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2020 Bridal Headpiece Trends

A new year and new decade welcome a variety of fresh wedding trends. Here is our round up on the most popular styles of wedding dresses for brides in 2020 and the best and freshest headpieces to match with them. 

2020 brides are moving away from the sheer and figure hugging wedding gown styles of the past few years and are seeking elegant and simplified dresses in beautifully soft and drapey fabrics and with a cleaner streamlined, and more modest silhouette, often with a higher neckline, sleeves and less body-conscious line. Built-in capelets and sheer capes, jackets or shrugs are a fresh way to add modesty and interest to a 2020 bridal look.

 Caroline Hayden Bridal Cape Emilia Wickstead Verona Wedding Dress Chana Marelus Azalea Lace Wedding Dress

Caroline Hayden, Emilia Wickstead,  Sophie et Voila

These styles pair best with a streamlined headband style rather than a long veil which can over-power the simplicity of these silhouettes. Bridal headbands have very much increased in popularity for 2020 and are now available in a variety of widths and heights. Headbands with pearls and florals details are bridal favorite for the new decade. 

Genevieve Rose Atelier Tiny Floral Headband Flavia Genevieve Rose Atelier Large Headband with Pearls Giovanna Genevieve Rose Atelier Juliana Floral Headband as seen on New York Weddings Magazine

Flavia tiny petal headband; Giovanna large headband with pearls and draped tulle; Juliana organza flower crown

Bridal dress designers are making use of less traditional fabrics such as point d'esprit and broderie anglaise and embellishments are subtle - favoring floral embroidery and appliques over the heavy beading of past seasons. Bows, both as an embellishment and structural part of the gown, remain very popular. We love the idea of echoing the florals or bow of a modern bridal dress in a simple headpiece.

Maria Fekih Broderie Anglaise Wedding Dress Donatelle Godart Point d'Esprit Wedding Dress Halfpenny London Tabard Wedding Cape

Maria Fekih, Donatelle Godart, Halfpenny London

Genevieve Rose Atelier Rose and Spot Birdcage Veil Comb Genevieve Rose Atelier Torn Crinoline Bridal Headband Genevieve Rose Atelier Rose and Lace Bridal Headband

Elisabetta rose and spot birdcage veil comb; Magdalena torn crinoline headband; Serefina rose and lace headband.

One of the most exciting new directions for bridal outfits in 2020 is the rise of bridal separates. Pants, midi skirts, camisoles, jumpsuits and even knitwear in luxe fabrics with minimal embellishment are the choice for modern brides looking for an outfit she can wear with ease, dance all night in, and wear again after her wedding day. We love these bridal looks paired with an exaggerated silk bow headband, or, for a modern nod towards bridal tradition, a birdcage veil worn on a comfortable headband.

Houghton Bridal Pants and Camisole Mariah Fekih Bridal Midi Skirt Mariah Fekih Bridal Pants

Houghton, Maria Fekih, Maria Fekih

Genevieve Rose Atelier Large Organza Bow Headband Genevieve Rose Atelier Pearl Bridal Headband with Birdcage Veil Genevieve Rose Atelier White Bow Bridal Headband

Livia large organza bow headband; Alix pearl headband with birdcage veil; Cayetana large silk bow headband


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    Genevieve Foddy