After two years of primarily virtual showings, bridal designers were finally able to show off their latest collections in person at the 2022 Bridal Fashion Week in New York April 6-8. It was apparent that trends are out the door when it comes to bridal fashion for 2023. Designers diversified their collections for every bride including sleek and modern looks to colorful ball gowns. We’ve wrapped up 13 of our favorite gowns perfect for your wedding Pinterest board.
Justin Alexander Signature
The Spring/Summer 2023 collection from Justin Alexander Signature draws inspiration from ” enigmatic characters from the world of theater”. His signature architectural gowns are seen throughout the gowns along with bold minimalist pieces, 3-D appliques, bows, and unexpected textures. We love the “Norma” gown because it’s the perfect blend between traditional and modern. This fit-and-flare crepe gown is dramatic with a sweetheart cowl neckline and a revealing illusion back with statement buttons.
Ines Di Santo
Blue hues are in for 2023 and Ines Di Santo showed that at 2022 Bridal Fashion Week with the “Post Cards from Ines” collection. This faintly blue ballgown is stunning with large printed white flowers, a deep v-neck, and a high slit in the front. In this collection, she states that she “drew inspiration from my formative years and the integral cities from around the world that have nurtured my growth as a designer.”
The “Acqua” collection from Dana Harel is a “celebration of life, creativity, freedom, and the renewal of creation.” This is seen throughout the line’s 11 new dresses with corsets, mermaid gowns, sheer materials, and a variety of embellishments. The “Alma” gown is a true red carpet dress with embellishments on every angle and lines that are almost wave-like. We saw many gowns like this throughout several collections with bodysuits underneath a sheer skirt for an ultra-sexy look.
Two-in-one looks are it for 2023, and Amsale’s jumpsuit and tulle skirt combo did not disappoint. This suit includes a corset top with a waist-hugging blazer, pants, and a detachable skirt. Designer Michael Cho created this collection to celebrate every bride’s uniqueness and the power that lays behind that. The inspiration began with “the smoky romance of underground Jazz clubs in old school New York” and the women who appeared behind the smoke like rare flowers.
We love Anne Barge for her consistently elegant gowns that are timeless with modern details. For 2022 Bridal Fashion Week, she was inspired by the enchantment of an English Garden that takes on a new season. Our pick from this line called “Nantucket” is a show-stopping a-line blush silk corset gown with a peek-a-boo slit and a dainty pink bow.
RIVINI by Rita Vinieris
“Through emotional staggered layers, rare romantic touches, and cloudy volumes, tried-and-true classics are reinterpreted to still hold a modern interest.” This is how Rita Vinieris describes RIVINI’s SS23 collection. The “Emma” gown is ethereal with a voluminous princess ballgown structure and 3D embroidered floral lace. You’ll also see a corset bodice with pearl buttons and illusion off-the-shoulder sleeves.
Sareh Nouri took inspiration from Southern Brides for the Spring 2023 collection “Southern Charm”. The looks are totally timeless and evoke a sense of poise for any bride. The “Addison” gown is designed with Italian stretch mikado for the halter neck with twist detail and a classic ballgown skirt with buttons flowing down the back.
“Among the Wildflowers” is Enaura’s Bridal’s latest collection that is inspired by the natural beauty around us. You’ll see hand-beaded gowns with floral motifs and new styles of bodices. The back on “Eve” is giving serious ’90s vibes with a lace-up low back. It’s fitted with a sweetheart neckline and a beautifully beaded bodice.
Over-the-top sleeves are everywhere this year, and you know WONA would take this trend and do it flawlessly. The “Love in the City Collection” is inspired by New York City reflecting the “urban bride appears confident and fragile, courageous and tender, outshining everything around.” The “Bronte” dress is a picture-perfect ballgown look with lush, glossy fabric and no embellishments. This gown will float down the runway with a wide skirt and a long train. Plus, right now WONA Concept Group is donating $165 of each sold dress to Okhmatdyt Hospital in Kyiv.
This next gown is a bit different from the rest, but that is the beauty of bridal — it’s not one size fits all! The “Blair” gown from Inbar Freiman’s “Fairy Dreams” collection is soft and flowy with delicate cutouts and details. The designer was inspired by the brighter future we can look forward to with whimsical dreams and ethereal beauty. The texture and fabrics used were inspired by Israeli ceramics focusing on the organic harmony of nature.
The 13-gown “Wonders” collection from Mira Zwillinger’s runway looks at 2022 Bridal Fashion Week is described as “delicate and intricate handcrafted florals are designed both as the main component of the gowns as well as abstract extensions beyond the gowns themselves.” The “TORRIA” gown showcases two of this year’s top trends: sheer materials and 3D floral. This is an asymmetrical tulle gown with a dropped bodice and embroidery that actually pops out from the dress.
One of the most anticipated designers to see at New York Bridal Fashion Week is Galia Lahav, and this year they brought not one but two collections: “Rise” and “Shine”. This gown, “Tokyo” from the “Rise” collection, is a fitted mermaid gown with a deep plunging neckline and a sparkling embroidered bodice. Instead of going for detachable sleeves, they took an extra step and decided on a strong-shouldered bolero with the same embroidery as the gown. Designers Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever created this collection with the idea of large weddings coming back into play. You’ll notice exquisite details, tailored corsets, and geometric embroidery unlike you’ve ever seen before.
Eva Lendel‘s “Less is More” collection is all about a bride radiating grace and elegance. The wide range of gowns in this line are consistently modern and minimal. The “Molly” gown is a tea-length strapless corset gown with an embellished sweetheart neckline. It has a fun polka dot pattern and also includes a detachable cape.