20 Strapless Wedding Dresses For Every Bridal Style

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When it comes to wedding dresses, it doesn't get more classic than a strapless silhouette. Sure, off-the-shoulder dresses are beautiful and ethereal, and one-shoulder designs will always feel fresh and modern, but this tried-and-true neckline is guaranteed to never go out of style.

While strapless wedding dresses are classic in design, they actually come in a myriad of different styles and silhouettes. Brides who gravitate towards a modern aesthetic should opt for unadorned and pared-back styles in column and sheath silhouettes, while traditional brides should consider a-line ballgowns crafted from crisp fabrics and chantilly lace. For all of your other bridal looks–leading up to the wedding and beyond–strapless little white dresses, floral frocks, and sparkly mini dresses make for the perfect addition to any bridal wardrobe.

Read on for the best strapless wedding dresses for all body types, styles, and, budgets.

Best A-Line Silhouette

Amsale Max Ballgown

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This impressive ball gown excludes elegance and sophistication and would be right at home at a black-tie wedding. What's more, thanks to its flattering A-line silhouette, Amsale's 'Max' gown works for a wide range of body types.

Price at time of publish: $6,995

Best Separates

Catherine Deane Darla Bodice & Liz Skirt

Best Separates: Catherine Deane Darla Bodice and Liz Skirt

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This alluring ensemble is actually a versatile two-piece set that blends seamlessly together. The silky sweetheart bodice features pin-thin straps that can either be worn over the shoulders or removed to create a strapless neckline.

Price at time of publish: $285

Most Romantic

Watters Austin Gown

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If you're looking for that princess moment, this frothy tulle ballgown is as sweet as ever for your fairytale wedding. The strapless corset bodice is supportive and sexy while the soft tulle skirt and champagne lining give the silhouette movement and dimension.

Price at time of publish: $1,795

For the Minimalist Bride

SAFIYAA Strapless Crepe Gown

Strapless crepe gown

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Elegant and understated, we love this crepe gown for the bride with a minimalist sensibility. Keep accessories simple for a pared-back look or add a pair of statement earrings for a bold finishing touch.

Price at time of publish: $1,125

Most Clean and Classic

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Bennett Gown

simple drop waist gown

Courtesy of Anthropologie

This gown is the epitome and of clean and classic and is a timeless selection for the bride with traditional tastes. Pearl earrings and a dainty headband are the perfect complement to this tried-and-true silhouette.

Price at time of publish: $995

Best All-Over Lace

Oleg Cassini Scalloped Lace Removable Bow Train Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

This beautiful lace gown is fit for a princess thanks to its dramatic and removable train. If you love all things lace then your search for the perfect wedding day look ends here.

Price at time of publish: $1,299

Most Voluminous

Viktor & Rolf Taffeta Volant Dream

strapless ballgown

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Bring on the drama in this jaw-dropping dress, fit for the statement-making bride. A voluminous high/low skirt and cascading ruffles create an unforgettable wedding day look. Pair with a cathedral-length veil and modern jewelry.

Price at time of publish: Not listed

Best Curved Neckline

Amsale Remington Gown

Silk Wool strapless bodice gown

Courtesy of Amsale

Envision yourself gliding down the aisle in this frothy tulle gown, accented by a sparkling jewel belt. Its softly curved neckline is a fresh take on the traditional strapless silhouette.

Price at time of publish: $7,200

Most Traditional

Watters Cappucine Beaded Gown

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It doesn't get more classic than this strapless gown featuring a flattering and supportive corset bodice. The detachable tulle train is a sophisticated touch and a great alternative to a floor-length veil.

Price at time of publish: $2,332

Most Alluring

Liz Martinez Daisy Strapless Gown

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Float down the aisle in this exquisite gown that feels at once ethereal and sexy. Crafted from sheer tulle and embellished with shimmering beads, this gown is guaranteed to catch the light in every photo.

Price at time of publish: $7,500

Least Traditional

Danielle Frankel Luna Fluted Gown

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If your personal style is more cutting-edge than classic, then this design is sure to suit your fashion-forward aesthetic. Wear yours with slicked-back hair and a pair of the label's matching pearl earrings.

Price at time of publish: $14,990

Best Bow Detail

Helen O'Connor Vow Gown

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It's a bit of an understatement to say we love bows. In fact, we're obsessed with them. That's because no matter how big or small they are, they always command attention. Helen O'Connor's 'Vow' dress features an architectural plunging neckline and a larger-than-life bow at the back for a silhouette that makes both a grand entrance and exit.

