15 Jaw-Dropping Ruffled Wedding Dresses

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Frilly, playful, and romantic, there is something so quintessentially bridal about a ruffled wedding dress. Whether you’re drawn to gowns with layers of cascading tulle or you’re looking for something more subtle like midi dresses with flouncy hems, ruffles add texture and dimension to any wedding dress silhouette

When it comes to shopping for ruffled wedding dresses, it’s all about selecting a gown that has the right amount of drama for you. Brides with bold tastes will love the look of statement-making ball gowns featuring tiers of voluminous and frothy ruffles, while brides with a more minimalist aesthetic should look for simple silhouettes with subtle frill accents. And for the modern bride? Go for sleek silhouettes with clean and architectural ruffles for a look that feels fresh and fashion-forward. 

From gowns that exude drama to dresses adorned with delicate frills, read on for the best ruffled dresses for every style.

For the Fashion-Forward Bride

Brock Collection x Over the Moon Quarrie Tiered Gown with Bows

Brock Collection x Over the Moon Quarrie Tiered Gown with Bows

Over the Moon

Over The Moon x Brock Collection's Quarrie gown was created to fulfill every bridal fashion dream. Between the square neckline, sweeping train, and perfectly white Chantilly lace, this romantic and modern look will be sure to turn heads as you walk down the aisle.

Price at time of publish: $8,750

For the Modern Bride

Rosie Assoulin Whoopsy Daisy Asymmetric Ruffled Silk-Charmeuse Gown

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Designed with the modern bride in mind, this architectural yet playful dress features voluminous ruffles and an asymmetric ankle-grazing hem. Wear yours with clean and simple accessories to round out your look.

Price at time of publish: $4,995

Most Ethereal

The Vampire's Wife Long-Sleeved Ruffled Silk-Organza Gown

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Diaphonous and dreamy, this gently ruffled gown is crafted from lighter-than-air silk organza. We love it for the romantic bride who has an eye for fashion-forward designs.

Price at time of publish: $3,640

For a Black-Tie Wedding

Dolce & Gabbana Ruffle Gown

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Make a grand entrance in this jaw-dropping style designed with layers of frothy tulle trimmed with feathers. A dramatic look like this was born to be worn to a black-tie wedding.

Price at time of publish: $17,000

For the City Bride

Markarian White Tiered Ruffle Long Sleeve Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Markarian

Effortlessly elegant and endlessly chic, this frilly Markarian gown is a city bride's dream. Team with embellished mules and delicate personal jewelry for a beautifully polished look.

Most Feminine

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020 Bridal Collection Look 5

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020 Bridal Collection Look 5

Oscar de la Renta

Supremely romantic, this Oscar de la Renta gown features tiers of spiraling ruffles that were designed to catch the light and to move with your every step.

Best Colorful Gown

Marchesa Notte Greer Gown

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For the bride who's looking to forgo bridal white in favor of a playful, pastel hue, this pretty pink dress from Marchesa Notte is the perfect option. The dimensional ruffles swirl across the gown giving the silhouette movement and added whimsy.

Most Romantic

Monique Lhuillier Ruffle Dress

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Channel your inner queen with Monique Lhuillier's 'Daydream' gown. We can't help but picture this undeniably regal gown at a black-tie wedding set against the backdrop of a grand castle.

Best Mermaid

David's Bridal Organza Mermaid Wedding Dress with Ruffled Skirt

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Fun and flattering, this mermaid silhouette was designed to hug and accentuate your curves. Our favorite detail? This flouncy, ruffled skirt is perfect for twirling around on the dance floor.

Price at time of publish: $799

Best Champagne Gown

Needle & Thread Ruffle Gown

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You'll practically float down the aisle in this exceedingly exquisite gown by Needle & Thread. Its ruffly neckline has an almost Victorian-era feel to it, making it the perfect option for the bride who covets all things vintage.

Price at time of publish: $749

Best Budget

Lulus Extravagance White Ruffled Organza Mermaid Maxi Dress

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You don't have to break the bank to land your dream ruffled wedding dress. This gorgeous gown from Lulus comes in under $300 and looks just as luxe as other pricier brands.

Price at time of publish: $229

For the After-Party

Lovers and Friends Ruffle Gown

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No wedding wardrobe is complete without a party-ready dress! Slip into this flirty number for the after-party and style your look with sparkly earrings and metallic shoes.

Price at time of publish: $288

Most Effortless

Lulus White Satin Ruffled Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress

Lulus White Satin Ruffled Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress


Show off your legs in this sultry and silky dress. The high-low hemline is not only elongating but it offers up the perfect chance to showcase a pair of stylish bridal heels.

Price at time of publish: $89

For a Spring Wedding

Giambattista Valli Ruffled Polka-Dot Gown

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We can't name a more perfect duo than ruffles and polka dots. This Giambattista Valli dress is as sweet as ever for a spring or summer wedding, and pairs especially well with brightly colored accessories.

Most Non-Traditional

Yolan Cris Ruffle Dress

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Looking for something completely non-traditional? This Yolan Cris wedding gown feels anything but expected, and belongs to the fearless bride with fashion-forward tastes.

  • Are there different types of ruffles?

    Yes, there are many different types of ruffles. Some of the most common types of ruffles are single and double edge ruffles, waterfall ruffles, circular ruffles, and cascading ruffles.

  • Are all ruffled wedding dresses voluminous and dramatic?

    Ruffled wedding dresses run the gamut from voluminous and dramatic to understated and delicate. While some brides may prefer statement-making ruffled gowns, others may prefer pared-back silhouettes with subtle ruffle detailing.

  • Are ruffled wedding dresses heavy?

    Since ruffles add extra fabric to a silhouette, a ruffled wedding gown can sometimes be heavy. However, the weight of a ruffled gown will largely depend on how many ruffles are on the gown and what type of fabric was used to create both the gown and the ruffles. Gowns designed in heavyweight fabrics with allover ruffles tend to be heavier than simple silhouettes adorned with ruffles made from lightweight and wispy tulle.

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