I haven't made one yet from a pattern, but I will be soon. At the really great President's Day sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics, I bought a Simplicity pattern that was about $11 for only $1. For fabric I'm using white satin that I'm cutting off the train of my wedding gown & I already have satin buttons, so I'm making this for only $1!
With a pattern, you can custom make it any way you want, so you can definately make one that is simple & non frilly. Also, just to get ideas you can surf the net to look at different ones (I can't believe some of the prices...$60, $100, up to $250!).
Good luck & have fun.