35 Inspirational Ideas of Simple Wedding Dresses

Are you one of the brides, who don’t dream about luxurious princess wedding gowns, but want to have something simpler? We think that even a simple wedding dress may look astonishing and we are going to prove that with some fabulous variants of wedding gowns.

So, let’s take a closer look at 35 inspiring simple wedding dresses ideas.

Simple Elegant Wedding Dresses

1. Empire Waist Wedding Dress with Bateau Neckline

Empire waist wedding dress

Empire waist wedding dress

A simple wedding dress made of lace and chiffon looks both informal and luxurious. The zest of the dress is in the unusual bateau neckline, which is perfect for the girls, who can boast of beautiful shoulders. 

2. Simple Wedding Dress with Illusion Cape

Elegant wedding dress with illusion cape

Elegant wedding dress with illusion cape

While looking for wedding dresses simple and elegant, you will definitely face many interesting variants of sheath and mermaid dresses. The one on the image above would look too casual but for the illusion lace cape on the top. It adds femininity and tenderness to the bride’s look.

3. A Simple High Neck Wedding Gown

An elegant wedding gown

An elegant wedding gown

At first sight, all simple white wedding dresses without any decorations look boring. But have a look at this variant. Though it’s rather casual in both form and texture, it looks extremely stylish and is perfect for the brides, who don’t like sparkling elements on the dress like crystals and beads as well as are tired of lace.

Simple Beach Wedding Dresses

4. Greek Styled Wedding Gown

Beach wedding dress with flutter sleeves

Beach wedding dress with flutter sleeves

In fact, Greek styled dresses are among the best options for beach wedding ceremonies. They are light, flowing and have no unnecessary decorations. This dress may be too simple for the traditional wedding, but will look fantastic at the beach. The bride’s look may be contemplated by a flower wreath or a hairstyle with flowers.

5. Sexy Beach Wedding Dress

Sexy beach wedding dress

Sexy beach wedding dress

Many brides like beach weddings because they may wear a dress, which can be considered rather provocative for any other wedding format. The plunging neckline and the slit on the skirt are suitable only for self-confident brides, who want to show the merits of their body.

6. Open Back Beach Wedding Dress

Open back beach wedding dress

Open back beach wedding dress

If the previous variant is too daring for you, but you still want to have some open parts of the dress, choose among simple wedding dresses for the beach with an open back. This one is covered with thin lace and features long sleeves.

Simple Wedding Dresses with Sleeves

7. Minimalistic Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves

A simple wedding dress with long sleeves

A simple wedding dress with long sleeves

Simple long sleeve wedding dresses are available in many variants. This minimalistic wedding gown looks very elegant thanks to the smooth texture and trumpet silhouette. However, the top is decorated with draperies, which make this dress unique and stylish.

8. Wedding Dress with Thick Straps

Wedding dress with thick straps

Wedding dress with thick straps

The simple chiffon wedding gown may look absolutely different if thick straps and a beaded sash are added. They make the dress look more complicated, but very feminine. This gown resembles the one of a Greek goddess.

9. V-Neck Wedding Gown with Long Sleeves

Mermaid wedding dress with sleeves

Mermaid wedding dress with sleeves

Clearly, such a dress can be worn only by the brides with beautiful breast, who look for long sleeve simple wedding dresses. The combination of V-neck, sleeves and lace looks very sexy and intriguing. Moreover, if you are short, the V-neckline will make you look taller.

Simple Short Wedding Dresses

10. Short Lace Wedding Dress

Short wedding dress with lace

Short wedding dress with lace

Undoubtedly, lace makes even the short simple dress look more luxurious and festive. Though the silhouette is very simple, the dress looks great thanks to the beautiful lace and sexy illusion neckline. 

11. Smooth Short Wedding Gown

Minimalist short wedding dress

Minimalist short wedding dress

Firstly, it seems that this dress is just one of the easiest variants of short simple wedding dresses, which is also one of simple wedding dresses under 100 dollars. It looks absolutely smooth, but it has its specialty. The lower skirt and the waistband are made of a textured fabric, which adds an incredible charm to this dress. We think that it’s a great variant if you have a vintage wedding.

