12 Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Bold Bride

These sexy wedding dresses are sure to make your groom do a double take

Updated 06/08/17

Alyssa Greenberg

If you’re a bold bride looking for sexy wedding dresses, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous styles boasting plunging necklines and backlines, snug silhouettes, sheer fabric, and unexpected cutout bodices. These styles focus on flattering the shape of the bride's body to truly enhance her wedding day style — whether through nude lining and a special blending of fabrics or hidden corsets and customization.

This risqué aesthetic is ideal for the bride who wants to be hugged in all the right places and flaunt her figure. And while some dresses are a little more "scandalous," than others, there are options aplenty for brides who want to look appropriate while having a hint of sexiness. See for yourself — here are twelve of our favorite sexy wedding dresses that will make your groom do a double take and cause your grandma to blush!

12 Sexy Wedding Dresses

1. Bare and Bold in Alon Livné

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This sparkling Alon Livné dress couldn't be more glamorous. A see-through bodice with a plunging sweetheart neckline and spaghetti straps lend just the right amount of sexiness.

2. Sheer and Sweet in Mira Zwillinger

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Delicate floral embellishments adorn an illusionary fabric in Mira Zwillinger's beautifully revealing wedding dress, complete with a deep V neckline.

3. Angelic and Alluring in Inbal Dror

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A baring V-neckline and fitted bodice make way for cascading ruffles that lend an ethereal and whimsical touch to this Inbal Dror gown.

4. Fitted and Flawless in Galia Lahav

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A grand trumpet skirt further accents an otherwise form-fitting silhouette donned with beading and appliqué off-the-shoulder long sleeves in this sleek Galia Lahav design.

5. Fearless in Zuhair Murad

Baroque-inspired embroidery and crystals make Zuhair Murad's Lucinda gown a work of art, with a fitted nude-lined bodice and see through skirt.

6. Sexily Silhouetted in Elie Saab

Body-hugging lace in this Elie Saab number is perfect for the bride looking to merge sexy and traditional in her wedding day style.

7. Sleeveless and Bold in Berta

This dazzling number by Berta is rich in texture, with a streamlined silhouette, transparent and flowy skirt, and romantic embellishments brought together from top to bottom.

8. Deeply Stunning in Dennis Basso

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This gorgeous hand-beaded gown from Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld boasts a plunging v-neckline that still feels entirely ladylike. While the neckline does drop quite low, the narrower slit means you'll stay perfectly covered-up. Plunging V-neck gown with hand-beaded netting over silk organza with tulle A-line skirt, price available upon request, Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld.

9. Timeless in Angel Sanchez

For a look that feels a little more modest, consider an illusion V-neckline. This option from Angel Sanchez appears daring but keeps you covered thanks to the sheer bodice and straps. Crepe sheath with tulle bodice and embroidered lace appliqués, $5,500, Angel Sanchez.

10. Glamorous in Ines Di Santo

Another sexy style? This Chantilly lace sheath from Ines Di Santo delivers both a daring and sweet vibe. Illusion sleeves give the impression of a cap sleeve gown in a look that's fit for winter or fall brides, too. And with a lower neckline and sheer bodice details, you'll capture this revealing trend while still being totally covered up. Chantilly-lace sheath with cameo-pink underlay, illusion sleeves, and lace cuffs, $7,040, Ines Di Santo.

11. Feathered and Free in Jim Hjelm

To try the trend in a totally different way, consider sexy illusion cutouts at the waist. This Jim Hjelm gown proves that showing a little midriff doesn't have to be a bad thing. We love how this silk crepe gown looks with low cutouts just above a shimmering sash. Silk-crepe illusion dress with side cutouts and crystal-and-feather belt (sold separately), $2,409, Jim Hjelm.

12. Heavenly in Hayley Paige

One last way we love showing a little skin? An open back, like on this studded option from Hayley Paige, keeps your look totally modest where it matters most and flashes serious style from behind. Net halter gown with illusion neckline, lace appliqués, and studded trim, $3,090, Hayley Paige.

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