Say hello to your new dream dress! Or should we say, dresses. Bridal Fashion Week is upon us and that means that all of our favorite bridal designers will soon be showing off their spring 2020 collections of new wedding dresses—and obviously you're going to have a tough time choosing just one favorite! In fact, once you see these gorgeous gowns, you're going to wish that you can wear at least 10 dresses on your wedding day. (We would support it, TBH.)
One week from now, these new wedding dresses will be hitting the runways at Bridal Fashion Week. But we're giving you an exclusive preview of some of the never-before-seen gowns set to debut—right now! We scored the secret wedding dress sketches of designers like Amsale, Hayley Paige, Lela Rose, and more, so you can get the first look at all the new wedding dresses brides everywhere will soon be dying to wear, as well as all the bridal trends that haven't even started trending yet!
"This collection is inspired by self-love, confidence, and boldness. We were inspired by the musical Dreamgirls and what a star goes through behind the stage or screen before stepping into her role—the process of her blossoming into her own. The young woman going out into the big world, listening to her own voice, and believing in herself was our muse. The Make a Scene collection celebrates the process a bride herself goes through for her wedding, her independence, and what the dress means to her when she puts it on. Here, sculptural silhouettes featuring structured shoulders, sleeves, and corsets are softened by ethereal shades of ash-pink, silver, and white. Throughout the collection, tailored opaque bases are contrasted by romantic tulle, organza, and French guipure lace; fitted bodices are paired with voluminous skirts; and sheer side panels and low illusion backs mark the Galia Lahav signature. And to complete the story of each dress, three-dimensional elements like large embroidered flowers, detachable bustled tulle trains, and cascading satin overskirts add depth and drama. For this couture line, we envisioned the bride taking centerstage on her wedding day and making her dream a reality. This collection is for the bride who isn’t afraid to make a scene."
Above: The Lindsay Gown from the Make a Scene Couture Collection
"This season is about the interpretation of design in a physiological way. The idea is to create a collection that taps into all the senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, taste)...with the sixth sense being something radiantly new and energizing, a 'sartorial umami.' There is generous amount of texture to digest, but also a considerable spectrum to explore a wider range in style. The Charles gown illustrated here is tone-on-tone geometric organza A-line gown with asymmetrical draping; her absence of rhinestone or sparkle is compensated by an edgier feminine swag." —Hayley Paige
Above: Charles gown
Blush by Hayley Paige
"As an unconditional complement to the Hayley Paige brand, the Blush by Hayley Paige collection is playing a flirty game of opposites: spontaneity versus ceremonials. I’ve always believed in pursuing the harmony of something fresh with something familiar when it comes to design. The Teddy gown has a flirty and haphazardly-tiered skirt accompanied by a sexy skin-grazing lace bodice, for the bride who wants a little softness AND a little sass." —Hayley Paige
Above: Teddy gown
Ines Di Santo
“My inspiration this season lives in a fairy-tale dream. Our bride spends time in a shimmering lunar garden filled with celestial wonder. She dances through branches with fluorescent blossoms. Ships sail in the clouds among the moon and the stars. Tiny woodland creatures and beautiful gold and silver twigs dance around her wrists and fingers. Sunrise brings with it gorgeous soft color and the dream leaves a trace of wonder she tucks in her memory.” —Ines Di Santo
"The serene romance of the past and cutting-edge sophistication of the contemporary are intertwined in the Anne Barge spring 2020 collection. Inspired by the brand’s Southern roots, this season’s concise collection of gowns are infused with a fresh modern vibe putting a spin on old-world charm. Gowns are carefully crafted with Mikado scuba fabric, fine lace, crepe, and bustier details that elevate traditional bridalwear to make a modern statement. Romantic re-embroidered lace gowns bloom with off-the-shoulder floral brocade capes and coats. Clean contemporary silhouettes sculpt the female body for the most figure flattering fits. Dramatic corset bodices, mermaid skirts, and princess tulle with lace appliqués add an ultra-femme touch, while intricate seaming adds a layer of depth and luxury. The dreamy details of the spring 2020 designs pay tribute to Anne Barge’s signature aesthetic while simultaneously celebrating the present-day bride."
