We traveled into the next spring to see what the biggest wedding fashion trends will be. Designers have just released their new collections of bridal gowns and it looks like the next season will be one of modern minimalism, glamorous retro influences, luxurious details, and most importantly, choice.
If the COVID-induced turn towards intimate weddings taught us anything, it is that you should wear exactly what you want for your wedding. The pandemic dictated many things at weddings, but fashion choices weren’t one of them. Mini dress, trouser suit, ball gown at Princess Diana level – whatever you love and in which you feel safe is your perfect look. Here are 12 wedding dress trends that are worthy of your big day.
RepeatWiederhoeft dress, wiederhoeft.com
The new Bohemian
Loose and sluggish are the key components of the new boho bridal style (no fringes or floral embroidery in sight). Romantic and figure-hugging with an oversized belt? It’s a wedding dress atmosphere that feels totally fresh.
Rita VinierisAlyne by Rita Vinieris Dress, ritavinieris.com
Simple prom dresses
The iconic silhouette is there, but for 2022 the ball gown has been reduced and modernized. Gone are the layers of frothy tulle and embellishments that have been replaced with luxurious textured fabrics.
Lihi Hod CoutureLihi Hod Couture Dress, lihihod.com
It’s been 40 years since Princess Diana’s royal wedding in 1981, and the impact of her iconic dress continues to be enormous (pun intended). For 2022, designers pay homage with mega puff sleeves in a variety of fabrics from tulle to organza to lace.
Danielle FrankelDanielle Frankel corset, skirt and pants, daniellefrankelstudio.com
Designers get creative with wedding pant suits by styling them in incredibly fashionable ways. New York designer Danielle Frankel superimposes a corset and overskirt on trousers, creating a great mood that we are here for.
Oscar de la RentaTuxedo dress, oscardelarenta.com
The tuxedo dress
The mini is super slim and sophisticated with a rhinestone embellished LWD that is perfect for the time.
Ines Di SantoDress by Ines Di Santo, inesdisanto.com
Goddess, but make yourself comfortable
Comfort is key for 2022, and Greek goddess-inspired dresses with masterfully draped, sumptuous fabrics – like this one from Canadian designer Ines di Santo – are a sophisticated choice.
Savannah MillerSavannah Miller dress, savannahmiller.com
No lace, no tulle, no frills, no nonsense! The trend towards extremely simple wedding dresses is beautifully captured in this dress with a stand-up collar and sleeves at wrist length. Do you notice any impact on the red carpet?
Naeem KhanNaeem Khan Dresses, naeemkhan.com
It’s time for the 20s to roar again! Designer Naeem Khan is reviving the dazzling and decadent era with opulent, beaded column dresses.
Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo dress, jimmychoo.com
Top becomes luxurious
Recently, designers have been using lace – a fabric synonymous with wedding dresses – in surprising and stylish ways. Lace – as seen on this exquisite dress – is a star in the recently launched Atelier Couture Collection, the first wedding fashion line from Prof. Jimmy Choo OBE, the star shoe designer.
White PigeonMikaella dress, palomablanca.com
The ultimate feminine detail is featured in many of the best wedding dresses this season. From perfectly placed back bows to elegant shoulder bands, bows are a great 80s look back that feels just right – and is very wedding worthy.
Sophie and VoilaSophie Et Voilà dress, sophieetvoila.com
Body Con to the max
Elegant dresses that fit like a second skin are a highlight this season. This column dress by the Spanish design house Sophie Et Voilà is characterized by creative cutouts and a clear architectural silhouette that is effortlessly chic.
Ashi StudioAshi Studio Couture Dress, ashistudio.com
Maximum is to the maximum
The era of the grandiose dress is back. The couture house Ashi Studio has launched its first bridal collection and the focus is on impressive more-is-more looks that are an absolute feast for the eyes.