Price at time of publish: $1,800

Best High-Low

Halfpenny London Jackson Strapless Asymmetric Duchesse-Satin Gown

strapless asymmetric duchesse-satin gown

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A dress with a high-low hemline is always an eye-catching choice. The 'Jackson' dress from Halfpenny London feels formal but not too formal, making it a great option for a semi-formal wedding. Plus, its ankle-baring silhouette is ideal for showing off your wedding shoes.

Price at time of publish: $1,860

For a Backyard Wedding

Reformation Kastoria Dress

We love this easy-breezy summer dress for a beach or backyard wedding. Its straight strapless neckline with pleats feels fresh and modern while the a-line silhouette and smocked bodice ensure and flattering and comfortable fit. What's more, the dress can be worn strapless, or with straps.

Price at time of publish: $398

For a Spring Wedding

Markarian Demeter Gown

Fanned Ruffle Gown

Courtesy of Markarian

We love this faille fabric design for its fanned neckline, fitted bodice, and a-line skirt. It's a supremely romantic option for a spring or summer wedding. Simply add dewy makeup, a trendil updo, and vintage-inspired jewerly.

Price at time of publish: $5,895

Best for Making an Entrance

Viktor & Rolf Volant Flower High-Low

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If this doesn't scream statement-making, then we don't know what does! This impressive high-low gown has been meticulously crafted from soft mikado and features handcrafted flowers created from layers of organza.

Price at time of publish: Not listed

Most Pared-Back

Grace Loves Lace Estelle Strapless Gown

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A simple strapless gown, like this style from Grace Loves Lace, will never go out of style. Its bustier bodice is supportive and adds an element of sexiness to a polished silhouette.

Price at time of publish: $2,900

Best Print

Monique Lhuillier Sweetness Gown

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This breathtaking gown is giving us some serious Victorian-era vibes. We can't help but imagine it in a grand ballroom full of romantic candlelight, luscious greenery, and fresh flowers.

Price at time of publish: Not listed

Most Unique

Danielle Frankel Lennon Dress

Tucked Taffeta Strapless Ballgown

Courtesy of Danielle Frankel

From its tucked taffeta fabric to its draped bodice and grosgrain belt detail, this strapless wedding gown by Danielle Frankel is a real thing of beauty. If you're a non-traditional bride with an adventurous sense of style, this gown should be right up your alley.

Price at time of publish: $9,900

Most Colorful

Marchesa Strapless Ruffled Faille Gown

pink dress

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

If you want to forgo bridal white in favor of a bold and bright color, opt for this strapless stunner from Marchesa. Ruffled and dramatic and crafted from pretty pink faille, we love this show-stopper for a summer or destination wedding.

Price at time of publish: $3,995

What to Look for in a Strapless Wedding Dress

Support

When shopping for a strapless wedding dress, it's all about finding a flattering neckline that that frames your decollétage and fits you perfectly. After all, the last thing you want is for your strapless dress to ride up or slip down while you're walking down the aisle. For brides looking for added support, opt for strapless dresses designed with boned corsets and lace-up backs. For those with smaller chests who don't need a ton of support, strapless gowns with smocked backs or bodices with lightly lined cups are a great choice.

Style

There are many different styles and silhouettes of strapless wedding dresses to choose from. For the romantic bride, you may want to opt for a lace ball gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline. Looking for something simple and modern? Straight across or asymmetrical necklines feel fresh yet timeless. And for the fashion-forward bride, take your pick of gowns with striking architectural silhouettes and daring plunging necklines

FAQ
  • How do I keep a strapless neckline in place?

    When it comes to strapless wedding dresses, it's super important to get them expertly tailored to your body so as to prevent the neckline from slipping down. Wearing the right strapless bra and using double-sided fashion tape can also help to keep a strapless neckline in place.

  • Are strapless wedding dresses supportive enough for larger busts?

    This really depends on what style of wedding dress you choose. Gowns that are designed with extra support in the form of boned bodices and structured cups are best for larger busts.

  • Are strapless wedding dresses flattering for all body types?

    Yes! A strapless wedding dress looks beautiful on all body types and is a great way to showcase your shoulders, back, and arms.

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Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, wedding parties, and more.

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