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2023 Wedding Dress Trends You'll Be Seeing Everywhere

43 Brand New Styles from Bridal Fashion Week
BY LAUREN BERNSTEIN / 04 22 22
Photo c/o Ines Di Santo

Nothing gets us more excited for spring than... next spring's wedding dress trends. And with New York Bridal Fashion Week back in full-swing, we had boots on the ground to see the top designers, old and new, bring their A-game for the Spring/Summer 2023 collections. From tissue-thin transparant layers, to the most of-the-moment neckline, to color on the runway, there was just so much newness to love.

Here are the top nine 2023 wedding dress trends to start dreaming about now.

1. 3-D Florals

Dimensionality is something bridal designers have experimented with for several seasons, and this year it took on new life in the form of a skirt full of daisies by bridal newcomer (but fashion cult-favorite) Rosie Assoulin, and next-level necklines by Sachin & Babi and Elie Saab.

2023 Wedding dress trends: three-dimensional florals on the runway at Sachin & Babi
2023 Wedding dress trends: three-dimensional florals by Rosie Assoulin
2023 Wedding dress trends: three-dimensional florals by Galia Lahav Haute Couture
2023 Wedding dress trends: three-dimensional florals by Amsale
2023 Wedding dress trends: three-dimensional florals by Elie Saab

2. Bow Details

Bows had a mega-moment in recent years, but this seasons feminine details have a more reigned-in, tailored look that feels a little 1990's Gwyneth Paltrow in the best possible way. And while sculptural train ties are still popular, simple waist sashes were updated with gauzey materials or a little bit of bling.

2023 Wedding dress trends: bow details by Amsale
2023 Wedding dress trends: bow details by Rosie Assoulin
2023 Wedding dress trends: bow details by Galia Lahav Haute Couture
2023 Wedding dress trends: bow details by Monique Lhuillier Bliss
2023 Wedding dress trends: bow details by Mira Zwillinger

3. Off-the-Shoulder

The neckline of-the-moment has a modern Disney Princess feel (anyone else getting Belle vibes?) that was executed in both structural sweetheart shapes, as well as transparent fabrics with floral embellishment. What could be more of a fairy tale than that?

2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Monique Lhuillier
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Rosie Assoulin
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Elie Saab
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Lihi Hod
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Mira Zwillinger

4. Off-the-Shoulder—with Sleeves

Okay, now this might not sound like a separate trend, but once you see just how much drama this look brings—and just how prolific the micro-trend was—you'll see why we gave it its own moment in the spotlight. The two most popular iterations were voluminous puff sleeves that make shoulders and collarbones appear dainty in comparison, and a more modern silhouette that starts with a little volume at the top, then tapers into a slim sleeve at the wrist. This is one of those 2023 wedding dress trends you don't want to miss.

2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Rosie Assoulin
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Monique Lhuillier
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Ines Di Santo
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Lihi Hod
2023 Wedding dress trends: an off-the-shoulder neckline by Monique Lhuillier

5. Transparency 

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, or in the case of designer Odylyne The Ceremony, as cloud-like see-through sleeves. Others, like Reem Acra and Dana Harel, put a seductive spin on traditionally staid lace with alluring, all-over peek-a-boo styles that still manage to come across as sweet.

2023 Wedding dress trends: transparent details by Odylyne the Ceremony
2023 Wedding dress trends: transparent details by Monique Lhuillier
2023 Wedding dress trends: transparent details by Ines Di Santo
2023 Wedding dress trends: transparent details by Dana Harel Design
2023 Wedding dress trends: transparent details by Reem Acra

6. Color

Designers have been playing with multicolor botanical prints on white background for several seasons, but what feels fresh is the shift towards color as the background, specifically pastel blue and pale pink being the two most popular choices. Ines di Santo and Amsale also played with infusing color into their embellishments, from the cascading tiers of a blue tulle train to carefully constructed blush blossoms. Quite possibly the most distinctive of the 2023 wedding dress trends.

2023 Wedding dress trends: a blue wedding dress by Amsale
2023 Wedding dress trends: a blue-skirted wedding dress by Ines by Ines Di Santo
2023 Wedding dress trends: a blue wedding dress by Ines Di Santo
2023 Wedding dress trends: a pink wedding dress detail by Amsale
2023 Wedding dress trends: a pink wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

7. Capes

A fashion-forward spin on the traditional veil, many of this season's capes were executed in semi-transparant materials to show off the dress details beneath—or in the same fabric as the dress, for a more sculptural effect. We also love Elie Saab's spin on the trend with in the form of cape-like sleeve embellishments that have equal wow factor.

2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal cape by Sachin & Babi
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal cape by Monique Lhuillier
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal cape by Reem Acra
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal cape by Odylyne The Ceremony
2023 Wedding dress trends: cape-like dress details by Elie Saab

8. Minis

While the major bridal design houses have been offering minidresses as after-party options for some time, with microweddings on the rise and more and more brides taking a fashion risk, these leg-baring beauties are worthy of the main event. With versions available in pretty much every trend we've discussed here, we love these minis styled with a long avant-guarde cape or featherweight coat for even more high-low impact.

2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal minidress by Odylyne the Ceremony
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal minidress by Amsale
2023 Wedding dress trends: bridal minidresses by Monique Lhuillier
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal minidress by Elie Saab
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal minidress by Lihi Hod

9. Ballgowns

Didn't we mention Disney princesses are back? In total juxtaposition to the minidress trend, these full-skirted gowns leave A-line silhouettes in the dust. Popularly paired with a strapless bodice, the waist-cinching skirt featured everything from cascading floral embellishments to ruffled tiers. 

2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal ballgown by Galia Lahav Haute Couture
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal ballgown by Reem Acra
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal ballgown by Ines Di Santo
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal ballgown by Monique Lhuillier
2023 Wedding dress trends: a bridal ballgown by Elie Saab