65 Plunging Neckline Wedding Dresses For The Daring Bride

How low will you go?

Updated 12/26/18

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

Courtesy of Azazie

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Tadashi Shoji Cadence Gown

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

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Reformation Montego Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

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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

Courtesy of David's Bridal

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Jenny Yoo Conrad Gown

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

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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

Courtesy of Jenny by Jenny Yoo

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $1,200

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

Courtesy of Galina Signature

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Wtoo by Watters Enid Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Wtoo by Watters

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Amsale Nouvelle Sabine Gown

Courtesy of Amsale

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Watters Ludmila Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Watters

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Inmaculada García Loreto Tulle Ballgown

Courtesy of Inmaculada García

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Chosen by One Day Frankie Gown

Courtesy of Chosen by One Day


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

Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell Bridal

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Liz Martinez Abilene Gown

Courtesy of Liz Martinez

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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

Courtesy of Costarellos Bridal

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Sareh Nouri Laylee Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

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Sareh Nouri Eve Gown

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Allure Bridals Style 9500 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

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

Courtesy of Justin Alexander

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Monique Lhuillier Bliss BL18213 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier Bliss

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Monique Lhuillier Caroline Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

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Alex Perry Sienna Gown

Courtesy of Alex Perry

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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

Courtesy of Jenny Packham

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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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Courtesy of Viktor&Rolf Mariage

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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