Another fabulous Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone and we have so many exquisite gowns to share. The Fall 2022 Bridal Fashion Week shocked and awed viewers with more bridal variety than ever. For 2023 bridal fashion, expect to see couples push the envelope with trends like daring cutouts, festive florals, bursts of color, and modern takes on traditional necklines.
First up is a minimalist’s dream gown from Ines Di Santo‘s Fall 2023 Bridal Couture Collection. This line features unexpected finishes and celebrates the feminine hourglass figure as is shown in the APOLLO gown below. This long-sleeve crepe gown has a bold and strong silhouette with an ultra-sophisticated neckline.
Galia Lahav never fails to surprise with unconventional textures and patterns. The Fall 2023 GALA Collection, Darling, is “designed for the free-spirited bride, inspired by young professionals and joys of the city living with a glamorous twist,” according to the designer. The “Gene” gown below is an A-line dress with a v-crisscross corset and pearl straps and flirty flocked dots from top to bottom.
Bridal separates were everywhere at the Fall 2022 Bridal Fashion Week. Alexandra Grecco’s latest line, “Celestine”, is a playful nod to ethereal pieces found in Degas paintings with structured silhouettes and soft details. The “Zoe” gown begins as a stretch crepe fitted gown with a structured bodice and a wide scoop neckline and a low back. Pair it with these lovely tulle sleeves that have tiered ruching and satin bow detail for a complete look.
Katherine Tash designed “In Bloom” to reflect her own personal blossoming happening in her life. “Designing these
gowns felt like a moment to lean in and enjoy the fruits of my labors. I was finally, In Bloom,” states Katherine of her 2023 bridal collection. We chose the “Elise” gown as one of our favorites because of the structured 3D floral emerging from the fabric. The stretch satin gown is elegant with a U-neck corset, long bowtie straps, and pressed fabric flowers.
This sleek blazer dress comes from Stefania Everenn‘s Fall 2023 line, “Jubilation”. With this collection, the designer debuted a first-of-its-kind AR and 3D technology that enables an accurate fit for brides sizes 0-32. Viewers can see the inside and outside construction of every gown from their mobile device prior to visiting a store! The “Mary” dress is gorgeous as a courthouse wedding dress, reception dress or perfect for a bridal shower.
Monique Lhuillier‘s Fall 2023 bridal collection showcases the designer’s love of gardens featuring bold botanical prints, sculpted bodices, and lavish textures. “This season transports you to a historic, 18th-century Chateau in the French countryside. It serves as the perfect backdrop, epitomizing the elegance and luxury of the collection.” The “Lavender” gown below is one of our favorites due to its structured off-the-shoulder neckline, high slit, cathedral train, and perfectly-placed lavender flower motifs.
11 new gowns hit the runway in Claire Pettibone’s newest line, “Adorned”. Fine ribbons, lace, and embroidery bring luxurious details to these romantic and vintage-inspired designs. “Filigree” is a totally unique gown with antique gold and silver inlaid sequins, a Guipure lace skirt, and long, French-embroidered sleeves.
The structure and immaculate construction of the “Palmer” gown from the Fall 2023 Rivini by Rita Vinieris “Golden Hour” collection is giving us serious royalty vibes. This collection is a “harmonious balance of majestic and architectural silhouettes that ignites lucid dreaming,” says the designer. Palmer is a spectacular strapless ballgown in liquid shimmer satin with a draped bodice, exposed corset boning, and is accented with pearl buttons and detachable petal sleeves.
Inspired by Italian Renaissance gardens, the Justin Alexander Signature “Garden of Love” FW23 collection marries romance and modern sophistication. The “Mortella” gown below celebrates tradition with long sleeves and a mock neck. Intricate embellishments are seen from the neck through the waist into the Mikado skirt and around the keyhole open back. Pair with a sweeping cathedral-length veil for a fully regal look.
Alexandra Roehler and Johanna Kühl of KAVIAR GAUCHE were inspired by the concept of infinity for their 2023 collection “Modern Infinity”. The team designed 26 new looks made with silk fabrics, gossamer tulle, sequins, voluminous flounces, and delicate tulle corsages. The “Tabatha” two-piece look features a dramatic one-sleeve crop top with a maximalist wavy sleeve and a gorgeous chapel-length high-slit skirt. This trendy look would be gorgeous for a destination wedding or a fun second wedding outfit.
There was no shortage of color on the Fall 2022 Bridal Fashion Week runways. Kelly Faetanini was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw to create her latest line of fearless and timeless fashion. The draped layers of this pink ombre v-neck dress are playful and sophisticated. Madeline Gardner designed a sky-blue floral print ballgown that is nothing short of an 80s throwback. The corset bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves pair beautifully with the Bridgerton-esque patterns.
We had to share this Julie Vino Haute Couture look because it is a stark diversion from the rest of the gowns you’ve seen so far. The dress from the “Seville” line is sultry and opulent in a curve-hugging sheer fabric draping down the body. The waist-length cape with broad shoulders is modern with a nod to old-world glamour.
“Think – Jean Harlow, star of the 1930’s movie “Saratoga” wearing a shimmering champagne metallic Chiffon confection.” This is how Romona Keveza describes their latest LEGENDS by Romona Keveza collection. The off-the-shoulder sleeve gives an alluring look above the carefully-ruched bodice and floor-length skirt.
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