Bridal Beauty for Fall 2023: Say Yes to The Dress … and the Hair and Makeup, Too!


So, you found your dream dress, so now the hard part is over, right?  Well, yes and no.  After you’ve identified the gown for that very special day, there’s still a lot of decisions to make. How are you going to style your hair?  What type of veil do you want, or do you want to skip one altogether?  Do you keep your makeup simple or dare to go a little more glamorous?

If you find yourself a little unsure of how to style your final look, New York Bridal Week has all the inspiration you need to make sure you’re looking fabulous for your “I do’s.”

Here’s how the bridal experts style for that very special day:

Image courtesy of Anne Barge

A Strapless Gown

All about Serenity, Anne Barge’s stunning wedding dresses featured many different strapless styles with sweetheart necklines, straight across and even asymmetrical ones in luxurious embroidered jacquard fabrics, to touches of organza.  To keep things simple, hair was left down or brushed back into a wrapped around ponytail, which really spoke to the rolling hills of Kentucky (where the designer grew up) and the calm English countryside.

Images courtesy of Atelier PR

A Backless Wedding Dress

Ines Di Santo paired her backless gowns with an elegant braided updo adorned with flowers and middle part which added something special to the hair without taking away from the gown.  Add a few wispy pieces to keep it light and airy.  While you may choose to skip (or keep) the strands of pastel extensions and colorful flowers, a braided updo is the perfect way to show off gowns with low backs.

Images courtesy of Pexel and Dan Lecca for Kleinfeld

A Wedding Jumpsuit or Pant Set

For the untraditional bride, a bridal jumpsuit or wedding dress is a gorgeous option.  This season several designers featured pieces perfect for the bride who doesn’t want to wear a dress.

Pnina Tornai’s white sequin dimensional-flower lace jumpsuit with flared pant, long sleeves and a low scoop back is ideal for the non-traditional bride still looking to make an elegant statement.  Maticevski’s sleek cigarette pants pair well with structured tops and cut-away dresses for the bride looking for a more structured look. 

Pnina Tornai featured a very simple sleek bun to not draw attention away from custom lace detailing and low back.  For that reason, both designers skipped the customary veil which would detract from the overall look. 

Fashion Reverie recommends adding a little something extra with a bright lip or a graphic eye, which would pair so well with either style.

Images courtesy of Pexel and Nadia Manjarrez

A Simple Silhouette

A dress with cleaner lines void of lace, beading and tulle allows you to go in many different directions, from traditional and simple, to a bit more fun. 

Maticevski’s collection of structural gowns and separates showcasing an occasional ruffle, a bit of ruching and shirring, and many an exposed zipper is a great example of a collection that would pair well with a graphic white eyeliner for the bride ready to add a little more edge to their look.

While Fashion Reverie loves a bridal week trend, the most important thing is that you find a look that you love and feel amazing in.  So, take this list as inspiration rather than set rules and adapt it to fit your taste and style.  No matter what you choose, as long as you feel good, that’s all that matters.  Cheers to your big day – it’s going to be perfect!

Janine Silver




  1. I like the mix of traditional and non traditional bridal dresses. It’s sure to appeal to a wider audience.

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