Getting married never feels as real as it does when you try on wedding dresses, am I right? I’m not even going to try and act casual about it… When the David’s Bridal stylist brought me the first gown to try on at my fitting appointment, my smile was from EAR-TO-EAR. I literally had to try and hide how cheesey I was being! I’ve worn wedding dresses before (for shoots and things) but those were pre-engagement. It felt SO different this time. The dress I tried on was something I never even imagined myself in… A big tulle skirt, lots of lace, and a stunning sheer sleeve and deep plunging neckline…
Okay, but wait. Let me back up a little – Bridal Fashion Week happens every year where designers showcase the upcoming season’s collection to media, buyers, etc. (the same way any fashion week works). Contrary to previous season’s presentations, David’s Bridal decided to do things different and use real brides, like me, to model their Spring 2020 Collection in New York City.
Each season, David’s Bridal releases a new collection designed to fit the modern bride and her needs – Including her budget. Because of the David’s Bridal legacy, as an industry for 65+ years, they are able to offer a higher quality at a lower price point. And as seen in the new, Spring Collection, they offer a beautiful selection.
Here are some of the key trends you will find throughout the new collection:
- Crystals and hand-sewn beading for extra shine
- Lingerie details like lace and modern corsetry
- Plunging necklines
- Illusion mesh
- Non-traditional silhouettes
- Capes and Overskirts
Paired with illusion mesh that blends into your skin tone, this deep V is subtly sexy. And the romantic floral embroideries make the sleeves feel extra special (for the brides who want extra coverage or are getting married somewhere colder). I think the two paired together create a really flattering shape up top. This gown has an optional, removable tulle overskirt, which is a huge trend right now for brides-to-be. I love the idea of wearing the overskirt down the aisle and then removing it for the reception for a whole new look!
Non-traditional silhouettes are a trend that I’m really excited to see designers work more of into their collections that I find myself gravitating towards. I think something minimal and sleek is the perfect way to express your own personal style. You can use the blank canvas to accessorize and really make the look your own. This dress was one I could really see myself wearing and the fabric and comfort level was a 10/10.
Be sure to check out the rest of the collection here! I’d love to hear what your favorites are, so leave a comment below!
Special thanks to David’s Bridal for including me in this special opportunity and for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.