Nov 12, 2020 | Without category | 0 comments

Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (VBBFW) is one of the most eagerly awaited wedding events of the year. With so many breath-taking trends, we look at the defining wedding dress trends that dominated the catwalk at the event in September!

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A St Patrick bridal model wearing a long-sleeved, flowing dress

Design by St Patrick

The event


Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week brings together wedding experts from across the industry to showcase the latest bridal trends. It offers creations from mid to high-end producers in various wedding sectors including clothing, hair and beauty and accessories.

Not only does it provide fashion and beauty trends, but it also demonstrates the most contemporary ideas for wedding receptions, communions and parties.

To discover more about the week, take a look at our Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week highlights.

A Demetrios bridal model wearing a lace, tight dress

Design by Demetrios

A general overview of featured trends


In 2021, with the hope of social distancing coming to an end, wedding plans are expected to soar in scale and creativity.

The requirement for originality and inspiring creations primarily featured in the designs and the show didn’t disappoint eager onlookers.

The show provided distinct and differentiating designs, from delicate and flowing silhouettes to bold, simplistic and powerful shapes. We take a look at some of the most popular and eye-catching trends that were featured by numerous designers in more detail below!

A Pronovias bridal model wearing a flowing embroidered dress

Design by Pronovias

Floral embroidery and lace


Stunning embroidery and lace were the ultimate finishing touches to many striking designs. Whether decorating a structured bodice or complementing a flowing trail, floral embroidery and lace were a popular feature to many brands including one of VBBFW’s most prestigious designers, Pronovias.

A The Atelier bridal model wearing a puffy-sleeved dress

Design by The Atelier

Show-stealing sleeves


A defining element which featured in many brands, causing a statement, were sleeves. With numerous dresses embodying the off-shoulder trend, others grabbed attention through magnificent full length-sleeves.

Long trailing sleeves, pretty ruffly sleeves and those which were delicate yet voluminous stole the show. Sleeves can really soften a dress if chosen correctly, and a slim silhouette accompanied by large sleeves can offer an air of elegance to an outfit.

A Pronovias bridal model wearing a tight wasted and ballgown style dress

Design by Pronovias

Voluminous skirts


Another stunning trend which featured throughout the designs of various brands was a full skirt. Skirts which embody the princess-style look were prominent; a classic ballgown shape with a high waist, accentuates the smallest part of the torso.

A voluminous skirt is a sure head-turner, and it captures attention through its grandeur and grace.

A Yolancris bridal model wearing a full length, long-sleeved minimalist dress

Design by Yolancris

Minimalist designs


In contrast to eccentric ball gowns and lace, the 2021 catwalk collection saw many dresses which flourished in a simple, yet bold design.

These dresses let the material do the talking; simple shapes and cuts with no extra fuss.

A Sophie et Voilà bridal wearing an asymmetric design

Design by Sophie et Voilà

Asymmetric arms


An edgy yet elegant way to update a wedding dress is through an asymmetric sleeve design. It is a flattering design for most shapes and transforms the wearer into a graceful goddess. Whether you are after a flowing, Grecian style or an emphatic statement outfit, asymmetric is a design feature for those who want to steal the limelight.

A Demetrios bridal model wearing a tiered skirt style of dress

Design by Demetrios

Tiered skirts


Another beautiful style of skirt featured across many designer’s collections was the tiered skirt.

Tiering adds a feeling of volume and movement to a skirt without the abundant amount of material used in the ballgown style. It provides a unique texture and extra flair to the silhouette.

A Sophie et Voilà bridal model wearing trousers and a veil

Design by Sophie et Voilà



Do you feel like a dress doesn’t truly reflect you and your sense of style? Sleek trousers were a highlight of the catwalk. A statement look on your wedding day, trousers are a sophisticated alternative that ooze with style and confidence.

A Sophie et Voilà bridal model wearing trousers and a veil

Design by Yumi Katsura

Which of these VBBFW catwalk trends did you love? Why not share your ideas with us on our social media channels?


Talk to you soon, weddingmates!
Hugs and kisses.

Photo Credits:
Feature Image: Ignacio Sombra
Image 2: St Patrick, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Image 3 & 9: Demetrios, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Image 4 & 6: Pronovias, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Image 5: The Atelier, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Image 7: Yolancris, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Image 8 & 10: Sophie et Voilà, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Image 11: Yumi Katsura, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week


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