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A Balancing Act // Asymmetrical Wedding Gowns

As we await the full wedding season to kick off here in 2023, wedding experts are telling us to expect to find some more surprises in bridal fashion. Tried and true, traditional gowns are always abundant, however more brides are ready and willing to wear something a little more one of a kind. And one of the ways many brides have been expressing their uniqueness the past couple of years is with asymmetry in their wedding gown structure and appearance. Perhaps nothing makes a bigger, lasting impression than a wedding gown with unexpected proportions.

High-Low Hemlines

High-low hemlines are certainly striking examples of asymmetry in today's wedding gowns. They were huge in 2022 and this year, they're trending once again. Dresses with high-low hemlines have a glamorous silhouette that show off the bride's legs... and those amazing designer bridal shoes!

These gorgeous dresses are readily found in midi-lengths or even with mini dress styling. And you can find the shorter hem of the skirt in the front or the side. With ball gowns and mermaid silhouettes also topping the bridal dress charts this year, consider choosing one with a subtle high-low hemline to add visual interest.

Asymmetrical Necklines

An even bigger trend in bridal gown asymmetry in 2023 is the asymmetrical neckline. We'll see both one-shoulder gowns, like we did last year, and those with unequal, off-the-shoulder necklines. Both styles make the bride's shoulders and neck the center of attention. Be sure to see Elie Saab's one-shoulder masterpiece in Look 2 from her spring 2023 collection. Romona Keveza's bridal spring 2023 collection is filled with so many incredible gowns with asymmetrical necklines, including those with long sleeves and one-sleeve gems. And gowns from Pronovias, like the gorgeous Norman, and the Amala from Amsale, showcase amazing asymmetrical necklines that will woo any modern bride.

Then, there are gowns that combine the best of both asymmetrical worlds! The Estelle from Savannah Miller is a beautiful slip dress that features an asymmetrical neckline, with a cowl sash over one shoulder and a spaghetti strap on the other. The dramatic skirt presents a sensational side high-low hemline. And the J'Adore gown from Anne Barge has a lovely asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline and a mid-length high-low hemline, stunning on this minimalist "little white" dress.

We love all the unique, gorgeous asymmetrical gowns worn by brides we've filmed recently! But one beautiful bride that comes to mind immediately is Stephanie, who married her love, Monty, at The Barnes Foundation. Stephanie wore a chic and modern Amsale gown with an amazing asymmetrical off-the-shoulder neckline. She looked so glamorous... and fashionably ahead of the trend!


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