The past couple of years have seen a resurgence in classic and stunning “royal” style wedding dresses that have taken the bridal shows by storm.
As we close out the year and enter 2020, it looks like these same trends are continuing and becoming more refined. We’re also seeing some new and interesting entries from the “suit” or “business dress” style that first became popular a few years ago.
We’ll also be looking at the hottest new casual and non-traditional wedding dresses, perfect for outdoor ceremonies and elopements.
Wedding Royalty Redefined
Sleek designs and luxurious flowing gowns: the royal look is in.
Popularized by Meghan Markle and now a trend unto itself, the classy yet modern “royal” wedding look is perfect for traditional weddings as well as intimate weddings and elopements for its combination of simplicity, elegance, and practicality.
The Givenchy gown that Markle popularized has a few standout features that can now be found in a variety of the hottest 2020 wedding dresses, such as long sleeves and a high neckline.
Classic Ballroom Gown Styles Return
If the long sleeves and minimalist look of the “royal” gowns aren’t for you, you will be happy to know that there are much more glamorous trends waiting for brides this year!
If you want your wedding or elopement to match the fancy and timeless look and feel of a ball or pageant, you have to have the right dress to match. The timeless elegance of a ballroom style wedding dress, with all of its eye-catching features, will be the centerpiece of your ceremony.
This is another “classic” look that is coming back in full force. Creamy, elegant ivory-colored dress styles with minimalist, sleek gowns are becoming more and more popular as we head into 2020.
Ivory tends to be somewhat warmer than traditional white dresses, and is an amazing alternative depending on what you want your overall wedding aesthetic to be.
Floral Print: Something “New”
Well, not entirely new. Floral patterned wedding dresses were sort of a thing for a while in the 80’s, but they are back now with an entirely new, refreshing look.
Often paired with lace or sheer fabric, floral prints evoke a feeling of natural beauty and youth, and are the perfect choice for women who are looking for a dress that has a bit more going on. Since many of the floral patterns you find on wedding dresses are unique, the designs tend to stand out a lot more than other styles.
Floral style dresses are also a solid choice for outdoorsy ceremonies.
Elegant Boho Dresses and Jumpsuits
For brides who don’t want the hassle of long trains and billowy skirts, simple yet stylish bohemian dresses and jumpsuits are becoming hugely popular.
In fact, these are one of the most common kinds of dresses for brides getting eloped. If you’re planning a beach elopement or any kind of ceremony that takes place outside in the elements, the last thing you want is a dress you can drown in.
The minimalist and practical look and feel of these styles are compounded by their ethereal design: they are effortlessly eye-catching in a magical way.