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10 Bridal Trends for the Millennial Bride

Millennial brides are dominating the bridal fashion scene, and they are bringing with them some of our favorite wedding day trends...

Whether you are a millennial bride, or are just looking to pull some inspiration from this trending demographic - we have put together a list of the top 10 bridal trends for the millennial bride. Millennial brides are pushing the boundaries of bridal fashion, and transforming what wedding day fashion is all about! So what is your favorite millennial bridal trend??

01. Capes

Capes aren't just for Wonder Woman anymore. Modern millennial brides are loving this romantic and edgy style to add a touch of something new to their wedding day look.

Dragon Queen

Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham

Where are our millennial Game of Thrones fans out there? What millennial bride doesn't dream of looking like Daenerys Targaryen at least once?

Sheer Tulle Cape

Anna Campbell
Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell brings us a gorgeous feminine, glam wedding style with a sheer tulle cape that will have any millennial bride feeling like a princess.

Statement Piece

Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham

Millennials love making a big statement - and what better way to do that on your wedding day then with a bold accent cape like this stunning piece from Jenny Packham??

Floral Cape

Marchesa
Marchesa

We love the couture feel of this next dramatic cape style from Marchesa. Millennial brides are sure to love the loud statement that this cape style makes.

02. Matching Bridal Separates

Matching separates are taking the fashion scene by storm, and millennial brides love this style for their wedding day look.

Glitter Separates

Anna Campbell
Anna Campbell

A millennial bride loves a matching bridal separates style for a chic, trendy wedding day look. And this all over glitter combo from Anna Campbell is girly and chic.

Boho Separates

Willowby by Watters
Willowby by Watters

Our next matching bridal separates style comes from Willowby by Watters. We love the girly and romantic feel of this must have millennial style.

Lace Separates

Tadashi Shoji
Tadashi Shoji

What isn't to love about this long sleeve, high neck lavish lace crop top and matching skirt? An ultra luxe and feminine separates style that is perfect for a modern millennial bride.

Couture Separates

Lela Rose
Lela Rose

This next millennial approved bridal separates style has a very contemporary couture feel to it. A simple wedding day look, that is very fashion forward.

03. Minimalist

Minimalism isn't just for designing your apartment or cutting down on your environmental impact. This less-is-more mentality is making its way into the bridal fashion scene - and millennial brides are loving it.

Clean Sophistication

Danielle Frankel/Brides.com
Danielle Frankel/Brides.com

Our minimalist millennials are going to love this next bridal look from Danielle Frankel. A trending tea length cut, high neck, and full length sleeves gives this style a sophisticated and modern feel.

Off-the-Shoulder Modern

Tadashi Shoji
Tadashi Shoji

This look goes to show that less can be so much more. There are a lot of minimalist millennial brides out there craving styles that are clean and simple. And this look is also feminine and romantic.

Effortless Contemporary

Lela Rose
Lela Rose

An ultra minimal and ultra chic wedding style that is everything a contemporary millennial bride could dream of.

Simple Slip

Dana Harel
Dana Harel

A minimalist staple: the classic slip dress. And millennial brides are loving all of the sleek contemporary takes on the effortless and timeless style.

04. Second Hand Gowns

Millennial brides are all about being environmentally friendly and thrifty. And what better way to do so than with a previously loved bridal style (like from Still White!)

Some of our pre-loved favorites:

Beach Ready

Grace Loves Lace from Still White
Grace Loves Lace from Still White

It is hard to resist a stunning Grace Loves Lace wedding gown - especially if you are planning a beach front wedding day. And a pre-loved one for 37% off retail is even better!

Edgy Contemporary

Toni Maticevski from Still White
Toni Maticevski from Still White

How about this irresistible Toni Maticevski look? A truly one a a kind wedding day look - and for $400 less than retail! How is a bride to resist?

Vintage Valentino

Valentino from Still White
Valentino from Still White

Let's be honest, most brides can only dream of wearing a Valentino on their big day. But at 88% off retail...that dream could get a lot closer with a pre-loved wedding gown!

05. Millennial Pink (and other colorful bridal!)

I mean, it is named after them - so what millennial bride doesn't like a little millennial pink on their big day? Or any colorful bridal styles for that!

Millennial Boho

Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace

We love this ultra luxe, millennial pink wedding gown from Grace Loves Lace. The perfect colorful bridal style for our bohemian millennial babes out there.

Classy Pink

Reem Acra/Brides.com
Reem Acra/Brides.com

Keep things clean and classy with this next millennial pink gown from Reem Acra. A very classic glam style, in a modern millennial color.

Edgy Pink

Vera Wang
Vera Wang

Pink isn't just for girly girls. And Vera Wang proves that with this gorgeous couture gown in a bold millennial pink color tone.

Moody Blue

Anna Campbell
Anna Campbell

For the millennials out there craving a colorful bridal style other than pink - this moody blue gown is for you. Fittingly named Indigo Midnight, this moody wedding gown is untraditional and so chic - everything millennial brides are craving.

