Our goal is to keep our brides up-to-date on all exclusive new finds, trends in the bridal world, and most importantly, designs that wow and change throughout the years. We know that navigating through the sea of wedding dresses in local boutiques and online can be a daunting task. With thousands of wedding dress designers and millions of dresses to choose from, your head is swimming. To help with your search we put together a list of 2021’s top 10 wedding dress designers.
1. Monique Lhullier
A name recognized not only throughout the bridal industry but as a leader in the fashion world, Monique Lhullier makes incredibly luxurious pieces fit for a bride who is aiming for a unique style. Making made-to-order designs and ready-to-wear pieces, this is the designer who will bring couture dreams to life for any and every bride.
The “Daydream” ball gown is one that molds traditional stylings within its full ball gown but pairs it with the sophistication and art of what you may see on the runway (not just the aisle).
Watters busted onto the scene several years back and has been providing brides with versatile style and budget-friendly options ever since. They have something for every type of bridal palette including traditional, conservative, trendy, unique, and even classic princess. Keep in mind they have several lines including Watters, Willowby, and Wtoo.
From their “Sunset Rose” Watters collection comes the ‘Frederique’ which mixes traditional with modern styles. The lace sleeves and flowing dress suggest a bridal spirit with a romantic vision.
3. Claire Pettibone
Queen of the bohemian fairytale comes Claire Pettibone’s fantasy gowns. They’re made with some of the most iconic artistic vision, beautiful colors, and handmade detailing. For those with a whimsical style or looking for vintage inspiration, check out any and all collections under this designer.
The ‘Floral’ from the “Three Graces” collection mixes vintage bridal flavor with some of the most gorgeous colors. Non-traditional brides will love the color pairings with the classic laces and ivory shades.
4. Galia Lahav
Not only are Galia Lahav’s designs incredibly innovative and trendy, but this company does something that others don’t do – or do as well. They have the ability to create custom, couture gowns for their brides without ever physically meeting. Technology truly can be a gift!
How can you not swoon over these designs? The ‘Gale’ is one of the most youthful, yet interesting, gowns we have seen in a long time. There’s an innate sexiness paired with a princess vibe making it feel like the rogue bride you always wanted to be.
5. Anna Campbell
Silks, laces, intricate detailing, and handmade embellishments are all staples of the Anna Campbell brand. This Australian designer creates some of the most beautiful and feminine gowns in today’s market, all while staying true to the traditions that made bridal wear so special.
The ‘Hazel Summer’ is such a romantic, feminine gown. The combination of chiffon and floral lace makes this the perfect springtime edition to your storybook wedding.
6. ASOS Bridal Collection
This one may surprise you, but some of their gowns have become quite the popular choice among today’s brides. Overall, brides are becoming more budget conscious and frugal with their spending. And the ASOS collection offers incredible designs at a mere fraction of a boutique purchase.
‘Beatrice Bardot’ is giving us all the chic and sexy vibes. Coming in at a mere $171, brides can afford to look the part without giving up too much of their budget (and taking away from things like a house fund or honeymoon!).
7. Suzanne Nevil
If you haven’t heard Suzanne Nevil’s name before, pay attention, because she’s about to take over the bridal industry all over. Popular in Britain and the surrounding areas, she is known for gorgeous bridal ball gowns and some of the most glamorous evening attire. She is especially reputable for the finest silks she uses and hand embroideries seen throughout her designs.
Perusing the “Modern Love” collection is absolutely worth the time. It’s filled with magical, feminine options that are reminiscent of what your favorite fairy-tale princess may have worn. This is the ‘Asteria’ and we fell head-over-heels in love with that blue floral.
A leader in wedding dress designs is the Barcelona-based Pronovias brand. This wedding dress designer is right for you if you love unique and breathtaking lace patterns not seen in any other wedding dress collections or classy and sophisticated styles.
Mermaid dresses come and go in terms of trends, but this one is an instant, timeless classic. ‘Abraham’ has a subtle silhouette filled with soft fabrics and beaded embroidery.
9. LOHO Bride
For those that want a unique experience and an idea about what they want to walk down the aisle with but haven’t quite found something on the rack that will do the trick … LOHO Bride will be the experience you want. This is a boutique where you meet to create your own, custom wedding gown because you may not bode well with the designs that are ready to wear. It’s important to note that LOHO does have ready-to-wear options as well. This ‘Virtuoso’ gown is structured, futuristic, and incredibly chic.
10. Zo & Willow Bridal
Zo & Willow is a space that shines a light on new or underrated designers. They offer various collections under a variety of names creating a versatile space for all kinds of brides. The gowns are made-to-order and include everyone from Lola Varma, Prea James, A La Robe, and more.
How precious is this beauty from Lola Varma? With youthful spirits and springtime vibes, it seems to be the perfect fit for a destination affair.
What’s in the details?
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What Are The Best Wedding Gowns?
Romantic, covetable, and uniquely yours.
What is the new collection?
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What Is Bridal’s New Guard?
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What are the designs?
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What is the process of creating a wedding dress?
Wedding dress designers spend years learning about fine art, history, and the science of color and texture to create a jaw-dropping wedding gown.
What Will It Take to Find the One?
After almost 20 years of experience, I can confidently say that all brides are different; some have tears, some have a quiet assurance and inner feeling, some work through a logical process of elimination, and more.
What is Eva Lendel?
Having launched in Los Angeles in 2015, Eva Lendel is still a new name in the world of trendy wedding dresses.
What is your style of Berta?
Bold and sexy sum up this designer’s style.
We hope you enjoyed learning about these top 10 designers and that their different styles help you start your search on the right track. With careful consideration of your body type, occasion, and style taste, our list will help get your wedding dress search headed in the right direction. Happy hunting to all brides!