5 Wedding Dress Trends to Expect in 2024

October 17, 2023
Words by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of various

As the curtains fall on another enchanting New York Bridal Fashion Week, brides-to-be around the world are buzzing with excitement over the latest trends that graced the runways. The year 2024 promises a diverse range of styles, from classic romance to bold and modern statements. Let’s explore the enchanting world of wedding dress trends that stole the spotlight during this prestigious event.

One-Shoulder Elegance

Step aside strapless gowns, the one-shoulder silhouette is reclaiming its spotlight in 2024. Designers showcased an array of stunning dresses featuring asymmetrical necklines that add a touch of modern sophistication. This trend is perfect for brides who want to strike a balance between traditional and contemporary elements, making a subtle yet impactful statement on their special day.

Brand: Francesca Miranda // Collection: Cartas de Solsticio // Style: Paloma // Photography: Andres Oyuela

Brand: Divine Atelier // Collection: Bridal ’24 // Style: Thea

Brand: Justin Alexander Signature // Collection: The Art of Waiting // Style: Selene

Dress Alternatives for the Modern Bride

Brand: Kaviar Gauche // Collection: Over The Moon // Style: Wedding Corsage, Pants & Wrap Skirt

Breaking away from tradition, the 2024 bridal runways witnessed a surge in non-dress bridal outfits. This trend caters to the modern, empowered bride/marrier who values comfort without compromising on style. A suit is a bold choice, allowing brides to dance the night away with ease and grace.

Halter Necklines for Contemporary Charm

Brand: Moira Hughes // Collection: Alchemy 2024 // Style: The Adelite

Brand: Julie Vino // Signature Line: Romanzo // Collection: ‘Mirage’ 2024 Collection

For the bride who wants to exude contemporary charm, halter necklines were a standout trend. These dresses showcased a perfect balance between glamour and modernity. Halter necklines accentuate the shoulders and neckline, creating a captivating look that is both stylish and alluring.

Beaded Elegance: A Shimmering Affair

Brand: Justin Alexander Signature // Collection: The Art of Waiting // Style: Venilia

Brand: Morilee by Madeline Gardner // Collection: Fall 2024

Beaded wedding dresses are stealing the spotlight with their enchanting allure. From subtle, intricate beading to bold, statement embellishments, this trend adds a touch of glamour to bridal gowns. The play of light on these beaded wonders creates a mesmerizing effect, ensuring that the bride shines bright on her special day. This trend is a celebration of opulence and craftsmanship, offering brides the opportunity to indulge in a bit of luxury.

Detachable Pieces for Versatility

Brand: Alexandra Grecco // Collection: Birdie // Style: Dakota gown with Ludlow Jacket

Brand: Hera Couture // Collection: Royal Rebel // Style: Nicolina with Detachable Ruffle Sleeves

Brand: Mark Ingram // Collection: Fall 2024 // Style: Misty

For brides seeking versatility in their wedding day look, detachable pieces have become a game-changer. From detachable skirts that transform a gown from ceremony to reception to removable sleeves or capes, this trend allows brides to express different facets of their style throughout the day. It’s the perfect fusion of practicality and style.

The Fall 2023 New York Bridal Fashion Week has undeniably set the stage for a year of diverse and enchanting wedding dress trends. From the revival of one-shoulder designs to the bold statement of beaded gowns, the runway has offered a glimpse into a world where tradition meets innovation. Brides-to-be in 2024 can look forward to embracing these trends, finding the perfect gown that reflects their unique style and vision for a truly unforgettable wedding day.

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