The 8 Spring 2020 Wedding Dress Trends You Need to Know

From suits to trains, we've got your trend forecast right here

Updated 04/16/19

Photo by Alyssa Greenberg

Romance was definitely in the air at Bridal Fashion Week, and we have the wedding dress trends to prove it. While you were busy wedding planning, we spent the week swooning over the latest creations bridal designers have to offer, and 2020 is shaping up to be a supremely fashionable year to be a bride.

We love spotting the latest wedding dress trends on the runway because we know they usually stick around for a few seasons. Bridal trends have a way of becoming classics—just think of off-the-shoulder, deep v-neck, minidresses, blush gowns, and jumpsuits—and we love seeing where dress designers take something that feels unexpected and apply it to the bridal wardrobe.

While we see some of our favorite silhouettes over and over again, there's always new offerings on the runway and the 2020 season had no shortage. Suiting got upgrades with trains, bridal blazers, and even short suits, while skirts got the upgrade treatment in the form of feathered detailing, detached overskirts, and the return of the high-low hemline. For lovers of a serious dose of romance, there were no shortages of allover crochet lace gowns that can go boho or sophisticated romantic. Those looking for glam should be satisfied with the bevy of satin ball gowns that echoed an Old Hollywood era sensibility.

If you loved last season's take on a puffy sleeve, designers doubled down on the look with exaggerated poet sleeves that channeled the Renaissance era.

Ready to take the 2020 wedding dress trends for a spin? If you set a wedding date, you'll want to keep scrolling to see the eight wedding dress trends you need to know.

Bridal Blazers

Lace bridal blazer
Photo by Lara Jade

Call it the businesswoman special meets bridal. We saw power blazers at Danielle Frankel (above), Viktor&Rolf, Cushnie, Reem Acra, and Ines Di Santo to name a few.

Courtesy of Sahroo Bridal

"Elizabeth" blazer and slim-leg trouser, Sahroo

Cushnie lace cape
Photo by Stockton Johnson

Style 102, fitted shawl-collar jacket with corded lace cape, Cushnie

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Short suit and blazer by Reem Acra

Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

"Fawn", embellished quilted long sleeve blazer and short ensemble with laser-cut petals and coordinating star embroidered leggings, Ines Di Santo

Mariage by Viktor&Rolf 2020
Courtesy of Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Style VRM179PA, studded pants with allover pearl, stud, and crystal embroidery, Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Allover Crochet Lace

Mira Zwillinger 2020 dress
Photo by Dan Lecca

This trend can go boho or traditional depending on the bride, and wedding style. We saw crochet lace all over long-sleeved gowns, and even some high neck options, at Mira Zwillinger (above), Monique Lhuillier, Berta, and more.

Monique Lhullier 2020
Photo by Jennifer Massaux

Ivory and nude mosaic lace, sculpted off-the-shoulder, natural waist ball gown by Monique Lhuillier

Floravere 2020
Photo by Samuel Bradley

Wedding dress by Floravere

Photo by Sara Kerens

"Pandora", geometric lace wedding dress with v-neckline and long sleeves, BHLDN

Courtesy of Berta

Wedding dress by Berta

Bridal Suit Meets Train

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

The rise of the bridal jumpsuit has been epic, and now wearing pants doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a dramatic train. Designers like Gracy Accad, Oscar de la Renta (above), and Sébastien Luke, showed tailored, sleek trousers, paired with a modern take on the bridal train—sometimes even in lace, or with an exaggerated bow.

