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Weddings sure have taken on a whole new look since the emergence of the dreaded COVID-19 virus. From shrinking guests lists to an increase in adventurous elopements, we can definitely agree that 2021 weddings are a little different. But no matter what happens, one thing is for sure…the love story we all have with the beloved wedding dress will continue. So, if you’re planning a 2022 wedding, you’ll need to know what’s in style. So, here’s the most popular 2022 wedding dress styles. Could one of these beauties be the perfect dress for your special day?

Short Wedding Dresses

Yes! That’s right! We’re seeing an increase in short wedding dress designs, and we’re kind of digging it. Since intimate weddings, elopements, and backyard weddings are on the rise, many brides are forgoing the long traditional wedding gown and opting for a bridal look that is easy to wear, easy to travel, and just perfect for a high-energy celebration. So, kick off your shoes and get ready to party; here’s one of our favorite short wedding dresses.

We love this short wedding dress because it is ultra-feminine, flirty, and super stylish. This short wedding dress is ready to party!

Bride wearing short & Sassy  tulle wedding dress
Image Source: Laguna Bridal


There is no doubt that the wedding ballgown will never go out of style. Maybe it’s because it stirs up all the Cinderella, princess, and fairytale vibes that live inside us. But no matter the reason, there is no shortage of new wedding ballgown styles to choose from each year.

Whether you fall in love with a simple ballgown with minimal details, an all-over lace ballgown, or a glamorous ballgown with lots of beading there is no doubt you will feel like a million bucks on your wedding day. But you don’t have to spend a million bucks to get the gown of your dreams.

Bride wearing dramatic wedding ballgown with ruffled tiered skirt in front of fireplaceImage Source: Martha Stewart Weddings – Jose Villa


There is something sophisticated about a sleek and tailored jumpsuit. And we love that modern-day brides are channeling their inner fashionista and rocking this style at their wedding. And the great thing about bridal jumpsuits is they offer a lot of versatility. You can choose a dramatic look, a sleek and sophisticated look, or a romantic all-over lace jumpsuit for your special day.

Image Source: Bridal Musings

Sexy Wedding Dresses

We know this style isn’t for everyone, but many brides love to look sexy. And while there may be a fine line between looking sexy and looking trashy, there are lots of sexy wedding dresses to choose from. Of course, we love the simple and comfortable slip dresses that provide a touch of sultriness without being too revealing, but there is also something totally captivating in the sheer wedding dress designs by designers such as Berta and Galia Lahav.

Even if you don’t plan to wear a sexy wedding dress, we’re sure you’ll love to swoon over these beautiful designs, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Bride standing at table in sexy wedding dress with bridesmaidsImage Source: Galia Lahav – Magia

Image Source: Mori Lee via WeddingWire

Simple A-Line wedding Dress

Another popular wedding dress style that will last forever is the ever classic A-line wedding dress. Simple in design, the a-line wedding dress is a blend of the traditional Cinderella ballgown and a more sleek straight, less fluffy design.

A-line wedding dresses offer many style qualities as they can be adorned with lace, beading, embroidery, or be completely plain. In addition, you will find them with strapless necklines, off-the-shoulder necklines, high-necks, and now we’re even seeing the one-shoulder neckline making a comeback. The A-line wedding dress is an excellent choice for any type of wedding or elopement.

Bride wearing simple A-line wedding dress with large bushes of baby breathe behind herImage Source: Savannah Miller via Wedding Wire

Dramatic Wedding Dress

If you’re the type of bride that likes to dance to her own beat and loves things a little on the wild side, how about a dramatic wedding dress that’ll blow them away? Of course, the term dramatic can mean many different things, so here are a few unique and unexpected wedding dress designs that may be perfect for your trip down the aisle.

Bride wearing wedding dress with ostrich feathers, a dramatic long sleeve wedding dressImage Source: Ellie Saab via Brides

Image Source: Marchesa Bridal via Fashionista

Floral Wedding Dresses

For an absolutely awe-inspiring wedding dress, floral prints are the way to go. Popular wedding dress designs don’t have to be traditional or boring. We love this newest and hottest wedding dress trend that features romantic and ethereal flowery prints. They may be unexpected, but a floral print screams romance, whimsy, and ultra-feminine style. So rock this look on your wedding day and live the wedding of your dreams.

Bride twirling in organza ballgown wedding dress with beautiful romantic floral printImage Source: Pinterest

Colorful Wedding Dresses

One of our favorite most popular wedding dress styles has to be the ones that embrace color. Modern-day wedding dress designers embrace their romantic side and craft gowns in beautifully soft hues such as pinks, blues, and greys and channel their inner rockstars and unveil the most exquisitely unique black wedding dresses.

Fun fact! Ancient wedding dresses were not white. Stunned? Yeah, most people are. But honestly, the white wedding dress trend was credited to Queen Victoria in 1840 when she chose to marry Prince Albert in a gorgeous white court dress. Before that, the traditional wedding dress was usually crafted in rich colors. You can find out more about the surprising history of the white wedding dress. Somewhere along the way, color kind of disappeared from the mainstream Western wedding dresses. So, we sure are happy to see the colorful wedding dress trend return.

Bride laying down in beautiful ruffled blue wedding dressImage Source: Ines Di Santo

There is nothing more coveted when it comes to clothing than the wedding dress and the fantasy story that it inspires. Most young ladies dream of the day she floats down the wedding aisle to say “I Do” to her love. There are millions of wedding dresses to choose from in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, and finding the right one for your “I Do’s” begins today. For more wedding dress inspiration, click here.