The Spring 2023 bridal collections were rich with exuberant colour, elaborate embellishments, and my way through between. The most buzzed-about trend to understand is “Regencycore,” an evolution from the Bridgerton bride by way of The Gilded Age with ravishingly romantic results. The season also saw 3-D petal embroideries sprouting up at Marchesa Viktor&Rolf, and much more. While newcomer Rosie Assoulin delivered yellow wedding dresses inside a bridal debut that felt just like a breath of the outdoors.
1. Celebration of Color
Between the blushing brides at Monique Lhuillier's shades of “something blue” at Ines di Santo and Amsale, and botanical prints at Hermione de Paula, it had been a celebration of colour.
2. Regency Romance
Binge-worthy shows, like Bridgerton and The Gilded Age, are behind the largest new bridal trend. “Regencycore” requires empire waists, statement sleeves, corset details, and gloves.
3. The Bride Wore Bows
From Naeem Khan, where ribbon shoulder ties skimmed the ground, to Prabal Gurung, who cinched a signature corset top with micro bows, this look designed a statement at each size.
4. Here Comes The Capes
Dramatic capes, embroidered caplets, and tiered robes are good reasons to leave the veil behind. Channel Old World elegance or go covered-up and contemporary in layers that you’ll love.
5. Spring in Full Flower
3-D petal facts are sprouting up everywhere, from Marchesa to Elie Saab. The motif took on new life at Rosie Assoulin, whose bridal debut saw a skirt covered in yellow-and-white daisies.
6. Short and Sweet
Though hemlines have been receiving the rise, this year there was a mini for each bride. Even with flats, Viktor&Rolf’s embellished off-the-shoulder A-line dress stood out as one of the rest.
7. Suitably Attired Style
Suit up in Amsale or Naeem Khan, who both sent tailored looks with a line wedding dresses with tulle trains on the aisle. Then cut loose in Rosie Assoulin’s outsize cargos—the cool bride’s response to after-party style.