New year, new trends. We’re kicking off the New Year with a list of our favorite trending bridal gown looks! These wedding dress trends for 2023 and 2022 weddings are straight out of a dream!

1. Square Necks

It’s hip to be square, from fast fashion to couture, square necks and straight necklines are having a moment – and our millennial hearts are here for it. We love how square neckline wedding dresses give an effortlessly chic look to any wedding dress, while still providing support.

2. Sparkle

All things glam has been a trend for a while now, but this year, wedding dress designers have made it crystal clear: glitter is here to stay. Layers of sparkle tulle and embroidered sequins dazzled everyone (especially me) at bridal fashion week, promising no dull moments in 2022.

3. Victorian Romance

Have to thank our favorite binge-able show “Bridgerton” for making romance a legitimate trend! From soft and flowy silhouettes to romantic ruffles, these romantic wedding dress designs are making our hearts race.

4. Balloon/Puff Sleeves

Full A-line and ball gown silhouettes aren’t the only things that are allowed to be flowy or puffy! We’re so into the puff sleeve trend, which adds a trendy element to your wedding look, without losing the romance we require from our wedding dresses.

5. Visible Corset Elements

There’s more to being sexy than dropping necklines down to the waist; and visible corsetry is the way to add the perfect amount of sexy to your wedding look. Exposed boning and molded cups really elevate your wedding dress, plus you’ll be getting some excellent structure to hold you in all night long!

6. Texture, Patterns and Colors, Oh My!

I think this trend comes from the fact we’ve spent the last year in our homes staring at blank white walls, and it’s time to mix it up. We love the way designers have spent this season experimenting with fabulous textures, 3-D elements, unique colors and modern patterns, making your gown a unique piece of fashion you’ll never want to take off. Classic ivory lace will always be queen of the wedding fashion world, but we’re thrilled to see designers using new materials, textured materials and new colors from the Crayon box.

7. Oh, Slit!

Just like corset elements, slits are a modern way to up the sexy factor of your wedding dress, without making too many guests blush (at least, not a deep red blush). Slits are fun and flirty, plus they add some much-needed ventilation into your gown when the dance floor starts to heat up! Obsessed with this trend, but your dream dress doesn’t have a silt? Ask your bridal stylist and the person doing your alterations how to add one!

8. Statement-Making Backs

We’re excited to see the focus come back to the back! It’s all about gorgeous, low backs, fun details and dramatic trains this year. This idea is hardly revolutionary, but it’s hard not to notice that trains have been steadily becoming more detailed and backs dropping lower and lower. We just hope that these dramatic trains are the only things that are dramatic on your wedding day.

9. Modern Minimalism

Just because a gown is minimalist, doesn’t mean it’s simple or boring. This year’s trending clean gowns are definitely proving that point. Designers are taking structural, clean fabrics, like Mikado and Silk Faille, to a new level and we are loving the sophistication that is heading our way!

10. Sleeves

Gone are the days when we saved a long sleeve wedding dress exclusively for a winter wedding. We’re seeing brides say “Oui” to sleeves all year around!  We love how sleeves extend your gown’s details from head to toe to fingertip. Don’t want to sweat in long sleeves? Don’t sweat it. Detachable sleeves or lace jackets are a great way to get this trend without spending the day overheating.

Ready to see the newest trends and find your dream dress for your 2022 wedding? Contact us to reserve your appointment!

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