While you might already have an idea in mind of the perfect wedding dress style for you, many brides-to-be simply know they want a dress that will bring out their best, but they’re not sure which style that is.
The most popular wedding dress styles generally vary significantly among different countries, for example, a Zankyou Survey in Europe found Italian brides spend the most for bridal fashion and prefer traditional white gowns in an A-line silhouette with a sweetheart necklace and lots of lace. In Spain, white ball gowns with a V neck are all the rage, and in the UK, an elegant ivory dress with a sheath silhouette was the favorite.
But what about North America in 2020? Which wedding dress styles are brides-to-be choosing the most?
Forget the all white gown, many brides are choosing floral prints, adding bursts of color that range from subtle and pastel to bold and edgy to add whimsical flare to any wedding dress silhouette. Adding big, puffy sleeves to the gown makes it even more on-trend. This is a great
option for one-of-a-kind couture wedding dresses, made especially for a particular bride to create a unique look that no other bride will be wearing.
Corset interpretations of all kinds of one of the hottest trends for 2020 wedding dresses. There are demure spaghetti strapped versions of a lacy slip, voluminous tulle bubble high-low gowns with punked-out satin cone bras and just about everything else imaginable. The underwear as outerwear first hit fashion pages a decade ago, but it’s been making a major comeback.
If you dream of a royal-style wedding, a classic ball gown is the style for you, particularly if you’re not too petite as these dresses can overwhelm a tiny bride. But for most, it offers an attention-getting silhouette that makes a big entrance. You might go Elizabethan with a gown that has billowy sleeves, or Grace Kelly style, heavy on the satin.
Victorian-style wedding gowns were a huge trend in 2019 and that continues in 2020, with the look appearing in a ton of bridal collections this year. V-shaped necklines, Victorian and Edwardian shapes with lots of ruffled volume have been turning up on many inspiration boards. If you’re excited about this style, you might want to go vintage, searching for Gunne Sax-style of Victorian meets 1970s from vintage sellers.
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The One-Shoulder Neckline
A dress with a one-shoulder neckline offers a unique silhouette while flattering the upper body and making the bride feel like a true goddess. This 2020 trend works for just about every style too, from glamorous with one long sleeve to classic with heavy satin.
We love the fit-and-flare style gowns for this as a one-shoulder neckline gives it a boost with an asymmetric draped bodice. But you could also give a traditional ball gown a modern twist with a one-shoulder neckline. A lace gown with sparkly tulle can make almost any bride look like a real-life princess.