Our favourite elegantly simple wedding dresses...
How do you picture walking down the aisle? Are you graceful and elegant? Understated and chic? And wearing a gorgeous gown that accentuates - but doesn’t hide - your natural beauty? Then you’ve come to the right place…
What are elegantly simple wedding dresses?
There are many things a bride wants to be on her wedding day... beautiful, stunning and most importantly, elegant! An elegant dress is generally one that feels stately but not staid, classy but not stiflingly conventional and combines sleekness with subtle sophistication.
Elegant wedding dress styles
Of course, any shape or style of dress can look elegant, but if you’re not sure where to start then the universally flattering A-line is the one to try first. This silhouette flows out gradually into an ‘A’ shape and the balanced proportions draw the eyes upwards and create a beautiful nipped in waist. Fit and flare wedding dresses are also a good choice. This style hugs the body and flares off just below the hips, accentuating the waist. It’s a look that’s very easy to wear and will give you a sophisticated, feminine shape while disguising any lumps and bumps. Alternatively, sheath or column wedding dresses are often made from light and flowing fabrics and will create a stunningly understated look. This narrow shape flows straight down from the neckline to the hem and is ideal for lean and petite frames, as well as for destination weddings.
Stylish and affordable
At WED2B you also don’t need to spend a fortune to look a million dollars! Understated elegance is all about luxurious fabric and subtle detailing, and we work hard to keep our prices low while offering the very best materials and embellishments. So you can be you can be sophisticated, elegant and on budget too!
This week our stylists have put together a selection of their favourite elegantly simple wedding dresses, along with the perfect accessories, to show you how you can look stylish, sophisticated and stunning as you walk down that aisle…
This beautiful Anna Sorrano dress is a real show stopper, with its floral embroidered lace and free-flowing soft tulle skirt. The sweetheart bodice combined with the illusion neckline give it a soft and pretty feel but with plenty of coverage.
A beautiful back
The back features more scattered lace appliqués, which provide soft and pretty coverage around the row of chic buttons.
We love how the chic, pleated waistband creates the perfect waistline. Wear this style with our 163 underskirt so the skirt pops out even more.
Create your unique look
The lace appliqués on our pretty London veil are the perfect complement to this design. Wear it with an elegant low bun for a truly classic feel. For extra drama, our Celine bolero also looks fabulous and will keep you feeling cosy and chic all day long. If you like this design we're pretty sure you’ll love our Divine, Elle and Katie dresses too.
Georgina is a dreamy modern strapless design that's all about simple, clean cut lines. It’s elegantly understated with a subtle satin sheen that comes from the sheer, silky organza top layer.
True elegance is all about subtle design features and clever details. In this design, the clever satin lace-up back helps to create a fabulously snug fit.
The contemporary sweetheart bodice features flattering ruching and the attractive A-line skirt flares prettily from the waist, making it look perfectly petite. Wear this design with our 153 underskirt to add even more volume.
Simple wedding dresses are fabulous because you can style them up or keep it pared back, it's up to you! Georgia looks great with a few sparkling accessories. Try our waist-enhancing Estella belt with a glittery Evie clip tucked into a chic updo. If you’re looking for other clean and contemporary designs, take a look at Kylie, Ashley and Addison too.
Francine features light as air tulle covered with floral lace appliqués, a flattering ruched bodice and gently sparkling clear sequins that catch the light just so.
Comfort and style
The slim A-line skirt creates a light and floaty effect, so there’s no need for an underskirt. The elegant V-neckline also shows off attractive collarbones while providing plenty of coverage.
The floral appliqués around the waist help to highlight this key area and give a pretty feminine feel. And we love the lace-up detail, which helps to give the perfect fit.
Wear this dress with our London veil with its scattered lace appliqués, our crystal Luna comb and our Tiffany belt, to add even more definition to your waist. And if you want more simple wedding dresses like this one, take a look at Sicily, Spring and Marlene, for a similar romantic feel.
Lovely lace and the softest tulle
Larissa is a classic fit and flare silhouette decorated with floral Alençon lace appliqués that fall prettily down the soft tulle skirt.
The lace-up back gives the perfect figure-hugging fit and also creates a beautiful feature. Wear this style with our 190 underskirt, which is specially designed to make fit and flare skirts ‘pop’ just a little more.
The sweetheart neckline is oh so romantic and helps to highlight attractive shoulders and collar bones. Show them off to the full by sweeping hair up into a low bun and wearing with one of our pretty Evie clips, covered with pearls and crystals.
The stunning skirt features soft tulle godets, which subtly add volume and fullness. This graceful look works well with a cathedral-length veil, and our lace-edged Maisie is the perfect match. And, if you love a strapless dress with lashings of lace, we think you’ll also love Abigail and Serena .
Don’t forget to work some minimalist magic on your bridesmaids dresses too. Our Infinite Collection features tons of simple but stunning designs in a beautiful array of colours.