18 Corset Wedding Dresses You'll Absolutely Love

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Shantel VanSanten

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While you may think of the fabric (tulle, lace, satin, crepe, chiffon, Mikado) or embellishments (beading, feathers, pearls, crystals, sequins) as being the most important aspects of a wedding dress, the construction of your gown is also something that can make a big—and stunning—difference.

Take, for example, corset wedding dresses. This boudoir-inspired silhouette not only serves as a form of internal support, which can be used in lieu of a bra, but will instantly shift a bride’s aesthetic in an elegant, alluring way. Though corsetry has often been reserved for after-hours (and at-home) happenings, today's designers are now embracing this old-world detailing and proving that this design element can feel quite modern and perfect for a walk down the aisle.

Therefore continue on to discover the most standout corset dresses from classics like Amsale and Reem Acra, as well as buzzworthy labels including Markarian and For Love & Lemons.

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Most Classic

Amsale Charleston Dress

wedding dress

Courtesy of Amsale

This simple-yet-statement gown lends an extra dose of volume and glamour thanks to the full skirt. What we love, though, is its gorgeous corset bodice that grounds the overall silhouette.

Price at time of publish: $5,295

Size Range: Made to order | Material: Radzimir | Length: Floor-length

Most Romantic

Galia Lahav G-501

wedding dress

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

The innovative use of silk tulle and organza makes this corset dress extra romantic. It’s the ideal gown for the effortless bride.

Price at time of publish: Must inquire for price

Size Range: Made to order | Material: Silk organza and silk organza | Length: Floor-length

For a Casual Wedding

Anna October Snowdrop Asymmetric Maxi Dress

white dress

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

The ruffled detailing and bustier top gives this stylish dress a wedding stamp of approval. Accessorize with strappy-heeled sandals for a fun finish.

Price at time of publish: $805

Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Polyester and cotton | Length: Tea-length

Best Sleeves

Markarian Clementine Gown

wedding dress

Courtesy of Markarian

Marakian's Clementine is visual evidence that puff sleeves and a corset silhouette are a match made in wedding heaven. Prairie-inspired brides, you’ve found your wedding dress.

Price at time of publish: $7,395

Size Range: 0-14 | Material: Silk | Length: Floor-length

Best Silhouette

RAISAVANESSA Draped-Tie Side-Slit Corset Satin Gown

Draped-Tie Side-Slit Corset Satin Gown in White

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

If your vibe is trendy and nontraditional, this striking gown is a top-notch choice. It would look especially stunning with a dramatic long veil and statement-making shoes.

Price at time of publish: $2,550

Size Range: 2-12 | Material: Satin | Length: Floor-length

Most Sexy

House of CB Emilie Gown

OFF WHITE SATIN MERMAID BRIDAL GOWN

Courtesy of House of CB

The corset bodice and figure-hugging silhouette make for a truly stunning and sexy ensemble. Keep it simple and finish the look with diamond studs and a tennis necklace.

Price at time of publish: $975

Size Range: XS-L+ | Material: Satin | Length: Floor-length

Best All-Over Tulle

Vera Wang Bride Nuncia Dress

soft nude colored strapless dress in crystal-embedded tulle

Courtesy of Vera Wang Bride

This gorgeous number by Vera Wang Bride is made with crystal-embedded tulle that helps elongate a bride's silhouette. If you’re eschewing tradition and looking for a gown that will absolutely stand out, this stylish pick is an exciting choice.

Price at time of publish: Must inquire for price

Size Range: 0-32 | Material: Tulle | Length: Floor-length

Best Mini

For Love & Lemons Tatiana Mini Dress

lace white mini dress with corset bodice

Courtesy of Revolve

Corsets and lace are a dynamic duo, particularly when the two are designed by cult favorite For Love & Lemons. This dress would be perfect for a bachelorette party or as an after-party look.

Price at time of publish: $268

Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Sheer mesh and textured lace | Length: Mini-length

Best Exposed Bodice

Dana Harel Natalie Gown

sheer tulle wedding gown

Courtesy of Dana Harel

The exposed corsetry on this ethereal gown complements the billowy silk organza skirt, creating the perfect balance of modern and classic.

Price at time of publish: Must inquire for price

Size: Made to order | Materials: Tulle silk organza | Length: Floor-length

Most Simple

Anne Barge Lamar Wedding Dress

wedding dress

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Minimalists rejoice! This simple, structured gown by Anne Barge is absolute perfection. Follow the styling lead and keep accessories minimal to lean into the pared-back aesthetic.

