39 Best Simple Wedding Dresses for a Stunning Bridal Look

simple wedding dresses
photography: Tessa Shannon wedding dress: Madi Lane Bridal boutique: Luv Bridal // featured in this post

When it comes to wedding dresses, there’s nothing plain about keeping it simple! Our favorite simple wedding dresses not only command attention but also reveal multitudes about the bride. Here is a chic, un-fussy, sophisticated, and poised bride who knows what she wants. After all, who says simple has to be boring?

We collected the best simple wedding dresses with you in mind. You’ll find categories from A-line gowns to chic sheath silhouettes to off-the-shoulder wonders. Scroll on for proof that simplicity is simply stunning.

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Simple A Line Wedding Dresses

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photography: McKenna Kleiner Photography wedding dress: Casablanca Bridal // featured in this post

1. A-Line Dress With Lace Cut-Outs

simple wedding dresses a line jenny yoo

We love the sheer illusion back with floral details framing the shape. The flowers peek through in a pretty cutaway at the waist and look stunning with or without a bridal belt.

Shop This Dress From BHLDN

2. Simple A-Line Dress With Puff Sleeves

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Do we love a puff sleeve or do we LOVE a puff sleeve? This one does the trend well — keeping it modern with that high slit and sweetheart neckline. A true winner.

Shop this Dress From David’s Bridal

3. Sleeveless Corset Top + Maxi Skirt

simple two piece wedding dress with sleeveless corset and maxi skirt with side pleats from Reformation

Reformation has the lock on simple wedding dresses and this darling Haisley Two Piece is one of our favorites. The skirt smartly compliments the corset top with dramatic, yet clean, side pleats.

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4. Silk A-Line Wedding Dress

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If you like your simple dress with a side of whimsy, this is the one for you. The ethereal skirt gives off easy Grecian vibes for a dress as simple as it is stunning.

Shop This Dress by Mywony Bridal on Etsy

5. A-Line Minimalist Wedding Dress With Sleeves

simple wedding dresses a line long sleeve

Talk about a fit — this minimalist gown is made from high-quality matte crepe and features a modern square neckline that’s offset by a billowy sleeve and dreamy skirt.

Shop This Dress by Mila Bridal on Etsy

Simple Mermaid Wedding Dresses

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photography: Eva Cherneff Photography wedding dress boutique: Blush Bridal // featured in this post

6. Simple Mermaid Wedding Dress With Square Neck

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This lovely Jenny by Jenny Yoo gown is all modern in the front but goes for a romantic back with a plunging V and floral lace along the skirt.

Shop This Dress From BHLDN

7. Strapless Mermaid Dress

strapless mermaid maxi wedding dress from reformation

If elegant yet relaxed is the vibe you’re after, that’s often a hard one to find. But THIS DRESS gets it done. Fitted throughout, it’s a MAJOR showstopper.

Shop This Dress From Reformation

8. Simple Two-Piece Mermaid Wedding Dress

simple mermaid wedding dress two piece

This subtle mermaid wedding dress puts a few unique twists on a classic silhouette. The top has a secret bra attached for an easy fit and the two-piece gown is made of luxurious fabrics — the key to a minimal yet stunning look.

Shop This Dress From Wardrobe By Dulcinea on Etsy

Simple Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

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photography: Sinja Hemke wedding dress boutique: Das Brautstübchen // featured in this post

9. Silk Off-the-Shoulder Gown

off the shoulder silk dress by danielle frankel studio

So silky it almost looks like liquid! We’re fully obsessed with this dreamy dress and the stunning draping.

Shop This Dress From Danielle Frankel Studio

10. Off-the-Shoulder Dress With Boho Puff Sleeves

boho off the shoulder wedding dress from bhldn

This gorgeous gown deserves a click and a zoom, so you can fully appreciate the flower detail throughout. The corseted bodice and exaggerated puff sleeves are a simple, romantic combination.

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11. Ruffled Trim Off-the-Shoulder Dress

off the shoulder wedding dress with ruffled trim

An ethereal gown with ruffled trim along the neckline and aa flirtatious bodice will make your silhouette float down the aisle!