06. Second Look Minis

Just having one bridal look is so out of style. A millennial bride loves a good mini dress for her party-ready second look!

Feathered Party Dress

Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham

If you were thinking about wearing just one wedding gown on your big day, this dreamy party-ready style might just have you thinking again. This second look mini features an all over sequin and beaded design with a lush feather trim. What millennial bride can resist this look??

Trending Mini

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

We love the very on-trend feel of this button up mini with bold modern jacket combination. Millennial brides are craving edgy styles like this for their second look fashion.

Edgy Fashion

Honor
Honor

Our more edgy millennial brides out there will love this two piece second look bridal style from Honor. Shorts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about your wedding day look - but what edgy millennial bride can resist making a statement like this??

Bridal Romper

Reem Acra/Brides.com
Reem Acra/Brides.com

Bridal romper? Yes please! What millennial bride wouldn't want to wear a romper as her second look wedding day style?

Edgy Minis

Vera Wang
Vera Wang

Vera Wang brings us two edgy bridal mini dresses that are definitely millennial bride approved.

07. Bold Florals

Florals have always been a traditional look in wedding fashion. But millennials want them bigger and bolder than ever. Get ready to make a big millennial statement with these floral wedding gowns.

Couture Florals

Vera Wang
Vera Wang

Things are getting ultra couture with this gown from Vera Wang. This dress takes the idea of timeless bridal florals and transforms it into a stunning contemporary design with bold, oversized floral accents.

Colorful Florals

Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier

Bold floral prints. Colorful floral appliqué. The bolder the better. Millennials are loving all of it.

Oversized Florals

Viktor Rolf
Viktor Rolf

For our modern couture loving millennials out there - you don't want to miss this sassy contemporary bridal mini from Viktor Rolf with oversized floral accents.

08. Non-Traditional Styles

Millennial brides don't want to wear the same thing their mom did on her wedding day. They want something new, exciting, and non-traditional. Millennial brides aren't afraid to rock a daring look on their big day.

Modern Vintage

Honor
Honor

Our first non-traditional millennial style takes vintage influences and adds a modern twist. This look is edgy, yet still with a traditional wedding day feel.

Pant Suit Bridal

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

Millennial brides love a good bridal pantsuit style that shows how trousers and blazers aren't just for the boys. Plus it doesn't hurt when it comes in a blushing millennial pink color! A chic, and sophisticated untraditional wedding style.

High Fashion

Danielle Frankel/Brides.com
Danielle Frankel/Brides.com

Millennials love making a bold, high fashion statement. And this untraditional wedding style from Danielle Frankel packs just the punch they are looking for! Reminiscent of traditional bridal styles, but in a unique contemporary way.

Contemporary High-Low

Viktor Rolf
Viktor Rolf

Viktor Rolf brings us an irresistible nontraditional wedding style that our modern millennial brings out there are sure to love. This contemporary high-low shirt dress bridal gown is truly one of a kind.

Bridal Athleisure Wear

Naeem Khan
Naeem Khan

We are seeing more and more athleisure wear styles pop up in bridal fashion, and millennials are loving them. Comfortable, edgy, and minimal. A playful contemporary bridal style like nothing else.

09. Metallics

Metallics aren't only for accessories anymore. Millennial brides are incorporating metallics into every aspect of their big day look.

Silver Screen

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

A red carpet ready silver accented wedding gown that is sure to make a big statement on your millennial wedding day.

Rose Gold

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

More of a rose gold or millennial pink fan? Then you are going to love this next metallic wedding gown from Alexandra Grecco. The millennial approved gown takes a more traditional wedding style and adds a modern punch to it with the metallic detailing.

Futuristic Metallics

Danielle Frankel
Danielle Frankel

Danielle Frankel brings us an ultra futuristic metallic bridal style that will be a favorite of our ultra modern millennials out there. This one-of-a-kind look will make a big statement.

Metallic Florals

Savin London
Savin London

The metallic floral detailing on this otherwise clean wedding gown adds an exciting contemporary feel to the look.

10. All the Accessories

Bridal accessories are getting more exciting then ever. With endless possibilities, the right wedding day accessories can completely transform your look. And millennial brides want them ALL!

Glam Bomber

Needle and Thread
Needle and Thread

Millennial brides are all about accessorizing on their big day. And who can resist this ultra glam bridal bomber. Chic, trendy, and so millennial approved.

Bridal Fedora

Hayley Paige
Hayley Paige

Hats are trending accessory in bridal fashion, and a must have for millennial brides. And for our fedora loving millennial brides out there - check out this pearl accented bridal fedora. What better way to add a sassy finish to your wedding day look?

Bold Belts

Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood

A bold belt can complete transform a look. And millennial brides are loving this accessory to make a big statement with their wedding day style.

Contemporary Crowns

Ashlee Lauren
Ashlee Lauren

What bride doesn't dream of wearing a crown on her wedding day? Well millennial brides are wearing crowns, but as bold, contemporary statement pieces.

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