What started out as an inventive trend just a few years back, wedding dresses with illusion necklines have fast become a bridal standby. Offering coverage, creative embellishments, and the opportunity to show a little extra skin all-the-while providing support, it's not surprising that so many engaged ladies are trying the trend. Plus, the sheer look comes in a variety of styles, so there's a look for nearly every type of bride-to-be.
Love the romantic allure of a sheer illusion but want something a bit more traditional? Try the endless lace and floral-appliqué options popularized by designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, and Oscar de la Renta. On the other hand, if you're a modern girl, you can go for a wedding dress by Amsale, whose neckline is barely visible, or an architectural Angel Sanchez gown. There's also a good number of vintage numbers, utilizing beading and daintier lace to get an antique aesthetic across. If you're going for a roaring '20s or Victorian look try Claire Pettibone, Inbal Dror, or Temperley.
Of course an illusion neckline no longer has to necessarily be high-cut, either. Plenty of illusion necklines manifest themselves on bateau, off-the-shoulder, one-shoulder, and V-necklines. Or, the opposite can be true, with the recent surge in mock and turtleneck wedding dresses.
Looking to wear an illusion neckline on your big day? Click through to see some of the best, most inventive illusion necklines to recently hit the bridal runways.