Above: Pearl Italian Mikado scuba corset bodice gown with dimensionally pleated trumpet skirt.
"The 2020 collection offers the best of Nicole, where an elegant, refined, and romantic style is expressed in every detail. This is the essence of Italian design in fashion bridal. What should the dream wedding dress look like? The group’s designer answers this question through every proposal of her creativity, perfectly drawing and patterning the beauty that fits every bride. Inspired by lightness and romance, this collection offers five interpretations of the dream dress: Soft Waves, Romantic Shades, See-Through, Essential, and Classical Softness."
"The Nicole Couture 2020 collection develops these themes, offering a dream dress that is rare and trendy. Romanticism is interpreted in a contemporary and feminine key, visible even in the most classical volume of the ball gown through the use of precious lace and embroidery that is now three-dimensional, multicolored, and absolutely exclusive. Necklines are enriched with new alternatives, and the sleeve returns to its rightful role. Innovative models are proposed alongside the traditional shapes. With extreme refinement, the bride’s side profile is exalted in a cross between the mermaid and the A-line."
"The collection is Make a Wish; the overall inspiration was to turn a dream into a reality through the power of a wish. Our wish was to incorporate technology outside of the fashion world to create something new and innovative. The gown illustrated is playful cocktail dress made from silk gauze and features a pleated skirt with an open-back corset."
"This season is all about texture and luxe dimension; inspired by the Metropolitan Opera, I wanted the gowns to be dramatic, perfectly constructed, and grand. Lace and embellishment have starring roles and dresses are filled with architectural details, sophisticated sparkle, and touches of black. Gowns are for the modern bride who wants to make a statement on her wedding day."
"The new Rosa Clará 2020 collection brings the ultimate sophistication in bridal fashion. Art deco influence is reflected in linear laces combined with embroidered jewels for modern and glamorous designs. The minimalism turns into crepe dresses that perfectly clings to the body to enhance curves for a flawless silhouette. The seduction is encouraged by deep necklines and subtle transparencies in guipures and macramé details created to bring bride’s femininity and a unique personality."
"For spring 2020, I found myself looking back to pivotal moments in history while designing specifically for women and the evolution of womenswear in the early 20th century. I think we are all in a time of reflection and living in a moment for empowering women." —Meredith Stoecklein, Lein founder and designer
Jenny by Jenny Yoo
“This collection builds upon a signature pairing of dramatic cuts and architectural lines that have been infused with romanticism. We introduce new and ultraromantic embroideries and beading that capture the lighthearted and feminine spirit of the bride who wears the gowns.”
Above: Lorelei, a luxe taffeta bodice with luxe organza skirt wedding dress featuring an illusion insert detail in neckline and spaghetti straps.
"This collection speaks to my roots as a designer. The focus is on classic construction, traditional elements dressed in feminine modernity. Florals are a strong theme this season; printed gardenias on silky organza and luscious layered skirts; cascading petals; jewel-encrusted bodices; and embroidered sequins on wispy ballgowns, giving a translucent shimmer. Wearing one of my enchanting creations celebrates a bride's inner beauty, brilliance, and glamour."
"What is timeless in this culture of NOW and NEXT?! Inspiration can be found in both the past and our current surroundings, but when it comes to designing a bridal collection, I also consider something deeper. One day our bride will look back at her photos, and maybe even down the line her children or grandchildren will too... What will they think? Was her dress trendy? Was it too much or not enough? Most importantly, did it capture the essence of this woman? My ultimate goal is to create a wedding dress which truly portrays each bride, to give her a beauty that endures the test of time." —Claire Pettibone
"Watters introduces the Great Expanse Collection for fall 2019. Inspired by the great lengths of time and distance one travels for love, this collection is filled with captivating looks: romantic layers of sheer thicket lace with Briar lace scallop border caged over the under skirt, and Branwen’s full skirt in our new stiff mesh crino giving it depth and volume with a weightless feel."
