Seeking ultra-chic wedding dress inspiration for the year ahead? We've got you covered. From the welcome revival of traditional styles to romantic frills and never-before-seen updates, designers have come a long way in their approach.
Modern brides can select from dramatic ball gowns or majestic mermaid creations, all with carefully crafted touches down to the final stitch. With some fresh ideas in mind, you can start planning a unique look for your 2023 wedding.
You don't have to select between one way or another next year: recent trends combine the best of both worlds. These sumptuous necklines show some shoulder while flattering the entire upper body, creating a contemporary take on a classic design.
Whether you select a stunning ball gown or a sleek, slit-leg style, asymmetry gives your look a goddess-worthy aesthetic.
High necklines look as timeless as they feel, and they're an excellent way to up the ante on any wedding dress. What's even better is just how much they amplify basic styles. Take a basic ball gown, add a lace mock-neck, and you've got a one-of-kind creation that's ready for the runways of Paris and Milan.
The most innovative designers are taking the trend a step further with frilled and ruffled necks that look like something out of the Renaissance, so you can experiment however you like.
One dress concept is taking the wedding market by storm. Embracing the "more is more" approach, designers are dreaming up trains that extend down the aisle, unbelievably puffy sleeves, over-the-top floral appliqués, and voluminous skirts fit for a princess.
We're loving every minute of this opulent look, which takes elegance to the next level. If you're planning a luxe ceremony, take a swirl in one of these stunning skirts. Equally over-the-top accessories, from lengthy veils to boho flower crowns, reign as well in this royalty-worthy look.
Give your look some all-too-appropriate romance with bold blooms. A white dress feels basic next to these colorful designs, which take spring florals into consideration from collar to hem. While we've seen dainty floral details in past years, the 2023 version is something entirely new.
Now, florals add a splash of color to otherwise simple designs, using luxe embroidery and rich fabrics to bring those details to life. With this look, your dress does all the talking, so go for pared-down makeup and accessories to experience an "all eyes on you" moment.
Make an eye-catching statement with this bold move. Slits have always been a thing, sure, but the 2023 version is bound to turn heads. We're talking curve-skimming slits that extend from hip to hem. For the most head-turning results, try the trend with a classic silk gown. Or dare to bare by pairing an off-the-shoulder silhouette with a high slit.
From ball gowns to strapless creations, this is one look that's taken over the runways. It gives every dress a touch of the unexpected while elongating your frame, and we love to see it.
Modern brides are taking a more innovative approach to special day-dressing, forgoing the dress entirely and swapping it out for a stylish take on the suit. A chic way to put your look over the edge, this sleek style shows off your figure through trim tailoring and careful attention to detail.
The bridal class of 2023 is adding even edgier touches, such as tulle trains and oversized bows, to a traditionally masculine style. The end result? A romantic aesthetic that appeals to both sides of the aisle.
However you play it, blue hues offer a vibrant take on traditional white. Since they range in shade from aquamarine to cornflower, navy, and Persian blue, you have countless ways to stroll down the aisle. And since this trend plays off the "something blue" tradition, it's simultaneously expected and unexpected.
The best way to display this showstopping trend is by going big: the more voluminous the dress, the more you'll highlight that blue hue. Tiered tulle, layer after layer of silk, and extensive trains are all riveting ways to experiment.
In 2023, party dresses aren't limited to the cocktail scene. They've officially reached their Renaissance moment with trendy takes trotting repeatedly down the runway. There are multiple ways to try this look, from short, sweet, and simple to '20s-inspired fringe and over-the-top 80s glamour complete with oversized bows, tulle skirts, and on-trend gloves.
If you don't want to wear this dress down the aisle, try it at the reception or rehearsal dinner instead. Make an impact by going all-out with your accessories, hair, and shoes.
In 2023, the open back is finally having its moment. A bridal take on going-out glamour, this trend is a sophisticated way to show off some skin — as much as possible, in fact. It takes one bold bride to achieve this, but you've got that handled. Traditionally, the backs of bridal dresses were rather simple, but that's no longer the case...or maybe it's that they're now simplified more than ever, by being removed completely!
Now, you won't just turn heads when you enter the room, but when you leave it as well.
Strapless silhouettes are truly timeless, but there are so many ways to do them. The 2023 version gets the creative juices flowing with straight necklines that put full focus on the decolletage, neck, and shoulders.
A straight neckline seems simple to do, but these looks reveal just how much it can elevate an otherwise simple gown. By drawing attention up top, it elongates your figure and draws attention to the rest of your dress. These luxe necklines work well with any style of gown too, from form-fitting to layers of tulle.