It’s a new year and, of course, the best time for new dresses! We have found the top 10 wedding dress trends for 2022 that we know all brides will love! From sophisticated jumpsuits to royal wedding inspiration, you’re sure to find something ideal for your wedding day!
1: Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress Trends
Don’t be afraid to be bold on your wedding day! Plunging necklines are popping up everywhere for 2022. Sexy, modern and fierce, plunging necklines are a must have for the modern bride. This cut gives a bride a sassy yet feminine wedding day vibe. Enjoy being bold and daring, while still celebrating more traditional wedding dress cuts.
Plunging necklines can fit almost any dress design, from fairy princess style, off the shoulder cuts, to delicate ballerina styles, to classy, full length sleeve lace wedding gowns. You will find something that not only gives a vintage look with a sexy finish that you will love!
This is a bold, risqué choice, and for the brides who don’t want such a deep neckline, there are plenty of options available. Choosing a short plunge or adding lace scallops – or both! – this creates a more demure take on this stunning 2022 look!
2: Open Back Wedding Dress
All bride’s wants to wear a gown that reflects their personal style and for those with a sexy sense of image, there is no better option than an open back wedding dress. You can strike the perfect balance between timeless glamour and modern-day sophistication or take the full plunge. There are many different backless wedding gowns but amongst them all you can find a dress that’s tasteful and elegant, yet still shows a bit of skin.
This trending style is available in various fabrics and silhouettes. You can apply an open or low back to many styles of wedding dresses, with luxurious texture of lace, or lightweight, flowing chiffon giving an airy feeling, or a ball gown that’s full of tulle. Embellishments can range from heavily beaded with Swarovski crystals to subtly trimmed with small hints of sparkle. Add a sense of drama and excitement to your big day in 2022 and stun your spouse-to-be and guests in a backless gown.
3: High Neck, Cut out Sleeve Wedding Dress
Highlight your great toned features. High neck sleeveless dresses, similar shape to training tops, can complement those who have nicely toned arms, and attractive shoulders. The dress can be quite fitted giving an elegant, slender and athletic look to the bride.
As many of us experienced several lockdowns over the past two years, we are now out and about in 2022 and back to training when we can. A high neck, sleeveless dress is not only stunning but can be a great reward for getting back into shape. Add some embellishments and sparkle to your gown to give it some extra glamour.
4: Regal Capes
Who doesn’t want to look like a princess on their wedding day? Or an elegant heroine? Capes and capelets have popped up on the wedding scene over the years, but this trend is going strong in 2022! From dramatic to delicate and sheer to sweeping, the wedding cape trend has something for everyone!
There are plenty of ways you can also make the cape trend your own. Try a voluminous tulle cape to accent a short, contemporary dress. This makes a stunningly unique wedding style for bold, modern brides.
What about a gorgeous cape featuring front bows and a box pleated back?
Or a contrasting black fur cape to keep you warm, whilst adding a dramatic European style to your look.
Choosing something light and delicate, or lacy, can create a romantic, butterfly wing look for the romantic bride.
If you are looking for something that makes a dramatic entrance and an unforgettable exit, a graceful flowing cape is ideal! Further, they make a great alternative to veils. They add length to your dress while feeling edgy and modern. Capes are also perfect for a dramatic change between the ceremony and reception. Simply remove your cape to let your dress shine through while you party the night away!
Bows are the best! Subtle or dramatic, they can make a statement on your wedding day! While bows might not be the most ground breaking trend, modern bow styles have been modernised, exaggerated and used to give your wedding day a bit of edge.
The modern bow is a far cry from the boring, waist cinching sashes of old. Modern bows come with scale and drama. They also work in architectural folds and asymmetric knots to create a central focus.
Further, for brides who want dresses with a little girly drama, romantic bows and ties are perfect. Dresses in 2022 are showing delicate shoulder knots and sleeves with unexpected, gorgeous embellishment.
For a more dramatic look, choose a dress that showcases an accent bow above a mermaid cut and show stopping train. It creates a stunning, feminine look that will leave your guests breathless. Further, a diagonal bow at the bust creates a modern, edgy style.
Finally, take your jumpsuit to another level with an oversized bow at the back or bust. This is ideal for making a big statement.
6: Geometric Patterned Wedding Dress Trends
Geometric patterns are one of the biggest statement styles for 2022 wedding dresses! And designers are finding incredible, statement ways of using geometric patterns in modern wedding dresses. Dresses featuring geometric cut outs or geometric lace or patterns are a romantic yet modern way to express your style on your big day. Rides can find the right dress for their needs when it comes to the range of geometric pattern styles – including gorgeous beading!
