2023 Wedding Dress Trends And 50 Cool Ideas

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If you are a bride getting married soon, the most important point you are perhaps puzzling over is your wedding outfit. 2023 is nearly here, and if you are getting married this year, this roundup may be useful for you as we’ve gathered the hottest wedding dress trends that will be on, take a look at the ideas and choose what you like!

Designs

’90s Silhouettes

After a year spent going all out on gowns—two years of cancellations, postponements and downsized ceremonies will do that to a bride—2023 will see a marked shift towards simpler, barer silhouettes. In particular, says Khalil, the minimalism of the ’90s will serve as a key point of inspiration. We are also seeing a demand for the simpler ball gown silhouettes in heavy, plain satins. This season, keep your eye out for white gowns that are bare and body-skimming; spaghetti straps and liquid skirts will come more prominently into favor as brides adopt a less-is-more mentality.

a modern relaxed plain slip wedding dress with a deep V-neckline plus statement earrings for an edgy look

a modern relaxed plain slip wedding dress with a deep V-neckline plus statement earrings for an edgy look

a minimalist halter neckline wedding dress with an embellished belt and dark green suede shoes for a woodland wedding

a minimalist halter neckline wedding dress with an embellished belt and dark green suede shoes for a woodland wedding

a halter neckline wedding dress with side cutouts and a strappy back for a modern tropical bride

a halter neckline wedding dress with side cutouts and a strappy back for a modern tropical bride

a minimalist short sleeve wedding dress with a front slit and a high neckline

a minimalist short sleeve wedding dress with a front slit and a high neckline

a minimalist bateau neckline semi-fitting wedding dress with no sleeves, side cutouts and a train is wow

a minimalist bateau neckline semi-fitting wedding dress with no sleeves, side cutouts and a train is wow

Short And Minis

A wedding dress doesn’t need to be a ball gown to make an impact. While the major bridal design houses have been offering minidresses as after-party options for some time, with micro weddings on the rise and more and more brides taking a fashion risk, these leg-baring beauties are worthy of the main event. Some shorter dresses will nod to vintage silhouettes, others will be mini and exceedingly contemporary, choose what inspires you!

an ultra-modern mini wedding dress with a lace fully embellished bodice with a high neckline and long sleeves, a plain skirt

an ultra-modern mini wedding dress with a lace fully embellished bodice with a high neckline and long sleeves, a plain skirt

a gorgeous lace applique midi wedding dress with a plunging neckline and no sleeves plus nude shoes

a gorgeous lace applique midi wedding dress with a plunging neckline and no sleeves plus nude shoes

an over the knee plain wedding dress with a plunging neckline and puff sleeves, lace up shoes and a bow in the hair is trendy and cool

an over the knee plain wedding dress with a plunging neckline and puff sleeves, lace up shoes and a bow in the hair is trendy and cool

a lace A-line mini dress with a high neckline, puff sleeves and white shoes, a birdcage veil and pearl earrings for a vintage-inspired look

a lace A-line mini dress with a high neckline, puff sleeves and white shoes, a birdcage veil and pearl earrings for a vintage-inspired look

a playful short wedding dress with a short slip underdress and a tulle overdress with long puff sleeves plus a turtleneck and white heels

a playful short wedding dress with a short slip underdress and a tulle overdress with long puff sleeves plus a turtleneck and white heels

Off-The-Shoulder

Off the shoulder wedding dresses with sleeves are definitely having a moment, it’s a separate trend that looks bold and dramatic. The two most popular iterations are voluminous puff sleeves that make shoulders and collarbones appear dainty in comparison, and a more modern silhouette that starts with a little volume at the top, then tapers into a slim sleeve at the wrist.

a beautiful lace mermaid wedding dress with an off the shoulder neckline and puff sleeves, a train and a long veil for a chic modern wedding

a beautiful lace mermaid wedding dress with an off the shoulder neckline and puff sleeves, a train and a long veil for a chic modern wedding

a mini white dress with an asymmetrical skirt, puff sleeves, a long train and silver shoes plus statement earrings

a mini white dress with an asymmetrical skirt, puff sleeves, a long train and silver shoes plus statement earrings

a sexy 90s inspired mini wedding dress with puff sleeves and a long train, nude shoes and a necklace for a super hot look

a sexy 90s inspired mini wedding dress with puff sleeves and a long train, nude shoes and a necklace for a super hot look

a modern mermaid fully embellished off the shoulder wedding dress with a long train will bring a touch of sparkle

a modern mermaid fully embellished off the shoulder wedding dress with a long train will bring a touch of sparkle

a modern romantic off the shoulder plain wedding dress with puff tulle sleeves and a train is a beautiful solution

a modern romantic off the shoulder plain wedding dress with puff tulle sleeves and a train is a beautiful solution

Colors

Colored Wedding Dresses

It’s unlikely that we’ll ever stop getting married in white, but with each passing year, fewer brides consider the shade as their default option. The last year in particular has seen an increasing number opt for colors adjacent to ivory: peaches and cream, ballet slipper pink, or antique gold. Pastel shades like soft blue and blush are an inherently dreamy choice, while bold floral prints and metallics are perfect for more daring brides. Pro tip: To pull off a more vibrant wedding look, keep the rest of your accessories simple and let your statement gown do the talking.

