Return To Retro

    There are 2.5 million weddings every year, so it’s not shocking that designers are constantly adapting and recycling trends for their newest collections. This season had no shortage of trendy surprises that paved the way for bridal couture’s return to its “retro” roots.

In the launch of the Spring 2020 collection it is evident that the form fitting gowns, with sheer bodices and plunging necklines are being replaced, yet again, by the more classic styles. Fuller tulle filled skirts, higher necklines and more subtle details were strutted across this season’s runway.

Designers such as Carolina Herrera, Viktor Rolf and Ines Di Santo led the way this season by showing up-and-coming brides that more traditional wedding dresses are the coveted trend of 2020. Less beading on sheer nude materials and more elegant simplicity for this year’s brides!

Despite the more sophisticated vibe, there were still plenty of new takes on the bridal classics. Herrera’s collection introduced a gorgeous gown with a daring popped collar. Almost framing the bride’s face and giving it just enough uniqueness for it to make the traditional silhouette pop.


Since showing less skin and more dress was the theme of the season, it’s no surprise that Viktor&Rolf followed suit and took his own spin. While still sporting a high neckline with a slight tulle collar, he added a dropped pentagonal cutout to seemingly modernize the classic neckline. This was accentuated by full statement short sleeves. The beading was minimal, but just enough to remain elegant and not gaudy. The look was completed with a low waistline cinched with a simple silk belt.


Ines Di Santo also came this season with a take on classic. This gorgeous off the shoulder gown is simple, but still has enough wow factor for a modern bride to stun in. The flattering silhouette shows just enough skin to be sexy with the revealed shoulders and side slit, but the humble material and minimal embellishments bring it home.