18 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses With Slits for Every Budget

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Finding a wedding dress is no simple feat, and that is especially true when searching for a gown that strikes a chord between a traditional bridal look and adding just a touch of sexy. If you’re looking to add a hint of va-va-voom to your wedding day look a slit is a subtle way to do so and still have the best of both worlds. 

Besides changing into an entirely different dress to give you a sultrier look, a dress with slits also provides an incredible opportunity to showcase your killer legs, and of course the shoes you hand-picked for the day. Many wedding dress options have the ability to show as much or as little leg as you would like, meaning there’s no need to worry about too much thigh at the ceremony!

Ahead, our 18 favorite wedding dresses with slits for every style and budget.

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For a Garden Wedding: Viktor & Rolf Draped Flower Jacquard Gown

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Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Between the strapless neckline, bow detailing, and slit, this floral jacquard look is nothing of perfection. This gown would look beautiful at a garden wedding, no doubt!

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Best for a Beach Wedding: Galvan Ellipse Cutout Satin-Trimmed Jersey Gown

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Be the ultimate beach bride in this Galvan number. And in our opinion, this gown would look even better barefoot in the sand!

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Best Mod/60s Inspired: Self Portrait Pleated Crochet Maxi

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Courtesy of Self Portrait

Looking for a vintage mod feel? This pleated maxi skirt with crochet detailing offers just a peek of leg with a hint of a slit.

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Best One Shoulder: Pronovias Titan Mermaid Dress

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Courtesy of Pronovias

Baring one shoulder with lace detailing and dotted lace, this gown will surely turn heads.

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Best Satin Dress: Ines Di Santo Anaisa Dress

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Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

For a sultry gown that oozes style, choose Ines Di Santo's Anaisa dress. Bonus: You can add a detachable cape, too.

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Best Wrap Dress: Reformation Winslow Wrap Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

For a dress that oozes effortless, this wrap dress offers a change of pace. With this style, you can make the slit as open as you prefer.

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Most Affordable: Lulus Lace Sleeveless Maxi

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Courtesy of Lulus

This sweetheart neckline dress features thick set straps and a slit with peek-a-boo lace detailing that is sure to make everyone do a double-take when you walk down the aisle. Did we mention it is budget-friendly, too!?

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Best Strapless Ballgown: David’s Bridal Strapless Satin Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

This satin A-line gown doesn’t skimp on glamour all while showing off a side slit. It is also available in eight different colors from ivory and white to champagne and dusty blue!

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Best Mini: Jenny Yoo Irina Asymmetrical Dress

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Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Keep it short and sweet in this simple asymmetrical dress with a peek-a-boo slit. Perfect for the rehearsal dinner or after-party!

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Best Subtle Print: Rebecca Schoneveld Evemarie Gown

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Courtesy of Rebecca Schoneveld

Not ready to compromise your bridal moment for a sultry slit and a print? We’ve got you covered with this strapless dream.

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Best Plunging Neckline: Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

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Courtesy of BHLDN

This gorgeous ivory stretch crepe dress features a plunging neckline for the daring bride. It also boasts a twist detail that follows a crisp slit.

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Best Statement Sleeve: Karen Willis Holmes Taryn Camille Gown

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Courtesy of Karen Willis Holmes

You’ll be breadmaking in this balloon sleeve gown that features an effortless slit. You can even add a modesty panel for additional coverage.

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Most Fashion Forward: Khaite Shawna Ruched Satin Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

For the bride that loves staying on-trend, this ruched gown offers ruching at every angle. Just right for 2021!

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Most Sparkle: Retrofete Camille Dress

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Courtesy of Retrofete

You’ll make quite the statement in this sequined plunging neckline and sparkle inside and out.

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Best Separates: DB Studio Stretch Lace Wedding Separates Skirt With Slit

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

For the bride who loves separates and slits, look no further. And the best part about this lace top and skirt combination? You will surely be able to wear it again (and again!).

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For the Bold Bride: Christian Siriano Satin Draped Gown

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Christian Siriano 

For a gown that feels straight off the red carpet, wow all your guests with this ruched gown that dares to bare. 

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Best Jumpsuit: Jaus Tara Jumpsuit


Courtesy of Jaus

Switch things up with a jumpsuit with split leg detailing for the ultimate outfit to hit the dancefloor in.

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Best Halter: Azazie Ellis Dress

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Courtesy of Azazie

Release your inner Hollywood starlet with this halter-style mermaid gown.

  • Do wedding dresses need to have slits?

    Not at all! Typically, brides who want a more modern, sexier look will choose a gown with a slit but the choice is entirely up to you.

  • Can you close a wedding dress with slit?

    Yes! If you would like to do so, be sure to consult with a tailor to ensure it is possible.

  • Can you add a slit to a wedding dress?

    This depends on the gown's style and the designer. Before purchasing the gown, ask the sales associate or designer if it is possible.

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