By Martin Thornburg Bridal Thanks 2020, we don't need you anymore!
We're predicting that 2021 will be the year for the romantics. With all of the turmoil that last year brought on, couples are beginning to return their focus on finalizing their love story because this is looking like the year of healing and promise. If you were proposed to over the holiday season, you've probably been trying to figure out what your perfect wedding dress might look like. There are tons of styles to sift through—from laidback A-line silhouettes to boujee mermaid gowns with tons of sparkle—so we thought we'd make your life a little bit easier and guide you through what we think would be your ideal wedding day look based on your zodiac sign. Below—bridal style inspo from Martin Thornburg that's sure to complement your unique energy: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19) The sign: You're a fiery queen, and there's no point in trying to hide it. However, 2021 has you more focused than ever on what matters most to you, so with that driven energy, you're going to approach your wedding day with a meticulous vision of romance and passion.
The look: We know you don't mind making a few jaws drop, so we recommend going with a bridal style like our Cambria gown. Totally sexy with an alluring charm, Cambria exudes fire sign confidence with its semi-sheer lace corset bodice, detachable cold shoulder straps and curve-loving mermaid silhouette. Pair this style with a red lip and loose curls that accentuate your femininity in order to take your sexy charm to the next level. Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20) The sign: You're the down-to-earth bride-to-be that's not concerned with making a huge fuss about her wedding day look. With that being said, you still prioritize beauty and sensuality. 2021 is all about coming into your own as the world around you changes as well as grounding yourself through your loved ones and your relationship.
The look: For your laidback soul, we've chosen our classic Faye gown. Radiating timeless beauty with ease, Faye is a fit and flare wedding dress that hugs curves in all the right places as well as features delicate lace embroidery throughout the design and a sheer lace low open back for an extra flattering touch. This gown is light and airy, so it would pair well with dangly earrings and a sparkling gold necklace. Style your makeup with blush-tones and keep your hair in loose waves for a truly ethereal vibe. Gemini (May 21 - June 20) The sign: 2020 was difficult for the Geminis. Always flirty and ready to go downtown, last year made you tone down your vivacious energy. But we're here to tell you that 2021 is looking up! While it's still not safe to go out and party, you will be able to finally bring your fairytale wedding to life with your closest friends and family. Because at the end of the day, it's all about living it up with the ones you love most.
The look: We wanted to pick a wedding dress that's just as sexy and outgoing as you are, but also allows for a lot of movement because we know you'll want to be dancing all night long. Meet Serra—a jaw-dropping mermaid wedding dress that features a semi-sheer sweetheart bodice, low scoop back and a breathtaking semi-cathedral lace and tulle train. Serra will keep your partner blushing all night long while also highlighting your undeniable confidence and beauty through ultra-feminine details. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) The sign: With all of the chaos that 2020 threw your way, you managed to ground yourself by spending meaningful time with family and friends. With that deep fulfillment, you're ready to take on 2021 with grace and patience. Maybe you had to postpone your wedding or downsize your original guest list—whatever obstacle you had to overcome, you persevered in order to manifest a 2021 that will honor the love you give out to the world.
The look: You adore tradition and femininity, so we're pretty certain that our Rita gown will be your match made in heaven. Featuring a chic crepe fit and flare silhouette, long sleeves with delicate lace embroidery and an illusion lace back that is sure to win you over, Rita captures timeless beauty unlike any other wedding dress. Evoke old Hollywood vibes with pearl accessories and voluminous waves that even Marilyn Monroe would be jealous of. Leo (July 23 - August 22) The sign: 2020 has you a little starved for attention. One of the boldest fire signs that's not afraid to stand out from the crowd, Leos are ready to take on 2021 with everything that they've got. It's the year of exuding confidence and celebrating your one-of-a-kind love story with a passion so fierce everyone will be talking about it.
The look: We know you don't shy away from a little drama, so we picked out one of the most fiery gowns from our Spring 2021 collection. Brea is a revealing three-piece wedding dress that includes a stretch bodysuit to be worn under an ultra-flattering beaded lace fit and flare gown. This bridal style will let you show all the skin you want while still remaining true to the romance of your special day. And if you're not too keen on the bodysuit, there's also a stretch dress lining slip included with the look that will provide more coverage as you walk down the aisle. Virgo (August 23 - Sept 22) The sign: You're all about logic and practicality so the curve ball that was 2020 had you thrown for a loop. However, with all of the knowledge and introspection that last year granted you, you're ready to enter 2021 with calm and ease. One more note: if you're saying "I do" this year, make sure to keep your perfectionism in check! Your special day should be about you and yours, not the tiny details.
