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30 Simple Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Young, modern brides are craving simple wedding dress silhouettes like never before. So we have created a list of 30 of our favorite styles.

Your mom may have worn a voluminous ball gown with oversized puff sleeves on her big day, but we know that is not what you want. You want a wedding dress that is simple, understated and sophisticated. A less-is-more style that supports your minimalistic and sustainable mindset. You want a dress that fits the small, intimate setting that you are craving for your dream wedding day. If this sounds like you, then you don't want to miss list of 30 simple wedding dress silhouettes.

01. Sarah Seven: Contemporary Side Cut Gown

Sarah Seven
Sarah Seven

We are head over heels in love with this first simple bridal style from Sarah Seven. This gown really shows how less can be so much more. At first glance, this gown seems quite simple with its slim silhouette. But the straight neckline, delicate straps and unique V-cut side accents make this gown modern and exciting.

02. Half Penny London: Elegant Slip & Bow

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

Although it is simple, this is definitely not your average slip dress from Half Penny London. This stunning satin slip dress features a dramatic organza bow, that keeps things sleek and elegant, while adding a touch of intrigue to the look.

03. Macgraw: Simple Vintage Romance

Macgraw
Macgraw

Minimal and vintage inspired at the same time? Yes, it is possible. This dress from Macgraw shows us how. A clean and sleek wedding gown that features a Regency era silhouette, squared neckline and puff shoulder sleeves. This gown satisfies your love of vintage fashion, while still keeping things modern and minimal.

04. Half Penny London: Pure and Simple Romance

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

Nothing says romance like an off-the-shoulder bridal style. And this subtle fit and flare gown from Half Penny London is elegance in its purest form. The luxurious stretch fabric of this gown is heavy enough to have structure, while still forming to your curves effortlessly.

05. Danielle Frankel: Simple Sophistication

Danielle Frankel
Danielle Frankel

Simple sophistication. Do we need to say anything else? We love when a dress can stand all on its own, without any added details. And this gown does just that. A sleeveless silk wool gown that features a raised cowl neckline and a captivating open back with a draped scarf accent.

06. Rime Arodaky: Sultry Simplicity

Rime Arodaky
Rime Arodaky

With this next simple bridal style, Rime Arodaky shows us that simplicity doesn't mean boring. This delicate satin gown is sultry and captivating. Featuring a chic strapless neckline with pearl accents, a trending high front slit, and optional balloon sleeves.

07. Half Penny London: Clean and Classy

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

This next gown is a complete celebration of the fabric, without all of the fuss. Featuring a flattering wide scoop neckline, and pleating on the skirt which tucks in nicely at the sides, creating a visual central column. And did we mention this dress has pockets? And who doesn't love pockets? This gown is a nod to traditional bridal styles, but in a simple and modern design.

08. Galvan London: Collared Contemporary

Galvan London
Galvan London

Contemporary and ultra chic. This next simple wedding dress silhouette comes from Galvan London. A modern bridal gown that features a collared high neckline with tied sash at the back. This gown is elegant and effortless.

09. Sarah Seven: Chic & Cozy Crepe

Sarah Seven
Sarah Seven

Like that cozy off-the-shoulder sweater you wear around the house all the time, and never want to take off. This gorgeous off-the-shoulder crepe gown from Sarah Seven looks as cozy as it does chic, and that is definitely a wedding day win if you ask us.

10. Alexandra Grecco: Minimal Strapless Sheath

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

This dress has everything you need, and nothing that you don't. A clean and contemporary strapless sheath made from matte crepe fabric. This gown has an inner corset to add a bit of structure and support, but other than that, it is left to drape delicately down to the ground.

11. Kaviar Gauche: Statement Bridal Suit

Kaviar Gauche
Kaviar Gauche

A bridal suit is a great way to embrace a simple wedding day style, while still making a statement. A modern look like this from Kaviar Gauche is clean and contemporary without all of the fuss like a traditional bridal gown.

12. Khaite: Mixed Fitted Fabrics

Khaite
Khaite

This next simple wedding style is modern and exciting. The gown starts off with a timeless and romantic off-the-shoulder neckline and fitted ruched bodice. But this gown gets exciting where the dropped waist bodice meets the ribbed skirt. The different textures are in bold contrast to one another, but they also pair together effortlessly.

13. Galvan London: After Party Ready Bridal

Galvan London
Galvan London

A simple, yet sassy bridal silhouette that is fit for a romantic after party. This body skimming sequined gown features a modern and exciting neckline with graphic triangular panels of sheer nude tulle. This would be the perfect second look that is sure to leave everyone in awe.

14. Rime Arodaky: Simple Hollywood Glam

Rime Arodaky
Rime Arodaky

Old Hollywood Glam inspired bridal looks are effortless and timeless. This all over satin gown from Rime Arodaky is simple, yet stunning. A gown like this will have everyone's eyes glued to you, without all of the fuss of a big gown. With its plunging neckline and wide straps, this gown has a Grecian goddess feel to it.

15. Sarah Seven: Understated Off-The-Shoulder Silhouette

Sarah Seven
Sarah Seven

Sarah Seven brings us our next simple silhouette bridal gown. This chic off-the-shoulder gown is completely understated. Its simple, yet captivating neckline features a surprising V cutout, and the full length sleeves add a sophisticated elegance to the look.

