Top Trends from Spring Chicago Bridal Fashion Week

Here’s a peek at some of our favorite trends from Spring 2021 Chicago Bridal Fashion Week, including sexy cutouts, sweet bow details, glittering bridesmaid dresses, and more.

Each season, we await our favorite designers' wedding gown collections with baited breath. This year is no different, except that we are attending virtual fashion events instead of in person. The debut of the Spring 2021 gowns at Chicago Bridal Fashion Week blew us away. Check out a few of our favorite trends below, and you'll see why. 

Versatile Detachable Sleeves

Detachable sleeves are our favorite accessory to change up your wedding day look. From sheer to floral fabrics and available in varying lengths, detachable sleeves give brides two distinct looks for their big day. 

Allison Webb, Style Sinclaire 


This stunning ball gown features a French lace bodice, a dupioni silk skirt, and gorgeous detachable three-quarter sleeves.

Calla Blanche, Style August

Calla Blanche, August

Exposed boning, soft tulle, and off-the-shoulder detachable tulle sleeves, make us wish it was August all year long.

Blue by Enzoani, Style Nadia

Blue by Enzoani, Nadia

This gorgeous lace mermaid gown gets a serious upgrade with detachable off-the-shoulder cape sleeves. Trust us, this accessory will make for magical photos.

Daring Cutouts

Whether completely open or covered with illusion lace, cutouts make a great statement. From sexy side cutouts to keyhole necklines, and even open-back cutouts, this eye-catching detail gets the party started. 

Hayley Paige, Style Suki

 Hayley Paige, Suki

A flattering contoured cutout back makes this gown a real stunner.

Jasmine Bridal, Style F221055

 Jasmine Bridal

A nod to "Old Hollywood," this crepe gown with chiffon sleeves has a jaw-dropping keyhole back. 

Kitty Chen, Style Delphina

Kitty Chen Delphina

This stunning crepe fit-and-flare gown gets a sexy upgrade from sparkly lace-covered cutouts.

Extravagant Waterfall Skirts 

Tiered gowns floated down the (Zoom) runways this season. Gorgeous waterfall skirts with asymmetrical ruffles made of lace and organza convinced us that this trend is going to be everywhere

Beloved by Casabanca Bridal, Style Billie

Beloved, Billie

Boho and romantic, this halter gown has a voluminous layered skirt made of organza with a horsehair trim.

 Allure Bridals, Style 9721

 Allure Bridals

Asymmetrical ruffles cascade down the tulle skirt of this gown, accented with sequined lace appliques.

Maggie Sottero, Style Zuri

 Maggie Sottero, Zuri

This sequin tulle ballgown with a ruffled skirt will make you feel like your favorite fairytale princess.

Beautiful Bows

Bows graced our screens in many of the wedding gown collections this season. An ultra-feminine detail, they add a whimsical touch to any bridal ensemble. From oversized bow-backs, to pretty shoulder-bows, and dainty bow belts, it’s clear this adorable addition is here to stay.

Aria Bride, Style Marion

Aria Bride, Marion

This gorgeous detachable shoulder bow made of white beads and silver sequins adds a dramatic flair to this beautiful crepe mermaid gown. 

Eddy K, Style Charlotte

Eddy K, Charlotte

Make an exit in this stunning ball gown with an exquisite Mikado silk detachable bow. 

Justin Alexander, Style Anne

Justin Alexander, Anne

This sleek, strapless mermaid gown gets a touch of whimsy from a sweet detachable bow belt.

Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses

Whether you're looking for glitzy gowns or you'd prefer some subtle sparkle for your bridesmaids, nothing says "party" quite like sequins. From delicate beading to all over glitter, we’re loving the sparkly bridesmaid trend. 

 Christina Wu Celebration, Style 22916

Christina Wu, Gold

Good as gold! This allover sequin gown features light draping across the body for a flattering silhouette.

B2 by Jasmine Bridal, Style B223064 

Jasmine B2

A sequin V-neck bodice paired with a velvet slitted skirt make this style a sure favorite for the upcoming holiday season. 

Adrianna Papell Platinum, Style 40245


Also spotlighting another one of our favorite trends (hello cutouts!), this glittering bridesmaid gown features tonal beading and tulle godets at the skirt.

Stay tuned for more Spring 2021 gowns as we cover New York (virtual) Bridal Fashion Week!