Wedding dress shopping is arguably the most exciting part of planning your wedding! Wedding dress designer Janita Toerien chats to us about her favourite wedding dresses trends for 2020. Find out what is new and fashionable so that you know what to look for when you start scouting.
Every girl has an idea of her fairytale wedding dress, from a princess gown to a mermaid dress. In reality, having an expensive all-out ball gown might not always be practical for you as a bride. You need to consider aspects such as your body type, the wedding season, your wedding venue, dress prices and more! Finding the style that suits you the best might be a little tricky.
Watch the video below as wedding dress designer Janita Toerien shares some inspiration in this video below. And she also gives some expert advice in another blog on how to choose a dress that suits your body type.
Top Wedding Dress Trends for 2020
1. A Plain, Minimalist Wedding Dress
The funny thing we found with fashion is that there are always two opposing trends. Trend no.1 for 2020 is that we are seeing a lot of minimalistic design dresses where there is absolutely no beading nor weird frills and fust to the dress. On the one side, there is a lot of plain styles, almost like a column or sheath style and a lot of it is bringing satin back, which might sound terrible but with different qualities and with different styles, you can create an incredibly beautiful look.
On the other side, you get these incredibly intricate detail dresses, it is still a massive ball gown but with fine handwork, beading, florals and more fine details on the dress. A complete contrast to trend no.1, this is also a trendy choice. The focus of this trend is on handwork that is fine and elegant – not over-the-top.
Another trend that we’re seeing is bridal jumpsuits. They are practical, comfortable and looks amazing especially with city weddings, it fits into the backdrop so beautifully. You can modify the jumpsuit by wearing a detachable skirt over it. You can walk down the aisle with the detachable skirt, no one knowing that you are wearing anything underneath it and then when you walk into the reception and take the detachable skirt off, you have a completely different look and will be comfortable all night long.
Although some of us think veils are old fashion, there is definitely something a little bit magical about them. A lot of brides only decide to have a veil on their last fitting, once they have it on the bride feels and look like a princess. A plain long veil that gives this kind of “halo” effect that almost just frames the dress silhouette slightly.
We have completely moved away from the very poofy thing that our mothers wore in the ’80s and 90’s to something that is almost just flowing down to create that beautiful halo effect, but it should always complement the dress. If your dress is super detailed then let the veil be plain or if the dress is very plain then add some detail to the veil. Something to keep in mind is that detail and lace specifically can weigh the veil down. If you do get lash extensions, this is definitely something to look out for because it hooks surprisingly easily.
We are seeing a lot of tiaras coming back. They have this new Alice-band style tiara, which looks beautiful! Tiaras in the last 10 years was a little bit touch and go. You do not need to wear earrings and a necklace and a bracelet and this and that, keep in mind that if you are going to wear a bracelet test it out during the fitting, it might get caught on the tule or if you are wearing a tule dress it can easily get caught on that.