Shop This Dress from BHLDN

12. Simple Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Sleeve Dress

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This sleek and simple gown features a satin off-the-shoulder design fit for a fairytale wedding. And we love the slit for a bit of sexy elegance sexy!

Shop This Dress From Maggie Sottero

13. Blush Silk Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

All the ruffles and the long, dreamy train make for a fashionable and chic take on a classic. And the corseted top in blush is all romance!

Shop This Dress by Mywony Bridal on Etsy

14. Criss-Cross Two-Piece Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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This ethereal skirt and top come together for a dream and unique look. A transparent neckline and flowy tulle keep the look soft and feminine.

Shop This Dress by Seni Dey on Etsy

Simple Ballgown Wedding Dresses

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photographer: Avonné Photography wedding dress: Miss Hailey Paige wedding dress boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal // featured in this post

15. Ballgown With Plunging Neckline + Empire Waist

wedding dress with plunging neckline and empire waist

From the dramatic neckline to the cascading dreamy tiers….we’re in! The fluttery layered short sleeves make this the perfect ethereal take on a ballgown.

Shop This Dress From BHLDN

16. Modern Simple Ballgown Wedding Dress

chic and modern ballgown by Jenny Yoo at BHLDN

A modern silhouette doesn’t get any better than this. But one detail that we truly love? The touch of romance added by the floral lace details on the sweeping train.

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17. Low-Back Mid-Sleeve Simple Ballgown Wedding Dress

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This crepe and satin ballgown features a low back that’ll steal the show. It’s dramatic and luxurious in its unadorned design.

Shop This Dress from David’s Bridal

18. Classic Cinderella Ballgown Wedding Dress

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A true bell-of-the ballgown! Simple doesn’t mean boring — and this bespoke dress is proof of the face. It blossoms open like a white rose and truly fulfills those royal wedding dreams.


Simple Strapless Wedding Dresses

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photo: AGS Photo Art jumpsuit: Alexia Maria //featured in this post

19. Swiss Dot Tulle Simple Strapless Gown

straapless a-line satin wedding dress by jenny yoo

It’s the structured bodice and subtle cowl of the neckline that makes this gown look so polished. We love the pearl beading on the slit that allows you to show off your wedding shoes!

Shop This Dress on BHLDN

20. Strapless Column Gown

French satin and embroidered chiffon off the shoulder wedding dress

French satin and embroidered chiffon fall gently from the bias-cut bodice, exquisitely embellished and utterly lovely, revealing a delicate lace back framed by draped fabric and romantic off-the-shoulder sleeves for the minimalist bride.

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21. Strapless Dress With Removable Bow Sleeves

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Can you even?! This dress is a GWS fave with its removable bow sleeves and draped bodice with rhinestone detail. In LOVE.

Shop This Dress from Alex Veil Bridal

22. Simple Wedding Dress With Brocade Bodice

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This is actually a 3-piece dress! The brocade bodice comes with a tulle skirt and a lace cover-up. Several elements on this dress can be personalized for your own bespoke experience

Shop This Dress From Wardrobe By Dulcinea on Etsy

Simple Sheath Wedding Dresses

simple sheath wedding dresses
photographer: Jes Workman wedding dress: Cortana ‘Lirio’ wedding dress boutique: LOHO Bride // featured in this post

23. Simple Sheath Dress With Old Hollywood Glamour

sheath wedding dress with a flowing train

This fitted outfit has a beautiful silhouette with a deep V-neck and flowing train that gives off a feminine glow as you go down the aisle.

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24. Modern Backless Sheath Dress

elegant sheath wedding dress from BHLDN

This tailored silhouette, which is alluring and perennially romantic, features ruched details and a flowing train for a stunning walk down the aisle.

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25. Crystal + Pearl Embellished Wedding Dress

crystal and pearl embellished wedding dress from BHLDN

This radiant gown has a plunging neckline, a flowy skirt, and is lavishly adorned with crystals and pearly beading. The beading’s silver and pink tones give the gentle, neutral color a hint of boho flair.

