A new couture season also means plenty of wedding dress inspiration as designers put their spins on the white gown. The spring/summer 2022 season certainly didn’t skimp on creativity, offering a range of silhouettes and statement elements for future brides to choose from.
For the minimalists, delicate and dainty pieces were created by Chanel and Ronald van der Kemp. Virginie Viard’s version meant stripping the dress back to a slip form lined with pearlescent sequins at the neck and sleeves, and the latter’s was a timeless column dress with a sequined train. Fendi took the embroidery route, rendering it entirely on an off-white number in a classic feminine shape that flatters the curves before flaring out at the hem. Dior‘s bridal outfits mainly featured excellently tailored cream-colored separates with the exception of a mesh-like dress with a V-neck. Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad did the princess gowns best, with both Lebanese couturiers sending voluminous dresses down the runway, complete with embellishments. There were also dresses meant more for the maximalists and less for the faint of the heart. Reimagined from Jean Paul Gaultier’s archives, Glenn Martin’s figure-hugging and sheer design leaned into the goth bride aesthetic, and Viktor & Rolf’s Dracula bride wore a dropped-waist dress with a tulle skirt and fanned-out sleeves on a raised shoulder.
Scroll to take a look at the best wedding dresses from the spring/summer 2022 couture season.