Are you a self proclaimed minimalist? Then you’ve come to the right place in your wedding shopping journey.
You believe less is more and added details like sequins, lace and feathers are just an unnecessary element to your bridal looks. You want timeless pieces that will make a quiet statement for generations to come. And while some may think simple equals boring, you know that simple is elegant and has that effortless feeling — it’s sleek, sculptured, chic and quiet luxury.
If that sounds like you, we have rounded up our favorite simple wedding gowns for all your bridal occasions. From your bridal shower and engagement photo session to your wedding and reception look, we’ve got you covered. Not forgetting, your simple wedding shoes and accessories to complete your simple wedding outfit.
Simple Engagement Shoot Dress
We love The Own Studio’s take on a classic slip dress, made to fit an effortless and modern bride. What caught our attention is the baroque pearls on the straps. The pearls add the perfect hint of detail to the simple engagement dress without feeling overboard. Plus, the high slit wedding dress is a huge 2024 wedding trend and allows you to show off your shoes.
Simple Bridal Shower Dress
We adore a one-shoulder wedding dress for an elegant bridal shower. This one shoulder wedding gown from Bronx and Banco features a draped bow at the front, another popular wedding trend. While the bow is prominent, it still feels effortless and simple. Another thing we’re obsessed with? The asymmetrical cut on the skirt — it’s daring and bold without being too loud.
Simple Bachelorette Dress
IYKYK, corsets are a huge wedding trend and will be everywhere this wedding season. This short corset dress from Nadia Manjarrez is perfect for your bachelorette party where what happens at your bachelorette, stays at your bachelorette. The bustier bodice with the short skirt is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet, making this the ultimate bachelorette party look and minimalist wedding dress.
Simple Rehearsal Dinner Dress
Nothing says simple or quiet luxury like wearing a mini dress for your rehearsal dinner. While this rehearsal dinner dress from Sachin and Babi has more detail than a typical simple rehearsal dinner dress might, it still feels effortless and not overboard. We love the long sleeves on this sleek wedding dress that feature a tiny bow, and the collar embellished with clusters of pearls. Besides, pearls are timeless and will continue to be a big part of this year’s wedding trend.
Simple Wedding Dress
For your wedding day, opt for an elegant satin wedding dress like this modern wedding dress from Elie Saab. The meticulous pleating and sweeping train makes this simple bridal dress feel understated and oh-so-sleek, perfect for a minimalist bride. The off shoulder cut also allows you to show a hint of skin!
Simple Reception Dress
Now that the wedding festivities are over, all you’ll want to do is dance and celebrate your magical day. This strapless and corset jumpsuit from Kaviar Gauche is the very definition of a simple reception look that makes a subtle statement. Plus, you can easily rewear this simple jumpsuit for a date night or girls night out.
Simple Wedding Shoes
While your wedding dress is oftentimes the first thing on your wedding to-do list, your wedding shoes are actually equally as important. They carry your weight throughout your wedding day — literally. So to complete your simple elegant wedding dresses, opt for simple wedding shoes that are effortless and understated.
Photography: Laura Gordon, Happy Bloom
Among some of our minimalist brides favorites are the Anna ribbon stiletto heels. Anna features a simple open toe at the front with silk ribbons that you can tie into a lovely bow at the back. If you’re looking for a low heel wedding shoe, meet Reagan. Instead of a traditional silk bow, the bows are knotted at a diagonal that makes a subtle statement.
Photography: Claire Morrison, Laura Gordon
For minimalist brides who are having an outdoor wedding, Emery and Zora are amongst our simple wedding shoes bestsellers. Emery is a chunky block heel with a delicate row of pearls at the front, while Zora features an asymmetrical bow at the open toe strap.