Modesty does not mean compromising style. On the contrary, it means embracing a classic look that transcends trends and passing fashion. It's fun to look at the current dress trends, but you want to make sure that your dress is something you will proudly show to your grandchildren someday.
Even the bridal designers are picking up on this. On the latest Bridal Fashion Week in New York, we could see that modesty has become one of the distinguished trends in wedding wear. Every major collection features covered-up gowns with long sleeves, high necklines and long A-line skirts. And ever since Kate Middelton rocked a chic Alexander McQueen lace, V-neck bridal gown, all the brides to be were on the lookout for less revealing wedding dresses. Vintage inspired lace bridal gowns became the most sought-out item in bridal salons and luxurious fabrics like silk and charmeuse.
Choosing to wear a more conservative gown doesn’t mean that you need to look frumpy. Take a look at the fully covered styles that flatter your shape, but are still appropriate for religious ceremony in a church or a temple. You can look stunning even with your arms, shoulders and back covered. With details like accentuated waist, satin or delicate lace motifs you can add a touch of glamour to a demure style. Pick from long sleeves and ¾ sleeves, or cap sleeves for warmer seasons.
If you are planning a religious ceremony you should make sure that your dress satisfies your style as well as the standards of modesty. That can be challenging, but you might have more options than you think. At Madame Bridal we carry designs created with LDS or conservative brides in mind that are perfect for a Mormon, Catholic or an Orthodox Jewish ceremony. You will also find wedding gowns inspired by white temple dresses with full-length skirt and simple, crisp and well-tailored silhouette.
Browse through our selection of modest wedding dresses and find your dream dress. Filter by neckline, length or silhouette amongst other options, to find a dress that fits your personal style and adheres to the religious guidelines.Plus-sizes and additional lengths are also available.