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Autumn/Winter 2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Whether you’re getting married later this year or planning ahead for your 2021 wedding dress, here are the trends in the bridal fashion world and the dreamy bridal creations you can take inspiration from to create an unforgettable wedding dress.

Major Trends of the Autumn/Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 Bridal Season

Wide choice for the bride autumn/winter 2020:

princely dresses full of romance, lace, embroidery, but also more contemporary proposals, new trends to be inspired as the floral print a must have for the bride 2020 that is proposed printed, embroidered or lace.

Minimal chic dresses

Carolina Herrera Bridal Fall 2020
Carolina Herrera
Galvan Bridal Fall 2020
Amsale Bridal Fall 2020

The minimal chic dress with a smooth and clean line is perfect for those who want to communicate grace and gracefulness. The extra touch is given by the details and accessories.

Amsale offers several minimalist dresses including: a heavy dress in fitted and flared crepe with a bodice and asymmetric draped skirt or with a sheer tulle back and embroidered cape sleeves.

Carolina Herrera presents many minimalist dresses with extremely refined and chic details: a strapless silk faille dress with an exposed crystal embroidered corset and cascading draped back bow and a V-neck silk crepe dress with delicate silver crystal and beaded detail.

Galvan’s new bridal collection is also minimal and easy to wear, with subtle touches of glitz given by opaque sequins and fine beads.

Sweetheart Neckline Dresses

Amsale Bridal Fall 2020
Marchesa Bridal Fall 2020
Viktor & Rolf Bridal Fall 2020
Viktor & Rolf

In the autumn/winter 2020 collections, the great classic of sweetheart neckline dresses is a must. Romantic and sensual, this cut is perfect for those who want to enhance the décolleté.
There are many refined and classy ideas that come from high fashion.

Marchesa proposes a sweetheart neckline dress inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangements that underlines the importance of every element of the flower. The look thus acquires even more romanticism, the dress is light and refined.

Amsale also pays homage to the sweetheart neckline with a faille dress with a draped bodice and back bow; Viktor & Rolf propose a simple and sculptural dress with a sweetheart neckline and floral waistbanding.

Floral prints and floral laces

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2020
Oscar de la Renta
Monique Lhuillier Bridal Fall 2020
Monique Lhuillier
Zuhair Murad Bridal Fall 2020
Zuhair Murad

Floral prints are the prettiest wedding dress trends of 2020, featured in some of the most notable bridal collections for 2020, including Ines Di Santo, THEIA, Monique Lhuillier and Isabelle Armstrong.

Romantic colorful prints and floral embroideries run along the dress with delicate naturalness for an ethereal and timeless allure; a perfect blend of sophistication, sweetness and contemporaneity.

Monique Lhuillier‘s fall 2020 bridal collection is all about botanical prints and dresses constructed from intricate guipure lace with a floral motif. Large voluminous silhouettes with ballon sleeves and exaggerated drags add a modern twist to the traditional elements. Versatile components such as detachable boleros, capes and veils complete the look.

For his Autumn 2020 bridal collection, designer Zuhair Murad also wanted to blend the organic beauty of nature with glamour. The elaborate floral dresses were photographed outdoors in a bucolic field.

In Oscar de la Renta autumn/winter 2020 collections, chantilly lace tends to give way to more contemporary embroidery. The latest collection is aimed at both traditional and non-traditional brides, with proposals that feature layers of tulle and taffeta, along with silk and faille dresses with delicate lace and feminine embroidery.

Short dresses

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2020
Oscar de la Renta
Viktor & Rolf Bridal Fall 2020
Viktor & Rolf
Vera Wang Bridal Fall 2020
Vera Wang

Back in the limelight the perfect short dresses for the bride who knows how to dare and for the unforgettable dances of the reception.

Vera Wang proposes exuberant and very short wedding dresses enriched with a touch of masculine tailoring: “tail-drags” that run behind a mini.
Vera Wang’s autumn/winter 2020 brides are willing to break tradition and focus on “modifiable” dresses, to be broken down after the ceremony to acquire more comfort and a casual touch.
The more eccentric looks feature a detachable satin bra and black maxi bows to be worn on a hat or back.

Inspired by snow and ice, Viktor & Rolf in their winter bridal collection have retouched familiar textures and details in a “crystallised” form.
The designers propose a mini dress with beaded weaves and large beads perfect for a winter party. However, there is no lack of a reference to tradition, in particular to the 1960s, which we find in a high-necked mini dress with a shirt collar and a satin headband.

Two piece dresses and trouser suits

Danielle Frankel Bridal Fall 2020
Danielle Frankel
Lela Rose Bridal Fall 2020
Lela Rose
Galvan Bridal Fall 2020

The trousers are a must and match perfectly with fine blazers or precious tops.

Danielle Frankel presents a maxi blazer enriched with layers of overlapping fabric in combination with ultra-lightweight I can’t see.

Galvan proposes a simple, elegant and functional white jumpsuit perfect for a town hall ceremony, but also to be used for the reception and for special occasions after the wedding. Easy to wear, versatile and refined this jumpsuit is the right choice for the modern bride.

Lela Rose presents a three-quarter length trousers to be worn with a wide V-neck tank top; Naeem Khan proposes a light long sleeved top with sequins and matching trousers.

Strapless wedding dresses

Anne Barge Bridal Fall 2020
Anne Barge
Monique Lhuillier Bridal Fall 2020
Monique Lhuillier
Tadashi Shoji Bridal Fall 2020
Tadashi Shoji

Despite the season, the strapless model predominates in almost all the autumn/winter 2020 bridal collections.

This is an extremely feminine model that is proposed by designers on dresses of any cut and style. This model, a perfect combination of elegance and sensuality, can be found in the collections of Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Danielle Frankel, Marchesa, Lela Rose, Inbal Dror, Tadashi Shoji and Anne Barge.

Touch of color

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2020
Oscar de la Renta
Monique Lhuillier Bridal Fall 2020
Monique Lhuillier
Danielle Frankel Bridal Fall 2020
Danielle Frankel

Another trend for next autumn-winter is the note of color that affects a part of the dress, such as the train, the bodice, the skirt or accessories such as the belt, gloves and hat.

Vera Wang proposes long lilac and blue gloves and maxi bows in raven black to match with half boots in the same shade.

Oscar de la Renta presents a light blue tulle and chiffon dress: a light and almost impalpable creation perfect for a romantic bride.

Marchesa gives a touch of colour to the white dress thanks to a floral insert to be pinned on the chest; Danielle Frankel adopts camel beige to colour long gloves, boots and inserts in the bodice or alternatively for a trouser suit and mini-top. Another colour used by the designer is silver to illuminate the waist and skirt length.

Zuhair Murad offers charming dresses in rustic shades ranging from blush to soft beige.

Naeem Khan uses accessories, straps and maxi earrings in shades of pink for a perfect bride to celebrate her wedding, from rehearsal dinner to after party to Sunday brunch.

But the designer who praises colour most of all is Monique Lhuillier who, with her autumn/winter 2020 collection, wanted to create fairytale wedding dresses: dresses with colourful botanical prints and bold floral colours and a gorgeous tulle ball gown covered with pale pink oversized three-dimensional flower pompoms.

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