Modest Wedding Gowns for Today’s Bride

Are you drawn to a more covered up and modest bridal 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! At VOWS, we understand that you don’t have to compromise style to embrace modesty. Take a look at some of our favorite styles!

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 Mikaella and Watters are stunning examples.

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 WTOO!

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.

High necklines

High necklines are such a striking look, and bring lots of 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 Allure and Stella York.

Bridal Capes

Want a different kind of 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 absolute awe! We are in love with this look by Martina Liana!