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Trendy Spring Wedding Dresses: Embrace the Season in Style

When it comes to planning a spring wedding, every detail matters, and perhaps none more so than the wedding dress. Spring weddings are known for their charm, with blooming flowers and pleasant weather setting the stage for a truly magical day. In this article, we will guide you through the world of trendy and fashionable spring wedding dresses, ensuring that brides and wedding guests alike can embrace the season in style. From mermaid dresses to ballgowns, A-line dresses to sheath dresses, we’ve got all the spring dress inspiration you need for 2023/2024.

Pastel wedding wearing Taryn Camille gown by Karen Willis Holmes, photographed by Miranda Stokkel

Embracing the Spring Season

 

Spring’s Allure in Weddings

A Spring wedding exudes a special kind of allure. The season brings new life, vibrant colours, and a sense of renewal, making it a popular choice for couples tying the knot. This renewal extends to fashion, influencing wedding dress choices in unique ways. As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, brides and guests look to spring-inspired wedding dresses that capture the essence of the season.

Staying On Trend

Staying on top of trends for spring wedding dresses is essential to ensure you look and feel your best on the big day. Whether you’re the bride or a wedding guest, the right dress can make all the difference.

 

A Closer Look at Spring Wedding Dress Styles

 

Mermaid Wedding Dresses: Elegance in Motion

Mermaid dresses (also known as fit and flare) are synonymous with elegance and sophistication. These figure-hugging gowns are perfect for brides looking to showcase their curves. With their flared tails, mermaid dresses evoke a sense of movement and grace that is ideal for a spring wedding. Picture yourself gliding down the aisle in a gown that accentuates your silhouette while capturing the essence of the season.

 

Taryn & Alexia

Those who want a modern take on a traditional look needn’t look any further than the Taryn Bodice and Alexia Skirt. The gorgeous bodice features luxurious fabric with a satin finish, the choice of covered buttons or a lace-up closure, and beautiful straps that make you feel as supported as the rest of the structured design.

Real bride Charlotte and Myles stand in the middle of a tree lined street together. She wears the ivory Leonie Alexia gown by KWH.

 

Blake & Prea 

The Blake & Prea gown is an utterly iconic shape at KWH. Simplicity is combined with a stunning bustier neckline where the structure and seam lines make this bodice incredibly flattering. Blake can be worn with straps for added support or strapless for an element of sexiness. The Prea skirt is fit and flare shape with a fishtail train. Two elongating seam lines run the length of this skirt for an ultra-flattering effect.

Jenna wears the Blake & Prea wedding dress by Karen Willis Holmes, a bustier fit and flare dress that provides structure and modern style.

 

Karrie

Karrie is the perfect combination of demure glam and modern design. With long lines that elongate the body, and draw the eye into the waist, this long sleeve wedding gown is the height of trending fashion. Based on our popular Margareta gown, the Karrie shines in a whole new way with hints of art deco beading and subtle geometric patterns.

Karrie is a long sleeve hand beaded wedding gown by Karen Willis Holmes

 

Raven

A timeless style that’s universally flattering, the Raven gown is a fit and flare wedding dress with a soft V-Neckline and an off the shoulder bodice. Simplicity meets visual interest with this stunning gown; the material is luxurious and sleek but also features gorgeous seamlines that frame your figure and add a unique feature. 

The Raven gown by Karen Willis Holmes, an off the shoulder fit and flare simple wedding dress.

 

Ballgowns: Timeless Beauty

If you dream of feeling like a princess on your wedding day, a ballgown is the answer. With their full skirts and fitted bodices, ballgowns create a timeless and romantic look that suits the charm of spring weddings perfectly. Ballgowns are a stunning choice for brides who want to make a statement as they twirl on the dance floor.

 

Lou-Lou & Sabrina

The Lou-Lou & Sabrina is the ultimate mix of classic bridal with modern fashion. The Lou-Lou Bodice features statement draping over a stunning corset, whilst the Sabrina Skirt brings the princess style into the 21st century! This beautiful bubble skirt, which finishes at a tea length hem, is perfect for the fun modern bride who wants to show off a statement shoe, dance the night away and stand out from the crowd!

Lou Lou Sabrina is a classic Wedding dress with a draped corset bodice featuring a full, pleated skirt, modern side split and pockets by Karen Willis Holmes 2023 Bridal Campaign.

 

Taryn Camille Mini Dress

The Taryn and Camille mini dress is a Karen Willis Holmes favourite! Now, she is ready for any occasion! This Mini A Line gown is for the trend setting bride. Perfect for a Modern Elopement or as a reception, engagement party or hens night outfit!  With a super fitted U-shape bodice designed to beautifully display your décolletage and a dramatic mini skirt complete with pockets make this gown fun, chic, and oh-so feminine! The Taryn Camille Mini is a dream for the modern, fashion-forward bride.

