22 Wedding Dresses With Bows

From dramatic to understated.

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When it comes to wedding dresses these days, most gowns fall into two categories: minimalist, and maximalist. And when it comes to wedding dresses with bows, most designers are betting on maximalism as the winner!

The last few years have seen no shortage of wedding dresses with bows hit the runway—it's a trend we see on repeat on the runways season after season. First they came in the form of delicate waist or back adornments, then adding a sweet shoulder detail. Now, designers are betting on full-on larger-than-life bows to create a show-stopping bridal moment.

Seen at Ines Di Santo, Naeem Khan, Elie Saab, Anne Barge, and others, wedding dresses with bows are quickly becoming a sort of classic in the bridal fashion space. But designers are always taking things up a notch and making a classic statement worthy.

With plenty of options when it comes to a wedding dress with bows, every style is represented—from sweet and dainty, to sultry, and completely over-the-top. Whether it be adorning a halter-neckline jumpsuit or adding major life to a '90s-inspired square neck gown, these wedding dresses with bows are nothing short of completely romantic.

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Naeem Khan Sanibel Dress

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 Courtesy of Naeem Khan 

"Sanibel" A-line silhouette in structured satin with bow detailing at waist and sleeves.

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Naeem Khan Como Jumpsuit

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Courtesy of Naeem Khan 

"Como" jumpsuit with overskirt, a halter neckline with a high neck, and oversized bow detail

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Kaviar Gauche 90s Top and Cloudy Skirt

90s top and cloudy skirt

 Anna Daki 

"90s Top and Cloudy Skirt," square neck strappy top with overskirt with bow detail and high slit

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Anne Barge Bisous Dress

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Chrisean Rose

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Ines di Santo Heart Dress

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"Heart," scoop neck column gown with dramatic bow at lower back

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Elie Saab

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 Courtesy of Elie Saab 

Strapless ballgown in tailored taffeta with long train, detachable maxi bow on back, and detachable pleated bolero

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Kaviar Gauche Bowie

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Courtesy of Kaviar Gauche

"Bowie," Silk short romper with overskirt and off-the-shoulder bow neckline

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Kaviar Gauche Bowoverall

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  Anna Daki

"Bowoverall," structured overall with off-the-shoulder bow

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Lela Rose The Stratford

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Courtesy of Lela Rose

"The Stratford" crepe one-shoulder column gown with bow detail.

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Elie Saab

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 Courtesy of Elie Saab

Ethereal ballgown with oversized bow shoulder detail in dotted lace and sequins

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Elie Saab

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  Courtesy of Elie Saab

Asymmetrical one-shouldered mini dress with overskirt and bow detailing in taffeta

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Vera Wang Helen Dress

Model in plunging mermaid gown with draped tulle sleeves with a black architectural bow detail and "love" embroidered on the back waist

Photo by Inez + Vinoodh 

"Helen" crepe plunging mermaid gown with draped French tulle sleeves, a black back strap and architectural bow, and black "Love" embroidery.

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Anne Barge Glory

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 Chrisean Rose

"Glory," Soft sweetheart strapless A-line gown of silk satin organza with buttons to hem with an oversized asymmetric bow of re-embroidered Baroque lace 

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Viktor & Rolf Mariage

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Dramatic gown in eco-friendly taffeta with an off-the-shoulder neckline adorned with enlarged bow detailing and short bell sleeves.

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Steven Birnbaum Chantal Dress

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Courtesy of Steven Birnbaum

"Chantal" drop-waist wedding dress with bow detail at shoulder.

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Halfpenny Arial Detachable Bow

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Courtesy of Halfpenny London

"Ariel" detachable bow.

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Gracy Accad Penelope Dress

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"Penelope" mini dress with strapless bodice and structured skirt with silk-lined panels and feminine bows.

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Ines di Santo Couer Midi Dress

Ines Couer bow back

Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

"Couer," cut out midi column dress with a halter neckline and back bow detail

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Ines di Santo Cherish Dress

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"Cherish," open back a-line dress with illusion cap sleeves and bow detail

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Justin Alexander Gramercy Dress

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"Gramercy" one-shoulder wedding dress with slit.

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Courtesy of Marchesa

Fit-and-flare wedding dress with scoop neckline and back bow detail.

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Rime Arodaky Lennon Dress

rime arodaky Lennon

Greg Finck

"Lennon," White sequin mini dress with poet sleeves, frilled cuffs and open back with removable bow train.

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