While some may argue that wedding style remains somewhat static, with the majority of brides opting for ‘long and white’, working in the wedding industry we know that there are millions of variables within that definition. And trust us, we love finding these illusive ‘variables’ that are set to dominate the aisles of the coming year.
So here they are, the wedding dress trends of 2020.
Buff Over Blush
The crowd favourite hue has been briskly pushed aside for a new flavour: Buff. This refers to a gingered tint, sitting perfectly between blush and champagne, which compliments a wide range of skin tones making it a brilliant alternative to go-to white. Best paired with gold bridal accessories, this warm nod to a wedding style is sure to be seen on fashion crowds set to wed in 2020.
Volume was definitely a mainstay in 2019, but the new decade brings in a brand new texture: Froth. Practically weightless and full of movement, frothy gowns floated down many a runway at Bridal Fashion Week. If you’re not drawn to a bubbly ballgown, then look for frothy elements in the form of tulle puffs, ruffles, ripples and pleats.
One Legged Wonders
Marrying both the traditional full length gown and the ability to flash a little leg, 2020 wedding dresses that feature a full hip split mean you can truly have the best of both worlds.
Yes, we’re being serious. The cut once synonymous with the 80s is back with a classy twist, using luscious fabrics and delicate hems to bring the mullet into this decade.
The trend that trickled into view in 2019 has now upped the ante in 2020, bringing bigger silhouettes and stacks more tulle than anyone could have anticipated.
Splashes of Watercolour
Shifting away from pure white, 2020 will introduce splashes of watercolour tones on either intricate detailing, subtle layering or all-over hues. Baby blues, light pinks and floral greens were spotted down the runways at Spring/Summer shows and are sure take a few trips down the aisle in 2020 too.
Suiting is back with a bang and it’s bringing ultra feminine cuts and perfectly tailored trousers allowing 2020 brides to show off statement shoes. We’re obsessed with these clean lines and can’t-look-away structure of these wedding suits.
Taking a detour away from tie-backs, corsetry in 2020 focuses on bodice boning. Think rib-skimming lines that draw your eye to the waist and playing with complicated fabrics such as delicate tulle and all-over embellishment.
By Katie Stow
Editor of One Fine Day