A new season of bridal means new styles to add to your wedding dress inspo
Newly engaged babes, need some wedding dress inspiration? We’re here to run down our favorite 2023 wedding dress looks to add to your wishlist. Some trends are about a fresh take on a timeless style, such as modern A-line dresses and statement bows. Other bridal trends are about shaking up what’s considered ‘bridal’, such as colorful gowns and slip silhouettes. It’s not about what’s in or what’s out – our roundup is all about common styles, design, and details we are seeing across our favorite designers that have us feeling inspired. Here’s our list of 10 wedding dress trends that we think would look incredible on Our Lovelies.
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3D florals are the perfect trend for brides who are looking for a wedding dress with romantic, unique texture. Made With Love ‘Elliot’ (top right) and SAINT Bridal ‘Owen’ (bottom right) have all-over dimensional floral appliqué that offer a subtle, delicate touch of whimsy. Other gowns use more clustered flower placement or larger blooms for a bolder look, such as Alexandra Grecco ‘Samantha’ (top left) and Rime Arodaky ‘Bella’ (bottom left).
Asymmetrical necklines are for the contemporary, trendy bride who wants to make a statement with their wedding look. This design features different silhouettes on each side of the shoulders. Asymmetrical necklines are great for framing and highlighting the bride’s face by drawing the attention upward. This design works on practically every silhouette, as seen on the one-shouldered Adriana Madrid ‘Manhattan’ (top left), off-shouldered Louvienne ‘Cortlan’ (top right), strapless NEWHITE ‘Prophecy’ (bottom left), and the sleeveless straps of Sarah Seven ‘Despina’ (bottom right).
Colorful gowns are a bold and unexpected bridal look, perfect for the bride who isn’t shy to break the mold. We are loving the dreamy, soft tones of Georgia Young ‘Apricot’ (top left) and Vagabond ‘Kahlo’ (bottom right). A unique way to incorporate color into your bridal look is with vivid, rich embroidery, as seen with Rue De Seine ‘Rider’ (top right) and Savin London ‘Willa’ (bottom left).
The high neckline wedding dress trend is made for the bride who wants a sophisticated, elegant look for their big day. Alexandra Grecco ‘Faye’ (top left), Rime Arodaky ‘Tyra’ (bottom left), and Rue De Seine ‘Roam’ (bottom right) have high halter necklines which also flatter the shoulders. The mock neck and long sleeves on Louvienne ‘Jett’ (top right) make her perfect for the bride looking for regal gown with more modest front coverage.
The A-line silhouette is characterized by a skirt that gradually flares out from the waist, creating the shape of an ‘A’, hence its name. They are one of the most flattering and comfortable silhouettes. Our favorite modern A-line gowns have both structure and movement, creating a powerful but playful look. We love the minimal elegance of Alexandra Grecco ‘Aurelia’ (top left), Louvienne ‘Adler’ (bottom left), and Louvienne ‘Rory’ (bottom right). For the edgier, bolder bride, the tulle overskirt on SAINT Bridal ‘Cole’ (top right) is a beautiful choice.
Not your mama’s pearl necklace! We love dresses with pearl details for the bride who isn’t into sparkles or lace but wants a little embellishment on their big day. The subtle pearl detailing on Rime Arodaky ‘Monica’ (top left) and ‘Naomi’ (top right) offer a kiss of glamour, while the pearls dotted throughout on Rue De Seine ‘Emery’ (bottom left) and Sarah Seven ‘Bronte’ (bottom right) give a bit of sophisticated edge.
Plisse is the weaving or gathering of fabric to give it small, crinkly pleats. We love the lightweight texture and subtle movement of this wedding dress trend. The softness of the pleats of Alexandra Grecco ‘Violetta’ (top left) give it an airy, ethereal feel. This ridgy, striped dimension is also seen in Rime Arodaky ‘Bruni’ (bottom left) and ‘Christy’, (bottom right), while the curved lines of NEWHITE ‘Karma’ (top right)’s plisse compliments the figure-hugging silhouette.
The scoop neckline is everywhere! We love that modern scoop neck gowns boast a more dramatic, exaggerated U-shape that accentuates the neck and chest. The dip of the neckline is super flattering and works well with any silhouette, as is shown on the strapless Louvienne ‘Malea’ (top right) and Made With Love ‘Gia’ (bottom left), as well as the sleeved Alexandra Grecco ‘Gabrielle’ (top left) and Sarah Seven ‘Bronte’ (bottom right).
The slip dress is designed to skim closely to the body and has thin straps. This style is perfect for a bride looking to highlight their figure and who prefers an elegant, minimalist look. We love the slinky, liquid movement of Alexandra Grecco ‘Harriet’ (top left) and Sarah Seven ‘Cora’ (bottom right). Lovers Society ‘Darby’ (top right) and Rue De Seine ‘Wells’ (bottom left) are perfect choices for the bride going for an effortlessly chic look.
Last, but never least, is the statement bow. We love the classic adornment on the bum as seen on Alyne by Rita Vinieris ‘Lena’ (top left) and Louvienne ‘James’ (top right) – this look never fails. The long tulle bows at the shoulders of Made With Love ‘Cameron’ (bottom left) and the front tied texture of NEWHITE ‘Brooklyn’ (bottom right) are fresh, modern interpretations to the trend.