Fall 2023 wedding dress trends New York Bridal Fashion Week bridal wear is all about drama and glamor.
In the recent Spring 2023 bridal fashion, we saw bridal wear coming back to the times before the pandemic. But for Fall 2023, bridal designers are going even bigger, bringing back all the drama and glamor that we missed so dearly for the past few seasons. For brides who are looking for a dance-worthy wedding reception look, designers designed mini dresses that are full of elaborate details like feathers, fringes, sequins and bows. For the ceremony, it’s all about being in center stage with dramatic layers of tulle and trendy feathered sleeves on their Fall wedding dresses 2023.
One thing’s for sure? Bridal fashion is back and we’re all for it.
Scroll down to see the Fall 2023 wedding dresses fashion that we are obsessed with and the Bella Belle bridal shoes that we recommend for each Fall wedding dress trends 2023.
From left: Galia Lahav, Lapointe, Yolancris.
In 2022, it was all about pearls – no doubt heavily influenced by pop culture’s obsession with the ‘Coastal Grandma’ look (thanks Tik Tok). For Fall popular wedding dresses for 2023, we’re seeing a lot of fun and fresh take of the next IT design, feathers. It is fun and flirty, celebrating weddings like we’ve never seen before. Designers like Lapointe used feathers for a head-to-toe feather look that is sure to make a statement while Galia Lahav and Yolancris added feathers to the sleeves and skirts to their Fall wedding dress 2023 designs.
Photography: Laura Gordon. Shoes: Harlow
If you’re on board the train to this Fall 2023 wedding dress trend, then you’ll love the Harlow wedding heel. The feathers at the front are constructed into a feathered flower. Perfect for brides who know how to have fun.
From left: Elie Saab, Viktor & Rolf, Eisen Stein
Nothing says elegance more than bow designs. In fact, bows are one of the most popular wedding dresses for 2023. While bows are nothing new or groundbreaking in weddings, Fall bridal fashion week 2023 dresses are all about bow sleeves. These bow sleeves come in a variety of designs, from dramatic tulle bows sleeves as seen in Elie Saab and Eisen Stein Fall wedding dresses 2023 designs to more subtle bows in Viktor and Rolf’s Fall wedding dress 2023 design. The possibilities for bows are endless.
Photography: Laura Gordon. Shoes: Francesca
Similarly, bows on wedding shoes aren’t new. In fact, we have a whole collection of bow wedding shoes that brides love. But if you’re looking for something different that brings all the drama that Fall 2023 has to offer, then look no further than our Francesca wedding heel with a dramatic lace bow.
From left: Andrew Kwon, Monique Lhuillier, Julie Vino.
Another Fall bridal trends 2023 that we have been loving is matching gloves. We’ve been seeing a throwback to the classic gloves for weddings in recent years but nothing like this Fall 2023 season. Instead of traditional satin gloves, Fall 2023 bridalwear is all about beautifully detailed gloves that match the details of your wedding gown. We love Monique Lhuillier’s floral embroidered gloves that feel like an extension of her floral lace ball gown. Similarly, designers like Andrew Known and Julie Vino designed their own versions of bridal gloves that match their wedding dress designs. We love the 2023 redefined bridal gloves that bring so much personality to your wedding look, and we know this will be the hottest 2023 bridal trend.
Photography: Laura Gordon. Shoes: Libby
For your wedding shoes, you want to match them to the details of your wedding dress as best as you can. If you’re wearing a floral wedding dress, consider our Libby floral wedding heel. Inspired by Lily of the Valley, the delicate flowers sway with every step that you take.
From left: Yolancris, Nadia Manjarrez
For brides who don’t want to get a second dress for your wedding reception, hop onto this Fall wedding gowns 2023 trends ASAP. The 2-in-1 look is again, nothing surprising but this season, designers reimagined the bridal separates look in more unique and fun ways. Yolancris’s wedding look has a removable tulle bolero to reveal a classic high neckline lace wedding dress. On the other hand, Nadia Manjarrez imagined two separate pieces that can be re-worn again easily after the wedding day. We love how these designers take bridal separates into a whole new level.
Photography: Winsome and Wright. Shoes: Olivia
Looking for wedding shoes that have multiple looks? Our Olivia bridal shoes can be worn 4 ways - with a simple strap, bow strap, crystal strap or with a bow and crystal ankle strap. Wear it with a bow strap for the ceremony and swap it for the crystal strap for the reception! Best part? Olivia has our signature 12-hour comfortable padding that will keep you pain-free as you dance all-night.
From left: Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab.
Dramatic tulle is in! For years, we saw various versions of tulle for bridal wear, from tulle sleeves and skirts. But this Fall 2023 season, tulle is all about drama — and lots of it. You’ll see layers of tulle that add so much texture and drama, like this Elie Saab wedding dress that we will happily crown as one of our favorite Fall 2023 bridal gowns. Not forgetting, Zuhair Murad’s tulle jacket to keep you warm for the Fall weather while still being extremely fashionable.
Photography: Laura Gordon. Shoes: Bridget
The perfect tulle wedding shoe to go with your tulle wedding dress is Bridget. The pleated tulle brings a lot of drama to what would otherwise be a simple stiletto wedding heel. We think New York fashion queen Carrie Bradshaw will approve.
From left: Half Penny London, Rami Al Ali
Speaking of pleats, 2023 wedding dresses trends are seeing an increase of dramatic pleats to sleeves and neckline designs. Rami Al Ali elevated his halter neckline dress with pleated satin while Half Penny London brought chiffon pleats to her sleeves, bringing all the drama.
Photography: Laura Gordon. Shoes: Helen
If you love pleats, meet Helen that features pleated tulle, edged with organza flowers and crystal vines. You’ll love the stability of the criss cross straps that will keep your feet in place as you walk down the aisle in your Fall 2023 bridal gowns.
From left: Christie Nicole, Lee Grebenau
This is for all of you bride-to-be’s who had a cowboy themed bachelorette party. Continue the cowboy trend with fringe 2023 wedding dresses that bring all the fun! Fringe dresses from Christie Nicole and Lee Grebenau are the perfect 2023 wedding gowns for the reception for you to sway, twirl and dance in — just imagine all the amazing photos! Whether it is a party crystal fringe mini dress or a short sequin dress with fringe sleeves, there is the perfect fringe look for you.
Photography: Laura Gordon. Shoes: Wisteria
Complement the fringe look with our Wisteria wedding heel. Remove the chiffon flowers for a clean stiletto look or wear it with. Don’t be fooled by the stiletto design as the sole is made with cloud-like soft padding which provides unmatchable comfort for your wedding day.
From left: Julie Vino, Lela Rose.
Instead of puffy sleeves, Fall 2023 bridal wear is bringing puffy into their skirts. Brands like Julie Vino and Lela Rose redefined bridal skirts using materials like satin and crepe to create puffy balloon-like skirts, creating a lot of drama — now this is a wedding drama that we can happily get on board with.
Photography: Laura Gordon. Shoes: Giada
Since there’s a lot going on at the top with your Fall 2023 bridal dresses, opt for a simpler wedding heel like Giada (as seen on Julie Vino’s bridal gown). It’s simple at the front with the straps and sexy at the back with the stacked pearl heels, the perfect complement to this dramatic Fall 2023 bridal trend.