Keep it simple with a sophisticated plain wedding dress
When Meghan Markle appeared in her beautifully plain wedding dress, she kickstarted the trend for simple chic. Think clean elegant lines, stylishly minimal detailing and perhaps just a touch of understated lace. The beauty of a plain wedding dress is that you can also dress it up or down as much as you like. Keep it contemporary with just an elegant tiara and a matching pair of drop earrings or up the drama with a feather bolero or lace jacket, the choice is yours!
Below are three of our favourite plain wedding dresses to inspire you. Enjoy!
Summer is a fabulous sheath design, featuring stretch lace from head to toe. Super soft and easy to wear, it’s sexy but understated. The soft cotton lace also has a stretch lining for ultimate comfort.
A delicate finish
The soft lace around the neckline gives a delicate finish that’s totally dreamy while the chic stretch fabric hugs curves in all the right places to highlight your waist a little more and add a gentle touch of sparkle, wear this dress with our stylish Zahara belt.
Take the plunge
Turn around and you’ll reveal the open plunging back which its elegant illusion panel, meaning there’s plenty of coverage. The cleverly concealed zip also gives a snug and comfortable fit.
Mix ’n’ match
To create two different looks, consider styling this dress with our floaty Blythe overskirt for a romantic daytime look. Then remove it later to reveal your figure-hugging evening outfit! For more flattering sheath styles take a look at Ophelia and Acacia too. Alternatively, Effie, with its pretty lace neckline, might be the one for you.
Brides looking for a plain wedding dress should consider luxurious Mikado fabric. It’s a fabulous material that’s all about clean and simple lines, and our Porsha design shows it off to the full.
Porsha, available in sizes 8 to 24
The bodice is oh-so-elegant. The Mikado fabric creates beautiful clean lines while giving the whole dress a sophisticated but subtle shimmer.
The neat box pleats at the top of the skirt are a stylish way to add volume to the classic ball gown shape. To add even more volume, you can also double up on our 153 and 163 underskirts.
Turn around and the back is just as elegant. The cleverly designed straps sit just off the shoulders to frame the back and flatter the arms, without the need for extra detailing.
This skirt has all the flattering qualities of a ball gown style but without any of the frills. We also love how the fitted bodice and the clean lines of the flared Mikado skirt combine to create a beautiful waistline.
A touch of refinement
Simple styling is all that’s needed here. Add just a touch of sparkle at the waist then you’re done! Alternatively, if you’d like a strapless version of this plain wedding dress, take a look at Delancey instead.
Sophisticated Georgia has all the hallmarks of a bridal classic; an elegant Mikado skirt, a demure sweetheart bodice and a covering of exquisite lace.
Georgia, available in sizes 8 to 28
The breathtaking sweetheart bodice is covered in exquisite pearl-embellished lace, which finishes neatly at the waist. This traditional style also looks amazing with one of our plain, cathedral-length veils.
Intricate and exquisite
Look closely and you can see how detailed the lace on the bodice is. It also has an understated shimmer, which is a key trademark of an Anna Sorrano gown.
At the back, the lacing has been used to great effect. The lush satin ribbon looks totally elegant while making sure the bodice hugs curves tightly.
A blank canvas
Georgia is also a great blank canvas for accessories. Here we’ve added our high-necked Caprice jacket, which gives tasteful coverage for the daytime. You can also balance that out with a little more sparkle, such as our Estella belt, at the waist.
A style icon
And what more could you want from an iconic style like this? Well, the perfect train of course! Simple, elegant and truly sublime, it will ensure you glide down the aisle in absolute style. Just add an underskirt, or two, for added oomph. And, if you love this look, take a peek at Rowan, Kimberley and Dawson too. We think you’ll like them as well!
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