Get swept away into a bridal dream! These minimalist bridal gowns are all about pure simplicity and elegance. They display the best in modern fashion design for brides.
When choosing a wedding dress, you should reflect both your own style and the theme of your wedding. Many brides like to be covered in lace and embellishments. However, this traditional look is certainly not for everyone.
Many modern brides are now steering towards clean lines and sharp silhouettes. That means minimal detailing and crisp white fabrics. Today, we’re looking at our favorite minimalist wedding gowns that exhibit this fresh take on design.
Brides have more choices than ever before. If you want to buck tradition but still wear a gorgeous white dress, these gowns are a great option. You’ll also find a mixture of styles, meaning you can flattering your own shape, too.
The key to picking any dress is to suit your body type and personal taste. These fashion-forward wedding dresses are for the sartorially savvy among us! They will also evolve to become modern classics in the years to come.
Ready to imagine walking down the aisle? Here comes the best-dressed bride..
The Best Minimalist Wedding Dresses 2017
Bridging the gap between traditional and modern, this lustrous satin gown ticks every box. Brides will relish the mermaid silhouette with sweeping long train. The off-white color tone gives it a flattering and less-stark tint.
The design features no heavy embellishments – it’s fuss-free. The plunging neckline and seamed skirt still gives it a regal touch. The drama comes in way of design: the flared skirt that culminates in sweeping reams of fabric to form a long train.
The shape is body-conscious, with the neckline held steady with a sheer insert. That ensures easy wear on your big day. From behind, narrow straps and a low back show off a slither of shoulder.
The dress creates a gorgeous hourglass shape that will suit almost any body type. Its simplicity is balanced with flawless design elements. It will be unequivocally gorgeous on any bride.
Style this dress with a loose chignon bun, natural dewy makeup and a sparkling bracelet. Add your chosen bouquet – any color will pair up well. Go modern with narrow strap white or nude heels.
Yet another noteworthy mermaid gown tops our list. This one stands out for its pretty and traditional sweetheart neckline. Its clean lines are balanced with a sweeping train and glittering, embellished straps.
While this wedding dress is minimal, it is fair from being overly simple. The strap detail adds a unique focal point. The figure-flaunting shape is still subtle enough and communicates a sophisticated vision.
This ivory gown is form-fitting until around knee length. It then flares with enough boldness to elicit many a dropped-jaw as you walk the aisle. The mermaid shape is a no-fail silhouette that is just right for most wedding themes.
If you want to wear a necklace – this dress will allow for it. Alternatively, let those sparkling straps stand out further by opting for less jewels. Add glowing bronze makeup and loose, wavy hair.
This a-line gown is for the bride who wants to look fresh and fashion-forward. Avoiding being overtly traditional, the focal point of this dress is its cut-outs. Two midriff cut-outs echo the rectangular shape of the plunging sheer neckline.
This unique feature creates a bodice that is so original and flattering. The cut-outs show off just a slight amount of skin, creating an elegant final look that is sleek and modern. From the bodice, this dress then flares with a voluminous, slightly pleated skirt and train.
This dress style is endlessly flattering. It conceals shoulders and hips, highlighting your narrow waist. It is seamed along the bust to create supportive structure.
Pair this dress up with accessories that reflect its style. White barely-there heels and a choker style necklace in silver or gold. Side-parted straight hair is all you need to complete the look.
You can also experiment with a bright red lipstick and a clean ‘no makeup’ style eye. Alternatively, opt for classic smokey eyes teamed with a pale pink lip.
A high neckline is juxtaposed with plunging sides in this long off-white bridal gown. Beautifully figure-skimming, this dress has a unique bodice with triangular side-splits. The waist is then punctuated with a seamed waistline.
The skirt half flares in subtle pleats, creating flow and movement that is so fluid. From behind, this gown offers another big design statement. A circular cut-out that leaves your back open and exposed.
This design also offers a short but flared train, adding some drama but remaining very wearable. That means no need to switch dresses for the reception – this will be comfortable throughout. The a-line style makes for a body-conscious fit that flares in all of the right places.
Team this up with a sparkling bracelet or chandelier earrings. Wear your hair in an up-do if you want to highlight the open back. Add a touch of blush and a pink-hued lipstick to complete your dreamy wedding look.
Looking for something strapless to sizzle in? This fit and flare bridal design has the most simple and refined of necklines. However, it brings some boldness into the mix with its attention-grabbing over-skirt.
The over-skirt adds an original fairy-tale twist to this minimal, sleek piece. The dress is otherwise without embellishment, simply with strategic seaming to add structure. That creates a fitted bodice, but flared skirt – an always complementary shape.
This wedding dress has the best of both worlds. It has elements that tick the traditional box, while its also crisp, modern and tailored. It’s a modern classic that will never age, and will forever look beautiful in those wedding snaps.
Dress this bridal gown with one piece of sparkling jewelry. Then wear your hair in a half-up hairstyle to give it a relaxed yet formal look. Makeup should be natural yet with one focal feature.