Modest Wedding Dress Patterns

Modest Wedding Dress Patterns
Looking for modest wedding dress patterns which are simplistic yet carry an air of elegance? Find out which modest wedding dress designs best suits your bridal tastes that will make you look fabulous on your wedding day...
Wedessence Staff
It's that special time in a woman's life where she finds herself nervous, yet excited about that big day in her life. The air is permeated with wedding fever, with so many things to do like sending out the wedding invitations, picking out the perfect giveaways, booking the wedding reception venue, selecting the perfect caterers, deciding on the colors and designs for the bridesmaids' dresses, rehearsing for the wedding and finally the best part for any woman - looking for the wedding dress.

Girls have fantasized about what that dress will like when that day finally arrives to walk down the aisle, dreaming about being shrouded in the perfect white dress.

Modest Wedding Gown Patterns

There are so many wedding dress magazines and websites, with designs that are sure to leave you baffled at the end of it. You'll spot a design that you really want to go with, and then suddenly see something else better. You're indecisiveness will leave you switching between at least 20 different patterns - very exhausting task. So, if you're going with a particular design, stick to it and envision the pattern in your mind's eye. Then spread out an array of patterns, comparing styles and work done on the dresses, even mixing it up to have a feature from each dress, combined into one. When you read about the suggestions below, picture that pattern in your mind and choose the dress according to the design pattern. That should help you decide easily on what dress to go with in the end, when it comes to choosing the wedding dress style.


This may seem like a common choice of material, but you need to look past stereotype designs and come up with something unique. When picking out lace, familiarize yourself with the different kinds of lace available to stitch onto the dress. Laces types can range from.
  • Netted lace
  • Sequenced lace
  • Intricate embroidery lace
  • Embedded stones lace
  • Plain clear lace
  • Shimmer lace
Lace is a thin, see-through material, which can be either stitched over the top of a tube dress, to cover the chest, shoulders and back area, or it can cover the entire dress's length to give it a heavier facade. It can look very stylish, and can really bring out the dress's design. It can go over any material, the best one being stiff satin. It gives off that princess-like look, if you experiment with heavy work and intricate detailing. The lacy material works best when it ends at your elbows or in full sleeves with it tapering into an inverted pyramid, or ending around your wrists. Make sure the lace is tight against your skin; you wouldn't want it puffing up in places, ruining the whole look.


Layering a bridal gown means letting different sized length materials fall against the dress right till the end of it. This works best for a dress that is mushroom-shaped (puffy hem), because the layers show better when the dress is more spread out. These layers can be satin folds, which go around the dress in a wave-like fashion vertically. Go easy on the folds to avoid it looking too cluttered, consult a good book and look out for layering designs that are neat and not overly done to make it look old-fashioned. It can look like the dress is weighing you down if the folds aren't stitched on right.

Dress with Mini Overcoat

Satin Tube Dress:
Satin works best for any wedding dress design, with that nice shimmery gleam that bounces off the material. In modest wedding dress patterns, this look will really bring out a bride's dress design. The tube dress can either be placed over a bracket to give it that mushroom bulge, or it can fall straight down, gathering around your feet. The material should ideally be folded and stitched around the waist area to give it more flow, rather than just sitting straight against your body. You can even have the dress end at knee-length, to show off a pair of classic white stilettos. You can split up your waist area in two parts - pick out a satin black/pastel colored bow that ties in at the end in a neat bow tie for a knee-length pattern only, for a long dress that isn't in a mushroom bulge design, you can use this idea. Keep in mind that lengths have to complement each other. So, if you're going with a knee-length design, a short wedding veil that ends midway behind your back, works well and vice verse. For the tube dress, the little overcoat is long-sleeved with intricate work done or can be plain with lapels. Don't include buttons, but with an open front that shows off that tube-topped dress.

Halter Dress:
A halter dress design works well for a short length dress and even for long lengths, provided it isn't fitted over a puffy hem. It can circle around your neck with a nice lacy finish. Go easy on the work done on the front of the halter, if your overcoat is done with heavy design work.

Modest wedding dresses are a good choice in getting ready-made, but starting from scratch seems more fun because you get to experiment with your own ideas. I hope this section helped you out on what kind of dress pattern to use for your dress.
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