9 Bridalwear Trends from the Spring 2023 Bridal Fashion Week Collections

Design by Tiana Crispino

Design by Tiana Crispino 

We can’t believe it, but another New York Bridal Fashion Week has come to a close. This year was a bit different, as designers began to finally show their collections in person after two years of virtual appointments and runways. And as we returned to a slight sense of normalcy, we also experienced a new batch of remarkable looks—from both renowned designers and emerging brands who are making a name for themselves within the bridalwear space. 

Brands like Elie Saab, Amsale, and Monique Lhuillier showcased jaw-dropping ballgowns, paying homage to traditional trends that will forever be here to stay within wedding fashion. We also continued to see a surge of contemporary designs like mini dresses, colorful gowns, and modern separates, from Rosie Assoulin, Scorcesa, Safiyaa, and Nadia Manjarrez Studio. But even with a diverse range of styles shown throughout this market season, one common theme we can surely agree on is that the bridal industry has openly embraced change—and there are more looks now, than ever before, that cater to brides of all aesthetics.

Ahead are the top 9 trends from the Spring 2023 collections. For those currently engaged and searching for the perfect wedding look, be sure to take notes!

01 of 09

Blue Hues

Blue is the new pink! For years we’ve seen various iterations of pink wedding gowns, but for this season the color blue was center stage. Amsale, Ines Di Santo, and Nadia Manjarrez Studio all took a chance by constructing gorgeous blue gowns fit for any bridal celebration. 

Amsale

amsale

Courtesy of Amsale

Ines Di Santo

ines di santo

Photo by Trent Bailey

Nadia Manjarrez Studio

strapless blue wedding dress

Courtesy of Nadia Manjarrez Studio

02 of 09

Sheer Fabrics

Bold designs were taken to new heights, with designers opting for gowns that feature utterly sheer fabrics. Dana Harel, Galia Lahav, and Mira Zwillinger stepped it up a notch by incorporating crystal embellishments throughout their barely-there bridal designs.

Dana Harel

DH

Courtesy of Dana Harel

Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Mira Zwillinger

long-sleeve wedding dress

Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

03 of 09

Asymmetrical Necklines

Necklines are always a trend we look out for each season, and the Spring 2023 collections brought a few interpretations of this design element — one being asymmetrical necklines. Collections from Anne Barge, THEIA, and Romona Keveža all incorporated looks that featured this new, trendy silhouette.

Anne Barge

anne barge

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Romona Keveža

Look 1

COURTESY OF ROMONA KEVEŽA

THEIA

THEIA

Courtesy of THEIA

04 of 09

Mock Necks

A second neckline trend that graced the runway this season was mock necks. Royally inspired, this silhouette has been seen on celebrities like Paris Hilton, Ellie Goulding, and Lady Kitty Spencer, and has increasingly grown in popularity over the past few years. Anne Barge, Ines by Ines Di Santo, and Madeline Gardner Signature are all but a few designers who embraced this silhouette for the Spring 2023 season.

Anne Barge

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Ines by Ines Di Santo

ines di santo

Courtesy of Ines by Ines di Santo

Madeline Gardner Signature

Madeline Gardner Signature

Courtesy of Madeline Gardner Signature

05 of 09

Heirloom Separates

As we've seen in the past few years, brides are ditching traditional ballgowns for more modern designs, with separates becoming a bridalwear staple. For Spring 2023, Galvan London, Scorcesa, and Safiyaa (in addition to many other collections!) designed two-piece looks that could easily be worn long after a bride says "I do."

Galvan London

galvan london

Courtesy of Galvan London

Scorcesa

Scorcesa

Courtesy of Scorcesa

Safiyaa

Safiyaa

Courtesy of Safiyaa

06 of 09

Party Minis

The mini dress has made its way through several Bridal Fashion Week seasons, and we can only hope that designers continue to embrace this trend. Peter Langner, LOVESHACKFANCY, and Costarellos were a few brands that presented dresses with short hemlines, for the bride who's not afraid to show a little skin on the big day.

Peter Langner

Peter Langner

Courtesy of Peter Langner

LOVESHACKFANCY

LOVESHACKFANCY

Courtesy of LOVESHACKFANCY

Costarellos

Look 5

Courtesy of Costarellos 

07 of 09

Elaborate Ballgowns

Even with a surge of mini dresses, there is still a demand for glamorous ballgowns, especially with the return of large-scale weddings. Hermione de Paula, Elie Saab, and Monique Lhuillier produced some of the most breathtaking ballgowns for brides looking to feel like the belle of their ball.

Hermione de Paula

Hermione de Paula

Courtesy of Hermione de Paula

Elie Saab

Look 12

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Monique Lhuillier Bliss

Monique Lhuillier Bliss

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier Bliss

08 of 09

Mini Bow Details

Designers are always looking for ways to incorporate unique details within their collections, and this season, mini bows were that special element. Designs by Legends by Romona Keveža, Honor, and Rosie Assoulin all included this whimsical design feature.

Legends by Romona Keveža

Legends by Romona Keveža

Courtesy of Legends by Romona Keveža

Honor

Look 3

Photo by Yelena Yemchuk

Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin

Courtesy of Rosie Assoulin

09 of 09

Oversized Floral Motifs

Floral designs aren't new within bridalwear, but the Spring 2023 collections reworked this classic motif by designing more oversized embroideries. Elie Saab, Reem Acra, and Lela Rose were designers who were able to turn this traditional aesthetic into something more modern.

Elie Saab

Look 7

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Reem Acra

reem acra

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Lela Rose

lela rose

Courtesy of Lela Rose

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