When considering all of the bridal styles, plenty of women land on the goal of modern but classic. And understandably so! A timeless wedding look means that your wedding images will easily withstand the test of time. For others, it means a better chance of reselling the gown. To help you get inspired, check out these classic bridal looks fit for any season.
Chic & Modern
If you are a younger bride, then you’ll want to show off your youth. A chic and modern design like Bobbie by Jane Hill does just that. With a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves, it shows off the decolletage and lends height. It is otherwise plain, with a sheath silhouette, except for a touch of ruching on the bodice. We love that with this look, the bride opted for dramatic eyes but otherwise minimal makeup.
All Eyes on You
Making a statement isn’t seasonal. You can rock a unique look year-round, like the Cosmic Dress and Sun Sleeves by Halfpenny London. The key to pulling off a look that makes a statement but will remain timeless is keeping it simple. Let the dress do the work and remain front and center. Don’t crowd it with jewelry or other accessories. Notice that this bride opted for a classic updo and a pair of drop earrings.
If your goal is a traditional romantic vibe, the Everlasting gown by Anne Barge will sweep you off your feet. It features a plunging v-neckline and a ballgown skirt made of Alencon lace with intricate metallic embroidery throughout. What makes this dress wearable year-round is the unique lace. While floral, it does not give off a strict spring look. It would look gorgeous paired with a faux fur shawl or similar wrap. For an extra touch of glam, consider using a rhinestone sash at the waist.
Sometimes simple can indeed have a big impact. The Avita gown by Modern Trousseau proves it. It features thin shoulder straps that lead into a deep-v, fitted bodice and a full A-line skirt with an embroidered belt at the waist. The clean structure accentuates the waist and the belt adds the simplest of little details to the design. We can imagine this beautiful dress in both a spring garden or winter wonderland.
Want a wedding dress fit for a queen? Blaine by Sareh Nouri has an off-the-shoulder diagonally draped top with a pleated modified ball gown. It features a signature side bow and petals adorning the side of the skirt. This look is dramatic, yet classically elegant in every way. It is a stunning style for both a formal or luxe indoor wedding, no matter the season.
We love a sleek and trendy gown, and so will you when you see Honor by Savannah Miller. This classic bias-cut, silk satin slip dress is cut with ease on the body for a looser fitting, flowing silhouette. The low V neckline is perfectly balanced with its delicate spaghetti straps and is finished with a beautifully sweeping court train. Completely plain, it gives off a look that is modern yet oh-so-sophisticated. While we enjoy it without jewelry, you could definitely rock some drop earrings or a dainty necklace.
Delicate & Dainty
The Kalel by Amsale gown is the definition of ethereal. It is a slim fit to flare plunging v-neck lace gown, with chiffon bias chantilly applique with soft tulle godets. It is these delicate materials that give it a soft ultra-feminine look and scream bridal. And while this floral print is more spring-inspired, it can easily be worn year-round. It is more traditional, it is also a better option should you like to wear more jewelry or accessories.
Love one of these classic bridal looks? Be sure to let us know in the comments! At the Wedding Style Society, we always love hearing from our soon-to-be brides.