Just when you thought all of the fashion weeks were over, we have one more left to fill you in on—Bridal Fashion Week. Bridal Fashion Week stirs up less of a buzz than your average ready-to-wear collection showings do, but if you're getting married in the next year or two (or simply dream about your attire on the future big day), these bridal collections can be more inspiring to you than any shoe or bag trend ever was. Today, we're here to educate you on the spring 2020 bridal trends that reigned supreme this Bridal Fashion Week.
Naturally, the spring 2020 bridal collections stunned with the typical wedding adornments, but according to Roberta Correia, digital director of Brides, there were a few trends that stood out to her among the rest. "Wedding dress trends always tend to stick around for a bit—think of off-the-shoulder, lace sleeves, and deep V-neck’s staying power. The dresses we just saw on the Bridal Fashion Week runways are sure to set the tone for the next few seasons, and while some of our favorite classic silhouettes were around, a few new wedding dress trends definitely caught my eye," she said.
Ahead, discover Correia's take on seven bridal trends you need to know from the most recent collections and shop my personal market picks along the way, should waiting a whole year for these styles to come to fruition feel unfathomable. If you have a wedding on your horizon, we suggest you take notes.
1. Oversize Rosettes
Photo by John Guerrero
"Alert Carrie Bradshaw. The trend she pioneered in the early 2000s is back and taking over wedding dresses! Viktor & Rolf and Vera Wang ushered in the return of this beloved trend, and it’s pure romance."
2. Pants With a Train
Photo by Stockton Johnson
"Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Sebastien Luke, Cushnie, and Gracy Accad all got the memo that bridal pants should now be adorned with a sleek train."
3. High-Low Meets Ruffles
Courtesy of Francesca Miranda
"We've seen plenty of asymmetrical hemlines over the last few years (you can thank Whitney Port's wedding dress for this trend!), but this season’s high-low look gets an upgrade courtesy of ruffled trimming at Oscar de la Renta, Francesca Miranda, and Monique Lhuillier."
Photo by Dan Lecca
"As we hit peak '90s nostalgia, mock turtlenecks are now making their way to wedding dresses. Whether in silk, lace, or sheer illusion, these were definitely a go-to for many designers for 2020 including Danielle Frankel and Mira Zwillinger."
Photo by Lara Jade
"The power blazer is invading the bridal runways. We've definitely seen our share of suiting over the last few seasons, but this season it seemed designers were keen to show the power blazer as a dress."
6. Poet Sleeves
Photo by Jennifer Massaux
"Seems every season wedding dress sleeves get a big puffier. For 2020, bridal designers are taking inspiration from the romantic renaissance era with ballooning poet sleeves showing up in almost every collection."
Photo by Samuel Bradley
"As after-party looks become a staple of the bridal wardrobe, more and more designers are betting on shorts and rompers to take over. We saw shorts with blazers, trains, and even in the form of lace rompers, at Reem Acra, Mira Zwillinger, Floravere and more."