12. Tea-Length Wedding Dress

Tea length wedding dress

Tea length wedding dress

Tea-length wedding dresses often look a bit vintage and that's the main reason why so many brides are in love with this style. The combination of long sleeves and intricate lace adornement looks extremely cool. Its main plus is that it can be later used as a cocktail dress.

Simple Country Wedding Dresses

13. Country Wedding Dress with High Slit

A simple country wedding dress with high slit

A simple country wedding dress with high slit

Simple summer wedding dresses often feature various slits, decollete and open back. This dress is very modest in general, but a high slit on the leg makes it sexier. Though the dress is very simple, the light draperied fabrics will be the ideal choice for hot weather.

14. Western Wedding Dress with Denim

A denim western wedding dress

A denim western wedding dress

A country wedding is a great opportunity to refuse from all wedding standards. Thus, instead of the dress, you may put on a tulle skirt and a denim shirt. The look can be complemented by leather accessories. Moreover, simple wedding dresses plus sizes can also consist of a denim shirt and a skirt.

15. Vintage Wedding Dress

A vintage wedding gown for country wedding

A vintage wedding gown for country wedding

This vintage dress can be used not only for weddings but for other occasions as well. The empire waist and the V-neckline may make your legs visually longer. We also like the nude color of the dress. It’s very trendy now.

Simple A Line Wedding Dresses

16. A-Line Wedding Dress with Illusion Bodice

A-line wedding dress with illusion bodice

A-line wedding dress with illusion bodice

Want something sexy and unusual but at the same time classic? A-line wedding gown with illusion bodice seems to be a perfect variant. It's fully covered with lace and features 3D appliques on the bodice. However, it’s not a good variant of simple plus size wedding dresses.

17. Satin Wedding Dress with Sleeves

A-line wedding dress with sleeves

A-line wedding dress with sleeves

This V-neck wedding dress looks very moderate and stylish. Though the both silhouette and texture are very simple, the dress looks elegant and charming. It’s the good choice for any season and is suitable for traditional as well as less formal wedding formats.

18. Simple A-Line Dress with V-neckline

V-neck A-line wedding dress

V-neck A-line wedding dress

It’s one more cool idea of plus size simple wedding dresses. The V-neck helps to demonstrate beautiful decollete while the shoulders are closed. Such a variant is also appropriate for petite brides.

Simple Lace Wedding Dresses

19. V-Neckline Lace Wedding Gown

Lace mermaid wedding dress

Lace mermaid wedding dress

The brides, who seek for elegant wedding dresses, will surely like this lace V-neckline dress. It will look amazing at a petite bride as well as tall one. This gown looks both sexy and feminine. .

20. Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves

Thin lace wedding dress with sleeves

Thin lace wedding dress with sleeves

This dress in a mermaid silhouette is covered with thin lace and features a V-neckline and short flutter sleeves. It looks rather informal, but is very beautiful and stylish. It will serve as a cool country wedding dress.

21. Lace Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

Lace off-the-shoulder wedding dress

Lace off-the-shoulder wedding dress

What we like about this dress is that it’s simple and luxurious at the same time. The trumpet silhouette dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline looks amazing in combination with the fantastic lace, which covers the whole dress. It’s one of the best examples of lace simple wedding dresses.

Simple Boho Wedding Dresses

22. Lace Boho Wedding Dress 

Bohemian wedding dress

Bohemian wedding dress

This bohemian wedding dress looks a bit vintage. The V-neck neckline is a great option for the brides, who would like to accentuate their beautiful breast line as well as back because this gown has a low back. 

23. Off-Shoulder Boho Wedding Gown

An off-shoulder boho gown

An off-shoulder boho gown

Before, we have already told you that off-shoulder dresses are in trend now. The sheath dress with a cute ruche, which opens the shoulders and highlights their beauty, is an amazing example of a boho gown. It looks very feminine and sexy.

24. Short-Sleeved Bohemian Dress

Bohemian wedding dress

Bohemian wedding dress

In truth, it’s almost a standard wedding gown in bohemian style, which consists of a flowing skirt and a lace top. The main plus of this dress is that it may fit many types of body shapes. Something similar can be also found among simple wedding dresses plus size.

