When it comes to weddings trends, we’ve seen them all—the rise (and fall) of punny hashtags (#TurnDownforWatts, #HappilyEverAlvarez), pistachio wedding dresses, and when the pandemic struck, microweddings were all the rage. More recently, it seems like there's an uptick of millennials incorporating a little magic from the cosmos in their garb. That’s right, the generation that is utterly obsessed with all things astrology—zodiac signs, horoscopes, Mercury retrograde—is taking their love for the sky above a step further by waving goodbye to conventional wedding dresses and opting for a little bit of sparkle and shine. Introducing: cosmic wedding dresses.
Cosmic wedding dresses are basically wedding gowns that have a celestial feel. They’re highlighted by flowy, cloud-like tulle and embellished by moons, stars or other tiny trinkets to resemble the night sky. In fact, according to the Pinterest trend report, searches for the term “moon wedding dress” were up 180 percent in 2021, which tells us that millennial brides are on the hunt for dresses that offered a bit more heavenly magic.
But the 26-to-41 demographic is not limiting their love for all things celestial to just weddings. It seems like Gen Y is also looking to bring a little heaven on earth for every occasion. Pinterest reports that there has also been a super surge in searches for celestial-themed events such as “sunshine baby showers,” “sun-themed birthday parties,” “star-themed parties” and, naturally, “moon party decorations.”
Here’s to partying like the gods.
7 Cosmic Wedding Dress Styles to Buy Right Now
1. BHLDN Written in The Stars Gown
When it comes to channeling the heavens, it’s all in the name for this sparkly number. Accented with a layer of glitter tulle, this frothy blush ballgown has subtle shine and is ideal for the bride who wants to add just a touch of the cosmos.
2. BHLDN Isla Gown
Hand-knotted pearls and dainty floral appliques ornament this sheer tulle gown, giving it that starry illusion. Densely applied at the bodice, the mesmerizing details take on an airy appearance as they trickle down a soft skirt, so you look like an actual angel ascending down the aisle.
3. Baltic Born Grace Sparkle Gown
Maybe you won’t necessarily walk down the aisle with this number, but it certainly makes for a flowy dress that you can dance in. Ornamented with gold sequins throughout, this dress resembles a perfect summer night where the skies are clear, and the stars are bright. This pick is also bump and nursing-friendly for the moms and moms-to-be out there, with a leg slit that still allows you to show some skin.
4. Nova Star Celestial Wedding Dress
For brides who really want to go all out on the celestial theme, what better way to really make a statement, than with a calming-gray gown that exudes serenity as it saunters down the aisle. This celestial wedding dress comes with a detachable star-studded belt in case you want to sinch your waist and bring out the full drama of the A-line silhouette.
5. Flora and Lane Ivory Star Dress
Make a grand entrance with this heavenly gown that looks like Asteria—the Greek goddess of stars—made it herself. The dress looks like a sky full of stars and the flowy, cloud-like tulle will leave guests with jaws aghast. The airy open back is put together by thin straps that can be turned into a beautiful ribbon tie and the plunging neckline will give that hint of sexy every bride is always in search for. The three-foot long train is so light, you’ll practically float through the room.
6. SuPrettyBridal Star Wedding Dress
Bringing femininity and charm is this starry wedding dress that will certainly stun your guests. Sewn with chiffon mesh tulle and covered with multiple thin layers of chiffon fabric, this dress will make any bride feel like they’re adorned in a cloud.
7. Wardrobe by Dulcinea Estelle Celestial Wedding Dress
Winner in the Weddings Category at the Etsy Design Awards 2020, this gorgeous work of art has so many beautiful celestial elements going for it. It may look like your standard wedding dress, but the Estelle wedding dress is actually comprised of two parts—a body suit with elegant, floor-length cape sleeves and an A-line skirt, full of sparkling silver and gold sequin stars. The body suit has a sweetheart neckline made out of thick, lined, luxurious bridal satin in ivory, while the skirt has two layers—the bridal satin on the inside, then cream tulle with silver and gold stars on the outside.
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