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Pants and lace train by Carolina Herrera

Photo by Dan Lecca

"Josephine", crystal vine encrusted tuxedo jacket with matching pant and bow back cummerbund, Gracy Accad

Cushnie Bridal 2020
Photo by Stockton Johnson

Style 203, strapless bustier top with draped georgette train high waisted flare leg pant, Cushnie

Viktor&Rolf 2020
Courtesy of Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Style VRM182 and Style VRM183P, immaculate, dramatic train blouse with mikado pants, Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Phuong May 2020
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Bridal jumpsuit by Phuong My

Courtesy of Sébastien Luke

Knit dress with ruffles and appliquéd florals, Sébastien Luke

Amsale 2020
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Wedding dress by Amsale

Courtesy of Berta

Wedding dress by Berta

Courtesy of Lazaro

Wedding dress by Lazaro

Old Hollywood Glam

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Get your Veronica Lake waves ready, there's a new wave of Old Hollywood glam hitting wedding dresses, and we're loving it. Satin ball gowns and Art Deco–inspired looks were all over the runways, and we couldn't be more ready to usher in their return.

Above: Wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta

Danielle Frankel 2020
Photo by Lara Jade

Wedding dress by Danielle Frankel

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Amsale 2020
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"Dane", faille strapless sweetheart ball gown with couture crisscross draping, Amsale

Photo by Dan Lecca

"Alder", silk mikado cuff ball gown with slit, Justin Alexander Signature

Mariage by Viktor&Rolf 2020
Courtesy of Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage Viktor&Rolf

Renaissance Romance

Renaissance bridal dress 2020
Photo by Jennifer Massaux

Just when you thought sleeves couldn't get more dramatic, bridal designers hit us with a wave of Renaissance-inspired gowns. Sleeves are taken a notch above poet sleeves to create a look so romantic and dramatic that it can only be described as a Renaissance painting.

Above: "Bloom", ivory and leaf off-the-shoulder draped ball gown with gathered bell sleeves by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta

Photo by John Guerrero

Wedding dress by Vera Wang

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Wedding dress by Galina by David's Bridal

Courtesy of Costarellos

Wedding dress by Costarellos

Courtesy of Sébastien Luke

Wedding dress by Sébastien Luke

Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

Wedding dress by Francesca Miranda

Lela Rose 2020
Photo by Photography by Taylor Jewell

"The Melrose", vine fil coupé A-line gown with detachable sleeves, Lela Rose

High-Low Hemlines

Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

High-low asymmetrical hemlines are no strangers to the bridal world, but it felt like this season almost every collection carried some version of this versatile look. At Francesca Miranda (above) and Oscar de la Renta, the look was updated with ruffled trimming. Cue the salsa dancing emoji.

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta

Monique Lhullier 2020
Photo by Jennifer Massaux

"Tivoli", silk and leaf tulle, strapless, tiered high-low ball gown, with hand-appliquéd floral degrade by Monique Lhuillier (Platinum Collection)

Mariage by Viktor&Rolf 2020
Courtesy of Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Style VRM163, draped rose column gown with front opening, strapless bodice, crepe rose detailing, and detachable train, Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Mira Zwillinger 2020
Photo by Dan Lecca

Wedding dress by Mira Zwillinger

Danielle Frankel 2020
Photo by Lara Jade

Wedding dress by Danielle Frankel

Studio 54 Vibes

Courtesy of Theia

Bianca Jagger's iconic bridal moment was on designers' minds this season, as many took inspiration from the sleek YSL Le Smoking jacket she wore to wed Mick Jagger in 1971. We saw similar styles at Theia, and Sahroo.

Courtesy of Theia

Wedding dress by Theia

Courtesy of Sahroo Bridal

Wedding pantsuit by Sahroo

Mariage by Viktor&Rolf 2020
Courtesy of Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Style VRM172, Lurex jersey pantsuit with scarf detailing and draped bodice, Mariage by Viktor&Rolf

Courtesy of Theia

Wedding dress by Theia

Wedding Shorts

Mira Zwillinger 2020
Photo by Dan Lecca

Jumpsuits have a new friend in the form of the bridal romper. We've seen a few brides take this trend for a spin as an after-party look, and we absolutely love it. Floravere, Mira Zwillinger (above), and Ines Di Santo were among the designers who took this leap and showed shorts on the runway.

Floravere 2020
Photo by Samuel Bradley

"K. Switzer" wedding romper by Floravere

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Bridal romper by Reem Acra

Courtesy of Sahroo Bridal

Wedding short suit by Sahroo

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