Trends change with the times and the wedding industry is no different. Adapting has been more crucial than ever. With the shackles broken, it is no wonder that so many brides and designers have opted for statement and elaborate designs, even in their simplest forms. Through the change and uncertainty, innovation and creativity thrive and we are seeing beautiful bridal trends for 2022 gracing us this fall/winter.
The gown is the one element of a wedding that does not have to be downsized or limited in the same way as so many other aspects of a wedding. If anything, the gowns brides desire are more spectacular and show-stopping, whether it’s an intimate back garden wedding or grand event. The dress is not something brides are willing to compromise on and they shouldn’t have to! Keep reading as we are taking a look at five of the top bridal trends for 2022 to get you inspired. We’ve got you covered whether you are looking for a regency inspired gown, a structured minimal silhouette and everything in between.
One of the major trends we are seeing at the moment is floral motifs. Designers are reimagining the classic pairing of florals and bridal gowns with elaborate floral appliqués and embroidery. Halfpenny London has designed mesmerising veils covered in 3D floral appliqués. This trend comes as no surprise as the popularity of outdoor weddings and nature themes increased dramatically. We are seeing delicate placing of small embossments, as well as, designs by Vera Wang for Pronovias incorporating singular statement florals on gowns layered with delicate tulle. Check out Claire Pettibone for her whimsical floral designs, from headpieces to coloured floral embroidery, combining individuality and romance.
Designers are making noise with beautiful statement balloon sleeves. We are seeing a fusion of romance and the regency era, which may or may not have something to do with the global craze surrounding Bridgerton! Designers such as Watters, Francesca Avila and Galia Lahav have been experimenting with different sleeve details to complement their designs.
Gowns are being wrapped up quite literally in bows and we love this trend. In keeping with the trend of making a statement, designers are incorporating bows small and large. Galia Lahav’s delicate tulle off shoulder bow sleeves, Anna Georgina cinching the waist and Ellis Bridal’s quintessential British silhouettes are incorporating a bow twist.
With brides looking for versatility, detachable pieces and add ons are becoming more and more popular. A detachable overskirt to go from ceremony to reception, capes to replace veils or detachable sleeves that can be worn on or off-shoulder are the type of adaptable and interchangeable pieces brides are opting for, perfect for any season. Designers embracing this trend are Halfpenny London, Victoria Jane and Vera Wang for Pronovias.
Suits & Two Pieces are a big bridal trend for 2022
Designers are committed more than ever to creating timeless but innovative bridal pieces and we are seeing this with non-traditional bridal wear such as suits. These might be for separate events, registry ceremonies or more relaxed weddings. Whatever the case, there is something empowering about a beautiful suit as a bridal outfit and, as we know brides are taking back power more than ever right now. For timelessly feminine ensembles with an edge, check out Carmen Llaguno and Christopher Kane who have designed innovative statement pieces.