedding Show are prime opportunities for designers to reveal their latest designs and for brides to receive first-hand knowledge of bridal fashion and trends. For 2021/2022, we are seeing a variety of emerging trends as well as some nods to the past with a revival of certain styles. The likes of TOVE, Lora Nova, Oriental Pearl, Hapden Brides and Maids to Measure showcased their latest looks on stage.
Post-pandemic, simplicity is key and this was reflected on the catwalk
At the forefront of bridal couture this year was boho chic look. Bridal gowns as well as bridesmaids dresses and mother of the bride outfits embraced this trend, reflected in tiered dresses and relaxed silhouettes. We’ve also seen a rise in boho chic themed accessories with floral headbands and whimsical signage on display.
Ornate and detailed dress backs was another emerging trend that we love. Designers showcased a number of gowns with plunging backlines or keyhole backs. Most often these types of gowns have jewels and beadwork that gently cascade down the length of the gown as evidenced by the show-stopping wedding dresses on the catwalk.
Post-pandemic, simplicity is key and this was reflected on the catwalk – we’ve noticed a lot of plainer, simpler gowns appearing for the entire bridal party this year. Brides and their maids who prefer less pomp were swept away by the gorgeous flowing gowns on display at Olympia, most of which have minimal or no ornate detailing. We also noticed this trend influencing suits for the groom with many tailors opting for cleaner, crisp lines and wedding suits without too much fuss.
The Catwalk brings the latest looks for brides, grooms and guests to life in a runway show. See beautiful make-up looks and much more at The National Wedding Show.
If you missed The National Wedding Show at Olympia London, you can still book tickets to attend in October at London’s ExCel.