With New York Bridal Fashion Week taking place this week, top designers are vying to predict the hottest bridal gown trends for 2020.

Veteran designer Peter Hale Cooney, who works for bridal fashion house Azazie, was keen to reveal his predictions when he spoke to The Washingtonian ahead of the show. Here are his five styling tips for 2020 brides.

Vintage glamour

The trend for all things vintage is set to continue. Cooney says that hints of 1960s and 1970s glamour are about to take centre stage. Will other paraphernalia, such as wedding invites, follow suit?

Fifty shades of non-white

Have white and ivory had their day? They have had to make way for other shades in 2019, and this is another trend that looks set to be big once again in 2020. Whether it’s pale, appealing pastels or bolder, brighter colours, hues that are anything but white are expected to be major bridal news once more in the coming year.

Stylish silhouettes

Forget the traditional flowing bridal gown. Cooney reckons that 2020 will be the year of the striking, and perhaps sometimes surprising, silhouette. From two-piece ensembles to jumpsuits or bridal suits, shaping should be big news in 2020.

Voluminous shapes

It’s not only unusual silhouettes that will come to the fore during 2020’s wedding season. Cooney also predicts volume in spades, with generous shapes and layering all the rage for brides of the coming season.

Caped crusade

Another shape set to make waves in 2020 is the cape, according to Cooney, who says that capes could even become “the new veil”.