These Bridal Fashion Trends Are Expected to Dominate in 2022


Wedding season is fast approaching! It’s a well-known fact that most brides prefer to say “I Do” surrounded by the blossoming colors of spring under the warm sun’s rays. Since we’ve been stuck in a rut since the beginning of 2020, more or less, the bridal trends of 2022 are emerging, and they are a unique, statement-making sight to behold! So, without further to do, let’s discuss the Bridal Fashion Trends of 2022!


Brides, it’s time to get your wedding photographer ready to capture a multitude of fashionable moments at your wedding. Have a look at Schmittat Photography for beautiful examples of modern wedding looks. Because this year, brides refuse to be held down by one look. What do we mean? Well, layers are in! In 2022, brides are using layers as a way to make multiple statement looks at their wedding. For instance, many brides are choosing a full dress complete with a wrap or blazer-like lace jacket on top of their flowing bridal gown. Their chic look for the ceremony, itself, is fully covered, glamorous, and gorgeous. When it comes time for the reception, the layered trend truly shines, as brides are removing their wraps, blazer-like lace jackets, and even some additional skirting to show off a more minimalized version of their dress sans the layers for their reception. So, same dress, different evolution.

This idea of a layered wedding look ready to make a transitional moment is challenging the traditions of wedding dresses everywhere. It’s also bringing with it a multitude of new bridal shapes and designs for more high-fashion wedding looks. And two different wedding looks mean a variety of photographs to show off after the event!


As we progress and begin to accept ethical fashion more willingly, sustainability has become a key factor in many of our purchases. Gone are the days of fast fashion and fur. This, obviously, has now transitioned into our bridal trends of 2022, as well. We want sustainable bridal brands. More importantly, we want brands that don’t just claim they are ethical (anyone can claim it), we want brands who can follow through with those claims and actually provide high-quality, luxurious, sustainable pieces. Dresses made from organic cotton, canvas, and other high-quality recycled materials are in.

When you’re done with your dress, to be more sustainable, think about donating it so another bride can experience the same joy and so your dress doesn’t go to waste.

More Coverage

Unlike trends in the past years, more formal, covering pieces with higher necklines are in. Perhaps, since we spent the last few years living in casual attire, we are ready for much more formal pieces. And we want these formal pieces to have chic turtlenecks, interesting necklines that fight the traditional low-rise cuts, and ties around the neck. We are also preferring bridal looks that have longer sleeves. Many brides are also experimenting this year with blazer-like jackets over their wedding dresses. So, on top of looks that have more coverage, pieces with more coverage that challenge traditional cuts will rule the bridal scene in 2022.

More Color

Finally, while we all love a traditional white dress for our big day, part of the current trends is fighting against the norm and allowing for change. And this includes the world of color! It’s time to add small hints of color into your wedding look (more than just ‘something blue’). Cute white pieces with light-colored or pastel florals or dots are in! Try picking a dress that showcases the traditional white look with a few small colorful designs incorporated on it. Adding color into your bridal look can easily add life to your final wedding look and can help you stand out even more in your dresses.

So, when planning for your wedding this year, think about hopping onto some of these exiting new bridal fashion trends to stand out and make a fashionable statement in 2022.

Written by Malorie Mackey
Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer based out of Los Angeles, California. Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book. Stay tuned as Malorie travels the world bringing its beauty and wonder to you. Check out