Halfpenny London, Anne Barg
Bridal Fashion Week is a globally significant event for brides across the world. Individuals planning their weddings wait with bated breath for the reveal of the season’s hottest wedding looks and trends. This year was a little different, as the event was held virtually but, without Bridal Fashion Week, wedding industry stakeholders wouldn’t be able to access the new collections from a wide range of designers in one place. Here are our picks of favorite wedding looks from the Spring 2022 collections shown at Bridal Fashion Week.
Constructed of taffeta, Lucinda is an ode to old-school glamour. Complete with a statement bow, capped sleeves, and a classic neckline, this stunning example of bridal fashion is perfect for brides who want to highlight their natural beauty. A far cry from ultra-modern and minimalist designs, Lucinda’s statement bow gives soft and subtle vibes of elegance and sophistication.
As if straight out of a fairytale, Jolie is a celebration of ethereal femininity. Jolie is an illusion off-the-shoulder, A-line gown constructed of Alençon lace. An export of France, Alençon lace is renowned for its exceptional quality and beauty. Affectionately known as the ‘Queen of Lace’, Alençon has been worn by European royalty for centuries. Jolie also sports striking 3D flowers which add a divine softness to the classic silhouette.
In tribute to mermaids and beach babes, Eisen-Stein’s Glee is the perfect choice for brides whose hearts belong to the sea. Created from soft tulle and pristine white feathers, Glee combines seaside chic with laidback elegance and complete confidence in this modern, yet classic design by Eisen-Stein.
With contrasting fabrics, Mary is a tribute to classic dresses gone by. A combination of tulle and silk elevates this gown to one of our favorites for the entire season. Mary sports a three-dimensional floral corset with exposed boning and sheer underlayers. Hints of sparkle make Mary a wonderful choice for confident brides with an eye for detail.
The Louisa Veil by Halfpenny London adds extreme intrigue and glamour to any wedding ensemble. This veil is best paired with a dress of a more simple and modest design, which will allow Louisa to really shine. The veil itself is made of tulle with silk organza embellishments and delicate embroidery around the edges.
Another stunning veil design from Halfpenny London this Spring 2022 season is the Botany Veil. Offering brides a graceful and delicate design, Botany is floor-length with a luxurious train. Constructed from tulle, the veil also boasts appliqué flowers, adorned with minimalist embroidery.
Lihi Hood Couture
Modern takes on classic styles have been all the rage for the past ten years, but no dress better embodies that trend than Emma. Created as a showpiece part of Lihi Hood Couture’s Spring 2022 collection, Emma is a true show-stopper dress. Constructed completely of satin with no embellishments, this strapless ball gown offers antique glamor with a sensual thigh-high slit.
For a mode modern bride, Sage is the dress for you. Sleek satin in an A-line halter silhouette, Sage enables brides to look uncomplicatedly chic in one of the most cutting-edge designs of the season. Lihi Hood designed this collection to be effortlessly chic from the front and the back, giving brides a dress that they will cherish forever.
Look 4 from Elie Saab Spring 2022 screams timeless femininity. The dress is constructed from silk taffeta, with a ballgown silhouette. The dress’s most eye-catching detail is the fitted, pleated bodice, which vaguely resembles crepe paper in its simplicity. Paired with a statement pair of earrings and a face-only veil, Look 4 is perfect for the bride that wants some detailing on her dress but is not a huge fan of shine and sparkles.
Different dress shapes suit different bodies, and Look 8 is perfect for a bride that wants to highlight her slim waist and feminine chest. The dress is an A-line gown made of lace organza. The wow factor in Look 8 is certainly the plunging neckline and the fabric detailing. Wedding dresses need to have a balance of sensuality and conservatism – Look 8 strikes that balance perfectly.
Shorter wedding dresses are certainly not common in the celebrations we see in shiny bridal magazines. Cherie by Anne Barge is the perfect dress for brides who want to highlight their legs and show their guests that they are anything but ordinary. Only confident brides will stray this far from the traditional image of a wedding dress, and Cherie’s strapless, midi style is a dress that will be remembered for all the right reasons.
As one of the most striking designs of the season, Romanza is perfect for the daring bride. Constructed of mico-pleated velvet flocked tulle, this strapless ballgown from Anne Barge combines drama and excitement with refinement and sophistication. The neckline is flounced with material pleats, adding even more drama to the already intriguing layered tulle skirt. Romanza is perfect for brides that want their dress to make a statement on their special day!
Ines by Ines di Santo
This season, slip dresses are seemingly the “it” item for Spring 2022. Kore, while being a slip dress, is worlds apart from similar designs. Sporting a cowl neck, which flatters the vast majority of body shapes, Kore also boasts a sultry low back for added intrigue and a wrap dress design. The material is satin back crepe and it features a classic floral design, which is modernized by the shape and style of the dress. Kore is perfect for the body-confident bride who wants to show off her figure.
Isla is one of those dresses that looks equally beautiful from the front and the back. Ines by Ines si Santo showcases originality and cutting-edge design technique. Draping is not the easiest of design skills and Isla illustrates the art perfectly. Constructed of crepe, this one-shoulder trumpet gown boasts a cowl neck at the front, and an artfully, double cowl pleated back.
Imogen Top & Pants
Modern brides are always looking for a way to make their wedding outfits stand out. Alexandra Grecco has found the perfect design for a memorable wedding: Imogen. The set consists of a faux wrap top and stylish high-waisted trousers. With statement sleeves and delicate silk-blend ruffles on each pant leg, Imogen is sleek, sexy, and set to leave a lasting impression.
Sona Blazer Dress
In a cutting-edge design by Alexandra Grecco, the Sona Blazer Dress is tailored to perfection and perfect for brides who want to modernize the traditional wedding image. Sona is made of an intricate cotton-blend floral brocade fabric. Designed as a mini dress, Sona offers brides the opportunity to show off their legs while still maintaining the iconic timeless elegance that Alexandra Grecco designs deliver.
Call Me Fancy
In the latest collection by Sareh Houri, timeless charm and femininity were focus points for the Iranian designer. Call Me Fancy is a dedication to romantic whimsy complete with delectable lace and a classic silhouette. Call Me Fancy offers traditional birds a chance to show off their dainty arms and shoulders in this floor-length sweetheart neckline design.
Pride and Joy
Pride and Joy by Sareh Nouri is a structural wonder. With perfect seams and flawless construction, Pride and Joy is a dress that minimalist brides will dream about. With beautiful capped sleeves, and button detailing from the top to the bottom of the back of the dress, this design is the embodiment of chic.
Meg & Lyly
The Meg & Lyly combination from Spanish design house Yolancris is made up of a stunning coat and fairy-like dress which work together in perfect harmony. The Meg coat has an A-line silhouette with a wide, statement belt and a front opening panel. The coat is constructed from wool macramé and offers a sense of intrigue to any wedding look. The Lyly dress is perfect for fairytale inspires brides who don’t want a full-skirt ball gown.
Constructed of satin crepe, Elnora is as simple and luxurious as wedding dresses come. With clean lines, elegant design, and utter sophistication, Elnora is the perfect choice for brides who want to add a little intrigue to their stunningly uncomplicated sense of style. The dress itself boasts a mermaid silhouette, with a front slit and a modern cut-out top.