27 A-Line Wedding Dresses for Every Style

From romantic tulle to minimal crepe and beautiful lace.

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Bride wearing an A-line wedding gown

PHOTO BY TIM WILLOUGHBY

An A-line wedding dress is one of the most comfortable silhouettes a bride can choose for her wedding day. Whether you’ve dreamed of a dress that perfectly nips in at the waist and flows out into a voluminous skirt or you’re looking for a gown that highlights your upper body and flows loosely over your lower half, an A-line wedding dress is a perfect choice. Even better, it’s such a classic shape that you can embrace special details and embellishments that will highlight your personal style.

What Is an A-Line Gown?

An A-line gown is characterized by a fitted waistline and flared skirt and is one of the most flattering wedding dress silhouettes.

Whether your taste skews minimal and sleek, whimsical and romantic, or traditional with a twist, there’s no doubt an A-line wedding dress is for you. A-line wedding dresses come in just about every neckline and sleeve length you can imagine, from plunging V-necks to long lacy sleeves and strapless sweetheart shapes. There are even voluminous off-the-shoulder sleeve styles and minimal square necks for fashion-forward brides craving something trendy. Best yet, this well-loved silhouette can be found within a wide range of price points and different types of bridal designers.

Read on for our favorite A-line wedding dresses for every body type, budget, and bridal aesthetic.

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Best Long Sleeve: Rivini FW/22 Thyra Dress

Rivini FW/22 Thyra Dress

Courtesy of Rita Vinieris

Size range: 00-30 | Material: Silk kalika gazar and beaded georgette embroidered floral lace | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

It's safe to say that we're absolutely obsessing over this magnificent Rivini gown. The sophisticated neckline, floral embellished long sleeves, and sleek skirt speak for themselves.

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For the Elegant Bride: Amsale Samira Wedding Dress

Amsale Samira Silk Organza A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Amsale

Size range: 2-28W | Material: Silk organza and embroidered appliqué | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

Elegant and regal, this A-line gown can be admired up close and from afar. This ethereal silk organza dress is elevated by lace cap sleeves and a sweet back bow detail. 

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Best Off-the-Shoulder Neckline: Maggie Sottero Ekaterina Dress

Maggie Sottero Ekaterina A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Size range: 0-28 | Material: Satin | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

The intense drapery of this Maggie Sottero gown makes it all the more beautiful when its moving—whether that be down the aisle or on the dance floor. Plus, the satin finish and off-the-shoulder neckline gives it a timeless feel while the slit adds a playful touch.

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For the Bohemian Bride: Willowby by Watters Hearst Gown

Willowby by Watters Hearst A-Line Wedding Gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size range: 00-26W | Material: Tulle, velvet, and floral appliqué | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

You will look and feel like a bohemian princess in this A-line wedding dress. With a deep v-neckline and stunning open back, it's guaranteed to "wow" your wedding guests.

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Best Strapless Gown: Lela Rose The Gramercy Wedding Dress

Lela Rose The Gramercy A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Lela Rose

Size range: Inquire with bridal retailer | Material: Magnolia and lace trim appliqué | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

Minimal with a touch of whimsy, this strapless A-line dress is sensational. We can picture it with a sleek ponytail or chignon and delicate earrings.

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For the Minimalist: Reformation Hollyhock Dress

Reformation Hollyhock A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Material: Crepe | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Simple and sweet, this A-line wedding dress is perfect for a relaxed bride looking to keep things easy. The flattering silhouette will highlight your waist with a smocked back for total comfort.  

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Best Beading: Enaura Bridal Beau Dress

Enaura Bridal Beau A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Enaura Bridal

Size range: 2-28 | Material: Tulle and beading | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

There are no other words to describe the intricate beading of this hand-sewn Enaura gown other than a work of art. We love how the embroidery delicately cascades down into a light tulle skirt.

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For the Chic Bride: Maison Signore Aida Dress

Maison Signore Aida Mikado A-Line Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal

Size range: 38-54 | Material: Mikado | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

Chic, simple, and sophisticated—just the way we like it. The stunning drapery of this mikado fabric simply speaks for itself. Plus, that slit!

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Best Train: Maggie Sottero Savannah Dress

Maggie Sottero Savannah A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Size range: 0-28 | Material: Organza and beaded lace motifs | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

There's no doubt that you'll shimmer the night away in the Savannah gown. The lightweight and ultra classic organza skirt is paired with a tonal beaded lace bodice. Its intricate cut-out train is simply the cherry on top.