 

Audrey

The Audrey gown is the romantic wedding dress of your dreams. This spotted tulle, bustier dress takes on whatever unique style you have as a bride: Are you effortlessly cool? Wear this dress strapless with our fitted nude skirt lining or wear it completely sheer to show off your silhouette under the full A-line skirt. Want to opt for a sweeter look? Try finishing Audrey with our matching hair bow, off the shoulder sleeves, and full circle skirt lining. For the perfect pairing of modern and vintage try our stunningly unique Edwardian sleeves.

Cara Jourdan wears the ethereal Audrey gown by KWH on the beach. Audrey is a modern tulle aline wedding dress with detachable sleeves.

 

Sheath Dresses: Minimalist Chic

For brides seeking simplicity and modernity, sheath wedding dresses are a top choice. These dresses offer a clean, sleek look that’s perfect for a minimalist spring wedding. With their streamlined silhouettes, sheath dresses allow you to move with ease and grace, making them ideal for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

 

Isadora

Bold, modern, fearless. Isadora is all of these and most of all- fierce. This gowns simplicity says it all and makes you, the bride, the focal point of your look. Showcasing your figure with a Dublin crepe that drapes dramatically over your curves, a V-Neckline that shows off the perfect amount of skin, delicate feminine straps… need we say more? Well, we will— because Isadora’s low, sexy, open back is the star of the show. Finished with feather detailing and a gorgeous long train, this gown is made for an effortless grand entrance (and a grand exit)

Isadora - karen Willis Holmes - Brydie & Benjamin - Isadora is Finished with feather detailing and a gorgeous long train, this gown is made for an effortless grand entrance (and a grand exit)

 

Athena

At first glance, Athena is the effortless bias-cut satin gown of your dreams with a touch of art deco elegance. The more you look at this exquisite gown, the more you notice the details that are sure to make you stand out and show off your bridal style on your big day. A split in the skirt, a sultry V-Neckline and the most flattering seamlines join together with ruching at the shoulders, a sexy open back and a feminine bow at the empire waist to make Athena a statement unto herself; she’ll make you feel the same exact way.

The Athena gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a simple, V-Neck fit and flare satin wedding dress with dramatic train.

 

Shelby

Shelby is for the carefree bride, the effortless beauty that wants something timeless yet modern and a dress that’s all her own and lets her showcase her personal, unique beauty. A gown that lets you shine, Shelby gives you simplicity in all the right ways; a stunning V-Neckline and straps with just the right thickness, a fit and flare shape with crepe fabric that hugs your curves in all the right places, and then? We pair all that gorgeousness with the most stunning low back that elongates you alongside the gathered train. If you’re hunting for a way to show off your best features, Shelby is the one. 

The Shelby wedding dress is a timeless versatile crepe gown featuring a centre split and bubble sleeves for a modern twist. by Karen Willis Holmes 2023 Bridal Campaign.

 

A-Line Dresses: Versatile Elegance

 

A-line wedding dresses strike the perfect balance between elegance and versatility. Their classic shape flatters a wide range of body types and suits various wedding settings, from garden ceremonies to formal ballroom affairs. A-line dresses are timeless and can be customised to embody the freshness of spring.

 

Madelyn & Julianne

For the bride who wants vintage elegance with a mix of modern drama, look no further than our Madelyn Julianne wedding gown. Perhaps one of the most universally flattering shapes, the Madelyn bodice features a sweetheart neckline that gives you structure and shape so you won’t have to worry about not having straps. 

The Julianne Skirt, is one of those magical pieces that is sure to wow from any angle. This skirt drapes you in luxurious Silk Shantung fabric with a textured finish and with its flowing A-Line shape, allows for the look of a ball gown, without the weight and layers. This is the perfect modern princess gown with pockets included.

Madelyn Julianne is a modern wedding dress that features a ruched centre twist detail on the bodice and full ballgown style skirt by Karen Willis Holmes from the 2023 Bridal Campaign

 

Zaidee & Amira

The Zaidee & Amira is one to behold. Delicate femininity is perfectly unified with touches of lovely detail on our Zaidee top. The dainty spaghetti straps frame you along with the subtle V-Neckline and stunningly match the tone of the ruching along the chest and sides of this bodice. To balance the intricacies of the bodice, the Amira skirt soothes the eye with her tiered, boho style.

 

Dixie

For our romantic babes with a little bit of edgy flare, Dixie is your perfect gown. Modern lace is featured on a wide U-neckline shaped bodice that also boasts a perfectly curved backline. For a feminine twist, the Dixie then juxtaposes the modern sexy top with an ethereal, flowing skirt that drapes into a soft A-Line for effortless beauty. This gown balances sweetness and sexiness in the most beautiful way.

