Waiting for the next Bridal Fashion Week is always a little like waiting for a new season of The Bachelor. It’s always a thrill to see my favorite couture bridal designers unveil their latest collections! The Fall 2020 shows in October were no exception. The dresses were absolutely gorgeous! They also really blurred the line between bridal and ready-to-wear in a way that is truly exciting for today’s bride. I recently shared some of the top trends emerging from these collections, but today I wanted to focus on five of the most breathtaking dresses. From modern to romantic in style, each of these couture wedding gowns makes a big statement!
Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2020 Collection was dramatic and poetic. For example, floral prints, butterflies, exaggerated trains, luxurious draping, and frothy skirts were all on show. But the standout gown was this voluminous off-shoulder number with balloon sleeves, which seems to envelop the bride in a cloud of beautiful ivory fabric. It’s bold and adventurous without veering too far from classic lines and fabrics. Perfect for a modern bride! (Image by KT Merry)
Berta is known for dazzling, fashion-forward looks that still embody their graceful, elegant aesthetic. The Fall/Winter 2020 Collection didn’t disappoint. The designer sent her models down the runways in a series of beautifully detailed dresses and on-trend headbands encrusted with pearls and sparkling jewels. The audience drew its collective breath when this heavily embroidered, long sleeve, figure-hugging lace gown made its debut! (Image by Mike Colón)
Oscar de la Renta
The Oscar de la Renta bridal collection saw the appearance of some familiar pieces from the Spring 2020 show, remade in white. Overall, the gowns were dramatic, but light as air. Perfect not just as wedding dresses, but as after party or rehearsal dinner gowns too. In another runway crossover, this exquisite strapless bustier ball gown with layers of sheer, cascading ruffles was reportedly a riff on a gown from a 2008 collection, reimagined for a new era. (Image by Oscar de la Renta)
Viktor & Rolf Mariage
Viktor & Rolf Mariage opened their ‘winter garden’ themed show with a tribute to one of the ultimate bridal fashion icons, Princess Diana. The ‘Diana’s Dream’ was a dramatic taffeta V-neck take on the princess’ iconic dress. It really turned heads, especially with the tiered pleats of its petticoat-style skirt. The rest of the collection featured beautiful frosty embellishments, including dense beaded trims that the Viktor & Rolf team called ‘crystal fur’. (Image by Marijke Aerden)
Inbal Dror was inspired by the aura a bride gives off on her wedding day. The result was a heavenly collection of shimmering gowns topped off with halo headpieces. This leaf-embroidered tulle gown was the star of the show. It was dotted with sequins and pearls, and featured a detachable ruffled Watteau train that looked like angel’s wings. (Image by Alessandro Viero)
Which is your favorite?