6 wedding dress trends for 2020

wedding dress trends

Looking for some wedding gown inspiration? We bring you the key wedding dress trends for 2020.

Wedding date? Check! Venue? Check! Photographer? Check! Now it’s time to turn to what is arguably the most crucial element of any wedding day (well, for most brides that is)… the dress.

Whether you’ve been dreaming of your champagne organza ball gown for decades, or simply at a loss as to how to choose between a strapless beaded tiered sheath and an off-the shoulder gown with sequined chantilly lace, it pays to turn eyes to the bridal runways to be ahead of the curve.

The annual Bridal Fashion Week shows are a good place to start, as the designers set the tone for the coming wedding season with their creations.

Here are six wedding dress trends that are going to be big in 2020.

Exposed corsets

Touted as the biggest wedding dress trend for 2020, exposed corsets are having a moment.    

From Berta and Inbal Dror to Hayley Paige and Danielle Frankel, designers turned bridal gowns inside out – exposing the elaborate boning and stitching in bodices for the world to see.

wedding dress trends
Image: Lihi Hod
wedding dress trends
Image: Inbal Dror

Layers upon layers

Feminine and romantic, designers like Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta and Zuhair Murad utilised tiered ruffles and ripples of tulle to create frothy layered wedding gowns. 

wedding dress trends
Image: Zuhair Murad
Image: Carolina Herrera

Feathers galore

Channelling The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan, feathers, particularly ostrich feathers, were favoured by designers in their full-feathered dresses and skirts. There were even a few feather boas on show!

Image: Jenny Packham
Image: Inbal Dror

Halter necks

A trend largely attributed to Meghan Markle, the halter neck dress she wore to her wedding reception when she tied the knot with Prince Harry in 2018 has inspired a multitude of similar designs.

Brides, prepare to get your shoulders out! 

Image: Lela Rose Bridal
Image: Roland Mouret

Pretty in pink

The coloured wedding gown isn’t a new concept, but pale pinks and blush tones are set to be big in 2020. 

Perfect for the romantic, traditional bride, Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang featured wedding gowns in this pretty pastel shade.

Image: Monique Lhuillier
Image: Vera Wang

Minimalism 

The concept of minimalism has been gaining popularity in recent years, especially in our homes, with the pared-down visually uncluttered aesthetic favoured by Marie-Kondo converts. 

The trend has been picked up by wedding dress designers and low-key brides will appreciate the fuss-free, clean silhouette of this look. 

Image: Sophie Et Voilà
Image: Cushnie

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