Modest Wedding Dress

If your wedding day requires something a little more conservative, then a dress with a modest neckline could be for you. Modest doesn’t mean frumpy or unfashionable and you won’t have to don a turtleneck - unless you want to!

Modest wedding dresses have historically featured long sleeves and a high neckline - which are fortunately bang on trend at the moment - and a good amount of coverage without too much skin being on show. Modern styling means there are plenty of modest wedding dresses to choose from that feature on-trend elements such as lace, appliqué and even a key-hole back.

Maggie Sottero’s A-line ‘Dayton’ wedding gown with its natural waist is the perfect example of just how enchanting and sleek a modern modest neckline wedding gown can be, with opulent beading and pearls, an elegant Keela Mikado skirt and cap-sleeves.

If a sheath silhouette isn’t too revealing then this Allure Bridals classic lace sheath gown with cap sleeves offers brides an extremely feminine and stylish wedding dress with its beautifully incorporated modest neckline on a slightly slinkier number.

Allure have also created an option that’s a little more princess-inspired on this gown composed of a lace-finished bodice with a sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves, paired with a lush full satin skirt that will ensure you’re the belle of your ball.

Browse by other necklines to find the right dress for you


The neckline on a V-neck wedding dress is created by two straps plunging down towards the bust to create a ‘V’ shape.


Halter, or halterneck, refers to the neckline of a wedding dress comprising a strap that wraps around the back of the neck to add support and showcase your shoulders and back.


A bateau neckline, from the French for ‘boat’ and therefore also known as ‘boat neck’, is a wide neckline that runs horizontally on the front and back of a dress across the collarbone to the shoulders.

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