65 Plunging Neckline Wedding Dresses For The Daring Bride

How low will you go?

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

For the bride looking to emphasize her upper body, there are many flattering wedding dress silhouettes to consider from halter necklines to one-shoulder shapes and strapless designs. Whether you have bohemian, minimalist, or fashion-forward taste, each of these shapes is a sophisticated way to enhance your shoulders, arms, and collarbone from satin and crêpe gowns to beaded and lace styles. If you’re craving something a little sexier with your wedding dress, however, perhaps even a tad risqué, a gown with a plunging neckline is a stunning choice from V-neck shapes to down-to-there sweetheart, long, and short-sleeve silhouettes.

Hardly unsophisticated, a plunging neckline creates a show-stopping focal point for any style of wedding dress from ball gowns to mermaid silhouettes and slim, column styles. Yes, there is a skin-baring factor when it comes to a plunging bridal gown, but in recent seasons, designers like Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Vera Wang, Naeem Khan, and more have shown down-to-there wedding gowns that are extraordinarily chic.

For the timeless bride, a pared-back, plunging gown is gorgeous whether you go for a body-skimming, long-sleeve silhouette, a sleek halter gown with a full tulle skirt, or a cap-sleeve style with a feminine bow to punctuate the plunge. For a whimsical bridal moment, a plunging gown with floral appliqués, Chantilly lace detailing, or wispy tulle accents are romantic as ever. If high-octane glamour is your taste, a plunging gown with shimmering metallic fabric, glittering sequins, or intricate beading will result in a major ‘wow’ factor. For the ultimate in drama, a voluminous ball gown with elaborate embellishment or a cascading train will feel like a total fairytale wedding moment.

If you think a plunging wedding gown is right for you, ahead, scroll through our edit of 65 wedding dresses for every bridal aesthetic and budget from under-$500 takes to one-of-a-kind designer styles. Whether you go for a long sleeve, short sleeve, halter, V-neck, or flutter sleeve, every wedding dress silhouette from A-line shapes to ball gowns with feel extra glamorous with a low-cut neckline as part of the design. We dare you to take the plunge.

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Azazie Clarabelle BG Wedding Dress

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Tadashi Shoji Cadence Gown

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Reformation Montego Dress

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As-Is Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline

Courtesy of David's Bridal

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David's Bridal Collection Satin Cummerbund Plus Size Wedding Dress

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Jenny Yoo Conrad Gown

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Willowby by Watters Badri Wedding Dress

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Joanna August Nico Plunging A-Line Gown

Courtesy of Joanna August

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Blythe Plunging Crepe Gown

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Galina Signature Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neck

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Wtoo by Watters Enid Wedding Dress

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Amsale Nouvelle Sabine Gown

Courtesy of Amsale

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Watters Ludmila Wedding Dress

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Inmaculada García Loreto Tulle Ballgown

Courtesy of Inmaculada García

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Chosen by One Day Frankie Gown

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Brandon Maxwell Bridal M'O Exclusive: Deep V Open Back Gown

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Liz Martinez Abilene Gown

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Markarian Guinevere Sleeveless Cut Out Silk Gown

Courtesy of Markarian

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Cushnie Bridal Vanessa Long Sleeved Deep V Gown

Courtesy of Cushnie Bridal

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Costarellos Bridal Front Split Tube Lace Dress

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Sareh Nouri Laylee Wedding Dress

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Sareh Nouri Eve Gown

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Allure Bridals Style 9500 Wedding Dress

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Justin Alexander Plunging V-Neck Allover Beaded Fit And Flate Gown

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Monique Lhuillier Bliss BL18213 Wedding Dress

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Monique Lhuillier Caroline Wedding Dress

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Alex Perry Sienna Gown

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Elie Saab Fall Winter 2018 Bridal Collection Look 12

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Dana Harel Plunging Design Bridal Gown

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Jenny Packham Rosa Gown

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Dany Mizrachi Spring Summer 2019 Bridal Gown

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Sottero And Midgley Jarret Gown

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Honor NYC Fall 2018 Collection Look 6

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Reem Acra Fall 2018 Bridal Collection Look 18 - Passion Gown

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Maggie Sottero Gabor Gown

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Georges Hobeika Fall Winter 2018 Couture Collection Look 3

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Mira Zwillinger Gigi V Gown

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Sarah Seven Hotel Living Gown

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Margaux Tardits La Jolla Gown

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Berta Wedding Dress Style 18-102

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Muse by Berta Wedding Donatella Gown

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Ines Di Santo Emma Dress

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Atelier Pronovias Calipso Gown

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Lihi Hod Elizabeth Gown

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Lela Rose The Beacon Gown

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Temperley London Elodie Dress

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Savannah Miller Elizabeth Gown

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Elizabeth Fillmore Ilsa Gown

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Viktor & Rolf Mariage Iced Flower Plissé Gown

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2019 Hartford Bridal Gown

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Zuhair Murad Romy Bridal Gown

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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Look 10

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Vera Wang Odette Gown

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Galia Lahav G-104 Wedding Dress

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Theia Rosetta Wedding Dress

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Isabelle Armstrong Arlette Gown

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Alexandra Grecco Iris Gown Floral

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Inbal Dror 19-7 Wedding Dress

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Rosa Clara Perfume Wedding Dress

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Birenzweig BRC8-07 Wedding Dress

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Anne Barge Francoise Dress

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Alon Livné Tracy Dress

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Marylise Love Wedding Dress

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Lazaro Style 3858 Roxana Bridal Gown

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Naeem Khan Laurel Gown

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