Lights, cameras and runways. New York is abuzz with an influx of international bridal fashion buyers, newly engaged influencers, excited models and frantic fashion week designers directing their teams. This marks the season of New York Bridal Fashion Week for the Spring Summer 2020 bridal wear collections.
This time around there was no outstanding central theme for the collections which graced the runway. There was a style and dress for every bride - from modern minimalist bride, to vintage elegance bride, to the gypsy boho bride.
Whilst there is no theme, there are some outstanding trends for 2020 brides to try out, and below are our favourites of this season!
COMEBACK OF THE A-LINE AND BALL GOWNS
For the past few years, we’ve seen a design style shift towards mermaid silhouettes which made a speeding transition to fit and flare and sheath dresses. This season marks the returning tide for fuller skirts, A-lines and those fairytale ball gowns with designers experimenting on different structures and materials for these fuller bell skirts in their designs. For the bride looking for more freedom of movement when it comes to dancing this will be your go-to shape. If weight is a worry try looking for something closer to A-line with less embellishments and lighter, less structural fabrics. If height is a concern, try a cropped bodice instead of a true waist length one as the shortened length will give you an visual boost in height!
A NOD TO FLORALS
A wedding is about the celebration of love. Is there a better way to represent romance than a blooming field of flowers? 3D flowers, beaded reliefs, embroidered patterns and woven sheet lace, the variety is endless when it comes to florals on dresses this season. For the bride looking to be expressive and bold with her wedding dress, try 3D or relief floral features on your dress. For something just a little outside of minimalist, try a printed pattern or a soft emboirdery or fine sheet lace. For the middle group of these, there are textured lace of different thickness, embroidery and beaded fabrics for you to try.
We’ve been taken back into the world of Gatsby with heavy embellishments of pearls, metal beads and sequins and even a dapper dress shape. For brides who love a touch of vintage glamour, this is the style to look into. If a combination of vintage a modern is on the order, try a dress with a beaded feature like sleeves or bodice which are matched with a clean fabric like crepe or satin.
LAYER IT ON
Remember the ruffled skirts if old sitcoms and Sex and the City? The ruffles are back, but with a modern touch and as highlight features of the wedding dress. Created in short tiers of organza trapped in waves along a flare on a skirt or appearing in the form of short layered tulle as a feathering skirt, this feature is perfect for the bride who wants a bit of flare, feathered boldness and drama on their wedding look.
Clean cut lines, classic silhouette and a meticulous draping formed some of the most stunning minimalist looks on the catwalk. For brides who like to keep things simple but modern, bold and sleek this is your go to look to try on. The best thing about this trend is it’s timelessness, there no aging in style with minimalism.