Wedding season looks like it’ll never end! The 2023 wedding season has easily been the hottest we’ve ever seen. After pushing off their weddings for months or even years, thousands of couples are finally saying “I do” in extravagant, meticulously planned celebrations. When you have extra time on your hands, you might as well make the most of it!
We’ve been keeping track of every eye-catching bridal design, unique wedding trend, and stunning silhouette we’ve seen this season. While some wedding day choices can be attributed to personal preferences, cultural backgrounds, or long-standing traditions, many current weddings are embracing modern, trendy styles. These newer trends have been helping brides stand out among the sea of couples tying the knot in 2023.
Although most trends tend to come and go without ever returning, some like to stick around for the long haul. As Taylor Swift would say, these bridal styles “come back stronger than a 90’s trend!”
Strapless gowns are a bridal style that we never anticipate going away. This silhouette first became popular in the 2000s when it became increasingly popular to have your wedding at a venue other than a church. Without having to keep modesty in mind, more and more brides started wearing strapless wedding dresses. With the revival of Y2K fashion happening in all corners of the industry, it was only a matter of time before this style solidified its spot in the wedding scene.
Like most fashion trends of seasons past, strapless wedding gowns were in need of a little facelift before entering the modern bridal scene. That’s why 2023 strapless styles are all about the details! These intricate embellishments, unique appliques, and ornate patterns are like nothing we’ve ever seen in a wedding dress collection. If you’re a bride who wants an eye-catching look for their special day, then one of these strapless gowns might be the one for you.
One of the most widely embraced and elegant wedding gown styles is classic white lace. This style has transcended decades upon decades of fashion trends since it first became popularized by Queen Victoria in 1840. Queen Victoria’s wedding gown was unlike any other during her time and this bold choice gave her a permanent place in the wedding industry. Although styles have shifted towards the sexier side since Queen Victoria debuted her silk satin gown with hand-made Honiton lace appliques, lace is clearly a bridal style that’s here to stay.
For some brides, elegance means everything on their wedding day. Making sure that you look graceful and poised as you walk down the aisle can be made much easier in an elegant wedding dress. While some shy away from elegant styles in an attempt to avoid looking too conservative or matronly, there are different ways to incorporate elegant aspects into your wedding dress. Sleeves are a popular silhouette option for brides who want an elegant style without sacrificing eye-catching designs.
If you’re one of those fun brides, you might think that structure makes everything boring. While this might be the case for vacations or nights out, the same can’t be said for wedding dresses! Structured silhouettes, especially structured necklines, are being incorporated into all areas of the fashion industry, from casual tank tops to prom dresses, to wedding gowns. Structured gowns are often more modern in overall style and ideal for a bride who wants to wear a gown that’s guaranteed never to have been seen before.
Taking any plunge can be scary, we get it. But this type of deep plunge is something you shouldn’t be worried about! Deep v necklines, plunging necklines, and cutout necklines are all stylish ways to bring a touch of sex appeal to your wedding day. These super sultry styles can be easily incorporated into most silhouettes and designs, so creating your ideal wedding day look is a piece of (wedding) cake!
Get ready to feel like everyone’s favorite princess! Illusion necklines aren’t easy to create, but the end result is always breathtaking. Think of this style as taking lace to the next level. While you still get the sheerness and delicate patterns that lace creates, you get an extra element of sexiness and uniqueness added to your overall look. The best part? By having intricate detailing on the neckline, your gown will naturally draw attention to your gorgeous hair and makeup.
Sometimes, the best way to stand out is to wear something simple. While some brides like to go all out on their wedding day, you might be the type to prefer a classic style that allows you to shine through while wearing it. This was easily the case when Megan Markle showed up to her wedding in a solidly white, long-sleeved gown designed by Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director of Givenchy. When asked why she selected Waight Keller as her designer, Markle credited her “elegant aesthetic” and “relaxed demeanor” as some of the reasons why. Source
The 2023 wedding season is one nobody will ever forget. From postponed weddings to extravagant celebrations, we’re finally getting back on track. With so many wedding dress styles appearing all across social media, it can be hard to differentiate between personal style and embracing new trends. If you’re a bride-to-be, then hopefully you’ve been inspired to try out a new style from our 2023 wedding dress trends.