Modest Wedding Gowns for the Modern Bride

Are you a bride who is drawn to a more covered up and modest look? Do you believe that you can still be sleek and sexy without showing lots of skin? If so, you’re absolutely right… and you’re not alone! The wonderful thing about bridal design is that there is truly something out there for everyone. At VOWS, we understand that you don’t have to compromise style to embrace modesty .So, if keeping a more traditional look is your thing, we have you covered! Take a look at some of our fave styles, you may just fall in love!

Cap Sleeves

 Cap-sleeved wedding gowns are a great choice for the bride who wants a little something on the arm, but not too much. Cap sleeves are available in a variety of fabrics and fabric placement. This includes a traditional cap sleeve, off-the-shoulder look, and many more. A huge benefit of choosing a cap sleeve is that it can be worn comfortably any time of the year. We adore these styles by Mikaella and Made with Love!

Long Sleeves

Of course when you think of a modest wedding gown, you think of long sleeves. Long sleeves are very chic and have always been popular among brides. Lace sleeves are a lovely way to go, as they can be delicate, super romantic, and can be worn in the warmer months. Fully covered fabric sleeves are also perfect for the contemporary bride and are oh-so sleek–ideal for fall or winter weddings. These gowns by Essense of Australia and Paloma Blanca are stunning examples.

Three-quarter-inch sleeves

Can’t decide between cap sleeves and long sleeves? Consider a three-quarter-inch sleeve as a compromise. It hits right above the elbow, giving coverage but also showing a little skin. You are going to see a lot of lace designs with this sleeve length. The Mikaella and Pronovias gowns below are two lovely examples!

High necklines

High necklines are everywhere these days! It is such a striking look, and it brings attention to your gorgeous face! A higher neckline comes in loads of different styles, with or without sleeves. Any fabric can be used to create this modern take on a vintage look. A high neckline can also be a wink and a nudge to traditional weddings, yet still be modern and chic. This style can be worn any time of year, like these two by Pronovias and Stella York.

Bridal Capes

 Want even more coverage? Or how about just something that really brings the drama? A bridal cape is the perfect way to do both! No matter what dress you choose, a cape can really make your modest look pop, while leaving your guests in utter awe! We are in love with this trend. Check out this beauty by Enzoani!