Published: Monday, Dec. 27th, 2021
Not much is easy to predict about 2022’s wedding season. With the pandemic still in full gear (thanks a lot, Omicron) and couples with spring weddings already on the books keeping a nervous eye on venue and travel updates, next year feels more uncertain than most of us want to admit.
But one thing is for sure: It’s going to be a big year for weddings. Even if the weddings themselves are micro!
Here are 5 wedding fashion trends we expect to see a lot more of next year, whether we’re joining friends for a sweet outdoor minimony, tuning into to a hybrid event over Zoom, or catching up at a livestreamed afterparty.
Billie Eilish and Keke Palmer (@Keke) in wolf cuts
The wolf haircut has definitely taken the world (or at least our corner of it) by storm, popularized by stylish icons Billie Eilish and Keke Palmer.
This modern twist on a soft shag has a lot to love. Heavy fringe frames the faces and accentuates the jaw line, and added layers lend texture and movement, making this style easy to dress up for a formal wedding ceremony or shake loose at the reception.
Outdoor weddings give couples a chance to get comfortable
With more weddings taking place in comfortable outdoor settings and family homes, it makes sense that we’re seeing more denim than ever in wedding photos. Even officiants can join in this trend, but be careful – not just any denim will do.
Make sure your ceremony attire fits well, is easy to move around in, and matches the overall tone of the day. Grab some dark denim, your best pair of straight leg jeans, or that fitted denim corset, just make sure the couple doesn’t mind casual wear first.
Style your rings with photos and the wedding ring exchange in mind.
When it comes to wedding day jewelry, most of the attention is paid to the wedding rings, right? Exchanging rings is a big part of many couples’ ceremonies, and the wedding ring tradition has been around forever – since ancient Egypt! But stacking rings is more popular than ever, and with more showing up in wedding photos and videos – couples are learning how to style rings on the wedding day.
We recommend limiting stacked rings to your right hand during the ceremony, with only one or two rings on your left hand – making sure to leave your ring finger ready for the wedding band.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Harry Styles show us the right way to rock a sweater vest
It’s so satisfying when a solid retro look returns! The humble sweater vest has had moments in the sun a few times before, and it looks like this perennial favorite is back for Spring. As weddings head outdoors next year, simple layers like these give couples, guests, and officiants of all genders an alternative to traditional suit jackets and blazers.
With wedding colors trending bolder and brighter, we expect to see a few daring combinations in the months to come.
This pastel dream from MatchingLook,
and a heavenly white gown from Anthropologie
The best way to balance out a small wedding guest list? Go big with other details! Wedding dresses are getting bigger, bolder, and more ornate this year according to The Knot, and we can see what all the fuss is about. Ruffles offer an indulgent, decadent moment after a year with too few chances to get dressed up. After months of postponed wedding plans, these dresses make the wait feel worth it.
Of course ruffles won’t be the only embellishments headed down the aisle – everything about 2022 dresses and suits will be bold. More soon-to-be-weds are choosing florals, asymmetrical hemlines, vivid colors, and daring red wedding dresses and suits this year than last.
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