Wedding Dresses Simple

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These simple gowns prove less can definitely be more.
by Andrea Fowler

When it comes to wedding dresses, simple doesn’t mean plain—it’s quite the opposite. It means fewer embellishments and extra elegance, less volume and more streamlined or ethereal silhouettes. If you’re the kind of bride who loves when natural beauty speaks for itself (or can’t stop thinking about Duchess Meghan’s simply sophisticated royal wedding dress), then allow this to be the first step in inspiring your dress search.

Before diving into dress shopping, it’s helpful to keep a few things in mind like the formality of your venue, your price range and a few fabrics you like. For example, lace looks romantic, chiffon is lightweight and organza offers great texture. Here are 15 wedding gowns that are gorgeously uncomplicated to inspire the beginning of your dress shopping.

  1. Sexy Silhouette

    Simple trumpet wedding gown by Amsale
    L Photographie Weddings
  2. Simple Ruching

    Vera Wang wedding gown
    Jess & Nate Studios

    Gown by Vera Wang

    From: A Rustic Farm Wedding and Tent Reception at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan

  3. Beach Chic

    Classic Allure wedding gown
    Hartman Outdoor Photography

    Gown by Allure Bridals

    From: A Timeless Oceanfront Wedding at Southern Charm Beach House in Holden Beach, North Carolina

  4. Lace Details

    Mori Lee lace wedding gown
    Isabel March Photography
  5. Boho Style

    Nicole Miller bridal gown
    From SF With Love

    Gown by Nicole Miller

    From: A Bohemian, Music-Themed Wedding at Taylor Maid Farms in Occidental, California

  6. Ivory Elegance

    Ivory secondhand wedding gown
    Kirsten Marie Photography
  7. Playful Neckline

    Simple wedding gown with a structed neckline
    Katy Weaver Photography
  8. Backless Detailing

    Low-back Rivini wedding gown
    Nick Drollette Photography
  9. Subtle Flare

    Simple fit and flare lace wedding gown
    Connection Photography

    Gown by Marisa

    From: A Gold Vintage Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina

  10. Strapless Sweetheart

    Simple strapless wedding gown from David's Bridal
    A.J. Dunlap Photography

    Gown by Galina Signature from David’s Bridal

    From: A Traditional Wedding at the Governors Club in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  11. Sweet Chiffon

    Custom made beach wedding gown
    Andi Mans Weddings
  12. Romantic Metallics

    Simple boho wedding gown by Shelly Brown
    Harwell Photography
  13. Family Tradition

    Family heirloom wedding gown from the 1900s
    Readyluck

    Family heirloom wedding dress from 1900

    From: A Vibrant Vintage Wedding at Queens County Farm Museum in Glen Oaks, New York

  14. Daring Neckline

    Simple wedding dress with a sexy low-cut neckline
    Levi Stolove Photography
  15. Subtle Fabric Pattern

    Strapless sweetheart neckling wedding gown from David's Bridal
    The Brauns
  16. Delicate Beading

    Gown by Badgley Mischka

    From: An Intimate, Colorful Beach Wedding in Long Beach, California

  17. Subtle Sleeves

  18. Sweet Swiss Dots

    simple wedding dress with swiss dot detailing
    ATHENA PELTON