The highest 12 bridal tendencies for spring 2022 embrace ‘Bridgerton’ inspirational and wedding ceremony clothes


While the bridal collections were virtual again in spring 2022, the designers were definitely looking towards a (hopefully near) bright future when the weddings are back in full swing. Also because we deserve it after more than a year of rescheduled weddings and zoom ceremonies.

Whether minimalist or maximalist or in between, the wedding style trends across the board feel exceptionally solemn. Interesting and inspired details – like romantic ruffles, puffed sleeves, and a luscious mix of opulent embellishments and textures – abound. Styles range from a spectacular ball gown straight out of a fairy tale to party-like-it’s-the-roaring-twenties separates you can wear again. And, to no surprise, certain elements of our year of easy dressing and Netflix binge bing sound familiar.

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Click through the galleries of the top 12 bridal trends for Spring 2022 below.

Fantastic fairy tale dresses

Designers interpreted fairy tales and magical lore into the most elaborate wedding dresses to make the dreamiest dream wedding come true. New York’s Andrew Kwon debuted his bridal collection with a modern take on traditional bridal flowers and ruffles, while Los Angeles ‘Odylyne the Ceremony brought about the’ 80s film “Return to Oz” with exaggerated puffed sleeves, majestic ruffles and enchanted shimmer. Ines di Santo, Kim Kassas Couture and Claire Pettibone have reinterpreted Greek mythology with romantic draperies, corsetry and intricate lace. And The Atelier Couture by Professor Jimmy Choo OBE has given everything with extravagant colors, pearls and embroidery and reminded Queen Elsa’s great moment in “Frozen”.

The wedding dress

Light, voluminous shapes, romantic puffed and fluttering sleeves and seductive bare shoulders look splendid – and above all feel good – especially at outdoor weddings that will last until 2022. New York-based (and Dr. Jill Biden-approved) Markarian reinterprets Alexandra O’Neill’s signature sculptural forms in wedding dresses inspired by Renaissance portraiture. Brenna Simmons’ Nordeen takes the concept of the nap dress further with a peignoir set, debuting flexible, flowing, modern layers specially designed for weddings with a nature theme.

‘Bridgerton’ brides


You knew this was coming, didn’t you? Of course, Daphne’s exquisite cap sleeves, square necklines and corsets are heavily represented in the latest bridal collections. Take a cue from “Bridgerton” costume designer Ellen Mirojnick and let Regency decadence through opulent Featherington feathers (like an off-the-shoulder ball gown by Elie Saab), Penelope’s signature buttercream yellow (in Cemure designer Yemi Kosibah’s textured fit-and) – flare mini dress) or Eloises bows and transparent layers (in Wiederhoeft’s draped corset dresses).

Smoking hot cold shoulder

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Cutouts and asymmetry offer alternatives to the seductive off-the-shoulder aesthetic while also speaking to the hottest fashion trend emerging from the vaccine introduction. (Thanks, Dolly Parton!) Temperley London softens the look with a sluggish silhouette, floral patterns and billowing ruffles, while Savannah Miller adds a touch of edge to a long-sleeved, Greek-draped dress in her “Love Conquers All” – themed collection that ours Celebrating emerge from this very challenging year.

Statement veils and headgear

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Dramatic veils and imaginatively decorated headbands are also making a comeback. Monvieve – designer of sustainable, made-to-order veils – has seen an “increase” in requests for headgear and masks for the coming season. In addition to her own line, milliner Gigi Burris worked with the New York cool kid label Markarian on a capsule of veils and headgear, while Halfpenny London brought out the “Unveiled” capsule with statement headbands and daisy-embroidered veils to coordinate with the London-based brand’s signature parting ways.

Colourful flowers


Flowers are an eternal theme for wedding wear, of course, but this season designers have taken the nature motif to the next level with a celebratory play of colors: bold and vibrant embroidery as seen from Temperley London and Naeem Khan; stunning 3D applications by Claire Pettibone and Gracy Accad; joyful prints by Romona Keveža and White One by Pronovias.

Wrinkles please

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Designers celebrated art, textures and dimensions with expert folds. Elie Saab’s delicate, origami-folded mikado on the heart-shaped neckline almost looks like seashells. Verdin’s intricate tulle pleats create a woven pattern on a corset top. Scorcesa’s delicate tucks accentuate the waist of a red strapless dress. Kai Petty’s eclectic modern bridal line Fifth & Welshire features accordion pleats in a strapless asymmetrical dress, as well as a chic double-breasted suit and mini skirt suit.

Tied with a bow (or bows)


In the bridal collections that mirror the runways, adorable bows of all sizes are accented. Justin Alexander Signature interprets a ballet inspiration through graceful ribbons on the shoulder straps, while Viktor & Rolf Mariage emphasizes a deep step backwards on the occasion of their fifth anniversary with their characteristic oversized bow. Amsale Archive celebrates popular styles designed by the late, groundbreaking Amsale Aberra with an asymmetrical double bow that accentuates a classic strapless mermaid dress.

Street style meets the wedding aisle


Floss and side cutouts have made their way from celebrity fashion to wedding style. Gracy Accad, Patbo and Gala by Galia Lahav offer a touch of the midriff, while Kim Kassa’s Coutures criss-cross floss emphasizes a dress embroidered with champagne lace (and not skin-free).

Bold crop tops

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Separates continue to offer versatility and options, including a plethora of mix-and-match crop-top options ranging from an adorable jacquard-band-accented skirt set from Alexandra Grecco’s newer, including mix-and-match line Poppy Ball gown skirt look by White One by Pronovias extends to a corset.

So many frills


The designers also offered a variety of ways to wear ruffles for weddings, from numerous layers of ruffled tulle by Andrew Kwon and Kim Kassas to a single sculptural layer by Weiderhoeft and Amasale Archive. Philadelphia-based Sheila Frank highlights a see-through puffed-sleeved blouse with the sheen of her separate line The New Bridal Look, which speaks for the versatility we need right now.

Ceremony to the party (or to the beach)


If you’re looking for a less formal look for a civil ceremony, or a less traditional reception option – or just because – choose from a range of matching and embellished party dresses like Naeem Khans that will take you from the wedding to the after-party . This season, bridal designers speak directly to outdoor wedding days filled with sun and sand. The Brazilian label Patbo presents a literal beach wedding collection full of swimsuits and mix-and-match separates. Yolancris and Viktor & Rolf Mariage offer cheerful midi dresses with floral motifs that are even designed with bridal bucket hats.

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