7 Fiercely Chic Gowns for the Modern Bride

January 28, 2019

As soon as Meghan Markle appeared out of her town car, the hysteria around plain & simple gown began. Almost immediately after, we had brides calling and asking if we had plain, chic gowns instead of the lacy, beaded trends previous. While lace and beading isn’t going ANYWHERE, we are loving how pristine and beautiful the simplistic gowns are. Whether you’re looking for a fitted stunner of a gown or more of a regal, princess a-line, any silhouette looks great in this classic look. Below are just a few of our absolute favorites available to be tried on in store. Make an appointment and check out these beauties now!

  1. Arleigh by Maggie Sottero

This beautiful crepe dress is the perfect gown for a bride wanting to make a statement with “less is more.” The sleeves are completed with crystal buttons that are mimiced on the back and trail all the way through the train for extra drama. An open back adorned with beading allows for a sexy feature without feeling too revealing. With this chic and simplistic dress, it’s destined to create some breathtaking photos!

2. D2750 by Essense of Australia

If you’re wanting to feel regal and supreme, this gorgeous satin a-line gown by Essense of Australia is the one for you. Complete with bardot, off-the-shoulder neckline and fabric buttons from neckline to hem, this gown is the epitome of romantic. Not only that, but this satin fabric is one of the SOFTEST you’ve ever felt – trust us. For someone wanting to create a timeless fairy tale look, this dress is a surefire contender!

3. GA2277 by Kenneth Winston

This down-to-earth gown is perfect for the laid back bride looking to feel both sexy and confident on her wedding day. A simple sheath fit combined with a tie-neck, creating a beautiful keyhole back makes this a simplistic but chic gown. Available in ivory and with a touch of pink, a perfect accent for a fun-loving bride who wants something a little different. This comfortable and affordable gown is a great option for brides who want to look great, but focus more on the other details, leaving their dress decision simple and easy.

4. D2027 by Essense of Australia

We love drama here at Dress Gallery and this dress is so exception. A full ruffled skirt helps create a true mermaid silhouette in this satin gown. The crystal belt addition is optional, making this a great option to either sparkle up or keep plain, simple, and chic. With fabric buttons from neckline to skirt, you get an extra bit of romance while also showcasing a certainly sexy silhouette.

4. Claudia Dawn by Maggie Sottero

This high neckline crepe beauty is one of our favorite new arrivals from Maggie Sottero. Featuring a u-back and a higher neckline, this gown is perfect for the bride wanting to to let her details shine. The crystal belt is an optional add on, making this gown a perfect canvas to create whatever look you want. A small walking train creates a timeless look, yet a manageable feature for your reception. If you’re looking for something truly unique, Claudia Dawn might be your girl!

5. GA2280 by Kenneth Winston

This simplistic organza gown is the ultimate dream dress for an ethereal ceremony. Whether you’re planning a fairy tale vision, a garden tea party, or a small and intimate soiree, this dress is the perfect compliment to any vision. Lightweight and airy, this gown is destined to make you feel as light and beautiful as the fabric itself. A sweetheart neckline and soft ruching accentuate the waist area, creating a beautiful a-line silhouette perfect for any bride.

6. 6705 by Stella York

This sexy Stella York gown features crepe material, fabric buttons throughout the train, and a cowl back, a unique feature not seen on many dresses. A sheath fit is made to accentuate curves, but also allow for a comfortable wedding day. The double spaghetti straps provide extra support for the girls and the modest v-neck makes this a great option for conservative and feisty brides alike. Plus, she’s under $1000 – you can’t beat that!

7. Cassidy by Maggie Sottero

We love Cassidy. This mikado mermaid beauty is perfect for a bride wanting to make a sexy statement with her silhouette. Crystal buttons adorn the back from neckline to hem, creating a beautiful, elongated illusion. The simple sweetheart neckline keeps a classic shape while also allowing for customization. This dress could 100% rock a blinged-out belt, a massive cathedral veil, or particularly dramatic shoes – between the silhouette and fabric, she’s a dream waiting to happen!

7. 6718 by Stella York

Girl, once you put this dress on, you will never want to get out of it. This fabulous a-line creation by Stella York is made out of the world’s softest satin fabric, making you one super comfortable bride for your wedding day. The cute off-the-shoulder sleeves are detachable, making a great design feature that you can remove should you desire. Combined with a modest sweetheart neckline, this great dress is perfect for any body type.

We hope that some of these gowns inspired you for your wedding visions! Schedule an appointment with Dress Gallery to try any of these gorgeous dresses on!