20 wedding outfits we love from London Bridal Fashion Week

20 wedding outfits we love from London Bridal Fashion Week
London Bridal Fashion Week showcases 2020 bridal fashion – here are gowns and outfits setting the trends. Runway show: Justin Alexander

London Bridal Fashion Week is a first sneak preview of 2020 bridal fashion, and this year’s runway shows offered everything from elegant ballgowns to edgy minis and day-to-evening showstoppers. Here are styles setting trends for seasons to come

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As first bridal show off the blocks, London Bridal Fashion Week is always eagerly anticipated, bringing together UK and international stars of bridal design as well as upcoming and edgy designers. This year’s runway shows offered rich pickings for trend watchers, and endless scope for brides to find their style – be it a romantic ballgown, chic evening-style gown or edgy bridal pants or mini. With a look to suit every style of celebration, here are 20 looks we love that are setting trends for 2020 and beyond.

1. Victoria Sanders – New botanic

Victoria Sanders’ lovely flower-strewn gown has a folk art feel

Victoria Sanders was formerly head of design at Matthew Williamson, so with stellar fashion credentials. This glorious flower-bedecked gown from her first collection has a hint of boho or folk-art, but with contemporary details such as the floaty feature sleeves and soft layered skirt. She’s a new British designer who should be on every bride’s radar. victoriasandersstudio.com

2. Tal Kedem – Fairy story

New to London this year, Tel Aviv-based designer Tal Kedem showcased an accomplished collection featuring glamorous gowns with plenty of fine detail. We love this gown, featuring flower-embellished plunge bodice and frothy fairytale skirt. talkedembridal.com

3. Morilee – Ballgown chic

Ballgowns are always on trend, but Morilee’s 2020 design stands out for its fabulous structure and lavish fabric. With a tailored strapless sweetheart bodice and stunning train, this is showstopper for brides who want to sashay up the aisle. morilee.co.uk

4. Modeca – Lace elegance

This refined Modeca gown has a lovely curved bodice paired to flowing slimline skirt

We love the intricate floral and botanic laces that are continuing into 2020 collections, and Modeca’s gown is a masterclass in pared-back style with this most feminine of fabrics. The lace bodice featuring on-trend elbow-length sleeves curves at the waist to create a soft and flattering silhouette. Paired with a slimline flowing skirt, it’s a refined take on wedding-day dressing. modeca.com

5. Danit Levi – Big split

Danit Levi’s sexy gown features a dramatic split front, high neck and long sleeves

Danit Levi is a designer to watch, establishing her atelier in 2011 with a focus on glamorous evening-style numbers. This wedding gown with high neckline and long sleeves has a sexy front slit from the waist with a fabulous trim of feathers along the length of the skirt. It’s high-impact dressing for the bride who wants to make a statement. danitlevi.com

6. Coya Collection – Blue note

Coya Collection showcased this romantic silvery blue gown

Blue is one of the strong colour stories for 2020, and in tones ranging from silver to midnight in the mix at both London Bridal Fashion Week and Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. US-based Coya Collection – which specialises in prom and occasion as well as bridal – has some lovely bold tones in its collection. Our favourite is this gown with bootlace straps, embellished bodice and layered full skirt. It’s a romantic alternative to white that would be stunning at a destination or high-summer wedding. coyacollection.com

7. Ronald Joyce – Diva bride

Ronald Joyce gave us a stunning diva gown with gold trim at London Bridal Fashion Week

There’s more than a touch of Hollywood in the 2020 collections – continuing a trend for glitzy styles to suit evening celebrations. This diva gown by Ronald Joyce features a halter-effect sheer neckline, plunge bodice and curvaceous skirt. The crystal trims on bodice and waist are perfect for after-dark sparkle. ronaldjoyce.com

8. Ivory & Co – Soft focus

Ivory & Co’s soft layered gown has a relaxed and contemporary silhouette

Softer silhouettes have been a key trend for the past couple of seasons and this Ivory & Co gown is a perfect example of relaxed wedding-day dressing. This style combines a simple silk sheath gown with spaghetti straps and a gauzy overtop with satin tie waist and button cuffs. The top has an open back with top button and bow fastening, making it easy to remove for the evening party. ivoryandcobridal.co.uk

9. BSS by Safiyya Babayeva – Slick separates

This cool BSS by Safiyya Babayeva outfit has a dramatic train

Separates – including trousers – continue to be big news in bridal. The BSS by Safiyya Babayeva label has included a party-ready combination in this plain top with sheer long sleeves and wide-waistband slimline pants. The lavish train falling from the waistband adds a frivolous edge to an ultra contemporary bridal outfit. fortrasfashion.co.uk

