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Trends are ever-evolving and there are always fresh new takes on trends from past decades! We’ve scoured the web and picked out some of the top 11 wedding dress trends we love (and you will too) in 2020! Singapore-weather-approved!

1. Off-The-Shoulder Sleeves

We’ve seen this trend in casual-wear and it is here to stay! I personally love cold shoulders (but not giving one), and I’m really glad there are wedding gown options for this!

Mackinnon Off the Shoulder Lace & Tulle Wedding Dress by Willowby

Mackinnon Off the Shoulder Lace & Tulle Wedding Dress by Willowby

This Willowby number is flowy, frilly and bohemian-esque. Floral lace details decorating the sleeves down to your toes and a tulle skirt draping beautifully from your hips, you’ll be twirling in this dress all day. 

Superba Lace Off the Shoulder Ballgown Wedding Dress by Pronovias

Superba Lace Off the Shoulder Ballgown Wedding Dress by Pronovias

A plunging neckline structured on a corset is what makes this off-the-shoulder ballgown stand out!

KASSANDRA Gorgeous Wedding Dress with Open Shoulders and back, Off Shoulder Sleeves by Alex Veil Bridal, Etsy

KASSANDRA  by Alex Veil Bridal

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat? Here’s another ballgown with a corseted top and plunging neckline, this time with tulle sleeves. This one reminds me of The Little Mermaid because of its coral-like patterns on its skirt and floral embellishments resembling corals lining the neckline. Definitely on my Pinterest board.

2. Superhero

Marvel/DC Comics fan? Me too! Play pretend with capes and mock capes and cover up in the chicest and most dramatic way. If you don’t want cold shoulders, capes would make a fitting replacement for a jacket that matches your dress! Albeit lacking in the warmth department…and that was a really cold joke. I’ll be seeing myself out now. 

Palmer Cape in Almond by Terani Couture

Palmer Cape in Almond by Terani Couture

Exquisite and beautifully embellished with sequined flowers and pearls, this cape will bring your minimalistic gown up a notch!

Carla Short Cape by Made with Love Bridal

Carla Short Cape by Made with Love Bridal (for rent on Frieda Brides)

For brides who are eyeing dresses with more details but don’t want to miss out on some cape action, a simple tulle one with lace trimmings like this number might work for you.

Art Deco wedding, Bridal cover up, Bridal capelet, shoulder cover up, Great Gatsby, wedding capelet, beaded capelet, bridal wrap, HOLLIE by Magnificence Bridal, Etsy

Great Gatsby Wedding Capelet by Magnificence Bridal

The Great Gatsby has inspired many, and this art deco cape will turn back time and take you back to the 1920s.

3. Airy Dresses

Airy Dresses are so in! They are the perfect solution to outdoor weddings and especially Singapore’s humid weather. Sheer, sophisticated and sexy, a popular choice for brides who wouldn’t mind showing a little extra skin and not break too much of a sweat.

Amelie by Anna Campbelll (AUS), Frieda Brides
Amelie by Anna Campbelll (AUS), Frieda Brides. With Bridal Cape

Amelie by Anna Campbell (for rent on Frieda Brides)

Sleeves or no sleeves, your bridal dreams will come true with the Amelie dress by Anna Campbell.  

Frankie by Made with Love Bridal, Frieda Brides

Frankie by Made with Love Bridal (for rent on Frieda Brides)

THIS DRESS HAS POCKETS! Wedding gowns with pockets should be the next, if not a trend in 2020!

Individual size A-line silhouette Sellia wedding dress. Modern style by DevotionDresses, Etsy

Sellia by Devotion Dresses

This is another number that screams The Little Mermaid. I would really love to rule the land and seas in this dress its coral-looking cuffs! If only Ariel wore these instead for her marriage to Eric. 

