The Top Bridal Trends

The Top Bridal Trends for Fall

The Top Bridal Trends Well, thank you to the Great Wedding Boom of 2022, because the super-sized nuptials — and overwhelming excitement to celebrate with much-missed family and friends — have opened up a wealth of opportunity for fashion in the Fall 2023 bridal collections, which were unveiled in New York last week.

At next autumn’s nuptials, couples can be more self-expressive and true-to-themselves than ever, as bridal designers push themselves out of time-honored boundaries to introduce new and surprising elements, from innovative materials and textures to futuristic updates on centuries-old silhouettes. The Top Bridal Trends.

Of course, blooming florals, layers upon layers of pastry-like ruffles, luxurious lace and complex corsetry are wedding canon at this point — but there’s something for all tastes, moods and occasions among the just-released bridal lines. Ahead, click through galleries showcasing the top 11 wedding fashion trends of the season.

Costume Drama Drop-Waists

Designers updated last season’s drop-waist trend by jumping into the past — with a cutting-edge vision

Honor NYC’s Giovanna Randall designed a delicate lace bustier with a subtle peplum-like flare at the hip, which creates a subtle, 17th-century pannier-like silhouette under the dreamy layers of silk organza, pleated point d’esprit, tulle and original floral prints. In the case of Meruert Tolegen’s bridal edit, the buzzy young designer sculpted an ivory ankle-length dress out of a soft, structured mesh-like fabric, then applied hand-beading, embroidery and the prettiest ribbons to accent the curved-seam at the hip.

At Houghton, Katharine Polk’s streamlined, off-the-shoulder, basque-waist gown illustrates a modern fairy tale; while a waistcoat-topped, ruffle-skirted gown took inspiration from Katharine Hepburn’s iconic pantsuits and one of her on-screen gowns. (Houghton is Hepburn’s middle name.) Meanwhile, Kim Kassas Couture built its Fall 2023 collection around the story of a corset-topped drop waist, inspired by Parisian fashion circa-1960.

Full Head-to-Toe — or Veil-to-Glove — Looks

Maybe it’s the proliferation of the wedding fashion stylist, but bridal looks are going full editorial, with a profusion of veils, headpieces and gloves.

Mexico-based Nadia Manjarez translated stunning nature views into a Japanese tulle-draped corset gown with a coordinating floral-embroidered veil. British label Hermione de Paula paired an opulently-beaded strapless pink gown with a matching puffy headband, while Rixo visited the ’60s with braided and floral ones accessorizing its just-launched Spring 2023 collection. A collaboration between Monvieve and Jean Paul Gaultier marries (sorry) the Italian headwear brand’s bespoke fascinators and veils with gowns and suits from the French house.

Opera gloves reign supreme, with Galia Lahav’s Old Hollywood-inspired illusion styles, Sandy Liang’s playful pink ones, and the edgy black satin versions at Scorcesa and Sophie et Voilà. Francesca Miranda accessorized an elaborate tulle, brocade and French-lace gown with over-the-elbow gloves, while Los Angeles-based Odylyne the Ceremony showed whimsical short-cuff styles in lace embroidery.

New York-based Enaura created complete looks — from the hand-embroidered beaded dresses to the veils and the gloves — with intricate lace patterns or swirls of pearls almost floating on illusion fabric. The Top Bridal Trends.

Legs for Days

It’s all about the leg for fall weddings, from ballgowns to streamlined slips.

Eloquii’s debut bridal collection gives a peek of leg in a range of styles, like a long-sleeve sequin gown and a Grecian-style draped dress (also revealing a crystal-embellished garter belt). On the breathtaking ballgown end of the spectrum, Andrew Kwon stuns with an asymmetrical corset-topped dress, featuring billowing layers of tulle and a leg reveal. The BHLDN x Cushnie capsule pulls double-duty with a side-slit and a front-slash on a one-shoulder column.