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Let’s face it, a lot of wedding dresses are well, extravagant. From intricate beadwork to layers upon layers of tulle to fine lace detailing, many gowns come with a lot of embellishments. And that’s okay. As a bride, you should indulge and be true to your personal style. If that means decking yourself in all the glitz and glamour a gown has to offer, do it. If your visions of "the one" are less lace and ball gown and more clean, architectural lines, and zero fuss—you're a minimalist bride. And for you, that means finding a simple wedding dress that still makes a very big statement.
As a minimalist, you prefer things simple but this by no means equates to boring, especially when it comes to your wedding dress. From impossibly chic slip dresses to body-skimming column and mermaid silhouettes to clean and modern ball gowns, the options for simple wedding dresses are endless.
Whether current trends have you leaning towards throwing a casual backyard wedding or you're a minimalist bride who craves clean lines and the ease of a relaxed silhouette, we've curated the best simple wedding dresses for every bridal style and budget.
Julie de Libran Crystal-Embellished Silk-Satin Gown
If you're a bride-to-be with a minimalist aesthetic, then a simple slip dress is a no-brainer for your wedding day but if you're looking for an elevated version of this classic silhouette, then opt for a style with unexpected details. This silk-satin slip from Julie de Libran features an exquisite crystal embellished back and a high slit at the front.
Nouvelle Amsale Strapless Ball Gown
Brides who covet traditional styles and clean lines will love this modern take on a classic silhouette. Featuring a gentle train and an impressive abstract bow, this gown is perfect for a black-tie affair.
Alex Perry Cape-Effect Crepe Gown
Choosing to wear a simple gown doesn't mean you can't bring the drama! This lightweight crepe gown with a modern cape-effect is giving us serious Solange Knowles vibes.
Floravere Lace Cutouts Dress
If you're having a summer wedding, sheer lace cutouts are the perfect way to show some skin and to stay cool. This A-line gown also features a center slit making it super easy to glide down the aisle and around the dancefloor.
David's Bridal Strapless Plus Size Dress
This clean and modern stretch crepe strapless gown hugs your body in all of the right places. Designed with a form-fitting bodice and curve-accentuating princess seams, this David's Bridal gown couldn't be any more flattering or timeless.
Galvan Lines Charmeuse Slip Dress
A slinky slip dress is the epitome of effortless chic. Whether you're getting married at City Hall, in a ballroom or in your backyard, this simple silhouette is never out of place.
Stella McCartney Violet Cape Wedding Dress
For the fall or winter bride, a cape dress is a sophisticated way to make a statement and stay warm. A minimalist style like this would pair well with delicate jewelry and monochromatic heels.
Alexandre Vauthier Crystal Belt Gown
We love this relaxed yet sophisticated style for a courthouse or city wedding. Dress this look up with ornate accessories for some elevated sparkle.
Floravere Flocked Velvet Dress
For a winter wedding, long sleeves and velvet touches are a must. This dreamy Floravere gown comes complete with gauzy sleeves flocked with velvet details.
Jenny by Jenny Yoo Minimalist Slip Gown
Not all slips are created equal. How a slip dress is constructed is very important from the draping right down to the placement of seams. This Jenny by Jenny Yoo style features a soft cowl neckline, an empire bust seam, and a bias-cut skirt that gives way to a gentle train to create a truly figure-flattering design.
Zara Long Sleeveless V-Neck Dress
This relaxed and unfussy dress has us dreaming of romantic summer nights. Wear yours with a pair of woven sandals or a modern mule.