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Are you in search for the perfect elegant font to use in your design, whether it be a new invitation, business card or website?
If you’ve already started looking, you might have noticed that a lot of the usual elegant fonts are really expensive! But you don’t need to empty your pockets just to have a classy, elegant font for your designs. There are plenty of free options like the classic serif Bodoni FLF or slanted Allura and more.
We’ve put together an extensive collection of 50 FREE elegant fonts that will look great not only on business cards but also on invitations, letterheads and even websites. From classic style calligraphy, to art deco inspired skinny fonts, this collection has that dash of elegance that you are looking for.
The list is separated into three sections: Serif, Sans and Script, which are three styles of fonts. Serifs are the ones with little bits extending from the edges. Sans are the ones without those little bits and Script are the calligraphy style fonts.
We’re sure that you’ll find just the right elegant font for your project. For each entry in the list, there is a link to where you can download it for free.
Just a quick note about “free” fonts: Make sure you read the license details for each font before downloading. Some are free for personal use and have a cost for a commercial license. Others have a free license for both personal and commercial use.
This font, Voga, was designed by Charles Daoud. His idea was to mix contrasting straight lines, corners and curves. Each individual letter has a particular style with both thick and thin strokes. Voga is the perfect elegant font for formal invitations and large headings in editorial layouts.
The Lovelyn font, created by Craft Supply, comes with lots of decorative alternatives which can be used to give titles and names a slightly romantic and ornate style. This elegant font can be used for wedding invitations or book and magazine covers.
Glamor was designed by Hendrick Rolandez as an entire type family and is available in four weights: light, regular, medium and bold. Glamor is a perfect elegant font for any stylish design that needs a little bit more sophistication. It looks great in large titles and intertwined with background elements.
The classic style Fenix font has only one weight in capital and lowercase letters. Fernando Diaz designed this elegant font to work well in both titles and long text. It is available as both desktop version and webfont. This font is great for both printed materials and websites.
This calligraphy style serif font designed by Bernd Montag in 2007 has become one of a few classic elegant web fonts available for free. Chantelli Antiqua is great for text in invitations or titles in labels and tags. It works great paired with a simple sans font as well.
This short and stout elegant font, Athene, was designed by Matt Ellis. Athene is great for titles and headings in magazines or classy invitations. This special font also works great for logos and wedding seating tags. It’s a versatile font that can work well with fashion brands as well as editorial concepts.
Vollkorn is a versatile elegant font family in four weights in both regular and italic. Designed by German designer Friedrick Althausen in 2005, this font is great not only for uppercase titles but also for long text in printed novels and websites. Vollkorn looks great in product labels and as a webfont.
Designer Yai Salinas created this font inspired by the classic Didot font. The added detailed dots give it a special sense of style in both uppercase and lowercase letters. This is a great font for specialty beverage labels or editorial titles in both printed and digital formats.
This long serif font designed by Japanese Sora Sagano is reminiscent of classic calligraphy fonts brought to a digital format. Medio works great for headers and titles and long-form text in a medium size. This font is perfect for both print and web.
Wallington Pro, designed by the Zeune Ink Foundry, is a decorative, elegant font reminiscent of old English style calligraphy and Art Deco finishings. It’s a very special font for signatures, shop signs, invitations and logos. Ligatures and contextual alternatives are available for special compositions.
Oranienbaum is a tall font with angled serifs and delicate curves. Russian designer Oleg Pospelov was inspired by classic elegant fonts like Bodoni in his creation of Oranienbaum. The number glyphs in this font are particularly unique.
This serif font, Lora, is a perfect mix of curves and straight lines, which works great in long text. Lora works great paired with another display font for titles. This font is available for free in two weights: regular and bold.
Goudy Bookletter is a serif font with elegant angles in both serifs and bars. Designer Barry Schwartz was inspired by the Kennerley Old Style fonts, variants of the Goudy style fonts used in Italian and Dutch printing traditions. Goudy Bookletter works great in both titles and text and is available with glyphs for many languages.
Bodoni is one of the classic style fonts which has inspired hundreds of other elegant fonts. Bodoni is also one of the fonts that costs lots of money, so designers Casady and Greene created Bodoni FLF as a free alternative. This elegant font is great for all sorts of projects and designs.
