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The Best Modern Minimalist Wedding Dresses For Fuss Free Brides

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Modern and minimalist wedding dresses for fuss free brides, we think these styles keep things simple yet elegant for stylish brides looking for a clean and modern bridal style.

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress | Designer Charlotte Simpson Bridal

I thought I’d do a round-up of the best dresses for those looking for a stylish but simple, elegant and minimalist wedding dress. Whilst there are always undoubtedly going to be boho brides that are lace lovers, romantic dreamers of layers of floaty tulle and glamorous magpies that want all the sparkle, not every bride wants to be overtly girly or to coin a term overly ‘bride-y’ as some of my own clients have said… not sure if that’s a term but we all know what it implies.

By minimalist, I’m talking clean lines, sharp structures, simple silhouettes and not too much embellishment, frill or ‘fuss’. Simple definitely doesn’t mean boring, in fact like many things the simpler the design the harder it is to get right, as it’s ever more important for the fit, cut and fabric to be perfect. Here are some of my favourite styles and designers that I think are getting it oh so right with the perfect balance of simple, elegant and definitely chic.

This post would have been a lot bigger/longer but I decided to keep it to designers or styles that are (to my knowledge) available in London or the UK, nothing more annoying than seeing a dress that’s only available in Australia… yes Pinterest, I’m looking at you!

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress - Orion by Elizabeth Dye

Orion Gown | Elizabeth Dye (available at Heart Aflutter, London)

A refreshingly understated beauty. This dress is soft luxurious knit fabric which has a bit of stretch which skims and hugs curves in all the right places and a full train adds a touch of drama. The beautiful high boat neckline is elegant and sophisticated whilst the low and open back are alluring and modern. Also long sleeves are just my favourite right now.

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress - Harper by Charlotte Balbier

Harper | Charlotte Balbier

This is a youthful, sexy but paired back look, the Harper slipper satin wedding dress with shoestring straps and low shaped back looks great on it’s own, or perhaps worn with a lace top overlay for more coverage for the ceremony or throw on a feather jacket for a winter wedding. I’m loving it teamed with the casual half up top knot.

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress - Sylvie by Sabina Motasem

Sylvie Dress | Sabina Motasem (available at Heart Aflutter, London)

A seriously gorgeous silhouette, and a dress that I think, would pretty much suit ladies of all shapes and sizes and for all styles of wedding. With a lovely V neckline, this dress features an extra low square back to the waist, a flattering bias cut skirt with contrast waistband and the delicate button detailing on the back with puddle train. The beauty of a simple dress is that you can add accessories, shoes and even style your hair and make up in so many different ways without being limited. Anything goes.

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Halfpenny London – Flora Romance Collection

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography & Dresses Halfpenny London

The stunning 2016 collection from British and London based bridal designer, Halfpenny London evokes floral romance with vintage inspired designs for the modern bride. Flattering and luxurious fabrics, intricate detailing and interchangeable elements work for every bride’s personal style. 

Halfpenny London Isobel Skirt & Isobel Corset

I’m sure there are boundless new London Brides out there who are hot on the dress search, so it’s a pleasure to introduce you to Halfpenny London. For those who aren’t yet familiar, designer Kate who is behind the brand, oozes British style with her bridal collections that are vintage inspired for the modern bride.

This is a look at the 2016 Flora Romance Collection and as with all Halfpenny London designs, you can expect utter romance, elegance and sophistication with stunning fabrics, intricate details and modern, feminine styles.

As reported in my Brides The Show fashion roundup, all things floral inspired were seen influencing all aspects of the wedding world, and I for one am a big lover of it.

Inspired by the works of painter John William Waterhouse the collection evokes a floral romantic vibe typical of this impressionist artist. Stunning silk crepe dresses with subtle, intricate embellishment complement the elegant form fitting looks. 

The unique diverse collection weaves modern with vintage, still in keeping with Kate’s signature ‘Brit Cool’ style.

I’ll leave you to pour over the dresses, but do let me know if you have a favourite (tough decision) I’m a little in love with them all.

The collection starts from £2,000 and they also offer made to measure (from £3750) and couture gowns from £5000. For more details or to book an appointment at their beautiful Bloomsbury boutique, visit Halfpenny London.