2023 Trends: Bridal Reception Dresses

2023 Trends: Bridal Reception Dresses

As wedding traditions continue to evolve, so do the fashion choices of brides-to-be. One of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning is selecting the perfect bridal reception dress. In 2023, the trends for reception dresses are all about embracing individuality and expressing personal style. From elegant and sophisticated to trendy and fun, a wide array of options are available for brides seeking the perfect outfit for their rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, or wedding reception. Here are some anticipated trends for reception dresses in 2023 that are likely to be popular among brides-to-be.


Mini Dresses

Leave your guests in awe with a stunning dress that shows off your legs. While minidresses have long been popular as after-party options, they are now making a bold statement as gorgeous choices for the bride herself.

With micro weddings becoming more prevalent and brides taking more fashion risks in 2023, minidresses offer the perfect opportunity to showcase your style and individuality. These dresses come in many styles that align with the latest trends. From sleek and modern to romantic and embellished, there's a minidress to suit every bride's taste.

A perfect option to shop in our to-be-bridal collection is the Taylor Mini White Bridal Party Dress for a fun and flirty style.


Bows and Capes

Who says you can’t be a bit extra on your wedding day? To elevate the impact of your reception dress, style it with a long avant-garde cape or a semi-transparent cape that resembles the traditional veil on a wedding dress. This combination creates a high-low effect, adding a touch of glamour and drama to your overall look.

In 2023, don't be afraid to make a fashion-forward statement with a semi-transparent fabric to show off those dress details or a special element that leaves everyone in awe during your bridal reception. One of our favorite styles that we designed is our Meghan Side Cutout Cape Mini Dress!


Sheer Fabrics

One way to achieve a stylish look is by choosing a bridal reception dress made from trendy sheer fabrics. In 2023, sheer fabrics are set to make a statement in the bridal fashion world, offering a delicate and ethereal appeal.

One of the most sought-after sheer fabrics for bridal reception dresses is tule. This fabric creates an illusion of bare skin while providing beautiful coverage. You can create intricate lace patterns, frothy layers, or a pair of gloves that add a touch of elegance and femininity to your ensemble. 

Many brides use a reception dress crafted from organza to have a more voluminous shape. This sheer fabric has a crisp and transparent quality that adds a touch of sophistication to your attire. Organza is made from silk but is much stiffer than chiffon, which allows it to hold structure and create dramatic silhouettes.


Asymmetrical Neckline

In bridal fashion, one element that can instantly elevate your reception dress is the neckline. In 2023, asymmetrical necklines are making waves as a trendy choice for brides who want to make a statement. These unique necklines offer a modern twist on traditional bridal attire, adding a touch of sophistication.

If you are a bridesmaid, you can find the perfect one-shoulder style option with the Kate Velvet dress. It showcases your shoulders while maintaining an elegant and refined aesthetic.

The team at The Asher Lane is ready to help make your big day beautiful. From ethereal gowns to resplendent dresses, discover the perfect masterpiece that reflects the essence of your love story. Shop our bride-to-be collection and choose the perfect wedding outfit for your bridal reception. If you have any questions or queries, contact us today!


Photo Credit: Alyson Bazan Photography at The Mason in Dallas, TX

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