a blush off the shoulder tulle wedding dress with a lace corset and puff sleeves is a very romantic gown

a blush off the shoulder tulle wedding dress with a lace corset and puff sleeves is a very romantic gown

a gorgeois lilac wedding dress with a corset bodice with appliques, illusion sleeves, a layered skirt with a slit and a train

a gorgeois lilac wedding dress with a corset bodice with appliques, illusion sleeves, a layered skirt with a slit and a train

a gold sequin A-line wedding dress, black boots, a neutral faux fur coat for a statement and edgy bridal look

a gold sequin A-line wedding dress, black boots, a neutral faux fur coat for a statement and edgy bridal look

a hunter green sequin slip midi dress with spaghetti straps is a bold and chic idea for a fall bride

a hunter green sequin slip midi dress with spaghetti straps is a bold and chic idea for a fall bride

a gorgeous pink princess style wedding dress with a plunging neckline, beading and white floral lace appliques

a gorgeous pink princess style wedding dress with a plunging neckline, beading and white floral lace appliques

Details

Bows

Bows are a bridal staple, of course, but this season they will be everywhere—the bigger, the better. Back bows give even the most streamlined silhouette an upgrade, while big shoulder bows take the puff sleeve trend to the next level. If statement bridalwear isn’t for you, more delicate bow details are also an option: a bow can also be easily incorporated by adding a removable belt or a hairpiece.

a gorgeous fitting wedding dress on straps, with an open back and an oversized bow for a lovely and chic look at your wedding

a gorgeous fitting wedding dress on straps, with an open back and an oversized bow for a lovely and chic look at your wedding

an adorable fitting wedding dress with an open back and a large bow plus a long veil for a dreamy and very romantic wedding look

an adorable fitting wedding dress with an open back and a large bow plus a long veil for a dreamy and very romantic wedding look

a refined wedding ballgown with a cutout back, a large bow, a long train plus a veil are a fantastic combo for a modern wedding

a refined wedding ballgown with a cutout back, a large bow, a long train plus a veil are a fantastic combo for a modern wedding

a plain mini wedding dress with a cutout back, no sleeves and a large bow as an accent on the back

a plain mini wedding dress with a cutout back, no sleeves and a large bow as an accent on the back

a cool modern mini wedding dress with a cutout back, puff sleeves, a large bow on the back is a fantastic idea

a cool modern mini wedding dress with a cutout back, puff sleeves, a large bow on the back is a fantastic idea

Ruffles

This trend is for the maximalist brides—tulle is the “bigger is better” of wedding trends and makes the best statement when incorporated in dramatic layers. And it simply doesn’t get more romantic than ruffle details. Softer and slightly more traditional than feather embellishments, ruffles add just the right amount of whimsy to any silhouette. Opulent ruffled ball gowns were the high point of several collections, while dramatic mermaid gowns with ruffled skirts also made a comeback.

a bold sunny yellow A-line wedding dress with spaghetti straps, an open back and a tiered ruffle skirt with a train plus a black ribbon belt

a bold sunny yellow A-line wedding dress with spaghetti straps, an open back and a tiered ruffle skirt with a train plus a black ribbon belt

a fabulous blue A-line wedding dress with a ruffle collar and a ruffle tier skirt with a train plus black sashes

a fabulous blue A-line wedding dress with a ruffle collar and a ruffle tier skirt with a train plus black sashes

a dreamy pink off the shoulder tulle ruffle wedding dress is a gorgeous idea for a super sweet bridal look

a dreamy pink off the shoulder tulle ruffle wedding dress is a gorgeous idea for a super sweet bridal look

an orange A-line tulle ruffle wedding dress with an open back will make a statement both with its color and its design

an orange A-line tulle ruffle wedding dress with an open back will make a statement both with its color and its design

a unique pastel green tiered ruffle A-line wedding dress with a train and on spaghetti straps for more comfort is a unique idea

a unique pastel green tiered ruffle A-line wedding dress with a train and on spaghetti straps for more comfort is a unique idea

Sheer

A sheer dress, also known as a “naked dress”, is the trend for a daring bride and preferably an evening ceremony or reception. Sheer dresses are everywhere right now and designers like Jason Wu have done an excellent job of creating realistically wearable versions of them. While you may not want to sacrifice your big white dress for a sheer slip, I think it’s an excellent option for an afterparty if you’re planning multiple looks throughout the evening.

a celestial white sheer wedding dress with long sleeves and a train can be worn with some underwear or a bodysuit under

a celestial white sheer wedding dress with long sleeves and a train can be worn with some underwear or a bodysuit under

a sheer wedding dress with pearls over a nude bodice and statement earrings are only for a daring bride

a sheer wedding dress with pearls over a nude bodice and statement earrings are only for a daring bride

