Wedding Dress Trends 2020

We have the list of what you will want to wear on your big day!

You have your venue booked. You have an idea of the flowers you want. The next step, and the most exciting, is to buy your wedding dress.

We have scoped the latest wedding dress trends covering all tastes from couture to casual. We have seen the trends that emerged from Bridal Fashion Week and taken cues from our brides and experts in our best bridal shops from Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles to bring you only the best wedding dress trends for 2020!

If you are a bride planning a wedding in 2020, we have you covered.

Romance, fun, and whimsy seem to be the inspiration behind many of the dresses for this year, with some botanical prints and colorful gowns mixed in for good measure.

We are loving the fun bows, bare backs, and feathers. We have compiled a list of our favorite bridal dress trends for 2020, so read on to see what is hot and how you can wear it.

Ball Gowns

If you are looking for a little bit of drama, but a whole lot of romance, look no further than the ball gown style of wedding dress. Royal wedding fans will be happy to see this style remain strong in bridal trends.
Ball GownsThis silhouette works on most body types, so you can be sure to find a dress that fits your aesthetic. Try it in drapey silk for a dress that is reminiscent of Princess Diana, or choose satin and lace to be reminded of late 1940s glamor, like a young Queen Elizabeth.

You can find ball gowns in our Viero collection available at our bridal boutique in New York as well as those in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles!

Open Back

From drapey cowl-back to plunging, barebacks are all the rage for 2020 brides.

Though the open back dress can seem risque, you can choose a dress to suit your own modesty level. Backless dresses can be elegant, with intricate and surprising details.
Open Back
The front is usually understated, but only because the back is the focal point. A bride will be making two entrances, one from the front, and another from the back.

A backless dress will be a great bit of interest to your guests who will be spending most of the ceremony staring at your back.

You can find many different styles to choose from: the lace-back option will cover almost all of your back, or a strappy version will add detail to the back of your gown. The open back style of gown works best with an updo and simple jewelry.

Flora and Fauna

Ultra-romantic and fanciful, we found florals and butterflies on every runway during bridal fashion week.

Bold florals and whimsical butterflies on bridal gowns offset the classic white and cream dresses. This welcome burst of color is suited to any bride looking to make a bold statement.
Flora and FaunaThe dresses are ethereal and romantic and fit in well for a spring or summer wedding. Floral and butterfly motif dresses are perfect for any venue or style of wedding, but really stand out at an outdoor wedding.

While some designers are covering the entire wedding gown in flowers or butterflies, some are choosing to simply line the neckline or bottom of dresses. The best part about floral wedding gowns is that they can work on any body type, and be adapted for any style of wedding.

From embroidered flowers to 3D butterflies, subtle to exuberant, these floral and butterfly wedding dresses are sure to stun your wedding guests.

Floral gowns can be found all over the country from the best bridal shops in Los Angeles to the best bridal shops in Chicago and New York.


It seems like 2020 is the year that designers have started to keep practicality in mind when creating wedding dresses.

Imagine finding your dream wedding dress, and then finding it has pockets, too? Pockets are being designed in wedding gowns to fit seamlessly, and they are not bulky or visible to anyone else but the bride. It even gives you a place to put your hands during photos.

They hold your lipstick and cellphone or a special keepsake you want to keep close on your special day. With pockets, you can leave the clutch at home — why worry about extra accessories if you don’t need to?

We saw pockets in almost every silhouette of gown, which means no matter the style of your wedding, you can wear pockets with your dress! Finally!


Corseted dresses have never really gone out of style.

The type of corsets may change, but bridal dresses with corsets are classic and timeless. This season, we are seeing exposed boning, but these aren’t your average corsets.

The corseted dresses of 2020 are sleek, and body-hugging, making for an elegant silhouette. We are seeing every type of dress style with a corset top, including corset tops with loose skirts and all over slim-fit dresses.

Corseted dresses are flattering on any body type, and fit any style of wedding. If you are looking for edgy glamor, a corseted dress is for you.


Feathers are everywhere in 2020, but we saw many of them on the skirts of wedding gowns.

We have seen everything from short, completely feathered skirts to long skirts with feathers adorning just slit of the skirt.
FeathersAny way feathers are applied, the dresses look hip, soft, and ethereal. We have seen mostly ostrich feathers, which provide the light, flowy feel you may want to achieve.

A feathered gown can be dressed up or down, from elegant to casual, luxe to rustic. Feathers can add dimension to sleek silhouettes, and feathers add whimsy and playfulness to any type of wedding dress.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the feather trend, but want to add some fun to your dress, there are feather accessories that can be added to any bridal outfit, like a feather cape, boa, or jewelry.

Blush and buff

When you are really looking for romance, turn to a blush pink or buff-colored wedding gown. You may be looking to wow your guests with a head-turner, or you may want to up your romance quotient, either way, blush or buff are the way to go.

The blush color varies from barely-there pink to bordering on bright pink. Choosing buff is a great way to change the color dynamic of your wedding as it is extremely versatile. Buff colored dresses can be rustic, suited perfectly for outdoor weddings, or weddings in a barn.

Alternatively, you may be looking to add some luxury to your wedding. Afterall, buff matches champagne, doesn’t it? Either color you choose, you are sure to turn heads in your colored dress.

Check out the blush and buff dresses available from Viero at our wedding dress boutiques in Chicago, New York, Los Angels, and Las Vegas.

Honorable mentions

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention a few other trends taking shape for 2020.

Wedding suits were seen on the runways during Bridal Fashion Week, and we loved the versatility and practicality of them. We have seen suits in colorful tones, suits worn with veils, and jackets that turn into mini dresses. From skirted suits to pants, wedding suits are an elegant alternative to the traditional gown.

Puffed sleeves are back! A nod to the 80s, puffed sleeves are making a comeback, and we are loving them. We are seeing off-the-shoulder, as well as sleeker versions of the puffed sleeves of yesteryear. These gowns are romantic and fashion-forward. Look for removable sleeves, if you aren’t ready to fully commit.

Sparkles have never really left the bridal gown world, but 2020 is the year of bling. This year, we are seeing beading, metallics, and sequins all over bridal gowns. The dresses are of any style, but the shine is on, flattering brides by adding a sparkly punch to their gown.

Whether you have an idea of what you are wanting for your wedding dress, or you need help deciding what style is best for you, we are here to help.

At Viero Bridal, we can help you choose a dress from one of our in-house lines at our flagship boutiques located in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City, or we can create a couture dream gown just for you.