See how some of our favorite bridal designers refreshed the ultra-romantic and classic neckline.

Bridal runways are the best places to scout emerging wedding dress trends. One of most popular looks among the numerous silhouette details, colors, and hemlines sent down the bridal runways? Off-the-shoulder necklines.

A logical progression from the recent resurgence of one-shoulder and cap-sleeve gowns, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are both romantic and classic. Plus, they're the perfect way for a bride to show some skin, while still remaining modest.

And although this neckline is utterly timeless, some of our favorite designers have managed to give it a modern upgrade. Sleek graduated mermaid gowns have thick, straight-cut straps while a cool minimalist gown features a mini V-neck.

Also, the décolletage-baring neckline works in an array of fabrics and styles: Going for a Grace Kelly vibe? You'll love Carolina Herrera and Casablanca's sophisticated long-sleeve lace off-the-shoulder gowns fit for more formal affairs. If you're searching for something more ethereal, look to Oscar de la Renta, Jenny Packham, Marchesa, and Kelly Faetanini's garden party-worthy gowns featuring light, layered, semi-sheer tulle and chiffon off-the-shoulder sleeves.

Click through our entire slideshow to see some of our favorite off-the-shoulder wedding dresses from recent bridal runways.

Wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta

Photo: George Chinsee

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