Simple elegant wedding dresses have made a comeback in recent years, and for a good reason! These classic, simple dresses have an understated modern silhouette while also being breathtakingly classy. The sophisticated style is flattering on brides of any shape or size and is absolutely stunning as it keeps the focus on the bride.
What Is a Simple but Elegant Wedding Dress?
When it comes to choosing a wedding dress, the options are seemingly endless. From the silhouette to the neckline and sleeves, there are many factors to consider when deciding which design is best suited for your wedding day. You may be wondering what makes some elegant dresses timeless classics or what makes other dresses more elegant and sophisticated than others?
When choosing a simple elegant wedding dress, keep these tips in mind:
- Less is more when it comes to simple and elegant wedding dresses. Minimalism is key so keep lace, embellishments and other add-ons to a minimum for a classy bridal look.
- Figure-flattering silhouettes and structured boning in the bodice can elevate any bridal style, regardless of your wedding aesthetic. Keep an eye out for luxe fabrics like silk, satin and crepe to elevate your simple, elegant gown and definitely let your True Crew stylist know if they have a certain material in mind!
- Simple and elegant does not mean you can’t have any sparkle! Use accessories to add sparkle in subtle ways— a sparkly pair of earrings, a dainty embellished belt or lace appliques on the dress bodice that have a slight shimmer are great accents to bring in a little fun!
Elegant Wedding Dresses
There are so many different styles of simple elegant wedding dresses that our True Crew came up with a fabulous, curated list! Here are a few favorites from designers Essense of Australia, Stella York and Martina Liana to add to your try-on list:
Simple Elegant Wedding Dress
Made of luxurious satin, Essense of Australia Style D3546 is the definition of simple sophistication. With a modern architectural seaming and a sweetheart strapless neckline, a luxe textured bodice and sleek fit-and-flare skirt create an elegant low neckline illusion. Side lace cutouts highlight the hourglass figure and lead to a smooth, sheer back detail. Fabric-covered buttons add extra elegance to this classic minimalist gown.
Vintage Simple Elegant Wedding Dress
Combining vintage style and elegance, Stella York Style 7447 is a timeless royal-inspired wedding dress with a romantic twist. This crepe gown opens with a classic scooped neckline on a semi-sheer bodice, which transitions into off-the-shoulder sleeves made with soft gathered lace appliqués that can be detached as desired. The A-line skirt of this wedding dress is adorned with hand-placed floral and leaf motifs that extend down the chapel train.
Classy Simple Elegant Wedding Dress
Chic and timeless Stella York Style 7582 is a stunning addition to your special day. Sleek and modern, this simple, sophisticated column silhouette delivers effortless glam with every step. Trimmed in sheer illusion tulle, the beautiful cowl neckline is accented by delicate spaghetti straps. You can add an optional lace-beaded trim to add more drama to this timeless dress while the invisible zipper at the back ensures an ideal, classy fit. Sophisticated boning on the bodice, sides and back complete this minimalist gown for the ultimate refined look.
Simple Elegant Satin Wedding Dress
For the bride who wants a simple, elegant ballgown wedding dress with a modern twist, Stella York Style 7045 is for you. This strapless bridal gown features clean lines and modern details, including a natural waist belt that adds a flawless touch of romance to an already timeless silhouette. Plus, its sweeping skirt is sure to make you feel like royalty and leave an unforgettable impression as you walk down the aisle! This stunning and sophisticated wedding dress also has pockets!
Elegant Simple Wedding Dresses with Sleeves
If you are looking for a dress full of whimsy and enchantment, let us introduce you to Martina Liana Style 1497. This simple elegant wedding dress features detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves that gather at the wrist. A luxe strapless neckline and flattering A-line silhouette create an air of effortless romance, while a contoured pleated bodice with exposed seaming gives this dress a modern edge. On the back, sheer pleats blend into a row of fabric-covered buttons before meeting the gathered soft A-line skirt.
How Do You Style a Classic Wedding Dress to Look More Sophisticated?
If you’re going for a classic wedding dress, you may want to add subtle accessories to complement your gown. The best way to do this is to style one detail at a time.
Start with your shoes. A pair of stylish pumps or strappy sandals will go well with most classic wedding dresses. If you want something less casual, try adding a pair of statement heels with distinctive embellishments like pearls or bows— just make sure they match your dress and fit your aesthetic.
You can also accessorize a simple gown to look more sophisticated by adding a wedding veil. Choose a long veil with an embroidered edge, pearl accents or a detailed trim that matches your dress. If you are looking for something more modern, try a short fingertip or shoulder-length veil. Remember, you always want your bridal veil to enhance your elegant wedding gown, not take away from it!
Next, think about your bridal jewelry. A simple necklace or earrings can add interest without distracting from the dress itself. Keep it simple with pearls or crystals or choose something more elegant like diamonds or sapphires, if that’s more your style. If you have any family heirlooms or special pieces that are meaningful to you, wear those as well!
Ready to start shopping? Book an appointment with us to find the simple elegant wedding dress of your dreams! Dress availability varies per store.