Are you dreaming of a casual wedding and laid-back wedding dress that fits your vision but still wows? True Society has you covered with a collection of casual wedding dresses that blends simplicity and sophistication for an effortlessly elegant look.
Together, we will explore what makes a wedding dress casual, how to ensure your gown fits the vibe of your wedding and how to achieve a cohesive look with accessories. Keep reading to learn more about the casual wedding dress style and see some of our favorite styles at True Society.
What is a Casual Wedding Dress?
A casual wedding dress is comfortable, stylish and easy to wear and usually includes minimal embellishments. They can be long or short and often consist of simple silhouettes that aren’t overly structured. Casual wedding dresses can be as beautiful and sophisticated as traditional gowns but with a more relaxed and effortless vibe. They are ideal for an outdoor, courthouse, beach, restaurant or backyard wedding.
Fabrics for Casual Wedding Gowns
Fabric is one element that can dictate the formality of a wedding dress. When it comes to casual wedding gowns, opt for comfortable fabrics that are easy to wear, like silks, chiffon, minimally embellished laces, crepe, tulle in moderation or even cotton or jersey.
Avoid overly stiff or heavy fabrics like satin, which tend to look more formal and may be difficult to move in. If you dream of a more ornate or luxurious fabric, try opting for a shorter dress instead, which instantly makes your look more casual.
Are There Specific Necklines or Sleeve Styles That Work Particularly Well for Casual Wedding Dresses?
When choosing necklines and sleeve styles for casual wedding dresses, the key is to strike a balance between comfort and style. Almost any neckline can be casual, although plunging styles can appear more formal and red-carpet-ready.
As for sleeves, off-the-shoulder straps, spaghetti straps and tank-style dresses all have an effortless vibe. Long sleeves can appear more formal depending on the dress’s fabric, embellishments and silhouette.
Remember, personal preference plays a significant role in choosing the right neckline and sleeve style. Try on different options to see what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful, ensuring that your casual wedding dress reflects your style and the overall vibe of your special day.
How Can I Ensure That My Casual Wedding Dress Suits the Overall Theme and Formality of my Wedding?
Casual wedding dresses come in so many styles that it may be difficult to determine if a dress you love suits your overall vision. The location of your wedding plays a significant role.
A casual dress might be ideal for an outdoor or non-traditional venue, while a more formal setting may call for subtle elegance. A mountain backdrop may pair well with boho details like flowing silhouettes and lace, while a beach wedding may call for a lightweight fabric and a train that makes for easy movement.
Think about what kind of terrain you’ll be walking through if having an outdoor wedding or what you would typically wear if you were visiting a location similar to your venue. When in doubt, you can always ask your True Society bridal stylist. They can guide you toward dresses that align with your vision and provide valuable insights on how to adapt the dress to suit the formality of your celebration.
Popular Casual Wedding Dresses at True Society
Casual Beach Wedding Dress
The beach is a great setting for a casual wedding dress, and the All Who Wander river gown is a casual beach wedding dress that wows. This wedding gown brings rustic, vintage-inspired lace to free-spirited boho style.
Classic spaghetti straps attach to a fitted, sheer sweetheart neckline bodice that shows off the underlying corset-style boning and highlights the natural waist. In the back, a soft scoop and discreet row of fabric-covered buttons add a timeless charm to this boho gown. The soft A-line silhouette completes this allover lace wedding dress and extends into a sweeping train, making this gorgeous gown one of our favorite casual summer wedding dresses.
Casual Long Sleeve Wedding Dress
Billowing sleeves in cotton chiffon make Stella York Style 7813 the ideal look for the bride who wants a casual long sleeve wedding dress. This dreamy, soft A-line wedding gown brings an element of timeless romance to your special day.
The detachable long blouson sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulder, attaching at the softly scooped neckline and cuffing at the wrist with a subtle row of fabric-covered buttons. The sheer lace appliqué-embellished bodice highlights the couture corset beneath and complements the clean, minimalist aesthetic of the flowing A-line skirt. Elegant and ethereal, this casual long sleeve wedding dress is a romantic style for the bride who wants an effortless bridal look.
Casual Simple Wedding Dress
Simple wedding dresses have been trending in the bridal world, making them ideal for the casual fashionista. The All Who Wander sloan gown is one of our top casual simple wedding dresses for the modern bride looking for a statement that says more with less.
This take on the ever-coveted slip dress is equally as effortless as it is refined, with a casual fit throughout the sheath silhouette of sandwashed silk satin. The light texture of the fabric is raw, real and unfiltered — just like your wedding day style. The basic neckline and shoestring straps play up the super low V-back, while minimal construction in the bust creates that true negligee-inspired look and feel.
Casual Boho Wedding Dress
For the bride who dreams of a bohemian bash, Stella York Style 7649 will fit their wedding day vibe. A little bit boho and very much on-trend, Style 7649 is one of our top casual summer wedding dresses.
An allover graphic lace enhances the long column sheath silhouette and highlights every curve. From wideset shoulder straps, the sheer bodice dips into a flattering V-neckline with symmetrical lace before opening into a low, open back. Hugging the hips and softly draping into a sheer sweeping train, this simple wedding dress can be glammed up for the fashion-forward boho bride or worn as a casual beach wedding dress.
Casual Plus Size Wedding Dress
At True Society, we have casual wedding dresses to flatter every figure. The simplicity of Essense of Australia Style D2761 is what makes this plus size gown so glamorous and gorgeous, ideal for the classic bride.
A plunging sweetheart neckline, reminiscent of an old Hollywood style, extends effortlessly into off-the-shoulder sleeves, creating a look that highlights your face beautifully. From the bodice, this structured Mikado gown extends through the hips before flaring out into a full skirt. Visible curved seaming highlights your figure, creating an enviable hourglass shape.
A slight V adorns the back of this gown, which is accented with buttons that run the length of the skirt and train. The back of this simple wedding dress zips up beneath fabric-covered buttons for a traditional finishing touch.
How Can Accessories Complement a Casual Wedding Dress to Create a Cohesive Look?
A few accessories can take your casual wedding dress up a notch and complete your look. When it comes to jewelry, a pair of dainty earrings or a simple family heirloom necklace will add just the right amount of detail.
If you’ve always dreamt of wearing a veil but don’t want to overwhelm your look, numerous veil styles are available for brides who do not wish to wear a formal long veil. You can opt for a short veil that goes to your shoulders or fingertips. There’s also the vintage-inspired birdcage veil as well.
As for your shoes, depending on the venue and how casual the look is, brides may want to stick with a chic pointy flat, sneakers, sandals or a low kitten heel, especially if you plan on dancing the night away.
No matter what your wedding vision may be, True Society has a casual wedding dress to bring your dreams to life! From whimsical bohemian “I dos” to cozy barn weddings, brides will shine effortlessly in our casual wedding dresses.
Are you ready to begin your dress shopping journey? You can find a True Society store location near you, then make an appointment to find your dream casual wedding dress! Availability varies per store.