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Saying Yes to NYFW: Bridal

Updated: May 26, 2020

I am saying YES to all the dresses that were debuted the first week of October in New York for Bridal Fashion Week.

Over three days, more than 40 designers put their Fall 2020 bridal collections on display. Let me be the first to tell you – ruffled ball gowns, lace, floral embroidery, and bows are here to stay, but these classic styles are being joined with feathers, color, corset bodices, high slits, plunging necklines, jumpsuits, and pockets! Finally, somewhere for the bride to hide a tissue or lipstick for a quick touch-up!

Big bridal names that hit the catwalk included Jenny Yoo, JLM Couture (Hailey Paige, Lazaro, Allison Webb, etc), Berta, and Pnina Tornai.

Anne Barge held a special 20th-anniversary runway show. The anniversary collection was inspired by the brand’s vintage designs, mixing traditional with modern details. A stunning look that is the epitome of the line is the ball gown Everlasting, featuring a plunging V-neck, Alençon lace and metallic embroidery.

My heart beats for a Berta bridal gown, and the Fall 2020 collection did not disappoint. Dripping in glamour, each gown made its presence known on the runway. With classic details such as lace, floral embroidery, and sparkle mixed with sensual plunging necklines, high slits and sheer, Berta remained true to its daring femininity. Style 20-121 took my breath away with its plunging neckline, illusion beaded fabric and hints of lace. This gown is proof that long sleeves do not mean conservatism!

Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2020 collection is dreamy in every way possible and suitable for a modern-day fairytale. I need to have seventeen weddings ASAP so I can wear every gown. This collection brings all the drama and romance in lengthy veils, full skirts, blush textures, and dainty off-the-shoulder styles.

It is impossible for me to choose a favorite to show you, so take a look at the whole collection here.

Zac Posen, the designer of Princess Eugenie’s royal reception dress, debuted Zac Posen for White One, where high-fashion meets affordability. The collection exudes sophistication, much like the Princess of York’s gown. Softly commanding attention is the “Tallulah” gown with asymmetrical tulle and blush tones.

As someone who worked at a bridal boutique for a year, I have heard many times that “all white dresses look the same” or “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” The new bridal collections defy those opinions and are ready for the modern and unique tastes of 2020 brides.


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