Keeping brides up-to-date on exclusive finds, styles, and designers, is our goal. We watch as the trends change throughout the years and keep track of the pieces that become timeless editions to the bridal wardrobe. We also know that this is an exciting time but can be rather exhausting, navigating through a sea of wedding dresses in local boutiques or online searches. Because of this, we curate lists of inspiration, from silhouette spotlights to designer highlights. We are here to make your shopping a bit easier, better informed, and much more relaxed.
Grab inspiration from online scrolling, snag inspo you find that ignites curiosity and joy, and then start the try-on process. Technology has made this step a bit easier without wasting too much time trying on gowns you don’t have a hint of love for. And before you even do that, find designers that spark a fairy-tale flame in your heart as well. Every designer has their own signature flair. Do some research – or allow us to do that part – and find someone who matches your own style and pinpoint dresses that are exactly what you’re looking for.
Take a look at 2023’s top 10 wedding dress designers and the unique silhouettes and details that are hitting the runway.
Berta is an avant-garde, luxurious brand that’s been leading trends since 2004. Filled with sensuality and modern design, this house is one of the most looked to brands of the present bridal world. Every silhouette and vision comes full-circle with high-end seams and timeless traction for weddings with a goal of classicism.
From the ROME Bridal Couture collection, Style 23-107 is a sparkling stunner with clean lines and a simple, yet versatile, silhouette. Imagine Grace Kelly dipped in the times of 2023, this is the gown that would be revealed.
Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace is an Australian bridal house that is filled with youthful spirits and stunning, feminine details. Their story comes with an idea of empowerment, comfort, and a price point that works for a variety of brides. Some of their inspiration comes from the idea of every woman, those thats are “warm as a Spanish sun and as cool as a California night.”
Nathalia is on Grace Loves Lace list of iconic, “best of the best” designs. This dress features a gorgeous, off-the-shoulder neckline and stunning Mirror stretch lace that hugs the body is the most delicate of ways.
Amsale has become a classic choice for brides all around – and has been for quite a while. In fact, for three decades Amsale has been creating beautiful renditions of the modern wedding dress. Layers and feminine details are the speciality here.
How beautiful and storybook-esque is the Tatum design? Dipped in lavender, the soft, printed taffeta ball gown is also available to be worn in ivory and showcases a gorgeous waist with its ruched bodice.
There is so much to explore under the umbrella of BHLDN. And we absolutely love the ease, affordability, and luxury of the BHLDN bridal gowns. Within the family of Anthropologie, there is so much versatility, femininity, poise, and movement within these designs. BHLDN carries a variety of gowns from other designers that fit the mould and feel of their brides but their own designs offer a lot of fairy-tale quality as well.
The Odalis gown is a classic, BHLDN design and we love its bohemian vibes. The cape, the texture, the flow, and the intricate graphic lace will stop you in your tracks.
Elie Saab has been a staple designer in the wedding world for quite some time. From luxury, couture styles to stunners that can be bought in spots such as Saks 5th Avenue and Neiman Marcus, Saab has taken bridal to new heights over the course of his decades-long career. Color, print, texture, bold layering, and known for that sheer, crimson Oscar-worthy gown that Hailee Berry wore in 2002, this is the house to go for those timeless, yet conversation-starting masterpieces.
Look 3 from the Fall 2023 line dons transparent sequins, a deep V-neckline, and silk thread that has been fully embroidered with those sparkles. It’s both modern and fairy-tale worthy all in one.
Taking inspiration from the runway and from fashion capitals around the world including New York City, Paris, and Milan, Julie Vino styles mix modernity with leading trends seamlessly. These are gowns that are for the bold, fashion-forward bride.
The Seville 2023 line is filled with sheer sensuality and gorgeous, flattering lines on the body. We are loving this Amanda gown and its mix of sexiness inside a timeless silhouette. It features a low neckline, stunning embroidered details, and a flowing skirt.
Hello Bride Co.
Hello Bride Co. is for brides with a simpler vision in mind. There’s comfort and elegance found within the designs as well as small bouts of tradition that match the everyday lady. Unique with finite details, this house features a lot of hidden gems.
Sienna is a showstopper. It looks to be plucked right out of an Old Hollywood magazine where the movie star actress is walking the runway with the utmost confidence. Dipped in silver, this gown is full of versatility and ease of styling.
Launched in 2012, Dana Harel has a knock for avant-garde details and intricacies involving crystal beading and embroidery. Each design is a true piece of unique art and she incorporates less-than-traditional materials into her silhouettes such as imported leathers!
From the Allure collection, Cherry is a springtime bride’s absolute fantasy gown. A flattering, sweetheart neckline, an airy skirt, and flower appliques offset by crystals and pearls make this a feminine and memorable choice.
Madeline Gardner Signature
Madeline Gardner Signature brides are modern and inspired by days in the city. Chic and ultra-sophisticated, these are gowns made for those that aspire to be the timeless, more elegant of the bunch.
Fall in love with Volume 15 Collection and this Pippa design. An ivory, silk Mikado masterpiece, it’s classic with just the right amount of sex appeal to keep it interesting. Personalize it with a belt or colorful heels.
Peter Langner creates some of the most refined and elegant Italian designs for brides and for the stars – and has been doing so for over 30 years. With architecture as one of the main sources of his inspiration, Langner takes the lines and structure of this space and turns them into showstopping bridal creations.
The 2023 Collection has some interesting pieces, but our favorite has to be this luxurious Sophie design. Peplum is making a new splash and this lacey silhouette is going to quickly become all the rage. What’s so incredible about this piece is that it’s two-pieces with a detachable underskirt!