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 modern hint of va-va-voom to your wedding day look, a slit is a subtle yet striking 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 a slit also provides an incredible opportunity to showcase your killer legs, and of course, the shoes you hand-picked for the day. And if you're like us, we can't deny our love for a statement shoe moment! Plus, 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!

A few of our favorite designers to shop these leg-bearing gowns include Berta, Galia Lahav, and Martina Liana. Sites such as Net-A-Porter, Reformation, and MatchesFashion also provide an array of irresistible options ideal for the big day, beyond—or any other pre-wedding celebrations!

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

Best Sparkle: Berta Caesarea Collection Look 23-13 Dress

Berta Caesarea Collection Look 23-13 Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Berta

Size Range: 36-44 | Material: Shimmer-infused tulle | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

Fashion-forward, iconic, and utterly mesmerizing—we could go on and on! This leg-bearing, shimmer-infused beauty by Berta simply speaks for itself.

For a Garden Wedding: Viktor & Rolf Draped Flower Jacquard Style VRM265 Dress

Viktor & Rolf Draped Flower Jacquard Style VRM265 Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Size Range: Inquire with bridal retailer | Material: Jacquard | Shipping: Dependent on bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

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

Best Satin Dress: Ines Di Santo Anaisa Dress

Ines Di Santo Anaisa Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Size Range: Inquire with bridal retailer | Material: Inquire with bridal retailer | Shipping: Dependent on bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

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

Most Effortless: Reformation Rya Silk Dress

Reformation Rya Silk Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Silk charmeuse | Shipping: Free standard U.S. shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Chic and effortless, this stunner speaks for itself. The gorgeous sheen of this silk charmeuse fabric exudes timeless luxury that is absolutely perfect for the classic bride.

Best Plunging Neckline: Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

Tadashi Shoji Dawson Wedding Gown with Slit

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: 00-26W | Material: Stretch crepe | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

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

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

Galvan Ellipse Cutout Satin-Trimmed Jersey Wedding Gown with Slit

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Size Range: FR34-FR44 | Material: Satin-trimmed jersey | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 28 days of delivery

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

Best Print: Rebecca Schoneveld Evemarie Gown

Rebecca Schoneveld Evemarie Wedding Gown with Slit

Courtesy of Rebecca Schoneveld

Size Range: 00-30 | Material: Embossed taffeta | Shipping: Dependent on bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

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

Most Sleek: Galia Lahav Carmen Dress

Galia Lahav Carmen Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Size Range: 32-46 | Material: Crepe and beaded illusion | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

The Carmen gown's thigh-high slit reveals a sheer embellished skirt. Adding a glamorously sexy twist to an ultra sleek silhouette, this stunner is calling all brides seeking a sexy and minimalist look.

Best Halter: Azazie Ellis Dress

Azazie Ellis Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Azazie

Size Range: WD0-WD30 | Material: Stretch crepe | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase for standard sizes

Release your inner Hollywood starlet with this halter-style fit-and-flare gown. Effortless and glam all rolled into one, this beauty is a no-brainer.

Most Mod/60s Inspired: Self Portrait Pleated Crochet Floral Maxi Dress

Self Portrait Pleated Crochet Floral Maxi Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Self Portrait

Size Range: 0-12 | Material: Crochet lace and poly blend | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within guidelines

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.

For the Modern Bride: Martina Liana Style 1453 Glamorous Strapless Silk Satin Sheath Wedding Dress

Martina Liana Style 1453 Glamorous Strapless Silk Satin Sheath Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Martina Liana

Size Range: 2-28 | Material: Silk satin | Shipping: Dependent on bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

This luxurious silk satin gown effortlessly glides across the body oh-so-perfectly. We're obsessed with the minimal yet intentional details, like the exposed boning, fabric-covered buttons, and irresistible draping, that add a modern touch.