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Most Charming: Val Stefani Caspian Style S2184 Wedding Dress

Val Stefani Caspian Style S2184 A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Val Stefani

Size range: 2-28W | Material: Tulle, sequins, and embroidered floral appliqué | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

Welcome in warmer weather with this A-line wedding dress that's practically made for a garden wedding or seaside nuptials. A sweetheart neckline, flirty peek-a-boo slit, and floral embroidery make it hard to resist.

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For the Glamorous Bride: ASOS EDITION Josie Sequin Cami Wedding Dress

ASOS EDITION Josie Sequin Cami A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

Size range: 0-14 | Material: Sequin-embellished polyester fabric | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Get your glitz on in this sequin A-line wedding dress. With pin-thin straps and a plunging back, it’s the perfect party dress if you’re into the idea of a second look for your reception. 

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Most Romantic: Martina Liana Luxe Style 1419-SLV Dress

Martina Liana Luxe Style 1419-SLV A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal

Size range: 2-28 | Material: Tulle, tonal beading, floral appliqué, and lace | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

Calling all romantics! We've found the one for you. From the statement puff sleeves, shimmering floral appliqués, lace underlay, and slit, this stunner has it all.

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Best Corset Bodice: Rebecca Schoneveld Kennedy Gown

Rebecca Schoneveld Kennedy A-Line Wedding Gown

Courtesy of Rebecca Schoneveld

Size range: 00-30 | Material: Matte duchess satin | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

You simply have to see this beautiful 90s-inspired gown in person. Its irresistible matte duchess satin fabric photographs incredibly well and is soft to the touch. Plus, the corset bodice is both flattering and extremely comfortable.

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For the Laid-Back Bride: Staud Swells Dress

Staud Swells A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

Size range: 00-12 | Material: Linen | Shipping: Free 3-day shipping within the U.S. | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 15 days of purchase

Proof that minimal style isn't boring, this puffy-sleeved linen dress is perfect for a summer wedding. Details include a square neckline and corseted bodice for a hint of romance. Embrace a cottagecore aesthetic with a bouquet of wild flowers.

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Best Texture: Danielle Frankel Camille Gown

Danielle Frankel Camille A-Line Wedding Gown

Courtesy of Danielle Frankel

Size range: 0-12 | Material: Satin | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

How mesmerizing is this pleated satin gown by Danielle Frankel? Effortlessly chic and innately couture, this is giving major cool bride vibes.

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Most Simple: Maggie Sottero Paxton Dress

Maggie Sottero Paxton A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Size range: 0-28 | Material: Crepe | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

A luxurious crepe fabric perfectly drapes across the body while fabric-covered bridal buttons steal the show. This is what we love to call striking simplicity. Need we say more?

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Best Fabric: Badgley Mischka Carina Dress

Badgley Mischka Carina A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Badgley Mischka

Size range: 0-18 | Material: Burn-out print organza | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

We can't take our eyes off of this burn-out print organza gown by Badgley Mischka. The daring neckline and show-stopping slit are a few other of our favorite details.

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For the Traditional Bride: Azazie Angelic Bridal Gown

Azazie Angelic Bridal A-Line Wedding Gown

Courtesy of Azazie

Size range: WD0-WD30 | Material: Lace and tulle | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted for standard sizes within 30 days of delivery

Illusion straps and a keyhole back are modern touches to this A-line wedding dress. We love the balance of tradition and glamour as a result of the floral lace and shimmering sequins.

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Best Infusion of Color: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2023 Positano Gown

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2023 Positano A-Line Wedding Gown

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Size range: 0-18 | Material: Organza | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

The light floral design of this color-infused gown simply exudes European charm. We're obsessed with the delicate off-the-shoulder neckline and effortless flare at the natural waist.

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For an Outdoor Wedding: Love by Pnina Tornai Style #14897N Dress

Love by Pnina Tornai Style #14897N A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal

Size range: 3-36 | Material: Tulle, illusion, and lace appliqué | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

We picture this beauty in an enchanted forest or for garden nuptials. The leaf-inspired lace appliqué merely appears to float across the skin providing the most effortlessly romantic and organic bridal look.

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Most Effortless: DB Studio Lace Illusion Back Chiffon Plus Size Wedding Dress

DB Studio Lace Illusion Back Chiffon Plus Size A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size range: 16W-30W | Material: Chiffon, illusion, and lace | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of purchase

Soft, romantic, and extremely comfortable, this A-line dress has more than just a few benefits. Our favorite part? The illusion back featuring fabric-covered bridal buttons and a delicate lace trim.