4. Corsets!

Whenever I think of corsets, the first image that comes to mind is of a handmaiden tugging at the laces of the corset while a princess winces in pain and clings on to her vanity for her life. Very graphic, I know. But if you’ve ever considered wearing a corset or shapewear under your wedding dress, why not try an inbuilt one? It’s probably more comfortable and you won’t have to worry too much about covering them up. Also more ideal for humid weather.

Wedding dress 'MARGARET'/ Exquisite golden french lace wedding dress, sheath wedding dress, gold wedding dress, luxury wedding dress, Alex Veil Bridal, Etsy

Margaret by Alex Veil Bridal

This elegant number has delicate gold details on its corset and would go perfectly with gold jewellery. I absolutely adore this piece and its sleeves are detachable!

Corset wedding dress, boho tulle wedding dress, lase wedding dress,lase bohemian wedding dress, beach wedding dress, lase appliqué, DressesbyAlex, Etsy
Corset wedding dress, boho tulle wedding dress, lase wedding dress,lase bohemian wedding dress, beach wedding dress, lase appliqué, DressesbyAlex, Etsy

Corset Boho Tulle Wedding Dress by Dresses by Alex

Corset top decorated with laser cut floral appliqué and exposed boning, it’s a perfect nude illusion with this ballgown. 

Tender Wedding Dress,Floral Wedding Dress,Princess Bridal Dress, Bridal Gown, Victoria Angel Store, Etsy

Sweetheart Boho Dress by Dream and Dress

Ruffles layering the skirt of this dress, separate sleeves and a sweetheart neckline emphasizing the décolleté. This handmade number’s made for a bohemian bride and a summertime dream.

5. Full Coverage

This trend is all about “The Duchess Effect” and keeping things modest and fully covered. If you have conservative guests, some of these might work great for covering up your tattoos!

Here’s Kate Middleton spotting an Alexander McQueen gown with long sleeves and covered shoulders. 

Kate Middleton in Wedding Gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, 2011

Kate Middleton in Wedding Gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, 2011

Individual size Trumpet/Mermaid silhouette Marigold wedding dress. Elegant style by DevotionDresses

Sheath wedding dress Alaia, Long sleeve wedding dress, Satin wedding dress, Bridel gown, Cathedral wedding dress. NewYorkCityBride. Etsy.

Alaia by New York City Bride

Figure-hugging from head-to toe, coupled with a lace-up back and sheer sleeves, you’re dressing to impress in this effortlessly stunning sheath-cut gown.

Individual size Trumpet/Mermaid silhouette Marigold wedding dress. Elegant style by DevotionDresses

Marigold by Devotion Dresses

This minimalist trumpet-silhouette gown is sleek, sophisticated and very chic. 

Long sleeve wedding dress,Lace wedding dress,Boho wedding dress,Ball gown,White wedding dress,Fairy wedding dress tulle ,Princess wedding, FairyFayRemeziuk, Etsy

Wedding Dress by Fairy Fay Remeziuk

A twist on the conservative look, this lacework makes the dress breathable without showing much skin.

6. Maximum Minimalism

No frills, just thrills of minimalist dresses! That means no lace, beading, volume or tulle on the body. If you enjoy simple cuts and clean, sleek shapes like Princess Meghan, this one’s for you.

Wedding dress 'MARGARET'/ Exquisite golden french lace wedding dress, sheath wedding dress, gold wedding dress, luxury wedding dress, Alex Veil Bridal, Etsy

Meghan Markle in Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, 2018

Simple Wedding Dress // Simple sleeveless wedding dress // minimalist wedding dress // Strappy wedding dress // mermaid wedding dress, Angellure Bridal, Etsy

Viola by Angellure Bridal

Simple yet elegant, this dress is a combination of a classic trumpet cut with spaghetti straps and low back.  

Wedding dress, classic wedding dress, boho wedding dress, civil wedding dress, minimalist wedding dress, simple wedding dress, Bridal Garden Studio, Etsy

Camelia by Bridal Garden Studio

Asymmetrical, with a single sleeve connected to the neckline, this one’s great for brides who enjoy the play on shapes. 

