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Top Trend Takeaways from the Bridal Week Harrogate Runway

Set in the famous Royal Hall, attending the Fashion Shows is a true Bridal Week Harrogate tradition.

World-renowned brands showcased their top gowns on our runway, bringing their freshest bridal designs to the forefront as guests filled the front rows to be amongst the first to view some of the latest trends.

Here are some top trends spotted on the runway:

Daring Necklines

One of the biggest trends from this year’s runway was its variety of deep V necklines. GAIA, Dando London and Lore were just some of the brands featuring daring and dramatic bodices. Fresh, modern, and making a bold statement, the V-necked bridal gown wowed the crowd at Bridal Week Harrogate as plenty of dresses took the plunge.

Images left to right: GAIA, Dando London, Loré.

Sheer Drama

The catwalk also played host to one of the most ubiquitous trends this season: sheer detailing. Adding high-drama, putting a seductive spin on an otherwise traditional silhouette, or adding an ethereal effect to a sweet and romantic piece, transparent detailing was the way to go.

Images from left to right: Rachel Allan, Evie Young, Rachel Elizabeth.

Vintage Charm

A sprinkle of vintage charm was also seen on this year’s runway. Ruffled bustles, full embroidery and fringing caught every eye and made a particularly bold statement on this year’s runway. Taking inspiration from vintage styles and renewing some of the most-loved dress features from the past were True Bride, Ellis Bridals and Kate Fearnley.

Images from left to right: True Bride, Ellis Bridals, Kate Fearnley.

Satin Dream

Bringing an ultra-luxurious feel to the runway, our brands showcased the silkiest satin gowns on their catwalks, sure to be a big hit in the season ahead. It’s hard to ignore the pure elegance and sophistication that traditional satin bridal gowns exude!

Images from left to right: Victoria Kay, True Bride, Evie Young.


For the season ahead, designers are ditching the need for a second dress by offering bridal gowns with detachable pieces, taking the bride from the altar to the afterparty with a tug of the overskirt. We’ve noticed a big comeback of the detachable sleeve/cape/skirt on the catwalk this year.

Images left to right: The Perfect Bridal Collection by Kay Heeley, True Bride and Victoria Kay.

Edgy Alternatives

From mini-dresses, to bridal suits to dramatic pops of colour, we also saw a more contemporary, edgy spin on the traditional wedding look.

Images left to right: Madi Lane, Rachel Allan, Kelsey Rose.

The next big exciting bridal event to take place will be the Bridal Week London from the 19-21st of March, 2023