2023 wedding dress trends are here – The 2023 collections are now in their new homes in boutiques across the world and it’s time to assess!

1. Puffy Sleeves are Here to Stay

 We saw the return of the puffy sleeve earlier this year but 2023 sees voluminous sleeves making a grand return with texture, volume, and movement. What makes this even better is the move to detachable accessories including sleeves, meaning you can make a statement in your ceremony and have a new look for the reception and more importantly, party time! So, why not have a play with tradition and new modern trends?!

Tessie and Tulsa by Luna Novias 

 2. Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Pearls have been a wedding essential for years, but they are making a dramatic stand this year with Pinterest reporting that searches for the term have doubled on their website! We love pearls and the more pearls the better – they are a timeless wedding staple but trendy.  

Also, if you love the pearl look, pearls are great in accessories, veils (we have a GREAT one!),  shoes, and bags – the list goes on!

Maeve by Wtoo by Watters


The beadwork on the Maeve’s bodice is beautifully intricate and effortlessly elegant, the hand-beaded pearl bodice with added boning gives the perfect juxtaposition between soft and structured, making it a stunning choice for your fairy tale wedding.

3. Bring Back the Bows

Bows have always been a firm favourite for a wedding dress so it’s great to know these have been spotted on the bridal runways this year! From bows on your dresses to bows in your hair, making a feature of a bow is in.

Acey by Wtoo by Watters


The black bow on the beautifully layered Acey adds drama whilst giving it a modern edge. Mix things up and add colour for the wow factor!

 4.  Keep it Simple

When brides hear simple, it tends to be followed by ‘boring’ but the minimalist trend for dresses is proving that simple is anything but that. Our love for clean and structured designs has only just begun and we see this continuing far into 2023!

Livvy and Adena by Richard Designs, Traza by Luna Novias, Lottie by Sophia Tolli


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