Clean lines, few frills, and simple silhouettes. Sometimes, less is truly more!
The saying “less is more” has come to apply to many facets of life – from Marie Kondo’s decluttering philosophy, to the shift of eyebrow trends from blocked dip brows to today’s feathery, natural brows. The same can be said for low-key brides who are looking for a wedding dress that feels modern and fresh.
With simple lines, classic details like ruching or pearls, and clean silhouettes, the modern wedding dress is for the bride who wants to look subtle and cool. A clean, modern wedding dress gives brides the opportunity to customize their look with accessories, or keep it chic and understated for an effortless look. This bride doesn’t need much to stand out. We’ve rounded up our top 10 modern dress picks by our favorite designers for the minimalist bride.
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Louvienne Sterling is the perfect balance of understated and sexy. Its simple, elegant draping draws the eye to your natural curvature while the slit is a spicy little detail. It’s no wonder why the Sterling is one of Louvienne’s most popular styles.
Made With Love Archie
Made With Love Archie is all about body. The low V neckline highlights the bust and collarbone, the French crepe hugs beautifully, and the deep sweep of the cowl back offers a little drama. The dress’s little buttons and train are classic details.
Alexandra Grecco Cleo
Alexandra Grecco Cleo is the one for the effortless bride looking for a slinky, fitted silhouette. The dress boasts pretty details like a scoop neckline, thin straps, and open back.
Made with Love Harry
Made With Love Harry is business in the front and party in the back. The front offers a simple V neck and clean lines, while the back of the dress plunges with gorgeous draping and a detachable train. Remove the train to reveal buttons tracing down the bum for a touch of sexiness.
Alexandra Grecco Sloan
Alexandra Grecco Sloan feels both classic and fresh. It is a simple strapless dress that perfectly skims the body and flares at the hem. The back has lovely button details and an elegant train. A look that is both modern and timeless!
Sarah Seven Rhea
Sarah Seven Rhea is the embodiment of the designer’s motto – chic as shit. With a pretty cowl neckline and corset bodice to snatch the waist, this dress is sleek with a kiss of glamour.
Louvienne Roux is a minimalist bride’s dream. With silky draping and a sleek fit and flare shape, this wedding dress is romantic and modern. Thin straps and buttons on the back are pretty details that compliment this perfectly simple design.
Lovers Society Zepher
Say hello to Lovers Society Zepher! The front of the dress is clean and simple, with a cowl neckline and open skirt for movement. The detailed mesh side panels have embroidered vine appliqués, drawing the eye to the waistline and dramatic open back.
Sarah Seven Sandra
Sarah Seven Sandra is a showstopper. It is a strapless gown with a column skirt and back slit. Sandra’s all about the little details – from the draped tulle that cowls in the front and wraps around the arms into the dramatic train, to the pretty pearls dotted throughout. She’s fit for a goddess.
Louvienne James takes timeless details of a traditional wedding dress and presents them in a refreshing design. The off-shoulder straps and buttons trailing down the back of the dress are classic details. The ruched bodice hugs the body and the bow on the back is a whimsical touch.