Get your wishlist ready! There is no better way to kick off the season than by seeing what's
new in the world of wedding dresses—which in turn inspires a bride's vision for the start of
her own new beginning. For 2023 we also continued to see a surge of contemporary designs
like mini dresses, colorful gowns, and modern separates. If you're planning a wedding taking
place next year or are simply dreaming of your future wedding attire, these are 2023
wedding dress trends to know.
Gowns with bold blooms will be everywhere in 2023. While floral motifs and wedding
dresses are a classic pairing, colorful prints and splashy embroidery give this established
trend a gorgeous refresh.
This sharply angled bodice highlights the decollete, neck and shoulders and is a true
throwback. The neckline of the moment has a modern Disney Princess feel that was
executed in both structural sweetheart shapes, as well as transparent fabrics with floral
embellishment. Go classic with heavy satin, romantic with glitter tulle or sexy with form-
Sometimes more is more. Although barely there slip dresses were all the rage last season,
maximalist ball gowns are now trending. If you're looking to go opulent and over the top
with your wedding day look, consider giving this voluminous silhouette a whirl.
Quite possibly one of the most ubiquitous trends this season, sheer layering was the way to
go—sometimes with piles of frothy tulle that had an ethereal effect.
While ruffles may be more party-ready than most wedding gowns the otherwise nighttime
embellishment is walking down the aisle. Designers bet on voluminous ruffled sleeves, as
well as tiered ruffles to channel this trend, ranging from minimalist gowns to romantic
Bridal veils have long been a solemn accessory. Now, designers are putting their focus on
reimagining this traditional staple through embellishments that range from floral appliqués
to heart-shaped details.
A fashion-forward spin on the traditional veil, many of this season's capes were executed in
semi-transparent materials to show off the dress details beneath—or in the same fabric as
the dress, for a more sculptural effect.