We’ve written a ton of fashion posts on finding a gown through a process of ‘love at first sight,’ instant attraction feels, right? But then there’s finding a gown through a process of serious style scouting: whether it’s a certain hue that’s trending or a neckline that’s having a moment, your perfect wedding dress is one that gives trends life. It’s a dress that will have its photo taken thousands of times throughout your special day, and never not have a fashion call out attached to it. That’s exactly what the new 2023 Afarose bridal collection is bringing, and we’re thrilled to give you a peek at all the trend-conscious picks.
For the bride who requires more than just a ‘pretty dress’ for your best occasion. These are the trends you’ll want to take to heart when you start your hunt...
Floral motifs and soft pastel palettes. They’re everything for spring, and they’re alive and well in these wow-worthy dresses
Shimmery tulle (fave part btw) is touched by a bouquet of oversized floral appliqués, and that’s not all. The detachable puff sleeves give the dress a Bridgerton-kind of cottagecore lure. It’s the whimsy we go crazy for.
The 3D flowers are a focal point in this frothy confection — so much so that you might not even need a blooming bridal bouquet. Distinctive greenery in front of this bodice would actually be stunning.
And what’s a spring bride without her blushing BFFs?
This trio reminds us of some of our favorite warm-weather rose varieties… amnesia, sahara, and café lattes
Thigh-high slits but make it tasteful. There’s truly no better way to show off your sought-after stilettos…
It’s sexy, but it’s also strikingly ethereal. A kind of manifestation of the angel and devil on your shoulders, IRL. And it’s extremely lightweight and comfortable, something we could see for any destination wedding.
Lockdowns kept ball gowns on the DL for quiteeee a while, but we’re pumped to see these sovereign silhouettes rise to the top again. #DramaticandRegal
Chris Pratt gave us a tease of the new Super Mario Bros movie (coming out Spring 2023), and now all we can think about is one of our favorite princesses of all time. This transcendent beauty, with layers of cascading tulle and lace appliqué is giving perfect Princess Peach vibes.
It’s not a traditional, structured ball gown, but psst. we like the relaxed form even better. This one features oversized lace appliqués over soft tulle.
Hello 90s nostalgia!! The square neckline is back, baby, and we’re obsessed with it because it’s flattering to any and every body type 🙌.
Filming for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 just wrapped a few months ago, so while we wait for the new movie to come out (hoping sooner than later??!), we’ll just lust over this modern square neck, grecian goddess look. Yes, that’s a sequin-embroidered bodice, if you were wondering…
It never has to be one and done, says the bride who always wants to shock and delight their fans with something unexpected after the expected goes down.
It’s a duet of vintage and modern, and it’s gorgeous. The geometric embroidery and the illusion/cutout detail at the waist are completely bewitching.
… And then you add removable sleeves for a time capsule transformation. It’s a 70s-style throwback, and we’re here for it.
Who wouldn’t want to look at wedding photos a few decades from now and think “I wore that trend damn well. Oh, and it’ll stand the test of time, too?”
From pre-wedding events to your walk down the aisle, Afarose has every affordable wedding dress you need. Afarose vows to make every person feel amazing on their wedding day, so their incredible team offers virtual appointments. You can have a one-on-one consultation with a wedding gown expert, and find your dream dress in one standout session. Fast forward through the dress decision, and you can use their free alteration service for all the final fixes. Their 14-point, “Fits Like a Glove” measurement system guarantees a flawless fit for sizes 2 through 28. There are no hidden costs, either; the custom sizing service is complimentary and done up front using Afarose's precise cutting and measuring process. It’s so much more ideal than last-minute alterations.
If you’d rather try on dresses at home, that can be arranged, too. Afarose will mail you a sample gown(s) for an exclusive try-on experience at home. All you’ll need to do is group text your bridal party and schedj a mini celebration to try on affordable wedding and bridesmaid dresses and toast to your wedding to come.
Check out even more affordable wedding dress options (and bridesmaid dresses, too!) by setting up a free consultation appointment with their virtual stylists today. And in the meantime, you can also stalk their Insta page to get even more wedding dress inspo.
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