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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, 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 towards a contemporary aesthetic. Whether you’re recently engaged, in the midst of planning your big day, or are still on the hunt for the perfect dress as your ceremony nears, we’ve rounded up a few of the best modern wedding dresses below from labels like Neiman Marcus, Alice and 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.