16. Half Penny London: Sophisticated Strapless

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

This stunning strapless bridal style says so much with less. The gown features a chic sweetheart neckline with a contrasting band of shiny Duchess satin and is made from matte stretch Duchess fabric which is darted at the waist and hip to flatter curves and add a bit of structure. The clean column silhouette of the skirt is effortless and timeless.

17. Claire La Faye: Effortless Stretch Crepe

Claire La Faye
Claire La Faye

Crepe is the perfect fabric when you are looking for a simple wedding dress. It looks clean and effortless, while still keeping things very comfortable. And we are just loving this off-the-shoulder stretch crepe gown from Claire La Faye. Perfect for a trendy modern bride, who also appreciates clean and minimal fashion.

18. Khaite: Modern Drop Waist

Khaite
Khaite

Just because you want a simple wedding dress for your big day, it doesn't mean that it can't still be modern and dramatic. Like this stunning look from Khaite. This drop waist gown features a dramatic plunging neckline with ruffled detailing, chic front buttons, and more ruffle accents at the base of the dropped waist. This gown is easy to wear, while also being unique and fashion forward.

19. Half Penny London: Clean Modern Crepe

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

The luxurious crepe fabric of this next dress gives it just enough structure without taking away from the brides natural silhouette. With its squared neckline, subtle puff sleeves and deep front slit, this gown has a very modern feel to it, while still appearing very simple and minimal.

20. Claire La Faye: Contemporary Comfort

Claire La Faye
Claire La Faye

Claire La Faye knows what modern brides are craving with this next simple wedding silhouette. A clean stretch crepe A-line gown that features a jaw-dropping deep V backline with delicate button detailing. This gown looks as comfortable as your favorite sundress, while also making a chic, modern statement with its dramatic low back design.

21. Alexandra Grecco: Spaghetti Strap Simplicity

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

This gown takes us back to the sleek spaghetti strap dresses of the 1990s, but in a refreshed and contemporary style. This scoop neck satin crepe gown from Alexandra Grecco is absolutely effortless. Featuring delicate straps and slightly flared skirt that gives you just enough of a train without overwhelming the simplicity of the style.

22. Macgraw: Modern Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Macgraw
Macgraw

Next up, we have a very simple, yet modern wedding dress silhouette from Macgraw. This sleek off-the-shoulder gown features an unfitted, column like silhouette that is flattering and effortless. And we love the long sleeves with slit cuffs that create a bell like appearance.

23. Nordeen Bridal: Wide Single Shoulder Simplicity

Nordeen Bridal
Nordeen Bridal

Our next simple wedding dress silhouette comes from Nordeen Bridal. This unique wide single shoulder gown is effortless, while still making a bold modern statement.

24. Half Penny London: Minimalist Slip Dress

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

There is a reason that we have a few slip dresses on this list. They are one of the most timeless and elegant simple wedding dress silhouettes you can find. Depending on the theme of your wedding day, you can dress them up or down. This flattering gown from Half Penny London features a clean neckline, thin straps and a flattering seam at the waist. Keep this dress simple, or pair it with accessories to completely transform the look.

25. Vegabond Bridal: Playful High-Low Silhouette

Vegabond Bridal
Vegabond Bridal

It is hard to resist a good high-low silhouette when it comes to bridal fashion. This chic and sophisticated gown from Vegabond Bridal is clean, simple and effortlessly elegant. With a high neckline and gorgeous high-low A-line skirt, this dress is ready to dance the night away - and show off those killer shoes you have!

26. Half Penny London: Elegant Strapless Fit and Flare

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

Next up we have a dress that is very simple in design, but that still seems dramatic with its long, lean silhouette. This strapless gown features a clean, straight neckline, boned bodice and seam accents to add structure and a subtle flare in the skirt.

27. Alexandra Grecco: Delicate Satin Slip

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

When you are looking for a more simple wedding day style, it is hard to beat the tried and true satin slip dress. A style that originated decades ago, but that keeps coming back again and again because of its timeless design. And this satin crepe gown from Alexandra Grecco is sure to steal your heart with its delicate thin straps and dramatic low back.

28. Half Penny London: Sophisticated Bridal Two-Piece

Half Penny London
Half Penny London

Our next simple wedding dress style is a chic and sophisticated two-piece look. This style starts off with a chic corseted off-the-shoulder bodice with gorgeous draped detailing. This top pairs effortlessly with the wrapped and similarly draped skirt that features a trending high front slit. Simple, yet on-trend and elegant.

29. Galvan London: Simple Glamour

Galvan London
Galvan London

When it comes to glamorous bridal looks, they are typically ultra lavish and over the top. But this chic and modern wedding style from Galvan London is nothing but. A luxe and elegant wedding gown that is still simple and effortless. This dress features lightweight tulle embroidered with panels of white sequins and a squared bandeau bust with delicate straps. And you can't forget that stunning side slit!

30. Loho Bride: Classic Elegance

Loho Bride
Loho Bride

Classic elegance really is the best way to describe the last simple wedding dress silhouette on our list. This sleek gown features luxe long sleeves and a modest high neckline. But our favorite feature has to be that surprising slit in the back that adds a subtle sultry touch to the look.

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