There was a noticeable and intentional overlap between the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020 Bridal collection and that of the Spring 2020 RTW starting with the first looks. A blush tulle minidress and orchid blazer were both recut for bridal in shades of ivory. The saffron bubble dress that appeared later in the ready-to-wear show was also reinterpreted here in white, as was the longer, grander red version.
Designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim have nailed a sweet spot for dresses and gowns that work for many occasions, from cocktail parties to black-tie weddings.
The collection featured short dresses and a tiered ruffled pouf was light as air. The bigger, more princess-y gowns felt easy and free. A strapless style with sheer, cascading ruffles through the skirt was actually a riff on a cobalt gown de la Renta first designed for Pre-Fall 2008. The original came in voluminous taffeta and was significantly heavier than the 2020 redux.