When it comes to your wedding, saying “I do” to your dream gown may just be the biggest decision to make—aside from choosing who you’ll be exchanging vows with at the ceremony. From selecting the right silhouette that will flatter your body type, to hunting for accessories to elevate the overall look, wedding dress shopping is exciting—but with so many choices available, it can feel overwhelming, too.
To make the process a little less stressful for you, we talked with top leading retailers and designers in the industry—including Christina Devine, founder and designer of her eponymous wedding label; and Jacky Cheung, director of The Wedding Gown and founder of The Styling Concepts, to find out the biggest wedding dress trends that should be on your radar for 2022. From statement sleeves to ruffled tulle gowns, these are the looks to love for next year’s nuptials.
1. Minimalist styles
Clean and simple wedding dresses have been a big trend throughout the pandemic due to the rise of micro weddings, and according to Christina Devine, the trend isn’t going anywhere soon. “Minimal shapes will forever be in style but we’ll be seeing the resurgence of the clean bias-cut gowns, modern necklines and braless daring open backs in 2022.”
Whether you are petit, full-figured, or curvy, there is a wide range of minimalist gowns that feels just as gorgeous and stylish, without all the added embellishment.