Your friend or family member's big day has finally arrived, and it’s time to get glam. With so many looks to choose from, how do you decide? Mesmerizing maxi? Sparkly statement piece? The options seem endless, but in 2023, a few key trends are taking the runways by storm, and they translate perfectly to the reception dance floor.
With these looks in mind, you can select an eye-catching ensemble that highlights your best assets. Whether you go with a fashion-forward shade or an of-the-moment silhouette, it’s best to select your look early, so you don’t spend those last moments scrambling.
A warm-weather classic, this gown pulls your look together with a cool, calm, and collected aesthetic — perfect for a beach wedding, isn’t it? Flowy from collar to hem, it makes occasion dressing effortless. The high neckline provides ample coverage up top, while the side slit shows a sultry hint of skin. It’s truly the best of both worlds and a great way to feel gorgeous at the event.
Combine two trends in one with this romantic design. While the flowy maxi skirt offers timeless appeal, the ruffled detail and front slit transform it into an of-the-moment concoction you’ll treasure forever.
Totally 2023, and in a gorgeous slate blue? We’re loving this look, and it plays up that “something blue” tradition in a stylish way. Pull it all together with simple gold jewelry and strappy sandals for goddess-inspired glamour.
Corsets are making major waves in 2023, from TikTok to shopping malls the world over. While the trend is prevalent among tops and casual dresses, it isn’t reserved for everyday wear. Strapless dresses never go out of style, but they get a modern update with corseted details and a close-fitting appearance that keeps you held in from rehearsal dinner through reception.
Those vertical seams provide an elongated silhouette while showing off your best assets. What’s not to love?
This vibrant shade is one you don’t see often, so reserving it for a special occasion just feels right. While it’s in vogue at the moment, you still have to nail the details down, so brace yourself for an on-trend showcase.
Try a midi-length satin gown with a strapless or off-the-shoulder silhouette, and you’ll achieve an updated take on Hollywood glamour. Keep the look going strong with black accessories, and prepare to have all eyes on you.
These “business in the front, party in the back”-inspired styles deliver instant elegance from the moment you slip them on, and they make quite the statement as you swirl across the dance floor. If you can’t select between maxi and midi, this is one way to meet yourself in the middle.
For a 1950’s meets 2023-inspired outfit, try a floral number with classic pumps and a clutch, or go all-out contemporary by pairing a solid shade with sparkly platforms.
Fuschia has its place, and pale pink doesn’t always quite cut it. If you’re seeking a feminine look that doesn’t go overboard, try dusty rose, one of the most of-the-moment shades. It looks and feels more luxe than classic pink, especially with a maxi silhouette.
Combine trends by selecting a cowl-necked design or one with cutouts; the choice is all yours. Don’t over-accessorize or try over-the-top details; this shade stands out all on its own.
Forest green has a way of standing out in a crowd, and weddings are no exception. They’re the perfect occasion to rock this trending hue, so why not go all out? Create a statement-making ensemble with a sparkly number in an above-the-knee length.
To keep it classy, go for long sleeves and experiment with accessories. Statement earrings, solid stilettos, and a chic clutch are all it takes to transform your look from simple to star of the show.
It’s not quite peanut butter and jelly, but you get the idea: these two go together just as well. Satin adds elegance to any clothing item, and it’s a popular go-to for occasion wear. To keep your look on-trend, however, the key is selecting a satin number in the style and hue that’s making the rounds right now, and that’s champagne.
Not quite white, not quite cream, but always classic, champagne is an aesthetically-pleasing hue you can’t quite put your finger on. When it’s stamped across a flowy midi-length number, guests won’t be able to stop chatting. Accessorize with gold heels, jewelry, and accessories for sleek style made simple.
Asymmetrical necklines are revving up runways from New York to Milan, so make the next wedding your runway with this chic style. Effortlessly glam, it looks best in a midi or maxi length with minimal accessories, especially in lightweight fabrics that provide that freewheeling flow.
Think satin, silk, chiffon, and georgette — flirty, feminine choices with a contemporary twist. A one-shouldered number is all you need to turn heads, so keep it simple and look fancy without all the fuss.
We’re all about the organza, and this statement-making look takes it to the next level with collar-to-hem-covered blooms in rich, vibrant navy. It has a vibe that’s romantic, yet laid-back, and slipping into it will make you feel like a princess.
Florals get a 2023-worthy update with luxe fabrics, including organza, jacquard, silk, leather, velvet, lace, and tulle, especially in darker hues deserving of special occasions.
YA sparkly number is bound to turn heads, but when you select a V-neck maxi silhouette with spaghetti straps and a high slit? It's giving Met Gala. Try it in a trending shade, from dusty rose to vibrant orange, green, or lush lavender.
With sparkles covering this shape-conforming style, the night is yours for the taking. Complete the look with metallic heels, chandelier earrings, and an equally trendy grab bag.
Lace is always in season for wedding wear, but a lace-up design gives it a fashionable twist. Look for a maxi-length gown with a lace-up back, or, if you're even more daring, try a lace-up front instead. Coupled with a thigh-length slit, this ensemble goes from simple to sultry.
Lacing is all in in 2023, from heels to tops and everywhere in between. Play up the trend by accessorizing with lace-up heels, and leave a leg out to show off the look.
Warm, cherry, and irresistible, we're wondering why orange wasn't in our wardrobes before. It's making a major appearance on wedding guest gowns this year, instantly elevating the most simple of pieces.
This gown, however, is far from simple. From the halter neckline to the tie-back detail and wrapped front, it combines multiple trends into one exquisite gown we can't keep our eyes off of. Try it yourself by seeking out the shade with similar on-trend touches, from backless designs to cutouts and cowl necks.
If you don't want to go overly formal, try a midi dress in the hue of your choosing, but upgrade the look with a square-neck design. It's of-the-moment without being pretentious, and it puts focus on your figure without being over-the-top. In other words, it strikes just the right balance between simple and statement-making.
Look for something soft and stretchy, a wise choice for a lively day on your feet. Since your gown is pared-down, you can go wild with accessories in diverse shades and styles.
Whether the wedding is at the beach or an upscale venue, you'll feel right at home with stylish flowers. Embrace your femininity with every twirl — large, bold blooms offer a contemporary take on the floral trend.
With a wrap at the waist and a flirty full skirt, this is one look that's hard to get wrong. Wear a flower in your hair for the full effect, then pull it all together with leather sandals and an elegant bag.