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Not all women who dream about their wedding dream of a Cinderella ballgown (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).

Many brides are opting for a more understated yet elegant bridal dress; one that still has the frills and the fancy, but isn’t necessarily so voluminous and flashy.

If you’re one of those brides who’s looking for a beautiful bridal dress that is trendy, easygoing, and beautifully simple, here are some we found that are perfect for the understated bride!

ASOS Bridal Oversized Sleeved Wrap Front Maxi Dress

This stunning dress features so many flattering details that any bride can enjoy – it’s off the shoulder, has beautiful sleeves that cover part of the arm, and it wraps in the front for a gorgeous, understated shape.

It’s an unexpected style that would be sure to wow any crowd for its fashion-forwardness, and we can see this working beautifully for a formal or informal wedding. Bonus: this dress is under $200 USD!

Lili Hod

via The Knot

If you dream of being a vintage, boho, or simply elegant bride, you’ll fall in love with the genious that is Lili Hod.

She creates ethereal, soft dresses that are simply stunning, such as this lacy number with the most interesting detail. It fits close to the body without being too tight, and could be dressed up or dressed down depending on the feel of your wedding.

Bride Bardot Lace Off The Shoulder Gown by TopShop

Shorter hemlines are dominating the bridal market right now, and this lovely dress hits just above the ankle.

This soft, lacy, vintage-inspired gown could work for almost any season, and would make any bride look dreamy and sweet. The layers and the textures would photography beautifully, and we can just imagine how darling a flower crown or greenery crown would look matched with this dress. It’s just over $1100 CAD, which is on the affordable side of most wedding dresses.

ASOS Wedding Embellished Maxi Tulle Skirt

We wanted to include a skirt in here as it’s quite popular for brides to mix and match separates for a custom wedding look that matches their true style.

This flowy skirt features small sequins on the top half for a little bit of glamourous sparkle. You can add whatever kind of top speaks to you to create virtually any look! Once again, this ASOS piece is super affordable for any bride at $127 USD.

Thistle Dress – Reformation

If you don’t want all the bells and whistles but still want a gorgeous dress, the Thistle dress from Reformation is just perfect – and is just under $400. The open back is trendy and a fabulous way to show off some skin, and the ruching in front offers great curve on top. The easy flow of the skirt will flatter any bride’s figure.

This dress would allow for almost any type of accessory to make your bridal look truly your own.

Don’t forget brides! We have a lovely selection of bridal lingerie to wear on your honeymoon, shapewear to help that dress fit perfectly, plus convertible bras if you don’t want to go without on your special day!

Which of these dresses would YOU love to wear?

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Until next time!




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