Spring 2020 Bridal Market Trends

Last week I attended Bridal Fashion Week in New York.  It was 3 days full of bridal beauty! Below is a recap of the Spring 2020 Bridal Trends:

Coverups/Capes/Capelets
Designers have shown capes for several seasons- a trend that I have been obsessed with for some time!   A cape is a great alternative to a veil for a bride who wants a bit of drama for her ceremony.  This season, the designers expanded their offerings and showed many types of ‘cover up’ options includes capelets.

Designer: Anne Barge
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Ines di Santo

Designer: Justin Alexander
Photographer: Dan Lecca

 

Designer: Mira Zwillinger
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Mira Zwillinger
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Monique Lhullier
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Monique Lhullier
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Poet Sleeves
One of the freshest trends this market was poet sleeves.  These billowy, romantic sleeves graced many runways and were shown both sewn to the gown and as a detachable option. They are a great option for a bride who wants arm coverage or just a little extra drama! Anyone who knows me, knows that I adore a billowy sleeve, so this is a trend I can embrace!

Designer: Anne Barge
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Ines di Santo

 

Designer: Lela Rose
Photographer: Collin Pierson

Designer: Monique L’hullier
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Ines di Santo

Large Scale Floral Detail 
We have seen appliqués and floral details for several season. This season it was all about the large scale floral. Some designers opted to strategically place this detail, while others used it throughout the gown.This trend is so refreshing and romantic, particularly for a Spring or Summer wedding!

Designer: Carolina Herrera

 

Designer: Galia Lahav
Photographer: Collin Pierson

Designer: Ines di Santo

 

Designer: Justin Alexander
Photographer: Dan Lecca

Designer: Theia

Photographer: Collin Pierson

Designer: Kate McDonald

Designer: Carolina Herrera

 

Clean and Classic 
We have been seeing two extremes in bridal, either very ornate or clean and classic.  Almost every designer had at least one clean gown in their collection.  Clean and simple fabrics like crepe, Mikado and shantung appeared on runways in both full and fitted silhouettes.  I am all about a clean and tailored gown, so this is one of my favorite trends!

Designer: Amsale
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Amsale
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Amsale
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Ines di Santo

Designer: Justin Alexander
Photographer: Dan Lecca

 

Designer: Justin Alexander
Photographer: Dan Lecca

Watteau Trains
A Watteu train is a train that comes from the top of the gown. It is similar to a cape, however it does not come around the shoulders.  This type of train adds a bit more of drama in the back of a gown.  It can be used in lieu of a veil or a veil can be layered on top of it for an even more dramatic look.  This is a train that we have seen in bridal on and off throughout hundreds of years. I am so happy to see it return!

Designer: Monique Lhullier
Photographer: Collin Pierson

Designer: Theia

Designer: Ines di Santo

High Necks 
High necklines graced several runways-both as part of the gown, or as a separate removable jacket.  This look is classic, yet modern and very sophisticated!

Designer: Anne Barge
Photographer: Collin Pierson

Designer: Berta
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Designer: Lela Rose
Photographer: Collin Pierson

 


Designer: Mira Zwillinger

Photographer: Collin Pierson

 

Jumpsuits
There is truly a look for every bride and this was exemplified by the number of jumpsuits that we saw on the runways.  Jumpsuits are an alternative to a gown for a modern or same sex wedding or make a great option for the reception, rehearsal dinner or shower!

Designer: Carolina Herrera

Designer: Justin Alexander
Photographer: Dan Lecca

 

Designer: Theia
Photographer: Collin Pierson