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Top Trends in Wedding Dresses 2023

By: Velas Weddings / 07 Feb 2023
Wedding Dress Trends 2023

The world of wedding dresses is constantly evolving. Of course, every woman to-be-wed wants to look her absolute best, and with the arrival of a new year comes the arrival of new trends. If you're planning your wedding in 2023, you may be wondering what'll be in the news for bridal fashion this season.

From 3D floral prints to colorful dresses, here's your guide to wedding dress trends in 2023. Although there's no doubt that the traditional, classic looks will be as popular as it is every year, there are several exciting and fun turns that you can consider to make your dress unique.

Get ready to know the 8 biggest trends for inspiration for your perfect bridal look!


#1 3D Florals

If you like to wear dresses with floral motifs, in 2023 you're in luck since one of the top trends in bridal fashion will be floral textures.

This type of pop-out, detailed element is something that wedding dress designers have been experimenting with for several seasons, and this year it took a new shape in the form of three-dimensional flowers, either in part of the skirt or of the bodice to add greater texture and depth.

3D Florals wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Amsale


#2 Bow Details

Bows have had a big moment in the spotlight in recent years, and we're expecting to see this carry through to the next season. This can come in the form of delicate details on a belt around the waist, or as a more daring and striking statement piece, such as a large bow on the back or the sides of the dress.

Bows wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier


#3 Transparent Fabric

Transparencies have gained popularity over the past few years and are expected to remain a major trend in 2023.

This type of sheer fabric can be incorporated in many ways on your wedding dress, from subtle inserts that give it a sexy touch, to tulle skirts with transparent overlaps. Also, you can add some drama to your wedding look with a completely see-through train.

Transparencies wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Ines di Santo


#4 Make Way for Color!

Perhaps the most striking trend we saw during Bridal Fashion Week 2023 was the avid use of color among designers. From vibrant floral prints to silky baby blue, bridal fashion this year is fun and unexpected. We expect many brides will step away from the traditional white and ivory dresses— pastel pink is the new white!

The top wedding dress designers are also playing with the idea of a subtle pop of color. From blue tulle layers in the train of the dress to faint flashes of red floral print.

Color wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Ines di Santo


#5 Feather Motifs

It was time for feathers to join the fun of bridal wear!

This fun detail can be used for a simple statement in the form of little feathers delicately placed in the hem of the dress, or it can be the star of the show with a completely feather-lined dress skirt. Alongside this, we'll see feather embroidery in the fabric of the dress.

Anyway, in 2023 feathers will certainly be a definitive trend for wedding dresses.

Feathers details wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Pallas Couture


#6 Long Sleeves

Wedding dresses with sleeves are not anything new, as they've been a basic element of bridal fashion since the mid-19th century. However, in 2023 we'll see many more dress designs that favor this choice.

These sleeves provide a timeless, regal elegance to the look. Not to mention, you still have many choices in how the detail is fashioned; something like lace or transparent sleeves can add a romantic touch and vintage glamor. For a more modern look, long sleeves and an off-the-shoulder design would be the perfect pairing.

Sleeves wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Lihi Hod


#7 Thigh-High Slits 

Legs will also have their starring moment in 2023 bridal fashion, as thigh-high slit wedding dresses will be on trend. 

These leg slits can add a sexy, modern flair to your look, and are perfect for outdoor weddings or a beach celebration with a more relaxed atmosphere. If you're looking to give this trend a touch of glamor, you can opt for a dress that has rhinestones revealed in the opening.

High-Thig Slits wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Lihi Hod


#8 Capes

Finally, as a modern version of the traditional wedding veil, in 2023 we expect to see many capes.

This detail can bring a unique touch of style and sophistication to any bridal look. Many of this year's capes will be made of semi-sheer material to reveal the details of the dress below, or be made from the same fabric as the dress to give a harmonious, pulled-together appearance.

If you like this idea, you can consider a long and thin cape for a timeless look, or a short and structured cape for a more modern and avant-garde flair. The cape can also be adorned with beads and embroidery, so you have a lot of room to make this trend as daring or as subtle as you want.

Cape wedding dress trends

Wedding dress: Reem Acra

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