Nowhere is the art of adornment more widely practiced than a wedding. During a day of extravagance, it’s usually the wedding dress that’s the most over the top. Some brides wouldn’t have it any other way. They want to walk through the biggest day of their life in the biggest, laciest, multi-layered, beaded bridal gown they can find – and that’s a-ok! For other brides, just the mere thought of a tulle, lace-laden gown makes their minimalist minds hurt.
Truth is, wedding dresses are highly personal, and the only “rule” is to stay true to your personal style. No bride should ever give up the goal of a glamorous wedding gown if that’s what her heart desires. But if you happen to live and die by Marie Kondo or envision your journey down the aisle accompanied by clean lines and no frills, a simple wedding dress that makes a statement is definitely “the one” for you.
While you may be a minimalist, that doesn’t mean you don’t value the chicer things in life. Simple wedding gowns don’t need intricate lace or flashy crystal details to make them shine. The careful craftsmanship of a simple silhouette speaks volumes without ever making a peep. Their elegant impact is ideal if you’re looking for a subtle, sexy way to frame your figure.
Are you a minimalist bride who wants a minimalist wedding gown to match your sophisticated style? These simple wedding dresses are paired down to absolute perfection.
Sheath wedding dresses are the poster children of matrimonial minimalists. They’re versatile, clean, and impossibly sexy. Pairs perfectly with destination weddings, subdued ceremonies, and modern modest nuptials. Its lines are classic and clean dipping into a low v-neck and back for architectural flair.
Want to make a (minimal) splash? This fit-and-flare mermaid cut simple wedding gown from Allure Bridals is dreamy from tip to top. The classic sweetheart neckline and low back give way to a cascade of satin buttons down the chapel train. The simple fit and silk sheath are punctuated by a whisper of lace on the hem. It’s a contemporary take on a classic cut.
Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are a trend that’s right on time, and this simple gown from Voyage Bridal showcases it flawlessly. A demure darling with crisp lines and soft details, this minimal marvel is everything we love in a simple wedding dress. Sleeves glide off the shoulders, settling near the strapless bust while a parade of satin buttons march down the fit and flare skirt pronouncing this modest wedding dress as simple and light.
Bridal minimalism is largely credited to the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex. Now, simple wedding dresses are being given the royal treatment, literally. The Meghan Markle effect is as simple as it sounds: a minimal modern wedding dress that is vaguely traditional and characterized by a boatneck and long sleeve. This Sottero & Midgley fall favorite is a sexy crepe sheath example that’s tastefully adorned with Swarovski beading down the open back.
Of course, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress wasn’t the only outfit she wore that left a lasting impression on bridal fashion. The Princess’ high neck halter reception dress is beautifully captured in this Allure Bridals version. The simple sheath wedding dress features a full open back, and sheer illusion side panels complete with a dusting of beads and crystals to accent your waist.
Love the neckline on Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, but feel like long sleeves are just a little too steamy? This simple short cap sleeve boatneck wedding dress is a great compromise. The Mikado silk bridal gown is all kinds of gorgeous with zero lace or crystal embellishments to detract from its unadorned perfection.
Chic and minimalistic is the Madison James Bridal specialty. With chiffon spaghetti strap simple wedding dresses like this one, it’s easy to see why. Sleek and slimming, the sexy low front and back is a delicate blend of nuptial minimalism.
Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle may have reinstated the simple wedding dress, but it’s long been a staple among it-brides with impeccable taste. These minimal mavens represent some of the sleekest, most regal gowns sans decoration. We for one are so excited to see these clean cuts gracing the aisle and setting themselves apart from their Chantilly counterparts.