The Best Simple Wedding Dresses

Best Simple Wedding Dresses for 2022

Looking for a simple wedding dress that does not compromise on style? It might be easier than you think! Simple wedding dresses are perfect for the minimalist bride looking to make a big style statement on her wedding day. Luxurious fabrics and figure-flattering silhouettes come together to create your dream wedding dress that is both effortless and oh-so-stunning.

Is it ok to have a simple wedding dress?

Many people dream of a wedding dress with lots of lace, bling, and tulle. For others, less is more. If you have a minimalist style in your everyday life, there is no reason to change that up on your wedding day. A simple wedding dress allows you to express the true you and feel more comfortable on your big day. After all, there’s no sense in wearing a gown that doesn’t feel like you. Keep it simple and sleek. If mom (or the in-laws) are pushing you towards something more flashy, be unapologetic in following your instincts. Simple wedding dresses are all the rage lately, especially from celebrities like Ariana Grande and Keira Knightley who are giving major inspiration to brides seeking a modern twist on an otherwise simple, casual wedding gown. Celebrities wear simple dresses on the red carpet all the time and there is no reason you can’t wear your version of simple, yet sophisticated down the aisle.

How do you make a simple wedding dress look elegant?

Wearing a simple dress doesn’t mean you can’t look elegant. There are lots of things you can do with a simple-yet-beautiful wedding gown to make it aisle-ready — because after all — you still want to feel special on your wedding day. While your style may call for something simple, that doesn’t mean you need to settle for a low-quality dress. You want your wedding dress to sit just right, in all the right places. You want fabrics that are comfortable and stunning, yet simple. This is why your best option is to leave it up to the designers to make your dream wedding dress. One that is simple, reflects your style, and still has the quality and fit you have always imagined. 

What are our Favorite Simple Wedding Dresses for 2022?

Below is a curated selection of some of our favorite simple wedding dresses from Essense of Australia, Stella York, and Martina Liana for 2022. But don’t just read about them. You’ll find videos for each gown so you can see how these classy, simple, and elegant bridal gowns sway, move and fit. Click through on any of the individual dresses to see even more pictures. Let the browsing begin! 

Classic Simple Wedding Dresses from Essense of Australia

The most popular simple wedding gowns from Essense of Australia are stunning examples of timeless elegance and beauty. From the stunning silhouette to the careful attention to small details, these classic gowns are created for the modern bride with a simple, yet sophisticated side, from delicate straps and figure-flattering silhouettes to gorgeous fabrics and feminine finishing touches. These are simple designs that are simply fabulous. 


Simplicity meets glamour in Style D3340. This classic mermaid wedding dress pulls inspiration from both Old Hollywood and the 2000s dress styles for a design made for the modern bride – it’s a high-fashion twist on a classic mermaid silhouette. The fabric overlaps the bodice for a glamorous ruched effect. The pointed neckline adds a modern, ultra-chic twist to the classic sweetheart neckline. This gown effortlessly hugs the body’s natural curves with a comfort lining layer for all-day wearability and comfort. The skirt flares out to create beautiful volume and a full train, complete with fabric-covered buttons trailing to the hem of the skirt. This gown is also available in plus sizes. This classic wedding dress leaves a lasting impression redolent of simple elegance. 

Style D3340 by Essense of Australia


Style D3404 comes alive with dramatic elegance. With head-to-toe matte mikado fabric, the clean, simple lines and bold accents of this gown deliver a fresh take on a classic silhouette. The scooped neckline is effortlessly stylish and supportive. The boning along the bodice provides sexy structure all day long. The simple double strap adds a delicate touch, meeting at the back of the gown in a delicate V-shape. All down the skirt, contour seaming beautifully highlights the body’s natural curves, flaring out below the waist to complete the timeless fit-and-flare silhouette. For a truly show-stopping finish, the detachable bow adds an ultra-modern wow-factor, accentuating the already incredible train and giving the gown a high-fashion flair with simple undertones.