The look: We know you lean towards the sophisticated and elegant, so we had to show you our stunning Reyes gown. Simple with striking structured details, Reyes is a modern crepe fit and flare wedding dress that features an off the shoulder neckline made with pleated bands, cold shoulder straps and a sexy butterfly back. This bridal style simultaneously understands how to flatter curves in all the right places while still maintaining a modern femininity that will make you fall in love at first sight. Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22) The sign: You like to keep the peace, and 2020 was a big year for finding harmony and balance within yourself. As you move into 2021, remember that creating the ceremony of your dreams will require patience and gratitude, even if your loved ones may not be approaching life in the same way. Your easygoing energy will pave the way for others to experience your wedding with awe and reverence.
The look: We think an A-line wedding dress is an ideal bridal style for your laidback air sign. With a gown like Bryce, you'll be able to capture your bohemian heart through its beaded lace covered bodice, open V-back and breezy layered tulle skirt. If you're the type to incorporate a floral headpiece, this is the wedding dress to do it with. Embrace your charming energy and create a wedding day look that's like a breath of fresh air. Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21) The sign: 2020 didn't mind stirring the pot—kinda just like you, right? You had to keep your passionate energy in check last year while the entire world was forced to stay inside and quarantine. With the start of 2021, you're focusing your powerful personality towards new beginnings and a romance that's destined to last a lifetime. That being said, don't let your controlling impulse overwhelm your partner and loved ones. A breather is a must every once in a while.
The look: It's a real bride favorite for a reason, and we know that your sexy allure will take it to the next level. Marissa is a fit and flare wedding dress that incorporates stunning lace embroidery throughout its curve-loving silhouette. The beaded lace bodice with a sheer boned midriff amps up the romance while the scooped illusion back reveals just enough to keep your partner blushing all night long. Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21) The sign: To be honest, we wouldn't be surprised if you eloped this year. You're always on the edge of your seat looking for new adventures, and what better way to express that part of your personality than by exploring the world with the one you love? Last year was all about pinning down what you want your spiritual pursuits to look like, and this year is all about living them.
The look: If you're going to get married on a whim, then you need to consider wearing something that's able to be romantic yet functional. We're thinking you need to go for a wedding dress like our Amelia gown. Effortlessly beautiful but still totally bridal, Amelia is an A-line cage wedding dress that features a tulle overskirt, sequin lace slim underskirt and a lace V-neck bodice that's undeniably flattering. This wedding day look is comfortable enough for you to climb to the top of a mountain to say your nuptials or escape to Greece in order to tie the knot alongside the European seashore. Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18) The sign: We know you were probably stressed out the entirety of 2020, but we're here to let you know that 2021 is going to hold a little less drama. Aquarius brides that are tying the knot this year need to hone in on their free spirit and approach their wedding day with a relaxed state of mind. Your 2021 mantra is: what will be, will be.
The look: You're not about wedding dresses that overwhelm with lots of sparkly beaded detail and layered skirts of tulle, so we thought Benecia might be right up your alley. A fit and flare wedding dress that's basically the epitome of modern romance, Benecia features sophisticated crepe fabric, cheeky sheer lace cutouts along the side seam and a daring open back. It's the perfect mixture chic simplicity and delicate details—something we know your Aquarius heart will love. Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20) The sign: Throw away the box of tissues because 2021 is looking up. We know you're always up in your feels, so now's the time to channel all of those emotions towards creating the fairytale wedding of your dreams. Embrace your dreamy aesthetic and honor the romance between you and your partner with nuptials that will be remembered for a lifetime.
The look: The definition of ethereal romance, we think our Pisces brides need to be wearing something like our Moira gown. This breezy A-line wedding dress drips with bohemian charm through its delicate Chantilly lace embroidery, plunging V-neckline and girly bows at the shoulders. A wedding dress like this will accentuate your hopeless romantic outlook as you say "I do" to forever with the one you love. And if you're not a huge fan of the bows at the shoulders, don't fret—you can easily detach them for a more subtly romantic wedding day look.