For 2022 weddings, designers offered a plethora of ways to wear ruffles on the big day, from copious layers of frothy, ruffled tulle on necklines and hems, to cascading, sculptural silk tiers.
Full of movement, and totally dreamy, this ultra-romantic look made its way down the runways in droves.
Adorning backs, shoulders, and waistlines, larger-than-life bows featured across many 2022 bridal collections.
While each designer interpreted this feminine detail differently - some went modern, others retro - this trend is certainly for the bride looking to tap into her inner romantic.
Vintage-style botanical prints and hand-painted blooms dominated both the Spring and Fall bridal runways, and onlookers found this trend absolutely breathtaking!
For 2022 brides, separates continue to offer versatility, with many designers offering an array of of mix-and-match crop top options, which were paired with minis, ballgown skirts and trousers.
While florals are a mainstay in bridal fashion, 3D flora and fauna appliqués practically came to life on the 2022 bridal runways.
Just like last year, the '90s fashion trend continues to rule, and square necklines were a huge feature on the 2022 bridal runways.
When paired with chic and simple silhouettes, this modern and minimal design has maximum impact, and is perfect for a bride with modern tastes.
Shades of blush pink are nothing new in bridal, but this season saw an influx of pastel tones, from pistachio and lilac, to peach, lemon and 'something blue' shades, all featuring across both the Spring and Fall runways.
Inspired by the romantic gowns and styling from the hit Netflix show Bridgerton, Regency-era puff sleeves and so-called Bishop sleeves are set to be huge in bridal fashion for 2022.
So many bridal designers were inspired by this romantic era, so your dreams of channeling the Duchess of Hastings on your wedding day can easily be achieved!
Strapless sweetheart necklines and flowing skirts make for a timeless gown that will always be in style.
These gorgeous, massive gowns are a direct response to spending over a year in quarantine.
For the bride looking for a true princess moment, these larger-than-life dresses are perfect.
The Strapless Ballgown
Shorter hemlines have been trending for the last couple of years, but for 2022 they're huge!
From minis and midis, to ballerina and ankle-length, these looks rival any ballgown when paired with a statement veil.
The Little White Dress
From black bows and sashes, to onyx floral appliqués and ribbon details, subtle touches of black added a classically modern feel to this season's bridal designs.
Little Black Details
Hotly tipped to make their way down the aisles in 2022, corsets pay homage to the traditional wedding dress silhouette, while also highlighting the bride's figure.
For the past few seasons, trousers have made waves across the runways and, this year, they're bigger and bolder than ever!
We're seeing lots of sparkly and sophisticated power suit, tuxedo and jumpsuit options for bride who wants an alternative to the classic wedding dress.
Plus, we love a wedding look that you can actually don post-nuptials!
Power Suits & Jumpsuits
Midi and mini hemlines are a bridal trend that generally makes a return every few years, but for for 2022, this asymmetrical style is bigger than ever.
This is one trend to follow if you're looking for a gown that stands out from the rest.
The bare midriff and sexy side cut-outs are the latest crossover trend from fashion into wedding style.
Both daring and contemporary, cut-outs and exposed midriffs dominated the 2022 collections, as designers embraced the trend.
Sultry Cut-Outs & Midriffs
Another important trend highlighted at the 2022 bridal fashion weeks is sustainability.
Brides are more concerned than ever about the environmental and human impact of their clothing, leading them to choose sustainable fabrics and ethical manufacturing practices.
Whether you're after a slim fit, A-line, or full-skirted wedding dress, these off-shoulder necklines will make you feel sultry enough to sashay down the aisle with confidence.
The 2022 bridal runway shows also saw an influx of a beloved vintage bridal accessory, statement gloves!
But this ain't your grandmother's bridal accessory!
This finishing touch can feel ladylike, or innovative and edgy, and speaks to our longing for dressing up.
For 2022, bridal designers have been embracing a more dynamic, statement approach to veils with sparkles, 3D floral appliqué, colourful details and heavy embellishment.
Veils are becoming less and less about following tradition and more about expressing your personality!
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