Best Wrap Dress: Reformation Winslow Dress

Reformation Winslow Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Georgette | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

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

Most Romantic: Galia Lahav Luce Dress

Galia Lahav Luce Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Size Range: 34-48 | Material: Tulle, lace, and 3D floral embellishment | Shipping: Inquire with bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

You'll appear to float down the aisle in this ultra dreamy Galia Lahav gown. Featuring intricate lace and 3D floral embellishment cascading throughout soft tulle, this piece is nothing short of pure romance.

Best Statement Sleeve: Karen Willis Holmes Taryn Camille Gown

Karen Willis Holmes Taryn Camille Wedding Gown with Slit

Courtesy of Karen Willis Holmes

Size Range: 0-14 | Material: Mikado | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of delivery

A classic full skirt, ultra fitted bodice, and eye-catching statement sleeve make up the Taryn Camille gown. Creating the ideal juxtaposition between timeless and edgy, this stunning number is calling the names of all chic brides.

For the Glam Bride: Christian Siriano The Alexa Gown

Christian Siriano The Alexa Wedding Gown with Slit

Courtesy of Christian Siriano 

Size Range: 2-28 | Material: Satin | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 10 days of delivery

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

Best Party Dress: Retrofête Violet Asymmetric Lace-Up Sequined Stretch Tulle Gown

Retrofête Violet Asymmetric Lace-Up Sequined Stretch Tulle Wedding Gown with Slit

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Stretchy white sequined tulle | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 28 days of delivery

Shimmer the night away in this glimmering little number. Stretchy white sequined tulle effortlessly hugs the body for a seamless and sexy fit.

Most Ethereal: Martina Liana Style 1497 Luxe Strapless A-Line Wedding Dress

Martina Liana Style 1497 Luxe Strapless A-Line Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Martina Liana

Size Range: 2-28 | Material: Tulle and organza | Shipping: Dependent on bridal retailer | Return policy: Inquire with bridal retailer

This is the epitome of an ethereal bridal dream. You're bound to turn heads in this layered organza gown featuring a modern corset bodice, thigh-high slit, and detachable sleeves.

Best Architectural Details: Maison Signore Aida Dress

Maison Signore Aida Wedding Dress with Slit

Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal

Size Range: 38-58 | Material: Mikado | Shipping: Inquire with Kleinfeld Bridal | Return policy: Inquire with Kleinfeld Bridal

This is what we like to call striking simplicity at its finest. The Aida gown's voluminous mikado skirt and architectural neckline is sure to be remembered.

What to Look for in a Wedding Dress with a Slit

Whether you're choosing a gown with a slit for better mobility, to have an iconic shoe moment, or to make a subtly sexy statement, we're here to give you the inside scoop of what to know before saying "yes" to your leg-bearing wedding dress! Most importantly, ask your bridal consultant specific questions about the slit while trying on the sample. Keep in mind that if the sample dress is too big or small, it may influence the look of the slit or where it falls on your leg. Similarly, you may want to consider adding snap closures to the slit opening for a more conservative look during your ceremony. It not only adds a sense of modesty if this is an aspect you prioritize, but it also adds versatility to your bridal look throughout the big day. Now, for our favorite part—the shoes. We're all about a bold shoe moment, so don't hold back! Whether it be bows, rhinestones, or a lace-up detail, let your personality and bridal style shine through.

FAQ
  • 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. There are certainly plenty of options without slits, too.

  • Can you close a wedding dress with slit?

    Yes! It is definitely possible with some but not with all gowns. If you would like to do so, be sure to consult with a seamstress or alterations specialist first.

  • Can you add a slit to a wedding dress?

    Sometimes! This depends on the fabric, construction, and the seam placement of the gown. It may also be possible as a customization with the designer. Before purchasing the dress, inquire with your bridal consultant or designer to see if it is possible.

Why Trust Us / About the Author

Contributing writer Belle Bakst is a professional freelance writer with expertise in fashion. Previously serving positions in the fashion departments of Real Simple and Harper's Bazaar, her work has appeared on sites such as StyleCaster, Real Simple, and Harper's Bazaar in addition to her work with Brides.

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