New York Bridal Fall 2020 just wrapped up and we are still swooning over the gorgeous looks unveiled by designers Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera among others. Major trends included fairytale florals, modern lace, flutter sleeves, and celestial accents. We loved it all, but there were a few gowns that captured our hearts and imaginations and just wouldn’t let go.
After flowers, we love talking about the fashion and accessories our brides will be wearing on their big day. With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite bridal looks for the upcoming season with all of you.
Rachel Trimarco, Bride & Blossom Founder & CEO
Monique Lhuillier drew upon her love of flowers in this latest collection. Of course, I loved everything, especially this watercolor floral print gown. With its pastel tones and sumptuous fabric, the design is so original and nothing like traditional wedding attire. The dramatic skirt and romantic shoulder draping have a regal feel – I envision a young queen running through a castle in search of her lover wearing this dress! I would love to wear it to an extravagant garden party if only there was the opportunity these days!
What struck me about this gown by Oscar de la Renta is how it effortlessly combines classic elegance with simplicity. The trumpet silhouette, sheer fabric, and all-over floral lace seduces the eye with alluring sophistication. This is the perfect gown for an intimate wedding and could be worn at any venue in the city.
At first glance, this dress by Marchesa seemed very traditional. But then I noticed the impeccable attention to detail of the overall design and realized it is anything but. The transition between the exquisite floral lace of the bodice and cascading tulle skirt is absolutely captivating. The soft, off-the shoulder sleeves have a delicate femininity about them that I love. This dress would look amazing at a spring garden wedding when the flowers are in full bloom.
Kate Murphy, Bride & Blossom Social Media & Blog Editor
I tend to gravitate toward ethereal, romantic designs and this gown by Oscar de la Renta left me completely spellbound. The way in which the botanical appliqué descends and ultimately disappears into the diaphanous tulle skirt is breathtaking. With its dreamy, nature-inspired accents, this dress would be perfect for a wedding at an outdoor garden or countryside venue upstate just as summer is turning over to fall.
Carolina Herrera makes dresses that feel classic, yet very of the moment. I love how she has given new life to the traditional ballgown here, by pairing a structured bell skirt with scalloped neckline. The gown’s dramatic shape doubles as a canvas for the gorgeous oversized floral embroidery. Timeless, fresh, bold, this dress speaks to the sensibilities of the modern bride.
If I were to get married tomorrow, this dress by Temperley London is what I would wear. I am obsessed with 1920s fashion and this gown reminds me of something an ultra-stylish woman of that period would have worn to a glamorous party. The contrast between the simple, flowing silhouette and intricate lace and beaded ornamentation takes my breath away. I would trade the lioness headpiece (it’s amazing though!) and add a pop of color with a delicate jewel-tone floral crown and matching nosegay bouquet.
I am a self-professed sparkle junkie and one of my favorite trends of the season was celestial accents. To say this Lee Petra Grebenau gown left me starry-eyed would be an understatement. The way in which the crystals shimmer down the fitted bodice then fade away into the airy tulle skirt is absolute heaven. The delicate bow treatments on the shoulders add to the dress’s fairytale princess appeal.
There’s always a ‘really out of the box’ design I fall for, and this season, it’s this cocktail dress by Ines di Santo. Admittedly, I didn’t know what to think at first, but the flirty short length, flouncy feathers, and splash of color print make it the perfect ‘look #2.’ Just imagine how the heads will turn walking into the reception! Confident, fashion-forward, and daring describe the bride who could pull off this number… Rhianna and J.Lo come to mind.
Lindsay Moro, Bride & Blossom Design Manager
Lace is the epitome of bridal elegance and this dress by Berta practically took my breath away. It’s chic and classy with a hint of sexiness. My initial thought was that this is one of those looks that doesn’t need a veil. But the lace-trimmed, chapel length design shown here only enhances the gown’s show-stopping impression.
Ines di Santo is known for her one-of-a-kind designs that celebrate femininity through striking silhouettes, luxe fabrics, and beautiful details. Her latest collection did not disappoint, and this mermaid gown was my favorite. The way in which the simple, elongated bodice hugs every curve and then flares out to a dynamic wave of ruffles is perfection.
A trend that first appeared last year, exaggerated bows continue to be a mainstay in many of the top designers’ collections this season. We’ve seen big bows placed just about everywhere on the dress from the shoulder and neckline to the waist and skirt. I especially love to see a statement bow adorning the back of the gown – it adds an element of surprise as the bride makes her way down the aisle.
Ranging from elegant to glamorous to understated, the collections unleashed at Bridal Fall 2020 were a tour de force of wedding fashion. We can’t wait to see our real BB brides bring these looks to life on their special day!
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