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Bridal Week London 2023: Top trends from the runway

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Bridal Week London 2023: Top trends from the runway

Bridal Week London’s runways are renowned for featuring the finest labels from around the globe. Visitors were treated to previews of the latest collections from some of their favorite brands, getting up close and personal with some of the freshest and most innovative designs of the season.

This year, the show hosted a selection of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers on the catwalk, including Calla Blanche, Colby John, Dando London, Ellis Bridals, Evie Young Bridal, Jeune Bridal, Kelsey Rose, L’amour by Calla Blanche, La Perle, Madi Lane Bridal, Rachel Allan Bridal and The Perfect Bridal Collection by Kay Heeley.

MG Hair & Makeup worked on the bridal makeup and hair looks, The Perfect Bridal Company provided veils and shoes, Jupon Limited provided petticoats, Poirier provided headdresses, and Propress Steamers steamed all runway dresses. Vicky and the SKIN London team put on another fabulous catwalk.


Colby JohnEvie YoungJeune Bridal

Romantic Ruffles

Ruffles are the quintessential look for bold brides. A tiered wedding dress creates a sense of drama, movement, and fun, that will make dresses come to life. Colby John’s catwalk show featured the Libra dress, a slinky mermaid silhouette adorned with frothy layers of tulle ruffle along the skirt and sleeves. Like walking on a cloud, this Colby John dress was a runway show-stopper.

Madi Lane and Evie Young’s sophisticated sister, Jeune Bridal, debuted at this year’s Bridal Week London. We loved every part of this design - from the soft fishnet-style side panels scattered with pearl detailing to the abstract beaded lace. But what really caught our eye was its subtle ruffled cascading sleeves, adding a whimsical and ethereal quality to the silhouette.

The Evie Young dress, injected with a hint of lilac, utilized romantic ruffles in its tiered skirt to create an ultra-dreamy look. Accompanying the fully beaded corset-style bodice, the skirt also features a sprinkle of glitter to add a hint of glam to the fairytale fantasy.

Images left to right: Colby John, Jeune Bridal, Evie Young Bridal

Dando LondonEllis BridalKay Heeley

All About The Waist

Sophisticatedly simple and modern– the accentuated waist.

Dando London kicked off their runway with a sheer mock neck gown, the bodice emblazoned with lines of beads and sequins. The buttery soft skirt was accentuated with a thick corseted waist, creating a clean hourglass silhouette.

Ellis Bridals showcased a clean and crisp bridal gown, with clear influences from decades passed. This high-collar, deep V-neck bodice is tailored to perfection, allowing for the full satin skirt to make a statement.

The silky smooth ballgown dress is sure to be a big hit with next season’s brides, and The Perfect Bridal Collection by Kay Heeley gown does it well. Featuring a soft sweetheart neckline, voluminous skirt, and detachable cape sleeves with floral applique detailing, the basque-style waist ties the piece together perfectly.

Images left to right: Dando London, Ellis Bridals, The Perfect Bridal Collection by Kay Heeley

Dando LondonJeune BridalsMadi Lane

Shoulder to Shoulder

The sleeve has proven itself to be one of the most influential wedding dress trends of all time. But this season, it’s all about the shoulder. The accentuated shoulder—a fashion element tied to the history of the women’s movement—is continually evolving, but this year, it’s here to stay.

Madi Lane’s intricately laced bridal gown wouldn’t be complete without its tulle puff sleeves. Featuring stunning high shoulders, and finished with a scattering of lace and buttoned cuffs, this dress is sure to make a statement.

Jeune Bridal featured a tiered mermaid gown on their runway. Ornate detailing covered the dress from top to toe, but it was the dramatic and swoon-worthy ruffled sleeves that wowed the crowds.

Dando London’s dress held a deep curved V-neck bodice, strewn with decadent beading and detailing. Lightly pointed shoulder pads elongate the arms and highlight the decolletage.

Images left to right: Madi Lane Bridal, Jeune Bridal, Dando London

Calla BlancheKelsey RoseRachel Allan

Rocking Separates and Detachable Pieces

Offering versatility for the indecisive bride, bridal separates are all the rage this season: with endless combinations of tops, skirts, trousers, sleeves, capes, and more, the wedding day look can be tailored to any budget, style, taste, and need. Our designers come prepared in offering to take the bride from the altar to the afterparty in just a matter of moments.

Rachel Allan has paired a form-fitting sweetheart corset with a sheer lace overlay, adding a detachable skirt for a dreamy and romantic addition.

The bohemian style was originally influenced by the free-spirited and whimsical style of the 1960s and 70s, though it’s evident the relaxed feel continues to trend in bridal fashion to this day. Calla Blanche’s floral lace and flowing skirt harmoniously partner romance and boho, and its detachable sleeves add a dash of the modern day. Featuring tasseled lace, these arm cuffs add another dimension to this soft sweetheart silhouette.

Kelsey Rose showcased a two-piece ensemble: the delicately embroidered top complemented the wide, flared trouser, offering a cool and contemporary bridal look for those wishing to dance the night away.

Images left to right: Rachel Allan Bridal, Calla Blanche, Kelsey Rose

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