After taking a two-year pandemic hiatus from in-person, Bridal Fashion Week was back in New York City, and it felt amazing to be in the same room as these gorgeous outfits once again.
Designers did not hold back, welcoming the return with looks that had us swooning. And while it's almost impossible to pick a favorite, five strong trends surfaced from these collections that make us really excited for 2023 aisle style.
For 2023, we're going from blush to blue on the It color of the year, and it feels oh-so-refreshing. We love this spin on the “something blue.” Spotted at: Ines Di Santo, Nadia Manjarrez, Sareh Nouri | Photo credit: Kim-Trang Photography
Little Bow Details
The last few seasons have delightfully given us big bow embellishments (and we're still so here for it!), but this season, we saw the styles shrink down to sweet tiny bow details. Spotted at: Justin Alexander SIgnature, Honor NYC, Galia Lahav | Photo credit: courtesy of Justin Alexander; courtesy of Honor NYC; courtesy of Galia Lahav
To channel my inner Miranda Priestley, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” But truly, in our wedding world, they are, especially in the form that designers brought to their spring 2023 collections through hand-painted details, embroidery, 3-D appliques, and more. Spotted at: Amsale, Ines Di Santo, Francesca Miranda, Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier | Photo credit: Kim-Trang Photography; courtesy of Francesca Miranda; courtesy of Elie Saab; courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Retro is back, and puffed sleeves are showing up in a variety of ways: see-through tulle, detachable, off-the-shoulder, embellished. Regardless of how you flaunt it, you're sure to make a statement. Spotted at: Savannah Miller, Reem Acra, Francesca Miranda, Lihi Hod, Hermione de Paula, The Atelier by Professor Jimmy Choo | Photo credit: courtesy of Savannah Miller; courtesy of Reem Acra; courtesy of Francesca Miranda; courtesy of Lihi Hod; Kim-Trang Photography
Another throwback? Bubble skirts! This early-aughts trend is resurfacing in both short and long lengths. Spotted at: LoveShackFancy, Dana Harel, Peter Langner, Rivini by Rita Vinieris, Honor NYC | Photo credit: courtesy of LoveShackFancy; courtesy of Dana Harel; courtesy of Peter Langner; courtesy of Rivini by Rita Vinieris; courtesy of Honor NYC
Written by: Brittny Drye | Cover photo credit: Kim-Trang Photography