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.
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.