With the pandemic almost behind us, it’s safe to say almost everyone is embracing the fresh adventurous vibes of a new year and new beginning. Brides can expect a similar theme when it comes to their wedding dresses this year—bold, bodacious, and unapologetic. It seems that we are all ready to have some fun and do things a little differently moving forward and the 2022 wedding dress trends definitely reflect this feeling. Read on to learn more about the hottest styles of this year so you can figure out which dress is best suited for you.
Short dresses are not just for impromptu weddings or elopements anymore. These flirty shorter hemline gowns scream fun and sexy and they are a great excuse to show off pretty shoes. Whether you go with lots of ruffles, a skater girl skirt or a short sheath dress, the look is cute and flirty and definitely worth exploring.
If you’re daring for a little more dramatic (and a nod to the demure), you might love that higher necklines are back in style. A higher neckline works well with any silhouette, like short dresses, mermaids, or ballgowns. No matter what the cut, the result is the same: elegant, unique, and chic.
Looking for a sleek and sexy look that’s a little mysterious? Then you’ll want to check out gowns with high slits that’re both romantic and powerful. Go with a figure-hugging silhouette to achieve that full-on goddess look.
Ruffles can be ultra feminine and they can also be a little avant-garde. If you’re looking for something a little over-the-top, then adding ruffles to your gown is the perfect way to make a serious fashion statement down the aisle. If you don’t want a full-out ruffled gown, you can opt for a dress featuring ruffles strictly on the bodice or sleeves.
Splashes of Color
2022 is also the year when white doesn’t rule the wedding aisle, either. If you’ve always dreamed of exploring dresses with pops of pastel, like blush or canary yellow, this is the year to go bold and do it. And if you’re looking for something a little more understated, then accents of black is another trend to keep an eye on. Some dresses are incorporating black in the bodice or trimming.
In the same vein of colors, pretty prints are also another trend to check out this year. Florals of all colors and prints are particularly making a splash in 2022, which can be a fabulous choice if you’re having a springtime wedding or your theme is more bohemian and rustic. Just remember: to pull this trend off, keep everything else simple and minimalist.
Puffy sleeves are no longer the butt of the joke (remember that famous Seinfeld episode?). Big sleeves are a beautiful romantic detail that can work well for any design from a fitted slip to a dreamy ball gown. They look especially romantic paired with a sleeveless sweetheart neckline.
Yes, pants and pantsuits are a chic trend that are all the rage this year. This is an elegant alternative that’s not only flattering, but super comfortable. You can pair it with fun, bold accessories, crop tops, and even one-shoulder tops. Another bonus? You can easily wear this ensemble again post-wedding. If you’re not sure about pants or a pantsuit, then a jumpsuit is another fun option.
If you’re a fan of eighteenth century silhouettes (hello, Bridgerton!), then you’ll probably love this romantic trend that’s making a comeback. It’s a soft look that pairs well with flowy lace gowns or even a sleek pantsuit.
There are plenty of fun and fashionable 2022 wedding dress trends to choose from! Whether you’re looking for something fun and flirty or sleek and demure, any look is definitely bold and memorable and will surely turn heads.