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# 16.09.2020 - 08:15:54

It's a party—have fun if you want to. Viktor & Rolf's haute couture ranges always aim to make a statement. At times, that's a societal one; in others, it's political. No matter the message, the looks come complete with a wink and a not-so-subtle nod to the inspiration behind them. The design duo have their own made-to-order bridal range, in which they showcase minis, jumpsuits, and gowns that take themselves more seriously. But in their most intellectual offering, haute couture, the bridal looks this season celebrated—what else?—but love. And like most things by this fashion house, the designers are challenging brides to get cheeky with it.

Unlike most wedding gowns that take themselves oh so seriously, long prom dresses this look features some serious technique, craft, and construction, but also serves to make you and your guests smile. Per Viktor & Rolf haute couture, wearing your heart (literally) on your sleeves, or on two drop-waist pockets, could just be what the world—and your aisle—needs now.

Calling all royal wedding fans: This wedding dress trend corsage is the one for you. If you're looking to make an entrance, consider opting for a classic ball gown—and we saw plenty of them in the 2020 wedding dress trends and collections. The best thing about this attention-grabbing silhouette? It's actually surprisingly versatile and works for most wedding styles. Go full-on Grace Kelly with heavy satin or Elizabethan with billowy sleeves. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn a few heads.

Even a simple flourish of this touchy-feely texture adds opulence to classic bridal styles.

Whether you’ve got the chutzpah to rock a full-on, marabou-look midi (see Oscar de la Renta) or prefer to keep the fluffy stuff as a simple cuff trim (Berta) or hemline highlight (Pronovias), there’s no denying that the big-day feathers movement is going nowhere. As the soft-touch embellishments abiballkleide reinforce their place in high-end bridal fashion for next season, they’re becoming more versatile: find them to everything from shoulder straps to mini skirts.

Another twist on the classic ball gown? One with the front of its skirt scooped out—all the better to show off your shoes. Monique Lhuillier’s was nearly mini-length in the front while Oscar de la Renta’s came with a tufted, ultra-light tulle train. Expect to see more gowns like this for Fall 2020.

For serious princess feels, next year’s brides really need to pump up the volume. But what makes 2020’s riff on the ruffle different? It’s all in the texture: tulle is the essential ingredient for spring’s maximalist brides. Whether it’s A-line parachute tiers (as seen at Carolina Herrera and Demetrios), fanned fishtail pleats (perfected at Pronovias) or ballgown skirts hochzeitsschuhe of concertined crinkles (runway hits for Atelier Pronovias and Suzanne Neville respectively), the result is sheer perfection.