From simple understated elegance to modern ballgowns, 2023 in bridal is all about intention and feeling. As the shift back toward large-scale weddings continues into this year, we are seeing more and more of a resurgence of the old classics in bridal to pair with the elaborate celebrations. If you're recently engaged and looking for inspiration, we have you covered! With 10 years of bridal experience under our belt, the years of trends come and go and 2023 is no exception. To view our entire collection, including the gowns mentioned below, click here!
Sky High Slits
We continue the love affair of showing a bit (or a lot) of leg in 2023. Something we saw massively in 2022 continues, and we are certainly not mad about it! Designers like Hera Couture, Martina Liana, and Pronovias are experts in that department and we know it's something our brides are reaching for in their bridal appointments. The Sky High Slit isn't new though, the trend hails from Old Hollywood styles, but in 2023 the slits are anything but subtle. If you're looking for the perfect sky-high slit for your gown, look no further than gowns like Dylan by Essense of Australia or Le Belle V2 by Hera Couture.
In 2022, we witnessed our brides going all out for their gowns. Whether they were doing a wow moment for the ceremony, or they were opting for up to 3 looks on their big day, 2022 brides did it all. While our 2023 brides are reaching for second dress options, their first dress has become understated and they're now opting for simple, elegant, and clean gowns - allowing their energy to do the talking. The silhouettes are a lot more relaxed providing less structure with classic laces and heavy satins becoming the choice of fabric. We are seeing our brides turn toward fewer sweetheart necklines and favour cowl, scoop and square necklines, really leaning into the minimalism of the gown. Sound like the kind of gown you're looking for? We recommend Betsy by Pronovias, Kindred by Stella York or River by Martina Liana
Pops of Colour
Out with the white and in with the colour! More than ever we are finding our brides requesting anything with colour in their appointments. From red to black and gowns with 3D coloured flowers, our brides are gravitating toward anything that will make them stand out, make a statement and have an unforgettable impact on their special day. We know white & ivory will always be our bride's main choice but for those brides wanting to go bold without wearing a black dress, we are also seeing peaches, creams, soft pink and gold sneaking their way in - all of which are incredibly romantic and bring a different element to the day. To add a pop of colour for your special day, you can't go past Ani by Nicole Milano or Aqua by Nicole Milano.
Disney Princess moments are back! Well, sort of - although, in our mind, they never really left. More than ever, our brides are on the hunt for the perfect modern princess moment. They're looking for a gown that allows them to have their classic aisle moment while also allowing spots of their personality to shine through in modern, minimalist touches. A full skirt, structured bodice and even ruffled tiers are on the minds of our brides and we couldn't be more excited to see the resurgence of our modern princess brides. We have so many modern ballgowns in our collection but a personal favourite is Florence by Hera Couture.
Multi-dimensional wedding gowns are becoming more and more popular as the years go on. While bridal florals could be seen as old-fashioned and a thing of the past, the resurgence of florals in dimensional layers provides textural lace and intricate appliques to bridal gowns creating stand-out styles. Whether they're off-the-shoulder accents, embroidered flowers or layers of tulle cascading into 3D florals - this element of bridal is incredibly on-trend and something we are going to see a lot more of in 2023. Known for their 3D Florals is Zelda by Martina Liana or Meena by Essence of Australia.