The best simple wedding dresses for the minimalist bride

Understated elegance ✨

best simple wedding dresses

by Marina Avraam |

With all the frills and cut-outs found in wedding dresses these days, it's easy to wonder whether the simple wedding dress is still on-trend. If you've never been one to dream up extravagant silhouettes and ginormous bows for your big day, then a simple wedding dress with subtle accents is the perfect option.

When we say 'simple wedding dress' we don't - by any means - mean boring. We're talking clean lines and classic silhouettes; think slip dresses, and ball gowns which, with the right amount of styling and accessories, can look just as striking as a lacey backless number.

The simple wedding dress is one adored by many A-list brides; just think of Meghan Markle on her big day or Amal Clooney's all-time classic Oscar de la Renta gown which we all gushed over.

With that in mind, we've gone on a hunt to spot the best understated, simple wedding dresses on the market, that simply exude elegance.

From budget options to pricier gowns, start shopping for your big day below.


SHOP: The best simple wedding dresses

Delphine Dress
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This dress is the best example of 'simplicity is key'. With a vintage-like silhouette, gorgeous v-neck and button-through front, the Delphine gown is understated yet incredibly graceful.

ASOS EDITION Bella plunge cami wedding dress with pleat bust in crepe
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Simple yet cheeky, this cami, plunge-neck number by ASOS is a stunner. Pair with some sparkly strappy sandals, and strut down the aisle with confidence.

Chania Dress
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Named after a beautiful city on the island of Crete, this might be the most picture-perfect summer wedding dress we've laid our eyes on. Though simple in silhouette, the v-neckline, sheer material and lace detailing on this number take it from 0 to 100.

ASOS EDITION Sadie pleated plunge wrap wedding dress in satin
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Winter brides, we haven't forgotten about you. This long-sleeved plunge wrap dress in satin is minimal, romantic and - according to reviews - fits like a glove.

Aigio Dress
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Featuring an open back and partially sheer skirt, elegance lies at the core of this floral lacey number.

Lecce Dress
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Could we really make this list without including the simplest of simple, floor-length slip dresses? This one has a low scoop back with button detailing, and a small trail for added oomph.

Gimlet Dress
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If you're a fan of the cottage-core/romance trend, then we've found your match. Reformation's dainty off the shoulder dress with ruffled sleeves is unadorned yet oh so beautiful, and has a nostalgic old Hollywood feel to it.

ASOS EDITION Josie sequin cami wedding dress
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Simple in silhouette but intricate in material, this ASOS classic cami dress with an all-over sequin embellishment will make your guests and hubby-to-be swoon.

High Neck Long Sleeve Bridal Maxi Dress in White
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From the wide neckline to the a-line fit, Chi Chi London's £98 bridal dress is a great dupe for Meghan Markle's wedding gown - and who wouldn't want to resemble a princess on their wedding day?

Liliana Dress
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Boho girl at heart? Then there's no better option than this effortlessly elegant maxi dress with frilled shoulders and a cut-out back.

Tulle Dip Hem Bridal Dress with Long Sleeves in White
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This dress is simple at the top, party at the bottom thanks to the layered tulle hem skirt which dips just above the knee.

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