In the world of wedding dresses, trends move at a seemingly glacial pace. However, each year, the new bridal collections do offer up fresh ideas, and timely style nuances for brides-to-be to consider.
Going into a new decade though, the shift in bridal styles is set to be more noticeable than before. As well as updates on now-classic silhouettes and ‘reinventions’ of ways to wear lace, there are broader movements to keep in mind. Eco-friendly dresses and modest nuptials are jostling with huge Instagram weddings, requiring multiple outfits and curated wedding wardrobes. Improved high street collections suit some, while there is also a rise in women looking to add personal touches to their gown.
Here are 9 key trends that you should have on your radar, before buying a wedding dress in 2020…
Clean white satin
Like fondant icing, there was an abundance of dresses made from thicker, pure white cady and crepe materials at the New York bridal shows. Viktor and Rolf’s autumn 2020 collection sculpted the material into giant bows and folded rosettes, all of which looked fresh, modern and utterly edible.
The new roaring ‘20s
The start of the 2020s has seen many bridal designers looking back to the 1920s for inspiration. Seed-beading in statement, feathery patterns was a key feature in several collections, including the much-anticipated new collaboration between Pronovias and supermodel Ashley Graham, which is available in sizes sizes 0 to 34 and designed to suit all body types, a landmark move for the bridal industry.
All over lace
Lace coverage has grown again this season, in full-length sleeves and high necklines. Monique Lhuillier and Mira Zwillinger led with the aesthetic, sticking with timeless micro-floral patterns rather than large motifs.
The bridal cape
British bridal designer Jenny Packham included several capes in her 2020 collection. From neck-tie chiffon overlays to a more structured floor length crepe cape which seemed to directly reference Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars in 2012, she had options to pair with every kind of wedding dress.
SOURCE: Telegraph, UK