We’re here to put the “mod” in modest wedding dresses, because if you’re in the market for a bit more coverage, there’s not one single reason in the world to compromise on style, comfort, perfect tailoring, flirty gorgeousness, unique details, general happy vibes… (you get the picture). And with modest bridal gowns as a fabulously unexpected trend for 2020, your selection for your upcoming wedding is bigger and better than ever. Keep scrolling to see 10 of our top styles from Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, and Rebecca Ingram!
Long-Sleeved Wedding Gown: Antonia Leigh
First up on the “unique details” front is long-sleeved modest wedding gown Antonia Leigh, featuring illusion cutouts and a gorgeously textured lace. This boho gown offers coverage for a winter wedding, but adapts for warmer seasons with luxe stretch jersey and featherlight layers. Ooh la la!
Geometric Lace Sheath Wedding Dress: Geraldine Leigh
The math is simple: a boho sheath modest wedding dress is happiest in geometric motifs and flirty shimmer. Consider Geraldine Leigh your most magical formula for a unique and stylish statement.
Romantic Modest Bridal Gown: Tina Leigh
It goes without saying that your wedding is a day to flaunt your style and captivate the camera. The slenderizing effect is strong in this Tina Leigh romantic modest bridal gown, featuring figure-hugging stretch jersey under vintage-chic lace. (It offers all the coverage you need with zero weigh-down factor.)
Modest Crepe Wedding Dress: Cosette
Feeling the easy-breezy persuasion? Looking to show off your shoulders and waistline? Pair an illusion-trimmed lace bodice with a soft crepe skirt, add a flower crown, and you have a summer-ready celebration in itself with our dreamy Cosette.
Couture Modest Wedding Gown: Chauncey Leigh
You’re a runway goddess. You’re drawn to texture. You’ve got a killer eye for detail. (All of which is sometimes difficult to achieve without the right coverage.) Chauncey Leigh, with its couture modest wedding gown (with floral-trimmed cap sleeves and hemline!) is calling your name.
Modest Princess Ballgown: Shiloh Leigh
Planning a royal celebration for your best day ever? Presenting regal Shiloh Leigh, the latest in the lineage of princess wedding ballgowns worthy of Duchess Kate Middleton and Princess Grace Kelly. And we promise every single generation on your guest list will adore it.
Relaxed Modest Wedding Dress: Mercy Leigh
If you’re in the mood for flowy chiffon and airy lace, this relaxed modest wedding dress stands out in comfort and style. (Bonus! Mercy Leigh is from our Rebecca Ingram line—our selection of classic wedding gowns at budget-friendly price points. Check out more from our latest affordable wedding gown collections here.)
Short-Sleeved Wedding Gown: Meryl Marie
We offer several variations of our popular Meryl style, including this short-sleeved modest wedding gown in textured tulle and embroidered lace. Meryl Marie is a perfect choice for a flattering silhouette, easy coverage along the shoulders and neckline, and classic yet flirty styling.
Modest Boho Wedding Dress: Connie Leigh
For your wanderlust soul and an effortless glow, we present Connie Leigh. This modest boho wedding dress features pretty lace over a ballerina-inspired tulle skirt. It’s an effortless choice for a variety of body types, seasons, and boho-chic aesthetics. We picture it among wildflowers and soft candlelight for a spring or summer celebration.
Classic Modest Wedding Gown: Kiandra Leigh
It’s all about the embroidery in this classic modest wedding gown—a timeless motif to complement your elegant wedding vision. (And with that figure-flattering silhouette and soft styling, you’ll be loving your bridal portraits for decades to come.)
When choosing accessories for your modest bridal gown, pay attention to how pieces like jewelry, flower crowns, veils, shrugs, and shoes elevate the demure charm of your look. For example, a gorgeous pair of statement earrings adds a contemporary flair to a simple and slimming modest style, but may clash with a voluminous princess silhouette or textured lace gown. Likewise, a veil or shrug can give your look an air of formality and occasion, but the wrong piece can add bulk and unwanted clutter. Your full-coverage silhouette is timeless and classic, so it’s important to choose details that both distinguish and balance.
There you have it—demure dresses with modern styling and gorgeous details! Whether you’re shopping for modest wedding gowns for religious or cultural reasons, or simply love the look and feel of full coverage, Maggie Sottero Designs has the perfect style for your 2020s wedding. Check out more gorgeous options on our Modest Wedding Dresses Pinterest board, or our Modest Wedding Gowns page on our website. And when you’re ready to experience your favorite styles IRL, get in touch with the Authorized Retailers near you (many of which may specialize in modest bridal styles, depending on your area). Happy shopping and best wishes for your best day ever!