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For a Spring Wedding: Willowby by Watters Whitney Gown

Willowby by Watters Whitney A-Line Wedding Gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size range: 0-26W | Material: Swiss dot tulle, floral appliqué, and pearls | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

This pretty little number is adorned with a soft tulle skirt and delicate floral appliqué. Plus, the swiss dot tulle adds a hint of unique charm. We picture this gown for dreamy garden nuptials.

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Most Regal: Maggie Sottero Kingsley Dress

Maggie Sottero Kingsley A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Size range: 0-28 | Material: Tulle, illusion, and lace motifs | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

Elegant and undeniably regal, this lace-adorned gown has the most impeccable fit. The soft, slightly modified A-line skirt is incredibly elongating. Plus, did you see that keyhole back?!

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For the Classic Bride: DB Studio Scalloped Lace Satin Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress

DB Studio Scalloped Lace Satin Spaghetti Strap A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size range: 0-14 | Material: Lace, satin, and beading | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of purchase

With a hint of sparkle, a little lace, and a striking satin skirt, this truly is a bridal dream. The soft A-line silhouette is universally flattering and ultra timeless.

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Best Back: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Elinor Gown

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Elinor A-Line Wedding Gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size range: 0-16 | Material: Chiffon and floral lace appliqué | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

This ethereal beauty would be an absolute dream for beach nuptials. Its illusion back features a floral lace design that appears to float across the skin as well as fabric-covered bridal buttons that cascade all the way down the back.

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Most Ethereal: Pnina Tornai Style #4924 Dress

Pnina Tornai Style #4924 A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal

Size range: 2-36 | Material: Tulle, beading, and pearl embellished lace | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

You'll practically float down the aisle in this dreamy Pnina Tornai gown. The square neckline adds a fresh and modern edge while the low scoop back makes for a subtly sexy finish.

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Best Illusion Neckline: Oscar de la Renta SS/22 Look 3 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta SS/22 Look 3 A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Size range: Inquire with bridal retailer | Material: Satin and floral appliqué | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

The incredible craftsmanship of this Oscar de la Renta gown deems it a work of art. The unique floral design paired with its classic fabric and timeless silhouette is simply breathtaking.

What to Look for in an A-line Wedding Dress

The best news? An A-line wedding gown is a tried-and-true, forever iconic bridal look. This universally flattering silhouette is sure to highlight your beauty and stand the test of time. The shape is paired beautifully with a V-neckline as it frames your face and draws the eye inward towards your accentuated waist. We also adore it matched with a strapless cut that shows off the décolleté. Most notably, details such as a beaded belt, ruched fabric, or any other type of differentiation further highlights the natural waist before the silhouette flares into a fuller skirt.

When it comes to selecting the best A-line dress for you, we recommend starting with the formality of your nuptials. If you're holding a smaller gathering or elopement on the beach, a mountaintop, or even a courthouse, keep it simple. Opt for slim A-line with a minimal sweep train or no train at all. A flowy skirt with lots of movement is not only comfortable, but it makes for effortlessly stunning photos. For a larger, more formal affair, don't shy away from a cathedral-length train, three-dimensional details, or a statement sleeve.

No matter where or how you're celebrating your big day, stay true to your personal style. We're big believers that, it is in fact, your day. So, say "yes!" to the one that makes you feel the most like yourself and excited to walk down the aisle—even if it's the one you least expected.

FAQ
  • What is an A-line wedding dress?

    An A-line gown is characterized by a fitted waistline and flared skirt.

  • Are A-line wedding dresses flattering?

    An A-line wedding dress is an incredibly flattering option for brides as the silhouette accentuates the smallest part of your waist. When shopping for an A-line gown, you'll notice they come in a slew of different necklines, sleeve lengths, fabrics, and styles.

  • Do A-line wedding dresses come in a range of styles?

    For a casual beach wedding, we recommend a flowy gown with thin straps. Vice versa, for a black-tie wedding, don't hesitate to pull out all the stops; ruffles, organza, tulle, and beaded embellishments are an easy way to elevate your bridal look.

Why Trust Us / About the Author

Contributing writer Laura Lajiness Kaupke is a professional writer and editor covering all things bridal fashion. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of Arizona, she held the position of senior fashion editor at The Zoe Report and POPSUGAR. Her work has appeared on sites such as ELLE, InStyle, Glamour, Refinery29, Well+Good, and Barneys New York in addition to Brides.

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