Updated: Oct 29, 2021
And why we love them so much!
Picking your wedding dress is one of the most important choices you’ll ever make. Everyone waits for that moment where you stand in front of the mirror, a glass of bubbles in hand, and you fawn. “This is the one!” you say.
And your bridesmaids, mom and even the wedding dress fitter go all mushy inside. That’s the scenario of dreams.
But, what happens if you have no idea? What happens if you don’t know what you like?
That’s why we collected our favorite 7 wedding dresses of 2020, making sure each dress tells a story. Match the dress to your personality, your style or just that ‘right’ feeling.
Wedding Dress Shapes
Before we dive into our list of the most beautiful wedding dresses of 2020, let’s brush up on our wedding dress knowledge. There are 8 main dress shapes:
Each shape flatters a different body type and personality. The shape is only one part of the jigsaw. There’s also the neckline, the color and the material to consider.
7 Beautiful Wedding Dresses of 2020
These 7 dresses got our hearts racing and our wedding fever hitting new heights. All of these bridal dresses are stunning, so we couldn’t put them in order. Each dress will suit a different bride. Each dress tells a different story, encapsulating the bride’s personality, style and #weddingdressgoals. So, we’ve gathered a list of 7 breathtaking dresses of 2020 - the order we reveal them is not a countdown.
#7: Badgley Mischka’s ‘Cheryl’ Dress:
We love it because: it’s guaranteed to turn heads. This A-Line dress will make the bride feel like a princess. If the champagne and antique gold color isn’t stunning enough, the hand-embroidered flowers that roll down the waist to the train adds a touch of old-school, fairytale magic.
Perfect for brides who: are old-romantics at heart. This dress would suit an outdoor, forest-themed wedding. Can’t you picture the bride walking down the aisle with fairy lights and candles scattered around the outdoor setting? If you’re looking for something traditional with an edge, this style could be the perfect match for you.
#6 Rosa Clara’s ‘Candice’ Dress:
We love it because: It screams out elegance. It’s also got a slightly Greek, Mamma-Mia vibe to it because of the flowing sleeves. As the designers say themselves, it’s “equal parts sophisticated and sultry”. The lace design is enough to get us fawning, but it’s the stunning illusion back that has us completely hooked.
Perfect for brides who: want to cover their arms. The elegant sleeves actually complete the look. There’s a strong bohemian feel to this dress but also has a splash of sophistication. The hugging shape and the slit adds a flirty vibe, making it perfect for bohemian brides who want to be a little daring. The train though on the shorter side, fans out to make a perfect circle of lace beauty around the bride. As such, it’d suit an indoor, mud-free venue.
#5 Oscar De La Renta’s ‘Look 8’ Dress (Spring Collection):
We love it because: the bow makes us weak at the knees. Combining elegance and simplicity with a splash of drama, this dress is a modern day fairytale. The sleeveless dress’s back is what gives the ‘wow factor’. The stunning lace and embroidered patterning looks even more breathtaking on the train.
Perfect for brides who: want to flaunt their figure but keep that splash of magic. Oscar de la Renta said that he put special care into making sure his spring line are lightweight. He wanted brides to wear their dress all day without changing, and the weight of the dress adds an insane amount of comfort. If you’re a bride who values tradition but is also a fan of modern fashion with a soft spot for anything comfortable: this dress is a winner.
#4 Enzoani’s ‘Naomi’ Dress
We love it because: what’s not to love? This dress is hypnotizing. With its fitted, mermaid shape and floral lace, it screams out ‘beautiful’. The side cut-outs frame and contour the figure, showing off that perfect hourglass shape.
Perfect for brides who: love to be a little retro. We’re getting Gatsby vibes just looking at this masterpiece. Brides who choose a dress like this will also be comfortable in their skin and want to flaunt their shape. The tulle train brings us back from Gatsby to Cinderella, making it the perfect literary wedding dress.
#3 Justin Alexander’s ‘Style 88093’ Dress:
We love it because: the timeless elegance of this dress shows that simplicity is stunning. The satin material adds a little more luxury to an already glamorous dress, making it the perfect choice for when you walk down the aisle. The ruffle skirt contrasts from a standard ball gown dress, putting a unique twist on this classic style.
Perfect for brides who: are plus size. This stunning dress will accentuate your curves and show your beauty. This dress also varies with the neckline. If you’re not up for a lower cut, select the raised neckline. Brides who are looking for a true fairytale Cinderella wedding dress will adore this simple but stunning ball gown with a twist.
#2 Pronovias’ ‘Cosmic’ Dress:
We love it because: short dresses are often overlooked, and with this sparkly number: they will never be overlooked again. Strapless and fitted, Cosmic will be responsible for hundreds of jaw-drops when you walk into the room. And don’t even get us started on the tulle cape. Appearing like an angel in the clouds, this dress is truly breathtaking.
Perfect for brides who: are bold and daring. Brides who opt for short dresses enjoy standing out and adding that touch of ‘difference’. You don’t get much more of a show-stopper than Cosmic. Glamorous, sexy and unique. If you’re a lover of the glitz and glam of the Hollywood lifestyle, you’ll find no better match. And rest assured: this is a dress no one will forget in a hurry.
#1 Saint Patrick’s ‘Champeret’ Dress:
We love it because: the bohemian beauty of this dress speaks volumes of the bride’s personality. The intricate detail adds to the mesmerizing impact of this wedding dress. The bell sleeves scream out ‘bohemian romance’, further emphasized by the guipure lace.
Perfect for brides who: are getting married in fall or winter. This dress suits bohemian weddings down to a ‘T’, and would suit an outdoor wedding. There’s an angelic, innocence to it. While the dress is stunning, the hair styling and makeup will perfect this look. Detailed, romantic and suited to a free spirit.
Every wedding dress will appeal to a different person.
If you’re struggling to pin-point the right dress, scroll through Pinterest for inspiration. Narrow down the shapes you love with the shapes you like. Be open to trying on both of these, as you’ll be surprised at how different you’ll feel once the dresses are on you.
A wedding dress is much like an engagement ring. It needs to show who you are and tell the world what kind of bride you’re going to be.