It’s never been more fashionable to be yourself than right now.
If you dream of being praised for your unique style and have a Pinterest-worthy wedding, pinned across inspiration boards for years to come, take a look at this forecast.
Wedding trends for 2023 are predicted to centre on personal expression and the ability to transition from day to night.
Couples may opt to showcase multiple looks that capture different facets of their personal style. These are exciting times for the fashionably indecisive among us. (I’m hearing Libras cheering in the distance).
So why are we leaning into personal style over the tried and tested mermaid and bias-cut dresses and minimal accessories?
In the past couple of years, we have seen trends take about-face turns, faster than you can say “TikTok made me buy it”.
This means that we’re living in a hyper-trend reality, where past decades of fashion repeat themselves much sooner than they did before and to top it off, whatever the majority flock toward, becomes unpopular as quickly as it came into fashion.
How do you keep up? How do you stay on or ahead of the trend? You don’t.
The best way to be ahead of the curve with fashion is to do whatever feels good for you, especially if not many other people are doing it yet.
On the runway we’ve seen a lot of dramatic shapes from all the major designers, cinching in at the waist and flaring out over the hips, think peplums but make it 2023 like the Annika Maria Wedding Outfit by The Dress Tribe.
With this in mind, boleros, particularly in knitted designs and with interesting cut-outs and fabrications, are forecasted to be a popular accessory for brides in 2023, bringing the lines of your dress inward at the waist.
The versatility of the bolero, which can be put on or taken off to reveal another look, is expected to be a key factor in its popularity. See this Leia Cape by The Dress Tribe.
Accessory trends for 2023 weddings will look like adding a veil, hat, overskirt, or gloves to modern silhouettes to bring in soft details.
Customised veils, with personal touches such as satin initials or the date and location of the wedding, are also anticipated to be popular.
Think opera gloves, particularly sheer variations made from ruched tulle. These are predicted to be a hit in wedding fashion for 2023, adding a sense of "soft, modern romance" to the outfit plus who doesn’t want to wear ruched opera gloves. See the Spotted Tulle Gloves by Made With Love bridal.
It’s giving Dior perfume ad and we’re here for it. You can also look out for pearl detailing, including a scattering of pearls on a veil or a pearl brooch. Hit up your family heirlooms, they’re back in.
Maximalist accessories, including amulets, bejewelled crosses, and bangle stacks are expected to be in high demand. Pearl and crystal jewellery, particularly hoop earrings, are also forecasted to be in high demand.
Overall, trend predictions for 2023 suggest that couples will gravitate towards expressing their personal style and adaptability through a range of accessories and details. These choices are likely to create a sense of fresh romance and modernity.
However, it is important to note that trends will always come and go, so we encourage you to choose the style that best reflects your personal preferences and vision for your wedding day.
Much love & style,
Tropical Romance & Co.