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2020 Bridal Trends
written and illustrated by Brittney Guest

For brides who want to stand out on their big day, there is no shortage of showstopping styles in this year’s wedding dress trends. Here are a few of the top bridal trends for 2020 that are bound to turn heads.

Bridal Suits
One of the biggest bridal dress trends is not a dress at all. More and more brides are opting for a bridal suit. A sharp white blazer and pants with feathered trim, a flowy all-over crochet jumpsuit or a satin pantsuit with a dramatic train might be the perfect option for a bride who feels most comfortable in pants.

From blazers to short dresses, jumpsuits to traditional gowns, feathers are popping up all over bridal runways. Feathers are a fun way to add a little fun and glamour to an ensemble. A short sheath dress with a feathered hem would be amazing for a less formal venue.

High-Drama Sleeves
Puffy sleeves, bell sleeves, off-the-shoulder sleeves, poet sleeves – this year’s dresses are all about the sleeves, and the more dramatic the sleeve, the better. A sleek, fitted column dress accented with puffy leg-of-mutton sleeves would be a great choice for a modern winter wedding.

Extreme Necklines
From deep V-necks to high Victorian-inspired collars, 2020 dress trends include neckline extremes. When choosing a neckline, brides should consider their venue. A traditional church wedding might not be the proper setting for a deep V. Conversely, a very high neckline might look out of place at a beach ceremony.

Crochet Lace
An offshoot of the boho wedding trend, vintage-inspired crochet lace is making its way onto more and more gowns this year. Wear an all-over crochet lace dress with a flower crown to a simple mountaintop ceremony or elopement.

For an out-of-this-world celebration, brides are turning to gowns with celestial-inspired motifs. Sequined and embroidered stars, moons and suns decorate opulent gowns fit for an interplanetary goddess. Tones of silver and gold embellishment add to the starry night effect.

Light as Air Gowns
Today’s brides are trading heavy layers of taffeta and tulle for floaty layers of chiffon and organza. These lighter-than-air silhouettes give an ethereal look and allow brides to shine without sacrificing comfort.