Simple wedding dresses are the epitome of elegance and are ideal for the bride who wants to define her fairytale moment. We like to think of a simple bridal dress as a canvas that a bride can truly make her own, personalising her wedding day look with jewellery, accessories, even a statement heel. It’s often the details at a wedding ceremony that give a glimpse into the bride’s style, and simple elegant bridal gowns draw the eye to the finer elements of an overall look.
The minimalist bride will delight in the variety of options available to her, from pared-back ball gowns to silky slip dresses, fitted long-sleeved gowns and slinky strapless edits. The choices are seemingly endless.
Taking a step back from heavily embellished gowns presents an opportunity to focus on the silhouette of the dress. Making time to truly discover the type of gown that enhances the best features and hides any perceived flaws is one of the most valuable things a bride can do. It will imbue her with confidence on her wedding day, and for the coming years as she understands the shapes, necklines and silhouettes that work for her figure.
Telling a story through simplicity
There are many simple wedding dress styles, with decisions to be made on the silhouette and the neckline. A strapless neckline on a simple bridal dress creates a minimalist look that invites the bride to weave a narrative through statement earrings or a necklace, or consider leaving her hair loose.
When a simple wedding gown is selected by a bride, all attention is on her. It gives her more choice in the accessories she chooses to pair it with. A statement heel peeking out from below a lustrous satin hemline can create an eye-catching contrast with sparkling crystals, wispy feathers or luminescent pearl details.
Long sleeved wedding gowns are trending currently, as the royal brides opted for this exquisitely elegant look that offers coverage while still exuding an air of whimsy and romance.
The type of fabric used for a simple wedding gown and the shade of the material is an important consideration that also enriches a bride’s style narrative. Fluid silk that drapes around the frame is a lovely choice for a modern bohemian bride, while smooth satin that sculpts the figure and shimmers in the light is a popular choice for traditional brides, or those looking for support and structure in a contemporary silhouette.