Bridal trend: Hot metal

Bridal trend: Hot metal
The bridal trend for metallic elements is the perfect way for brides to stand out from the crowd. Gown by Atelier Pronovias

Sophisticated metallic fabrics and details are adding a glittering edge to wedding gowns in 2020 – the perfect way for brides to shine bright all the way from ceremony to ballroom

The bridal trend for metallics shows no sign of abating. In fact, in 2020 there are more opportunities for brides to shine with elegant metallic fabrics, luminous jewel effects and glittering details. With a distinct Deco influence in some gowns, we’re also seeing old-fashioned Hollywood glamour in the mix Here are eight favourite wedding gowns from new-season collections that have the sparkle factor.

1. Berta – Perfect plunge

Bridal trend: Hot metal
This glamorous plunge front gown from Berta has a distinctive metallic weave

With a floaty full skirt, this fabulous plunge-front gown by Berta features a luminous tessellated metallic pattern and jewel belt. Exclusive UK stockist of the Berta collections is The Wedding Club.

2. Karen Willis Holmes – Sequin edge

Bridal trend: Hot metal
Karen Willis Holmes’ Anya gown has glamorous sparkling sequins

With bold sequin detailing and slim shoulder straps, this pure white wedding dress is by leading Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes, who now has a brilliant collection online.

3. Gracy Accad – Bold bandeau

Bridal trend: Hot metal
This sophisticated strapless dress is by New York’s Gracy Accad. We love the silver embellishment at the neckline

This chic strapless silk gown with metal-encrusted bandeau detail is from the new collection by New York designer Gracy Accad.

4. Randy Fenoli – Butterfly bride

Bridal trend: Randy Fenoli
Randy Fenoli’s simple gown has a dramatic bejewelled back

An understated slimline gown from the front, Randy Fenoli’s Aurora has a gorgeous butterfly wing-effect cutout back with jewel and metal detailing.

5. Alena Leena – Jewel up

Bridal trend: Hot metal
Alena Leena’s sexy slimline gown has jewel straps, a statement cut out back and lavish glittering texture

Protea is a fluid slimline gown with geometric hand-beaded design. Featuring simple jewel straps, it has a statement cut-out back.

6. Naeem Khan – Deco twist

Bridal trend: Hot metal
Naeem Khan’s Deco-influenced Dakota gown has a flattering crossover neckline and split front

Created by red-carpet master Naeem Khan, Dakota is a Deco-influenced beaded evening-style gown with crossover halterneck and front split.

7. Lihi Hod – New wave

Bridal trend: Hot metal
With a sculptural wave-effect pattern, Lihi Hod’s sophisticated gown has elegant cap sleeves

Jade is a form-fitting contemporary gown with metallic detailing and flattering cap sleeves. Stockists include Browns Bride.

8. Atelier Pronovias – Siren call

Bridal trend: Hot metal
This showstopper from Atelier Pronovias has Hollywood siren cut and glorious fringe details

The Universe is a showstopping couture gown from Atelier Pronovias, featuring a Deco style pattern, jewel straps and sparkling fringe details.


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