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Minimum embellishments, no lace, no frills wedding dresses

The minimalist wedding dress is one of the most happening trends on the bridal catwalks this year. Although many women still choose the traditional ball gown will plenty of bling, there are others who prefer simplicity to be their trademark on their wedding day.

The most common embellishments that come to mind, when we think of wedding dresses, are beads, frills and lace. While they are nice on a wedding dress, they are not really necessary to look or feel bridal.

Our search through the various collections at Best for Bride revealed the following masterpieces . All these dresses have the following things in common; few beads, no frills and no lace, and yet are stunning in their own rights. Let us take a look at them here.

Our first pick is this splendid T172004 wedding dress from the Jasmine Couture 2014 collection. There are two striking elements: the drape of the bodice to one side, and the signature off-the-shoulder straps. The sideways drape fashions a dropped waist that emphasizes the snug fit and flare silhouette to perfection. The few embellishments on this dress are the soft shining sparkles on the straps, and yet it is undoubtedly a masterpiece.

The next dress on our list is the Morilee 5274 from the Fall 2014 collection. The only embellishments on this Duchess Satin gown are the scintillating bands on the sweetheart neckline and the waistband. A ruched bodice adds texture to the torso, while the smooth flowing train isn’t decorated with frills. Despite the simplicity of the embellishments, it is a magnificent gown that is captivating in its sophistication and elegance.

Few dresses are as attractive as this stunning Alfred Angelo 2509 gown. The beautiful bateau neckline continues into a dramatic drape across the bodice, and ends at the waist. The different textures of the bodice and the skirt have been created so beautifully, that a slender waist is highlighted perfectly in this fit and flare gown. No poufy layers, no beading, and no lace anywhere on this dress; yet it is stylish and fashionable. The modest design makes it perfect for a traditional church wedding, and the silky finish renders it the epitome of luxury.

Last but not the least, is this simple charmeuse satin wedding gown from our own collection. The dress is an A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline, and it drapes beautifully over your sensual curves, allowing your natural grace to shine through. The simple silhouette accentuates your best features, such as a slender waist, well-toned arms, and also draws focus to your decolletage. It can be paired with a lace jacket (which is sold separately), if you would like to dress it up a little more.

So, that brings us to the end of our tour. Which of these dresses did you like? Do you now believe that a wedding dress can have an impact, even when it is sans frills and lace? To take a closer look at any of these dresses, or to find another one that you love, visit our bridal dress gallery at Best for Bride.

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Trends we love: Wedding Dresses for the minimalist bride

Elaborate, embellished gowns and shimmery shiny ones were all seen on the bridal catwalks for Spring 2016. However, it was the minimalist wedding dress style that stood out, and really impressed us. Many design houses focused on simple but refined details in minimalist wedding dresses, offering a welcome choice to the brides who don’t want to be drowned in layers of fabric. Soft, minimalist gowns were the forte of Houghton, Randi Rham and Amsale design houses and many brides have been swooning over the delicate beauties they created for brides this year.

We love minimalist wedding dresses for many reasons, some of which include

  • The straight cuts and simple sheath silhouettes allow a bride to flaunt her naturally sexy figure
  • Sometimes, it is the subtle details and simple embellishments that are more attractive than elaborate and exquisite designs
  • With the focus on few key features, the dress is graceful and the few details are emphasized.
  • It is perfect for the confident modern woman, for whom simplicity means style
  • The natural shape is an update to the traditional wedding dress silhouettes

We have splendid minimalist gowns in our bridal collection at Best for Bride. So, why don’t we head over there now, and take a look at some of our favorite picks from the lot.

Mori Lee 5307 Organza gown

This gown has just the right amount of details. With a simple fit and flare silhouette that snugly drapes over your sensual curves, the embellishments are kept to a minimum and aren’t overwhelming. A soft sweetheart bodice allows you to show off your toned shoulders and collar bones, while light lace motifs add a dainty touch to the dress. The back is simple with a low cut neckline ending in a strand of satin buttons that extend to the derriere. At the natural waist is a small strand of crystal embellishments that add subtle sophistication to the pretty dress.

