Minimal wedding gowns for fall
By Davie & Chiyo
Posted on October 12 2018
The leaves are falling, the chai lattes are flowing, Christmas is almost here! (Fine, Halloween first. We're just excited.) We've been spending time gathering ideas and recharging for the past few weeks—slowly assembling some vague picture of what our next collections will look like. This phase in designing, where we look to the other brilliant people working in this field, is so inspirational. It pushes us to want to design the most beautiful, well made pieces that we can, and with every collection cycle, we are proud to outdo ourselves. Anyways, we've been thinking a lot about the sleek, minimal designs of some gorgeous wedding dresses out there lately. High necks, sleeves, plain but fitted, sheaths—minimal dresses are totally having a moment. These are some of our favourites that we've come across in our Pinterest wandering.
Stick with short sleeves
We love short sleeve dresses for a few reasons. They're just so cute. Little cap sleeves are super feminine, but longer, fitted sleeves are sophisticated but still fashionable. We love the tiny details on the mesh sleeve above—it's the little things like this that really stand out with a minimal dress. The sleeves add a layer of cool, laid-back fashion that is so perfect for low maintenance brides. The sleeveless, minimal dress is both refined and modest but stylish and chic. 10/10 for that cute ponytail, too!
Lots of minimal dresses are quite fitted—the idea is that the shape of your body will provide the "visual interest" that the lack of beading or detail may make obvious. We don't really subscribe to this idea. Any minimal dress will probably also look great if it's big enough to be billowing around in the wind. We love these pictured dresses, including the billowy, dramatic cape from Elle (let's just pretend that model isn't obviously 14?). The Laurel Dress adds special detail with its low back—ensuring that you don't wind up swimming and getting lost in its volume. Billowy dresses are so romantic—and comfortable!
Minimal gowns can operate in different ways. Far from being restricted to some "boring" lane next to the realm of shiny, beaded, laced, flowy, diamond encrusted wedding dresses, you can totally do minimal and still be dramatic. Three easy approaches: go for a dramatic bow at the back which looks more sculptural than fussy; go for a super high slit on the side; or wear a plunging neckline. Sexy, attention grabbing, but also still refined and minimal.
The ultra sexy slip
You really can't go wrong with a good slip dress. We love this cut dearly: it looks good one everyone, and is so low maintenance. This is a classic silhouette that brings with it a history of glamour, sophistication, and timeless beauty. You can easily dress it up or down, wear it long or short, and with heels or flats for a decidedly feminine, elegant look. If you're feeling really stumped, we recommend trying one of these classic slips: they're super sexy without all the fuss.
Thoughts? Are you a minimal wedding dress type? Who are your favourite designers right now? We'd love to see!