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30 Simple Wedding Dresses For Elegant Brides

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Many brides get tired of screaming magnificence, pathos, blissful luxury and choose simple wedding dresses. However, such a simplicity is not grey blur because modest dresses in designer collections personify the top of elegance, sophistication and refinement.

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Therefore, we have discovered several different styles of simple wedding dresses and added tips on when and with what themes these dresses correspond. Follow our helpful material below to make your perfect choice!

Photo 1-3: Beach Simple Wedding Dresses

Source: Limor RosenLee Petra GrebenauTruvelle

When planning a beach wedding, there are several important factors to keep in mind. You certainly want something that will be comfortable and cool due to the humid conditions at a beach wedding. For this type of ceremony, the most popular bridal gowns styles are:

  • Greek dress.
  • A-line dress.
  • Crop-top or two-pieced wedding dresses.
  • Mermaid gown.
  • Backless dress.
  • Transformer dress.

When choosing a dress for your beach ceremony, assure that the dress is made of a suitable material for the environment. For most modern beach weddings, consider dresses of next materials:

  • Chiffon.
  • Lace.
  • Linen and cotton.
  • Organza.
  • Silk.

Also, make sure your dress is of a proper length. Beach wedding perfectly accepts any length, including floor-length, tea-length and short dresses. However, mind the material, it should not be heavy or feature too much decoration.

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Photo 4-6: Silk Wedding Dresses For You

Source: Pinella Passaro, Liz Osban Photography,  Kiwo Estudio

There are many variables that make wedding dresses complex or simple. Simple silk wedding dresses have always been a popular option due to their comfort and the durability of the material. Often women make attempts to have extravagant gowns that are very uncomfortable. And later, they realize all too late how important comfort is on such a big day.

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Photo 7-9: Wonderful Long Sleeves Wedding Gowns

Source: Light & Lace Bridal CouturePronoviasDuke Moose Photography

In this section, we are going to discuss long-sleeved wedding dresses. While this type of dress is not recommended for a hot mid-summer wedding, there are some benefits to wearing long sleeves. The long-sleeve simple wedding dresses can help to hide and even shape arms that aren’t so becoming. Long-sleeves can also be a very popular option during colder months for casual sheath wedding dresses. In particular, there are several styles of long sleeves you can consider:

Classic long sleeve is usually a straight sleeve made of a transparent fabric with lacy patterns. It will suit brides with thin hands.

Long bell sleeve has a full flare at hem and is a very elegant sleeve style. It is also made of lightweight fabrics, according to the type of lace. This style can be picked up by a girl with full hands.

Bishop sleeve is fuller at the bottom and gathered into a cuff. It can hide a bit heavy arms and perfectly complement a Victorian wedding dress.

Juliet sleeve is a tight sleeve with a puff at the top that adds a fairy tale scent to the bridal image.

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Photo 10-12: Simple Princess Wedding Dresses

Source: RasarioRosa ClaráRosa Clará

There is an utter beauty in a simple bridal dress. One doesn’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a dress to be worn for one day if they desire not to do so. Some women are more on the practical side and can’t fathom the thought of purchasing a dress to wear only once. In general, there are 3 options you can use when shopping your wedding dress:

Wedding websites.
This is the simplest way to find a wedding dress. On the Internet, there are thousands of wedding resources that provide wedding outfits for every taste. It is important only to determine the shape and its price category. The disadvantages of this option: you cannot try the dress on before purchase, you cannot be sure that the description of the dress is true, that there are no hidden defects, etc.

Wedding salons.
This is a costlier option, but you can select the most suitable salons and go to them for fitting. There you can try many wedding gowns during few hours and receive a piece of expert advice.
The disadvantages of this option: there are a lot of salons, and if you visit them a lot and even in one day, then practically all dresses will end up looking the same. Therefore, it is better to read reviews on the Internet in advance and choose 1-2 good salons to visit.

Other places.
For example, you can order an individual wedding dress at any atelier. But the most inexpensive and practical way is to rent a dress. For such a dress you do not need to spend a lot of money. In addition, after the wedding, there will not be questions about what to do with it in the future.

The disadvantages of this option: the dress is previously dressed by somebody else, perhaps, more than once. In fact,  not everyone is ready to put on their main day a second-hand thing. In addition, there is always the possibility that you will tear/spoil your dress and then you will have to pay its full cost.

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Photo 13-15: Romantic Bridal Dresses

Source: Dainty BridalLihi Hod, Kiwo Estudio

There are several reasons why one would choose a romantic simple wedding dress. One of the most popular reasons is beauty. A dress should always stand out the bride and doesn’t have to be uncomfortable to do so.  Another popular alternative rather than going with the traditional white gown is a simple ivory wedding dress. Wedding dresses no longer have to be busy and extravagant in order to be beautiful.

