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15 Classic Wedding Dresses for Brides With Timeless Style

These gorgeous wedding dress styles are classics for a reason.
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by Maggie Seaver
maggie seaver the knot wedding planning expert
Maggie Seaver
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Maggie Seaver is an Associate Digital Editor at RealSimple.com.
  • Maggie writes about life, career, health, and more.
  • Maggie was an editor at The Knot from 2015 to 2019.

In the fast-paced world of bridal fashion, full of cutting-edge trends and forward-thinking designers, it can be hard to keep up with what's hot and what's, well, a little last season. But isn't it nice to know the grace and beauty of classic wedding dresses will never lose favor with brides? Even as designers put their own unique spins on traditional styles, there's a reason dressmakers and brides cling to timeless elements, like ball gown and sheath silhouettes, delicate lace details and sweetheart necklines—they're just so elegant and flattering. If you're a fan of bridal style icons like Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton, Kate Bosworth and Lauren Conrad, you'll love these stunning, classic wedding dresses from real brides.

Delicate, Off-the-Shoulder Lace Dress

Classic wedding dress with lace
Larissa Cleveland Photography

From: A Timeless Interfaith Wedding at Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California

Dramatic Tulle Ball Gown

Classic wedding dress elegant ball gown
Jessica Christie Photography

From: A Mountain Meadow Wedding at The Manor House in Littleton, Colorado

Lace Fit-and-Flare Dress With a Blush Underskirt

Classic wedding dress with lace
Steven Michael Photography

From: A Romantic Country Wedding at Town Square in Paola, Kansas

Regal Lace Cap Sleeves

Classic wedding dress with lace
Elisa Bricker

From: A Garden District Wedding at a Private Residence in New Orleans, Louisiana

Simple, Strapless Lace Dress

Classic wedding dress strapless with lace

From: A Casual Garden Wedding in Rutherford, California

Lace Dress With Three-Quarter Sleeves

Classic wedding dress with lace sleeves
Iris Mannings Photography

From: A Glamorous, Traditional Wedding at Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC

Ruffled Tulle Dress With a Crystal Belt

Classic wedding dress with timeless sweetheart neckline

From: A Shabby Chic Wedding in San Antonio, Texas

Structured Ball Gown With a Beaded Neckline

Classic wedding dress with elegant beading
Tim Tab Studios

From: An Elegant Country Club Wedding at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois

Blush Mermaid-Style Dress With an Asymmetrical Skirt

Classic wedding dress with timeless lace
Lin and Jirsa Photography

From: A Glam Hotel Wedding at Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California

Garden-Chic Trumpet Dress

Classic wedding dress with timeless lace and sweetheart neckline
Lori Gail Photography

From: A Fresh and Romantic Wedding at the Appleford Estate in Villanova, Pennsylvania

Timeless Full Ball Gown

Classic wedding dress timeless ball gown

From: A Romantic, Outdoor Wedding in Aspen, Colorado

Sweet Lace Sheath

Strapless classic wedding dress with lace
Joshua Aull Photography

From: A Secluded Garden Wedding at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens in Dallas, Texas

Minimalist Column Dress

Classic wedding dress with elegant V-neckline
John Robert Woods Photography

From: A Vibrant, Urban Wedding at Smog Shoppe in Culver City, California

Intricate Lace Long Sleeves

Classic wedding dress with long sleeves
Melissa Brielle Photography

From: A Romantic Gold Wedding at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ethereal Ball Gown With an Ornate Bodice

Classic wedding dress timeless ball gown
Cindy Lee Photography

From: A Rustic, Fall Wedding at Thalatta Estate in Palmetto Bay, Florida

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