Dubiel, a classic inspired font, designed by David Rakowski has long thin serifs in an elegant style. This font with clean lines is great for large titles and headings and can be paired with a simple sans serif for longer texts.
This luxurious font family is available in two elegant styles; stencil and sans. This means that both versions of the font can be used together as a perfect pairing. The stencil style has a special way of connecting the parts of the letters which makes it a great option for your stylish projects. The sans serif style is perfectly geometric and comes only in uppercase.
Designer Rajesh Rajput created this modern, elegant font with a whopping 20 different weights and multiple language support glyphs. Perfect for fashion and lifestyle projects, Gorgeous looks great in large titles and intertwined with background elements.
This modern elegant font, inspired by classic Didot fonts, can be used with or without flourishes. Wonderful for titles, subtitles and longer form texts, Luxia is a very stylish font with lots of possibilities for all sorts of creative projects.
Sans fonts like simplifica are considered elegant fonts because of their simplicity. The uppercase letters have straight lines and perfectly angled diagonals. The lowercase letters have curved terminals, creating a special tone in longer texts.
Designer Hendrick Rolandez created Coco with the fashion professional in mind. Thin, elongated letters with a special touch of transparency at the edges create wonderful titles and short bodies of text. Coco works wonderfully as a signature or a font as well.
This art deco inspired thin rounded font designed by Gabriele Magurno is good for those projects that need an elegant font with a bit of a twist. The different widths of the individual letters might need some kerning adjustments for better balance.
Zetafont designers created Cocomat, inspired by the style of the twenties and the art of Italian futurists. The detail of the lower bars gives this elegant font a special air of sophistication. The free version comes in two practical weights and only in uppercase.
If you are looking for that perfect elegant font with a younger twist, Penna is the right font for that. With long ascenders and descenders ending in curves, the lowercase letters are great for short paragraphs like book blurbs or quotes in postcards and social media graphics. This elegant font is ideal for the younger crowd.
Clearlight is a font which seamlessly joins elegance with industrialism. Designers from Nima Visual designed Clearlight to be used as titles, subtitles and short paragraphs. It would work great for a fancy robotics company or an upscale technological services brand.
Another art deco inspired font, Diner is an extra long and thin font that comes only in uppercase but in four very different weights. Designed by David Rakowski, Diner is perfect for titles and logos and would look great paired with a rounded calligraphy font.
Coves is that type of elegant font that works pretty much with any style of project. Not committing to any particular era or movement, the elegance in Coves comes from the perfectly geometric weight in both light and bold, uppercase and lowercase. Designer Jack Harvatt created one of the most versatile elegant fonts available today.
If casual elegance could come together in a font, it would be in this one. Casual has uniquely rounded point terminals, giving the letter a special air of nonchalance. This font works great for labels, sticker tags and invitations. Titles look wonderful while longer text could look a bit crowded.
Another great font by Craft Supply, Prestage is a tall, elegant font with solid and outline variations. This font works great for print or web and is perfectly suited for the creative industry. It looks great in titles and text alike, preferably for short, succinct paragraphs. Prestage is a great choice for elegant packaging, magazine covers, blog and even logos.
Designer Cristina Pagnotta created the Audrey font as an elegant sans serif alternative for titles and typographic compositions. It is available in three weights, and as regular or oblique. The variations inside the font allow for lots of possibilities for any elegant project on web and print alike.
This tall and modern elegant font is perfect for short statements. This font is particularly useful for social media graphics and other projects like sticker labels and posters. Argentine designer Mariano Diez took the elegance of a tall font and added just a bit more character to it.
This Scandinavian style elegant font designed by Asia Ang is particularly special for its ligatures. Rounded and condensed, Komoda is great for quotes and statements, logos and name cards. A modern sense of elegance gives this font a special air of comfort.
This geometric elegant font designer by Frederick Lee comes in both uppercase and lowercase, which look great paired together. Perfect for product labels, titles or bodies of text, Kano joins elegance with geometry seamlessly.
The geomanist font from the atipo foundry is a perfectly rhythmic elegant font that works great for titles in large size and weight while also really well in text in the thinner weight. The free version comes in one weight but the complete licensed family is offered as “pay as you want.”
