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5 Bridal Fashion Trends That Are Perfect for Your Destination Wedding

The latest trends in today's bridal styles to inspire and perfect your big-day look.

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Ana Sofía Saavedra |

Planning a destination wedding involves a lot of steps: finding a good resort for everyone, making the arrangements for the ceremony, going over the guest list, and so much more. But this is your day, and there’s a very important element you can’t overlook: your dress. 

Regardless of where you’re getting married, you, like every bride, want to look as beautiful as ever. However, you also need to think of where you’re getting married: everyone loves a romantic beach wedding, but would you like your luxurious train to be filled with sand as you walk down the aisle? Probably not, and we can’t blame you. 

Thankfully, you’re not alone in this endeavor. Here at Destination Brides, we’ve compiled some of the biggest bridal trends the runway saw for Spring 2022. And while wedding dresses aren’t a one-size fits all affair, here we list some of this season’s most versatile styles, so that regardless of your location, you can feel beautiful and comfortable. 

1. Short Dresses

Even if we tend to think of long gowns for wedding dresses, designers this season seemed to disagree. Several designers, such as Markarian and Oscar de La Renta have included short models among their collections, and they showed us you don’t have to sacrifice elegance when you sacrifice length. Just like their longer counterparts, short dresses also come in a variety of styles, and you can be sure you’ll be able to walk down the aisle with no problem (as long as you choose the right shoes, of course!). And if you won’t get married for a while, don’t worry: Brides states this trend looks like “is here for seasons to come.”. Dress pictured: Markarian, Bridal Spring 2022.  

Floral short dress markarian

2. Off The Shoulders 

If you’re looking for a sweet, romantic style for your wedding dress, off-the shoulders sleeves will surely add that touch. Besides their fashionable flare, off-the shoulder sleeves are also quite versatile, and will work in a variety of styles and length. The Spring 2022 season saw a lot of short sleeves, which are more suited for a warmer destination. However, if you’re getting married at a cooler venue, there’s plenty of long-sleeved off-the shoulder dresses, which will still make you look your best. If this is a style you’d like to wear on your day, some of the designers that featured these included Lili Hod, Neta Dover, and Viktor and Rolf. Dress pictured: Lili Hod, Bridal Spring 2022. 

3. Colorful Florals 

If you’re a fan of non-traditional wedding attire, but still want to wear a dress, this trend is for you. These floral embellishments, ranging from dainty appliques to colorful printed fabric, will make you pop out from the crowd. Designers such as Romona Keveza, Markarian, and Monique Lhuillier featured these embellishments. This style relishes in its romantic look and can add a touch of sweetness to your look. It’ll be an especially good fit for any bride that wants to get married at a garden, or a lush, green venue.  Like many of this season’s dresses, they come in varying lengths too. Dress pictured: Monique Lhuillier, Bridal Spring 2022.

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4. Minimalistic Dresses 

While a lot of this season’s trends draw from unconventional silhouettes and styles, there’s something for every bride. If you find yourself 

wanting a simpler dress that will still be stunning, you’re in luck. Minimalist gowns were seen across the collections of designers such as Justin Alexander, Lili Hod, and Savannah Miller. These are often sleek and form fitting, with little to no adornment, but they prove you don’t need much to look dazzling on your special day. These are often A-line or slip dresses, but they vary in their types of sleeves and necklines. You can look modern and chic or have a bit of a vintage flare to your look with the minimalistic trend. Dress pictured: Savannah Miller, Bridal Spring 2022.

Savannah-Miller Minimalistic

5. Transitional Pieces 

In recent years, there has been a growing number of brides interested in having two dresses: one for the ceremony, and one for the reception. If this is you, then transitional pieces are the way to go. These are also known as 2-in-1 dresses, and just like this name indicates, you can remove or add a piece and have two looks. Besides being fashionably versatile, it can also save you some money, which is an especially nice perk when planning a destination wedding. Some designers that participated in this trend included Alexandra Grecco, Danielle Frankel, and Savannah Miller, as listed by Brides and The Knot. Dress pictured: Alexandra Grecco, Bridal Spring 2022


Are you planning on incorporating any of these trends into your wedding look? Regardless of your answer, hopefully this list got you thinking on what you want to wear on your special day. 

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