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Weddings 5 Minimalist Gowns for the Modern Bride

5 Minimalist Gowns for the Modern Bride

5 Minimalist Gowns for the Modern Bride
By Melissa Twigg
February 08, 2017
Minimalist dresses for a contemporary bride

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The news that avant-garde French fashion house Viktor & Rolf is partnering with celebrated wedding dress designer Justin Alexander to launch a full bridal collection this season has delighted brides-to-be and annoyed any recently married women out there. Probably because they’re missing out on the full satin and tulle skirts, open backs adorned with mega bows, silk and tulle floral appliqués and Grecian capes that show off Viktor & Rolf’s achingly cool ability to combine old-fashioned couture techniques with conceptual flair. Take a look at our five favourites from the latest collection.



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 The angular shape of the bow and back detail is complemented by the sleek straight lines of this minimal dress. All eyes are on the bride, and this is a great cut to showcase beautiful back and shoulders.



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 If you are feeling unconventional, a chic pantsuit is an alternative to the traditional gown. The tailored fit is modern, while details like the bow and open back lend a feminine charm. 



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This Grecian one-shouldered cape dress brings the drama. Carefully draped, the gown relies on the quality of the material to make a bold bridal statement. 



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A simple fitted polo shirt-style bodice is contrasted with a flower-embellished tulle skirt, playfully blending tomboy and feminine florals. Who says you have to be one or the other? 



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The simple cut Peter-Pan collar and short style are the ultimate modern shape. The floral bead appliqué offers some delicate design detail, and the minimalistic aesthetic gives you more room to accessorise with statement shoes, jewellery and veil. 




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