How to Style Simple Wedding Dresses 

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If you are a “less is more” type of bride, you are probably drawn to simple wedding dresses to match your aesthetic. There are many ways to style a simple and minimalist bridal gown to make it your own. At True Society, we want every bride to feel confident and beautiful on their wedding day, so we’ve put together a few tips on how to style simple wedding dresses

What is a Simple Wedding Dress? 

A simple wedding dress is any gown with minimal details and a clean design. This can include everything from a sleek A-line silhouette to a slip dress. Often, simple wedding gowns are made of fabrics like silk, satin, crepe and Mikado, but they can also be found with delicate lace and airy tulles. 

How to Style a Simple Wedding Dress? 

There are many ways to complement and elevate a minimalistic bridal gown and create a personalized look! Here are a few simple wedding dress styling tips from our True Crew: 

  • Your Accessories: One way to add your own personal touch to a simple wedding gown is with accessories. Wedding gown accessories can range from delicate jewelry to dramatic veils. A belt or sash can add a pop of color or texture to a simple dress, while dazzling statement pieces such as earrings and tiaras could bring a glamorous touch. Brides can also consider wearing a hat or a floral crown for a boho vibe. Accessory options are endless, so choose pieces that reflect your personality and style. 
  • Your Bouquet: Wedding bouquets provide another layer of personalization to a bridal look. Choosing a small, delicate bouquet will center all the attention on the bride and the stunning, simple dress. A bolder and more dramatic floral creation would provide a striking statement that will wow your guests. If you’re looking for something out of the box, consider an asymmetrical bouquet or one with cascading greenery. 
  • Your Hairstyle: Your hairstyle is an easy and natural way to personalize a wedding gown. If you’re looking for something romantic, try loose curls or a soft updo. For a more modern look, consider a sleek bun or ponytail. When choosing their hairstyle, brides should consider the design of their headpiece, veil or hair accessory in order to achieve their dream look. 

Wedding Dress Accessory Options 

Statement Earrings 

Make a statement on your big day with a pair of dramatic earrings! Whether you choose a chandelier design or a pair of oversized hoops, statement earrings are a great way to add a touch of sparkle to your minimalist wedding dress. 

Take, for instance, these gorgeous vintage-inspired chandelier earrings with dripping pearls. They make a stylish addition to any simple wedding dress and look incredibly beautiful with Essense of Australia Style D3460. 


For a soft, fashion-forward statement, look no further than a bow! A big, fluffy bow attached to the back of your simple wedding dress is sure to make heads turn. 

If you are looking for a simple wedding dress with a modern twist, Essense of Australia Style D3404 is for you. This stunning gown features head-to-toe matte Mikado fabric, clean lines and bold accents for a fresh take on a timeless silhouette. Its detachable bow adds an ultra-modern wow factor for a truly show-stopping finish, accentuating the already incredible train and giving the gown a high-fashion edge. 

Bridal Jacket 

Incorporating a jacket into your simple dress is a great way to add some coverage and playful style. Jackets also allow you to create two looks in one — wear the jacket to say, “I do” and take it off to dance the night away at your reception. Jackets are especially useful for those brides who need a more conservative, modest look for their ceremony or a bit of warmth throughout the night. 

A long-sleeved jacket such as neve adds a fabulous touch of romance to All Who Wander raine gown with its voluminous bell sleeves and wrap detail around the waist. The jacket adds just the right amount of coverage while still showing off the stunning silhouette of the simple dress beneath. 

Bridal Headband 

A headband is a great way to infuse your personality into your simple wedding dress. You can choose a delicate and graceful headband or go for something bolder and more dramatic, like a tiara. Headbands are also great for adding sparkle or color to your look. 

A romantic ballgown such as Stella York Style 7194 makes for a beautiful canvas for an elegant headband. This beaded headband with flowers brings a touch of soft elegance to this already gorgeous dress. 

Minimalist Jewelry 

Sometimes less truly is more. That’s definitely the case with minimalist jewelry pieces. A delicate necklace or pair of earrings can add just the right amount of sparkle without taking away from your simple wedding dress. 

A chic pair of sleek earrings are a beautiful addition to Martina Liana Style 1486. Without overshadowing the simple dress, this minimalist jewelry addition accentuates the plunging V-neckline for a touch of glamour. 

Statement Hat 

For a noteworthy and fashion-forward bridal look, consider topping off your simple wedding dress with a hat. If you’re looking for veil alternatives, look no further than a hat! They are an excellent option for brides who are seeking a touch of boho vibe or for those who want to make a bolder or more casual statement. 

A simple lace wedding dress like the All Who Wander sloan gown is a fabulous foundation for a statement hat. This wide-brimmed hat adds a fun and chic element to the bridal look while adding a stylish pop of color. 


Capes are another beautiful and fun alternative to the traditional veil. They can be worn as a fashion statement to elevate your simple wedding dress or as a cover-up addition to creating a more modest ceremony look. Capes come in a variety of lengths, styles and materials, so you’re sure to find one that fits your vision flawlessly. 

There’s something ultra-modern and chic about a bridal cape, and Style D3294 from Essense of Australia definitely makes a fashion statement! The clean, traditional lines of the dress are complemented by the optional beaded cape, which features delicate pearls and flowing streamers tied together in an oversize bow at the back. 

How do I Dress up my Simple Wedding Dress? 

There are many different ways to dress up a simple wedding dress. The right hair, makeup and accessories can truly make your look stand out. Whether brides choose to go for a more classic look with a veil or tiara or want to make a statement with a cape or hat, there are endless possibilities. With the correct accents and details, your simple wedding dress can be transformed into the gown of your dreams. 

We can’t wait to help you find the simple wedding dress of your dreams and the right accessories to create your ideal look! Don’t hesitate to book an appointment and find the nearest True Society location near you. Availability varies by store

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