15 Simple (But Gorgeous!) Wedding Dresses

Proving that less can definitely be more.
by Andrea Fowler

When it comes to wedding dresses, simple doesn't mean plain—it's quite the opposite. It means less embellishment and more elegance, less volume and more ethereal silhouettes. If you're the kind of bride that loves when natural beauty to speaks for itself, then allow this to be the first step in inspiring your dress search.

Before diving into dress shopping, it's helpful to keep a few things in mind like the formality of your venue, your price range and a few fabrics you like. For example, lace looks romantic, chiffon is lightweight and organza offers great texture. Here are 15 wedding gowns that are gorgeously uncomplicated to inspire the beginning of your dress shopping.

  1. Sexy Silhouette

    Simple trumpet wedding gown by Amsale
    photo by L Photographie Weddings
  2. Simple Ruching

    Vera Wang wedding gown
    photo by Jess & Nate Studios
  3. Beach Chic

    Classic Allure wedding gown
    photo by Hartman Outdoor Photography
  4. Lace Details

    Mori Lee lace wedding gown
    photo by Isabel March Photography
  5. Boho Style

    Nicole Miller bridal gown
    photo by From SF With Love
  6. Ivory Elegance

    Ivory secondhand wedding gown
    photo by Kirsten Marie Photography
  7. Playful Neckline

    Simple wedding gown with a structed neckline
    photo by Katy Weaver Photography
  8. Backless Detailing

    Low-back Rivini wedding gown
    photo by Nick Drollette Photography
  9. Subtle Flare

    Simple fit and flare lace wedding gown
    photo by Connection Photography
  10. Strapless Sweetheart

    Simple strapless wedding gown from David's Bridal
    photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography

    Gown by Galina Signature from David's Bridal

    From: A Traditional Wedding at the Governors Club in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  11. Sweet Chiffon

    Custom made beach wedding gown
    photo by Andi Mans Weddings
  12. Romantic Metallics

    Simple boho wedding gown by Shelly Brown
    photo by Harwell Photography
  13. Family Tradition

    Family heirloom wedding gown from the 1900s
    photo by Readyluck
  14. Daring Neckline

    Simple wedding dress with a sexy low-cut neckline
    photo by Levi Stolove Photography
  15. Subtle Fabric Pattern

    Strapless sweetheart neckling wedding gown from David's Bridal
    photo by The Brauns
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