Calling all 2020 (and 2021) brides—planning to look for your Dream Wedding Gown but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help you out with our cheat sheet of the biggest 2020 bridal trends.
While being too trend-driven may hinder you from finding the perfect dress, it’s more than okay to take them into consideration, especially for modern brides who’d like to push the boundaries (even if just a little) on their big day. We scouted the Bridal Fashion Week Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter 2020 runways to round up the trending styles you should know—even if you’re not walking down the aisle just yet, feel free to feast your eyes on the gorgeous designs (and make a mental note on your favourites while you’re at it).
These are the top wedding dress trends this year:
Neck and neck
We’re calling this the Meghan Markle effect. Ever since the Duchess of Sussex stepped out in a Givenchy halter-neck satin dress for her wedding reception, the trend is officially back on the hot list. And almost two years later, it’s still one of the top trends to take note of. Unlike the minimal design that the royal was spotted in, the bridal designers introduced a range of different designs, from an intricately constructed design at Papilio to a fully embellished number by Julie Vino.
Make me blush
If you’d like to go for something outside the box without being overly unconventional, try opting for a coloured gown—we’ve spotted numerous blush pink designs on the runway this year, and the soft yet sensual hue is one we can’t get enough of. Accessorise with rose gold jewellery for a complementing finish.
Puffy sleeves have been trending on the ready-to-wear runways for a while now, and they’ve finally made their way to the bridal territory, and we’re all for it. The voluminous details add that special allure to the simplest of looks—cue Sophie et Voilà’s minimal straight-cut gown, and Phuong My’s silk sleeves that are one of our favourites on the list. The bigger the poof, the better!
Tulle may not be suitable for everyday wear, but on your big day, there’s no better time to bring out the grandeur. Just imagine sashaying down the aisle in these ultra-romantic—and totally dreamy—designs! Justin Alexander and Pronovias’ frothy gowns are almost cloud-like.
Who wears the pants?
We do! Pantsuits are no stranger to bridal, but if you’re looking for a trousers look that still exudes femininity, scroll through our roundup for some suggestions, from a two-piece by Isabel Sanchis to a sleek jumpsuit ensemble by Viktor & Rolf. If you’re set on a gown, these make the perfect after-party get-up too.
If you’re looking for something that is universally flattering, the one-shoulder neckline is made for you. We love how the design can be interpreted in different ways, whether it’s in a sexy thin strap à la Berta, a bow detail (as seen at Julie Vino), or Sophie et Voilà’s fashion-forward cape-like piece.
The Belle of the Ball
If the runways are of any indication, ball gowns are back big time this year. While we got to admit we’re not totally in love with the trend, here’s a simple tip on how to nail the princess-vibe dress in a modern way—keep the top half of your look clean and minimal. We love Demetrios’ simple scoop neck design, but if you want to tune up the drama, Pronovias’ deisgn is the one to go for.
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