This modern style is a true chameleon, matching styles from boho to retro to glam to art deco. Geometric cuts and cut outs are perfect for an edgy touch on your wedding day. You can embrace a boho style with a stunning lace dress featuring geometric cut outs.
Or try a modern or minimalistic dress with a geometric cut out back to make a simply dress truly stunning. There are also beautiful modern dresses featuring edgy cut outs along long sleeves.
Finally, try a wedding dress in gorgeous beading or crystals to form your show stopping geometric wedding dress.
7: Puff Sleeves
Romantic puff sleeves are a real head turner. Wedding dress designers are slowly bringing back this 80s trend in a bold, modern way. These voluminous accents are coming back in a big way on the contemporary wedding scene.
Modern puff sleeves take the original 80s style but embracing a luxe, lavish look. Sheer, gathered puff sleeves make a stunning accent to minimalistic gowns. They also add a pop to a sexy modern wedding look.
Or match an ethereal tulle ball gown with whimsical shoulder puff sleeves. A gorgeous, modern Cinderella sleeve perfectly compliments a sleek corset style dress in a truly beautiful way. Further, try matching a chic, fitted gown with unexpected, oversized sheer puff, lace sleeves. This takes a contemporary gown to an all new level.
If you are looking for a luxe, feminine look, then choosing a modern style sleeve might be just what you’re looking for. Voluminous tulle is the most popular, creating volume in a subtle but modern way.
Jumpsuits are new on the scene and the perfect blend of fun and sophistication. 2022 is set to take full advantage of this new trend! These modern, trendy option for brides is sweeping the bridal scene. Jumpsuits are chic, contemporary, and break all barriers for the modern-day bride.
Sleek, wide leg trousers creates a fashionable, chic, modern wedding style. Further, bow detailing creates an alluring modern look with intricate bow detailing. Match this with a signature square train and cropped ankle pants.
For the more romantic bride, never fear! The jumpsuit can not only be edgy but also delicate and feminine. Choose a modern, sweetheart neckline with billowing wide legs. Or choose a jumpsuit with subtle detailing on the top to create an elegant chic look. As a result, jumpsuits can create a romantic, feminine, dramatic and pretty. They have the power to make you feel like a princess or a goddess and set the tone for your wedding.
Further, modern jumpsuits feature unique lace detailing, side lace inserts, or exquisite beading to create a more delicate feeling. Jumpsuits also come in gorgeous, one-shoulder jumpsuit with a dramatic, oversized bow.
If comfort is as important to you as being on the cutting edge of fashion, then a jumpsuit is ideal for you!
9: Crop Top Wedding Dresses
Modern crop-top style wedding dresses are one of the most popular trends for 2022. These are perfect for fashion forward brides and those who want to take a risk to truly wow their family and friends on their wedding day!
Starting out as a beach-boho style, this look has been given a luxe reboot. Modern looks have unique fabrics, intricate beading, pioneering cuts and creative applique.
Two-piece wedding gowns are sexy, sassy and girly, and a must for the contemporary bride. A long sleeve, sequin beaded crop top is a stunning compliment to a soft, tulle skirt. A sheer crop top also adds a sexy, contemporary feel to a vintage style.
Lace crop tops also come in a cascading, high-low cut style which drapes down the back of the bride for a modern edge. A sassy, off the shoulder style and a chiffon skirt creates a fresh, feminine style. Crop top style wedding dresses are also available with a beautiful, floral graphic pattern, making it a perfect mix of contemporary and classic.
10: Short Wedding Dress Trends
Short wedding dresses have been around for years, but 2022 they are coming in on their own. Brides love dancing the night away with ease, while still wearing a cute, sassy dress. These dresses are versatile and ideal for both modern and romantic settings – there are options for everyone!
Short wedding dresses are perfect for brides with vintage tastes. They are also idea for casual weddings, for as a reception dress for the bride who wants a longer ceremony dress – or who simply can’t choose!
Short bridal dresses are a bold choice that will take everyone by surprise. They can be sweet, feminine or sexy, depending on your style. This makes them a must for any contemporary bride or vintage lover.
Modern short dresses feature beaded floral embellishments or just enough glitz to create a dreamy, whimsical style. Or try a floral applique or plunging back. Voluminous tulle can create a modern, floral ballerina style. A high-low mini wedding dress also creates the perfect, edgy modern look.
And a stunning, playful, mini shift dress is perfect for the reception or going away dress. Try adding a fun texture, like feathers, to give the dress some playful movement.
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