PARTY QUEEN / Sep 02, 2022
2022 WEDDING TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING THE DRESS
After over two years of will-they-won't-they weddings, and small, intimate gatherings, we're finally at a place where we can plan the wedding of our dreams. (Yay!)
A big part of a woman's wedding day is finding the perfect wedding dress. But coming out of the pandemic, brides-to-be everywhere realize that "the perfect" dress doesn't have to be conventional. And this year's wedding trends definitely reflect that.
Gone are the days when you must wear a traditional all-white gown covered in lace. In 2022, wedding dress trends are all about embracing your unique flair. Today, we're showing you five 2022 wedding trends for every personality and style—so you can find THE wedding dress for YOUR big day!
🤍 Find the Perfect Dress with These Five 2022 Wedding Trends 💐
Which 2022 wedding trend is calling your name? Read on below to find the winning look for you!
1. Florals trend: for a feminine look
This first 2022 wedding trend may not come as a surprise to you. Florals have been a favorite among brides for years—and for good reason! They instantly create a romantic look. (And that's ideal for weddings, right?)
If you consider yourself a girly-girl who loves to embrace her feminine side, you really can't go wrong with a floral wedding dress.
To truly capture this 2022 wedding trend, bring out those floral patterns through a 3D fabric, such as applique, or with color. (That's right—wedding dresses this year can incorporate touches of color!)
Another 2022 wedding trend that pairs nicely with florals is a short hemline. Want the best of both worlds? Find a dress with a detachable layer!
2. High slit trend: for a sexy look
If you're looking for a sexy look that'll show off your curves, this 2022 wedding trend is for you—and it can go thigh-high if you want it to!
Once upon a time, wedding dresses were more conservative. Now, brides-to-be are asking their sewists how to add high slits to their skirts!
What we love about this trend is that it works with many necklines. You can pair a high slit with a deep-V neckline to accentuate your hourglass shape. Or, you can balance out the sexiness with a higher neckline. The options are endless here!
Looking for another 2022 wedding trend that dials up the spice? A low or open back!
3. Big sleeves trend: for a bold look
For the past few years, brides have been forced to dial down their dresses to match their low-key weddings. This year, brides want to go big! So unsurprisingly, the third 2022 wedding trend to watch out for is oversized, bold sleeves!
We're seeing this trend in everyday wear and brides-to-be love it too—whether it's a short puff sleeve, long bell sleeve, or detachable balloon sleeve.
Another 2022 wedding trend that this pairs well with is the modern ball gown. If you're someone who's been waiting for the pandemic to end to host a big, lavish event, a ballgown passes the vibe check! (It's oh-so perfect for the brides ready to unleash their inner queen.)
4. Straight/square neckline trend: for a stylish look
As you know, the '90s made a major comeback this year. One trend that has surfaced with it is square or straight necklines. We've seen them on bodysuits and summer dresses—and now we're finding them on wedding gowns!
What we love about this neckline is that it's universally flattering and looks great on all bust sizes. It also works with practically any wedding dress style. So it's pretty easy to weave this 2022 wedding trend into your look.
If you're looking for a dress that's very unique to this year's trends, look out for this neckline. You'll definitely get a nod from your fellow fashionistas.
5. Mock neckline trend: for a regal look
The last 2022 wedding trend you should look out for is the mock neckline—especially if you're looking for a more classic and modest dress.
This high neckline feels inherently regal and is a timeless way to give any wedding dress silhouette a more conservative feel.
While this neckline is modest, it's incredibly versatile. You can pair it with a ballgown silhouette to embrace the royal look. Or, a sultrier mermaid cut if you still want to add some spice. Want to bring a vintage vibe? Then bring on the lace!
Looking for more ways to modernize this look? As we mentioned, another 2022 wedding trend is adding color! A dress with some colored embellishments, like light blue beads or pearls, would look lovely here!
Ready for Some Wedding Dress Inspo?
Now that you're "in the know" when it comes to 2022 wedding trends, are you ready to find your perfect dress? Check out the blogs below for inspo:
- ➜ Best Wedding Dresses for the Curvy Bride
- ➜ Winter Wedding Dresses: How to Get Married in Style, in the Cold
- ➜ Choosing the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type: A Fashion Guide
- ➜ 3 Wedding Dress Styles for Short Brides (Plus Styling Tips!)