Wedding Dress Trends For 2023

January 1, 2023 | riley

And just like that, 2023 is here. 2022 may have come and gone in a flash, but we can’t help but feel ready for the new year. If you recently got engaged or you’re tying the knot this year, we imagine you’re just as excited about it as us. With a new year comes new trends, especially fashion. The wedding industry is no exception. If you’re heading out to shop for a wedding dress this year, you may want to consider what’s going to be hot in the bridal industry this year. From floral appliques to oversized bows, these styles will be huge in 2023!

Wedding Dress Trends For 2023

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Floral Appliques

We’ve seen a significant increase in garden weddings in the past couple of years, so it’s no surprise that floral appliques are going to be one of the most popular details in 2023. And the best part is that the detail can be found in a variety of styles–from ball gowns to fit-and-flares to sheaths.

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For the ultimate feminine look, consider choosing a dress with a bow detail. Some dresses may have them on the shoulders, while others will have them placed delicately on the lower back. There are plenty of options in a wide range of bow sizes, so you can pick and choose depending on how subtle or over-the-top you want to look.

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Puffy Off-The-Shoulder Sleeves

In 2022, we saw puffy sleeves take the wedding world by storm. Although they’re not going anywhere this next year, we are going to see them done in a slightly different way. Off-the-shoulder silhouettes are going to be huge, and even more so when the sleeves are big.

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As more couples are ditching traditions, we’re seeing an influx in colorful wedding attire. What better way to show off your personality than to inject some color into your wedding dress? You can make it subtle with colorful appliques or go bold with a colored gown that is sure to have you standing out.

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Floral appliques and bows aren’t the only details coming in hot this upcoming year. Feathers are going to be seen more and more. The embellishments are an easy way to look luxurious while also offering a vintage Great Gatsby touch.

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Scoop Neckline

Sweetheart necklines have been a bridal staple for years, but we’re slowly seeing brides shift to scoop necklines. Though it’s a very small change, it’s extremely flattering and does an amazing job highlighting your décolleté. It also offers plenty of support if you have a larger bust and you’re concerned about your dress sliding down throughout the day.


There’s no rule that says you can’t be a little sexy on your big day, and slits are one of the easiest ways to achieve that sultry look. Whether you want the slit to hit your upper thigh or something a little more tame, there’s nothing wrong with showing a little leg for your wedding.

Now that you’ve seen some of the hottest wedding dress trends for 2023, it’s time to get wedding dress shopping. Before you go, check out our guide on what to do before your first bridal appointment. And to get ahead of other wedding trends for the year, check out eight 2023 wedding trends that you’re going to want to include in your big day!

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