Last year’s trends for the aisle were all inspired by the drama and classicism of royal weddings.
2020 and 2021 brides, you are in luck! Because wedding dresses have never been cooler.
Whatever your style, whatever your shape, whatever the vibe you want for your wedding, there is a dress out there for you, and your budget. There’s never been more choice for brides, which while mostly a great thing, can be overwhelming.
So to help you get started with your wedding dress search and work out what bridal designers are your preferences and what boutiques to check out, we are bringing you the biggest wedding gown styles in Nigeria for 2020.
Some trends from last year will be sticking around. We’re ecstatic that capes are here to stay and while exciting new ones emerged from the catwalks. Get our pick of the latest collections, with our take on the bridal trends every 2020 bride will be coveting!
1.Halter Necks à la Megan:
Megan Markle has a lot to answer for! Her stunning halter neck reception dress has inspired a multitude of designs among the 2020 collections, from high neck halters with pretty bows to elegant racerback styles – prepare to flaunt some shoulder in 2020.
This wedding dress trend is the one for you. If you’re looking to make an entrance, consider opting for a classic ball gown. The best thing about this attention-grabbing silhouette? It’s actually surprisingly versatile and works for most wedding styles. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn a few heads.
These sleek dress alternatives are comfortable, figure flattering and totally of the moment. At this point, pantsuits, jumpsuits and otherwise dress alternatives are also part of an essential bridal wardrobes. For the 2020 bridal trends, lace details, 3-D floral embellishments and metallic beading gave classic white suits and jumpsuits a modern upgrade.
4.Floral Print Dresses:
These aren’t your average bridal blooms. Bold floral prints made an appearance in several 2020 wedding dress collections, adding a burst of colour. Whether they’re subtle and pastel, edgy and oversized or in the form of textural, 3-D embroideries, this cool-girl way to pull off florals adds whimsical visual interest to any wedding dress silhouette.
A new trend on the block coloured dresses are proving far more popular than we anticipated, offering modern brides the chance to express their individuality for a ultra-special occasion without taking away from the most flattering styles. Colour tints in champagne, dusky blue, blush, and even red have graced catwalks of some of the most prestigious bridal designers. You might find this selection a refreshing change from the impracticality of white!
6.Short Wedding Dresses:
If you’re eloping, going for a super casual wedding style or just looking for a good excuse to show some leg and a killer pair of shoes, this 2020 wedding dress trend is for you. Opting for a long gown for the day of? A short, white dress is also perfect for all of your other wedding-related events like your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.
Bring on the bling. While glitz and glitter is nothing new where bridal fashion is concerned, over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments always does it. Perfect for evening nuptials, this wedding dress trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you’re rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking.
8.Reinterpreted Puff Sleeves:
Hear us out before you totally write off this ‘80s-inspired wedding dress trend. A far cry from the sleeves Princess Diana and other brides of the maximalist era of fashion wore these ruffle and off-the-shoulder versions. If you love this detail but are worried about overdoing it, look for a slim silhouette with puffy sleeves and keep the rest of your accessories simple. Or, if you love this look but aren’t ready to fully commit, go for detachable ones you can take off for your reception or after-party.
9.Lace Wedding Dresses:
Along with florals, lace remains a bridal mainstay. Romantic, whimsical and effortlessly elegant, the lace material is a simple and sophisticated option for non-traditional brides.
10.Corset Wedding Dresses:
The underwear as outerwear trend which first propelled into the fashion pages at the start of this decade is making a comeback as we head into 2020. This time, it is commanding the stage and we are loving the corseted trend.
There’s nothing subtle about this frothy, unapologetically romantic trend—and that’s why we love it. Cascading ruffled skirts, ruffled sleeves, and frilly collars made an appearance in almost every bridal fashion collection.
Even a simple flourish of this touchy-feely texture adds opulence to classic bridal styles. There’s no denying that the big-day feathers movement is going nowhere. As the soft-touch embellishments reinforce their place in high-end bridal fashion, they are becoming more versatile.
13.Boho Wedding Dresses:
Loose, relaxed, and covered in lace, bohemian style dresses are the new go to style for a lot of summer weddings or weddings overseas. Perfect for creating an effortless, laid back, and free spirited look.
14.Fishtail/Mermaid Wedding Dresses:
Fit and flare dresses are a real winner for pear shape silhouettes or the hour glass figure! Something fitted all the way down to just above your knees will hug your curves and highlight the smallest part of your body – your waist. Otherwise known as the mermaid or fishtail dress because of the dramatic whimsical fanned skirt, choose from a wealth of necklines to complement your bust and frame.
Adding sleeves to a gown instantly evokes a sweeping, romantic feeling — and the options are endless! Sheer illusion sleeves with lace appliques add a glamorous touch, while cozy, lined sleeves could be perfect for weddings in December.
16.One Shoulder Necklines:
This unique silhouette flatters the upper body and gives off serious goddess vibes. The best part? This 2020 wedding dress trend also works for pretty much every wedding style. Whether you go classic with heavy satin, Grecian with gauzy tulle or glam with one long sleeve.
The plunging v-neckline has met its match in the form of plunging, barely-there backs. Designers are betting on backless to be a hit for the next crop of brides.
Don’t worry 2020 brides, designers are looking out for you and your last minute lipstick needs. There’s something so charming, and useful, about a wedding dress with pockets.
These are also statement-making accessories for 2020 brides. Brides will want to consider cinching their waists this year with a big statement belt.
A super high slit is not new to the bridal world, but this season. The trend is even more aggressive this season taking on more of a half mini skirt (or barely any skirt) and half floor-length gown.
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