Wedding Dress Trends We Are In Love With

Looking ahead to the coming bridal seasons, we are excited about what wedding dress trends are on the runway. Designers have been creating some wow-worthy bridal gowns with something for every kind of bride. From daring to simplistic to whimsical to alluring, all the dresses are for modern brides who want to look gorgeous and fashionable on their wedding day. 

 

To inspire your search for the dream dress, let’s check out some of the wedding dress trends for this season. While they might not all appeal to your taste or suit the kind of wedding you are planning, it is exciting to swoon over the styles we will see in 2022 and 2023. 

 

The Blooming Beautiful Gown

Spring is finally here, literally and figuratively after a long winter of Covid lockdowns and date changes. Designers are taking inspiration from the new season by incorporating sweet florals and bright colors into wedding dresses. The florals might be part of the print or embroidered onto the fabric. If you are having an outdoor or destination wedding, a Spring-inspired style might be appealing. It’s throwing away tradition in the sweetest way possible and the great part is you can wear your wedding dress again to a party or event. 

Dress by Monique Lhuillier, available at I Do Bridal, Seattle

 

Party On!

Flirty party dresses are back and girls just want to have fun! If you have great legs and want to show them off, the party dress is for you. Brides who want to wear a formal gown for the ceremony and change to a new look for the reception might go for a party dress that says let’s dance! They are also great for a bridal party, rehearsal dinner, or if you are eloping. This wedding dress style also gives you an excuse to buy those amazing bridal heels you have been dreaming of. Your shoes will be on show so they are just as important as the gown. 

Dress: Gia Mini by Sarah Seven, via sarahseven.com. Available thru The Dress Theory, Seattle

Off-the-shoulder Numbers

We’ve seen Meghan Markle rock the off-the-shoulder look at fancy events and now it’s popular with wedding dresses too. This style has made a comeback many times. Off-the-should bridal gowns are elegant but don’t expose too much cleavage and come in various necklines. With your hair up or down, they look fabulous and you can show off some sparkly bling at the same time. For a classic look that will not look dated when you reminisce over your photos in years to come, go for an off-the-shoulder wedding dress.

Dress by Sophia Tolli; available at Samila & Co, Redmond, WA

 

Lace Looks

Lace never goes out of fashion because it’s so feminine and elegant. You can go all out with a full lace gown or add some lace detail in the skirt or sleeves only. You can dress lace up or down and it comes in many shades of white and other colors. The Dress Theory in Seattle stocks gorgeous lacy, one-of-a-kind lace dresses by Rue De Seine. With bohemian vibes that are dreamy and romantic, there is a huge collection of lace dresses to choose from. They also have other designers who favor using lace in their creations so take some time to browse their site and book a consultation when you are ready to shop. 

Avril Gown by Rue De Seine; available at The Dress Theory, Seattle

Colorful Bridal Gowns

A subtle hint of color in a soft pink or blue can give your bridal look romantic vibes that will have all the guests commenting. Having a colorful gown is a unique idea trending this coming bridal season. The color can be brighter and more obvious for the adventurous bride. Ombre or layers of tulle can add pretty drama to a colorful gown and we are in love with this concept. If you are not shy of color, you might be a bride who gravitates towards a bright bridal gown. 

Reign blush ombre gown by Kelly Faetanini. Available at A and Bé Bridal, Seattle

Suits You

The gown that is also a suit is so fashion-forward and is being pulled off by confident and empowered brides. Pants with a dress-like top, lacey tops and wide-legged pants that flow beautifully are some of the many versions of the suit-style wedding dress on the runways this season. Wearing a gown and changing to a non-traditional white bridal pant for the reception is a way to wear two gorgeous but different looks. While not a local bricks and mortar location, we think you’ll find a lot of fun inspiration at LittleBlackTux.com

 

Tuxedo style inspirations from LittleBlackTux.com

Elegant Gowns

You can’t go wrong with an elegant gown. Who doesn’t want to look a picture of elegance on their best day ever? Elegant gowns are wonderful for church, chapel and formal weddings but can look just as appropriate at a garden or beach wedding. Elegance can be interpreted in many ways, from sleek, clean lines to whimsical ball gown styles. Add a long veil, dramatic make-up and high-end jewelry and you are going to have the elegant look perfected. I Do Bridal in Seattle has an impressive range of elegant gowns. Their team of lovely bridal experts is waiting to help you say yes to the dress.

Fowler gown by Sottero and Midgley, Maggie Sottero. At I Do Bridal, Seattle

Detailed Dresses

We always obsess over dresses with plenty of detail. For the tailoring to features like pockets and dramatic backs, there are so many ways a bridal gown can be detailed. Luxury bridal magazines and blogs always feature details bridal gowns because brides can’t get enough of them. Swoon over the gorgeous gowns at Something Blue Boutique in Puyallup. With a vast range of designers in stock, you can find the perfect detailed wedding dress in their shop for sure. 

Essence of Australia available from Something Blue Boutique

Final Tips
When you are looking for your dream wedding dress, we have some advice. Try on as many dresses as possible. You might not expect to fall in love with the feminine gown with slight princess vibes, but it might be the one once it’s on. See what looks great on your figure and what styles might not be so flattering. If you keep an open mind and invest time trying on plenty of dresses, you might find the one on your first shopping day. 

 

Another hint is always to wear heels when trying on dresses and, if possible, take along one or two trusted friends, aka fashion advisors, who will give you honest opinions on how you look. Finally, start shopping early but make several fitting appointments near your wedding date to allow for any weight change. 

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