Simple Wedding Dresses for Modern Brides

Keep your bridal look chic, stylish and modern by choosing a simple wedding gown - we browse some of our favourite styles


Not every bride wants to walk down the aisle in an intricate lace wedding dress with lots of detailing.


When Eva Longoria walked down the aisle in May 2016 in her bespoke gown created by Victoria Beckham, we absolutely loved the clean lines and modern feel that this simple style had.

More recently, Meghan Markle became our style crush with her simple but high impact wedding dress, that felt both classic and contemporary.

If you are a bride that wants something modern with minimal fuss then take a look at our pick of the latest simple wedding dresses.

Jenny Packham – Cora

The Cora dress by Jenny Packham shows simple style at its best. This gorgeous gown has a bateau neckline, clean lines and just a touch of sparkle at the shoulders. If you are a small busted bride then this gown will flatter your figure beautifully and show off your elegant silhouette.


Karen Willis Holmes – Johanna

From the Karen Willis Holmes Wild Hearts collection, this halterneck wedding gown is perfect for showing off toned arms. Simple and demure from the front, your guests will then be wowed as you walk down the aisle and they see the pretty low back detail.


Justin Alexander – Style 8727

If you love the idea of a simple wedding gown but you still want to channel some old Hollywood glam then this satin gown from Justin Alexander will suit you perfectly. The simple shape and clean lines will give you the simplicity you want, while the satin fabric gives a more glamorous edge. Team this look with a gorgeous 1950’s hair-do to complete your look.


House of Mooshki – Agnes

We are in love with pretty much everything from House of Mooshki and the Agnes dress has to be one of our favourites. Showing how simple can still be fun, the simple lines on this dress then lead to a statement mermaid dress shape.


Martina Liana

This long sleeve gown made its debut at White Gallery 2016 – if you are looking for a chic and elegant winter wedding dress then this simple style is perfect for you. We love the elegant feel of this dress and it looks fab teamed with a sweeping up-do to really show off the neckline.


Minna – Anya

Minna specialise in creating stunning gowns that are perfect for brides looking for a boho wedding dress. This simple gown has a floor sweeping maxi skirt that has a pretty train to keep the look beautifully bridal and a beautiful low back.


Charlotte Balbier – Harper

The Harper dress from Charlotte Balbier is a slipper satin dress with shoe string straps. You can have so much fun with this simple gown and make it a transformable wedding dress by teaming with lace overlays in the day and then removing to unveil your simple satin wedding dress for the evening.


Sassi Holford

This Sassi Holford dress ticks all the boxes you need when picking out the perfect simple wedding dress – elegant, demure, chic and stylish. We love how there is just a bit of extra detail in the beautifully structured top, this is then neatly cinched in and leads to a simple skirt.


Karen Willis Holmes – Aubrey

The Aubrey dress from Karen Willis Holmes is the perfect simple winter wedding dress. This v-neck gown has delicate long sleeves and minimal detailing. We love how this simple gown makes a subtle statement with the addition of a medium length train.


Martina Liana – Style 423

The gorgeous gown from Martina Liana is perfect if you are looking for a chic and stylish 1920’s style wedding dress. This chic strapless style looks stunning when teamed with some bold accessories – like this glittering headband.


Essense of Australia – Style D1951

If you want something simple and stylish but can’t resist a bit of sparkle then explore this stunning dress from Essense of Australia. The crepe silhouette of this dress has a pretty and simple shape and you have the choice of a detachable beaded belt for extra sparkle.


Martina Liana – Cora

The Cora dress from Martina Liana’s Together Forever collection is a glamorous take on simple wedding dresses. The corseted top with a sweetheart neckline will be really figure flattering and we love the simple skirt.


Sassi Holford – Jessica

The Jessica dress from Sassi Holford has a gentle fishtail shape and a soft sweetheart neckline. We love this dress for summer brides and it would look stunning teamed with a long and simple wedding venue and some sparkling accessories.


How to Wear a Simple Wedding Dress

If you love the idea of a simple wedding dress then take a look at our top style tips for simple dresses:

Think about shapewear

Simple dresses often mean fabrics such as satin or silk – make sure you choose seam free underwear or shapewear to give you the smooth lines you want this dress to cream.

Consider a bold veil

If you have a simple dress then you might want to use your wedding accessories to make a statement, we love the idea of teaming a simple dress with a full length wedding veil.

Keep your hair simple

Whether you want a pretty half up half down hairstyle or a sweeping bridal up-do, try not to over fuss with your hair and have it distract from your dress.

Have fun with your shoes

If you are having a simple dress then you might want to have fun with your wedding shoes, consider some glittering heels or perhaps opt for something fun likeΒ blue wedding shoes.


Do you love the idea of a simple dress? Many simple styles can also be transformed with bold skirts and boleros to give different looks throughout the day. Browse our favourite transformable wedding dresses for some stunning ideas.