Let's see some beautifully simple and elegant dresses!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LilySarah:  Belt does not come with it but I still think this one is too blingy and will be going with something even simpler still. I love this dress exaclty beacuse it is so simple. Some of the more intrictate beaded, lace, sequined dresses are gorgeous…but I had a big fear that if I wore one of those I may one day look back and regret it since styles and trends come and go. I know for sure that I will always look back on this dress and know I looked damn good.

Post # 5
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My dress has a little unembellished lace, but I think it is still simple and elegant.

Post # 6
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LilySarah:  My rules were actually “no lace” and “no bling,” so I tried on a number of gowns that fit your description. Here are a few:

Maggie Sottero “Cleo.” I added the straps to see, since I was looking for a dress with straps by that point in the process.

Maggie Sottero “Courtney.” This dress would have been the winner if we were having a summer wedding. I adore it and felt like it did wonders for my figure. Unfortunately, it’s not really a February wedding dress where I live. The belt is part of the dress.

And, the winner, a “test” dress from David’s Bridal. The belt is an addition, and the appliqué on my left side will be removed in alterations.


Post # 7
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My dress is very simple and I think that’s the beauty of it. There’s just a little bling at the waist, but no other embellishment. 

Post # 8
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

a lot of times you end up with something you didn’t think you wanted. I thought my dress would be blingy, however, it is plain. I am adding a belt to it. 

Post # 9
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@sillysillybee:  That dress.  That train.  That fabric.   Breathtaking.   Have you considered adding silk-covered buttons allllll the way down the back?  Might look spectacular and yet not take away from the gorgeous simplicity of the gown.  Just a thought! 

Post # 10
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I guess mine is considered simple.  I wanted a flowy dress that would be comfortable and look nice at the beach.

Post # 11
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hello, i think mine is pretty simple and elegant. thats why i went for it. its a sotero and midgley

Post # 12
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mine is!!!  I thought I’d get lace, but nope!

Post # 13
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LilySarah:  I always thought I would be in a blingy dress!!! But my dress has zero bling (it had an ugly crystal bow on the bodice that I had removed), and I added a sash (it looks crooked in this pic because it was not tied on right, but just to give you an idea!)  Sorry the lighting makes it loook green!! My Enzoani Esme…first without the sash…



with the sash:



Post # 14
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not the greatest pictures of the detail, but:

Post # 16
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@soontobeGray:  Yours looks very similar to mine! I love it!!!

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