12 Best Simple Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride

Black and White Wedding Dress Photo

Simple & Minimalist Wedding Dresses You Need to See

Minimalism is a great idea for your life, your home, and even your wedding dress. A simple dress can be more affordable, more comfortable, more versatile, and even more fun to accessorize. Some of our most popular simple wedding dresses for 2024 and 2025 weddings are also our most stylish. We chose some of our favorites to help you get inspired plus some photos from real weddings so you can see simple wedding dresses in action.

1) Sleek Slip Dress Wedding Gown: By Watters Wess

Slip Dress Wedding Dress

By Watters Wess Slip Dress Charmeuse Wedding Gown

Sleek, comfortable, and effortless: the Wess wedding gown is the perfect simple wedding dress. Slip into this silky charmeuse dress for your wedding in any location from the courthouse to the beach to a luxury hotel ballroom.

2) Minimalist V-Neck Wedding Dress: Sottero & Midgley Senovia

Simple V Neck Wedding Dress

Sottero & Midgley Senovia Fit and Flare Wedding Dress

Senovia by Sottero and Midgley is simple and elegant for your walk down the aisle. Small details make this dress unique like the deep v open back, covered buttons, and illusion straps.

3) Simple Beach Wedding Dress: Rebecca Ingram Rosabelle

Strapless Simple Wedding Dress

Rebecca Ingram Rosabelle Strapless Simple Wedding Dress

Rosabelle has everything you need and nothing that you don’t. This dress is strapless with a subtle scoop neckline, features a high leg slit, and has an adjustable train in case you need to shorten or lengthen it for different events in your wedding.

4) Simple Satin Ball Gown: Sottero & Midgley Aspen

Simple Wedding Gown

Sottero & Midgley Aspen Wedding Dress

Minimalist doesn’t mean boring. Aspen by Sottero & Midgley is a couture wedding gown with a dramatic scoop neckline, asymmetrical draped fabric, and a side slit.

5) Simple White Wedding Dress: Rebecca Ingram Theodora

Plunging V Neck Simple Wedding Dress

Rebecca Ingram Theodora Plunging V Neck Wedding Dress

Theodora is the essence of simplicity because of the way it highlights its sleek crepe fabric. The dress creates a look of symmetry from every angle with a deep v neck and back.


6) Minimalist Open Back Wedding Dress: Wtoo Clea

Simple Backless Wedding Dress

Wtoo Clea Cowl Neck Simple Wedding Dress

Simple is sexy with an open back, cowl neckline, and silky soft charmeuse fabric that hugs your body. Clea by Wtoo has an easy self-tie back and spaghetti straps to create an effortless bridal look.

7) Simple Wedding Dress With Sleeves: Watters Magnolia

Off The Shoulder Wedding Dress

Watters Magnolia Off The Shoulder Wedding Dress

A bit of volume can really enhance your wedding dress without making it overly ornate. Magnolia provides airy volume using draped and ruched silk Mousseline and flowy off-the-shoulder sleeves.

8) Simple Boho Wedding Dress: Rebecca Ingram Dionne

Simple Low Back Wedding Dress

Rebecca Ingram Dionne Simple Lace Wedding Dress

Everything about Dionne is classic and minimal except the back. From the front this dress is sleek and simplistic with just a touch of lace, while the back features a sultry plunging v and gorgeous illusion lace details.

9) Simple Plus Size Wedding Dress: Rebecca Ingram Marsha

Plus Size Simple Wedding Dress

Rebecca Ingram Marsha Simple Mermaid Wedding Dress

Marsha is a smooth satin dress with a mermaid silhouette. The simplicity of this dress means that the main highlight will be flattering your figure with a tailored look that hugs your curves.

10) Simple Satin Wedding Dress: Mori Lee Camden

Simple White Wedding Dress

The Other White Dress by Mori Lee Camden Wedding Dress

At first look, Camden is ultra simple with its soft satin fabric, a cowl neckline, and delicate spaghetti straps. A few extra details are the icing on the cake: a stunning slit, an open scoop back, and covered buttons all the way down the train.

