55 Trendy Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses With Classic Style

From minimal sheaths to beautiful ball gowns, find your perfect style here

Updated 03/09/18
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Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are no longer new to the bridal world, but it was just a couple of seasons ago that the look truly made its mark and took off, illuminating collections from Lela Rose to Sachin & Babi. Proving to be more than a seasonal trend, designers are running rampant with the concept, creating breathtaking off-the-shoulder wedding dresses one after the next. More than pretty to look at, the shape is incredibly flattering on every body shape—it does wonders for the shoulders, arms, and neck, highlighting your upper body in a way that is elegant, but a bit sexy, too.

Some brides-to-be may find the strapless silhouette too trendy, but this is hardly the case. Traditional gowns appear tasteful with delicate off-shoulder straps made of silk chiffon, tulle, or lace, reminiscent of 18th century necklines either squared or rounded. So you see, the look is more traditional than you think. The best part is that off-the-shoulder silhouettes work in tandem with every single gown shape from mermaid to column-style to ball gowns and in a range of fabrics from whispy tulle to intricate lace to crêpe de chine.

You can choose from teensy straps to voluminous styles to long-sleeve versions, the latter appealing to the more conventional shopper. A long blouson sleeve á la the Renaissance is the epitome of romance whether you go for a sheer, embroidered, or silk jacquard version. Sachin & Babi, Alon Livne, and Yolan Cris have each crafted fairytale versions.

Diminutive straps are lovely on a simpler gown. Savannah Miller offers a minimal silk column dress with sheer off-shoulder straps that hang gracefully on the arms. Alexandra Grecco has created a similarly pared-back gown with a fuller skirt and slender bow-tie straps.

A mid-length off-shoulder sleeve or bell-shape sleeve is beautiful and a stealth way to conceal your upper arms if you’re not wanting to bare the area. Caroline Herrera, Grace Loves Lace, and Daughters of Simone deliver on exquisite lace styles while Monique Lhuillier and Rime Arodaky deliver on minimal versions.

For a whimsical look, consider fantastical details like embroidered floral or metallic appliqué, voluminous tiers and ruffles, or puff sleeves. Oscar de la Renta, Georges Hobeika, Kaviar Gauche, and Galia Lahav are masters in this arena.

You can even go for a kicky high-low version from Hayley Paige. Injected with hot pink, this style suits the daringly romantic bride.

Whether traditional lace, elegant appliqué, or a modern silhouette is your speed, feast your eyes on 55 of the dreamiest off-the-shoulder dresses ahead, available at every price point.

Courtesy of BHLDN

"Blake," ivory crepe gown, $900, Theia available at BHLDN

"Faye," All over sequin dress, Adrianna Papell available at BHLDN

Courtesy of Allison Webb

Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress, price upon request, Allison Webb

Courtesy of Sachin & Babi

Off-The-Shoulder Dress, price upon request, Sachin & Babi

Courtesy of Dany Mizrachi

Off-The-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Dany Mizrachi

Courtesy of Ivy & Aster

Sunrise Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Gown, $2,950, Ivy & Aster

Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress, price upon request, Hayley Paige

Courtesy of Ashi Studio

Couture Off-The -Shoulder Dress, price upon request, Ashi Studio

Courtesy of Lazaro

Off the Shoulder Sparkle Ballgown, $4,389, Lazaro available at Nordstrom

Courtesy of Georges Hobeika Bridal

Off The Shoulder Embroidered Gown, $8,680, Georges Hobeika Bridal available at Moda Operandi

Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Gramercy Off-The-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Inses Di Santo

©Dan Lecca

Gabrielle Off-the-Shoulder Corded Lace Gown, $5,400, Anna Maier Couture available at Nordstrom

Courtesy of Theia

Sasha Off the Shoulder Lace Gown, $1,695, Theia available at Shopbop

Courtesy of Lincarlo

Style 7801 “Romero Vines” Embroidery on Silk Gazar Off-The-Shoulder Peplum Ball Gown, price upin request, Liancarlo

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

Style: F100-Camellia Off-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Allure Bridals

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Bridal 2018 Look 24 Linden, price upon request, Oscar de la Renta

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

Emily Gown, price upon request, Sareh Nouri

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Felicity Bridal Gown, price upon request, Carolina Herrera

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Bridal Gown, price upon request, Elie Saab

©Greg Kessler/KesslerStudio

Winston Bridal Gown, price upon request, Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Alon Livné

Rita Gown, price upon request, Alon Livné

Courtesy of Lela Rose

The Isle, price upon request, Lela Rose

Courtesy of Watters

Augustus Gown, $2,495 - $3,244, Watters

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

Cassandra Dress with Veil, price upon request, Zuhair Murad

Courtesy of Johanna Ortiz

Te Amare Dress, $8,500, Johanna Ortiz available exclusively at Moda Operandi

Courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

Florence Ivory, $900, Grace Loves Lace

Courtesy of Pronovias

Dracma Wedding Dress, price upon request, Pronovias

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

Athena Gown, $828, Tadashi Shoji

Courtesy of Yolan Cris

Posets Wedding Dress, price upon request, Yolan Cris

Madden Wedding Dress, price upon request, Rime Arodaky

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Megan Gown, price upon request, Maggie Sottero

Courtesy of Sabrina Dahan

Liliane Gown, price upon request, Sabrina Dahan

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Raven Gown, price upon request, Anne Barge

© DAN AND CORINA LECCA

Kristabelle Gwon, price upon request, Morilee

Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

Harmonie Gown, price upon request, Mira Zwillinger

©Dan Lecca

Gabrielle Off-the-Shoulder Corded Lace Gown, $5,400, Anna Maier Couture available at Nordstrom

Courtesy of Whistles

Rose Wedding Dress, $1,199, Whistles

Courtesy of Kaviar Gauche

Daisy Bustier Dress, price upon request, Kaviar Gauche

Courtesy of Nouvelle Amsale

Nara Gown, $2,498, Nouvelle Amsale

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Cecily Dress, price upon request, Savannah Miller

Suzanne Harward

Eden Gown, $5,204.76, Suzanne Harward

Courtesy of Daughters of Simone

Joplin Gown, $1,500, Daughters of Simone available at BHLDN

Courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

Sasa Gown, price upon request, Isabelle Armstrong

Courtesy of Houghton

Barbara Gown, $1,937, Houghton

Courtesy of Truly Zac Posen

Lace V-Back Wedding Dress, $499, Truly Zac Posen available at David's Bridal

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

Etienne Gown, price upon request, Alexandra Grecco

Courtesy of Berta

Style 18-126 Wedding Dress, price upon request, Berta

Courtesy of Odylyne The Ceremony

The Monrose Gown, price upon request, Odylyne The Ceremony

Thomas Concordia

Casablanca Lily Gown from the Florence By Night Collection, price upon request, Galia Lahav

Courtesy of Inbal Dror

Style BR-18-28-C Wedding Gown, price upon request, Inbal Dror

Courtesy of Lihi Hod

Stella Gown, price upon request, Lihi Hod

Courtesy of Heartloom

Tyler Gown, $898, Heartloom

Savannah Removable Illusion Halter Lace Trim Silk Shantung Gown, $2,805, Olia Zavozina available at Nordstrom

Courtesy of One Day

Hamilton Gown, $4,995, One Day

Courtesy of Paolo Sebastian

Off-The-Shoulder Gown, price upon request, Paolo Sebastian

Courtesy of Donatelle Godart

Promenade Dress, price upon request, Donatelle Godart

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