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36 Elegant Minimalist Wedding Dresses

Gowns don't need bells and whistles to look pretty.

1. J. Crew "Percy" Gown, $650

All a girl needs is a pretty boatneck to make her day perfect.
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All a girl needs is a pretty boatneck to make her day perfect.

3. Kaufmanfranco One Shoulder Gown, $2,095

This feels vaguely '70s-glam. (It's a good thing.)
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This feels vaguely '70s-glam. (It's a good thing.)

4. Asos Sheer Overlay Dress, $65.85

For the austere bride.
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For the austere bride.

5. BHLDN "Dakota" Gown, $1,035

Ugh, it's like that dress is molded PERFECTLY to her body. Me want.
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Ugh, it's like that dress is molded PERFECTLY to her body. Me want.

6. Ruche Tiered Dress, $48.99

A slightly flirty option for a casual wedding.
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A slightly flirty option for a casual wedding.

7. Victoria Beckham Mini Dress, $2,165

How you so good, Posh Spice?
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How you so good, Posh Spice?

8. Zac Posen Stretch Cotton Dress, $756

City Hall, here I come.
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City Hall, here I come.

9. Jil Sander Silk Crepe Gown, $1,347.50

That little band detail gives this gown just the slightest empire waist.
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That little band detail gives this gown just the slightest empire waist.

10. Black Halo Drape Neck Dress, $435

You could also take this one in a slightly bohemian direction if you added a flower crown.
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You could also take this one in a slightly bohemian direction if you added a flower crown.

11. J. Crew Lucinda Ball Gown, $1,799.99

Only the slightest bit of Cinderella.
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Only the slightest bit of Cinderella.

12. Miu Miu Pleated Silk Dress, $941.50

Another great city hall option.
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Another great city hall option.

13. Bottega Veneta Crepe Dress, $647.50

A very modern look for a classy lady.
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A very modern look for a classy lady.

14. Amsale "Preston" Dress, price on request

Drooool.
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Drooool.

15. Nicole Miller "Tara" Gown, $1,200

Perfection.
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Perfection.

16. Vera Wang V-Neck Dress, price on request

Probably better for women with, erm, less on the top?
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Probably better for women with, erm, less on the top?

17. Cynthia Steffe Crinkle Top Dress, $398

This feels ever-so-slightly old fashioned. And I'm into it.
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This feels ever-so-slightly old fashioned. And I'm into it.

18. Need Supply Co. Traveller Dress, $53.99

I see the bride who wears this dress walking barefoot in a field of wildflowers.
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I see the bride who wears this dress walking barefoot in a field of wildflowers.

19. Ann Taylor One Shoulder Dress, $650

Ann Taylor's version of the one shoulder is so perfectly straightforward.
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Ann Taylor's version of the one shoulder is so perfectly straightforward.

20. Moonlight One Shoulder Gown, price on request

A more dramatic way to do a one shoulder dress.
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A more dramatic way to do a one shoulder dress.

21. Whitney Deal "Celia" Dress, $1,200

Those tiny pleats somehow make this style totally feminine.
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Those tiny pleats somehow make this style totally feminine.

23. David's Bridal Satin Trumpet Gown, $449

You surprise me in many ways, David's Bridal.
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You surprise me in many ways, David's Bridal.

24. Robbie & Nikki Illusion Corset Dress, $70.80

Sexy without showing too much skin.
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Sexy without showing too much skin.

25. The Row "Barnabe" Dress, $3,650

For the high-fashion, concept bride.
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For the high-fashion, concept bride.

26. Vintage Spaghetti Strap Dress, $265

This vintage gown champions the beauty of the spaghetti strap.
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This vintage gown champions the beauty of the spaghetti strap.

27. Ruche Strapless Maxi Dress, $62.99

Beach wedding, anyone?
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Beach wedding, anyone?

28. 1950s Inspired Wedding Dress, $250

Stolen from Audrey Hepburn's closet.
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Stolen from Audrey Hepburn's closet.

29. Heidi Elnora "Vivienne Beau" Dress, price on request

This feels very grown-up. Like, this bride has her shit together.
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This feels very grown-up. Like, this bride has her shit together.

30. Laundry by Shelli Segal Racer Back Blouson Dress, $207

I could see this at a very sleek city wedding.
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I could see this at a very sleek city wedding.

31. Zac Posen One Shoulder Gown, $1,990

Damn, Zac Posen. You know how to cut a dress. Cut. That. Dress.
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Damn, Zac Posen. You know how to cut a dress. Cut. That. Dress.

32. BCBGeneration Maxi Dress, $98

Beach wedding, part deux.
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Beach wedding, part deux.

33. Vince Camuto Sheer Overlay Dress, $119

For the casual backyard ceremony.
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For the casual backyard ceremony.

Ooooh. Love the touch of modern design on a classic cut.

35. Black Halo Cascade Ruffle Gown, $575

Oh my god, yesssss.
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Oh my god, yesssss.

36. Vionnet Short Sleeve Dress, $2,430

I dooooooooooooooo!
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I dooooooooooooooo!

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