Wedding Dress TrendsGetting married in 2020? Or even 2021? Then what you are going to wear on your big day will be at the forefront of your mind. We take a look at the Top 10 wedding dress trends for 2020 so you can be rest assured you will be the most stylish bride this year…

The Halter Neck

Megan Markle has inspired designers with her stunning halter neck reception dress. Expect to find lots of Hollywood glamour with a minimalist and contemporary edge in the latest designs. There are of course super stylish alternatives including a Grecian flow, waist cut outs, off the shoulder sleeves, back bows and floral necklines.

Puff Sleeves

Suited more for the Bohemian bride, puff sleeves are THE epitome of the 2020 wedding dress trends. These big, bold, statement sleeves with an elasticated edge meet prairie vibes and come in a multitude of designs meaning even the contemporary bride can adopt this trend.

Corsets as Outerwear

Most wedding dresses have secret support in the shape of corsetry but be prepared to see exposed boning and stitching on outside of the bodice this season. However compared to last seasons trend of the exposed corset looking like underwear, this seasons trend focusses on a more classy feel, almost majestic, with lace, tulle and layering that takes this style of dress to the next level.

A Plunging Neckline

The neckline for 2020 has just got lower, much lower. Of course this isn’t for everyone but remember you can always add an illusion panel to protect your modesty. The lowering neckline ties in with the sheer dresses we’re seeing in 2020 with embellishments and embroidery to add a touch of sophistication.


From sleeves to skirts, it’s all about the volume but not as you know it. 2020 designs see weightless materials giving the volume in a truly romantic style. They may be in the form of layers, puff sleeves, ruffles, pleats or fringes and are perhaps more photogenic than your typical ballgown.

Lots of Leg

Perhaps previously saved for the evening reception, dresses that show off your legs are everywhere this season. Whether that be in the form of mini-dresses, dresses with a slit to the thigh or high-low hems, this style is certainly not relegated to just the evening especially when teamed with a veil. There are an abundance of variances on this trend meaning there’s pretty much a dress out there for everyone in this style.

The New Sparkle

We’re seeing designers somewhat shy away from traditional patterns and beading when it comes to adding sparkle. This season is all about the material – get ready for full-on glitter – and mirrored embellishments. For an extra trendy take on this, keep a lookout for glitter dresses with high-low hems.


Although not a new trend, full coverage has gained momentum this season with designers offering many more styles and designs to choose from. Don’t be thinking this is too conservative – this look consists of mock necklines, textures, long sleeves, cuffs and caplets. It’s almost ahead of the game when it comes to wedding fashion and means the age old shawls, stoles and jackets are left in 2019.


Feathers have appeared on dresses consistently for the 2020 season and with a dramatic update! Feathers add a feminine touch to your dress, whether it’s for all day, just the ceremony or just the evening reception but wedding dresses of the past complete with feathers were often rather dull. The 2020 updates see dresses take on more feathers and bring chic and luxurious glamour.

The Trouser Suit

Every year there are more and more brides who don’t want to wear a dress and 2020 will be no different. Designers are getting behind the trend and making their alternatives better, more sophisticated and more fashionable. Get ready to find jumpsuits, trousers, two-pieces and full suits this year. If you’re thinking of a suit, then embrace the trend with sleeveless jackets, capes, colour and the mini-dress jacket – a jacket for the ceremony that becomes your evening dress!

Stitches are renown throughout the North West and Midlands as being a high quality, affordable wedding dress alteration specialist. You can contact us here for bridal appointments and locations of our stores.