The 6 Most Popular Wedding Dress Trends for the Modern and Non-Traditional Bride

WONA Concept’s newest collection is everything you need and more

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Model standing in the street wearing the India wedding dress by WONA Concept

What do you look for in a dream gown? For most brides, it’s the fabric, sparkle, silhouette, and overall design aesthetic. For others, a huge emphasis is placed on finding a dress that fits within the right budget, season, and venue locale. Whatever your preferences might be, when it comes to bridal fashion, there are a variety of factors to consider when finding “the one.” 

With so much importance placed on a bride's wedding day look, we understand how “saying yes to the dress” can be, well, a bit overwhelming. After all, you’ll be the star of the show, and ensuring you look and feel your best is pinnacle when it comes to walking down the aisle in style. But even with all the limitless dress options out there, we're here to say that your bridal fashion experience doesn’t have to be plagued with doubt and confusion. How? A main way to streamline your search is to understand the latest trends of the wedding industry today.

From A-line and sexy silhouettes, to corset bodices and off-the-shoulder necklines, 2020 and 2021 has illustrated a shift towards more modern and non-traditional bridal aesthetics. And for brides-to-be on the hunt for the best gowns, WONA Concept is a brand that fully embraces the trends of today—one’s that you will remember fondly for years to come.

Founded in 2009, WONA Concept is an internationally recognized brand that merges the current fashion trends of today's society, with the traditional themes and motifs we know to be true in bridalwear. Their latest collection, titled “Love In The City”, is fit for the fashion-forward bride who’s not afraid to take risks and be the star of her show. Even better? Each gown in the collection exemplifies the popular trends in bridal fashion today—specifically, corset bodices, off-the-shoulder necklines, sexy and A-line silhouettes, dramatic trains, and midi hemlines.

If you're currently at the beginning of your bridal fashion journey, or still looking for “the one” to say “I do” in, we highly recommend checking out WONA Concept’s latest line. To help ease your search, ahead, take a look at a few of our favorite gowns from the newest collection, and learn a little more about the trends they each represent.

Corset Bodices

Corset bodices have made a major return this season, gracing the runways of several Bridal Fashion Week shows, to boot. This structural design element not only allows for a figure-hugging silhouette, but also allows for brides to feel sexy and confident in their looks. Within the “Love In The City” collection, the Dara, Vera, and Bronte dress all illustrate why corset bodices are back and here to stay.

Dara

Model standing on the street in NYC wearing WONA Concept's Dara bridal gown

The Cut: Corseted, strapless A-line gown
The Material: Embroidered lace, sparkling sequins, and patterned tulle
The Wow Factor: The sequin floral motifs

Vera

Model wearing WONA Concept's Vera bridal gown on NYC sidewalk next to a car

The Cut: Corseted, long sleeve A-line gown
The Material: Lace and tulle 
The Wow Factor: The high collar and long transparent sleeves

Bronte

Model wearing WONA Concept's Bronte bridal gown on NYC street next to a horse and carriage

The Cut: Corseted, A-line ballgown featuring a bateau neckline
The Material: Glossy crepe
The Wow Factor: The balloon sleeves

Off-The-Shoulder Necklines

For brides looking for an alternative to the standard neckline offerings in bridalwear, off-the-shoulder silhouettes are just what you need. This neckline is ideal for all body types as it highlights your décolletage in a way that’s equal parts modern and elegant. If you’re searching for this style of dress on your big day, check out WONA Concept’s Liz, Belmont, Rochelle, and Mercedes gowns.

Liz

Model standing in NYC crosswalk wearing the Liz wedding dress by WONA Concept

The Cut: Off-the-shoulder trumpet gown
The Material: Lace and embroidered tulle
The Wow Factor: The sheer illusion bodice and three-dimensional floral lace

Belmont

Model wearing WONA Concept's off-the-shoulder Belmont bridal gown

The Cut: Off-the-shoulder A-line gown
The Material: Weightless tulle
The Wow Factor: The embroidered bodice

Mercedes

Model walking past a store window in NYC wearing WONA Concept's Mercedes bridal gown

The Cut: Off-the-shoulder mermaid gown
The Material: Lace, tulle, and crystal embroidery 
The Wow Factor: The delicate back train

Rochelle

MoModel posing at the New York Public Library flagship location in WONA Concept's Rochelle bridal gown

The Cut: Off-the-shoulder fit and flare gown
The Material: Lace and tulle
The Wow Factor: The geometric sheer side panels on the bodice

Sexy Silhouettes

Today, many brides are embracing more bold and sexier silhouettes—in favor of styles that stray from traditional bridal ballgowns. If your aesthetic tends to be more fashion-forward and of the moment, you’ll absolutely love the Goddess, Kim, and Skylar gowns from WONA Concept. With deep-V necklines, thigh high slits and body hugging silhouettes, you’ll be sure to turn heads when it comes time to say “I do.”

