Wedding-dress trends you'll see everywhere in 2023, from feathers to thigh-high slits
- Insider spoke to Galia Lahav's lead designer Sharon Sever about 2023 wedding dress trends.
- Sever said two bridal looks will dominate in 2023: Old Hollywood glamour and princess-style gowns.
Some wedding-gown styles are always in fashion, but others come and go, with new trends evolving in the bridal world like they do with any other type of fashion.
Sharon Sever, the lead designer for Galia Lahav, spoke with Insider about trends that will be popular in the wedding-dress world in 2023.
Gowns inspired by Old Hollywood glamour will be big in 2023
Sever told Insider that he thinks many of the wedding dresses that will be popular in 2023 will take cues from classic red-carpet looks.
"Slits are popular now, again, going back to the old world," Sever said, pointing to Old Hollywood styles. "There are many trends that draw inspiration from that period of time."
In the same vein, he anticipates a rise in dresses with feather detailing.
"We're seeing a lot of feathers that weren't popular before," Sever said. "That's something I really like. A lot of glam."
Likewise, heavy beading can take these dresses to the next level.
"Everything is bling and crystals," Sever added.
Other brides will gravitate towards princess-style dresses
At the same time, Sever is anticipating a return of princess-esque dresses for other brides.
"There are the brides who go for that very sexy red-carpet look, and there are the brides who go for all the way princess," he said.
"We're seeing that princess look coming back with all the volume and all the glitz and glam," Sever added.
These dresses typically have full skirts, as well as dramatic, long trains.
They may also be heavily adorned; for these brides, more is more, as Sever told Insider.
Sever said brides are pairing these dramatic gowns with elbow-length gloves, giving them an even more elevated sense of elegance.
In addition, he said many brides are embracing both the princess and Hollywood looks by wearing dresses that transform — or multiple gowns — on their wedding days.
No matter what style you pick, Sever says comfort should be your priority over any trend
Sever told Insider he doesn't think any trend will have staying power if it isn't comfortable for the bride to wear.
"If a dress is uncomfortable, I don't think a bride will tend to pick that particular one," he said.
"I always ask a bride to sit in a dress and see if she can feel at ease," he added."I don't think something that's uncomfortable could become a trend unless it's a very specific thing that brides will look up to with some celebrity will wear it."
"But unlike things that happen on the red carpet, you have to wear that dress at least half of the night," he said. "So it can't be something uncomfortable."
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