Top 3 Modest Wedding Dress Trends ft. David’s Bridal
I may not be a bride, but I know the struggle to find a wedding dress that isn’t sleeveless, too low-cut, or too tight is real. I learned this when I did research last year for my post outlining where to find modest wedding dresses under $500. That post continues to be one of the most popular on my blog because there are a lot of new brides seeking modest wedding dresses.
Thankfully one major bridal retailer is stepping up to fulfill a real need. David’s Bridal (yes, THE David’s Bridal) recently launched a modest wedding dress collection featuring six demure designs – and it’s full of sophisticated gorgeousness, high necklines, and full lengths! Read on for my compilation of the top 3 modest wedding dress trends featuring David’s Bridal’s modest collection (and there are several affordable options).
You likely already know about David’s Bridal. I mean, you probably purchased your wedding or bridal dress there because it’s the number one spot for beautiful gowns and bridal accessories that won’t break the bank. What you may not know is that recently launched a modest wedding dress collection to cater to a conservative bride, and their dresses aren’t dowdy (!!!); in fact, they feature some of the top trends in modest wedding dresses.
1) ROMANTIC SLEEVES
Sleeves are in, folks! After years of reigning amongst the bridal circuit, sleeveless dresses are finally taking a backseat to dresses with sleeves – particularly dresses with romantic, flutter sleeves like those pictured in the dress pictured below. This dress also features my favorite wedding gown silhouette: A-line. It’s universally flattering and eternally beautiful. If I had to get married today, this would be a STRONG contender for the dress I’d choose to walk the aisle in.
2) LAYERS OF FABRIC
Another romantic trend that continues to prevail this year is layers of soft fabrics like lace and organza. This dress from David’s Bridal features a bodice with intricate beading and an elegant full ball gown skirt featuring layers of beautiful organza that will make the bride look like she’s floating. It’s a regal dress fit for a queen…or at least a duchess!
3) HIGHER NECKLINES
They say fashion is cyclical. That thankfully seems to be the case with the high necklines that popularized wedding dresses in the 70s, and I’m thankful this trend has returned! Thanks to the 80s, high collars received a bad rep for a while. Designers have figured out how to modernize this demure neckline so 21st-century brides can prance down the aisle confidently with maximum coverage. I adore this high-neckline dress from David’s bridal because pf the artful embellishments and the surprising side split with tulle peeking out. The flowing chapel train is the perfect finishing touch.
No wedding gown is complete without an elegant headpiece or accessory, and David’s Bridal has several beautiful options to choose from:
Ribbon Tie Headband with Crystal Floral Design — $129.95
Floral Crown with Baby’s Breath & Bloom – $29.95
One Tier Mid-Length Veil – $199.95
We’re living an exciting time when modest fashion trends are starting to make major waves, and I’m so happy to see those trends extending to bridal gowns, a category which has largely left modest brides wanting more coverage.
This is so cool, Liz! I got my dress there! 🙂
Elizabeth> Taylor Jones
How awesome! Did you have a hard time finding yours?
Oh my! That layers dress is positively gorgeous!
Isn’t it?! That’s my second favorite of the bunch. 🙂
love the first one , it’s soo classy
Right?! That’s my favorite as well. 🙂
Oh my goodness, I had no idea David’s Bridal had a modest collection! I think it’s awesome that other big retailers are catching on to the modesty trend! But for the record, I was dressing modestly BEFORE it was cool lol! I absolutely love the first dress, and the full sleeves! I haven’t seen that yet, but I think it’s so pretty!
Elizabeth> Elizabeth Williams
Haha, you’re like a modest fashion hipster who was wayyyy ahead of the curve! The first dress is my fave as well. I hope it’s still available for us on our wedding days (Lord willing). 🙂
OOOOH that first one with the beads and sleeves is making me want to get married again! To the same man, of course:) Thanks for posting this because I know how I struggled to find a modest dress for my wedding!
I’m with you, Joy! That dress is my favorite of the bunch. Thanks so much for reading!
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Great post. Oh my! That layers dress is positively gorgeous!
Right?! That’s my favorite as well.
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I love this idea. The shares of the outfits were in the thousands bring lots of awareness of the page. They weren’t selling anything, it was just about coordinating different pieces to create one look. Such a good idea.
How awesome! Did you have a hard time finding yours? thanks for share.
Right?! That’s my favorite as well.
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