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12 casual wedding dresses for a low-key ceremony

Stunning wedding dresses in shorter lengths and simple cuts

Casual wedding dresses
Hollie Brotherton
Hollie BrothertonLifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
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Many brides are choosing to have smaller wedding ceremonies these days, which means intimate venues and often a more casual wedding dress.

The good news is that low-key bridal gowns can be equally as beautiful and will make you feel just as special as their lavish counterparts. You don't always need extravagant silhouettes or show-stopping trains to make a statement on your wedding day. 

If you're looking for proof, we've found the best styles available to buy online now from ASOS, Whistles, Net-a-Porter and more.

How we chose the best casual wedding dresses

  • Cut: If your wedding ceremony is more low-key, you likely want a dress with a simple cut and a shorter length without a train. This can mean a very modern mini, a floor-length gown without any fuss, or a midi which is the sweet spot between the two.
  • Price: There could be many reasons you've chosen a low-key ceremony, but for those looking to keep costs down, we've only chosen dresses priced at less than £1,000 - with some far more affordable options, too.
  • Quality: Casual doesn't mean compromising on quality. We've chosen dresses made from materials that will still have you feeling amazing on your big day. Tactile silks and satins always look luxe, as do jacquard and crepe.

The best casual wedding dresses to shop now

  • ASOS wedding dress

    Hope & Ivy Embroidered Wedding Dress

    This sleek bridal gown by Hope & Ivy features an embellished body and open back. It's special enough for your wedding without being extravagant.

  • Reformation wedding dress

    Reformation Rhonda Silk Wedding Dress

    Crafted from 100% silk with a sleek cut, this Reformation dress is casual but still stunning and could pass for a designer piece. 

  • Whistles Mia dress

    Whistles Mia Wedding Dress

    Whistles' sell-out Mia dress is now back in stock. With its square neckline, deep back and subtly cinched waist, this casual wedding dress is beautifully sophisticated and understated.

  • Coast wedding dress

    Coast Plunge Jacquard Wedding Dress

    This casual Coast wedding dress looks far more expensive than its £140 price tag. Mixing a full skirt and elegant plunge neckline, it's made from a beautiful Jacquard fabric.

  • Phase Eight wedding dress

    Phase Eight Caterina Wedding Dress

    Shorter wedding dresses are an easy way to look more casual without compromising on detail. This gorgeous midi is made from intricate lace and completed with a detachable satin tie belt.

  • Galvan wedding dress

    Galvan Pandora Satin Halterneck Midi Dress

    Crafted from silk-satin with a silhouette-skimming fit, pair Galvan's Pandora dress with statement shoes for a stunning wedding ensemble that's still low-key.

  • Sachin & Babi wedding dress

    Sachin & Babi Audra Wedding Dress

    The cropped length and spaghetti straps make this flared midi dress perfect for a more casual wedding. We love the delicate crystal-embellished brooches.

  • LK Bennett wedding dress

    LK Bennett Lovette Devoré Wedding Dress

    From LK Bennett's first ever bridal collection comes this vintage-style wedding dress. It's made from an antique cream sheer fabric with floral and heart devoré, and features a high neck with a detachable corsage, a slip layer, long sleeves with a button at the cuffs and a floaty maxi length skirt.

  • Monsoon wedding dress

    Monsoon Liz Embroidered Wedding Dress

    Monsoon's Liz dress has a simple cut but features beautiful sheer flutter sleeves and delicate embroidery.

  • Needle & Thread strapless wedding dress

    Needle & Thread Hattie Wedding Dress

    Needle & Thread's Hattie gown has layer upon layer of beautiful ruffles. It's ankle length and strapless bodice keep it more casual than the average wedding dress.

  • Rime short wedding dress

    Rime Arodaky Jax Mini Wedding Dress

    If you're in the market for an alternative style, take a look at this mini dress by Rime Arodaky. It's cut from crepe, trimmed with netted lace and tailored in the shape of a blazer for a truly modern bride.

  • Ghost wedding dress

    Ghost Elle Satin Midi Wedding Dress

    This timeless midi dress is made from flowing satin and features a soft neckline, delicate gathering at the bust and an empire silhouette. The understated design is perfect for a low-key wedding.

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