Let’s get back to basics! Brides may have more variety and shopping options than ever, so it’s a true testament to timelessness that simple wedding gowns are at the height of their popularity. Think clean silhouettes, luxe fabrications, subtle shimmer, and eye-catching illusion. For 21st century brides with elevated aesthetics, the magic of minimalism is undeniable. To celebrate this captivating bridal trend, here are ten simple, elegant wedding dresses from our latest collections.
Psst… If you’re browsing for wedding gown inspiration and shopping trends, start with our Style Quiz. We’ll serve up dreamy and romantic silhouettes to match your vision, venue, body type, budget, and more. There will be plenty more of these simple elegant wedding dresses to add to your list!
Be sure to pin these gowns for later! Your bridal stylist will LOVE if you share a mood board for shopping inspiration. It’s a perfect jumping-off point for shopping our most popular and captivating styles, gorgeous accessories and various personalization option!
Simple Wedding Dress with A Dramatic Train: Baxley by Maggie Sottero
Love a sheath wedding dress with a little pizzazz? The slender lines, illusion lace and flattering embellishments of this gorgeous crepe gown are the crème de la crème: the perfect combo of romance and style. Add a veil for a hint of demure coverage or keep it breezy with the beaded bodice and minimalist jewelry. Trés chic!
This style is also available with a lined bodice for a touch more coverage. Talk to your bridal stylist at your nearest Authorized Retailer about your full range of shopping options.
Simple Elegant Ball Gown: Alera by Sottero and Midgley
Looking for something thoroughly modern yet timelessly chic? Opt for the sexy simple wedding dress Alera by Sottero and Midgley, the perfect combination of classic styling and edgy glamour. This strapless ball gown silhouette shows off your curves and décolletage, while the asymmetrical satin creates an effortlessly flattering vibe. Fabulousness all around!
For a simple silhouette with a nontraditional flair, find inspiration through Alera in crimson red. Personalization options for this simple elegant wedding dresses include a train extension and a dramatic bow accessory—and the drama is exceptional!
Simple Satin Wedding Gown: Josie by Rebecca Ingram
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Next up on the “less is more” runway, say hello to Josie by Rebecca Ingram — a chic, vintage, and oh-so-flattering design created for your Old Hollywood wedding aesthetic! This soft silhouette adapts ever so nicely to a variety of weather and venue conditions and takes center stage for a classic black-tie celebration. Perfection!
Just how our Real Brides styled Josie! A sleek bun, minimalistic jewelry, and classic makeup is clearly the way to go to achieve the perfect Old Hollywood aesthetic with Josie!
Speaking of celebrations, you’ll be jumping for joy over our latest collections from Rebecca Ingram — romantic and simple wedding dresses for the budget-sensible bride. Browse elegant A-lines, shimmery ballgowns, relaxed sheaths, and glamorous fit-and-flares at exceptional price points.
Need a gown for your short wear date, secret elopement, or last-minute style change? Josie is also a Quick Ship wedding gow,perfect to overcome any shopping obstacle that comes your way!
Backless Simple Elegant Wedding Dress: Hayes by Maggie Sottero
Minimalism is the hottest trend of any season — because nothing compares to a simple, stunning, and perfectly tailored fabrication in an effortless silhouette! Slip into gorgeous illusion-back Hayes by Maggie Sottero for an impeccably flattering and lightweight look… Your wedding photos will be a treasure for years to come.
Love this minimalist design? This silhouette is foolproof when it comes to curating a timeless and high-style wedding celebration. You can also personalize this look with illusion lace sleeves and a detachable lace train extension.
What we love most about Hayes is its deceptive simplicity. Looking for similar styles? These detailed wedding dresses are the perfect balance of romance and sophistication.
Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown: Scarlet by Maggie Sottero
For fangirls of simple wedding dresses, so much depends on the power of satin, silk, Mikado, and crepe — each a chic and striking fabrication designed to complement a simple-yet-irresistible aesthetic. When it comes to Old Hollywood glam vibes, satin takes the cake! For a stunning black-tie occasion, opt for the satin wedding gown Scarlet by Maggie Sottero — a couture bridal style made for decadent venues and all-night dancing.
Of course, like the name suggests, Scarlet also comes in red! There’s nothing like this deep crimson hue for over-the-top party vibes. To personalize this gown for your love story, you can also order without the thigh-high slit and extend the train!
