Come next year wedding fashion will take a glamorous turn. As evidenced by the New York Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2023 range, casual strappy dresses and minimalist costumes are swapped out for can’t-miss trends that give brides-to-be their main moment.
Whereas Spring 2023 wedding fashion was big on drama with bow detailing, embellished veils and balloon skirts, we can expect sparkly styles and exaggerated silhouettes to get even bigger for fall. Think: opera gloveshigh-necked styles, party-ready fabrics and ultra-high slits that make up for the minimalist shift we’ve seen since the pandemic put a temporary end to major ceremonies and celebrations and resulted in micro weddings and elopements.
Ahead, take a look at some of the most exciting trends hitting the runways next year.
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High neck dresses
While turtlenecks evoke fall essentials, rather than bridal wear, next year brides will be taking this high-necked silhouette down their aisle style. Designs from brands such as Katherine Tash, LaPointe and Andrew Kwon ranged from turtleneck tops to dramatic high neck dresses.
Dresses with thigh-high slits
Of course, sultry slits have been a staple of bridal fashion for years. But, if the Bridal Fashion Week queues are any indication, they’re about to get even more risque, with designers like Dana Harel and Alexandra Grecco showcasing thigh-high slits that are anything but subtle. .
Have you ever heard of versatile? mini wedding dresses who can take brides from the altar to the reception. Today, designers are incorporating even more party-ready elements. Take, for example, the draped latex dress from HoughtonNadia Manjarrez’s iridescent dress or Lela Rose’s ruffled bubble skirt.
As bridal trends take a dramatic turn, it’s only natural for sleeves to get longer and voluminous, giving brides an elegant and timeless look. Designers like Anne Barge, Honor and Theia embraced the classic silhouette this season.
With party dress up become a ready-to-wear trend, it was time for feathers to also join the realm of the bride. Creators love The pointHoughton and Eloquii explored airy embellishment in unexpected ways on modern pieces such as sheer blazers, crop tops and pants.
Bridgerton‘s impact on bridal fashion was strong, with Regency era styles like corsets appearing on wedding dresses in past seasons. It was therefore natural that opera gloves would follow. This time, the designers offered modern versions with sheer fabrics, beaded embellishments and fingerless versions that made the accessory look anything but costumed. See: Badgley Mischka who presented a “something blue” pair.
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