Every day when I'd to walk to school, I'd pass a bridal boutique on my route. The older I got, the longer I'd stare, nose practically pressed at against the window, taking in every detail of the gorgeous wedding dresses before me. My obsession with bridal gowns has only intensified in adulthood, and even though I tied the knot four years ago, I still find myself pouring over wedding atelier Instagram accounts, lapping up the lace, tulle and embellishment like an addict.
Much like fashion, wedding dress trends also come and go. Over the years, we've seen everything from Bardot necklines to ombré hems peak in popularity, only to quietly take a backseat when new silhouettes, textures and details come to the design forefront. So what's next? I'm glad you asked. Instead of looking into a crystal ball, I went straight to the source—New York’s Bridal Fashion Week—to decode the top wedding dress trends in 2020. And what I saw makes me want to get married all over again. So keep scrolling to see what 2020 has in store when it comes to wedding dress trends. Oh, and congratulations!
While we're used to wedding cake being tiered, I spotted countless tiered gowns on the runway. Modern brides might consider a skirt-and-top combination, while Whistles' slinky number will appease the more traditional amongst you.
Whistles Isla Tiered Dress (£649)
Theory Twist-Back Top (£155)
AlexaChung Tiered Satin Skirt (£214)
Cecilie Bahnsen Aretha Embroidered Tiered Midi Dress (£1740)
Lace has always been a wedding dress mainstay but, in 2020, feathers are set to be the embellishment of note. Found decorating the hems of dresses and trouser co-ords alike, this trend certainly bridges the gap between bridalwear and Hollywood.
Elie Saab Long Cady Dress With Feather Detailing (£1935)
Sleeper Party Pyjama Set With Feathers (£320)
16Arlington Mineili Strapless Feather Dress (£750)
Jimmy Choo Ambre 100 Feather-Trimmed Satin Shoes (£1150)
While 2019 was all about the blues, 2020 warms up to pink shades that are romantic but not too sweet. Tulle gowns are balanced out with plunge necklines, while suiting remained prevalent in the sugary hue.
Monique Lhuillier Ruffled Ruched Tulle Gown (£3880)
Gabriela Hearst Sophie Single-Breasted Wool and Silk Blazer (£756)
Gabriela Hearst Masto High-Rise Wool and Silk Trousers (£607)
Needle & Thread Ava Embellished Dress (£287)
Instead of statement necklines, designers have turned their attentions to sleeves instead, much like the ready-to-wear collections we've seen for 2020.
Carolina Herrera Off-the-Shoulder Satin Gown (£5380)
Marques'Almeida Ruffled Satin Cape Top (£430)
Ellery Suit High-Slit Skirt (£289)
Self-Portrait Pleated Gown (£420)
Okay, so it's not technically a dress, but bridal tailoring (suits, skirts, crop tops and even shorts) is set to be all the rage in the coming months. One of my favourite looks was a sharp blazer worn over a simple slip dress.
Joseph Clapton Satin Blazer (£595)
Ghost Bella Dress (£245)
La Collection Gabrielle Satin Trousers (£470)
Roland Mouret Danielson Jumpsuit (£1650)
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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