42 Classic Wedding Dresses That Are Anything But Boring

These timeless gowns will never go out of style

Updated 05/31/17

Photo by Ashbury Fair

Although we spotted plenty of avant-garde trends at Bridal Fashion Week—including statement sleeves, black chokers, and full-length capes, just to name a few—timeless silhouettes still had us swooning. Gowns with clean lines were a staple in every major designer collection this season. And you can't go wrong with a classic, right?

Minimalists, now is your time to shine in a gown with a structured fabric, architectural seams, and minimal adornment, like the new styles debuted at Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier, and Ines Di Santo. For a pared-down '90s vibe, check out the slinky sheaths from Kelly Faetanini, Lela Rose, and Liancarlo. Lace lovers, we didn't forget about you. A dress with accents only on the neckline or bodice creates a soft and ethereal look. Or go for the full Grace Kelly effect by pairing a high neckline with long sleeves.

Check out some of our favorites below—happy shopping!

Anne Barge V-Neck Wedding Dress

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"Raquel" V-neck wedding dress with midriff insert and couture bow on back, by Anne Barge

David's Bridal A-Line Wedding Dress with V-Neck

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A-line wedding gown with a V-neckline and pockets, by David's Bridal

Peter Langner

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"Amsale" ball gown in silk magnolia and lace with sequin embroidery on the bodice, by Peter Langner

Ines Di Santo

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"Promise" sheath wedding dress with bateau neckline, godet bottom, and illusion low back with signature side zipper, and complete with a large back bow and detachable train, by Ines Di Santo

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

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"Amazing" bateau neckline sheath with sheer back finished with buttons and a voluminous detachable overskirt, by Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Sareh Nouri A-Line Wedding Dress

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A-line wedding gown with an off-the-shoulder neckline, by Sareh Nouri

Kelly Faetanini Chiffon and Lace Wedding Dress

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A-line chiffon and lace wedding dress, by Kelly Faetanini

Theia Tulle and Lace Blush Wedding Dress

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"Elise" blush wedding dress with cap sleeves and a Chantilly lace bodice over a layered Spanish tulle skirt, by Theia

David's Bridal Lace Wedding Dress

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Lace wedding dress with a V-neckline and an illusion back, by David's Bridal

Oleg Cassini Lace Wedding Dress

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Lace ball gown with a sweetheart neckline, by Oleg Cassini

Pronovias Ball Gown with Bateau Neckline

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Ball gown with a bateau neckline and lace panels, by Pronovias

Maggie Sottero

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"Cordelia" lace ball gown with three-quarter-length sleeves and a beaded belt, by Maggie Sottero

Rosa Clará Lace Wedding Dress

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Lace ball gown with a scalloped neckline and long sleeves, by Rosa Clará

Marchesa Ball Gown with High Neckline

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Ball gown with a high neckline and long sleeves, by Marchesa

Monique Lhuillier

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"Juliette" silk white and silk faille floral-embroidered ball gown with a dropped waist and structured circular skirt, by Monique Lhuillier

Ines Di Santo

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"Elena" dropped-waist wedding dress with contoured seaming along the bodice and skirt, hidden pockets, and a sleeveless wide square neckline, by Ines Di Santo

Legends Romona Keveza Wedding Dress

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Ball gown made of silk shantung taffeta, featuring illusion cap sleeves with beaded off-the-shoulder detail and Swarovski rhinestone buttons on the back, by Legends Romona Keveza

Temperley Bridal Wedding Dress with Bow

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Wedding dress with a bow accent and pockets, by Temperley Bridal

Carolina Herrera Ball Gown with V-Neckline

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Ball gown with V-neckline, by Carolina Herrera

Reem Acra Wedding Dress with Scoop Neckline

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Wedding dress with scoop neckline, by Reem Acra

Rebecca Ingram Wedding Dress with Beaded Belt

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Wedding dress with V-neckline and beaded belt, by Rebecca Ingram

BHLDN Wedding Dress with Spaghetti Straps

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Wedding dress with spaghetti straps and sweetheart neckline, by BHLDN

Style 8970 Justin Alexander Wedding Dress

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Style 8970, dupioni-silk ball gown with plunging V neckline and keyhole back, by Justin Alexander

Randy Fenoli for Kleinfeld

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Style R3404, "Grace" sleeveless mikado ball gown with modified Sabrina neckline, natural waist, box-pleated skirt, pockets, and beaded floral appliqués, by Randy Fenoli for Kleinfeld

Peter Langner

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"Sydney" strapless ball gown in silk organza with quilted bustier, by Peter Langner

Anne Barge

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"Bennett" strapless ball gown, accented by beaded embroidery and belt, by Anne Barge

Yumi Katsura Strapless Wedding Dress

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Ball gown with strapless neckline, by Yumi Katsura

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

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"Classy" flared portrait collar gown with back finished in self-covered buttons, by Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Justin Alexander Satin Mermaid Wedding Dress

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Style 8933, satin mermaid wedding dress accented with an apron tulle-and-organza skirt, by Justin Alexander

Monique Lhuillier Strapless Trumpet Wedding Dress

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"Divine" buttercup stretch-satin strapless trumpet gown with sweetheart neckline and a pearl and jewel encrusted caplet, by Monique Lhuillier

Beloved by Casablanca Bridal Wedding Dress

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Style BL236, wedding dress with V-neckline and buttons running down the length of the back, by Beloved by Casablanca Bridal

Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress with V-Neckline

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Wedding dress with V-neckline, by Oscar de la Renta

Liancarlo Sheath Wedding Dress

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Sheath wedding dress with V-neckline and buttons running down the length of the back, by Liancarlo

Lela Rose

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"Beacon" plunging V-neck crepe gown with a pearl choker, by Lela Rose

Kelly Faetanini Wedding Dress with Camisole Bodice

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Relaxed trumpet wedding dress with a V-neck camisole bodice and spaghetti straps, by Kelly Faetanini

Savannah Miller Wedding Dress with Cowl Neckline

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Wedding dress with cowl neckline, by Savannah Miller

Anne Barge

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"Bardot" strapless column dress with detachable watteau train, by Anne Barge

Rosa Clará Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves

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Wedding dress with cap sleeves, by Rosa Clará

Pronovias Mermaid Wedding Dress

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Mermaid wedding dress with bateau neckline and cap sleeves, by Pronovias

David's Bridal Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Neckline

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Mermaid-cut wedding dress with illusion lace neckline, by David's Bridal

Nouvelle Amsale

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"Philipa" wedding dress, by Nouvelle Amsale

Style 8936 Justin Alexander Wedding Dress

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Style 8936, crepe long-sleeved wedding dress with beaded illusion back, by Justin Alexander

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