The Dixie gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a plunging neckline wedding dress with an A-Line skirt.

 

Emma

For the bride who wants the ultimate classic wedding dress, look no further than our Emma wedding gown.  With stunning hand draping over a corset that hugs your figure and elongates your shape, flowing into an A-line skirt with side split, this timeless and classic dress will be picture perfect on your wedding day. Fine Spaghetti straps highlight your décolletage, while the scooped neckline flatters most busts. 

Made in luxurious Silk Shantung fabric with a textured finish, Emma is easy to wear all day and night. She is a gown that you are going to remember long after your big day.

Jennifer wears the Emma bridal Gown by Karen Willis Holmes to her Lake Como wedding styled shoot. Photographed by Pearce Brennan photography.

 

Dressing for the Occasion: Wedding Guest Attire

 

Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

As a wedding guest, choosing the right attire is just as important. Spring wedding guest dresses should reflect the season’s vibrancy and warmth. Opt for dresses in soft pastels, floral prints, or vibrant hues to embrace the spring spirit. From midi to maxi lengths, there’s a spring wedding guest dress to suit every style.

Spring Cocktail Dresses

For semi-formal and cocktail-style spring weddings, consider chic cocktail dresses. These dresses are shorter in length, making them comfortable for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Pair them with stylish accessories to complete your look and adhere to the spring cocktail dress code.

 

Amalia Maxi Dress – Blue / Billy J

Amalia Maxi Dress - Blue

 

Ilana Maxi Dress – Baked Rose / Billy J

Ilana Maxi Dress - Baked Rose

 

Gisella Maxi Dress – Steel Blue / Billy J

Gisella Maxi Dress - Steel Blue

 

Ilana Maxi Dress – Yellow / Billy J

Ilana Maxi Dress - Yellow

 

Colours and Fabrics: Elevating Your Spring Wedding Look

 

Popular Colours for Spring Weddings

When it comes to spring weddings, colour choices play a pivotal role in capturing the essence of the season. If you are choosing a white or ivory gown, think about bringing colour into the planning of your wedding through bridesmaids dresses, flowers, table settings etc. Let’s delve into the palette that’s making waves in 2023:

Pastels, Brights, and Neutrals: Spring weddings often embrace a spectrum of colours that mirror the awakening of nature. Pastels, such as soft blues, blush pinks, and delicate lavenders, remain perennial favourites for spring nuptials. These colours evoke a sense of freshness and new beginnings, perfectly in tune with the season.

spring wedding colours - pastel blue, pastel lavender, pastel pink, pastel yellow

But don’t think that you’re limited to pastels alone. This year, we’re seeing a bold shift towards bright and vibrant hues. Electric blues, sunny yellows, and vivid greens are making a statement and injecting a burst of energy into spring weddings. These lively colours add a touch of excitement to your bridal ensemble or wedding guest attire.

On the other hand, neutrals continue to be a timeless choice. Shades like ivory, champagne, and subtle greys offer an elegant and sophisticated backdrop for your spring wedding look. These hues provide versatility and can be paired with a variety of accent colours to suit your personal style.

Recommended Fabrics for Spring Wedding Dresses

Selecting the right fabric for your wedding dress is crucial, especially in the unpredictable weather of spring. As someone well-versed in the intricacies of wedding fashion, I can attest to the importance of comfort, style, and practicality when it comes to fabric choices. Here are the recommended fabrics for spring wedding dresses:

Breathable Fabrics such as Silk, Cotton, Chiffon/Georgette, or Tulle: Spring often brings mild temperatures, but it’s essential to be prepared for fluctuations throughout the day. Lightweight and breathable fabrics like silk, cotton, chiffon/georgette, and tulle are perfect for spring wedding dresses. They allow for airflow and comfort, ensuring that you stay cool and composed during your celebration. Chiffon, in particular, drapes beautifully and adds an ethereal quality to your dress, while tulle can create a romantic, fairy-tale look.

Additionally, consider dresses with lace overlays. Lace not only adds a touch of timeless elegance but also contributes to breathability, making it a popular choice for spring brides.

 

As you plan your spring wedding or prepare to attend one as a guest, remember that your choice of dress can set the tone for the entire event. Embrace the season in style with a dress that captures the essence of spring’s beauty. Whether you choose a mermaid dress, ballgown, sheath dress, or A-line dress, make it your own and let it reflect your unique style. With the latest trends and dress code insights, you’ll be well-prepared to shine at any spring wedding in 2023.

 

Additional Resources that you will find useful:

 

Best Princess & Ball Gown Wedding Dresses for 2022

Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

How to Choose a Wedding Dress – A Complete Guide

Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dress Styles & Silhouettes for Your Shape

Off the Rack, Bespoke, & Couture Wedding Dresses: Which is for you?

Best Wedding Dresses with Pockets for 2022

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