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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
Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
Updated: June 23, 2023
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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

  • Reformation Casual Wedding Dress

    Reformation wedding dress

    Reformation Rhonda Silk Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-16

    Shipping: £6 Standard Delivery or free over £100

    Returns: £6 within 30 days

    Made from 100% silk, this stunning Reformation dress has a sleek, figure-skimming cut falling to a maxi length. I think this minimalist style could pass for a designer piece. 

  • Phase Eight Casual Wedding Dress

    Phase Eight casual wedding dress

    Phase Eight Annalise Beaded Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-18

    Shipping: £2.95 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £150

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    If you're looking for something low-key but still love a bit of sparkle, Phase Eight's Annalise dress has been hand-beaded with floral appliques and embellishments. It features a maxi length with a tulle skirt and a simple waist belt.

  • Whistles Casual Wedding Dress

    Whistles Mia dress

    Whistles Mia Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-20

    Shipping: £6 Standard Delivery or free on orders over £150

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    Whistles' sell-out Mia dress is now back in stock. With its simple silhouette featuring a square neckline and subtly cinched waist, it's beautifully sophisticated and understated.

  • Rebecca Vallance Casual Wedding Dress

    Rebecca mini dress

    Rebecca Vallance Bridal Madeline Mini Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-16

    Shipping: £8 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £350

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    For a mini wedding dress, royal-approved Australian designer Rebecca Vallance has this bow-adorned creation that's gorgeous for a truly modern bride. Made from textured crêpe, it has a strapless silhouette with a bow appliqué at the back.

  • Coast Casual Wedding Dress

    Coast wedding dress

    Coast Plunge Jacquard Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: UK 8-18

    Shipping: £3.99 Standard Delivery

    Returns: £1.99 within 28 days

    This dreamy jacquard wedding dress from Coast looks far more expensive than its £143 price tag. Mixing a full skirt and elegant plunge neckline, it has a beautiful embroidered pattern with a textured appearance.

  • Sachin & Babi Casual Wedding Dress

    Sachin & Babi wedding dress

    Sachin & Babi Audra Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: XXXS-XXL

    Shipping: Free Standard Delivery for orders over £400

    Returns: Free within 14 days

    The cropped length and spaghetti straps make this flared midi dress by New York label Sachin & Babi perfect for a low-key wedding. I love the delicate crystal-embellished brooches.

  • Galvan Casual Wedding Dress

    Galvan wedding dress

    Galvan Pandora Satin Halterneck Midi Dress

    Sizes available: EUR 34-44

    Shipping: £7 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £300

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    Channel Meghan Markle in Galvan's halterneck Pandora dress. Crafted from silk-satin in a pearlescent ivory hue, it's cut a little shorter than full length. Pair it with statement shoes for a stunning casual wedding ensemble.

  • Rixo Casual Wedding Dress

    Rixo white mini dress

    Rixo Lorella Mini Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-24

    Shipping: £5 Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 14 days

    With its rosette detail and mini length, Rixo's Lorella dress is a lookalike for Sofia Richie's Chanel number, for a fraction of the price. Featuring a fitted silhouette and chic off-the-shoulder neckline, it would be perfect for a smaller city wedding.

  • Nadine Merabi Casual Wedding Guest Dress

    Nadine Merabi white jumpsuit

    Nadine Merabi Lorrie Jumpsuit

    Sizes available: XS-XXL

    Shipping: £6 Standard Delivery or free over £100

    Returns: £6 within 30 days

    Ok, so it's technically a jumpsuit, but Nadine Merabi's open-back halterneck jumpsuit is beautiful for a more casual bridal outfit. Made from a luxe white crepe fabric, it has a structured bodice and a statement pleat-detailed floor-length drape.

  • Monsoon Casual Wedding Dress

    Monsoon wedding dress

    Monsoon Eve Embroidered Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: UK 6-18

    Shipping: £3.95 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £50

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    Monsoon's Eve dress has a simple bandeau cut with beautiful delicate embroidery. My favourite feature? The tiny buttons in the lining so you can lift the train up to dance until the early hours.

  • ASOS Casual Wedding Dress

    ASOS wedding dress

    ASOS DESIGN Emily Drape Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-18

    Shipping: Free Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    With its spaghetti straps, plunge neckline and drape detail, we're picturing this ASOS bridal gown at a beach wedding. It's made from a satin fabric and is adjustable. 

  • LK Bennett Casual Wedding Dress

    LK Bennett wedding dress

    LK Bennett Lovette Devoré Wedding Dress

    Sizes available: UK 4-20

    Shipping: £2.95 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £150

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    Those looking for a modest wedding dress will love this vintage-style piece from LK Bennett's debut bridal collection. Made from an antique cream sheer fabric with floral and heart devoré, it's cut with a high neck, long sleeves, and a floaty maxi-length skirt.

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