2022 Wedding Dress Trends

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When it comes to planning your wedding, there are lots of things to think about. It is probably fair to guess that nothing is likely to get as much consideration as your wedding dress. While the past few years have been full of cancellations and delays, 2022 seems to be the year to stride ahead and purchase your dream outfit.  The pandemic has had an impact on what people are looking for. Plenty of brides have opted for more pared-back looks to match more low-key weddings. However, many brides have wanted to wear something spectacular, to celebrate finally having their big day!

Whatever style you are after, this guide will help you understand the wedding dress trends of 2022. You don’t have to follow trends, this may just help to inspire you!


Capes have been a popular choice for brides and have been a wedding dress trend for a while. Bridal experts don’t see the trend of capes going away any time soon! Capes can add that magical touch to your wedding dress and give you an opportunity to layer, in a similar way that detachable sleeves and overskirts do. Bridal experts also note that not wearing a veil is becoming more popular, so a cape can really provide that finishing touch.


If a veil is your kind of thing, big magical veils are definitely in-trend this season. Veils can really elevate your look and make the simplest of gowns become bridal. If you are looking for your wedding outfit to be more edgy and fashion-forward, a 3D applique veil is a great choice.


You could argue that this isn’t a trend, this should be here to stay! Sustainability should be on the top of everyone’s list. A bride can be sustainable in so many ways, from choosing to manufacture in the UK, using recyclable packaging and repurposing the off-cuts from the fabric. Many brands now repurpose or donate all of the cut-offs so that no extra fabric ends up in landfills. Brides shouldnt think of their gowns as a single wear item, you can wear it again or pass it down as an heirloom. 

Brides can also rent a wedding gown, which is also great for sustainability and helps to avoid spending tons of money! It is a great way for you to wear a designer you may have thought you never would be able to and is much kinder to the environment.


Sleeves are a classic, simple and effortless way to give a dress the WOW factor you are looking for. They have filtered from the catwalks into real-life bridalwear and were one of the biggest trends at London’s Bridal week in April 2022. Sleeves have become a popular choice in recent years, as seen on Millie Mackintosh’s wedding dress and have been showcased by many designers. There are many options of sleeves available and you can have them as plain, or as detailed as you like


If you are looking for a classically cool, nonchalant vibe for your big day, the suit is a great choice! There has never been a better time for brides to wear suits. Tailored two-pieces have been all over catwalks and red carpets for the last few seasons. 

Wedding suits are powerfully elegant, whether sleek and figure-skimming or with volume to spare. You don’t need to spend a fortune either, where the catwalk leads, the high street follows, so you can easily get a stunning suit that is affordable.

Interchangeable Separates

This is another trend that bridal experts don’t see going anywhere for a while! If you are a bride who wants to be non-traditional and is opposed to wearing wedding dress, interchangeable separates are a perfect choice for you! Interchangeable separates are a great choice for many reasons, including if you have a smaller wedding dress budget. By investing in separates, they can last you a lifetime and you can incorporate them into your wardrobe to be worn over and over again! 

The beauty of separates is that you can really pick and choose your top and bottom, whether you want something to look like a dress when put together or are looking to show off a little midriff. with so many different styles and designs you can create the look you really want.  

Whether you want it to look like a dress when put together or want to show off a little midriff, separates allow you to choose the look that you really want. The beauty of separates is that the choice is virtually limitless! They are still a popular choice in 2022, worn by the likes of Ellie Goulding and Hilary Duff.

Ellia Bridal

Here at Ellia Bridal, we are a bridal boutique for everyone! We know that all brides are different and have beautiful collections of dresses from LadyBird, White Rose Bridal and Louise Bentley, offering many styles. Our aim is to find you the perfect dress with our expert, friendly and honest advice. To get in touch with us, please call 01908 039470 or email info@elliabridal.co.uk.