5 High Collar Wedding Dresses for the Modest (and Modern!) Bride

Wedding Dresses

There's something about a high collar neckline we can't get enough of — let's just say that modesty has never looked so sexy. This high and mighty look is regal and sophisticated, while feminine and striking. While plunging necklines and illusion bodices have taken the runways by storm, so too has a high neckline. Whether it's Victorian-inspired lace, intricate beading, or a chiffon caplet, the style always screams elegance. And it isn't always as modest as you're led to believe — a high collar can also balance out an otherwise revealing gown, with sheer fabric or cut-outs.

Whether you need to be covered up for a religious ceremony (or grandma) or you're merely a fashion-forward bride with high taste, these stylish demure designs are anything but stuffy.

Naeem Khan High Neckline Wedding Dress

Photo: Courtesy of Naeem Khan

This Naeem Khan look is all Egyptian princess. A nude underlining beneath gleaming geometric details keeps the style sexy and fitted without being too revealing. A stacked collar mimics the patterns in this "Luxor" dress.

Angel Sanchez High Neckline Wedding Dresses

Photo: Conrado Veliz

A rippled caplet with glittering embellishments steals the show in this Angel Sanchez confection. Coupled with a billowing ball gown of a skirt, this look is dreamy and romantic.

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld Wedding Dress

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld complements a clean and minimalistic look with gorgeous Kate Middleton inspired lace sleeves that embrace the dress's upper portion, coming to a delicate point at the collar.

Angel Sanchez High Neckline Wedding Dress

Photo: Conrado Veliz

In this lace Angel Sanchez dress, the high collar is highlighted by bare shoulders in a halter style design. A ruched bodice and illusion cut-out put a twist on this A-line fit.

Houghton High Neckline Wedding Dress

Photo: Courtesy of Houghton

Houghton's "Carla" Bodysuit and "Constance" Skirt set is both modest and revealing, taking full-on inspiration from the Victorian Era with a long-sleeve lace bodysuit and ruffled skirt.

See More: The Ultimate Wedding Dress Guide: The Best Necklines by Body Type

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