20 of Our Favorite Modest Wedding Dresses

Dresses | January 18, 2024
Bride wearing Kashlynn by Maggie Sottero, one of our modest wedding dresses

If you’re in the market for a bit more coverage, there’s no reason you should have to compromise on style, comfort, perfect tailoring, flirty silhouettes, and unique details… (you get the picture). We’re thrilled to see that modest wedding dresses are trending because we have a lot of options for our modest brides. Your selection for your upcoming wedding is bigger and better than ever. Keep scrolling to see 20 of our top styles from Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram!

Know you want something modest but are not sure what silhouette or style is for you? We’re here to help! Take our style quiz to narrow down our gowns to the ones that will make you feel the most beautiful on your best day ever!

Why Wear a Modest Wedding Dress?

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Modest wedding dresses are perfect for brides who like to leave a little to the imagination. After all, there are so many ways to make a statement on your wedding day without sacrificing your personal style. Modest wedding dresses can convey a sense of poise, class, and sophistication that we’re totally here for.

Whether your reasoning is cultural, religious, personal, or you’re just a fan of a classic, timeless look, we know you’ll look absolutely radiant on your wedding day in one of these modest wedding dresses.

Lace Modest Wedding Dresses

Sadie Leigh by Rebecca Ingram

We’re all about the soft lace in this crepe modest wedding gown. Sadie Leigh is a flattering and versatile choice for romantic venues and moonlight dancing. The illusion lace sleeves, beaded lace bodice, and square neckline are just too elegant. Did we mention the illusion lace cut-out train??

Modest Wedding Dresses: Dolly Leigh by Rebecca Ingram

Abundant lace gives this tulle modest wedding dress with a skirt slit its sweet and boho charm. We’re giving Dolly Leigh an A+ in lightness, wearability, and elegant presentation. This stunning gown features a pleated skirt, adorable illusion lace short sleeves with an inner cap sleeve, and tulle pockets.

Pilar Leigh by Rebecca Ingram

Keep a little mystery, but make it fun. Yep, we’re talking about Pilar Leigh. Little things like a lace bodice, nature-inspired details, and a lush crepe skirt come together for an exquisite statement in this puff sleeve modest wedding gown designed for breezy celebrations. Check out the too-cute square back and dainty buttons! We love how playful and girly this modest wedding dress is.

Harlem Leigh by Maggie Sottero

Harlem Leigh is a modest garden-inspired bridal dress with stunning bodice details like exposed boning corset detailing and lace motifs. AKA the solution to all your coverage, comfort, and wedding style dilemmas. With cap sleeves, a modest but trendy square neckline and back, and a flowy tulle skirt, what’s not to love?

Natasha Leigh by Rebecca Ingram, a Modest Wedding Dress

This cap-sleeve A-line bridal gown reminds us of spring. The smell of warm soil, pink blossoms in the rain, running barefoot through the grass. Yours is a celebration of growth and renewal, so wear what makes you feel most empowered. If this is your vibe, we’d guess you’ll love Natasha Leigh. She’s not only beautiful with her 3D floral lace motifs and chic square neckline, but she also has more coverage for our lovely modest brides.

Simple Modest Wedding Gowns

Meena by Maggie Sottero

Don’t worry, simple-loving brides. We haven’t forgotten about you! Meena is a beautifully simple satin wedding dress with a square neckline and stretch jersey lining. “Soft and demure” is a beloved trend in the bridal sphere, and this modest corset wedding dress offers a fresh and refined upgrade. 

Modest Wedding Dresses: Vesta Leigh by Rebecca Ingram

Vesta Leigh is the perfect simple modest wedding dress for our cool-girl brides. She’s giving structure, unique and subtle detailing, and clean elegance. This floral brocade gown features a square neckline and short puffed sleeves all lined with pearls (trend alert!) as well as side seam pockets.

Kashlynn by Maggie Sottero

A couture silhouette starts with a bold statement. Perhaps a vintage-inspired crepe wedding gown in one-of-a-kind fabric and flourish. If that sounds like something you’d love, check out Kashlynn! She’s a regal vintage wedding gown with sexy details while still maintaining modesty. Kashlynn features a modest scoop neckline and back, shavon organza puffed short sleeves, and buttons trailing to the hem.

