Understated bridal style is having its moment. Who saw Ariana Grande’s minimalist masterpiece by Vera Wang? 

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Ariana Grande wore Vera Wang down the aisle. Get the look in store with Vera Wang Bride’s Babette

The trend toward minimalist wedding dresses for 2022 proves pared back can be the height of luxurious elegance. 

Not to be confused with plain, brides with a penchant for simple style have much to play with to make the dress effortlessly their own, from a dramatic neckline to a plunging back, simple is anything but boring. 

The range of minimalist wedding dresses that Raffaele Ciuca is offering for the 2022 wedding season radiate unpretentious style without so many elements working together in the same gown.

So if, like us, you can’t get enough of simple style, read on to learn how to pick the right minimalist dress. 

The elements that are key when choosing a gown for your minimalist wedding aren’t so different to those that factor into other styles, but it’s even more important to get it right. You won’t have beading, tulle, or lace embellishing the dress, so you want absolute perfection!

The right cut

This is most likely first on the decisions list when it comes to choosing your minimalist wedding gown. It is the essence of the dress, the first thing people notice, and is a major player in defining how you feel in your bridal gown on the day.

The different factors to consider include neckline, skirt line, back style, length, and sleeve style. All of these come together to create the overall silhouette.

Do you prefer a high or low neckline? Deep V, sweetheart, or square? How about your skirt – while A-line is always a popular go-to for many brides, minimalistic skirt styles range from sleek and straight through to full. Sleeves can be anything you want them to be. There is a growing trend towards elegant long sleeves, while thin straps, off-the-shoulder, and capped sleeves are always popular and look stunning.

Finding the right cut comes down to research, knowing your own style and body, and trying on plenty of gowns to get a feel for what works. We recommend that brides always work with a wedding gown supplier who can customise a gown to fit perfectly.

Fabric choice is essential

Choosing the right fabric is vital for any wedding gown, but even more so for minimalist gowns that need to fall just right! While crepe is a gorgeous choice for a lightly structured dress, it is less likely to work for a slip dress that calls for satin or silk. This is where the right advice and trying on dresses to find your favourite fabric is a must. You want to feel comfortable on the day, so this is not a decision to gloss over.

Whether you are looking for Hollywood chic with a flowing train, a figure-skimming slip, or something more unique or structured, Raffaele Ciuca has one of the largest selections of minimalist wedding dresses for 2022 and beyond brides.

Check out our range on our website or get in touch to make an appointment to try on some of our amazing gowns!

Minimalist Chic: Our top picks

Style: Olegra by Jessica Coutures
Style: Dominique by Pronovias
Style: Babette by Vera Wang
Style: Amandine by Vera Wang
Style: Antelope by Provonias

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