Wedding Dress Trend: '90s Minimalism

Wedding Dresses
Minimalist Trend


So he popped the question, congrats! After you've taken the perfect engagement ring selfie, told all of Facebook and Instagram that you finally found the One and narrowed down a date, comes the most critical part of the wedding planning process: The Dress.

But what happens when you're not into lace, tulle, embroidery, full skirts, and corsets? Not to worry minimalist bride, we totally get you. While we swoon over a big bridal moment, we know that's not for those whose style channels more '90s Kate Moss than bridal Kate Moss. A minimalist bride is less of an oxymoron than one might imagine and the Fall 2016 runways were living proof. From Amsale to Reformation (you know them, your go to for all things '90s minimalist), designers were all about the decade that saw Winona Ryder rise to style icon. It's like if the norm core trend decided to go bridal. So throw on your adidas Stan Smiths and head to the bridal salon with no fear '90s girl, modern minimalism is the chic, understated, and sophisticated trend of your dreams.

Here, three of our favorite ways this trend is walking down the aisle.

Minimalist Trend Reformation

Photo: Reformation

Is there anything that says '90s more than a square neckline? If you're looking to make a sexy statement without all the bells and whistles, Reformation is your go-to. The brand's Noelle dress is basically what Bridget Fonda's character in Singles would have worn to her wedding (in our dreams to Matt Dillon). Backless and no frills, we're sold!

See more: All the Bridal Trends From Fall 2016

Minimalism Trend Rosa Clara Dress.jpg

Photo: Courtesy of Rosa Clará

This long sleeved gown by Rosa Clará gives another interpretation of the trend. The long sleeves have us feeling very Addicted to Love in a modern and extremely sophisticated way. It's the perfect blank canvas to let your modern, art-deco inspired jewelry do the talking on the big day. Or some serious Wonder Woman cuffs a la Solange Knowles.

Minimalsim Trend J. Mendel

Photo: Luca Tombolini /

If you're a modern art lover at heart, the minimalist dress that serves as art sculpture is for you. Linear and with pointed edges, we saw A-line dresses with a modern tone all over the runways. This way of rocking the trend just screams city wedding to us.

And for a little extra inspiration, we serve up Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, the ultimate minimalist bride married in a Narciso Rodriguez 1930's-inspired sheath in 1996, this trend's peak.

Minimalist Trend Carolyn Bessette.jpg

Photo: Denis Reggie

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