Style D3404 by Essense of Australia


Classic. Simple. With a hint of sexy. Style D3339 brings the timeless glamour. This wedding dress is so versatile; clean lines and a simple silhouette create a gown that can easily be dressed up or down for any celebration of love. The plunging neckline features illusion tulle for all-day sexy support. Delicate beading along the neckline and on the spaghetti straps add an extra touch of sparkle. Sheer cutouts on the sides of the bodice and through the back add an extra touch of sexiness while showing off the intricacies of the swirling lace. Contour seaming provides incredible fit and comfort down the skirt. The skirt flares out below the hips, with layers of tulle adding subtle volume for the ultimate walk down the aisle. 

Style D3339 by Essense of Australia

Simple Trendy Wedding Dresses from Stella York

Stella York boasts an abundance of best-selling simple wedding dresses. These wedding gowns are the epitome of classic, simple elegance and beauty.  From gorgeous fabrics and delicate straps to figure-flattering silhouettes and stunning finishing touches, these timeless gowns are designed for the modern bride with a sophisticated side. 


Style 7045 brings timeless bridal glamour reflecting a true classic spirit with a modern edge. This clean and simple, yet chic gown is so versatile and can be easily styled to match any wedding day look. It includes an optional lace-beaded trim for a more dramatic but timeless look and the straight-across neckline adds an effortlessly elegant touch. For the ultimate walk down the aisle, the skirt fans out into a show-stopping ballgown, with little details like fabric-covered buttons trailing down to the hem of the gown. Even better – it has pockets! For a delicate finish on this striking silhouette, the belt at the natural waist adds a romantic touch. This gown is also available in plus sizes.

Style 7045 by Stella York


Chic. Simple. Elegant. Style 7324 embodies the spirit of less is more. This simple column silhouette flaunts a plunging V-neckline and dainty wide-set straps for a timeless bridal look. A band of swirling graphic lace embellishes the bodice and waist of the gown, with sheer details across the back to offset the lace’s intricate pattern. The lace enhances the bride’s natural waist, circling around the open back of the gown to provide a sweet detail. The skirt has romantic flair with lovely fabric-covered buttons trailing down. The train features ornate lace appliques, with organic lace trim for a romantic walk down the aisle.

Style 7324 by Stella York


Style 7341 makes the most of minimalism with a striking silhouette and subtle, intricate details. The curved plunging neckline is squared off at the waistline for an ultra-chic, modern look. The wide waistband and softly flowing skirt show off the beauty of the fabric that gracefully floats with each step. The open back is framed with wide-set straps for a sweet keyhole effect. For a dramatic addition, the glamorous bow gives this gown a truly high-fashion twist. Plus, it has pockets. Need we say any more?

This gown is also available in plus sizes

Style 7341 by Stella York

Simple Elegant Wedding Dresses from Martina Liana

These best-selling simple wedding dresses from Martina Liana are the embodiment  of classic elegance and beauty. From delicate straps and figure-flattering silhouettes to opulent fabrics and feminine finishing details, these timeless gowns are designed for a bride who embraces the subtle dance between simple and luxurious.


Swoonworthy glamour meets timeless beauty in Style 1394 from Martina Liana. A simple and elegant straight neckline with subtle V cut-out highlights the curves of the upper body, while the wide straps and statement seaming elevate the overall look of this ladylike wedding dress. Fashion pockets add a fun and unexpected twist to the classic bridal silhouette. The striking open back leads to the grand finale of this high-fashion ball gown wedding dress: an exquisite, oversized bow and billowing skirt that sways with every twist, turn, and step down the aisle.

Style 1394 by Martina Liana


Creating fashion awe this season, Style 1266 from Martina Liana is ready to wow. From its simple, minimalist design blossoms an edgy twist. This dress really brings the drama with a strapless neckline and center plunge–contrasted with a sheer back panel with visible boning that curves along the figure for a flattering shape. The signature seaming also contours the silhouette, as the full flare to the skirt creates a moment of grandeur. The pièce de résistance on this wedding gown is its detachable high-volume puffed sleeves and optional train to add unexpected, modern textures to this sleek, simple design for a lasting impression.

Style 1266 by Martina Liana

This is just a small sampling of simple wedding gowns that showcase how sweet-yet-subtle details, stunning silhouettes, and rich bridal fabrics can elevate simple to sophisticated.  

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We’ve been swooning over simple dresses for some time, so be sure to check out our previous post – Top 5 Simple Dresses for the Minimalist Bride for additional options.