Slim bridal gowns: clean cut style with high glamour

Slim bridal gowns: clean cut style with high glamour

Slim bridal gowns are a key look for the new-season. This is high-impact dressing, with chic silhouettes, refined fabrics and devastatingly elegant details

Slim bridal gowns are having a moment in 2021 – an alternative to the dramatic ballgowns that are also a strong fashion story. There’s lots to admire in the new season’s slinky cuts, which combine form-flattering shape with elegant details. These are gowns that suit the smaller-scale wedding, but also work brilliantly for larger scale and destination parties where you want the emphasis to be on contemporary style.

Savannah Miller’s Luella is in satin for perfect drape

Empire elegance – Savannah Miller

Luella is a pure white empire-line satin gown from Savannah Miller’s new collection. With bootlace straps, it has a lovely lace crossover effect at the bodice and a sleekly cut soft mermaid skirt with train. There are optional detachable lace half sleeves. Stockists include The Wedding Club.

Slim bridal gowns: clean cut style with high glamour
We love Alexandra Grecco’s gown with square-cut neckline

Square dance Alexandra Grecco

The Aspen gown from New York designer Alexandra Grecco is a perfect example of how slim bridal gowns can up the ante on style. Made of off white Italian tulle, it has a neat structured and boned bodice, super-flattering square neckline and wide straps, There is a shimmering appliqué design and flowing train for high-impact – it’s definitely one of our picks of the season for knockout glamour.

Alan Hannah’s flower-bedecked gown has a retro feel

Flower power – Alan Hannah

Tulsa is a fitted column dress with train from the new collection of London design house Alan Hannah. With a wonderful 1960s retro flavour, it has skinny straps and delicate pink flower beading, concentrated at the bodice and then scattered along the length of the skirt.

Kayta Katya’s kimono-effect gown offers easy style

Divine drape – Katya Katya London

From Katya Katya’s new Silk Collection designed for modern weddings and other red-carpet functions, Lilly has a fluid curved bodice paired to draped top with wide sleeves and plunge front. The dress is cut for movement, making this a great slimline choice for a glamorous evening or destination celebration.

The Couture Gallery goes for clean lines with this chic number

Racer cut – The Couture Gallery

Designed as part of Britta Kjerkegaard’s versatile Modern Bride Collection, Audrey is a sleek sleeveless gown with racer cut at the shoulders, belt detail at the waist and flowing cut with train. It’s shown here with elegant draped scarf. Like all her collections, it’s designed around you with options to personalise your look.

Stephanie Allin’s Brooke gown is cut to flatter your shape

Curve maker – Stephanie Allin

From the 2021 Spirit collection by Mumbles, Swansea designer Stephanie Allin, Brooke is a sexy dress made of Italian crepe for a sleek line. It has a body-revealing cutaway back, perfect for showing off a tan, and is finished with a blouson-sleeved overtop dressed with floral embroidery. Key London stockist is Morgan Davies.

Suzanne Neville adds a drapey bow to this elegant gown

Bow line – Suzanne Neville

Cailey is a glamorous evening-style wedding gown from Suzanne Neville’s new  Modern Love collection. Featuring a fluid mermaid line with train, it has flattering wide straps cut low either side of the bodice and a low v neckline finished with an oversized drapey bow.

Slim bridal gowns: clean cut style with high glamour
This Rue De Seine slim cut gown has fabulous graphic lace

Inner circle – Rue de Seine

Proving that slim bridal gowns can pack just as much punch as the most ornate ballgown, Rue de Seine’s Bishop dress is made of silk-lined bold graphic lace and features a textured circular motif placed diagonally to flatter curves. It has a high halter neck, open back and neat skirt falling to a full train. There are optional half sleeves to finish the look. UK stockist is The Wedding Club


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