5 Wedding Dress Trends For 2023

February 5, 2023
5 Wedding Dress Trends For 2023

Photographer: Brooklyn Caroline Photography | Dress: Daalarna

2023 is an exciting time to be a bride for so many reasons! One of the reasons we love the most is the opportunity for brides to express themselves and their individual style more than ever before. There are so many options for every bride and every type of style. If you’re getting married in 2023, we know that you can find a dress that fits your personal style and is uniquely you!

Each year certain trends emerge across the board from designers and 2023 is no exception. We could not love the trends that we are seeing for this year’s bridal style more! The 2023 trends transcend all style types from the classic bride, to the modern bride, the boho bride and the list goes on! We’ve gathered the strongest trends for the 2023 season and are positive you’ll find something that speaks to your bridal style!

1. Color

We are seeing so much color for the 2023 season when it comes to wedding dresses and we are in love! From hues of blues and soft pinks, greens, and even black you can’t go wrong with choosing a little or a lot of color in your wedding dress. If straying from the typical soft white or ivory makes you a little nervous but you think you want to choose color, going with an overall soft color may be the way to go. Choosing a muted overall color will make your guests look twice when you make your grand entrance and smile because, surprise, yes, you’re wearing color on your wedding day and it’s absolutely fantastic!

We love the Wilder Dress from Tara LaTour with its bone and black floral print. The soft and delicate overall print paired with the drape of the dress makes the use of color and print subtle and romantic. The dress also comes in other color options including solid grey, dusty pink, and even black. This dress is perfect for the modern boho bride who wants to bring a little extra to her wedding look!

We also love this soft pink option from Savin London. The Valencia Dress is a beautiful shade of soft pink, has gorgeous 3/D texture, and feels 100% bridal. We think this soft pink perfection would be beautiful for a Spring wedding and how gorgeous would it look paired with bridesmaid dresses made from white and soft pink floral fabrics!

Adding your “something blue” can be fun in so many ways, but we especially love when it is a part of your wedding dress for everyone to see! J.Andreatta‘s new “Bleu” collection is soft and romantic and provides just a hint of blue in each dress that is part of the new collection. The Nina Dress is one of our favorites with its subtle pale blue floral print that is sprinkled throughout the gown.

2. Unexpected Volume

The trend of unexpected volume in your wedding dress can come in so many different forms. We are in love with the new silhouettes and the originality this trend creates in wedding style. A trend that is for the bride who wants to be a little extra, a bride who wants to push the boundaries of style on her big day!

The Wren Dress from Danielle Frankel is a tiered tulle gown with four layers that create volume with horsehair braid and hand-placed Chantilly and corded lace. This romantic gown gives a nod to 1920s flapper style which has recently become ever so popular in reception dresses. We love this look for a beautiful garden wedding or a unique and artful space.

We also love volume that comes in the form of a bow. Whether it’s featured on the back of the dress at the waistline, one that doubles as a shawl, or a partial bow at the shoulder like the Fortune Dress from Newhite, we are here for it! The sleek silhouette of this dress paired with the beautiful lightweight bow creates volume but not in an overwhelming way.

The Pixie Dress from Christie Nicole is an artful wedding dress that pushes the boundaries of wedding fashion with its pleated soft tulle, plunging neckline. The unexpected volume at the neckline brings the focus upward, to the bride’s face and creates a simple, yet dramatic look.

3. 3/D Lace

3/D Lace is here in a big way for 2023 and we think it’s incredibly romantic and is the perfect look for so many different types of weddings. The 3/D lace ranges from florals, leaves, and even butterflies like Look 1 from Oscar de la Renta’s latest bridal collection. This chic mini dress and cape are the perfect pair for a courthouse wedding or an intimate garden ceremony.

We also love Lela Rose’s “The Elmwood” gown that features an overall 3/D floral pattern with an embroidered tulle feather hemline. The 3/D pattern is subtle but paired with the feather hemline this gown is absolutely stunning. This gown is so versatile we think it can work with every style of wedding, it is all about how you decide to style it!

4. Structure

Structure in wedding dresses is not a new concept, however, for 2023 designers are showcasing structure in more obvious ways. From visible boning to more rigid shapes in skirts and sleeves, to fresh bodice shapes.

We are loving this sophisticated, Hollywood glamour look from Flora. The Valentina Dress features a slight sweetheart neckline and V-shaped waistline that has us swooning with its fresh and simplistic take on a popular 80’s silhouette. The pairing of a super-structured bodice with the beautifully draped A-Line skirt creates a gorgeous modern shape.

Galia Lahav is not new to structure in their dresses. One of the aspects of many Galia Lahav gowns that we have loved over the years is the exposed boning, which has become an even stronger dress detail in 2023. We could not love this Blake Dress more from their latest collection. The exposed boning in the bodice paired with the 3/D lace and ballgown shape of the skirt creates the ultimate romantic look and combines two of the season’s newest trends!

Santos Costura is a Barcelona-based designer who creates custom, hand-crafted gowns, and the newest collection, HICKS Street is full of gorgeous structure and we are infatuated! We love this structured two-piece wedding set with the gorgeous high neckline and open-back bodice paired with the straight skirt. The texture of the fabric and the simplicity of the silhouette creates a beautiful structure that feels timeless yet incredibly modern and romantic. The perfect look for an elopement, an intimate wedding in an artful space, or even a fantastic second look.

5. Capes 

A bridal cape is a wedding day statement that can be done in so many different ways and we love the idea of swapping out the veil for a cape. We think 2023 will be a big year for the cape, from a completely separate piece that is often made from tulle to capes made from the sleeves of your dresses, to capes that are attached to the back of the dress. However it’s done, we love this trend and think it’s super romantic and dramatic.

This Elspeth gown from Jenny Packham is the kind of cape statement we’re here for! This simple trumpet-shaped gown lets the beaded, structured shoulder and sleeve that drapes into a cape shine as the star of the show. The perfect gown for a winter wedding or a more formal wedding soirée.

This beautiful duo, style ETN 510 from Daalarna, is a draped tulle cape paired with a lace trumpet-style gown and is the ultimate fresh romantic look. If wearing a veil is not your thing but you still want a separate dramatic look for the walk down the aisle, a sheer cape just might be for you! We love that this cape is a full circle with a drape that hits at the waistline in the front and cascading cape in the back. The cape mimics a mantilla-style veil with a blusher and we think it’s pretty genius!

For a more unconventional cape look we love this Celesttia Beaded Lace Dress from Markarian. The silk faille bows at the shoulder drape into cape-like tails in the back of the dress. The sweeping silk faille train attached at the waistline and the shoulder bow tails give the appearance of a sophisticated cape. We love the silk paired with the beaded lace sheath dress that hits at the ankle. It’s giving us major Jackie O vibes but feels modern and fresh!

Looking for a little white dress for your engagement photos, bridal shower or reception look? Check out this article “6 Little White Dresses To Recreate From Instagram” for inspiration!

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