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 crГЄpe 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 ГЎ 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 appliquГ©, 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 appliquГ©, 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.
See more: 38 Effortlessly Romantic Off-the-Shoulder Wedding DressesCourtesy of BHLDN
"Blake," ivory crepe gown, $900, Theia available at BHLDN
"Faye," All over sequin dress, Adrianna Papell available at BHLDNCourtesy of Allison Webb
Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress, price upon request, Allison WebbCourtesy of Sachin & Babi
Off-The-Shoulder Dress, price upon request, Sachin & BabiCourtesy of Dany Mizrachi
Off-The-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Dany MizrachiCourtesy of Ivy & Aster
Sunrise Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Gown, $2,950, Ivy & Aster
Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress, price upon request, Hayley PaigeCourtesy of Ashi Studio
Couture Off-The -Shoulder Dress, price upon request, Ashi StudioCourtesy of Lazaro
Off the Shoulder Sparkle Ballgown, $4,389, Lazaro available at NordstromCourtesy of Georges Hobeika Bridal
Off The Shoulder Embroidered Gown, $8,680, Georges Hobeika Bridal available at Moda OperandiCourtesy of Ines Di Santo
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 NordstromCourtesy of Theia
Sasha Off the Shoulder Lace Gown, $1,695, Theia available at ShopbopCourtesy of Lincarlo
Style 7801 вЂњRomero VinesвЂќ Embroidery on Silk Gazar Off-The-Shoulder Peplum Ball Gown, price upin request, LiancarloCourtesy of Allure Bridals
Style: F100-Camellia Off-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Allure Bridals
Bridal 2018 Look 24 Linden, price upon request, Oscar de la RentaCourtesy of Sareh Nouri
Emily Gown, price upon request, Sareh NouriCourtesy of Carolina Herrera
Felicity Bridal Gown, price upon request, Carolina HerreraCourtesy of Elie Saab
Bridal Gown, price upon request, Elie SaabВ©Greg Kessler/KesslerStudio
Winston Bridal Gown, price upon request, Monique Lhuillier
Rita Gown, price upon request, Alon LivnГ©Courtesy of Lela Rose
The Isle, price upon request, Lela RoseCourtesy of Watters
Augustus Gown, $2,495 - $3,244, WattersCourtesy of Zuhair Murad
Cassandra Dress with Veil, price upon request, Zuhair MuradCourtesy of Johanna Ortiz
Te Amare Dress, $8,500, Johanna Ortiz available exclusively at Moda OperandiCourtesy of Grace Loves Lace
Florence Ivory, $900, Grace Loves Lace
Athena Gown, $828, Tadashi ShojiCourtesy of Yolan Cris
Posets Wedding Dress, price upon request, Yolan Cris
Madden Wedding Dress, price upon request, Rime ArodakyCourtesy of Maggie Sottero
Megan Gown, price upon request, Maggie SotteroCourtesy of Sabrina Dahan
Liliane Gown, price upon request, Sabrina Dahan
Raven Gown, price upon request, Anne BargeВ© DAN AND CORINA LECCA
Kristabelle Gwon, price upon request, MorileeCourtesy of Mira Zwillinger
Harmonie Gown, price upon request, Mira ZwillingerВ©Dan Lecca
Gabrielle Off-the-Shoulder Corded Lace Gown, $5,400, Anna Maier Couture available at NordstromCourtesy of Whistles
Rose Wedding Dress, $1,199, WhistlesCourtesy of Nouvelle Amsale
Nara Gown, $2,498, Nouvelle Amsale
Cecily Dress, price upon request, Savannah MillerSuzanne Harward
Eden Gown, $5,204.76, Suzanne HarwardCourtesy of Isabelle Armstrong
Sasa Gown, price upon request, Isabelle ArmstrongCourtesy of Houghton
Barbara Gown, $1,937, HoughtonCourtesy of Truly Zac Posen
Lace V-Back Wedding Dress, $499, Truly Zac Posen available at David's BridalCourtesy of Alexandra Grecco
Etienne Gown, price upon request, Alexandra GreccoCourtesy of Berta
Style 18-126 Wedding Dress, price upon request, BertaCourtesy of Odylyne The Ceremony
The Monrose Gown, price upon request, Odylyne The CeremonyThomas Concordia
Casablanca Lily Gown from the Florence By Night Collection, price upon request, Galia LahavCourtesy of Inbal Dror
Style BR-18-28-C Wedding Gown, price upon request, Inbal DrorCourtesy of Lihi Hod
Stella Gown, price upon request, Lihi Hod
Savannah Removable Illusion Halter Lace Trim Silk Shantung Gown, $2,805, Olia Zavozina available at NordstromCourtesy of Paolo Sebastian
Off-The-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Paolo Sebastian