Long-Sleeve Simple Wedding Dress: Bethany by Rebecca Ingram
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So, you love the regal wedding dress vibe. We say nix the bells and whistles, add some flattering illusion, and turn up the overall dreaminess factor — á la this fresh and fabulous little number!. You’ll feel like a princess in crepe and lace, but still step out in chic and stylish minimalism.
Bethany by Rebecca Ingram gives us major Meghan Markle vibes. The sleeves are so chic and flattering, and the silhouette will make you feel beautifully poised.
Get inspired by these gorgeous fairytale wedding gowns from traditional ball gowns and ballerina A-lines to mermaid silhouettes and flirty sheaths.
Vintage-Inspired Simple Elegant Wedding Dress: Jakayla by Rebecca Ingram
It’s silly how simple elegant wedding dresses often come at maximalist price points.No worries, though! Our Rebecca Ingram line offers oodles of simple wedding dress options at budget-friendly prices.Whatever your bridal style, body type, vision, and budget, we’ve got your back!
Wanna see one of our top styles for brides of the boho-chic persuasion? Jakayla by Rebecca Ingram is a perfect example ofa romantic, flattering, and perfectly tailored sheath in soft and simple crepe. In other words, zero compromises!
Crepe Simple Elegant Wedding Dress: Lupita by Sottero and Midgley
For brides who dally in demure, we present a simple crepe wedding dress with chic and vintage styling. Lupita by Sottero and Midgley features allover crepe in a svelte silhouette — a simple piece on its own. To create the romantic sleeved look, add the organza jacket This high neckline and long bishop sleeves are truly one-of-a-kind.
Does this crepe fabrication catch your eye? Here are 11 things you should know about simple wedding dresses in crepe, shopping your perfect silhouette to all the necessary care and maintenance.
Sexy Simple Bridal Dress: Alberta by Maggie Sottero
One of our most popular simple bridal dresses to evoke both Old Hollywood and classic Grecian glamour, Alberta by Maggie Sottero is stunning shade of vintage. This silhouette is truly flattering and feminine — not to mention effortless to style.
Dramatic Simple Wedding Gown: Holden by Sottero and Midgley
For brides who love simple bridal dresses with a dramatic flair, look to Holden by Sottero and Midgley. Bodice and silhouette-wise, this style is simple and clean. Embellishment-wise, it’s sexy and over-the-top with its beaded body suit designed to add sleeves. Add this statement accessory for the perfect balance of both worlds!
Other personalization options include lengthening or shortening the train, adding the detachable beaded belt, or simplifying with the strapless variation accented with illusion tulle gloves–So fashion-forward, so chic! This style would also look stunning with a veil!
Love this selection of simple elegant wedding dresses? Take your inspiration to the next level with accessories and personalizations! Not only are minimalistic wedding dresses the perfect complement to shimmery statement embellishments fabulous beauty looks, they also offer a fresh and elegant foundation for simple bridal aesthetics, effortless hair and makeup, and easy-breezy venues. You simply can’t go wrong with these timeless designs.
When you’re ready to try on wedding dresses IRL, you can Find An Authorized Retailer. Your bridal stylist will help you shop gowns, plan bridesmaid looks, personalize with accessories and order variations, and curate your one-of-a-kind wedding aesthetic.
Looking for more inspo?
You can also follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for gorgeous style inspo from our runways, styled shoots, and Real Brides. Here are some of our latest articles, many of which features simple bridal dresses in a variety of personalizations:
- Trendy wedding dresses, including accessory options, unique fabrics and embellishments, daring silhouettes, and unique colors. This gallery features more simple elegant wedding dresses to add to your inspiration.
- Lovely spring wedding dresses in light fabrics, soft colors, and delicate embellishments. If you’re getting married in balmy spring or early summer, simplicity is key to comfort and wearability.
- Mermaid wedding gowns in fit-and-flare perfection. These figure-hugging styles are glam, flattering, and exceptionally feminine. If you’re looking to play up your curves on your wedding day, there’s simply nothing like this form-fitting silhouette.
Make sure to also watch our video for more simple wedding dress inspo!
As always, you can check out any dress details pages to see if specific samples (aka the sample you try on in the shop) of these simple elegant wedding dresses can be found near your location. Happy shopping, and cheers for your best day ever!