As we all know, navigating the world of wedding dresses can feel completely overwhelming. Between price points, silhouettes, embellishments, styles, lengths, and fabrics (the list goes on!), saying yes to a single dress can feel close to impossible. However, even with all the endless dress options out there, we're here to say that your bridal fashion journey doesn't have to be filled with moments of doubt and confusion. How? To start, our first tip is to hone in on your favorite wedding dress style. And if you know you love a good spaghetti strap top, start there then slowly sift through the other design details.
What Is a Spaghetti Strap?
A spaghetti strap is a thin shoulder strap used to support your garment and keep it in place. The delicate strap is originally named after a single piece of spaghetti-shaped pasta.
The beauty of a spaghetti strap wedding dress is that it's versatile and works with a wide variety of silhouettes. Regardless of its minimalist look, it works just as well with a beachy mini as it does with a full-blown ballgown.
Ahead, we've rounded up the best spaghetti strap wedding dresses in every price point, dress code, length, and fabric.
For the Vintage Bride: Galvan Ellipse Cutout Satin-Trimmed Jersey Gown
This smooth jersey gown channels old Hollywood vibes with a modern twist. With a silhouette that resembles a 1950s slip, featuring cutouts along the empire waist bound by long satin ties, this dress is equal parts modern-day glam and vintage charm.
For the Minimalist Bride: Galvan Punta Crepe Gown
Minimalist doesn't mean plain. This slim silhouette looks clean and simple at first glance but boasts a bevy of luxe design details throughout. From the V-shaped waist to the geometric panels and bust detailing, this spaghetti-strap gown is a subtle stunner.
For a Beach Wedding: Jacquemus Open-back Cutout Linen Gown
It's not often you come across a linen wedding dress that feels formal. The breathable, lightweight fabric, coupled with the slinky strap detail, feels beach-ready, without feeling the least bit too casual. Pair it with tousled waves, dainty gold jewelry, and sandy toes.
For the Flashy Bride: Galvan Mykonos Sequined Metallic Tulle Midi Dress
You'll be the only thing shining brighter than the flash of your photographer's camera on your wedding day—why not slip into a sparkly number that helps you catch the light? This figure-skimming slip-style dress, suspended from delicate spaghetti straps, is cut from tulle and drenched with light-catching sequins to rival your wedding-day glow.
Best Backless Style: Katie May Banbina Gown
This crepe gown defies gravity with a super-low back suspended from a pair of delicate spaghetti straps. Pair it with an updo to really show off your best assets.
Best Strap Detail: LoveShackFancy Celestia Silk Gown
Spaghetti straps are made to be thin and delicate, but that doesn't mean they can't also be a major focal point. These floral-adorned straps boast just enough design detail to rival its floor-length skirt—in a dress that also features a full sweep, V-shaped neckline, and fitted custom-crocheted floral lace bodice.
For the Boho Bride: LoveShackFancy Shoshana Dress
This romantic gown was made for bare feet and flowers in your hair. From the grosgrain ribbon shoulder ties to the U-shaped hem, and everything in between, this dress is your ticket to bohemian rhapsody.
For Summer Weddings: Cara Cara Nathali Dress
Whether you're having a destination wedding or country ceremony, summer nuptials come with their own set of challenges—one being the heat. Rather than sweat through layers of tulle, opt for a breathable eyelet fabric with buttons running down the front. This tiered maxi will keep you cool and works in most summer settings, from rustic to coastal.
Best Bow Detail: Carolina Herrera Exclusive Bow-Detailed Silk Faille Mini Dress
Bring the drama with this oversized bow detail placed front and center of this A-line mini dress. You can dress up this sculptural style with statement earrings and stilettos, or dress down this high hemline with flat sandals. Either way, this look is sure to make a statement.
Most Unique: Christopher Esber Crochet-Detailed Jacquard Maxi Cocoon Dress
This gorgeous gown features a custom hand-crocheted bodice that's truly unique. With a variation of knits, thread weights, and a U-shaped waistline, this top is rivaled only by a voluminous cocoon maxi skirt. Pair it with a strappy heel to mimic the detail in the bodice.
For a Garden Wedding: Zimmermann Postcard Floral-Appliqued Linen-Silk Midi Dress
The only thing sweeter than this silhouette featuring a square neck, fitted bodice, gathered full skirt, and midi length is the colorful clusters of floral appliques blooming throughout. Pair it with gold accessories and birds chirping in the distance.
Most Modest: Galvan Valencia Off-the-Shoulder Silk-Satin Dress
While this dress is still a spaghetti-strap style, it also features a cold shoulder sleeve for a bit more coverage. Paired with a higher-cut neckline and longer hemline, this little number shows off just the right amount of skin if you usually like to keep things modest.
