10 Most Unique Wedding Trends for This Year
Once getting engaged, every bride tends to go overboard with her planning and shopping, which can lead her to get overwhelmed and confused. Wedding dress shopping should be an easy, fun experience for a bride, especially if she’s planning ahead and giving herself time to achieve the whole process. Companies like the Esposa Group have been working closely with brides for over 35 years, painting their picture-perfect looks and turning their visions into reality!
With that being said, here are the 10 most unique wedding trends for this year you’ll absolutely want to add to your inspiration board!
1. Pink is the new white!
Long gone are the days when brides were expected to wear a traditional white dress on their wedding. Every year, new trends are introduced to the bridal realm and every bride rushes to bet the latest fashion styles to incorporate into her ceremony.
However, not every trend is meant to be seen in weddings. One of the most popular trends we’re currently seeing is a colored wedding dress. Most precisely, pink wedding dresses! Though this type of change can be fun and unique, not everyone can participate.
Daring to step out of the box is a step only a bold, edgy bride can take! If you’re on the fence and still not sure whether that’s a risk you’re willing to take, chances are you’re better off rocking that traditional white dress! Or, you can go the opposite way for some really colorful wedding dress ideas.
2. Short Wedding Dresses are the way to go!
With the recent changes caused by the pandemic, small weddings have been gaining more and more popularity. And with smaller weddings come smaller gatherings and simpler styles.
Brides began questioning themselves whether a royal wedding gown for example was fit for a small ceremony on the beach. As expected, simple wedding dresses, and even shorter ones were taking over the bridal fashion, and soon enough, we started seeing brides walking down the aisle in short or midi bridal gowns! And if the climate continues to heat up, you’ll need more useful tips when planning your summer wedding.
3. The more glitter the better!
Who doesn’t love a good sparkly moment in a wedding dress? For the girly brides out there, we’re pleased to inform you that glitter is trending this season, with dresses fully covered in beaming particles. These types of gowns are the perfect merge between modern styles and girly fits.
Molina gown by Plume by Esposa is the ultimate representation of girly and classy. The modern strapless style with a plunging V-neckline gives it a modern vibe, paired with a voluminous skirt, fully embellished with sparkles and glitters!
4. Blue Hues!
Aside from the pink introduction to bridal fashion, blue has made an entrance and has caught the eye of many brides-to-be! Many big designers such as Ines Di Santo, Monique Lhuillier, and others have understood the assignment and designed gowns with that new shade as center stage!
What’s even more captivating is the subtle floral patterns that accompany the cool-toned design.
This off-the-shoulder long sleeves wedding gown features delicate floral patterns of different shades of blue, making this style one for the books for sure!
5. Introducing sheer fabrics!
Brides have been getting bolder and edgier by the second, seeking unique pieces and stunning lace creations, showing off their slim figures and shapes! One of the trends that have taken over this year’s fashion is sheer fabrics, especially in bridal wear! This style is very feminine and sophisticated to the point where every brand has introduced a piece of two into their collections for 2023!
Bold designs were taken to new heights with designs of utterly sheer fabrics, with Nicole Couture stepping up the trend a notch with French Chantilly lace and delicate pearl embroidery.
6. Asymmetrical Necklines: An eye-catcher!
One of the most popular trends to look out for every season is, of course, necklines! The main reason behind the constant change of these styles is the effect they have on the whole mood of the bridal look. An off-the-shoulder neckline for example gives the immediate thought of feminine and girly, interpreting the attire as romantic immediately. Still and all, an asymmetrical neckline will shift the mood from romantic and girly, to powerful and bold!
This dress by Atelier Pronovias must have been designed with an edgy queen in mind as it gives out a powerful spirit, reflecting the wearer’s personality and characteristics!
7. Elaborate Ball Gowns are back!
Even though short dresses have been getting more and more popular, ball gowns are still highly demanded! Zuhair Murad, Monique Lhuillier, Esposacouture, and many more renowned brands have produced some breathtaking ball gowns for the brides who still want to look like the belle of the ball on their big day!
Kay by Zuhair Murad, available at Esposa Privé in Dubai, is the perfect modern ball gown that will steal your breath away! It’s an off-the-shoulder neckline gown with loose straps, tightly embroidered corset, and a voluminous tulle skirt with beaming bedazzled details!
8. Bow Details are a must!
One of the most recurrent details in fashion is the use of bows! But when incorporated into wedding dresses, they become a unique special touch! Vera Wang designs are known for their extravagant accent bows, making them at the top of the list when it comes to revolutionary designs!
9. Oversized floral details!
Though flowers are not a new style when it comes to wedding dresses, this year’s collection for 2023 reinterpreted this classic touch and magnified it, making oversized flowers a trend! This trend, just like the previous ones, is designated for certain types of brides as it may not be everyone’s cup of tea!
This huge floral motif adds just the right touch to this otherwise plain straight gown!
10. As versatile as it gets!
Last but definitely not least, versatile dresses! Some brides want to have two separate looks for the reception and ceremony. If you’re budget-conscious and can’t afford to treat yourself to two different dresses, getting a versatile one is key! Go for a mermaid dress for example and pair it with an over-skirt, this way you’ll walk down the aisle in an A-line dress, then dance the night away in a mermaid gown!
This stunning wedding gown will give you the best of both worlds when it comes to your biggest day!
Given the fact that the most important part of any wedding is, of course, the wedding dress, we highly advise all our brides-to-be to make their own mood board, whether on Pinterest, or an actual physical board. This step will definitely help her visualize her preference and will make the wedding dress hunting a bit smoother!
With a presence spanning over 30 years, Esposa is a luxury bridal boutique offering every bride-to-be a one-stop shop to find her perfect wedding look, from her dream gown to her wedding shoes and the accessories she needs.
Esposa Group includes the Esposa Privé stores located in Downtown Beirut and Dubai where bridal creations offer the choice between a multi-brand selection showcasing the works of international designers including Viktor and Rolf, Vera Wang, Monique L’huillier, Marchesa and Esposa Privé’s own couture brand, Esposacouture by Kristie Romanos, as well as a wide evening segment and a selection of shoes and accessories. Esposa Group encompasses also the Esposa boutiques located in Lebanon (Dbayeh and Ramleh Al Bayda), and Dubai, showcasing a multi-brand bridal collection in addition to its own couture brand, Plume by Esposa, an evening segment, and a selection of shoes and accessories.