Having or Attending a Wedding soon? Here's what's trending for dresses!

Spring is a beautiful time to have a wedding (and a great season to attend one!). Spring 2020 is looking especially promising with it’s gorgeous selection of elegant new Bridal gowns from the top Bridal Designers.

With so many unique options, choosing the perfect dress can become quite the challenge. To help you out in your selection, I’m going to give you a run down of a handful of Spring 20 ‘s top Bridal Gown trends, straight from the New York runways of Bridal Fashion Week. Even if you’re not currently searching for that once-in-a-lifetime dress, you can still take away many of these key trend points that will carry over into wedding guest dresses and even Ready-to-Wear fashion for next Spring!

Ready? Here we go!


Soft Belted A-Line - Oscar De La Renta S2020

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This first dress is a delicate romantic look from Oscar De La Renta. The bodice of the dress has a deep V neck with scalloped edges. It has a sashed waist for flattering definition and then it opens up into an A-Line skirt. My favorite part about the design of this dress is the balance between the embellished florals, sequins and beading, and the clean, un-decorated hem. Although the top of the dress is heavily garnished, it blends together well with the simplified bottom for an overall effect that is both light and airy. [Fun note: Brides.com cited this dress as being 280 hours of work!]


Tiered Combo - Zuhair Murad S2020

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Elegant lace with a scalloped edge frames the deep V neckline of this Zuhair Murad gown. There’s a sashed waist which acts as a meeting point for the dress’ two moods. Sheer, ruffled tiers of tulle overlay an opulent lace column skirt.


Volume sleeves and Cape - Anne Barge S2020

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This Anne Barge dress is the perfect statement gown. It’s off-the-shoulder volume sleeves blend into a floor-length cape. It’s embellished with a floral lace motif and scalloping along the hemline. This dramatic look is somewhat reminiscent of Lady Gaga’s Valentino gown from the 2019 Golden Globes.


Structured Softness - Lela Rose S2020

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With its high-neck lace overlay, and sheer lace sleeves, this Lela Rose dress is already quite unique from the others in this trend report. It’s embellished corsetted bodice extends over the hips for a controlled waistline and then relaxes into soft mini-pleats. That’s not even the best part—can you believe this dress actually has pockets?! I haven’t met a bride yet who didn’t wish her gown had pockets.


Draped Minimalism - Oscar De La Renta S2020

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I included two Oscar De La Renta gowns in this report because they were both so different yet each beautifully designed. This second dress has a clean, classic, draped silhouette with a high slit and a long train. Again, the waist is defined but the cross over top and asymmetrical skirt give it a ‘mock wrap dress’ look. Although this gown lacks the typical bridal lace or beading, its precise drapery adds the perfect amount of interest for the Bride who wants effortless elegance.


Victorian Romance - Vera Wang S2020

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This Vera Wang gown was my favorite to sketch. In fact, I loved Vera’s entire 2020 collection and suggest that you check it out on Vogue. This particular gown has a cream white top with an opaque dusty warm-grey tulle skirt. Vera Wang often strays from the traditional white bridal gown and this ethereal piece is no exception. The tulle skirt is draped and collected at the hip. A pink silk rose adorns it. The right strap if this dress is decorated with soft, grey layers of chiffon. The thin straps drop into a plunging V neck.


Spring 2020 Bridal Trend Summary

In case you gotten too caught up in all of the beautiful dresses, here’s a summary of the main Spring Bridal Trends covered in this report.

  • Deep, plunging V necks

  • A delicate balance of opposites:

    • Volume & Defined

    • Heavily decorated & Clean

  • Soft floral lace and beading

  • Sheer layers

  • Waist definition

    • Sashed, bowed, or belted

    • Cinched, seaming and corsetting

Do you have a favorite trend? Is there one you’d never wear? Which of these dresses would you try on? —and how much do you love dresses with pockets?!

I’d love to hear! Tell me in the comments or send me an email!

Also, check out my new custom Bridal Packages - perfect for the bride-to-be that wants a unique, personalized wedding experience.

Spring 2019 - Total Illustration Refresh - Whats New on DeannaKei.com

Hi everyone! If you’re following along here you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t added a blog post in quite a long time. I’ve been keeping up on Instagram in the meantime, but now I’m finally bringing this site up to speed.

Since my last blog post so much has changed with both my brand (and my personal life: new home, new kitten..etc).

I spent the past year as an Athleisure Designer on the team for an exciting activewear brand, Designed for a second up and coming activewear line, Illustrated for a book, Discovered I love live event sketching, Delved deeper into digital illustration, Explored different sketch subjects including landscapes and animals, Created a bunch of new Bridal Products, and more!

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I finally caught a moment to sit down and rework DeannaKei.com and I’m excited for you to see all of the new additions!

What’s New


I’ve combined the previous ‘Design’ and ‘Styling’ tabs into one page showcasing my past portfolio work. The idea here was to make it more cohesive and easily accessible.


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My Illustrations section got a fresh upgrade with loads of new sketches, updated client pieces (so you can check out some of my custom work), and brand new images of The International Fashionista’s LookBook Diary.

The International Fashionista’s LookBook Diary - Dana Lardner & Deanna Kei

The International Fashionista’s LookBook Diary - Dana Lardner & Deanna Kei

Beyond Beauty: A Journey To Success - By Gabriela Dias

Beyond Beauty: A Journey To Success - By Gabriela Dias


The new ‘Services’ section provides information about all the different ways we can work together! Some of the services I offer clients are Custom Fashion Illustration, Live Event Illustration, Fashion Apparel Design, Apparel Techpacks, Styling, and Personal Shopping. If you have a project you’d like to collaborate on fill out the form on the bottom of the Services page to inquire or just send me an email! I’m excited to hear from you!

Women’s Jacket Techpack, Stitching Details - DeannaKei

Women’s Jacket Techpack, Stitching Details - DeannaKei

Women’s May 2018 Lord & Taylor - DeannaKei

Women’s May 2018 Lord & Taylor - DeannaKei

Live Sketch

I’ve added a whole page dedicated to the behind the scenes fun of a live sketching event. If you’re planning an amazing event you might want to consider having live sketches done! Its a fun interactive way to keep guests entertained and it also leaves them with something memorable to bring home. I’ll be adding a blog post with more details soon but in the mean time check out the page.

My army of markers; Live sketching at a BeInspiredPR event Photo Credit:  Juicebox Media

My army of markers; Live sketching at a BeInspiredPR event Photo Credit: Juicebox Media


I’ve got a bunch of exciting things planned for the blog! Stay tuned for a spring bridal trend post and more ~


Now you can check out my Illustrations in a 2008 Burlington TV commercial (does anyone remember those? They ran a few different ones), as well as some of my most recently published work in magazines and books in the new media sliders under my bio.

Fashion Tote - 5th Avenue Girls - Shop Totes at DeannaKei.com

Fashion Tote - 5th Avenue Girls - Shop Totes at DeannaKei.com



There are a ton of new bride and bridesmaid items in the shop as well as custom save the dates. Are you planning or part of a wedding? Lets talk custom!

Also Check out my new spring line of totes and weekenders! I’ll be adding more soon too!

Anything else you’d love to see? Let me know in the comments below or send me an email!

Take care,