BRIDAL TRENDS SPRING and SUMMER 2020

With designing a few new pieces for the studio, I’ve been doing my research and keep noticing the next trends in the bridal world. I always advise for brides to wear and choose an outfit or dress that you feel one hundred percent yourself in, happy and confident. But I’m sure bride or working in the industry, you’ll be browsing the sites to see what is ‘in’, out of curiosity or need some inspiration.

I only have to browse through Pinterest when typing in bridal trends for 2020, to see the main focuses across the catwalks. I’ve listed below the top trends for next spring and summer. Let me know what you think, and whether any of these would influence your choice…

  1. SEPARATES WITH TRAINS

I mean this had to be the first one when writing this post. You may or may not know I am a huge fan of bridal separates, for a bridal look but also to have in my studio because these pieces are excellent for fittings too. This trend sees tops, trousers, skirts with lengthy trains from sheer fabric to big bows.

2. FEATHERS

Adorn your dress with a feather trim, feather necklines or cuffs to give a modern look. Or go full feather with a cape or shrug. This look would be perfect for slightly colder weddings too if you’re going for a cover-up.

Sourced via BAZAAR | | L-R Naeem Khan, Mira ZwillingerZuhair Murad, and Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 Bridal Sourced via BAZAAR | https://www.harpersbazaar.com/wedding/bridal-fashion/g27592079/wedding-dress-trends-spring-2020/ | L-R

3. HALTER NECKLINES

I think we can blame the Duchess of Sussex for this trend – it’s one of my favourite necklines. I also think this style can have many variations and I’m looking forward to seeing how brides will style this one. From minimal, fashion-forward to boho. There’s options with this one.

4. CAPES

I’ve noticed this trend creeping up slowly in the bridal world for a while and it’s great that it’s staying put and getting more popular. If you’re not a fan of a veil but want something similar this is the answer. I also like this because you can layer your look, and switch it up from ceremony to evening without changing your outfit. From sheer tulle, to heavily embellished and can be attached from the back of your dress, neckline or as an overcoat.

5. PUFF SLEEVES. DRAMATIC SLEEVES.

I first saw this look last year when Millie Mackintosh wore a gorgeous Halfpenny London wedding dress for her summer wedding. Millie had short dramatic sleeves in a sheer fabric. I’ve also noticed these on social media too, structured gowns or bodices with puff sleeves. This trend needs an eye for ensuring it’s modern and stylish.

Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor. Via @milliemackintosh

6. SCALLOPED NECKLINES

Ok this one will catch on! It’s subtle and dainty and can be a fabric neckline or a lace neckline. The 80’s seem to be making somewhat of a comeback! With puff sleeves, scalloped necklines and major ruching – just ensure to pick one. These necklines can be worked well with strapless, off-the-shoulder, dresses with sleeves.

I’ve picked a select few trends, a few more are taking over my Pinterest – especially sheer and dramatic sleeves. I’m loving these trends and you’ll have to see how I design my own take with my new pieces this Winter 2019.

I’d love to hear your comments- which one is your favourite?

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