What’s trending in the world of weddings? It depends who you ask. At Spring 2020 Bridal Week, the common refrain among designers was that definitive trends don’t really exist anymore. Many of them have grown out of “trendy” territory to become near-ubiquitous, like removable skirts and off-the-shoulder dresses, which we now see every season. And as more brides are buying multiple outfits for their weddings and events, there’s no longer a single “look” they have to stick to; maybe they’ll choose a groovy jumpsuit for the rehearsal, a classic gown for the wedding, and a sequined mini for the reception.
Still, there are always developments that define a season. You could say Meghan Markle’s long-sleeved Givenchy gown had something to do with all of the clean, ultra-minimal dresses we saw for Spring, and there were novel options for the bride who simply can’t picture herself in a gown at all, from jumpsuits with trains to satin cargo pants. While we saw plenty of traditional ball gowns, nearly every designer spoke about how much lighter they’ve become: The crinolines and underskirts are lighter, the corsetry and boning is lighter, and the embroideries are lightening up, too. Brides want volume, but they don’t want to be weighed down.
Below, flip through all eight of the season’s biggest bridal trends, and catch up on all of Vogue Runway’s bridal coverage here.
When Dressing Like a Royal Is Surprisingly Simple
Brides-to-be with minimalist tastes will be bookmarking Markle’s bonded-satin, bracelet-sleeved Givenchy gown for years to come. Danielle Frankel, Amsale’s Margo Lafontaine, and—most surprisingly—Viktor & Rolf likely had it in mind when they designed these pared-back, covered-up options for their new collections.
Flights of Fancy
This isn’t the first season we’ve seen feathers at Bridal Week, and they’ve been popular on the ready-to-wear runways, too. There’s something timeless and old-fashioned about plumes, and designers found myriad ways to use them. See: the fluffy trim on Zuhair Murad’s off-the-shoulder gown and Naeem Khan’s feathered micro-mini………Read More>>