Simple Modern Crepe Bridal Separates | Ivory Silk Fitted Wedding Skirt | Minimalist Wedding Separates | Long White Skirt [Norah Skirt], Davie & Chiyo, Etsy
Simple Modern Crepe Bridal Separates | Ivory Silk Fitted Wedding Skirt | Minimalist Wedding Separates | Long White Skirt [Norah Skirt], Davie & Chiyo, Etsy

Noemie Bodice Top, Elodie Topper & Norah Skirt by Bridal Garden Studio

This simple yet elegant skirt features a long train that’s sure to impress. Pair it with a matching top and different lace toppers for different looks!  

7. The Sparkle Effect

Razzle dazzle all day and night and let your guests marvel at the beauty of your sparkly dress dancing under the light as you move. Whether it’s in a ballroom or under sunlight, you’ll feel extravagant in these.

illusion transparent open sexy lace wedding dress long sleeve simple boho shine glitter tulle ivory beach wedding gown bride modern light, Vanilla WFG, Etsy

Ivory Glitter Wedding Dress by Vanilla WFG

Bedazzled from head to toe, this piece is a stunner! If you have short limbs like me, that wouldn’t be too much of an issue with this one. This dress features puffy sleeves which are a little more forgiving when it comes to having extra fabric length at the wrist unlike slim, fitting ones (e.g. on cardigans).

Individual size A-line silhouette Freesia wedding dress. Modern style, Devotion Dresses, Etsy
Individual size A-line silhouette Freesia wedding dress. Modern style, Devotion Dresses, Etsy

Freesia by Devotion Dresses

Sequined floral patterns all over the top piece, tulle pieces delicately covering the bust, and beadings all over its tulle skirt. A magical piece that would work beautifully in the day time!

Simple Modern Crepe Bridal Separates | Ivory Silk Fitted Wedding Skirt | Minimalist Wedding Separates | Long White Skirt [Norah Skirt], Davie & Chiyo, Etsy

Mysteria Wedding Dress by Stylish Bride Accs

Two-pieces are breaking the norm of wedding dress cuts (no pun intended). Switching it up for different occasions will never be easier with these bridal separates. Pair them individually with other pieces or the entire set with an accessory top or a cape!

8. Puffy Sleeves

Guess who’s back, back again. Puffy sleeves! This 80’s inspired trend seen on Princess Diana is iconic and not for the faint-hearted. Check out some of the modern takes of this trend!

Daisy Dress by Reformation

Princess Diana in David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, 1981

Tender Wedding Dress,Floral Wedding Dress,Princess Bridal Dress, Bridal Gown, Victoria Angel Store, Etsy

Lilit by Victoria Angel Store

This sheer, corseted princess style wedding dress is tenderness, gracefulness, and luxury wrapped in one. The choice of sheer fabric decorated with floral appliqué balances out the puffiness of the sleeves.

Champagne Wedding Dress, Long Sleeve Wedding Dress, Long Train Wedding Dress, Lace Wedding Dress, Unique Wedding Dress, Boho Wedding Dress, Vastoliya Bride, Etsy
Champagne Wedding Dress, Long Sleeve Wedding Dress, Long Train Wedding Dress, Lace Wedding Dress, Unique Wedding Dress, Boho Wedding Dress, Vastoliya Bride, Etsy

Ludmila by Vastoliya Bride

Slightly puffy sleeves, long train and heart-shaped back screaming nothing but elegance.

Chiffon wedding dress with neckline and long sleeves,Boho bridal gown,minimalism wedding dress, beach dress with slit,sexy dress in white, Lux Bridal Studio, Etsy

Boho Minimalism Wedding Dress by Lux Bridal Studio

This unique wedding dress is a marriage of contrasting styles – bohemian and minimalist. Very bohemian elements – thigh-high side slit, lace decorating the waistline and mesh panels of floral laser-cut appliqué, contrasting with its minimalistic sleeves and body. 