For a Courthouse Wedding: Reformation Ronan Dress
There's something about a courthouse wedding that feels so classic. This timeless silhouette is just what you need for photos that stand the test of time, but details like delicate straps and a pleated neckline make it feel modern.
Best Ball Gown: Pronovias Cinderella Dress with Spaghetti Straps in Embroidered Tulle
While some full-skirted ball gowns can look and feel heavy, this one constructed with lightweight lace feels airy and ethereal. Tiered lace and a corset bodice add to the princess feel.
Best Mini: Charo Ruiz Joya Dress
For the bride who prefers to show off her stems, a mini dress is undoubtedly the way to go. The lace detailing throughout makes it feel more special than your every-day short, white dress, but a cute tiered veil steps up the bridal factor in a snap.
Best Pant Option: DB Studio Sequin Spaghetti Strap Blouson Jumpsuit
Who says a bride can't wear pants on her big day? Perfect for a modern bride, this hand-beaded jumpsuit will make your legs look a mile long, while the delicate spaghetti straps show off just the right amount of skin up top.
Best All-Over Lace: Galina Low Back Soft Lace Wedding Dress
We can't think of a more wedding-appropriate fabric than lace. This form-fitting eyelash lace sheath dress swoops low at the back and boasts a gorgeous sweeping train that trails weightlessly behind.
Best Slip Dress: Christian Siriano Lace High Slit Slip Gown
Regardless of the wedding style and dress code, a simple slip dress always fits the bill. This sophisticated lace maxi hits all the right places and flatters every body type.
Best Under $100: Lulus Dear Forever White Lace Cold-Shoulder Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress
Who said looking like a million bucks should cost you a fortune? This under-$100 option will save you a ton of cash but won't skimp an ounce of style. This puff-sleeve maxi with a lace-adorned sweetheart bodice looks expensive as it does stylish.
For the Playful Bride: BHLDN Watters Serafina Gown
Dainty floral details made from shimmery sequins, a fluffy tulle skirt, and a corset bodice will make you feel like you stepped out of your very own fairy tale.
For a Formal Wedding: Martina Liana LuxeStyle Sleek Fit-and-Flare Beaded Wedding Gown With Overskirt
Formal weddings are all about the “wow” factor and this gown certainly boasts the right amount to make jaws drop. Embellished with beaded artisan laces, pearls, and hand-beaded motifs, this style is just what your guests would expect to see coming down the aisle.
Most Versatile: BHLDN Catherine Deane Frida Dress
It’s a shame most wedding dresses are worn just once. If you’re looking for a piece that can be shown off for years to come, consider this textured lace midi dress.
For the Classic Bride: Reformation Venetia Dress
Perfect for the classic beauty, this simple silk slip dress—with a ruffled hemline and gathering at the bust—feels sweet and timeless. Pair it with a pearl necklace and soft waves to complete your bridal look.
For a Destination Wedding: Anthropologie Ruffled Crochet Midi Dress
This lightweight dress with a woven texture is perfect for destination weddings. It pairs like a dream with beach sunsets and easily packs into your carry-on. Pair it with a soft updo and local flowers.
For an Elopement: BHLDN Hayley Paige Harvey Sequin Jumpsuit
If you’re sneaking away to a secret ceremony, this sequin pantsuit is understated enough for an intimate setting and will look modern in photos for years to come. It also has a Bianca Jagger vibe we just can’t get enough of.
Best Feathered Detail: Elliatt Harley Dress
Being on a budget is no reason to settle on an underwhelming wedding dress. The feathery neckline on this sheath midi dress boasts a glamorous feel, despite its super affordable price tag. It also screams rehearsal dinner vibes.
Best Slit: Monique Lhuillier Ruched Satin Column Gown
If you're looking to show off those stems with a side slit, this satin silhouette, with a hip-high opening, is just what you need to give your legs the spotlight.
Best Party Dress: Bronx And Banco Mademoiselle Bridal Mini Dress
There isn’t a single element of this dress that doesn’t feel party-ready. From the ostrich feather trim to the sequin fabric, and above-the-knee hemline, this cocktail mini is the perfect reception pick.
For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Narces Hedeby Dress
This is the epitome of a fashion-girl wedding dress. The silhouette is modern, yet the bodice and the strap detail are fresh and cool.
Can I wear a spaghetti strap wedding dress to a winter wedding?
What should I wear under a strapless wedding dress?
There are plenty of strapless bras and undergarments that are suitable for spaghetti strap styles. If you're also worried about clasps showing in backless styles, you can opt for a supportive breast tape.
What kind of jewelry should I wear with a spaghetti strap dress?
The best part of a spaghetti strap top is that it leaves your décolletage exposed—offering many opportunities for accessorizing. Depending on the style you go with, you may opt for statement-making necklaces or dainty minimal earrings.