If you’re looking for the latest wedding dress trends and the top wedding dress designers to know about, we’ve got you covered. By analysing Google search data, StrictlyWeddings can reveal the wedding dress styles and designers that are most in demand with brides-to-be right now. Wendy, spokesperson at StrictlyWeddings discusses the trends and UK wedding dress designers you should look out for in 2022:
Top UK Designers
Vera Wang – 75% increase in searches
Vera Wang takes the crown for the most sought after designer in the UK, with a 75% increase in searches. This is unsurprising as Vera Wang has an undisputed reputation when it comes to wedding dresses, especially among the A-List stars. C With a client list including Ariana Grande, who chose a backless silk column gown, Vera Wang is known for her effortless designs. Her signature pleating style is unmatched in wedding gown design. For those brides who are after a minimalistic look, try looking at Vera’s Lucille dress for inspiration.
Pronovias Privee – 69% increase in searches
Pronovias Privee took the next spot, with a 69% increase in searches. Pronovia Privee has recently collaborated with Vera Wang to create artisanal, alluring styles at more friendly prices. The Spanish brand, originating in Barcelona, provides excellent cuts that you won’t find anywhere else. From a dramatic lace style, to a subtle satin finish, Pronovia Privee’s new collection certainly provides the glamorous, luxury feel for upcoming brides.
Suzanne Neville – 53% increase in searches
British award winning fashion designer, Suzanne Neville somes in third place with a 53% increase in searches. Another favourite amongst celebrities, Christine Lampard wore a bespoke design for her wedding day, which featured lace sleeves and a plunging neckline. Suzanne Neville is the perfect option for those who are looking for a glamorous, traditional feel.
Top UK Trends
Three Quarter Sleeve Wedding Dress – 26% increase in searches
Three quarter sleeve wedding dress seems to be the wedding trend of the moment for 2022. It seems the minimalistic look is on the rise and a three quarter sleeve wedding dress is the perfect way to look effortless. Paired with a lace bodice or with a lace neckline, this style can achieve that classic Audrey Hepburn look. It is certainly worth looking into vintage wedding dresses if you’re considering this style for your big day. This is also perfect for those on a budget.
Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress – 23% increase in searches
Fresh from the 80s with Princess Diana sporting this look, puff sleeve wedding dresses came in second place for 2022 wedding trends. Now, puff sleeves don’t need to be extravagant, but they are worth considering for those who are wanting their wedding day to be a little different and perhaps more modern. Paired with a pleated shape, this wedding look seems to match those who are getting married outdoors. With an outdoor background and perhaps floral aesthetic, a puff sleeve wedding dress can contribute to a boho theme/look. If you’re considering this look don’t feel like you’d suit puff sleeves, consider mini puff sleeves for your bridesmaid dresses for a subtle nod to the trend.
Off the Shoulder Wedding Dresses – 21% increase in searches
Taking it back to the more traditional look, off the shoulder wedding dresses came in third place. A go-to choice for an elegant, classic look, off the shoulder wedding dresses come in many different varieties. Ranging from A-line styles to sweetheart necks, an off the shoulder wedding dress can suit everybody! Make sure you try on different necklines and maybe look around for different lengths too. For example a ball gown style is super glamorous, but if you feel like less is more an ankle length dress may be the one for you.
Whatever trend inspires you, make it work for you. Some might want to make a statement with their wedding dress but others may prefer subtle touches – do whatever feels right to you for your perfect day.