10 Modest Yet Chic Wedding Dresses You’ll Love

Gowns & Suits, Ideas We Love

Looking for a more conservative dress that covers your shoulders, back and neckline, be it for personal preference or for the church ceremony? Here are the most gorgeous, yet modest dresses you'll love from the most reputable bridal shops in Singapore.

By: Kimberly Tan 


Simpler Silhouettes 

1) If the rules are a little more lax, and you can bare your shoulders, we suggest this dress by Emanuel B Couture, with lace flowers on the bodice, and illusion bateau neckline and a sleeker skirt. 

(Image Credits: Emanuel B Couture)

2) For a simpler silhouette, we love this sheath number by My Dream Wedding, made modest by lace illusion sleeves and neckline, and then flows out to an A-line skirt for understated glamour—perfect for brides who don’t like the fuss of a ball gown. 

(Image Credits: My Dream Wedding)


For the Vintage Bride

3) Brides who love all things vintage, choose this lace gown from Le Seine Bridal Boutique, with detailing all throughout the full-length dress, creating a scalloped neckline, and embellishments on the waist. 

(Image Credits: Le Seine Bridal Boutique)

4) This long-sleeved lace ballgown from My Bridal Room, reminiscent of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown, features a scoop neckline, cinched waistline and a sweeping train for full princess glamour while its keyhole back reveals a small expanse of skin that is easily covered with your veil (if necessary).   

(Image Credits: My Bridal Room)


The Ball Gowns

5) Live out your princess fantasies with this gorgeous ball gown from Queena Wedding, featuring intricate lace details on the back and the skirt--a full skirt that flows down to a long train that trails elegantly behind you as you walk down the aisle. 

(Image Credits: Queena Wedding)

6) Tiny pearls, intricate details and delicate buttons adorn the top of this amazing dress from My Bridal Room, perfectly covering the shoulders and back and definitely meeting the most conservative dress codes. We love the satin cuffs on the elbow-length sleeves, which are an unusual but wonderful touch. The bodice flares out from the waist into a princess-style full skirt for that added touch of glamour. 

(Image Credits: My Bridal Room)


Modern Cheongsams

7) Embrace your Chinese heritage with this gorgeous white cheongsam mermaid dress from Emanuel B Couture, with a high Mandarin collar, short sleeves, and tiny champagne embroidered flowers running down the length of the satin dress, fitted to skim over your curves. You’ll definitely stand out in this dress—and it works for the tea ceremony as well.

(Image Credits: Emanuel B Couture)

8) If you prefer a more traditional white gown look, try this mermaid dress from La Belle Couture, which features the same high Mandarin collar, as well as lace covering the shoulders and neckline. The dress hugs your curves before fanning out gracefully on the ground. 

(Image Credits: La Belle Couture)


Go Short 

9) Opt for a tea-length dress like this one from My Bridal Room for more freedom of movement while combining a full ball gown skirt, long sleeves and lace details for a slightly vintage feel. The shorter length is a more unconventional option, but it allows you to display your best assets—your legs, as well as your bridal shoes. 

(Image Credits: My Bridal Room)

10) For a more unconventional choice, try this tea-length dress with black detailing on the bodice and the waistline, and definitely pair this with black gloves for a touch of Audrey Hepburn-inspired glamour. 

(Image Credits: La Belle Couture)

What to Do if You’ve Already Got a Wedding Package

Most bridal shops will try their best to accommodate your requests—they can add fabric or lace flowers to cover up a low back and add flowers to the shoulders for sleeves. If all else fails, they will have a range of bridal jackets that you can choose to cover up for the church ceremony. 


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