I can't believe another New York Bridal Fashion Week has come to an end. This year was a little different, as after two years of meetings and virtual shows, designers finally started showing their collections in person. As we returned to a slight sense of normalcy, we also witnessed a new range of standout looks from big-name designers and up-and-coming brands making their mark in the bridal space.
Brands like Elie Saab, Amsale and Monique Lhuillier showcased stunning ball gowns and paid homage to traditional trends that will always be present in bridal fashion. We continue to see an increase in contemporary designs such as mini dresses, colorful dresses and modern clothing from Rosie Assoulin, Scorsesa, Safiyaa and Nadia Manjarrez Studio. But even with a wide array of styles to unveil this market season, one common theme we can definitely agree on is that the bridal industry has openly embraced change. There are now more looks than ever to suit brides of all aesthetics.
Below are the top nine trends from the Spring 2023 collections. For those currently searching for the perfect wedding look, be sure to take notes!
Blue is the new pink. Over the years we have seen different iterations of pink wedding dresses, but this season marked a change and the color blue took center stage. Amsale, Ines Di Santo and Nadia Manjarrez Studio took a risk and created beautiful blue dresses suitable for any wedding celebration.
Bold designs have reached new heights, with designers opting for dresses in sheer fabrics. Dana Harel, Galia Lahav and Mira Zwillinger went a step further by incorporating crystal embellishments into their nearly invisible bridal looks.
Cut-outs are always a trend we seek out every season and the Spring 2023 collections brought several interpretations of this design element, including asymmetrical necklines. The Anne Barge, THEIA and Romona Keveža collections feature looks that showcase this new modern silhouette.
A second neckline trend that graced the runway this season was high necks. Inspired by royalty, this silhouette has been seen by celebrities like Paris Hilton, Ellie Goulding and Lady Kitty Spencer and has grown in popularity in recent years. Anne Barge, Ines by Ines Di Santo and Madeline Gardner Signature are just a few of the designers who introduced this style for Spring 2023.
As we've seen in recent years, brides are swapping out traditional dresses for more modern designs, and separates are becoming a staple of bridal fashion. For Spring 2023, Galvan London, Scorsesa and Safiyaa (and many other collections!) have designed two-piece looks that can be worn long after the bride says yes.
The mini dress has made its way through several seasons of Bridal Fashion Week and we can only hope designers continue to embrace this trend. Peter Langner, LOVESHACKFANCY and Costarellos were among the brands that introduced dresses with short skirts for the bride who isn't afraid to show a little skin on her big day.
Even with the advent of mini dresses, there is still a demand for glamorous ball gowns, especially with the return of large-scale weddings. Hermine de Paula, Elie Saab and Monique Lhuillier have produced some of the most stunning prom dresses for brides who want to feel like the queen of their prom.