5 Ways to Style Up your Wedding Dress in 2021

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You’ve found the dream dress that you’ve been waiting to try on forever (thanks coronavirus!) and now you can’t wait to wear it on your big day!  Finding unique and stylish ways to make your dress stand out can be really challenging, so we’ve put together this handy style guide with 5 ways to style up your wedding dress in 2021 and beyond….

Style Up Your Wedding Dress in 2021 – 5 Top Tips

Choose the perfect veil. 

Whether you want to make a modern statement with a cape veil adorned with lace or would prefer the drama of a full-on cathedral veil, choosing the right veil can make such a difference to your overall look, so it is important that you spend time carefully choosing.  We have a gorgeous range of veils from Mori-Lee, or if you are looking for something more bespoke as a way to truly style up your wedding dress in 2021 then checkout the designs from Visionary Veils.  Rebekah handcrafts her stunning designs from her studio in Northern Ireland and provides brides all over the world with exquisite custom wedding veils that are true showstoppers.

One of the key things to consider when styling up your wedding dress in 2021 is your hair and makeup!  The look you choose, whether it be natural and demure or bolder and more dramatic, can have a huge impact on the overall effect of your dress.  Hair and Makeup Artist Maxine Wilson makes the important point that you should always look to be “you” on your wedding day with your hair and makeup.  “You have to wear it all day, so make sure that you feel comfortable and that your look represents your personality rather than what you think you should look like”.

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes! 

Gone are the days that you are expected to wear a 2-inch white heeled pump that has zero character.  One of the best ways to style up your wedding dress in 2021 is to choose shoes which will give as much wow factor as the dress!  Whether its Doc Martens to reflect your urban edge, or bright blue skyscraper heels, you can make your overall outfit really stand out with shoes that represent you for your big day.


Not one that is often thought about when considering how to style up your wedding dress, but your nails should be a big consideration!  Wedding guests always ask to look at the rings, so making sure you have a co-ordinated look with your overall outfit will help you to ooze confidence on your big day.  Whether you opt for au naturel with a French manicure or go for something more daring, don’t forget to book your nail appointment for a day or two before the wedding – and have your wedding dress style in mind when selecting your style and colour.


We love the bling here at Ivory and Lace!  One of the easiest ways to style up your wedding dress in 2021 is to showcase it with the perfect accessories.  We have a wide range of headpieces, tiaras and other accents available in the boutique, so that you can go mad exploring what works for you.  A top tip – have a change of accessories for day to evening.  It is a great way of lifting the dress and making it go from day to night – adding some extra glitz and glamour!

So there you have the top 5 tips for styling up your wedding dress in 2021.  Are you planning your big day in Bedfordshire and beyond?  We can’t wait to welcome you in our gorgeous barn boutique in Toddington where you can find endless style inspiration!  Check our online booking tool for available appointments.


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