48 High Neck Halter Wedding Dresses Good Enough for Meghan Markle

Including a replica of her exact Stella McCartney gown

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Ahhh, the Meghan Markle effect. For any recently engaged bride-to-be, the debut of her ultra-minimal, three-quarter sleeve, boat-neck Givenchy wedding gown designed by Clare Waight Keller certainly served as inspiration for a modern bridal look. A fresh alternative to the traditional Alexander McQueen lace design worn by Kate Middleton (designed by Sarah Burton), the now Duchess of Sussex took a streamlined approach to her royal wedding day look not once, but twice with her second wedding dress by Stella McCartney (who recently launched her first official bridal collection). Similarly minimal, the high neck, halter gown was a refreshing second act to her pared-back ceremony gown, and a less conservative option for brides-to-be who want to show a little arm and shoulder at their wedding like Meghan.

A sleeveless wedding dress with a high neckline is a decidedly fresh bridal look and quite flattering in terms of silhouette no matter your body type. Whether you’re seeking a straight column, A-line, or mermaid-shaped skirt, a high neckline appears elegant with any dress style whether you go for a halter like Meghan or neckline that hits at the collarbone. Higher necklines will feel sophisticated and slightly more conservative as opposed to a sleeveless wedding dress that shows your décolletage. Plus, a high neckline will serve as an elegant balance to bare arms, which while perfectly acceptable for most modern brides, adds a level of modesty to the look.

If you’re looking to re-create Meghan’s second wedding dress to a T, Stella McCartney and many other bridal designers have created near-identical versions at various price points. For a little more glitz and glamour, you can up the ante with a high-neck wedding dress with lace detailing, sheer overlays with appliqué, or glamorous beadwork. If the silhouette itself is all you’re looking to re-create and you want to go a little unconventional with your wedding dress, an illusion-style gown or glitzy sequin number will be a dazzling alternative.

Ready to shop for a sleeveless, high-neck wedding dress á la Meghan Markle? Ahead, shop our edit of 48 styles from super-minimal to classic to daring.

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Azazie Abril BG Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Azazie

SHOP NOW: Azazie, $199

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Adrianna Papell Art Deco Beaded Blouson Dress With Halter Neckline

Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

SHOP NOW: Adrianna Papell, $199

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BHLDN Montreal Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN


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Jill Jill Stuart Iva Crepe Maxi

Courtesy of Jill Jill Stuart


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Stone Cold Fox Custom Quartz Gown

Courtesy of Stone Cold Fox

SHOP NOW: Stone Cold Fox, $420

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Lara Lattice-Beaded Halter Neck Sheath Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Lara

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $598

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Tadashi Shoji Marietta Halter Neck Bow Gown

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: Tadashi Shoji, $648

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White by Vera Wang High Neck Halter Wedding Dress

Courtesy of White by Vera Wang

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $898 - $948

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Melissa Sweet Lace High-Neck Halter Sheath Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Melissa Sweet

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $958 - $1,008, now $766.40-$806.40

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Bronx And Banco Ester Halter Mermaid Gown

Courtesy of Bronx And Banco

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $990

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Whistles Guinevere Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Whistles

SHOP NOW: Whistles, $1,199

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Whispers & Echos Norah Top & Delia Maxi Skirt

Courtesy of Whispers & Echos


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Willowby by Watters Gemini Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Willowby by Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $1,450 - $2,120

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Amsale Nouvelle Solana Gown

Courtesy of Amsale

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $2,195

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Watters Hymn Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $2,350 - $3,555

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Watters Vendela Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $2,925 - $3,803

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Amsale Darla Gown

Courtesy of Amsale

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Brandon Maxwell Bridal M'O Exclusive: Chiffon Cross Back Gown

Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell Bridal

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $4,050

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Justin Alexander High-Neck Fit And Flare Gown With Bow Back

Courtesy of Justin Alexander

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Sareh Nouri Elsa Gown

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

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Suzanne Neville Belle Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Suzanne Neville

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Allure Bridals Style 9521 Dress

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

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Galia Lahav Gala-905 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

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Dany Mizrachi Spring Summer 2018 Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Dany Mizrachi

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Elie Saab Fall Winter 2019 Bridal Collection Look 10

Courtesy of Elie Saab

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Dana Harel Halter Design Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Dana Harel

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Rebecca Ingram Delores Gown

Courtesy of Rebecca Ingram

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Sottero And Midgley Sloane Gown

Courtesy of Sottero And Midgley

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Maggie Sottero Fairbanks Gown

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

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Georges Hobeika Fall Winter 2018 Couture Collection Look 12

Courtesy of Georges Hobeika

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Muse by Berta Wedding Armanda Gown

Courtesy of Muse by Berta

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Ines Di Santo Promise Gown

Courtesy if Ines Di Santo

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Pronovias Drabea Gown

Courtesy of Pronovias

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Mira Zwillinger Florence Gown

Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

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Lela Rose The Holbrook Gown

Courtesy of Lela Rose

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Lihi Hod Melissa Gown

Courtesy of Lihi Hod

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Savannah Miller Eowyn Gown

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

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Halfpenny London Lukas Dress

Courtesy of Halfpenny London

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Elizabeth Fillmore Daphne Gown

Courtesy of Elizabeth Fillmore

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2018 Bridal Collection Look 15

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

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Viktor&Rolf Mariage Open Back Tulle Gown

Courtesy of Viktor&Rolf Mariage

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Zuhair Murad Celena Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

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Stella McCartney Bridal Gown

Courtesy of Stella McCartney

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Alon Livné Eliana Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Alon Livné

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Alexandra Grecco Nico Gown

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

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Marylise Dance Hall Queen Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Marylise

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Odylyne The Ceremony The Empress Collection The Camilla Bodysuit And Juliette Skirt

Courtesy of Odylyne The Ceremony

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Naeem Khan Georgia Gown

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

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