Cakies, are you ready to find you new fave wedding gown today? Cult-favorite bridal shop Lovely Bride is here sharing their most-loved wedding gowns of the year so far, and the cuts and styles that make them so coveted. The Lovely Bride team scours bridal markets around the globe for the freshest fashion trends to stock their 19 US (and one in London!) bridal shops, and even offers exclusive wedding dress brands you won’t find elsewhere. Keep scrolling for the best wedding dress trends of 2023, straight from Lovely Bride’s buying team:
Wedding dresses with bustier bodices push the bust upward and shape the waist. Form-fitting and sexy, modern bustier bridal gowns have exposed boning trim and flattering cups, as seen with Made With Love ‘Posie’, Adriana Madrid ‘Celest’, and Louvienne ‘Jada’. This look is perfect for a downtown wedding or hotel celebration.
Adriana Madrid ‘Celest’
Made With Love ‘Posie’
Edgy, Leafy Lace
When you think of lace, you probably envision the flowery, doily-like type. Modern lace wedding dresses offer an edgier take, swapping pretty buds and petals for bold leaves and winding vines. Rue De Seine ‘Jericho’ and Adriana Madrid ‘Adhara’ are bohemian and romantic, while the lace on SAINT Bridal ‘Cole’ is perfect for a fashion-forward bride.
Rue De Seine ‘Jericho’
Adriana Madrid ‘Adhara’
SAINT Bridal ‘Cole’
Sleek & Shiny Satin
You can never go wrong with a sleek, sexy bridal look. These minimal satin gowns have a slinky, liquid quality to the fabrics, which can be structured, as seen on Adriana Madrid ‘Celest’ or draped for a softer look, as with Katherine Tash ‘Cecilia’. The bias cut on Alexandra Grecco ‘Harriet’ glides over the figure beautifully.
Adriana Madrid ‘Celest’
Alexandra Grecco ‘Harriet’
Katherine Tash ‘Cecilia’
Structured but Sexy A-Line
The A-line wedding dress silhouette and has been a popular choice since the dawn of weddings. Modern A-line gowns offer a fresh take on the silhouette by utilizing both structure and movement in their design, creating a powerful but playful look. Louvienne ‘Malea’ and Suzanne Neville ‘Penny’ both have structured bodices and skirts with some heft, but their sexy slits offer a flirtatious show of leg.
Suzanne Neville ‘Penny’
Ethereal, Flowy Skirts
On the other hand, if you’re into the A-line look but are looking for a more ethereal, dreamy look, NEWHITE ‘Aceno’ and Louvienne ‘Adler’ should do the trick. Their full, flowy skirts are airy and romantic.
Textural Tulle Details
We tend to think tulle is never a bad idea for any wedding dress! The addition of textural tulle takes a wedding dress design to the next level. Tulle also works well with other textures, such as lace and pearl beading. The gathered tulle long sleeves on Sarah Seven ‘Bronte’ and long tulle bows on Made With Love ‘Cameron’ are swoon-worthy. The textured tulle cowl back on SAINT ‘Owen’ is chic and commanding.
Made With Love ‘Cameron’
Sarah Seven ‘Bronte’
Established in 2010, Lovely redefined the wedding dress shopping experience by being the first to stock undiscovered international designers who offer the freshest bridal fashion. These brands are the most sought after designers today, like Sarah Seven, Made With Love, Alexandra Grecco and Rue De Seine. Original designs by ingenious designers is still their M.O. today, because you deserve the real deal. In 2015, they raised the bar by introducing exclusive wedding dress brands. Lovers Society, Louvienne and Saint can only be found at Lovely Bride shops. Trust Lovely to find you a gown that’s not so ‘everywhere.’
Today, brides shop with Lovely for their designer brands and because they celebrate body positivity, inclusivity and self-love. They warmly welcome their brides with bff energy in their 20 shops around the US and UK. They take pride in having approachable stylists who are obsessed with their jobs (and their brides). They make sure their shops are stylish and never stuffy. Their cult-favorite Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest accounts highlight past Lovelies and inspire future Lovelies. Join the club, @lovelybride.
See more and make your bridal appointment at LovelyBride.com.
Photography: Georgia Grace Photography