Monument Valley is a contemporary elegant font with a condensed style designed by Taylor Spaulding. This font works great for posters, postcards and product branding. Monument Valley is available in uppercase only.
This font designed by Claudio Rodriguez is a geometric elegant font perfect for titles and headings. The font comes in two versions: one perfectly geometric and the other with futuristic additions. Agus is particularly special because it can also be used as an animated font.
This font, designed by Marco Ugolini is perfect for both titles and paragraphs. Geometric but with some special details, Biko is a nice mix of modernity and elegance. It works great for social media and the younger upscale crowd.
Aptly called “the elegant font for everything,” Espoir looks great on invitations, titles and packaging. Bot uppercase and lowercase are slightly elongated and the spaces inside closed letters are elegantly condensed for an air of minimal sophistication.
Rounded font Quesha is perfect for feminine designs that need a bit of an elegant feel. Both uppercase and lowercase styles feel like classics and are perfect for jewelry brands or lifestyle publications. Quesh, designed by Nima Visual could work great as a logo or on a business card.
Calligraphy has always been the most elegant of all the fonts, ever. This calligraphy style font, The Cardinal, has plenty of ornaments and swashes to design beautiful wedding invitations and ornate typographic compositions. With inspiration from all the European classics, this font will make any design extra elegant.
Pinyon Script is a slanted font with romantic and elegant swashes. Perfect for large names and titles on invitations, this font designed by Nicole Fally is lovely and easy to read. Rounded edges give this font a soft elegance difficult to compete with.
This ornate font inspired by classic vintage hand-lettering is great for signatures, logos and name cards. Capital letters include swashes resembling delicate brush strokes. The Monsieur La Doulaise fonts is a digital version of one created as part of the Charles Bluemlein Script Collection, a series of fonts with names of people which all look like signatures.
Miss Fajardose is another font from the Charles Blemlein Script Collection. The ornate swashes are more feminine in style than other classic script fonts and have a bit of whimsy to them. This font is great for invitations but could also look great on labels for natural health care products.
A calligraphy font does not have to be classic to be elegant. Modern style hand-lettered fonts are beautifully elegant as well. Frutilla, designed by Ian Mikraz is perfect for Instagram, feminine lifestyle websites and modern style elegant wedding invitations.
This modern elegant font, Yolan, was designed by Indonesian Yuni Fadil Putra as a great alternative to the classic calligraphy font. The large loops and irregular letter sizes in this font are great for Instagram style social media graphics and other projects like packaging labels and name cards.
Japanese designer Toshi Omagari created Tangerine inspired by the chancery fonts of the 16th and 17th century. The most notable aspect of this elegant font is the long ascender slanted at the top and the short lowercase letters. Tangerine is great for titles and short bits of text.
Southampton is one of the favorite elegant script style fonts from the Creatype Studio. Both modern and elegant, the ligatures are delicate and classy. This font is perfect for signature style logos, unique packaging labels and business cards.
Italianno is a tight script font from the same designers as Great Vibes and Allura. This elegant font comes in only one weight but includes over 600 glyphs for most languages and plenty of different compositions. Unlike most script fonts, Italianno works quite well in longer text as long as the line height is a bit wider than usual.
Allura is a perfectly digitized script font with rounded edges which works great in both print and web for elegant text of all kinds. Allura is a very versatile font which can easily be used in elegant invitations as well as social media graphics.
Designer Mans Greback creates lots of fonts of all styles, but it’s Respective where he goes all out with elegance and splendor. The swashes and flourishes available for this font are great for creating a stylized composition for a wedding invitation or an artistic poster.
Another masterpiece by Mans Greback, Qaskin is a script reminiscent of the classic vintage style for posters and signage. This illustrative style elegant font can be used in logos and invitations as well as for T-shirt designs or greeting cards.
This thick style script font falls into the modern elegant category. Created by the designer team at Pixel Surplus, Adrenaline works well for all sorts of projects, from branding to merchandising. The elegance is this font is found in its clean lines and connected swashes.
This adventurous elegant font is great for name cards and social media graphics. Glyphs include plenty of options for multilingual text. If you’re looking for a modern elegant font to use for your ads and social media graphics, look no more than Tahu!
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