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5 Bridal Dress Trends To Know In 2023

Written by BWG SEO


Posted on March 31 2023

What an era for love! This year, we see brides really stepping into their own through the choices they make for their wedding gowns. Personality and flair in subtle design shifts or accessories is the name of the game for bridal dresses in Auckland in the coming months. Not only do we see brides embrace sexy silhouettes and bold styles, but we are seeing intriguing statement pieces that embrace sheer detailing, florals, oversized bows, and a few other optional twists for drama and expression. 

Naturally, our team here at Bay Bridal is loving this new wave of change. Let's explore these bridal dress trends for 2023 below.

Sensual Necklines

Modern bridal gowns are leaning toward intimate and visually striking design features that still embody the feeling of regal celebration. Imagine Disney princess meets Miley Cyrus’s hot new single “Flowers”. This has translated into structural necklines, and the off-the-shoulder dress is definitely the hottest trend for the year!

Sheer And Ethereal

Sheer detailing and layering have brought a sense of playful seduction and goddess-like expression that puts a new spin on the traditional use of lace. From frothy piles of tulle to sheaths of sheer material offering a balance of alluring and sweet, many brides are opting for this elegant trend.

It’s All About The Bow

This year, we see bows in a whole new light. From statement making oversized bows to subtle bling or blink-and-you-miss-it detailing, bows are being used in a whole new way in 2023! Modern bows are a far cry from the eighties imagery that might come to mind and instead are the fashion forward expression of style.

Barely There Colour

Normally when we talk about colour in a bridal gown you have one of two choices: traditional palettes or bold colour choices to shirk off the norm. This year we see subtle colour integration in a completely novel expression for bridal gowns.

Flower Hour

Florals have been reimagined for gowns in 2023 through 3D floral detailing, floral structural design, and even embedded florals in the material. A definite movement towards reclaiming flowers in feminine design, these gowns are vibrant, fresh, and dramatic.

Looking for your very own expression of self through your choice of the magnificent bridal dresses in Auckland? Our team at Bay Bridal is standing by to assist you - remember, we  overnight courier to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, and Wellington.

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