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Contrary to popular belief, there’s so much more to a wedding ceremony than pouffy, princess-style dresses and over-the-top celebrations. In fact, many modern wedding-dress trends have shown us that these days, a large majority of today’s brides are leaning into more traditional and minimalistic styles, opting for a classically muted gown that’s understated yet still regal and forgoing fit-and-flair frocks and mile-long trains altogether.
As with so many of the changes we’ve witnessed over the last few years, weddings haven’t been left untouched by the cultural desire to simplify — and wedding dresses, as a result, have reverted to more simple and classically elegant styles (a trend that we can totally get on board with!).
But make no mistake, a simple modern wedding dress doesn’t have to be any less exquisite. From minimalist wedding dresses and modern wedding dresses with sleeves, there’s a gown out there that’s perfect for every bride and ceremony — especially those who gravitate more toward a contemporary aesthetic. Whether you’re recently engaged, in the midst of planning your big day, or still on the hunt for the perfect dress as your ceremony nears, we’ve rounded up a few of the best modern wedding dresses ahead from labels like Neiman Marcus, Alice + Olivia, ASOS, Bhldn, Lulus, and more — all uniquely different and starting at just $72.
Read on to shop our picks, and discover your dream wedding dress in the process.