10. Lusan Mandongus – Luxe line

Lusan Mandongus goes for sparkle with this slinky gown with deep v neck

Embellishment remains a key trend in bridal, and with sparkling elements as a strong part of the mix. Lusan Mandongus’ slinky gown is both flattering and sophisticated, with its embellished v-neck bodice and flowing skirt with soft kick pleats. lusanmandongus.com

11. Eternity Bridal – Full finery

Soft and fluid, this full ballgown shape by Eternity Bridal is simple and flattering

We love the trend for relaxed ballgown shapes – very much evident in 2019 collections and continuing to appear in 2020. This design by Eternity Bridal is a great example, with flattering shaped bodice and lightweight but full skirt. An easy gown to accessorise, this is also a design that will take you effortlessly from day to evening party. eternitybridal.co.uk

12. Allure Bridals – Silver streak

This Allure Bridals silver gown is red-carpet glamorous

Rocking the runway at London Bridal Fashion Week, there’s nothing demure about this Allure Bridals gown in rich silver. With dropped shoulders, a body con shape and mermaid skirt, it’s a classic example of the designer focus on bold colour and evening-style designs. allurebridals.com

13. Herve Paris – Boho twist

This Herve Paris dress offers a boho twist for the summer bride

New boho styles are deliciously feminine, and in tune with the trend towards destination weddings. This lightweight gown by French bridal house Herve Paris would be perfect for a wedding beach or poolside. It features a flattering wide neckline with deep v neck, textured bodice and tapered sleeves ending just above the wrist. herveparis.com

14. Peony Rice – Short form

This neat Peony Rice mini with silk jacket is perfect for the city bride

Short gowns have been cropping up in more collections and this chic design by Shanghai bridal and occasion wear designer Peony Rice is perfect for the city bride. Combining a short silk shift with gold overlay with neat bolero jacket, it’s smart and glamorous but also eminently wearable after the wedding day. peonyrice.com

15. Lilly & Charles – Sheer delight

Lilly & Charles’ embellished-bodice gown offers a twist on sheer effects

Central Saint Martins alumnus Carolina Turner – the designer behind Lilly & Charles – offers a collection rich in detail, with intricate embellishment and sheer and corset effects in her custom-made gowns. We love this romantic and floaty gown with bodice featuring tropical birds and flowers. lillyandcharles.com

16. Lillian West – Cape classic

Lillian West’s cape-effect sleeves add a touch of drama to a flower-embellished gown

Bold sleeves have been appearing in designer collections for a couple of seasons, but this gown by Justin Alexander label Lillian West adds an extra twist. Featuring a deep plunge neckline to front and back, its flowing sleeves drape at the back to form a dramatic cape effect. justinalexander.com

17. Eliza Jane Howell – Deco drama

Deco and sparkle make this Eliza Jane Howell gown a showstopper

British label Eliza Jane Howell has carved a reputation for delivering beautifully detailed gowns with Deco embellishment – very much in tune with the current trend for 1920s and ’30s glamour. This showstopping number taps into the trend perfectly, featuring glittering texture along the length of the gown and a fabulous feather-trimmed overskirt. elizajanehowell.com

18. Sincerity – Bold reveal

There’s focus on shoulders and neckline in many of the new designs, and this slinky dress from the Sincerity bridal collection by Justin Alexander presents a strong silhouette with its straight off-the-shoulder neckline. This is balanced with long fitted sleeves and a wide cummerbund-style waistband. We love the neat covered buttons on the wrist-length sleeves, a neat detail in an ultra simple gown. justinalexander.com

19. Le Papillon by Modeca – Gilded bride

This design from Le Papillon by Modeca features a lovely gilded bodice

Longline bodices are featuring in many collections and this dress by Modeca label Le Papillon uses embellishment and draping to nip in the waist and create a flattering soft line between bodice and full skirt. We love the gilded embellishment, adding a romantic fairytale effect. modeca.com

20. Justin Alexander – Sharp dressing

There’s a 1950s twist to this Justin Alexander gown with tailored bodice and full ballgown skirt

There’s a distinct 1950s element in some of new collections, as well as a focus on sharper tailored elements, and this design by Justin Alexander shows the potential of these trends. It combines a tailored bodice with high neck and soft cap sleeves and a full ballgown skirt in dreamy tulle. justinalexander.com

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