9. Legs for Days

Legs, legs, legs for days! Show off your legs with high-low hemlines and thigh-high slits. You don’t need long legs to pull of this trend. In fact, this will look flattering on petite brides too!

Daisy Dress by Reformation

Daisy by Reformation

Simple, yet elegant, the Daisy Dress from Reformation is a floor-length gown with ruffle-edged sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps and a side slit. Don’t worry about the length of the straps, these ones are adjustable!

Simple lace wedding dress with nude bodice, plunging v neckline, open back, slit chiffon skirt, A-line silhouette, tulle bodice, ivory gown by Our Stories Bridal, Etsy

Simple Lace Wedding Dress by Our Stories Bridal

Simple and sophisticated, this handmade ivory gown features a nude embellished chiffon bodice and a plunging neckline contrasting its minimalistic skirt.

Boho Wedding Dress - Sexy Side Slit Beach Wedding Dress - V-Neck Bridal Dress with Spaghetti Straps – pearls crisscross back wedding dress, Milani Bridal, Etsy
Boho Wedding Dress - Sexy Side Slit Beach Wedding Dress - V-Neck Bridal Dress with Spaghetti Straps – pearls crisscross back wedding dress, Milani Bridal, Etsy

Boho Wedding Dress by Milani Bridal

Party in the front, party in the back. This bohemian bareback number with double high side slits is perfect for an outdoor wedding!

10. Scalloped Necklines

Scalloped necklines – another 80’s trend making a comeback with fresher and more feminine cuts!

No sea creatures were harmed in the making of these dresses.

ASOS EDITION lace cami wedding dress with full skirt

Lace Cami Wedding Dress with Full Skirt by ASOS

With a sweetheart neckline fringed with scallop details and a full skirt of lace you’ll feel luxe in this ASOS number.

Individual size Trumpet/Mermaid silhouette Louise wedding dress. Modern style by DevotionDresses

Louise by Devotion Dresses

I’ll never get tired of a mermaid silhouette – they’re great for accentuating your curves!

This one’s has an illusion of a scalloped neckline created with mesh and lace appliqué , and its silhouette ‘zhuzh-ed up’ with a gorgeous, layered train.

Vintage Sheer Plunging V Neck Elbow Sleeve Bridal Dress, Etsy

Vintage Sheer Wedding Dress by Victoria’s Queen

Half-sleeved, plunging scalloped neckline (on both front and back) and an A-line silhouette. Vintage lovers will love this demure piece from Victoria’s Queen.

11. Wedding Pants

Who says it has to be a dress? This alternative trend is comfortable and chic. Amp up your wedding with a classic white suit or jumpsuit as spotted on Amal Clooney.

Amal Clooney in a navy & cream bespoke suit by Stella McCartney

Amal Clooney in Stella McCartney, 2014

Alternative wedding dress, wedding white suit, modern bridal gown, minimalist wedding, reception gown, bridal corset, formal event suit

Wedding White Suit by Dream and Dress

Make your suit stand out with a detailed inner-piece like this embellished corset!

White wedding suit consisting of a top on wide straps, high-waisted trousers, and Franchesko jacket,Kuraje Wedding Dresses, Etsy
White wedding suit consisting of a top on wide straps, high-waisted trousers, and Franchesko jacket,Kuraje Wedding Dresses, Etsy

White Wedding Suit FRANKO by Kuraje Wedding Dresses

Or switch it up with satin, and a matching panel crop top! So classy.

Alternative wedding dress, wedding jumpsuit, modern bridal gown, minimalist wedding, reception gown, stylish prom or evening ivory suit, Dream and Dress, Etsy

Ivory Wedding Jumpsuit by Dream and Dress

Go alternative with this mesh panel minimalist jumpsuit and a stylish sash that cinches the waist!