Every year, the bridal fashion world seems to expand as designers consistently evolve and add to their wedding gown collections. The best wedding dresses for brides getting married in 2023 includes the most eclectic mix of traditional gowns, minimalist styles, floral details, edgy silhouettes, lavish embellishments, and modern refinement. There’s truly something for every bride, from classic white wedding dresses to an all-black bridal showstopper.
For Fall 2023, Zuhair Murad embraces a fairytale world, where magic and mythology combine in a fantastical collection of wedding dresses. Delicate embellishments, petal inspired shapes, and embroidered silk tulle take center stage with gowns that can be transformed with detachable trains, offering brides multiple looks to showcase throughout the wedding day.
Lore and mythology is a common theme for next year, as the Elie Saab Bridal Fall 2023 collection was inspired by “the Grecian pursuit of harmonious beauty.” Statuesque silhouettes are sculpted with noble materials and refined detailing that elevate classical virtues into contemporary moments. Lush foliage and embroidered laurel leaves – an ode to Olympian crowns – gloriously wrap around strapless bodices and cascade down ethereal tulle into demure A-line gowns.
The best wedding dresses are often those that blend artistry with an element of timelessness, which is why Ines Di Santo’s latest collection – “Illuminated Soiree” – is so captivating. Ines’ collection was inspired by Murano Chandeliers, as she has long admired their unparalleled craftsmanship, sophisticated yet whimsical use of color, and ability to spark imagination. “All worlds are within reach with an open heart and a vivid imagination,” she says.
Sensuous and playful, free-spirited boho brides are likely to fall in love with the Galia Lahav GALA collection, aptly named “Darling.” Inspired by young professionals living joyously in the city, the Darling collection gives its brides a glamorous twist in the form of soft A-line silhouettes, featherlight ballgowns, luxe silks, sultry cuts, delicate laces, unique cutouts, and 3D embellishments. A Darling wedding dress would be fitting for any city wedding, from New York City to Barcelona.
For the quintessential New York bride (or anyone who resonates with the chic sophistication of classic bridal styles), Sareh Nouri offers some of the best wedding dresses from which to choose. A flirty little white dress would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner or afterparty, and the SAVOCA gown – with its delicate lace and high collar – is as regal as it gets.
Off-shoulder bridal gowns are always a favorite amongst romantics, and Eisen Stein excels in designing the best wedding dresses for Shakespearean-level celebrations. The “Rose Blanche” collection includes exquisite numbers like the floral-filled AUDREY gown, along with ELOISE – a floral organza wedding dress with a corset top, full skirt, and bow ties as off-shoulder sleeves.
If walking down the aisle like royalty is the prerogative, then brides don’t need to look any further than the Paradise collection by The Atelier Couture. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri provided the inspiration behind these wedding dresses, which are crafted from different textured fabrics. Celestial astrological patterns are also added with a strong art deco style to create a mysterious, noble, sensual, and ethereal aura within the collection.
There’s nothing demure or “princess-like” about the PRIVEE No. 9 collection by BERTA. This bold lineup consists of nine different gowns with nine different personalities – each of them fierce, powerful, and inspiring. Sheer fabrics, plunging necklines, and gorgeous corsetry make this bridal capsule collection some of the best wedding dresses for 2023.
Few collections accentuate the waistline as beautifully as Neta Dover’s line of couture bridal gowns. Next year’s brides may choose from stunning looks like the PIER lace ballgown with a sweetheart neckline; the minimal, yet glamorous PAULINE gown made of double layered satin with a dramatic slit; and the PEPA mermaid wedding dress with beaded lace detailing and removable, glove-like lace sleeves embellished with pearl details.
Designer Arava Polak had a very clear vision when creating the “Fields of Halo” bridal collection. Given that there is a powerful allure within every woman, this collection was designed to empower the divine spirit that bestows a special glow onto brides on their wedding day – a halo. Delicate layers of fine silk and handcrafted French lace form romantic silhouettes of soft and natural fabrics, with details ranging from minimalist styles to shimmering sequins and Swarovski crystals.
The Fall 2023 bridal collection by Monique Lhuillier takes brides to the French countryside, where the designer’s love of gardens is expressed through print, color, and silhouette. Lavender blooms dance over gowns; a bouquet of garden roses and field flowers on chiffon add a whimsical touch; and voluminous skirts mimic the ruffled beauty of flower petals.
Reem Acra has never been one to limit her bridal designs to the traditions of the western world. With a global appeal, she is a master at mixing the unusual with classics, thus giving all brides the opportunity to discover their dream wedding dress. Her latest collection, called “Sweet Dreams,” is a beautiful expression of individuality, blending old world elements with modern details. Lihi Hod also offers a modern, yet classic wedding dress with the HAILEY gown – a minimalist sheath crepe gown with a corset top, off-the-shoulder long sleeves, and a slouched neckline.
As a top American bridal design house, Anne Barge is always a favorite amongst brides who love the intrinsic beauty of timeless designs and masterful craftsmanship. For the Anne Barge Fall 2023 bridal collection, wedding dresses are inspired by the serenity of the countryside, from the meadows of England to the rolling hills of Kentucky. These gowns were designed to capture the simplicity of shapes, lightness of textures, and exquisite embellishments that often go overlooked. Embroidered lace, Mikado Scuba embossed jacquard, and silk organza combine romantic and contemporary elements with modern classics.
Texture is the star of Alon Livne’s latest bridal collection, which features unique additions to traditional silhouettes. An abundance of ruffles, gorgeous lace detailing, and sensuously gathered fabrics serve to create some of the best wedding dresses for fashion-forward brides.
Naeem Khan has such a flair for creating bridal collections that reflect culture and regality. For brides in 2023, silk jacquard is the fabric du jour. Naeem also implements movement via tasseled skirts, volume with ruffled bodices, and embroidery that somehow looks both intricate and effortless.
Should brides find themselves getting married in a romantic and stylish city like Paris or Milan, the 2023 Romanzo collection by Julie Vino is filled with perfect wedding dress picks. Each of Julie’s gowns are handcrafted with unique fabrics that her team sources from around the world. Known for her opulent gowns that don’t shy away from hugging every curve, Julie’s latest collection also has a multitude of sleek and simple gowns with just enough flair to add some glamour to any bride’s big day.
Wedding dresses by Costarellos are practically begging to be worn for destination weddings in Greece. For Fall 2023, the designer combines elegance and refinement with neo-romantic character, tastefully incorporating iconic vintage references and the timeless beauty of the past with the present. The collection blurs the line between the brand’s ready-to-wear and bridal ranges, embodying the well thought out expansion of the collection to create versatile designs suitable for all brides.
Sleek and sexy, the 2023 “Ivory Mist” collection by Inbar Freiman reflects the soft and graceful qualities of the sea. The collection’s natural silk and chiffon fabrics are inspired by the ease of the ocean waves – just as waves calmly crash upon the shore, the gowns drape seamlessly along the bride’s silhouette. That same quality of lightness and ease is also apparent in the “Allure” collection by Dana Harel. The EKA gown is as modern as it is elegant, with a sleek cut and romantically sheer sleeves.