With so many gorgeous wedding gowns to choose from, it can sometimes be challenging for brides to know what wedding dress trends are in for 2022. This year is all about the details, from dramatic low backs to beautiful floral appliqués!
We’ve compiled the top wedding dress trends for 2022, so you are in the know as you begin your search for your dream wedding gown. Keep reading to learn which trends are making this wedding season oh-so-special and take a look at some of our top bridal styles.
Low-Back Wedding Dresses
A wedding dress with a low back is an elegant and sophisticated way to make a memorable entrance and exit on your big day! From more subtle styles to a dramatic plunging back, there are so many ways to incorporate this 2022 bridal trend.
A gown like Martina Liana Style 1305 is a gorgeous example of the classic low back trend with the addition of traditional covered buttons.
For a romantic look, try a style with an illusion lace effect like Stella York Style 7457. The leaf-inspired lace really stands out on a layer of sheer tulle that is subtly sexy but still bridal-worthy!
For a fashion-forward look, Essense of Australia Style D3488 takes the low back trend to the next level, thanks to a sheer plunging V-shaped back with artful linear beading and fabric-covered buttons. Without a doubt, wearing your hair up with any low back gown is a must. Brides can even add a beautiful crystal or beaded comb for extra shimmery detail!
Simple Wedding Dresses
Simple wedding dresses are one of the top bridal trends for 2022. This year’s simple styles are anything but ordinary, and while ornate gowns will never be out of style, dresses like silk sheaths and sleek A-lines are taking over. The details lie in the construction and silhouettes of these minimalistic gowns.
For a stunning yet simple look, try a dress like Essense of Australia Style D3460. Designed with a dramatic thigh-high slit and sheer side cutouts, it is a classic gown with a modern twist!
Another clean and traditional gown option is Stella York Style 7045. The straight-across neckline adds an effortlessly elegant touch. It also includes an optional lace-beaded trim for a more dramatic but timeless look… And did we mention it has pockets?
If you like a more fitted silhouette, opt for a gown like Martina Liana Style 1486 to flatter your curves. It features a draped bodice, deep sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder straps for a sleek and elegant bridal look. When it comes to accessorizing your simple gown, the options are virtually limitless! Pearl accessories add a timeless yet trendy touch while sparkling headpieces and jewelry bring a pop of red-carpet wedding day glamour to your minimalist bridal ensemble.
Wedding Dresses with Deep V-Necklines
Plunging V-necklines have been trending for quite some time, and they are not going anywhere for 2022!
This wedding dress trend adds a sultry vibe and hint of wow-factor glamour to any bridal gown, from a curve-hugging mermaid to a sweet A-line silhouette like Essense of Australia Style D3314. It is a vintage-inspired beauty with the traditional A-line silhouette and the trendy vibe of a plunging V-neckline and off-the-shoulder straps.
Deep V-necklines highlight the décolletage and elongate the body, especially when paired with shimmering lace and spaghetti straps, like on Stella York Style 7479. This sparkly lace fit-and-flare gown features a dramatic plunging neckline mixed with shimmer sequins that radiates trendy glamour from head to toe.
If you are looking for extra support, try a gown like Style D3339 from Essense of Australia. With its illusion insert, this design provides comfort that does not take away from the drama of the neckline, and it is still sexy.
Wedding Dresses with Exposed Boning
Exposed boning is a fashion-forward way to add a touch of romantic sexiness to any wedding dress. Not to mention, it adds incredible structure to any bridal silhouette!
Sexy exposed boning peeks through Chantilly lace for a modest, high-fashion look when it comes to Martina Liana Style 1321, which is a more subtle take on this trend. Boning is also a wonderful way to add dimension to your wedding dress.
Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1177 features exposed boning, beaded embellishments and subtle sequins that provide incredible dimension to the design. At the same time, the sheer long sleeves give the ballgown a refined, romantic touch with just the right amount of contrast.
If you want a different take on the exposed boning trend, go for exposed boning only on the back of the dress, like on Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1173. Combined with covered buttons, this dress has one amazing statement-making back!
Wedding Dresses with Floral Details
Floral laces and dimensional floral details are trending for 2022 in a big way! These romantic accents add an ethereal vibe to any wedding gown.
Feminine lace appliques like on Stella York Style 7447 are a more subtle yet sophisticated take on this trend.
Brides can also opt for bold lace appliques and 3D florets like on Essense of Australia Style D3529 for even more dramatic layered detail!
For a super romantic bridal gown that offers two-looks-in-one, try a dress like the All Who Wander Briar gown. It features detachable sleeves embellished with 3D lace and floral detailing to add a fun, free-spirited flair to your look.
If you like magnificent detail and exceptional artistry on your wedding dress, the All Who Wander Raine gown is a great option. It features a mix of organic-shaped leaves and dainty blooms that form figure-flattering patterns over the sheer bodice to really enhance the figure. When paired with the Neve jacket (seen here), this gown is the boho bride’s dream come true, not to mention that it combines the long sleeve and floral trend for the ultimate fashion-forward statement!
Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses
As mentioned above, long sleeve wedding dresses are one of the top styles for 2022 weddings, with brides opting for sleeves and straps over strapless styles this season. There are many versions of this trend, from puffy sleeves for a boho or romantic vibe to sleek lace sleeves for the traditional or glam bride.
Essense of Australia Style D3296 is a boho glam style with sheer voluminous sleeves and a shimmering sequin pattern for a statement-making look!
For brides who prefer a more streamlined silhouette, Essense of Australia Style D3284 features classic sheer fitted sleeves with stunning lace appliqués and a semi-off-the-shoulder neckline.
Lace sleeves are also a fantastic way to elevate a simple wedding gown, like Style 1437 from Martina Liana. It features a straight neckline with long, luxurious illusion tulle lace sleeves for an elegant bridal look.
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