"The Jenny Packham bride is international, elegant, and informed. Her style cannot be singularly defined; her influences are diverse. Inspired by Her, the 2020 collection, comprises a group of gowns capturing the spirit of some of the world’s most romantic destinations: Paris, Buenos Aires, and New York—a tale of three cities collectively encapsulating a feminine and distinctly modern beauty." —Jenny Packham
“From the moment I laid eyes on Vittorio Matteo Corcos’s work, I was completely drawn into his sumptuous world. I love everything about it, from the combination of colors and textures to the sense of pride and grandeur exuding from the frame. As a constant collector of portraits old and new, I’m fascinated by their romance and intimacy. The ability of a truly wonderful artist to allow the viewer to glimpse the character and spirit of the subject, as seen through the artist’s eyes, is incredibly inspiring to me. In the Painter collection, I offer brides a window into my world and I’m very excited to present this collection of contemporary, yet timeless, designs.” —Kate Halfpenny
The Painter collection by Halfpenny London celebrates the intrigue of the subject, the passion of the artist and the beauty of the finished masterpiece in equal measure. Inspired by the art of La Belle Époque, the collection is overflowing with sumptuous fabrics and exquisite detailing. Using fabrics as her muse, designer Kate Halfpenny has approached this season with the playfulness, freedom, and expert skill of an artisan, indulging her passion for textiles by designing and creating unique embroideries in-house. The graphic lines which have become Halfpenny London’s signature are softened with feminine trim. Creamy embroidery peeks from the seams of pockets and pleated tulle plunges into a deep V-back. With each piece named after one of Kate’s favorite artists, the Painter collection is a distinctly modern edit of gowns and separates which will captivate and compliment brides who desire to stand out with stylish and sophisticated design.
"The Lugo Collection: Inspired by Lugo, Spain—the rich, historical, medieval city of her birth—Remy Quinones draws from her personal heritage to inform the spring 2020 Isabella Armstrong bridal collection. The Lugo Cathedral, built in the 12th century, is of particular fascination. A hybrid of Gothic, Romanesque, and neoclassical architecture, its stately structure and surrounding lush gardens evoke a vision that Quinones interprets with innovative, new silhouettes in weightless, buoyant fabrics; layered floral motifs; and unique details culled from her distinct memory of this ancient province. “Several of our gowns mimic the sweeping structural details of the cathedral’s arches and curves, and are expressed in dramatically-shaped cone skirts and dynamic new sleeves and bodices." —Remy Quinones, founder and creative director
Above: The Manuela, a soft lace gown with organza ruffles, worn with tulle mini cape edged in organza.
Essense of Australia
“This season’s collection explores more polished, vintage-inspired fashions made popular by today’s royals. Full skirts of clean fabrics feature thoughtful touches like fabric-covered buttons, adding to the simple luxury of these chic, minimalistic styles. Love this look? Click here to find a retailer near you.”
“Breathing new life into lace details, boho-inspired linear patterns flatter the figure in an entirely new way this season—offering today’s bride an unexpected take on modern elegance. Love this look? Click here to find a retailer near you.”
“Luxe beadwork is thoughtfully placed throughout laces and along the edging of organic necklines for a soft glow and unique texture. Lush, shimmering fabrics are also layered amid French tulle for an iridescent shine that comes to life with every turn. Love this look? Click here to find a retailer near you.“
"The Gracy Accad spring 2020 bridal collection centers on the dichotomy of structure and craftsmanship, and the ephemeral romanticism of nature. Images of wisteria encircling itself on the trellis of colonial white cottages and climbing roses accenting the facade of French provincial town houses provided inspiration. This imagery was translated into pieces such as a structured satin ball gown, built out with layers of Italian crinoline and engineered horsehair, embroidered with delicate fabric flowers. The merging of tradition, construction, and romanticism comes to fruition with this collection providing a elegant and classic look for a modern and fashionable bride."
"Because love is a universal language. ...This season was inspired by the admiration of the modern woman. Women today, are more confident and empowered than ever, and are truly embracing being feminine. We wanted to celebrate the strength and beauty in femininity. Our celebration was expressed through the soft, romantic layering—a beautiful combination of exquisite lace, luxurious fabrics, and delicate sparkle adorning stunning silhouettes. Each of our labels: Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, and Rebecca Ingram, understands and embraces the individuality of each bride."