Simple Mermaid Wedding Dresses

25. Mermaid Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves

Mermaid wedding gown with flutter sleeves

Mermaid wedding gown with flutter sleeves

Among all the variety of simple informal wedding dresses in the mermaid silhouette, the brides could just pass through this dress but for its amazing sleeves. The combination of flutter sleeves and mermaid silhoutte looks very fresh and unusual. 

26. Backless Trumpet Wedding Gown

Backless mermaid wedding dress

Backless mermaid wedding dress

Actually, this gown is only for the girls with an hourglass body type. As it features very delicate lace in the top, the accent is made on the bride’s beautiful body curves. If you are the happy owner of them, you will look amazing in such a dress.

27. Mermaid Wedding Gown with Lace Back

Mermaid wedding dress with lace back

Mermaid wedding dress with lace back

This V-neck simple mermaid dress seems to be pretty usual at first sight. However, the main accent is made on a beautiful lace back and an astonishing sweep train. In addition, this dress can be used as an evening, bridesmaid’s or wedding guest’s gown.

Simple Chiffon Wedding Dresses

28. Chiffon Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

Off-the-shoulder wedding dress

Off-the-shoulder wedding dress

Chiffon gowns can be often found among cheap simple wedding dresses. This empire waist variant will make you look like a Greek goddess. The draperied top, which opens the shoulders, adds tenderness and femininity to the bride’s look.

29. One-Shoulder Wedding Dress

One shoulder wedding dress

One shoulder wedding dress

Frankly, one shoulder dresses always look unusual and creative. This gown is airy and light and that’s why it’s great for spring and summer weddings. The empire waist bodice is draperied and decorated with a beautiful tail.

30. High-Slit Wedding Dress

High slit wedding dress

High slit wedding dress

If you want to look sexy at your wedding day, this variant is for you. The high slit will show your beautiful legs while the top with one shoulder neckline will make you look intriguing. The combination of chiffon and lace makes the dress look simple, but gorgeous.

Simple High-Low Wedding Dresses

31. Strapless Simple High-Low Wedding Dress

A strapless high low wedding dress

A strapless high low wedding dress

This dress looks very elegant and stylish. Though it’s made of simple satin, it wins our hearts by its shape. The strapless bodice helps to make an accent on beautiful breast and shoulders. We also like the length of the dress, which is midi and maxi.

32. V-Neckline High Low Dress

A V neckline high low dress

A V neckline high low dress

You see that this gown is so simple that it can even be used as an ordinary summer dress. Though it’s made of simple fabrics, the draperied V-neckline top with cuts on the waistline makes the bride look airy and, at the same time, sexy.

33. High-Low Dress with Long Sleeves

A high low wedding gown with long sleeves

A high low wedding gown with long sleeves

You must have heard a fashion rule, which recommends to open only one part of the body in order not to look vulgar. This dress is a wonderful example of that rule. While the legs are demonstrated, the top features a high neck and long sleeves.

Simple Wedding Dresses for Second Wedding

34. Wedding Pantsuit

A wedding pantsuit

A wedding pantsuit

The girls, who are going to get married for the second time, don’t only prefer simple classic wedding dresses but also pantsuits and jumpsuits. The pantsuit on the image above looks very elegant and is a great solution if you don’t plan a luxurious wedding.

35. Short Wedding Jumpsuit

A lace wedding jumpsuit

A lace wedding jumpsuit

If you are a lucky owner of beautiful slim legs, you can wear shorts instead of pants. This short jumpsuit is luxurious thanks to the lace, which covers it. The high neckline and long sleeves help to make the outfit look less provocative.

We hope that you have got inspired by our simple wedding dresses ideas and, now you know what exactly you want. As wedding dress is one of the most important things at wedding, start the search right now in order to find your dream dress in time. 

Lesly White
 

Hi everyone! My name is Lesly White. I am the chief editor at TheBestWeddingDresses.com Blog. I am obsessed with wedding dresses and everything, which is related to weddings. In my posts, I like to share the ideas of wedding gowns and accessories as well as provide brides with tips on how to prepare for a wedding.

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