Your essential guide to 2020’s hottest bridal style trends!

Published by Claire Gould on

A guest post for English Wedding by Belle & Bunty
Photographer Margarita Karenko
Model Naomi Ross

1. Wear Your Everyday Gold Jewellery

Instead of statement sparkly jewels, we’re seeing brides choosing pretty layering pieces to style their big day outfit. The general trend is that brides are wanting to be comfortable and more relaxed on their wedding day and this is a great way to choose jewellery that you can actually wear again long after the day itself. The style is more modern and minimal with just a hint of embellishment such as a decorative pendant. Opt for gold, it’s more luxe and looks great with ivory.

2. Go Natural

Brides are doing their research when it comes to choosing their wedding dress and we are seeing more and more brides wanting a natural option. Fabrics like 100% pure silk & lace are the key to creating a beautiful gown. There are so many amazing choices out there for dresses made in the UK using natural fabrics which can really set the tone for a sustainable wedding. Brands that use zero waste cutting techniques and local manufacturing are a really popular choice for a dress with a conscience.

3. Eco-Chic

Alongside choosing natural fabrics, brides are generally more aware of environmental impact on their big day. Weddings can be a big extravagance whatever the budget, so the hot trend for 2020 is all about sustainability – even Princess Eugenie had a plastic-free wedding. From using small artisan flower growers, seasonal flowers and foliage to caterers that source local, organic produce, brides are definitely wanting to maximise their eco-wedding credentials.

4. Pallazzo Pants

The tailoring trend seems to come and go in all sorts of guises, but this is the year of the fluid Pallazzo Pant. Think sumptuous flowing silk in a wide leg fit, styled with a simple camisole top and lots of layered gold jewellery. It’s effortlessly cool, but also really easy to wear, whatever your shape – a wide leg style is super flattering. It’s also a great option for a pre-wedding party or change of outfit on the day.

5. ‘90s Minimalism

We are loving the simplicity of a ‘90s inspired slip dress for 2020. Alongside the pared back jewellery trend and brides opting for natural fabrics, so the style of the dress is becoming streamlined. For the last few years, it’s been all about texture, lace and LOTS of detail, however we are seeing more brides wanting clean lines and fluid silhouettes.


6. Styling with Separates

This is something that has been popular for a while, but the key was glaming up an outfit from day-to-night. Now, mix and match styling to get more than one look for your day is about keeping the look unstructured, adding detail with belts and jewellery but ensuring the overall style is relaxed.

7. Colour Bloc

We love a bride who chooses to wear colour on their big day, a few seasons ago we added a blush pink into our collection, but it’s as popular now, if not more so than when we launched it! Colour can really inspire the whole wedding décor choices and it’s a way of giving a simple silhouette a unique spin.

8. Made in England

From the dress and accessories to catering and florals, the biggest trend for 2020 is that brides are using locally sourced suppliers wherever possible. Our brides have done their research and aware of the work and craft that goes in to creating each dress – they understand the value in a label that chooses to manufacture in the UK. Opting for local suppliers can inspire the whole wedding look too – with seasonal and sustainable florals and décor, weddings are becoming more creative, undone and less ‘matchy matchy’.

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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