5 Ways To Make Your Simple Wedding Dress Look Badass

Tips & Guidance | By:cocomelody

When it comes to wedding dresses, the options available are limitless. And with new trends hitting the market every season, the bride is left with the most difficult task of choosing the perfect one. Nonetheless, there is always something remarkable about a simple yet classic wedding gown that can be never out of style.  These subtle stunners usually have minimally-decorated sheaths with little or no embellishments. However, having a simple dress doesn’t mean it has to be boring or plain-up to the level of being bare and bland.


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Here are 5 fun ways to add some jazz to your simplistic gowns:

1. Accessorize

Apart from your engagement ring and wedding band, incorporating some bling can help you perk up your look. A big statement necklace or a fascinator will look stunning against the clean lines of your simple, elegant wedding dress. If you’re considering a beach wedding, let your hair  down and add on a stunning crystal headband for a magical look.

You can even consider bridal belts and sashes – a budget-friendly fashion fix that can change the whole look of your gown within seconds. Try a satin or lace glove to add a truly vintage detail to your look or take a modern approach with detailed gloves that look elegant and sophisticated. However, avoid going overboard with accessories, opt for one or two carefully chosen pieces to give the plain dress a luxury, designer look and feel.


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2. Get a super long veil

The wedding veil is an iconic bridal accessory. If your dress has clean lines but a plain bodice, don’t shy away from choosing an extravagant veil whether it is one with delicate organza flowers, colorful embroidery or a dramatic one with two layers of tulle, as it won’t be fighting with an overly complicated dress.

For a gown with a simpler style, a beautiful lace edge veil can be the final flourishing touch to a show-stopping gown. Whether you opt for a sweeping cathedral veil or a shorter style like birdcage or bandeau, make sure it enhances your dress rather than competing with it.

a beautiful lace edge veil can be the final flourishing touch to a show-stopping gown

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3. Bridal Bow

If you are not a fan of bedazzled gowns yet want a trendsetting detail, a bridal bow is just the thing for you. This sweet and demure accent is perfect for tying the bridal silhouette neatly at the waist. Bows can be worn big at the back, as an intricate detailing at the front or on your shoulders to bring a playful edge to your dress.

There’s no specific place or even material for this magical detail; you can choose among a variety of materials like silk, tulle, chiffon or lace to create a gorgeous bow that fits into any wedding dress. This striking feature is perfect for a classic bride who is searching for a traditional wedding dress yet wants to add a girlish twist to it.


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4. Incorporate Modern Detailing

Try different necklines like sweetheart, square, sleeveless or a high neckline and spice up it up with embellishments and lace appliqués for a refined look. You can also try intricate necklines with beads, sequins, and lace- these elements will look absolutely stunning on any wedding gown.

Draw attention to your back with backless wedding dresses with beading along the straps. Speaking of sexy, a deep V-neck will definitely increase the hot factor. Pair them with long sleeves for an elegant, seductive look. Or opt for something simple like a delicate pearl lining for a soft, graceful look.


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5. Tailor It

No matter what your gown may look like, a good fit is indispensable if you want to look good on your wedding day. Make sure that the dress is tailored to look like it has been designed just for you as it hugs your curves and shows off your best features.

Alternatively, you could even alter a plain wedding dress to turn it into something exquisite. You can try shortening your sleeves, adding a lace detailing at the back, replacing zippers with satin buttons that extend all the way down the train or adding dainty, narrow straps to a strapless dress for a more luxe and put-together look. These small additions can add a majorly chic factor to your dress.


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With bridal gowns, remember, less is more. You don’t need a veil, tiara, earrings, necklace and a sash. It will just look like you couldn’t make up your mind. Stick to one bold detail and build your look around it. Makeup and hair also play a major role in the overall look. If you don’t have too many embellishments on your dress, opt for striking makeup and chic coiffure. After all, brides deserve to be the most radiant and happy version of themselves on their wedding day and we hope these tips help you feel like total royalty – as you should on your big day.