London Bridal Week: wedding dress trends for 2020
Here at Guides for Brides we love visiting London Bridal Week and White Gallery to meet with bridal designers, see the latest collections and find out what brides will be wearing in 2020! Here are the top wedding dress trends we spotted on the runways…
Florals have been a popular choice in bridal for a couple of years now, but this year we saw designers get big and bold with their blooms. Flowers were bigger and brightly coloured, and appeared everywhere from veils and capes to shoes, accessories and all over gowns. Ranging from embroidery to incredible hand-painted designs, bright florals are a fun way to add a twist to traditional silhouettes.
House of Mooshki
Move over veils – wedding capes are the newest accessory in town! Capes are the perfect way to give a wedding dress a little extra drama, with the added bonus that they leave your hair free so you don’t have to worry about them pulling your style loose. Lengths at London Bridal Week ranged from shorter shoulder capes to full-length styles extending into a train.
Feathers are one of those wedding dress trends that have been creeping up on us, but they were certainly out in force this year. From flapper-style feather skirts to fluffy feather necklines and feathery trims on sleeves, it looks like feathers aren’t going anywhere. We especially loved the peacock feathers features at Eliza Jane Howell this year!
Eliza Jane Howell
While sparkles and sequins are always popular with brides, the latest wedding dress trend is truly stellar: stars! Whether they’re large embroidered appliques or tiny shaped sequins, stars are our new favourite embellishment for weddings in 2020.
Speaking of sparkle, glitter was definitely a trend at this year’s shows! Brides are truly embracing the unicorn look for their wedding, with sparkling wedding dresses popping up on the runways and in collections. As well as the classic beaded and embellished looks, we saw a lot of glitter fabrics and lurex in next year’s collections.
Trousers and Jumpsuits
Another bridal trend that’s been ticking along for a season or two, trousers and jumpsuits are still a popular alternative to the classic wedding dress. We saw cool separates at brands like Ivory & Co, and vintage takes on a pantsuit at Eliza Jane Howell.
Eliza Jane Howell
Ever since Kate Middleton married in her Alexander McQueen gown with full-length lace sleeves, wedding dresses with sleeves have been increasingly popular with brides. However, this season we found that sleeves are bigger, quirkier and more prominent than ever before. From floor-length princess-style sleeves to sheer puff sleeves, designers are getting more creative with wedding dress silhouettes.
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