It’s that time of the year again, when the industry’s most inspired designers put their bridal visions on full display. Some offer forward-thinking silhouettes that set the tone for the future of fashion, while other designers revisit classic styles and traditional textures that have long held their place in the bridal community. The sheer number of bridal gowns that walked down the runway this season is more than overwhelming, lucking we’ve done all the legwork for you. After scouring dozens of look books and sitting in on live fashion streams, we’ve narrowed it down to our top favorite spring 2023 wedding gowns.
Creative Director and Designer Madeline Gardner’s describes her bridal brand in three words “iconic, romantic, timeless.” Known for her romantic flowing ball gowns, contoured mermaid silhouettes and classic A-line styles, the gowns in her 2023 Morilee collection are made with the classic bride in mind. Whimsical layered tulle and 3D lace appliqués deliver a fairytale-like quality to some dresses, and several gowns featured trendy off-shoulder sleeves. The designer also added new dresses to the existing The Other White Dress Collection, a line embodying effortless sophistication and sleek style.
Inspired by the luxe and charm of a southern wedding, Sareh Nouri’s 2023 is a southern belle’s dream. Floral lace patterns, layered tulle skirts and hand-embroidered bodices define this collection, and reflect a love for classic silhouettes with modern styling. Best said by the brand themselves, “we truly feel that any bride that wears a Sareh Nouri gown will forever radiate a sense of poise and confidence that will transcend time!”
Since launching her bridal brand in 2012, Dana Harel has become known for her unique use of avant-garde materials like leather, crystal beading and embroidery, and her 2023 collection displays exactly that. Named “Acqua,” the collection was inspired by 18th century gowns that Harel has reinterpreted to give a Mediterranean twist. Flowing tulle and delicate beadwork display oceanic motifs that are further dramatized by the stunning Israeli sea backdrop.
Mira Zwillinger’s 2023 line, “Wonders,” is made of 13 delicate gowns exhibiting a harmonious blend of abstract shapes and sleek silhouettes. Each distinct feature works to culminate in one impactful fashion statement, representing the line’s underlying theme of unity. “The ultra-fine elements move freely and effortlessly symbolically expressing how unity can uplift through strength,” the brand states.
In her 2023 collection, Wonderland, Ines Di Santo reflects on her childhood spent traveling and studying abroad. “With this collection I tried to recreate the mischievous sense of wonder I experienced,” says Di Santo. “I approached the gowns with the same sense of playfulness I feel when revisiting those memories.” Di Santo realizes her vision with dramatic skirt trains and pops of pastels that deliver a touch of whimsy to the collection. Although bold and spirited, the designer ties the collection together with recurring hand-embroidered beading.
Visions of smoke-filled jazz clubs where singers serenade crowds under a hazy spotlight became the inspiration for AMSALE’s spring 2023 collection. To emulate those silvery figures, the designer delicately places nocturnal blooms of moonflower and Queen of the Night across bodices and sleeves. Combined with sculptural silhouettes and milky white hues, each gown represents a rare flower blooming in the night.
See our favorite gowns from the 2021 New York Luxury Bridal Fashion week here!