The Big Reveal: 5 Sexy Wedding Dresses That Show Just the Right Amount of Skin

Wedding Dresses
Big Reveal Wedding Dresses - V-Neck from Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Jenny Capitain

Most brides will tell you that when it comes to their bridal style, they're searching for a look that feels chic and sexy, yet still classic and demure. After all, you are tying the knot in front of your parents, grandparents, and closest friends, so you'll want to highlight your best assets without making your family cringe. Our favorite — not to mention trendy — way to show a little skin is with deep v details. From low necklines and plunging backs to unexpected cutout bodices, we found five slightly revealing looks that leave the rest to the imagination.

This gorgeous hand-beaded gown from Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld boasts a plunging v-neckline that still feels entirely ladylike. While the neckline does drop quite low, the narrower slit means you'll stay perfectly covered-up. Plunging V-neck gown with hand-beaded netting over silk organza with tulle A-line skirt, price available upon request, Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld.

Illusion V-Neckline from Angel Sanchez

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Jenny Capitain

For a look that feels a little more modest, consider an illusion V-neckline. This option from Angel Sanchez appears daring but keeps you covered thanks to the sheer bodice and straps. Crepe sheath with tulle bodice and embroidered lace appliqués, $5,500, Angel Sanchez.

Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress Big Reveal

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Jenny Capitain

Another sexy style? This Chantilly lace sheath from Ines Di Santo delivers both a daring and sweet vibe. Illusion sleeves give the impression of a cap sleeve gown in a look that's fit for winter or fall brides, too. And with a lower neckline and sheer bodice details, you'll capture this revealing trend while still being totally covered up. Chantilly-lace sheath with cameo-pink underlay, illusion sleeves, and lace cuffs, $7,040, Ines Di Santo.

Jim Hjelm Waist Cutout Wedding Dress

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Jenny Capitain

To try the trend in a totally different way, consider sexy illusion cutouts at the waist. This Jim Hjelm gown proves that showing a little midriff doesn't have to be a bad thing. We love how this silk crepe gown looks with low cutouts just above a shimmering sash. Silk-crepe illusion dress with side cutouts and crystal-and-feather belt (sold separately), $2,409, Jim Hjelm.

Big Reveal Backless Hayley Paige Dress

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Jenny Capitain

One last way we love showing a little skin? An open back, like on this studded option from Hayley Paige, keeps your look totally modest where it matters most and flashes serious style from behind. Net halter gown with illusion neckline, lace appliqués, and studded trim, $3,090, Hayley Paige.

For more beautiful wedding dress inspiration, check out our April/May issue, available on newsstands and for download now!

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