Mar 10, 2020

Reboots are not just applicable to movies and TV shows anymore. Although trends in bridal gown design historically stick around for a few seasons and, like most fashion, are very cyclical, this year we are seeing the comeback of older fashions, but with an unexpected flair.

This year’s bridal designs offer amazing new embellishments and unique customizations incorporated with tried-and-true wedding dress fashions. All of the top designers have created some truly innovative ideas that are pushing the bridal gown industry forward. 

If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll still be able to find all the classic styles, but if you are looking to be more cutting edge, consider taking some inspiration from one of these six trends that have been all over the runway this season.


Bridal Blazers

A unique cross between businesswoman and bridal, the bridal blazer is the perfect compliment to go directly from ceremony to reception. A marvelous combination of formal and relaxing. Wedding dress designers Danielle Frankel, Viktor & Rolf, and Ines Di Santo all offer selections in this new trend. 


All-over Crochet Lace

Inspired by the latest rustic wedding theme explosion, this year’s crochet dress trend is one of the most customizable. If a gown made completely from crochet lace isn’t for you, but you still love the idea, simply incorporate it into some customizations like your train, embellishments, or a shawl. This look will fit almost any wedding dress silhouette. Mira Zwillinger, Monique Lhullier, and Flora are all wedding dress designers who showcased this on their runways.


Bridal Jumpsuits Meets Cape

Dress alternatives have become wildly popular. Especially for the brides who want to go from ceremony to after-party without the hassle of a traditional floor-length gown. The bridal jumpsuit emerged several years ago and remains a hot design trend today. Last year saw the biggest utilization of this inspired look by some of the world’s leading wedding dress designers like Oscar de la Renta, Gracy Accad, and Sebastien Luke. In 2020 we are seeing this design being pushed to the next level with the inclusion of ornate and dramatic capes making it an even more unique look. 


Old Hollywood Glam

Wedding dress designers Sareh Nouri & Caroline Castigliano, amongst others, are taking the adage of everything old becoming new again to great heights. This iconic and luxurious formal look takes satin looks and mixes in a stylish art deco aesthetic. Cowled backs with beading details, belt accents, are just a few of the “something new” options you can add to this style. Wearing one of these dresses will make you feel like you just stepped off the movie screen. 


High-Low Hemlines

This classic look is not new, but the 2020 runways saw almost every collection featuring dresses with this elegant look. Designers like Oscar de la Renta and Francesca Miranda are updating the style with the use of ruffles, puffy sleeves, and floral patterns. 

Whatever look or aesthetic you want to make your event magical and your wedding theme come to life is available. Whether you are looking for a bridal gown design that offers a classic look or something new and trendy, wedding dress designers have all bases covered in 2020. 

Bridal Atelier is a couture bridal boutique in Montclair, NJ. Weaving elegance and quality with a luxe sensibility, Bridal Atelier’s thoughtfully curated dresses define moments and create memories.


We work with leading bridal designers, known for their refined aesthetic, forging close relationships that allow for customization and embellishment. Private appointments provide brides with an intimate experience, and our in-house team of design and tailoring specialists ensure that fitting and fine-tuning are always perfect.

We join brides on their journey, listening and learning to craft dresses that speak for each love story and narrate each wedding. Call us at 973-337-6361 or stop by the shop in Montclair.