Nala wedding gown in white is a sheer sparkling dress with a bodysuit underneath

Nala wedding gown in white is a sheer sparkling dress with a bodysuit underneath

a lovely wedding dress, fully sheer and embellished, with a lace bodysuit under it is a very dreamy idea

a lovely wedding dress, fully sheer and embellished, with a lace bodysuit under it is a very dreamy idea

a beautiful wedding dress with a sheer bodice with strategically placed lace and long sleeves plus a non-sheer lace skirt

a beautiful wedding dress with a sheer bodice with strategically placed lace and long sleeves plus a non-sheer lace skirt

Feathers

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding dress that’s both fashion-forward and luxurious, consider one with feather details. Eye-catching plumes can elevate any wedding gown silhouette, plus they give a fun and festive nod to the celebratory feel of your day. Go art deco with a curve-skimming gown with a feather hemline, or shake it up at your reception or after-party with a feather minidress. Feeling extra daring? Consider a bridal suit with feather embellishments—it’s the perfect combination of structure and whimsical texture, and pantsuits are totally on top.

a jaw-dropping feather embellished wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and a train is amazing for an art deco bride

a jaw-dropping feather embellished wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and a train is amazing for an art deco bride

a mini white wedding dress with spaghetti straps and a V-neckline plus a feather skirt and block heels are a trendy wedding outfit

a mini white wedding dress with spaghetti straps and a V-neckline plus a feather skirt and block heels are a trendy wedding outfit

a feather strapless wedding ballgown with a train is a fantastic and extra bold solution for a modern and refined bride

a feather strapless wedding ballgown with a train is a fantastic and extra bold solution for a modern and refined bride

an off the shoulder mermaid wedding dress with a belt and a feathered skirt is a very sophisticated solution

an off the shoulder mermaid wedding dress with a belt and a feathered skirt is a very sophisticated solution

a modern wedding ballgown with spaghetti straps and a full skirt with a train and feathers on it

a modern wedding ballgown with spaghetti straps and a full skirt with a train and feathers on it

Accessories

Gloves

Opera gloves fit both the “something old” and “something new” traditions for bridal wear. The classic eveningwear style is having a massive resurgence with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Zoë Kravitz and Blake Lively wearing them for red-carpet events and the look has translated into bridal. Opera gloves can be added to any dress silhouette (as long as it doesn’t already have long sleeves) and is a chic way to create a style moment. Similar to other wedding accessories, such as veils, headbands and hair bows, bridal gloves add a layer of elegance to your wedding day look. Plus, gloves are available in a variety of fabrics, styles and colors for every wedding aesthetic.

a modern sophisticated bridal look with a strapless plain wedding dress with a big bow on the back and matching long gloves plus pearl earrings

a modern sophisticated bridal look with a strapless plain wedding dress with a big bow on the back and matching long gloves plus pearl earrings

long black plain gloves like these ones will make a statement in any bridal look both with color and contrast

long black plain gloves like these ones will make a statement in any bridal look both with color and contrast

a bold bridal look with a trapless A-line mini dress with a bow, sheer floral long gloves and a pearl necklace

a bold bridal look with a trapless A-line mini dress with a bow, sheer floral long gloves and a pearl necklace

a chic modern wedding dress with a deep neckline and sheer long gloves with pearls and rhinestones are a lovely combo

a chic modern wedding dress with a deep neckline and sheer long gloves with pearls and rhinestones are a lovely combo

a retro bridal look with anA-line wedding dress, a floral veil and long gloves are a fantastic combo for a refined bride

a retro bridal look with anA-line wedding dress, a floral veil and long gloves are a fantastic combo for a refined bride

Capes

No veil? No problem. If veils aren’t your thing, consider a wedding gown with a cape instead. This less-expected wedding day accessory offers the same photogenic movement as a veil, brings the red carpet glamour and you can whisk it away after your ceremony without messing up your hair. These are all the trends for 2023, what’s your favorite one? Are you going to rock one of them or several ones at your own wedding?

a delicate modern bridal look with a white slip maxi wedding dress, a semi sheer capelet with a train, clear shoes

a delicate modern bridal look with a white slip maxi wedding dress, a semi sheer capelet with a train, clear shoes

a lace A-line wedding dress paired with a matching lace capelet and delicate earrings for a strong Old World feel

a lace A-line wedding dress paired with a matching lace capelet and delicate earrings for a strong Old World feel

a minimalist sheath wedding dress with thick straps and a pearl capelet that makes the bridal look more girlish and glam

a minimalist sheath wedding dress with thick straps and a pearl capelet that makes the bridal look more girlish and glam

a sexy strapless A-line wedding dress with a corset and a train plus a flowy semi sheer capelet that gives a soft feel to the look

a sexy strapless A-line wedding dress with a corset and a train plus a flowy semi sheer capelet that gives a soft feel to the look

a sophisticated clear bridal capelet with celestial gold embroidery is a beautiful accessory to rock, it looks amazing

a sophisticated clear bridal capelet with celestial gold embroidery is a beautiful accessory to rock, it looks amazing