Our Favorite Wedding Inspiration From New York Fashion Week Spring 2020

By Shayna Seid

Bridal Fashion Week isn’t the only place where we draw inspiration for wedding wardrobes! In fact, now more than ever, a lot of trends for bridal collections come from the standard ready-to-wear seasons. With that in mind, we’re scouring the Spring/Summer 2020 presentations and shows for our favorite looks to take from the runway, down the aisle. Keep checking back because we’ll be updating daily all throughout New York Fashion Week!

Zac Posen SS20 RTW Collection

The designer’s latest creations were worn by model Winnie Harlow in a 360-degree studio and shot by photographer Steven Sebring. Posen did not shy away from tulle, which we have absolutely no problem with. The light violet gown below is our absolute favorite, and we’re sure wedding-dress-lovers alike can agree.

Rodarte SS20 Collection Portrait Series

Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s Rodarte revealed a portrait series on their Instagram account for their Spring 2020 collection which featured some of our favorite leading ladies. Lili Reinhart in the Ruffled White Iridescent Ball Gown is such a bridal moment—the hair pearls, the gloves, the shoulders, the puppy! What’s not to love? And Kristen Dunst in the Hand Beaded Sea Foam Green and Pink Tulle Ball Gown could be a serious showstopper for the woman who wants forgo white.

Mara Hoffman SS20 RTW Collection

Mara Hoffman’s dedication to sustainability may have narrowed down the fabrics she works with, but her latest collection is show-stopping in its designs. The clean styles and lines would be great additions to any spring/summer wedding wardrobe.

Rosie Assoulin SS20 RTW Collection

Rosie Assoulin’s show had so many good prints and plaids among the structured pieces, but we’re especially loving this white, printed paisley dress. We can already see it at a post-wedding brunch, soaking up the sun and reminiscing on the ceremony.

Oscar de la Renta SS20 RTW Collection

For this season, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia explored Oscar de la Renta’s native Dominican Republic to gain inspiration for the collection. It translated into breezy fabrics, a sunset of colors, and so much wedding inspiration. We can imagine nearly every look in a wedding wardrobe, which hasn’t happened in any show this fashion week, until now.

Lela Rose SS20 RTW Collection

In Hudson River Park, Café Lela was on full display. The parade of dresses and separates were clearly inspired by New York City and florals. And we loved it! We saw so many great options for welcome parties and even looks that would be perfect for the mother of the bride. The show concluded with a cream A-line dress with a rose on the front and on the train; it gave us serious trip down the aisle vibes.

Pyer Moss SS20 RTW Collection

The second installment of Pyer Moss‘s “American, Also” series, which addresses the erasure of African American narratives in pop culture, is already being hailed as one of the most riveting shows of the season. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award winning designer Kerby Jean-Raymond presented a collection of mostly separates with a live choir performing at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, but these two looks stood out to us. We’re thinking: the ultimate after-party dress and the perfect something blue.

Carolina Herrera SS20 RTW Collection

One of our favorite brands for bridal, Carolina Herrera’s spring collection brought out classic silhouettes that genuinely florally convey happiness. We love these looks for welcome parties or for a daring trip down the aisle.

Alice + Olivia SS20 RTW Collection

This adorable presentation was so fun and gave us some serious inspiration for a destination wedding wardrobe. Whether in Mexico or Italy, these prints are sure to make a welcoming statement. And that white strapless dress is just begging to be worn on a dance floor, no?

Brock Collection SS20 RTW Collection

One of our favorite brands, Brock Collection turned five years old this year and has really matured into its style. The romanticism of the clothes is still there, but it’s not so much “sweet” or “precious” as in previous shows. We loved the looks and could easily see them worn for welcome parties and rehearsal dinners. The light pink mini dress is one that we hope ends up being changed into for the later of half of receptions.

Up next, London!