Above: Paislee by Maggie Sottero, featuring lace, Marquice organza, tulle, and lace motifs; available in ivory and ivory over light champagne—for the romantic yet light-hearted bride planning a classic fairy-tale wedding with an exciting twist to it.
Sottero and Midgley
"Because love is a universal language. ...This season was inspired by the admiration of the modern woman. Women today are more confident and empowered than ever, and are truly embracing being feminine. We wanted to celebrate the strength and beauty in femininity. Our celebration was expressed through the soft, romantic layering—a beautiful combination of exquisite lace, luxurious fabrics, and delicate sparkle adorning stunning silhouettes. And with each of our labels: Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, and Rebecca Ingram, understanding and embracing the individuality of each bride."
Above: Aston by Sottero and Midgley, featuring Aldora crepe, tulle, Virtue jersey, and lace, available in ivory/pewter accent; for the sophisticated bride that understands simple elegance—she knows that less is more.
"1930s Hollywood is my signature starting point for every collection. The original bohemians of the 1930s exuded timeless and effortless elegance. They were pioneers of a new and brave way to dress, something that I have tried to capture with bold and unusual details." —Savannah Miller
Above: The Zoe gown
"Inspired by the rolling hills and colors of fall, the Forever Yours collection showcases pieces that are forever classic. You will see elaborate beaded bodices, versatile straps and sleeves, and sequined tulle."
"Trends include removable straps, allowing brides to change their look all in one night, basket weave prints, sequined fabric, and cathedral lace veils."
Beloved by Casablanca
"This Adored in Morocco collection was inspired by beautiful Morocco, where bold prints meet natural elements. You will see intricate patterns and details in laces and fabrics, adorned with exquisite hand-embroidered and beaded details."
"Trends include bohemian laces, black wedding gowns, detachable bell sleeves, and scalloped lace trains."
Steven Birnbaum Bridal
"This season collection is all about controlled volume and sumptuous fabric. With shoes being so important to today's bride, I love a high/low hemline to showcase them!" —Steven Birnbaum
"This body of work is designed to deliver something other than expected. I want women to find this fresh. It's what I'm after."—Monica Byrne
"Inspired by the diverse culture and street style of New York City, the Valentini Spose spring 2020 collection delivers an eclectic mix of gowns in various styles and silhouettes. There is something here for every bride, from princess gowns and mermaid skirts to structured separates and bohemian flare. Construction is impeccable with fitted bodices and voluminous skirts crafted in the finest French and Chantilly lace. No detail is spared, with gowns embroidered in modern geometric lace, 3-D appliqués dancing across the body, and handmade floral embellishments. For an even grander statement, Valentini offers gowns adorned in Swarovski pearls and crystals, adding an ultra-femme touch. The collection as a whole is a nod to the modern wedding. Designed for the sophisticated bride, Valentini Spose’s spring 2020 designs are nothing short of romantic and elegant."
Above: Slip dress with V-neckline bodice and detachable sleeves, featuring floral French lace and 3-D flowers with detachable belt.
"Eisen-Stein's spring 2020 bridal collection exudes opulence. Fairy-tale-worthy gowns combine intricate handmade beading, lacework, and crystal embellishments with modern silhouettes. Princess dresses with custom-designed tulle and silk organza guarantee brides their special moment, while details like front slits, plunging necklines, bustiers, and sheer elements provide a sensual and dramatic touch. Inspired by the romantic spirit and streets of Paris, the capsule collection Love introduces seven new gowns in a dreamy spring color pallet. The feminine, fanciful gowns of spring 2020 convey a magical collection fit for the bride who wants the ultimate fairy-tale wedding."
Above: The Coco strapless gown has the most amazing flow. Silk-organza floral fabric with asymmetrical hemline gives off the perfect combination of glamorous and cool. The gown is lightweight with pockets for an effortlessly chic look.
Morilee by Madeline Gardner
"Inspiration: Desert dreams. Textured, dimensional beading will reflect in the golden hour’s light, as layers of tulle and organza reveal decadent depth and dimension. Through the wind and sand, the silhouette of simple structured shapes will capture the natural spirit of the bohemian bride."