The Need-To-KnowSpring/Summer2023 Bridal Trends

WithBridal Fashion Week upon us we connected to market experts and asked to dish patterns for the season and beyond.

ThinkPrincess Di

“The big over the top Disney style princess ball gown style dress is making a comeback! More is more, these days that seems to be how everything is these days, from lashes to wedding dresses from designers like Ellie Saab,” states design professional and creator of Swiminista, Andr éa Bernholtz.

Beads beads beads

“Stones and beading is everywhere. It’s not just for slight details anymore, full blown from head to toe is making its way down the aisle. Lots of extra time is needed for alterations and be expected to wear a heavy dress all night,” states Bernholtz

The long and short of it

“I call this trend the Mullett of wedding gowns. Think short dress with a long train, still elegant, modern and easy to dance in. Monique Lhuillier does this trend very well,” states Bernholtz.

Strapless and underwear designs

“This is the season of the sexy bride. No need to buy lingerie, just remove the skirt from your corset and your honeymoon ready. Incorporating other trends like beading and high low hems can be added into this season’s other trends,” states Bernholtz.

Unexpected materials

“These will likewise be turning up this season, possibly the whole gown is constructed of, for instance, tulle or lame. Keeping it white naturally however brand-new textures puts a contemporary spin on the traditional designs, “states Bernholtz.

3D florals

“Nothing says feminine, beautiful elegance like being adorned in gorgeous floral decals that follow you down every step of the aisle. Many designers have been showcasing gorgeous 3D floral elements to their 2023 styles,” states fashion stylist ChantelleHartman Malarkey

Sheer gowns

“Tasteful transparency is a big trend this season. Light and airy that looks and feels like a calming breeze as you stride down the aisle. Comfort is in, no one wants a dress to weigh them down on a dance floor,” states Malarkey.

Asymmetrical neck lines

“A simple way to stand out is with an asymmetrical neckline because it’s non-traditional, yet sophisticated and fashion-forward,” states Malarkey.

Draped in gems

“This trend brings elevated elegance and a high-end luxurious touch to make you feel like the jewel of a bride that you are,” states Malarkey.

Shorter hems

“Cute, posh stray away from traditional long hemlines that drag down the aisle. A short hem creates a fun, active bride. Not to mention, it’s trending,” states Malarkey.

Unique twists

“The most exciting brands I see are trending with plunging necklines, sleeves and short hems, but they do not stop there. They add jumpsuits, suits, capes, veils and patterns. One to note and watch is the husband-wife duo Cucculelli Shaheen. They have an impressive collection, reflected in the price tag, but definitely the most stunning designs I have seen to-date in bridal. Their styles vary from printed pant suits, to two-piece bustier-skirt ensembles, long and mini length embellished dress varieties and capes to accompany many of the styles. The level of fashion from this brand is unparalleled in my opinion and allows a bride to really stand out,” states owner and style director of LaPeony, MelonyHuber