And just like that, we’re only a couple of months away from welcoming 2024. There’s something exciting about the new year–especially if you were recently engaged or you’re tying the knot this year! With the new year comes new wedding trends. From color palettes to decorations to bridesmaid’s dresses to wedding gowns, it’s time to start planning what is going to be big this year! With puffy sleeves, shorter hemlines, and sequins making their way into the wedding industry, we’ve rounded up the styles that are going to be a hit in 2024. So what’re you waiting for? It’s time to get wedding dress shopping!
Wedding Gown Trends For 2024
As more brides are opting for sleeker gowns, they’re still choosing to make a statement with oversized bows. You’ll see them on the back of the dresses. However, we also sense that we’ll see them act as smaller details on necklines and bodices.
Speaking of simple, one of the biggest silhouettes that we saw at 2023 Bridal Fashion Week was slip dresses. These effortlessly chic dresses are the perfect choice for the laidback bride who doesn’t want anything over the top for their big day. They make a subtle nod to the 1920s, and they’re extremely easy to dress up with accessories.
The past few years have been the years of elopements and courthouse “I do’s,” which call for shorter hemlines. They’re casual, romantic, and not to mention more comfortable than traditional gowns. If you’re opting for a shorter dress but still want to stand out on your special day, consider pairing the dress with bolder accessories like an embroidered veil or statement earrings.
If you want to express your colorful personality, opt for a non-white dress that is as bright as you are. Whether it’s a subtle swap like champagne or blush, or you want to go bold with black or red, there are so many possibilities out there.
Much like floral wedding dresses, floral appliques are going to be another big trend in 2024. Think white gowns with colorful florals embroidered on the dress. However, if you’d rather stick to an all-white dress, fret not. There are plenty of options with bold embroidery.
We’ve seen a lot of mesh in the fashion industry as a whole, so it’s no surprise that it’s making its way to the wedding world. Unlike illusion fabric that is meant to blend in with your skin, this mesh is typically white/ivory to match the dress. This gives it a very modern look that can be great for keeping you warm.
Separates are by far the most versatile, playful look out there thanks to their ability to be mixed and matched. Whether you’re mixing a bustier top with a full tulle skirt or a crop top with a fitted, figure-hugging skirt, the options are endless. Not to mention the killer pantsuit options.
Over the Top Reception Outfit Changes
Wedding attire is all about being the star of the show these days, and what better way to do so than with an over-the-top reception outfit? Whether you opt for a dress decked out in sparkles to a sexy jumpsuit that lets you dance, no matter which one you choose, you’ll feel completely and utterly glamorous on your wedding day. Not to mention ready to party.
Now that you know what we expect for the wedding gown trends for 2024, it’s time to book your first wedding dress appointment. Check out our guide with everything you need to know to prepare for your wedding dress shopping experience!