The New York Spring 2022 ready-to-wear shows were filled with ideas for those looking to turn a walk down the aisle into their own personal runway. However, there were also looks that would be ideal beyond the big day. After all, a bride needs options. A cotton eyelet frock or a lace jumpsuit would feel softly romantic for a bridal shower or engagement party. As for brides planning a wedding in the great outdoors, look no further than the many dresses that drew inspiration from Mother Nature, as designers wove in elements of flora and fauna that seemed made for a beautiful reception dinner held al fresco. There was also no shortage of embellishments, with feathered ball skirts, fringe details, and mermaid sequins taking center stage. And if you consider yourself the more distinctive type, and find yourself itching to buck tradition on the big day, by all means. One way to go rogue is with a pretty pink tulle confection that gives sweet new meaning to “blushing bride.” Let the fittings begin!
Lace needn’t be reserved for the big day. Hit a romantic note in looks fit for every wedding-adjacent event on your agenda.
Designers drew inspiration from flora and fauna with end results that would be perfect for a wedding en plein air.
More Is More
Between the feathered ball skirts and hand-beaded bodices, the best embellished looks weren’t afraid to be extra.
City Hall Chic
Those looking to say “I do” in a civil ceremony can do so in crisp suiting or softly pleated tulle. Just add accessories.
Several looks teamed white dresses with chunky sandals or cool sneakers—a winning combination for a post-wedding brunch.
Some of our favorite dresses gave new meaning to “blushing bride” with pastel-colored confections and voluminous silhouettes.
This season also ushered in sky-blue hues that promise to bring you stylish good luck on your wedding day and beyond.