Bridal Fashion Week’s Biggest Trends Are So Fun & Glamorous

Sultry and romantic.


Future brides who plan to tie the knot next year, you’ve arrived at the right place. Ahead, see the crucial wedding dress trends from Bridal Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 (during which some designers presented their Fall/Winter 2023 collections instead) to put on your mood board.

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Shorter Hems

Short wedding dresses have become a popular choice for low-key nuptials. This season, designers like Lela Rose, Milla Nova, and Monique Lhuiller confirmed that abbreviated hems will continue to be a *thing* in the months ahead.Lela Rose

Gloves Up

This season, nearly a dozen of bridal houses, including the Australian designer Toni Maticevski, decided to incorporate gloves into their looks. So far, all evidence suggests that the style will come in a wide array of colors, lengths, and widths.Maticevski

Ruffled Up

Of all the potential embellishment options out there, ruffles are one of the most romantic. And Halfpenny London did not hold back on that romance by adding a generous amount of flouncy accouterments in its latest collection.Halfpenny London

Puffy Sleeves

By now, voluminous sleeves proved to be one of the most enduring trends for wedding dresses. This season, too, many designers like Nadia Manjarrez, Anne Barge, and Pronovias gave the frothy element their stamp of approval. Nadia Manjarrez

Bare Your Shoulders

A substantial number of labels, including Pronovias, Halfpenny London, and Grace Loves Lace appeared to be in favor of off-the-shoulder silhouettes.Badgley Mischka

Pretty Plumes

Those looking for a little pizzazz should take note of feather trimmings that will immediately add an indulgently glamorous and fun edge to any bridal outfit. LAPOINTE’s debut collection, in particular, is teeming with ethereal, fluffy ensembles.LAPOINTE/Sally LaPointe

Bridal Sets

While matching sets are by no means a novelty, this season, many designers presented fresh takes on wedding-ready ensembles. Pronovias, for instance, sent a strapless peplum top, paired with tapered wide-leg trousers, down its runway.Pronovias

Floral Motifs

Floral prints and accents are slowly but surely becoming a fixture in nontraditional bridalwear. Proof: Reem Acra’s latest line-up features not only bloom-inspired lace appliqués in abundance, but also flower crowns and bouquets throughout the collection.Reem Acra/Fadi Acra

Capes & Mantles

Take it from the bridalwear maestro Zuhair Murad: Fabulous extras like built-in capes and throw-on mantles will be everywhere come 2023.Zuhair Murad


Sheer dresses have been a growing trend in ready-to-wear for quite a while. This Bridal Fashion Week, more than a few designers — including the Ukraine-based label Milla Nova — signaled that they’re totally on board with the skin-baring look, too.Milla Nova

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