Top 10 Luxury Bridal Trends to Shop for 2022 Wedding Season
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With the pause on weddings finally lifting as the latest COVID variant retreats, it’s time to think about bridal fashion and what the key trends are for chic brides this year. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the top 10 luxury bridal trends to shop this 2022 wedding season for chic brides, including florals, jumpsuits, tea-length dresses and pants.
what are the luxury bridal trends to shop this 2022 wedding season?
We’re happy to report that bridal fashion trends are defined by versatility this year, suiting every kind of occasion and personal style. As it should be.
Gone are the days when a wedding conjured images of frilly confections, lace, and veils. Of course, traditional bridal wear still has its allure but as the pandemic has forced brides to reconsider their celebrations from large, grandiose affairs to more intimate gatherings, wedding attire has followed suit.
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We see newness in the resurgence of separates, jumpsuits, and shorter hemlines that are perfect for more casual weddings (or as second “dress’ options). On the other hand, there’s also red carpet-influenced glam in looks with plunging necklines, corsetry, high collars, and capes. And why not? For brides who have had to postpone their wedding dates or who have been planning amidst a pandemic, there’s so much to celebrate! Sustainability and nature are also top of mind as vintage wedding dresses and floral embellished dresses (with color!) strike the mood of the moment.
We’ve rounded up the best luxury wedding attire options exemplifying the top 10 bridal trends this season. Get ready to say “Yes to the dress…or pantsuit.”
top 10 luxury bridal trends to shop this 2022 wedding season
Here are the top 10 luxury bridal trends to shop this 2022 wedding season for chic brides, including florals, jumpsuits, tea-length dresses and pants.
1. Floral motifs
For nature-loving brides and those who aren’t afraid to break the all-white mold, this trend is for you. Florals have long been a visual shorthand for romance while a splash of color adds an element of fun. Sophisticated yet whimsical, Monique Lhuillier’s gowns are always a faultless choice for discerning brides. This one features billowy, romantic sleeves and embroidered florals dancing on white tulle.
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2. The Pantsuit
On the fashion runways, designers have been showcasing pantsuits in fluid, oversized silhouettes for a few seasons. That has made its way into bridal as a sleek and glamorous look for the modern woman. NDS’s signature pieces are defined by fusions of masculine and feminine, structure and fluidity, sensuality and ease. This pantsuit is perfect for the non-traditional bride. And with sustainability in mind, it’s also a silhouette that can be worn beyond just one special day.
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3. Ready-to-wear separates
The pandemic bride is an irreverent and practical one. Bridal designers like Houghton, Christopher Kane, and Nordeen showed mix and match pieces that are serious on glamour but don’t take themselves too seriously. Australia-based Anna Campbell’s bridal line is full of bohemian beauty fitting for a beach or vineyard wedding. This silk chiffon skirt is a must-try for the bride who loves the separates trend this year.
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A bit of vintage elegance and sexiness combine in the wedding dress trend featuring corset bodices and exposed boning. Call it the Bridgerton effect…just make sure you can breathe! This Chantilly lace gown from Pnina Tornai, exclusive designer for Kleinfeld, is covered up with a sophisticated high neck and long sleeves while the exposed corset bodice adds some boudoir glam.
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5. Little White Dress
Short and sweet, the little white dress — minis, midis, and tea-length — is part of a modern bride’s trousseau. Perfect for civil ceremonies or as a second dress, they also make an appearance at showers, rehearsal dinners and after-after parties. Amsale’s dreamy tiered tulle dress was made for dancing the night away.
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6. Regal neckline
More than 60 years later, Grace Kelly’s wedding dress is still inspiring the wedding ateliers of today. The high neck is a regal, dramatic and graceful look for the big day as seen in the collections of Costarellos, Dana Harel, Monique Lhuillier, and more. This full coverage dress from Paco Rabanne is crafted from a semi-sheer floral lace (with stretch!) and is so Victorian-chic.
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7. Vintage Charms
If a real life princess can re-purpose a wedding dress…perhaps there’s something to be learned. When Princess Beatrice up-cycled her grandmother, the Queen’s wedding dress with puff sleeves and a wide band of silk trim at the hem, it was hailed as a modern and sustainable choice. We found this gorgeous gown from revered 1950s British designer, Jean Varon on 1st Dibs which still looks elegant so many decades later.
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8. The Jumpsuit
70s fashion is back – as well as comfort. Wedding jumpsuits have been spotted on the likes of Solange, Sophie Turner, Kaley Cuoco, and Monaco’s Marie Chevallier prompting one of the freshest trends this year. Sachin & Babi’s satin jumpsuit is sleek and graceful with a drapey fit and wide-legged silhouette.
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9. Take the Plunge
A plunging neckline no longer connotes risqué dressing. Instead, it instantly conveys a sense of high-fashion or red carpet award ceremonies. Accordingly, there are so many shape wear options (and tape!) that make this silhouette more wearable than meets the eye. We love this alluring Galia Lahav stretch crepe gown with an intricate twist detail, high front slit and sweeping train.
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12. The Cape
Modern brides need to be ready for anything, and the unexpected is one of the key luxury bridal trends to shop in 2022. Getting attention this season is bridal outerwear — from embroidered jackets to organza capes to feather trimmed boleros. Layers give brides options not only for inclement weather but to change up their looks as the evening goes on. This cape from Needle and Thread is adorned with a floral, sequin artwork creating an all over shimmer effect.
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shop these luxury bridal trends this 2022 wedding season
That’s our roundup of the top 10 luxury bridal trends to shop this 2022 wedding season for chic brides, including florals, jumpsuits, tea-length dresses and pants.
Whatever you choose for the big day, we hope it’s everything you ever dreamed of, dear reader.
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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.