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Josephine Leigh by Maggie Sottero, One of our Modest Wedding Dresses

Josephine Leigh is a modest crepe V-neck wedding gown that proves an effortlessly clean gown is all you need for an unforgettable celebration vibe. This gown features flowing organza bishop sleeves, a modest neckline, detachable inner cap sleeves, and, of course, pockets.

Kenya by Maggie Sottero

Kenya is giving us all the Meghan Markle vibes, and we love it! Formal, victorian-inspired, and unspeakably chic, this modest vintage bishop-sleeve bridal gown sets a new standard for your black-tie celebration. If you’re looking for sophistication, this is absolutely the modest wedding dress for you.

Modest Wedding Dresses: Sparkly

Anniston Leigh by Maggie Sottero, a Modest Wedding Dress

There’s the “light side” of wedding colors, and then there’s the “shimmery champagne dreaminess” side of wedding colors. Anniston Leigh, a modest bridal gown with glitter tulle hails from the latter. She’s a modest bridal gown with glitter tulle fabric, a pleated skirt, and a trendy square neckline. 

Sonya by Rebecca Ingram

A perfect modest scoop neckline wedding dress may be many things, but whimsical puff sleeves make an ideal match for fairy gardens and moonlight dancing. Sonya is a soft and modest scoop neckline gown with vine beading and the girliest of puff short sleeves. The sparkle and flow of this A-line gown is something out of a fairytale.

 Modest Wedding Dresses: Harriet Leigh by Rebecca Ingram

Harriet Leigh offers vintage-inspired fabric for your “something old” and chic illusion embellishments for your “something new” combined into one gorgeous modest wedding dress with ruffles to complete your perfect boho look. The sparkle, the tulle, the ruffles. We can’t get enough of her.

Joanne Leigh by Rebecca Ingram

Joanne Leigh is a modest vintage-inspired tulle wedding dress inspired by all things Shakespearean and Valentine-y and happily-ever-after. With textured tulle, unique beading, and long illusion bishop sleeves, you simply can’t go wrong in Joanne Leigh.

Yates Leigh by Maggie Sottero

Yates Leigh is absolutely covered in shimmer and lace, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. This glamorous modest wedding dress is a little garden-inspired, a little vintage, and 100% romantic. Those details we know you’re already checking out? They’re made up of opulent stretch satin and glamorous beaded lace.

Long-Sleeve Modest Wedding Gowns

Kimberly by Maggie Sottero, One of our Modest Wedding Dresses

Kimberly is a mermaid scalloped lace modest wedding gown with illusion lace long sleeves. With its curve-hugging silhouette and scalloped V-neckline, this dress is perfect for modest brides who want to flatter their figure and decolletage while still leaving things to the imagination. Lace motifs over glitter tulle, a modest scoop back, and lace hem keep things romantic and feminine in this classic gown.

Felicia Leigh by Rebecca Ingram

A quick lesson in modern fairytale-ing. A princess gown doesn’t have to weigh a ton to feel like magic. Consider this comfortable modest wedding gown in soft crepe and feather-light lace for inspo. Felicia Leigh is a lovely fit-and-flare gown with sequin lace motifs accenting the bodice, a modest scoop neck, fitted long lace sleeves with modest cap sleeve linings, and an extended illusion lace train.

Millie by Rebecca Ingram

Some dresses are so elegant, we almost want to gatekeep them. Millie is one of those. The delicate leaf-inspired lace detailing, flowy bishop sleeves, and tulle skirt are giving us all the windswept forest feels. This dress was truly made for that one perfect day of unconditional love.

Modest Wedding Dresses: Drita Leigh by Maggie Sottero

This modest scalloped lace wedding dress is designed for any and all magical fairytale venues. Enchanted forest? European castle? Moonlit garden? You might as well book them all if you’re wearing Drita Leigh. If you’re into all-over lace, lined long sleeves, and deep scalloped hems, we’ve got just the dress for you. 

Iris Leigh by Rebecca Ingram, a Modest Wedding Dress

Can you really have too much lace? We don’t think so. Iris Leigh is a modest A-line wedding dress with dreamy fitted sleeves and a flowing skirt that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser on your special day. It has a fully lined lace bodice embellished with sequin lace motifs, a modest V-neckline with scalloped lace trim, soft V-back, and long illusion lace sleeves with modest cap-sleeve lining.

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Haven’t seen your dream dress yet? That’s okay! We have plenty more where these came from on our Modest Wedding Dresses page. Take your time, scroll around, and then go try on some gowns at your nearest authorized retailer!

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