What will the wedding dress of tomorrow look like? The answer to that question is up for debate. But, one thing is clear: it won’t be white and traditional. The global pandemic has changed everything we know about weddings and fashion.
It’s not just brides who need to think outside the box anymore—bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, flower girls, even the wedding party are more inventive with their outfits to stay fashionable during these uncertain times.
The world has changed, but we’ve all had to change our habits and ways of thinking in order to thrive, especially in businesses. The wedding industry, on the other hand, has recovered well. As might be expected, love remained the solid basis of recovery for not only couples but also for vendors, planners, and designers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to create the perfect wedding for couples everywhere.
With the increase of weddings and parties in today’s post-lockdown world, brides are abandoning traditional attire in favor of designs that represent their unique personalities and fashion senses. The fashions we saw in 2020 and continue to see today aren’t going anywhere; instead, we can use them as a guide to wedding gown styles through 2022 and beyond.
So, to spotlight “the gowns of tomorrow,” let’s take a look at some of the most popular bridal gown trends for post-pandemic fashion.
Trying New Things with Silhouettes
Given the rise of elopements and quickly planned (or rescheduled) weddings, bridal gown silhouettes have dramatically changed since we emerged from lockdown.
Wedding gowns have become more fashion-forward and less safe, and we expect this to continue in the future.
Mini dresses, which have long been a choice for more casual or avant-garde weddings, have now been joined by fashion-forward silhouettes, like bridal rompers, suits, and details like detachable sleeves or skirts.
The white gown will remain in vogue for traditional brides but may also be seen elsewhere in the wedding, such as on bridesmaids and other wedding guests. At the same time, unusual silhouettes that brides formerly thought of as strange or experimental will become a must-have for weddings.
Dramatic Colors and Prints
2021 was the year of color, and that trend is continuing into 2022 and beyond. Brides are opting for gowns in shades like pink, red, yellow, and blue to make a bold statement on their special day. If you’re not into loud colors, don’t worry; there are plenty of other ways to stand out from the crowd.
Botanical prints, whimsical butterflies, and colorful wedding dresses became very popular in 2021, and we think they are here to stay. These fun and romantic prints are a popular option for brides who want to make an impact without wearing a bold color.
However, this does not imply that white bridal gowns are no longer fashionable! White wedding dresses are still popular, but color is now seen as more modern, approachable, and as a form of self-expression.
If you want to include color in your wedding day fashion but are afraid to go all out, try using color in your accessories, shoes, or bridal belt!
Get Inventive with Your Accessories
If the trends of 2021 mean anything, it is clear that we should anticipate the unexpected when it comes to accessories in 2022. Nothing is off-limits, from elegant birdcage veils and gloves to unusual accouterments such as hair bows and clips, chokers, and tights.
However, there are remnants of cherished traditions; these recurring designs have simply been given a contemporary upgrade, making them feel current and exciting once again.
For example, classic drop earrings are getting a makeover—and debuting as elaborate chandelier earrings. Capes, a well-known style, are reworked with glitzy and opulent features like lace, beading, and luxurious fabrics.
We also expect to see more unique accessories such as headpieces, gloves (which add a dramatic flair), unexpected wedding belts, and high-heeled lace-up shoes for brides who want an edgier look. With all of these possibilities, it’s important to remember that accessories can make or break an outfit, so be sure to choose wisely!
The Future of Bridal Fashion
Though there is an infinite number of stunning designs and trends to select from, a wedding is a very personal event, and all final and important decisions should fall on you and your future spouse. It’s also acceptable if none of today’s fashion trends appeal to you. It’s all about you. Whatever you decide to wear on your big day should be your choice.
The bottom line is that, in the end, be true to yourself and allow your personality to shine!
So there you have it: a sneak peek at the bridal gown trends of 2022 and beyond. No matter your style, there is a trend out there for you! Be sure to stay tuned as we stay on top of the evolving wedding trends. In the meantime, get creative and have fun with your wedding planning!
The future is bright for weddings. And if you want even more inspiration than what we’ve included here, remember that there’s no such thing as a trend that you can’t rework into something new.
Visit one of our wedding dress boutiques in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami to see our excellent selection of affordable designer wedding gowns. Or take advantage of our custom-designed couture wedding gown service to create the wedding gown of your dreams.
Viero Bridal knows that many brides aren’t just thinking outside the box but are embracing fashion in a post-lockdown world. If you are looking for something unconventional—or traditional, Viero Bridal has wedding gowns and accessories for every bride. Contact us today or make an appointment to find your perfect wedding attire!