21 Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Bold Bride

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So much of selecting your wedding gown is about how it will make you feel on your wedding day. Perhaps you’ve figured out your bridal style, but are still looking to imbue your big day with a certain element of your personality: sexiness.

Whether you’re seeking simply a hint of sexy or borderline risque, there are several unique designs and even full collections dedicated to emphasizing the steamy side of any bride. From teasing to tantalizing, we compiled a variety of options that have you covered whether you’re seeking playful and flirty or fearless and daring. These selections aim to make a bold bride feel all the more confident across the spectrum of barely-there to sheer illusion and beyond, delivering sexiness through a variety of silhouettes, necklines, fabrics and cuts.

Ahead, 21 sexy wedding dresses that are sure to turn heads.

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Reem Acra Intuition Wedding Dress

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To us, this Reem Acra look has everything a bride could ask for in a sexy wedding dress. Between the strapless neckline, corset bodice, figure-hugging silhouette, and all-over lace, it's both romantic and sultry and made for a flawless walk down the aisle.

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Galia Lahav One-Sleeve Wedding Dress

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This column gown takes cut-outs to a new level. Featuring an asymmetrical neckline, the left side of the dress not only sports a single long sleeve, but a series of bows that serve to affix the bodice of dress together—reveal plenty of skin before meeting a thigh-high slit.

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Mira Zwillinger Molly Wedding Dress

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Mira Zwillinger's "Molly" dress leaves little to the imagination. Yet, besides being quite revealing, the look also has an ethereal, mysterious quality thanks to the A-line skirt.

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Galia Lahav A-Line Wedding Dress

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So sheer it’s barely there, this Galia Lahav gown still epitomizes class. This dress works for the romantic bride that’s also looking to serve sexiness in her wedding look. With tasteful appliqués and a full, billowing skirt it retains a certain sensual dreaminess.

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Lillian West Sabrina Neck Gown

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This inviting Lillian West gown is built on illusion, especially with its sheer boat neck giving way to a more covered sweetheart neckline. Cut-out panels on both sides of the bodice emphasize both the shape and silhouette of the torso, plus a low cut back to show serious, actual skin.

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Estelle Gown

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Sometimes simpler means sexier and Jenny by Jenny Yoo's Estelle gown proves just that. Throw on this V-neck sheath for a look that's effortless and carefree.

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Rasario Strapless Chantilly Lace Midi Dress

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We can't decide what we love more about this gown—the strapless lace bodice or wrapped skirt. Either way, it is the perfect look for fashion-forward brides hoping to flaunt a little sex appeal on their wedding weekends.

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Berta Wedding Dress

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While this Berta gown hugs your whole figure, it adds extra attention to your backside. With a low-cut back, mermaid skirt and sheer details, this dress dials up the sexiness in the most sophisticated way.

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Galia Lahav Beaded Ball Gown

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This Galia Lahav number is all about the silhouette. Sure it’s ballgown style, but its sheer fabric makes it appear as though it’s barely there and instead all about the silhouette of the legs that glide underneath. 

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Ines Di Santo Love-Struck Wedding Dress

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Strapless neckline, slitted skirt, detachable train, this gown has it all. We do, however, love how the delicate lace off-the-shoulder straps give off a hint of romance—the perfect addition to an otherwise daring dress!

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Rasario Asymmetric Crepe and Lace Midi Dress

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What do you get when you pair a one-shoulder sleeve with asymmetrical lace panels and a midi hemline? A sexy wedding dress, of course! We especially Rasario's crepe and lace gown for a sultry second look or even a bold rehearsal dinner number!

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Liz Martinez Cecilia Wedding Dress

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Both sultry and whimsical, the "Cecilia" dress by Liz Martines features billowing, off-the-shoulder bishop sleeves, and strategically placed floral appliqués. If you’re looking to create a barely-there fairytale effect, this sheer white gown sets the standard.

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Naeem Khan Melissani Wedding Dress

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Designer Naeem Khan combined regal and daring with this "Melissani" wedding dress. The sexiness comes out in the deep V-neckline while the stitched A-line skirt add to the statement.

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Inbal Dror Mini Dress

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What is sexier than a mini? Here, a high hemline is paired with a plunging neckline and all-over illusion material. The perfect reception or after-party look!

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Pronovias Criss Wedding Dress

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This look by Pronovias is all about contrast. The mermaid silhouette hugs the body while its deep V-neckline comes drops low to show off maximum skin.

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Monique Lhuillier Draped Satin Mini Dress

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Another simple option, Monique Lhuillier's draped satin mini dress works at a variety of venues—whether you're bringing the sexy to your at-home "I dos" or flaunting your legs on the reception dance floor. Either way, this is a gown to consider for the big day.

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Mira Zwillinger Jess Wedding Dress

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Mira Zwillinger's "Jess" gown is less overt and more of a softened sexy owed in part to its delicate lacework. Sequins and stitching entwine together across its mermaid silhouette to give an air of sweet and playful.

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Wtoo by Watters Summer Gown

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Attention, boho brides! You can also channel sexy on your wedding day. Just look at this number from Wtoo by Watters. Figure-hugging and plunging—all with a little sparkle.

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Galina Low Back Soft Lace Wedding Dress

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While this can work for a variety of bridal styles, we can't stop picturing this number at a beach wedding. Barefoot and carefree, that's another definition of sexy to us!

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Isabelle Armstrong Amalfi Wedding Dress

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With a form-fitting bodice and a neckline that travels to just above the waist, this Isabelle Amstrong dress is ideal for a bride looking to play up their bust. But, it is not without gorgeous details like all-over beaded embroidery.

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Reem Acra

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This strapless gown from Reem Acra steps into its full sexiness when viewed from the side. It features sheer paneling from the neckline to the bottom hem of its floor-length skirt. Not only that, but the gauzy material giving to the illusion is also emblazoned with delicate, sparkling bejeweling that serves to draw the eye to that section even more.

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