This year's Bridal Fashion Week introduced a plethora of bridal styles that stray far from the traditional wedding dress. For the upcoming year, designers combined the old with the new, celebrating old trends from the Regency era with a modern twist. Corsets, ruffles, and puffy sleeves are paving the way for brides-to-be that allow them to stand out like never before.
To highlight the versatility of bridal fashion, L'OFFICIEL rounds up some of the top trends from the Fall/Winter 2022 collections that will make absolutely everyone want to say "I do."
This season has been breaking tradition like never before with the vibrant and vivid hues that have donned the dresses. Designers like Andrew Kwon and Romona Keveza have fully embraced the individuality of the brides, bringing together colorful fabrics, textures, and floral prints that fully embody the celebratory spirit of a wedding party.
One of the most prominent trends in bridal fashion made its comeback in the form of the ruffle. Gowns from Amsale and Marchesa implemented voluminous ruffles in their skirts, hemlines, and sleeves. Nothing makes brides feel more like a princess at a ballroom than the perfect amount of ruffles.
The Regency era has been seeing a resurgence of trends in all aspects of the fashion industry, but most particularly in bridal fashion. Gorgeous puff sleeves are quintessential to the perfect Bridgerton-inspired wedding dress, and designers like Reem Acra and Verdin are fully embracing this traditional puffy balloon sleeve style with a modern perspective.
Nothing says Regency era more than corsets, which is a beautiful element that fully accentuates the brides' bodies. Making their way down the aisle, corsets are the perfect addition that pays homage to the traditional wedding dress silhouette while also highlighting the bride's figure. Katharine Polk and Nadia Manjarrez are just two examples of how corset bodices continue to thrive each wedding season.
A sexy and contemporary style, cut-outs have dominated the 2022 collections as designers dared to be bold with this trend. With features such as back slits and bare midriffs, designers such as PatBO and Scorcesa are not shy from allowing brides to show a little bit of skin down the aisle.