Being a simple bride is a lot harder than you think. Although it may seem like a no-fuss option for a no-fuss bride, choosing a simple look for your big day will offer you as many options as any other style. In order to clear up some misconceptions about what it means to be “The Simple Bride”, let’s start by taking a look at the two main dress types you’ll be considering if you do go the simple route.
A Boho dress is the most intricate style you can wear while keeping things simple. All the details come from subtle and delicate lacework on the dress. Boho dresses are perfect for the bride that appreciates intricacies in her dress, but doesn’t like the idea of anything over-the-top. This style is also much lighter, perfect for outdoor and beach weddings and non-traditional.
An all-satin dress resembles what many would consider to be the “plain white dress”. These dresses keep things simple in the most refined way. Typically having no lace, beadwork or appliques whatsoever, a satin dress is as simple as it gets but doesn’t sacrifice on quality or elegance. Satin dresses come in all fits, giving a large diversity of options to the bride who wants to go simple!
Naturally, these two simple styles adhere to a strict “no-bling” policy. This means that a typical simple dress won’t have any beadwork, lace appliques, or heavy overlays of any kind.
Figuring out which dress type is right for you is the starting point for any bride who wants to have a simple style for their bridal look. Deciding on your exact style will also give you a better idea of the type of dress you can get within your budget.
The Price of Simplicity
Simple does not equal cheap. Many brides find themselves thinking that a “plain white dress” will be cheaper due to a lack of detail. However, with this lack of detail small elements like fabric, stitching and overall craftsmanship come to the forefront with no lace, appliques, beadwork and overlays for these elements to hide behind. There are some beautiful, high budget dresses that are very minimal and perfectly simple.
Brides with a smaller budget however can often be intimidated by the idea of a simple dress, fearing that they won’t be able to find their dream look with their budget. But the reality is that a budget-conscious bride can find a dress in any style.
There are many reasons for a bride to decide on a simple dress, but one reason to not opt for a simple look is the preconception that a simple dress means a simple dress-choosing process! There are many fits, styles and types of simple wedding dresses that all bring something unique to the table. Knowing the ins and outs of your preferred dress style is the best way to make sure you buy a dress that’s within your budget and just how you imagined!