Minimalist wedding dresses are trending right now and in a major way! These sleek gowns may not be the most embellished, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t wow your love and your guests as you walk down the aisle. Keep reading to learn how to choose the best simple wedding gown and to see some of our favorite styles for the minimalist bride.
How to Choose a Simple Wedding Dress for a Minimalist Bride
With simple wedding dresses dominating the world of bridal trends, deciding between all the gown options can be challenging! When choosing a minimalist wedding dress, keep these tips from our True Crew in mind:
- If you are looking to elevate your simple wedding dress, consider adding interesting details like sleeves, asymmetrical elements or draping to bring unexpected elements to your otherwise unadorned wedding day look.
- Take care in choosing the proper undergarments! Minimalist gowns tend to hug the body, and the lack of all-over embellishments means it will be more difficult to hide what you’re wearing underneath. Seamless undergarments are usually your best bet, but make sure to try on your gown with a variety of options before the wedding!
- Style is important, but so is comfort. After all, your wedding day is usually long, and you’ll want to feel your best from start to finish on your big day. Go with a dress that you can wear all night. A stretch satin or crepe has some give, hugs the body and is comfortable for all-day wear!
- Don’t forget the accessories! Your choice of accessories showcases your personal style and can add a fun, unexpected element to your look. Go bold with a statement earring or headpiece or keep everything minimalist and ultra-chic for a less-is-more look. We’ll tackle this topic later in this post!
Minimalist Wedding Dresses
Now that you have some tips to assist you on your dress shopping journey, check out some of our favorite minimalist wedding dresses below!
Minimalist Lace Wedding Gown
Who said that simple wedding dresses couldn’t be made of lace? Stella York Style 7370 is minimalistic with its streamlined silhouette but features head-to-toe lace with intricate floral and leaf-inspired patterns. The fit-and-flare silhouette hugs your curves beautifully, with Stella York’s signature comfort fit lining providing dance-the-night-away ease.
The open back features lace details with sheer cutouts for added interest. With beaded details throughout the gown and a scalloped-edge train with pretty lace appliqués, you’ll simply dazzle on your wedding day in this minimalist wedding gown made for the lace lover.
Minimalist Long Sleeve Wedding Dress
When two major trends join forces, you’re bound to turn heads on your wedding day! A minimalist wedding dress with sleeves always makes a stunning statement and is an excellent choice for a cold-weather wedding. The siena gown by All Who Wander is a minimalist long sleeve wedding dress in sumptuous liquid crepe fabric for the modern bride who appreciates a fashion-forward look.
The gown’s bishop sleeves puff at the shoulder before gathering at the vintage-inspired buttoned cuffs for a classic yet trendy touch. The V-neckline complements the contemporary squared open back, while the relaxed column skirt and minimalist silhouette ensure you will be comfortable from day to night.
Strapless Minimalist Wedding Dress
Modern wedding dresses and minimalist wedding dresses occasionally overlap, and Martina Liana Style 1266 combines both aesthetics for a fashion-forward gown with edgy elements. This dress brings the drama with a strapless angular neckline and center plunge, which is a departure from the classic sweetheart neckline.
A sheer back panel with figure-flattering boning and buttons adds to the contemporary look of this gown, as do the strategically placed seams. For the bride who wants the ultimate high-fashion look, detachable puffed sleeves, dramatic mermaid skirt and an optional train add unexpected, modern textures to this sleek design for a lasting impression that will stand the test of time.
Minimalist A-Line Wedding Dress
A minimalist A-line wedding dress is a beautiful choice for the bride who loves simple wedding dresses but still wants a princess vibe. Essense of Australia Style D3570 is constructed in the finest matte Mikado for an A-line silhouette with a runway-worthy structural feel.
A chic one-shoulder sleeve wraps into the pleated sweetheart bodice for a modern off-the-shoulder look, while a hidden slit in the skirt adds an on-trend and sexy touch. Fabric-covered buttons line the length of the gown for a nod to timeless bridal style. This style is proof that elegant, simple wedding dresses are anything but boring!
Plus Size Minimalist Wedding Dress
Minimalist wedding dresses are for every bride! While we have so many plus size minimalist wedding dresses, we especially wanted to highlight Martina Liana Style 1486. The fit-and-flare silhouette is a fabulous choice for the minimalist bride, but this gown takes it a step further with sophisticated contour seaming for an ultra-flattering look.
This sleek and glamorous wedding dress of couture construction is a fashion-forward look with its modern sweetheart neckline and asymmetrical bodice. It’s a stunning option for the bride who loves a contemporary twist on classic design elements.
What Accessories Can I Add to my Minimalist Dress?
Now that you’ve seen just a few of the incredible minimalist wedding dresses available to choose from for your big day, it’s time to talk accessories! Because minimalist dresses often feel like a blank canvas, your accessories can transform your look from sleek to glam to boho.
For a sophisticated look, we recommend sticking to simple accessories that make a statement. For example, pearl jewelry or a pearl-embellished pair of shoes create a clean and monochromatic appeal. For a modern yet sophisticated look, a simple pair of gold or silver hoops are gorgeous, as is a classic pair of diamond studs.
To match the vibe of your dress but still make a bridal statement, opt for a long unembellished cathedral veil, or go on the trendier alternative with a style featuring scattered pearls. The options are truly limitless!
A Minimalist Dress Doesn’t Have to Feel Plain
Love the minimalist aesthetic, but worried you’ll look plain? Great news! A minimalist dress does not have to be ordinary. Instead, opt for interesting details like draping, cutouts, boning or a touch of lace or beaded appliqués for an eye-catching gown that is not over the top. It’s all about the little details when it comes to simple bridal gowns. For beautiful minimalist styles, look no further than our selection of simple wedding dresses at True Society.
Loving the less-is-more look? For an in-person shopping experience, find the closest True Society bridal boutique. The expert True Crew bridal stylists will guide you through the process of finding the minimalist wedding dress of your dreams! Availability may vary per store.