THE TOP BRIDAL TRENDS OF 2020, ACCORDING TO VOGUE’S WEDDINGS EDITOR

ALEXANDRA MACON, “Vogue” contributing editor and founder of Over The Moon, spends her days ensconced in the world’s most stylish weddings, from a blowout island celebration in St. Barts to the Biebers’ nuptials in the American South. Whether you’re a guest or the bride, brush up on the biggest wedding trends of the new decade as told by her below. 
1. Forget the royals—the “FASHION BRIDE” will REIGN for 2020
 
If 2019 was the year of Meghan Markle’s wedding—her high-neck Stella McCartney dress was recreated many times and the once-forgotten aquamarine is center stage again—weddings in 2020 are going to feel very editorial. Thanks to Instagram, easy access to inspiration and collections encourages brides to be more experimental with statement designs like bows and big sleeves and unexpected elements like hoods, capes, and color. For the most part, the strapless sweetheart neckline paired with a mermaid silhouette is a thing of the past. 
 
Because brides are now making braver fashion choices, they’re confident choosing up-and-coming names (see: Zoë Kravitz in Danielle Frankel and Alexander Wang) or white pieces from ready-to-wear collections. Designers are responding accordingly. Danielle Frankel has chunky knits and sweaters. Lela Rose is doing jumpsuits. There’s frothiness and feathers at Oscar de la Renta, Zuhair Murad, and Ralph & Russo. Statement suiting, Victorian puff sleeves, empire waists, and short-short after-party frocks feel ethereal, romantic, fresh, and modern. Now, more than ever, the wedding dress reflects the bride’s personal style.