Mori Lee Voyage 6798 Sleeveless gown

Glamorous, yet minimalist, this gown glides over your natural curves, carving a fresh look. The embellishments are limited to the upper body and are dainty floral lace clusters on delicate chiffon georgette. The striking element of this dress is the shimmering shoulder strap that extends into a lining of glitter along the neckline. The low cut neckline in the back is encrusted with crystal beading to create an enchanting effect.

Mori Lee Voyage 6786 chiffon bridal gown

Elegant and endearing, this beautiful wedding gown is light and breezy. A pleated bodice and softly scintillating waistband are the extraordinary details that add a touch of elegance to this refined wedding gown. The sweetheart bodice dips softly in the center and the skirt extends into a short train at the back. Subtle and soft, this dress is the ideal choice for a minimalist wedding and the clear lines and soft drape will show off your natural curves beautifully.

Do you love the idea of a minimalist wedding dress? If so, do tell us which of these is your favorite. If you would like to explore more options in these wedding dresses, visit us today at Best for Bride. You will certainly find a dress that is minimalist, yet you!

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Princess-inspired wedding dresses for the wedding look you always dreamed of

There are two things that come to mind, when we think of beautiful gowns: brides and princesses. As a little girl, all of us have someday dreamed of looking like our favorite fairytale princess. Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping beauty have all been our favorites when we were little. The present generation is equally smitten with Elsa from Frozen and Ariel the Mermaid.

Now, ask yourself a quick question. Have you ever imagined yourself as one of these princesses? If the answer is yes, you should consider a fantastic princess-inspired wedding dress. Let us look at some choices that can make this possible. Climb in as we take off on an enchanting journey to visit our favorite fairytale princesses.

Cinderella

Disney’s portrayal of Cinderella in a thickly layered ball gown skirt and her hair tied up high matches this Mori Lee bridal dress 2777 from the 2015 Fall collection.

The scintillating bodice paves the way for an elaborate tulle gown that will transform you into a Cinderella who needn’t worry about the clock striking at midnight. A timeless design that is simply elegant, your guests will be amazed at how beautiful you will look in it, on your wedding day.

Snow White

The pretty princess who earns the wrath of her evil step-mother, for being the fairest maiden in the country; Snow White is a picture of innocence. Here is a gown that is a perfect depiction of the image that comes to mind when we think of this fictional character.

This Mori Lee 5370 from the Fall 2015 collection has embroidered lace appliques spread over net, to create a charming bridal gown. The cap sleeves are a unique statement element, and the dress also features an A-line skirt.

Ariel

There are many gowns inspired by the mermaid style, brought to life by the pretty mermaid Ariel. She dreams of marrying her prince charming one day, and here is a gown that is worth her attention.

The Mori Lee 2723 from the Spring 2015 collection is a classic mermaid-inspired dress, with the finest details adding beauty to it. The silhouette closely glides across your natural curves and spreads out into a layered skirt at the knees. An illusion neckline crafted with fine crystal detailing wraps over a lace bodice, and the clusters of floral magnificence spread all the way up to the skirt.

Sleeping Beauty

The princess cursed to sleep when her finger is pricked by a spindle, till a kiss of true love awakens her from her slumber; Sleeping Beauty is a fantasy princess like no other. And, here is a dress fit for this princess.

This Y11571 Sophia Tolli 2015 bridal gown features splendid asymmetrical draping over the bodice, that gathers on one side and drops into an elegant layered skirt. The beautiful crystal details on the bodice and at the dropped waist add shimmer and shine to an already fabulous pattern. Fine lace scallops dance over the hemline and continue into a magnificent train, making it a dress fit for any princess.

To take a closer look at any of these gowns, or to find another one that you will fall in love with, visit our bridal collection at Best for Bride today.