11) Simple Classic Wedding Dress: Rebecca Ingram Francine

Simple Wedding Dress

Rebecca Ingram Francine Simple Classic Wedding Dress

Simple and strapless: Francine by Rebecca Ingram is the perfect dress for any wedding venue. This dress is made from luxurious yet comfortable stretch crepe fabric with a stretch jersey lining so it can hug your body while you look and feel great all day.

12) Simple Long Sleeve Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals 9801

Simple Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

Allure Bridals 9801 Simple Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

A sexy and elegant low keyhole back is the star of Allure Bridals 9801 long sleeve wedding dress. The keyhole back is followed by a line of covered buttons that trail all the way down the chapel length train.

Simple Wedding Dresses: Real Wedding Inspiration

Check out some real wedding photos to get inspiration for your own wedding. It’s always great to see the type of dress you’re thinking about on a real person in different environments than the dress shop. Below are some photos of simple wedding dresses at some of our favorite real weddings.

Incorporating Vintage Glamor: Simple Classic Wedding Dresses

Simple Elegant Wedding Dress

Classics tend to stay in style for a reason. If you want your wedding to exude old-school Hollywood glamor or just have the simple elegance of the past, you should choose a minimalist wedding dress with a classic shape.

Highlighting Your Accessories: Minimalist Wedding Dresses

Simple Wedding Dress With Big Bouquet

Accessories are a big part of your wedding look. Choose a simple dress if you’re excited about your big elaborate wedding bouquet, are wearing a long and detailed veil, or have a gorgeous pair of heirloom earrings.

Staying True to Your Personal Style: Simply Elegant Wedding Dress

Minimalist Wedding Dress

If your everyday style is understated, classic, and effortless, then a simple wedding dress is perfect for you. Don’t feel obligated to get a big and elaborate dress just because that’s what you saw in movies growing up. Something classic like Wtoo’s Cavanaugh wedding dress is stylish and ageless.

Embracing Your Wedding Venue: Simple Beach Wedding Dress

Simple Boho Wedding Dress

Consider your venue when you’re choosing your wedding dress. Something with a big ballgown or a long lace train might not be the best option for an outdoor wedding. Choosing something like Wilderly Bride's Marlowe wedding dress means you’ll have fun boho detail in the fabric of your dress but the simple shape means you can still walk through the sand.

Staying Comfortable at Your Wedding: Strapless Simple Wedding Gown

Sweetheart Neckline Simple Wedding Dres

What kind of dress are you the most comfortable wearing? A simple, flowy dress could be the perfect way to feel at ease on your wedding day. As you try on dresses, consider how comfortable you will be sitting, standing, and dancing in each one. Often, the more simple options are also the more comfortable ones.

Reasons to Choose a Simple Wedding Dress

There are so many reasons to consider a simple wedding dress. Whatever your reason is, we’ve got a few more for you to consider:

  1. Save money: Simple wedding dresses often cost less than large elaborate gowns. Less fabric and less detail can mean they take less money and less time to make.
  2. Have fun accessorizing: A dreamy veil, a pearl necklace, detachable sleeves, an elaborate bouquet, and more are all reasons to choose a simple wedding dress. 
  3. Stay comfortable: There’s a lot going on on your wedding day and having a comfortable dress will help you keep up with all the activities. Simple dresses often have less unpredictable or uncomfortable elements to worry about.
  4. Focus on your decor: If you went all out with florals, chose fun patterned linens, or have a gorgeous venue, you may want to choose a simple wedding dress to accompany them.
  5. Enjoy your venue: A beach wedding, a mountainside elopement, or a courthouse wedding all call for a dress that’s easy to move around in and won’t get snagged on things.
  6. Simple packing: If you’re having a destination wedding you’ll have a hard time packing a huge ball gown with multiple pieces or a long elaborate train. A simple wedding dress is easy to take with you on the plane.

Simple Classic Wedding Dress

Start the Search for Your Simple Wedding Dress

Since simple wedding dresses are less complicated by default, you’ll be able to narrow down your options pretty easily. Focus on how each dress looks and feels on your body as you shop around. The most important element of any wedding dress is the bride wearing it. Check out some of our favorite simple wedding dresses to get started shopping!

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weddingshoppe
May 16, 2019 07:53

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weddingshoppe
May 16, 2019 07:53

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