The 2022 wedding season is upon us. After many months spent at home, couples have had a long time to consider how to express themselves on the big day. Timeless style and a flourish of let-loose extravagance flow through this year’s wedding dress trends.
The little white dress
Shorter hemlines and leg-baring minis and midis have exploded into nuptial celebrations in recent years with warm and sunny springtimes enabling brides to ditch the length. A paired down LWD combined with a chic veil makes for an aisle-worthy outfit. And it’s one that can be danced within long into the night. 2022 weddings are going big on choice so layering is ‘in’ with thrown-on shawls and wraps as optional extras should the breeze pick up. Accessorise the little white dress with a nod to the untraditional with statement choices in gloves and jewellery.
Bridal suits and separates
Jackets and blazers are taking the suit from the boardroom into the ballroom for 2022 wedding days. If the traditional bridal gown is a ‘down the aisle’ statement, then matching sets and sleek tailoring enable the full ensemble to be centre stage from the ceremony to the after-party. It’s not all about the jacket either – trousers are making waves with loose legs, side splits and even shorts if you’re feeling daring. Bridal jumpsuits are still big too but are morphing from minimalist to maxi with lacey finishes and pantalettes.
Pastels and understated colourful hues
Blush wedding dresses were big in 2021 as was ‘Bridgerton blue’ – a new entry into the celebratory colour palette delivering stately elegance. Expect to see understated colourful themes continue with pastels and earthy tones reflecting our ongoing reconnection with nature. Perfect for late summer or autumn weddings, rose gold, copper, and metallic soft pinks are crossing over from bridesmaids outfits into complementary hues for the bride herself.
A rustic hue flowing through the bridal party with hints of blush pink, dusty rose, light blues, pale yellows or sage greens can transform the big day theming. A venue like Hyde Bank Farm, where the stone barn, rolling fields and mature woodland combine perfectly for softer-focus wedding photographs as the sun sets behind the trees completes the occasion. Add in a bright red tractor for the perfect rural contrast!