Price at time of publish: $3,400

Size: Made to order | Materials: Mikado scuba | Length: Floor-length

Best Detailing

Reem Acra Bouquet Wedding Dress

wedding dress

Courtesy of Reem Acra

For the lover of detailing, the artisanry on this bold gown is memorable and bold; the kind of dress you’ll wish you could wear more than once.

Price at time of publish: Must inquire for price

Size: Made to order | Materials: Lace | Length: Floor-length

Vintage-Inspired

Marchesa Strapless Crystal Embellished Metallic Chiffon Gown

Strapless Crystal Embellished Metallic Chiffon Gown

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

If you’re searching for a vintage-inspired gown, it doesn’t get much more charming than this metallic strapless dress by Marchesa. It features ornate threadwork and crystal embroidery on the corset bodice for a unique look.

Price at time of publish: $5,995

Size: 2-12 | Materials: Metallic crinkle chiffon  | Length: Floor-length

Best Hemline

Bridal by ELOQUII Corset Gown With Bubble Skirt

Corset Gown With Bubble Skirt

Courtesy of Eloquii

The dramatic bubble hemline and corset top are a playful pairing for this unique gown. Wear your hair swept to one side for a nonchalant finish.

Price at time of publish: $499

Size: 14-28 | Materials: Satin  | Length: Floor-length

Best Mermaid

Norma Kamali Corset Gown

This fully structured corset dress lends itself to be at once stylish and simple. Plus, with the flattering mermaid silhouette, you have the perfect modern bridal moment.

Price at time of publish: $725

Size: XS-XL | Materials: Lace overlay  | Length: Floor-length

Celebrity Favorite

Galia Lahav Elise Satin Wedding Dress in Pale Gold

Galia Lahav bias cut dress

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

While many corset wedding dresses feature a strapless neckline, this one-of-a-kind piece proves an off-the-shoulder, asymmetric silhouette is equally well-suited. What's more, this is the exact dress actress Sarah Hyland wore for her wedding after-party.

Price at time of publish: $2,790

Size: 0-18 | Materials: Satin | Length: Floor-length

Most Trendy

Rasario Halter Tie-Neck Gown with Corset Bodice

Halter Tie-Neck Gown w/ Corset Bodice

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

You will be sure to stand out (and as you should) in this halter gown by Rosario. The corset bodice and tied neckline offer a look that's at once trendy and chic.

Price at time of publish: $2,436

Size: 00-8 | Materials: Polyester, elastane | Length: Floor-length

Best Modern Corsetry

Eisen Stein Violet Gown

crystal embellished wedding dress

Courtesy of Eisen Stein

Eisen Stein is well-known for its modern takes on corsetry, so it’s no surprise they created the perfect corset wedding dress. We especially love the sequin embroidery and floral belted waistline.

Price at time of publish: Must inquire for price

Size: Made to order | Materials: Tulle | Length: Floor-length

Best Back Detail

Berta Style 23-105

corset wedding dress

Courtesy of Berta

For a unique take on the corset trend, look for a gown that features bustier elements on the back of the dress, like this one from Berta.

Price at time of publish: Must inquire for price

Size: Made to order | Materials: Lace | Length: Floor-length

What to Look For When Shopping for a Corset Wedding Dress

By their very nature, corsets are built into wedding dresses to offer support and structure in a gown. When shopping for a look with this particular design element, it's important to be completely honest with yourself, and ensure that you can absolutely wear a corset comfortably. While most wedding gowns are made to order and can be fitted to perfectly fit your frame, the boning of a corset does sometimes cause a bit of discomfort no matter how tailored a look may be. So, when it comes to corset bridal gowns, you should pay close attention to the fit in order to ensure you will feel your best on the big day. What's more, brides should also decide whether they'd like their corsets to be exposed or hidden. Gowns with exposed corsets tend to be sexier, as the bodice is made with a sheer-like fabric, while dresses that hide this design element tend to show less skin.

FAQ
  • Are wedding dresses with corsets uncomfortable?

    In general, wedding dresses with corsets aren't entirely uncomfortable. The comfort level for brides will all depend on whether or not they're used to wearing this style, and if the dress has been altered to their frames. The more custom-fitted a dress, the more comfortable it will be.

  • Are corset wedding dresses too sexy to wear?

    Not at all! There are a variety of styles that range from bold to modest, and a corset is only one of several design elements included in a dress. Choose a designer that aligns with your aesthetic, then check to see if they have a wedding dress with corsetry that suits your style.

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