Another Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone, but in its wake is a hoard of new wedding accessory trends we can't wait to see on a wedding aisle. After all, a bridal gown is nothing without a few accessories by its side.
It's clear that we must expect the unexpected for Fall 2022. From chic birdcage veils and baggy gloves to unconventional accessories like sunglasses, chokers, and tights, really nothing is off-limit. But there are still nods to treasured trends of the past; these reoccurring looks have just been given a much-needed update, making them feel fresh and exciting once again. Take drop earrings for example. What were once delicate dangles are now glamorous, show-stopping chandelier earrings for 2022. And capes, another veteran trend, are reimagined with sparkling fabrics and hoods.
Ready to see what else is in store for Fall 2022 bridal accessories? Scroll to discover the seven biggest accessory trends of the season, plus how to incorporate them into your own wedding day fashion.
There's something so effortless about birdcage veils and perhaps that's why so many bridal designers showed them off this season. The short veil, which is meant to sit like a cage over your face, is synonymous with the cool-girl bride and well suited for the casual, intimate celebrations more couples are now drawn to. Whether the veil is paired with an A-line gown from Odylyne the Ceremony, a blazer dress from EDEM, or even a jumpsuit as seen at Houghton, we promise you this: you won't miss a floor-length veil.
We've seen bows on wedding dresses for several seasons now (and it never gets old either!), but for Fall 2022, bows are back in a new way: as a hair accessory! From dramatic oversized pieces by Marchesa Notte and Amsale to dainty tied ribbons at Scorcesa, this season proves that this romantic accessory trend is more versatile than it sounds—meaning no matter your bridal style, a bow belongs in your wedding day look.
Not into hair bows? Try hair clips instead! We saw so many variations this season, from blooming floral fasteners at Marchesa to shiny barrettes at Blush by Francesca Avila. Hair clips are also the perfect accessory to dress up your hair once the veil comes off after the ceremony. Bonus points if you wear them down the aisle instead of a veil, too!
With each recent bridal season, we see more and more capes on the runways, however, the emerging trend has been given a dramatic upgrade for Fall 2022. In short, the capes brides will be wearing in the near future are not your typical garments. Think all-over embroidery, sequined fabrics, and even hoods! Don't believe us? Let designers like Ines Di Santo and Nadia Manjarrez convince you.
One way to add sophistication and drama to any gown? Gloves! The beloved accessory of the past is making its way into bridal fashion yet again. But lucky for brides, there is no one way to incorporate this trend into your wedding day look. From long and matte to baggy and sheer, brands like Amsale, EDEM, and Odylyne the Ceremony showed the many ways to style this fashion on the runway.
Chandelier Drop Earrings
Last season we saw several drop earrings on the runway, but Fall 2022 has made them bigger and better. Chandelier drop earrings, as seen at PatBO, Kaviar Gauche, and Jenny Yoo to name a few, are best suited for the bride who wants to make a statement or have a little fun. Just be careful with this trend: Gorgeous earrings like these could steal the show over your dress (but who said that is a bad thing anyway?!).
Like we said before, expect the unexpected for Fall 2022, especially when it comes to accessories. Playful brides will drool over the pearl-encrusted sunglasses and blue booties by Grace Loves Lace, while daring brides should brace themselves for the chunky diamond chokers at Kaviar Gauche (talk about a statement!). Andrew Kwon even paired some of his mini dresses with lace tights. Which adventure will you choose?