Trendy Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses With Classic Style
Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are no longer new to the bridal world, but it was just a couple of seasons ago that the look truly made its mark and took off, illuminating collections from Lela Rose to Sachin & Babi. Proving to be more than a seasonal trend, designers are running rampant with the concept, creating breathtaking off-the-shoulder wedding dresses one after the next. More than pretty to look at, the shape is incredibly flattering on every body shape—it does wonders for the shoulders, arms, and neck, highlighting your upper body in a way that is elegant, but a bit sexy, too.
Some brides-to-be may find the strapless silhouette too trendy, but this is hardly the case. Traditional gowns appear tasteful with delicate off-shoulder straps made of silk chiffon, tulle, or lace, reminiscent of 18th century necklines either squared or rounded. So you see, the look is more traditional than you think. The best part is that off-the-shoulder silhouettes work in tandem with every single gown shape from mermaid to column-style to ball gowns and in a range of fabrics from whispy tulle to intricate lace to crêpe de chine.
You can choose from teensy straps to voluminous styles to long-sleeve versions, the latter appealing to the more conventional shopper. A long blouson sleeve á la the Renaissance is the epitome of romance whether you go for a sheer, embroidered, or silk jacquard version. Sachin & Babi, Alon Livne, and Yolan Cris have each crafted fairytale versions.
Diminutive straps are lovely on a simpler gown. Savannah Miller offers a minimal silk column dress with sheer off-shoulder straps that hang gracefully on the arms. Alexandra Grecco has created a similarly pared-back gown with a fuller skirt and slender bow-tie straps.
A mid-length off-shoulder sleeve or bell-shape sleeve is beautiful and a stealth way to conceal your upper arms if you’re not wanting to bare the area. Caroline Herrera, Grace Loves Lace, and Daughters of Simone deliver on exquisite lace styles while Monique Lhuillier and Rime Arodaky deliver on minimal versions.
For a whimsical look, consider fantastical details like embroidered floral or metallic appliqué, voluminous tiers and ruffles, or puff sleeves. Oscar de la Renta, Georges Hobeika, Kaviar Gauche, and Galia Lahav are masters in this arena.
You can even go for a kicky high-low version from Hayley Paige. Injected with hot pink, this style suits the daringly romantic bride.
Whether traditional lace, elegant appliqué, or a modern silhouette is your speed, feast your eyes on 55 of the dreamiest off-the-shoulder dresses ahead, available at every price point.
“Blake,” ivory crepe gown, $900, Theia available at BHLDN
“Faye,” All over sequin dress, Adrianna Papell available at BHLDN
Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress, price upon request, Allison Webb
Off-The-Shoulder Dress, price upon request, Sachin & Babi
Off-The-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Dany Mizrachi
Sunrise Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Gown, $2,950, Ivy & Aster
Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress, price upon request, Hayley Paige
Couture Off-The -Shoulder Dress, price upon request, Ashi Studio
Off the Shoulder Sparkle Ballgown, $4,389, Lazaro available at Nordstrom
Off The Shoulder Embroidered Gown, $8,680, Georges Hobeika Bridal available at Moda Operandi
Gramercy Off-The-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Inses Di Santo
Gabrielle Off-the-Shoulder Corded Lace Gown, $5,400, Anna Maier Couture available at Nordstrom
Sasha Off the Shoulder Lace Gown, $1,695, Theia available at Shopbop
Style 7801 “Romero Vines” Embroidery on Silk Gazar Off-The-Shoulder Peplum Ball Gown, price upin request, Liancarlo
Style: F100-Camellia Off-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Allure Bridals
Bridal 2018 Look 24 Linden, price upon request, Oscar de la Renta
Emily Gown, price upon request, Sareh Nouri
Felicity Bridal Gown, price upon request, Carolina Herrera
Bridal Gown, price upon request, Elie Saab
Winston Bridal Gown, price upon request, Monique Lhuillier
Rita Gown, price upon request, Alon Livné
The Isle, price upon request, Lela Rose
Augustus Gown, $2,495 – $3,244, Watters
Cassandra Dress with Veil, price upon request, Zuhair Murad
Te Amare Dress, $8,500, Johanna Ortiz available exclusively at Moda Operandi
Florence Ivory, $900, Grace Loves Lace
Dracma Wedding Dress, price upon request, Pronovias