In the upcoming wedding season, wedding dresses are anything, but not classic white. Ivory, cappuccino color, champagne, powdery (especially pink and blue) and other nude shades officially won the favor of future brides – these are the colors that are most popular today in wedding salons.  You can go for the option of pearls, lace, and other embellishments but there is a classic beauty in the simple white wedding dresses.

Photo 16-18: Lace Bridal Dresses For Your Wedding

Source: Marie LaporteSuzanne NevilleMaggie Sottero

The lace dresses that were widely popular in the 70’s has popped up again as a popular modern variant for wedding dresses. There is no comparison to the beauty and grace in a simple lace wedding dress.

There are various types of lace that can be used and strategically placed on your gown to embellish your figure and make you even more beautiful on this special day:

  • Alençon lace is the most used fabric in wedding dresses and is a needle lace. It usually decorated with small crystals or pearls.
  • Brussels lace features an outstanding design and floral patterns, and often is used for various wedding dress parts.
  • Chantilly lace is another charming type of lace that has a fine netting background and is widely applied for sleeves and overlays.
  • Guipure lace is special by its lack of netting and also has heavier texture.
  • Schiffli lace is machine-made one that is used as an overlay or adding. Also, it has no netting background.

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Photo 19-21: Strapless Wedding Dresses For Brides

Source: Monique LhuillierSuzanne Neville, Alamour The Label

Classics, we can see from year to year in all collections presented by various wedding designers, are strapless dresses. There are no brands that do not create such models, and the fact they are still in high demand among many brides.
However, these dresses don’t suit well every woman. They would be perfect for brides with medium or small breasts, since they draw out arms and shoulders.

We recommend wearing it for those who have well-sculpted shoulders and arms in a good shape. Note that the decollete is open, so it will immediately attract attention. If you have full hands, we recommend you wedding dresses with long or lowered sleeves which are no less elegant and beautiful. Delicate strapless dress is suitable for girls with long and thin necks, as well as for tall brides. Keep in mind that your image will ideally complete luxurious jewelry and one of the updo bridal hairstyles.

Photo 22-24: Simple Boho Wedding Dresses

Source: Vagabond Bridal, Lihi HodAlexandra Grecco

The words simple and bohemian don’t seem to belong in the same sentence. That theme tends to lean more toward the big side of the spectrum the more frilly and fluffy the better. However, there are bohemian themed dresses that are more on the simple side. An example of this type of dress would be the simple tulle wedding dresses. These types of dresses are on the big poufy side due to the design of the tulle material without being overpoweringly extravagant.

Another bohemian attribute could be a pink casual wedding dress. The reason for this dress falling into this category is the color option. Alternative colors are popular for bohemian weddings due to their ability to be different than typical traditional wedding dresses. You could easily find a simple cream wedding dress at a bohemian themed wedding for no other reason than to be different by changing the color ever so slightly.

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Photo 25-27: Beautiful Open Back Wedding Dresses

Source: Kelly Faetanini, Allure Bridal , Milla Nova

Neither a short wedding dress, seductively opening the legs, nor a white dress with a deep neckline cannot make such an impression as a backless outfit. These suitable dresses emphasize the beautiful posture of the bride and her attractive figure.

Overall, there are a lot of different wedding dresses with a cleavage in the back, such as keyhole back and scoop back dresses, and V-cut open back dresses.

The depth of such a cleavage also can vary. Some brides are brave enough to show their backs completely, up to the line of the buttocks. Others open it halfway, while the rest prefer completely draped with a translucent fabric style.

If you have decided to go with a backless dress, then consider the next necklines:

  • Cross back neckline.
  • Sweetheart neckline.
  • Strapless neckline.
  • Halter neckline.
  • Thin strapped neckline

Photo 28-30: Elegant A-Line Wedding Dresses

Source: Wanda BorgesMiss Gen PhotographyMurashka Bridal via Instagram

If the bride aims at elegance, she will have to give up the gorgeous skirt, corsets, a lot of rhinestones and other tinsels. Elegance stands for comfort, simplicity and no excessive decors. In particular, you will never go wrong by choosing these elegant and timeless wedding styles below:

  • H-line wedding dress is simple and elegant. Both high-neck and bra strap match this casual style. Moreover, H-line design is considered universal, thus perfectly fits any body type.
  • Asymmetrical wedding dress is insanely popular in wedding fashion as it helps hide different body shape cons. Thus, an asymmetrical neckline or one-shoulder dress decorated with a large brooch becomes the winning option for brides with a Pear body type, making it more harmonious.
  • A-line wedding style is unique due to its universal use. These elegant dresses suit flawlessly brides of any age and lifestyle. In particular, such a dress may be made of two different materials, for example, a lace bodice and a silk skirt.

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