10 Wedding Dress Trends from the Spring 2022 Bridal Fashion Week Collections

The of-the-moment styles you need to know now.

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Design by Tiana Crispino/Brides

We can't believe it, but another Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone! And as with prior seasons, we'd like to take some time and reflect back on the three-day virtual event. To start, we truly appreciate how designers have adapted to the current times, specifically with the pre-recorded videos they used to debut their collections. Each video served as a bridal mini-movie, and the designers were able to showcase their brand's personality and ethos—an inside look we don't typically get to see with regular runway shows.

As for trends, traditional and non-traditional looks both dominated the virtual runways. Even though 2020 highlighted the "new-age" bride, designers seemed optimistic about the future of weddings. Many created various iterations of the "modern ballgown", for brides who still want a princess moment on their big day. We also saw a surge of mini dresses (as expected!) and bridal separates. Feathers, florals, and sexy silhouettes were also major trends that were noticeable throughout the entire week.

Ahead, we're excited to share the top 10 trends we saw from the Spring 2022 collections.

01 of 10

Floral Motifs

Florals for spring? Well, you know how the saying goes! This season, floral motifs dominated and we found this trend absolutely breathtaking. Brands like Markarian presented mini dresses with three-dimensional floral appliqués, while others like Alyne by Rita Vinieris and Marchesa presented gowns full of florals, sequins, and beading. There was a version fit for every bridal aesthetic.

Markarian

Markarian

Photo by Oriana Layendecker

Marchesa

Marchesa spring 2022

Courtesy of Marchesa

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Courtesy of Alyne by Rita Vinieris

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Dramatic Feathers

With the return of large-scale weddings soon approaching, designers are providing brides with the opportunity to amp up their bridal fashion. Dramatic feather details were seen in several collections, including Elie Saab, Naeem Khan, and Marchesa Notte Bridal.

Elie Saab

elie saab

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Naeem Khan

NK

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

Marchesa Notte Bridal

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Courtesy of Marchesa Notte Bridal

03 of 10

Bridal Separates

We said it once and we'll say it again, we absolutely love the increase of non-traditional bridalwear—especially bridal separates. For brides who prefer multiple pieces, as opposed to wearing a wedding dress, this is your time to shine! Separates were heavily seen in the bridal fashion week circuit, most notably by Scorcesa, Nordeen, and Yolancris.

Scorcesa

Scorcesa

Courtesy of Scorcesa

Nordeen

Nordeen

Courtesy of Nordeen

Yolancris

wedding suit

Courtesy of Yolancris

04 of 10

Deep V-Necklines

Deep V-necklines were a huge trend this season, appearing in almost every collection that debuted. Wona Concept, Dana Harel, and GALVAN are only a few of the designers that embraced this daring aesthetic.

Wona Concept

WC

Courtesy of Wona Concept

Dana Harel

dana harel

Courtesy of Danna Harel

GALVAN

galvan

Courtesy of Galvan

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Sexy Silhouettes

Sexy silhouettes also made their mark this Bridal Fashion Week, with form-fitting dresses, sheer illusion, open backs, and skin-baring designs. Some of our favorite pieces were from Eva Lendel, Mira Zwillinger, and Marchesa for Pronovias.

Eva Lendel

Wona concept

Courtesy of EVA LENDEL

Mira Zwillinger

Mira Zwillinger

Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

Marchesa for Pronovias

paulanda

Courtesy of Pronovias

06 of 10

Balloon "Puff" Sleeves

Regency-era designs are currently having a major comeback, so it doesn't come as a surprise that many brands embraced puff sleeves this season. If you're looking for a modern-day Bridgeton-inspired dress, tap into the collections from Odylyne the Ceremony, Wiederhoeft, and Savannah Miller.

Odylyne the Ceremony

Odylyne the Ceremony

Courtesy of Odylyne the Ceremony

Wiederhoeft

WIEDERHOEFT

Photo by Forged in the North

Savannah Miller

Savannah Miller spring 2022

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

07 of 10

Thigh-High Slits

It's safe to say that after a year of staying indoors, brides will be looking to step out and show a little skin when it's time to say "I do." And in such, many designers have opted to incorporate thigh-high slits into their designs—including dresses from Ines Di Santo, Sareh Nouri, and Fifth & Welshire.

Ines Di Santo

ines di santo

Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Sareh Nouri

sareh nouri

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

Fifth & Welshire

fifth & welshire

Courtesy of Fifth & Welshire

08 of 10

Transitional Pieces

Transitional pieces have been forecasted to be a huge trend for the next few years, and the abundance of bridal capes, overskirts, and removable sleeves show just that. Bridal designers like White One by Pronovias Group, Justin Alexander Signature, and Alexandra Grecco all showcased different versions of these timeless pieces—perfect for brides looking for a two-in-one look.

Alexandra Grecco

Alexandra Grecco

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

White One by Pronovias Group

white one

Courtesy of Pronovias

Justin Alexander Signature

wedding dress

Courtesy of Justin Alexander Signature

09 of 10

Mini Dresses

As expected, mini dresses were front and center this season. Naeem Khan, Sareh Nouri, and Andrew Kwon all provided gorgeous variations of this popular trend. A trend we believe is here to stay for seasons to come.

Naeem Khan

naeem khan

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

Sareh Nouri

Sareh Nouri

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

Andrew Kwon

AK

Courtesy of Andrew Kwon

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Corset Bodices

Corset bodices also made a major comeback this season. Eisen-Stein, Morilee By Madeline Gardner, and The Atelier Couture by Professor Jimmy Choo, OBE are only but a few brands that incorporated this structural element into their dresses.

Eisen-Stein

Eisen-Stein

Courtesy of Eisen-Stein

The Atelier Couture by Professor Jimmy Choo, OBE

jimmy choo

Courtesy of The Atelier Couture

Morilee By Madeline Gardner

MORILEE BY MADELINE GARDNER

COURTESY OF MORILEE BY MADELINE GARDNER

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