Wedding dresses are endlessly dreamy from voluminous ball gowns to simple slips. While fantastical, they’re not always built for comfort or ease—some brides may have trouble maneuvering in certain silhouettes while others may not feel comfortable in fitted shapes. Not to stress! The plunging v-neck wedding dress, seen throughout the fall 2018 collections, is not only stunning on a range of body types, but allows for movement so you can easily dance the night away—and you darn well should on your wedding day!
The silhouette du jour? Plunging V-neck wedding dresses with a full A-line skirt. We know, we know. Plunging, can sound scary, but stick with us. Featuring substantial straps that draw in at the waist to create a cinched effect at your narrowest point, a deeper neckline appears elegant and ultra-feminine. If that still sounds too revealing for your taste, many plunging gowns come with a mesh section or overlay to create the illusion of a lower cut without actually baring skin. If the gown you’re eyeing doesn’t, a section can easily be added.
Now let’s discuss the skirt. A full A-line skirt is a lovely option as it drapes over the body whilst providing you with ample range of motion—this is particularly ideal for brides looking to slightly conceal their lower half or for those who know that a close-fitting silhouette will hinder their dance moves. Both concerns are incredibly valid and this flowing style is perfect on both accounts.
The best part about this wedding dress silhouette is the prospect for unbelievably pretty design aspects. Options run the gamut from intricate beading to ethereal appliqués to delicate lace overlays. A combination of sophisticated detailing and simplicity is a possibility, too, such as rhinestone adornment on top with a simple pleated skirt to finish. Simply gorgeous!
To get a better sense of this wedding dress style, we’ve assembled 14 gowns from the fall 2018 collections to illustrate the exquisite silhouette. Get inspired, ahead.