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26. Silk Two Piece Sheath Wedding Dress

silk two piece sheath wedding dress

We’re seriously feeling the elegance of the cropped, long-sleeved top and a flowy, high-waisted skirt. The fitted waist, twist front, and a deep V-neckline create add a flirtatious quality.

Shop This Dress From Reformation

27. Sheath Dress With Flutter Sleeves

flutter sleeve sheath wedding dress

The flutter sleeves on this beautiful gown take on an almost cape-like effect in the back. This one’s a stunner.

Shop This Dress From David’s Bridal

28. Sheath Wedding Dress with Tiers

champagne wedding dress with tiers

In this gorgeous gown with champagne-hued tiers, a front-and-back ruffled v-neckline, meticulous beading, and lace all over, all eyes will be on you as you swish and sway down the aisle.

Shop This Dress From Reformation

29. Glamorous Simple Sheath Wedding Dress

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This stretch crepe dress with a simple silhouette has a dramatic twist feature that adds dimension. The outfit is finished off with long, fitting sleeves and a plunging neckline.

Shop This Dress From Reformation

Simple Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dresses

simple spaghetti strap wedding dresses
 photographer: The Justin Jay dress: Lovers Society x GWS ‘Wyatt’ Gown // featured in this post

30. 90’s Inspired Ballgown Wedding Dress

This ballgown has a 90s-inspired edge thanks to the plunging neckline and thin straps, and the dramatic sweeping skirt completes the look. Luxurious satin jacquard gives a seductive textural touch to finish the design.

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31. Sparkling Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress

beaded and sequin spaghetti strap wedding gown

This fitted dress is perfect for making an entrance because it is covered with intricate beading and glittering sequins. You’ll sparkle from every angle thanks to the open back and V-neckline. Add a few finishing flourishes as accessories or go bare for a sleek, minimalist style.

Shop This Dress From Bhldn

32. Floral Applique Spaghetti Strap Dress With Lace

spaghetti strap wedding dress with floral applique from David's

The sparkling bodice of this bridal dress features over 1600 hand-placed beads. The drop waist is accompanied by a full tulle skirt that unfolds into a stunning chapel train that is embellished with delicate floral appliques.

Shop This Dress From David’s Bridal

33. Minimal Wedding Dress With Barely There Spaghetti Straps

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How minimal can spaghetti straps get? This dress has your answer. And here’s a fun detail — they tie at the bodice for both a unique touch and a great fit.

Shop This Wedding Dress From Reformation

Simple Tea Length Wedding Dresses

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dress and photo via BHLDN

35. Simple Tea Length Wedding Dress With Shirred Sleeves

strapless champagne tea length wedding gown from BHLDN

This gorgeous gown exudes old-world glamour with a strapless champagne-hued corset bodice and a cascading ivory lace skirt. Fun option – wear the matching puff-sleeved lace jacket with delicate fabric-covered buttons for an extra touch of elegance.

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36. Classic Midi White Wedding Dress

simple satin teal length wedding dress from David's

A crisp and contemporary tea-length wedding dress with side pockets, a V-neck, and a twirly skirt.

Shop This Dress From DAvid’s Bridal

37. Midi Wedding Dress with Scoop Neckline

midi wedding dress with scoop neckline from Reformation

Heads up: romantic moment. A midi-length dress with a scoop neckline, tie straps, and smocking on the back for a little bit of elasticity. It includes a deep side slit that accentuates your form.

Shop This Dress From Reformation

38. Embroidered Off the Shoulder Midi Wedding Dress

embroidered off the shoulder midi wedding dress from Nordstrom

This airy dress has embroidered, gathered tulle that adds to its overtly romantic allure. It has a fitted off-the-shoulder bodice that balances a flouncy skirt.

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39. Ruffled Midi Wedding Dress

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Finally, this dress has it all: ruffles at the sleeves and along the hem, a teensy bit longer than tea-length but still just as fun. Plus that off-the-shoulder is a VIBE.

Shop This Dress From Reformation