Ready to say “I do” in 2022? From traditional dresses to modern designs, today’s brides can have it all when wedding dress shopping!
For your special day, express yourself in a manner that’s true to you! If you want colour, frills, or a sensual look for your wedding dress, do it! The best part? All of the 2022 trends work for those shopping for petite to plus size wedding dresses. From the ceremony itself to the reception after-party, choose from a variety of affordable wedding dresses to suit your unique style.
Here are some must-have trends for 2022.
When it comes to hemlines on wedding dresses, anything goes in today’s modern fashion. In 2022, be prepared to see a lot more above-the-knee wedding dresses, as well as the traditional mid-calf or tea-length dresses. These shorter hems are great for all body shapes, whether you’re shopping for petite or plus size wedding dresses. From a grand church wedding to a short backyard ceremony, the short wedding dress trend is on the rise!
We are not talking about your great-grandmother’s corsetry when we see the new 2022 trends. These delicate corset bodices and tops are designed to be seen front and centre. The 16th century design aims to give support to the breasts while cinching the waist for a more hourglass top.
Colours and Prints
Traditionally, wedding dresses have always been white. Today, more and more brides are choosing to add colours and prints such as floral designs and hues of blush, yellows, and even hints of blue. Designers are even adding black accents such as bows and lace to white gowns. If you decide to use a more colourful wedding dress, however, simplify the jewellery and accessories to allow the dress to make a statement.
Ruffles are back! Whether you wish for a frilly over-the-top flowing gown or a sleek form-fitting skirt, ruffles can make the statement you want. Designers are adding tiered ruffles to the sleeves, bodice, or a long overlay train. This bold statement may be trending as brides are wanting to step out into the spotlight after the past two years of darkness in the world.
Timeless classics have a way of resurfacing from time to time and puff sleeves are making a huge (no pun intended) comeback in 2022! The difference between your mother’s puffy sleeved wedding dress and the ones on the runway today is that designers are channeling romance, not a fad. The lacy, sheer, or satin sleeves can gracefully add dimension to slip dresses, ball gowns, or even form-fitting dresses.
If a silhouette dress doesn’t give you quite the showstopper you are looking for, perhaps one with high slits will fit the ticket! As a big trend of 2022, high slits—either on one side or on both—add a hint of femininity with a touch of sophistication. So go ahead, show off those gams!
A look quickly becoming referred to as the “Bridgerton” is a square neckline. Whether it resembles the Renaissance period or the height of the 90s trends, the straight lines are flattering on any body shape. Designers are incorporating this onto minimalist gowns to add to the bride’s desire to have a classy but sexy cleavage.
Pants and Skirt Suits
Recent years have seen brides choose comfort while maintaining a state of power and beauty with a pantsuit. Prepare to see more ensembles as 2022 trends showcase glamour pant suits and skirt sets complete with crop tops, shorts, or one-shoulder necklines. While suits were once reserved for courthouse ceremonies, designers have thrown lace, beads, and embroidery into the mix.
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Ricarda is the National Sales Manager for Opportunity Bridal. Ricarda comes from a creative background but has been working in the Bridal industry for over 5 years and has done over 300 sales events, coast to coast. Her mission is to create welcoming and warm experiences for everyone she meets and loves the chance to learn and share her knowledge of the Bridal industry with others.