While the new year sees the return of many bridal gown styles loved for their classic charm, like a strapless ballgown and mini wedding dress, there are also a few new styles to take note of.
Bridal suits and separates
It’s no surprise that bridal suits are back and better as one of the most popular non-traditional looks. Not too long ago, separates were all the rage. In 2022 statement suiting levels up with weather-appropriate layering.
In the shared consciousness for limiting waste, the longevity and flexibility of wedding wardrobes continue to change. Whatever your wedding season, choose layering items you can wear more than once. This could be gorgeously draped capes, feather-trimmed coats, organza blazers, and embroidered jackets. Need more ideas? Pair bridal corsets with jeans, maybe over a tailored shirt. Style minidresses with knee-high boots. Infuse your special day with your everyday favourites that will be wearable and versatile long after your “I do”.
Colour is the new black. Or white, for that matter. Embrace colourful fabrics to create a look that breaks tradition, embraces individuality, and pushes bridalwear boundaries. It’s a trend designed for the bride who can’t be bothered by tradition. Previously, blush was a go-to, followed by shades of ginger and champagne. However, colourful tones now span shades of green, pink, lavender, and sky blue. These pastel tones offer a feminine yet cool take on an aisle-appropriate look. So have fun with fashion and play dress-up on your special day.
Your wedding dress’s neckline is one of the most critical elements and is often overlooked by brides. Sweetheart necklines are the usual go-to, but recently, square necklines made a huge debut down the bridal runways for a modern silhouette.
Wedding dress hemlines have ranged from maxi, midi, and mini. Now the combination of high-low hemlines is making a bold entrance to ensure your bridal gown stands out from the rest.
Ruffles are the quintessential bridal gown feature – from voluminous skirts, tiered tulle, and ruffled hemlines, cascading layers of soft fabric are sure to bring out the fairy princess in every bride.
Halter and high necklines transform any wedding dress into a classic gown that provides modest coverage. It’s flattering on any bridal gown silhouette, including a slim fit, A-line, a ball gown, and evoke a modern flair on Grace Kelly’s class. Considered a conservative-with-a-twist trend, lace, satin, crepe, and silk add a touch of regal to your look.
Balloon and bell sleeves
A major trend that continues to reign supreme is bridal gowns with puff sleeves. In addition, beautifully flared bell sleeves are making a second comeback after medieval times and the 70s.
Wedding dresses with corset bodies have steadily been making a comeback. In 2022, they reach their structural height, allowing brides to accentuate their figures while embracing the romance of traditional bridal gowns.
Minis and jumpsuits
Shorter hemlines, jumpsuits, and tea-length wedding dresses are all taking a seat at the wedding table. Pair them with a veil to transform them into ceremony appropriate bridalwear.
Totally trained or none at all
In 2022, there’s a clear line drawn for trains. On the one hand, you should go all out – extra-long and spectacular, or nothing at all. On the other hand, medium-length trains that could easily be bustled are not invited to this celebration. If you do want the same drama without possibly limiting your mobility, pair a floor-length bridal gown with a fingertip-length veil for sensational layers.
Not only is upcycling continuing its upward trend, but vintage glam continues to rise, with pre-loved dresses finding new life with minor modifications to make it your unique frock.
Contact Vonvé Bridal Couture Gowns for details
While there are many bridal gown trends to consider in 2022, there are no rules to say you can’t go with something more classic. Getting the dress of your dreams is closer than you think, and the team at Vonvé Bridal Couture Gowns are waiting to help you. Book your dress fitting appointment today.