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Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress Styles for Every Bride

One of the hottest trends in bridal fashion is the off-the-shoulder wedding dress! This wedding dress neckline adds a romantic appeal to any gown. Whether combined with elegant long lace sleeves or the most delicate strap, there are many ways to incorporate this neckline into your wedding day look. Today we have picked our top five off-the-shoulder bridal gowns to help inspire your wedding dress shopping journey! Keep reading to learn more. 

All About Off-The-Shoulder 

Off-the-shoulder necklines are beautifully versatile, elegant and even a little bit sexy! It is one of the most flattering wedding dress necklines that shows off the upper body and décolletage and works in any season and with any gown silhouette. Check out our top tips for choosing the right off-the-shoulder wedding dress for you: 

  • Love a strapless look but want a little more coverage? An off-the-shoulder wedding gown with a thin strap provides the best of both worlds! 
  • For the ultimate regal look, combine an A-line or ballgown silhouette with long off-the-shoulder sleeves. Fitted lace styles, romantic blouson sleeves and sheer embellished sleeves are all fair game! 
  • For even more support, opt for a gown with an illusion neckline that creates the appearance of an off-the-shoulder look. Skin tone mesh provides an optical illusion. 
  • When styling your off-the-shoulder bridal gown, let the neckline shine! You can opt for a statement necklace if your dress is simpler, or you can go all natural and opt for no necklace so all the focus is on your face! A pair of statement earrings complements this style beautifully, drawing attention to the neckline without taking away from your off-the-shoulder gown. 

Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses 

Off-The-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress 

An off-the-shoulder wedding dress in lace is a classic bridal look! Essense of Australia Style D3529 features detachable sheer off-the-shoulder sleeves that add a glamorous boho vibe with natural vine and leaf appliqués and embroidered beaded details. The sleeves join the flattering sweetheart neckline with an organic lace edge for an enchanting effect.  

Delicate organza florets are artfully placed upon the fitted bodice and gently cascade down the frothy tulle skirt, leaving streams of sparkling beading that catch the light with every movement. This soft A-line silhouette finishes with a romantic layered skirt and a modest train for an effortless and timeless look. 

Off-The-Shoulder Long Sleeve Wedding Gown 

A long sleeve off-the-shoulder wedding dress with an A-line skirt is a popular choice for the romantic bride, and touches of lace add that beautiful bridal effect. Stella York Style 7573 is a whimsical off-the-shoulder wedding dress for the free-spirited bride. Style 7573’s corset-style boning and allover lace bodice bring an Old-World charm, while the sexy plunging neckline adds an element of modern elegance with its large organic floral lace.  

Long detachable off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves seamlessly join the straight-across neckline to provide two looks in one! An ethereal tulle skirt finishes the look and dances with every movement. Do you love this look? You can explore even more long sleeve wedding dresses in our wedding dress gallery. 

Off-The-Shoulder A-line Wedding Dress 

The minimalist, classic bride can also wear an off-the-shoulder wedding dress for their big day! Essense of Australia Style D2761 is clean, chic and completely effortless. This classic satin A-line features a plunging sweetheart neckline that seamlessly flows into banded off-the-shoulder straps, highlighting the neck and shoulders beautifully.  

Simple seaming accentuates your frame, while the A-line skirt floats from the attached fabric waistband. With modern pockets and traditional buttons running the length of the simple train, this gown has the ideal blend of details for the dreaming romantic and modern minimalist bride. This gown is also available in plus sizes. 

Off-The-Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Gown 

For the bride seeking a glamorous wedding dress, look no further than an off-the-shoulder mermaid gown! Martina Liana Style 1486 combines modern and elegant design elements for a couture look. A modernized sweetheart neckline gives a contemporary lens to a romantic and classic design. The soft pleating and asymmetrical bodice offer an impeccably tailored look made even more glamorous by the detachable off-the-shoulder straps.  

This chic mermaid silhouette is accentuated by sophisticated contour seaming and a sleek choice of luxurious fabrics in Matte Mikado or Silk Zibeline, making it a fashion-forward look for the modern bride.  

Off-The-Shoulder Ballgown Wedding Dress 

An off-the-shoulder ballgown wedding dress is ideal for the ultimate regal wedding day look! Turning up the volume on grandeur, Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1117 will take your breath away. Featuring allover floral lace, this gown is stunning for the romantic dreamer who loves modern luxury. Sheerness in the bodice reveals exposed boning, creating a corset-inspired effect, while off-the-shoulder straps with 3D florals bring the romance.  

The voluminous skirt and extra-long train feature a myriad of 3D elements and layers of net fabric for decadence and movement, while lace appliqués and soft tulle over a luxe sparkle fabric layer add dimension and shine. Add more volume to your liking with the adjustable hoop petticoat and make the look your own with the optional tulle streamers for added texture and flair. 

Best Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress Styles 

An off-the-shoulder wedding dress is a beautiful choice for the plus size bride! Combined with a sweetheart neckline and A-line silhouette, this detail can draw the eye toward the center of the body to elongate the figure and cinch the waist while the straps or sleeves provide coverage. A style with a sheer additional strap on the shoulder or illusion at the neckline can provide additional support for the bride with a larger bust.  

For the bride who wants to avoid the visual broadening of their shoulders, stick to a thin strap. Long sleeves can also work, but we recommend looking for styles with a more drapey silhouette or sleeves that create a V-shape by grazing the tips of the shoulders. 

Do you love this gorgeous neckline as much as we do? You can find a bridal shop near you that carries the off-the-shoulder dream wedding dress!