Whether you're getting ready to walk down the aisle or not, gazing at gorgeous wedding dresses isn't a bad way to spend some free time. And, lucky for you, the Fall 2020 Bridal Fashion Week trends are serving up a slew of breathtaking gowns from iconic fashion houses and up-and-coming designers. So, if you're ready to scroll through dreamy dresses that'll leave both brides-to-be and those casually perusing inspired, well, you've come to the right place.
From romantic, ruffled frocks to glam, sheer silhouettes, the dresses that graced this season's runways will appeal to a wide range of bridal aesthetics. However, within the mix of showstopping dresses, there were several moments that stood out among the rest. Continue on to see five of the top trends to emerge from this year's Bridal Fashion Week — and be in-the-know when it comes to nuptial attire.
The puff-sleeve trend fashion girls haven't been able to get enough of is now popping up in bridal wear, too. Lela Rose showed a puffed sleeve on a clean, modern silhouette, while Monique Lhuillier brought a dramatic puff sleeve to a head-turning floral print gown. Meanwhile, the eye-catching sleeves on this square-neck dress from Danielle Frankel felt like a modern take on a gown Elizabeth Bennet would have worn.
Those brides after a dramatic skirt will be pleased to learn tiered skirts are having a moment, with Viktor & Rolf showing three different versions on stunning silhouettes. Additionally, the Amsale collection featured a tiered skirted dress in a traditional ivory, while Oscar de la Renta on the other hand brought a whimsical light blue hue to its layered, floor-sweeping silhouette.
It wouldn't be bridal fashion week without a few ruffles, but this season they were incorporated in unexpected ways. Theia delivered fuchsia ruffles on a floating, feminine silhouette, while the layering of over-sized rosettes made for a wave of ruffles on this show-stopping gown from Monique Lhuillier. Vera Wang's ruffled pieces will likely draw the attention of a more adventurous bride looking for a non-traditional style, as will this high-low dress from Viktor & Rolf.
Sheer styles could be found all over bridal week this season with designers like Inbal Dror showing peek-a-boo pieces that ranged from long gowns to the mini dress seen below. The Galia Lahav collection brought translucent gown moments as well as a beaded skirt, while Danielle Frankel sent a number of sheer styles down the runway, including a chic suit-set that could work for a ceremony or rehearsal dinner.
This season, dresses were not only showing off the shoulders, but also framing them — as seen below in the feather-detailed style from Justin Alexander. Reem Acra, Anne Barge, and Carolina Herrera (among others) each gave the shoulder a shining moment in their own special way, while Tadashi Shoji added a dramatic cape to the equation.