Bridal Fashion Trends for Your Summer Wedding

Bridal Fashion Week delivered spring 2020 designs that brides can wear for all the events surrounding their nuptials from rehearsal dinner to wedding ceremony to the festive reception. New palettes surprise with unexpected pairings of black and white, and long sleeves evolve from lace to sheer. Blazers move from office wardrobe staple to glamorous wedding stunners. While wedding tuxedos can be delicious, one star has pushed the trend further with her surprise selection of a wedding jumpsuit.


Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner chose a flowing silk ivory jumpsuit featuring wide leg pants and a low-cut top for her surprise wedding to Joe Jonas after the Billboard Music Awards. She paired the cool and edgy outfit by Bevza with a long veil and the gold “penny knot” mule with a 3.5-inch heel from cult-favorite Loeffler Randall in gold.

Other chic stars like Solange Knowles and Amal Clooney have been choosing jumpsuits or rompers for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and weddings. Even classic bridal designers such as Mon Cheri and Carolina Herrera are giving brides the option to say “no” to the ballgown by adding cutting edge pantsuits and tuxedos to their latest collections.

Ruffled Mocknecks

Sansa Stark may have had enough of those Game of Thrones costumes, but enthralled fans will have a chance to borrow the look. Seems bridal designers are taking cues from the drama with regal mockneck ruffles that don’t go full-on Elizabethan collar but give a hint with chiffon and tulle at the neckline.

Bridal Blazers

Brides looking for a more tailored, minimalist wedding day vibe may favor the blazers making a grand entrance into the bridal world.

Sheer Hems

Sheer hem gowns are delightful in motion, and the translucent fabric lets brides show off their wedding shoes! This style lends another dimension to a formfitting gown.

Thigh-High Slits

One of the favored trends at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards is also a darling of bridal designers. From Oscar de la Renta to Justin Alexander, skirt-length slits are making their appearance in bridal whites.

Sheer Sleeves

Sheer material is giving a fresher look to long sleeves and edging out the lace sleeves we’ve been seeing since Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William. Designers occasionally added an embroidered floral or heart motif to sheer long sleeves on traditional A-line and sheath gowns.

Faux Feather Trims

Feathers are floating throughout the fashion world, so you can expect them to drift onto wedding designs. Old Hollywood glamour can be seen in wispy faux ostrich feather-lined sleeves, necklines, and hems. Be sure to buy the synthetic version!

Off-the-Shoulder Puffy Sleeves

Designers are giving brides dramatic statement gowns that feature off-the-shoulder silhouettes with voluminous short sleeves.

Black and White

Black and white wakes up a wedding ensemble with a high-contrast look. Get it with black ribbons, black belts, even a black coat over a white gown. Brands from Ines di Santo to Allison Webb deliver the unexpected palette in their spring 2020 collections.

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