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Wedding dress shopping ranks as one of the most anticipated parts of the wedding planning process. It’s exciting to finally try on all the dress styles from the internet or in the pages of magazines. Considering dresses come in all shapes, silhouettes and fabrics there are a lot of choices out there but one style that always looks glamorous is an off-the-shoulder dress.
Perhaps after weeks of bridal bootcamp, your shoulders are finally ready to be seen when walking down the aisle. An off-the-shoulder design is an elegant way to show off your upper body while still providing coverage and not showing too much skin. Even if you aren’t as comfortable with a strapless gown, exposing just your shoulders is a great hybrid choice.
Off-the-shoulder dresses are available in a myriad of bridal styles. You’ll find this style on ballgowns, trumpet gowns, short gowns, sheaths and so much more. Even if you don’t truly know your wedding dress style yet this silhouette will be available in multiple styles and we’ve selected a few of our favorites for you to consider.
Off-the-Shoulder Dresses For Every Bride
Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown
David’s Bridal • $699
A classic ballgown silhouette gets a modern, romantic revival in this spectacular unembellished satin wedding dress. An off the shoulder neckline and crisp seams down the bodice create a figure-flattering taper at the waist, which transforms with slight pleats into a dramatic ball gown skirt that floats with every step down the aisle.
Floral Puff Jumpsuit
David’s Bridal • $199.99
You’ll be in full bloom on your special day in this ethereal puff-sleeve jumpsuit. The 3D floral-appliqued sleeves add both texture and intrigue to this charming garment, ready to be paired with a delicate veil for the chicest wedding look.
Plunging Lace Wedding Dress
David’s Bridal • $699.99
A beautiful look for the bold bride, this chic lace wedding dress features a deep-plunge, off-the-shoulder bodice and a trumpet skirt. Subtle details like eyelash-lace trim, covered buttons, and carefully strewn crystals add sophisticated finishing touches.
Vow’d • $400
You’ll love this dress because it has just the right amount of sparkle. The ballgown has a fitted bodice with a full and fluffy skirt with layers of frothy tulle and beautiful embroidery.
Vow’d • $300
This dress is all that and a bag of chips. This gown features a fitted bodice with a softly flared skirt. The skirt is layered with draped netting and there is detailed pleating on the bodice with lace on the back.
Vow’d • $750
You’ll look like you walk among the stars. This gorgeous mermaid gown is fitted through the hips with a dramatic flare at the knees. The gown is covered with floral corded lace with a subtle nude underlayer and and it kicks out under the hips.
BHLDN • $1,298
Bring dramatic flair to your wedding day in this corseted, off-the-shoulder gown. Stretch mesh construction offers layers of airy comfort while exaggerated puff sleeves and a subtle train echo vintage bohemian designs
Wtoo by Watters Ryder Gown
BHLDN • $1,278
Made from airy stretch mesh for effortless movement, this ethereal gown features a shirred bodice with delicate lace inserts at the neckline and back. The romantically draped off-the-shoulder sleeves can be tucked in or removed for a strapless look.
Wtoo by Watters Miles Gown
BHLDN • $1,278
Stretch mesh construction makes this airily layered, off-the-shoulder gown surprisingly effortless to wear, with shirred sleeves and a full skirt for romantic movement. A peek of eyelash lace adds elegant detail to the bodice.
Azazie • $419
Griselda is a sweet ball gown with a pop over top and off the shoulder sleeves. The pop over accentuates the waist and creates a slimming look. The tulle overlay is decorated with beaded lace appliques, giving the skirt a dreamy look.
Azazie • $559
Stun the crowd as you walk down the aisle in Rosalia, this modern crepe back satin bridal gown. She features a strapless sweetheart neckline and off-shoulder sleeves adorned with lace applique. The bodice and skirt are pleated for a fitted mermaid silhouette paired with a leg slit. The look is complete with a cathedral train embellished with hand placed lace applique.
Azazie • $409
Stevie is a lovely off the shoulder gown with a whimsical tulle skirt and flared sleeves. This style features unique embroidery on the bust and sleeves, giving this dress an aquatic vibe. This dress has a side slit and a lace up back which brings a fun element to the style.
Kennedy Blue • $599.99
This dress, with its lace top and wide tulle skirt, will make any bride feel like a Goddess! The straps are also entirely convertible, so you can choose your favorite style or change it up throughout the ceremony! There are six different ways you can style the straps.
White Lace Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress
LuLus • $82
Gorgeous floral lace (atop a light nude liner) shapes this magnificent dress that has an off-the-shoulder neckline, with no-slip strips and a hidden V-bar, and short eyelash lace sleeves. The fitted bodice tops a full midi skirt with tiers of contrasting lace.
Mermaid Maxi Dress
LuLus • $119
Intricate lace overlay, atop a light nude lining, forms an off-the-shoulder neckline (with hidden no-slip strips), a flouncy princess-seamed bodice, and short sleeves with elastic at the shoulders. A high, fitted waist continues down a mermaid silhouette that ends at a flaring hem with a long, romantic lace train.
Heartfelt Vows Maxi
LuLus • $75
This gorgeous bridal gown features sleek woven fabric that shapes an off-the-shoulder neckline (with hidden no-slip strips) that tops a contrasting, sheer lace bodice with supportive boning throughout. A high fitted waist top an A-line silhouette ends at a maxi length hem with a back godet panel and a romantic train.
Paul Jones • $32.99
The 1950s vintage swing dress flows beautifully and the detail of the scalloped neckline and shoulders makes it feminine and elegant. The fabric is magnificent, durable, soft and comfortable.
2021 • $34
You’ll be amazed at how soft and comfortable this gown will be not to mention the price! The sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder flowing long sleeves gives this gown an ethereal feel. You’ll float down the aisle.
Cold Shoulder Dress
Ever-Pretty • $54.99
Don’t give them the cold shoulder! This v-neck neckline is unique and flattering. You’ll show just a peak of skin in a classy and modest way with a flowy a-line skirt.
Crepe Fit and Flare Gown
Wonna Bridal • $722.50
Gorgeous off-the-shoulder trumpet wedding dress in off-white. Features a heart-shaped neckline, long sleeves from tulle, open back, flaring skirt with a high front slit and a short train.
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