Let’s talk about the biggest bridal trends from the most wonderful time of the year – New York Bridal Fashion Week, that is.
Team Lovely is always on the hunt for the freshest in bridal fashion for our brides. Every October and April, our Lovely Bride buyers attend New York Bridal Fashion Week, where designers unveil their latest wedding dress collections. Each season we are in awe of the creativity of the designers and this October 2023 NYBFW was no exception. We live for seeing designers’ new collections and even discovering new wedding dress designers to stock in our Lovely Bride shops.
There is some serious magic coming to Lovely stores soon! We are so excited that we get to share these works of art with our brides on such an important day. While we can’t share everything we saw just yet, read on for a recap of some of our favorite trends seen at October 2023 NYBFW and a sneak peek of what’s to come for 2024.
Once you’ve checked out the biggest trends from Bridal Market, book an appointment to find your dream wedding dress at a Lovely Bride shop near you. Then, follow us on Instagram to get updates on new collection launches, trunk shows, and designer events.
Architectural + Avant Garde
We at Team Lovely are big fans of the new and unexpected. We saw lots of gowns with avant-garde lines and fuller gowns with draping, folding, and swags of luxurious fabric. The strongest looks we saw used floaty fabrics with structure that hold their shape. Transparent fabrics are great for revealing a fitted body shape underneath, which is a flattering way to wear the look without adding bulk. We can’t get enough of these architectural designs and silhouettes by our designer Georgia Young‘s latest ‘Ultraviolet’ collection.
Top Left: Georgia Young’s Ultraviolet Collection
Top Right: Georgia Young ‘Perspex’
Bottom Left: Georgia Young ‘Neapolitan Dreams’
Bottom Right: Georgia Young ‘Pepper’
Micropleating is a hot ready-to-wear look that has made its way into bridal. We spotted this lightweight and swishy texture on the runway and in showrooms, and we see longevity in this trend with jackets and other accessories. Into this trend but not fully committed to it for your ceremony look? A micropleated gown is great for a second look. NEWHITE fully embraced these fashionable folds in their new ‘Regal Elegance’ collection.
Top Left: NEWHITE ‘Rei’
Top Right: NEWHITE ‘Xander’
Bottom Row: NEWHITE ‘Deirdre’
The nature of weddings is that they are ever-changing. With this, a few brands showed multiple looks in one gown that can transition from ceremony to reception to after-party. We spotted a variety of versatile gowns, from a mini dresses with removable overskirts to various detachable strap or sleeve options. This two-in-one concept was the center of Made With Love‘s latest ‘Never Before’ collection, and we also spotted removable overskirts at Alyssa Kristin.
Nod to the ’90s
The ’90s are back and we saw this reflect on the runway and in showrooms. These looks are inspired by the era of grunge, with sleek yet laid-back gowns that give that understated cool and relaxed minimalism. Signature design elements include square necklines, spaghetti straps, high-shine fabrics, streamlined silhouettes, and relaxed fits. Little touches such as beaded embellishment provides just the right amount of detail for these otherwise clean looks. We spotted some stunners in our new designer OUMA‘s latest collection, ‘Traversal’, that would make Kate Moss proud.
We spotted detailed and intricate beading at Dany Tabet‘s new ‘Sirocco’ collection that felt fresh and unexpected. These embellishments add elegant texture and and eye-catching detail, and in these Dany Tabet pieces, they elevated already formal silhouettes and added extra drama.