Goddess

Model standing on a stoop in NYC wearing the Goddess bridal gown by WONA Concept's

The Cut: Long sleeve trumpet gown
The Material: Embroidered lace 
The Wow Factor: The deep-V neckline

Kim

Model wearing WONA Concept's Kim bridal gown in front of a horse and carriage

The Cut: Long sleeve A-line gown
The Material: Lace and tulle with ​​embroidered beads and crystals
The Wow Factor: The thigh-high slit

Skylar

Model standing on the street next to a trailer in WONA Concept's Skylar wedding dress

The Cut: Spaghetti strap trumpet gown
The Material: Lace and tulle embroidered with beads, spangles, and crystals
The Wow Factor: The beaded embroidery throughout

Dramatic Trains

Trains are a bridal fashion trend that have stood the test of time, but the latest iteration of long and dramatic silhouettes is what makes them extremely popular today. What’s more, these trains, coupled with body accentuating design features, allow brides to combine traditional bridalwear preferences with today’s fashion-forward aesthetics. Looking for a dress with a train that’ll stand the test of time? Check out WONA Concept’s Blanc, Krista, Maria, and Odri dresses.

Blanc

Model wearing WONA Concepts' Blanc bridal gown poses in front of New York Public Library lion statue

The Cut: Long-sleeve trumpet gown featuring an embellished train
The Material: Embroidered lace 
The Wow Factor: The allover beaded and sequin embroidery 

Krista

Model walking down sidewalk in WONA Concepts' Krista bridal gown

The Cut: Trumpet gown featuring a cathedral train
The Material: Floral lace and tulle
The Wow Factor: The detachable cape

Maria

Model standing on street corner in NYC wearing WONA Concepts' Maria wedding dress

The Cut: Long sleeve A-line gown with a royal train 
The Material: Lace and tulle
The Wow Factor: The three-dimensional beaded floral embroidery 

Odri

Model posing next to a horse carriage wearing WONA Concept's off-the-shoulder Odri bridal gown

The Cut: Off-the-shoulder A-line gown with a royal train
The Material: Glossy satin
The Wow Factor: The luscious and voluminous ballgown skirt

Midi Hemlines

Long are the days when brides are required to wear long gowns on their wedding day. 2020 and 2021 have proven that bridalwear can transcend traditional aesthetics, which also means embracing and accepting shorter hemlines. Within the “Love In The City” collection, the Lovely and Lola dress clearly show how midi-length dresses are just as glamorous as any other bridal gown on the market. 

Lovely

Model walking down the sidewalk in NYC wearing WONA Concept's Lovely bridal gown

The Cut: Long sleeve, A-line midi dress
The Material: Lace and tulle
The Wow Factor: The embellished and embroidered bodice and sleeves 

Lola

Model standing in street wearing WONA Concept's Lola wedding dress

The Cut: Midi dress with a sweetheart neckline 
The Material: Lace and tulle
The Wow Factor: The corseted and embellished bodice 

A-Line Silhouettes

An A-line dress is one of the most recognizable silhouettes available in bridalwear today, so it’s no wonder why this trend remains popular year after year. For brides looking for a gown that highlights their upper body, but flows out into a voluminous skirt, consider purchasing a dress with an A-line silhouette. The Bellini, Natalie, and Sasha are all dresses within WONA Concept’s latest line that highlights the beauty of this classic look. 

Bellini

Model dressed in WONA Concept's Bellini bridal gown standing by a piano with books stacked on top

The Cut: A-line gown featuring a deep-V neckline and volumetric sleeves
The Material: Glossy satin
The Wow Factor: The voluminous shoulder sleeves

Natalie

Model posing in WONA Concept's Natalie wedding dress

The Cut: Long sleeve A-line gown
The Material: Embellished tulle
The Wow Factor: The layered tiered skirt

Sasha

Model crossing the street in NYC wearing WONA Concept's Sasha bridal gown

The Cut: High-neck A-line gown
The Material: Embellished lace
The Wow Factor: The allover beaded and crystal embellishments