The Dreamiest 2020 Wedding Dress Trends are Actually Timeless

New twists on the classics will help you express yourself on your big day.

Updated 10/08/19
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Your memories and precious photos from your special day will last forever. Your wedding dress should be timeless, too, right? This is your big day to celebrate your distinctive personality, sense of style, shape and, most of all, excitement to walk down the aisle with your soul-mate.

2020’s most major wedding dress trends are not only jaw-droppingly dreamy — and a little bit unexpected — but also incredibly versatile. Detachable and convertible options allow you to easily express yourself in your own unique way. Because even though you’re committing to your partner and your future together, you want the flexibility to wear multiple looks on your special day — plus enjoy the freedom to really let loose on the dance-floor.

Puff and Cuff

Throw it back to the ‘70s (or Medieval times, if we’re getting technical) with enchanted beaded and embroidered bell sleeves, which also create the best Instagram video content.

MS Aberdeen Dress
MS Armante Dress
MS Burton Dress

Princess-approved long sleeves go next level in 2020 with thrilling new shapes and textures. Try the voluminous bishop puff sleeve, which sculpturally cinches at the cuff with exquisite beading and lace embellishments. For a vintage-inspired take on the silhouette, opt for sublime lace embroidery that trails onto the bodice of a longline sheath. Or lean into full romance with sheer puff illusion sleeves delicately dotted with pearls to complement a lace embroidered bodice and soft A-line skirting layers. If you’re feeling indecisive about the sleeve situation, try detachable fluttery bow accents, which add a touch of whimsy to a bohemian lace applique mermaid sheath or a beachy, flowy A-line dress. Then remove the sleeves for the reception to show off your shoulders (or vice versa).

MS Easton Dress
MS Pamela Dress
MS Greta Dress

Train Drama

Trains are anything but traditional for 2020. A minimalist silk mikado mermaid gown gives your guests a surprise as you walk down the aisle with a series of tailored tiers cascading down the hem. Plus, choices! A detachable sheer tulle cape-train ethereally flows and flutters behind you. Then remove it later to fully reveal the intricately embellished keyhole neckline on a modern Victorian gown. Convertible lace-appliqued soft tulle or streamlined structured overlays at the hip effortlessly turn a body-con strapless mermaid silhouette into a royal ball-gown — but only when you want it to be. 

MS Zinnia Dress
MS Justine Dress

Find at a Boutique Near You: Justine by Maggie Sottero – Tiered Train

MS Kaysen Dress

Find at a Boutique Near You: Kaysen by Maggie Sottero – Detachable Train

MS Rhiannon Dress
MS Savannah Dress

Voluminous Layers 

Maximize your princess moment with the most voluminous layers of ruffles. Ribbon candy-like skirting counters a refined and streamlined sleeveless bodice with a playful, but polished aesthetic. Or give the classic strapless lace-topped ball-gown a cool girl twist with irregular tulle layers on a ball-gown skirt, which would look just as glorious with strappy heels or tricked out sneakers for the reception.

MS Yasmin Dress
MS Fatima Dress
MS Toni Dress

Show Your Shoes with a Short Wedding Dress

Speaking of bridal footwear, let’s be honest, you may spend just as much time and effort finding the perfect mate — or mates — to your look, so think about showing them off. A short, tea length wedding dress feels modern and playful, but still formal enough — especially with delicate macro-lace-crochet and illusion panel detail and a sassy detachable peplum. A boho-chic sheath with double slits up the soft tulle skirting highlights your excellent taste in footwear, plus your gorgeous legs.

MS Reggie Jane Dress
MS Nicole Dress

Find at a Boutique Near You: Nicole – Double Slit Wedding Dress

But whichever trend , or trends, you decide on, remember that your wedding day look will be everlasting — just like your future with the love of your life. Maggie Sottero is honored to share in celebration of personal love stories! Browse real weddings and love stories here.