Early October saw another exciting bridal fashion showcase in the form of New York Bridal Fashion Week. The Fall 2020 collections included some fresh takes on classic bridal silhouettes – and a few curveballs, too! What I really loved from this season was the focus on diversity and individuality. After all, EVERYONE should have their pick of beautiful, figure-flattering looks that express their personality and make them feel like a million bucks! There’s definitely also a shift towards more casual styles and accessories. I think this reflects the fact that brides want to feel relaxed and comfortable on their big day.
So, straight from the runways, here are five of the top trends from the Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2020 shows!
Prairie ruffles. The prairie dress trend has been big fashion news this year and at NYBFW it made its way into bridal with a series of tiered and ruffled gowns. Dramatic without being too voluminous, they’re a perfect fit for a girl who’s a little bit boho and a little bit princess bride. Amsale, Viktor & Rolf and Theia were just three of the designers who made this look their own.
Secret garden embellishments. It may have been the Fall 2020 collection, but spring was definitely in the air! Florals and butterflies were all over the collections, from silk taffeta flowers at Halfpenny London to the most romantic floral prints at Monique Lhuillier. Models at Marchesa and Anne Barge wore over the top flower headpieces, while long floral earrings were the thing at Laure de Sagazan and Jenny Yoo, among others.
Beautiful bows. Statement bows are a sweet, classic detail that I always love to see, and there were some gorgeously exaggerated bows on the runways. And bows were a beauty trend too! Models at Monique Lhuillier had their hair tied back with girly velvety ribbons, while one model at Lela Rose wore a stunning pearl encrusted bow that was the perfect mix of feminine and glam.
Bridal belts. Several designers had taken a step away from the traditional ribbons and sashes this time round. Instead – statement belts, by Hayley Paige, Julie Vino, and Danielle Frankel. The bonus is that you could recycle that part of your bridal ensemble into everyday fashion after the big day!
Off-the-shoulder puff sleeves. There were lots of statement sleeves on the bridal runways this season. One that really stood out was a twist on the off-the-shoulder trend that combined it with ’80s-style puff sleeves. Rime Arodaky especially made them look impossibly chic and romantic.
Which of these bridal trends appeal to you the most?