off the shoulder wedding dress

Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses for Every Bride

When it comes to bridal trends, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are having a moment! We love the versatility of off-the-shoulder necklines because there are many ways to incorporate this trend into your wedding day look. Keep reading for all our techniques to shop for a beautiful off-the-shoulder bridal gown. Let’s get started! 

All About Off-The-Shoulder 

The beauty of off-the-shoulder necklines is that there are so many ways to wear this elegant yet sexy style. From asymmetrical necklines to off-the-shoulder sleeves and delicate straps, there are off-the-shoulder wedding dresses for every bride, from boho to glam. When styling an off-the-shoulder dress, we recommend letting your decolletage shine. A statement earring draws attention to your upper body beautifully. 

Need some tips for choosing the right off-the-shoulder wedding dress for you? Continue reading for the best advice from our True Crew! 

  • Love strapless wedding dresses but want a little more coverage? An off-the-shoulder gown is a great choice! You can opt for a dainty strap for less coverage or a sleeve for more.  
  • For the ideal mix of elegance and sexiness, long sleeve wedding dresses with an off-the-shoulder neckline strike a stunning balance! Fitted lace or puffy tulle sleeves are trending and add a beautiful regal touch to your wedding day look, especially when paired with a ballgown skirt.  
  • Are you worried about not being able to raise the roof with ease? Consider looser off-the-shoulder straps or a style that uses stretch netting or hidden elastic so you can move easily and achieve your desired look. Detachable sleeves are another great option to ensure you’re able to dance the night away. 
  • For brides who want a little more support, try a dress that has a skin tone illusion neckline for the appearance of an off-the-shoulder look.  
  • For a flattering off-the-shoulder look for broad shoulders, opt for a V-shaped or sweetheart neckline, which draws the eye towards the center of the body, giving a narrowing effect. 

Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses 

Now that we’ve covered the basics of off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, it’s time to share some of our True Crew’s favorite off-the-shoulder styles! 

Off-The-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress 

Lace off-the-shoulder straps add an extra touch of sultry style to a red carpet-worthy mermaid wedding dress, and Essense of Australia Style D3639 is proof! This glamorous dress is sparkling with beaded accents throughout.  

The dreamy off-the-shoulder straps gather at the plunging neckline, then wrap around the shoulders and tie in a bow or knot at the back creating a magical whimsical effect. The layers of frothy tulle float effortlessly over the layered flared skirt adorned with hand-placed lace appliqués for an utterly romantic bridal look. 

Off-The-Shoulder Long Sleeve Wedding Dress 

Nothing says romance like an ethereal long sleeve off-the-shoulder gown! Martina Liana Style 1497 combines both for one showstopping dress. The sexy semi-sheer contoured bodice with exposed seaming and a plunging neckline contrast beautifully with the delicate beauty of the voluminous layered skirt.  

The detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves gather at the wrist for a romantic couture allure. In the back, the sheer pleats lead into a row of fabric-covered buttons before meeting the gathered soft A-line skirt. Finally, a high-side slit emanates a luxurious romanticism for the fashion-forward bride.   

Off-The-Shoulder A-Line Wedding Dress 

Clean, classic gowns are in, and Essense of Australia Style D3631 is just that! Treat the aisle like your personal runway in this showstopping wedding dress of matte Mikado. Luxe glamour exudes from the off-the-shoulder detachable shawl to the simple, chic, pleated bodice.  

A detachable bow adds a fashion-forward element, while the voluminous A-line skirt unfolds into a stylish side slit and full train for a striking statement. This wedding gown is also available in plus sizes. 

Off-The-Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dress 

Looking for a wedding dress that is sure to turn heads? Look no further than Martina Liana Style LE1197. This glamorous mermaid gown is straight off the runway and ideal for the fashion-forward bride. The sheer corset bodice is crafted from romantic Chantilly lace and features delicate off-the-shoulder bell sleeves.  

Exclusive custom options like the detachable lace and tulle jacket or satin bow belt make this dress truly one-of-a-kind. The contoured silhouette accentuates your curves before flaring into a sheer gauzy train trimmed in elegant hand-placed lace. Whether you are walking down the aisle or making your grand debut at the wedding reception, this dress is sure to make a statement. 

Best Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress Styles 

Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are a stunning choice for the plus size bride! Paired with a V, sweetheart or plunging neckline, this style draws the eye toward the center of the body for an ultra-flattering look. To emphasize the waist even more, try an A-line or ballgown wedding dress with a corset bodice.  

For brides looking for more support, an illusion neckline or a gown that pairs a spaghetti strap with an additional off-the-shoulder strap will add extra support and comfort for dancing the night away. You can explore even more fabulous options for curvy brides in our Plus Size Guide to finding the Most Flattering Wedding Dresses

An off-the-shoulder gown may be the one for a timeless bridal look, but it is even better when you can have two looks in one! Stella York Style 7447 is the ultimate wedding dress fit for romantic royalty. An elegant soft A-line silhouette and subtle notched scoop neckline add a modern and sophisticated appeal to this dreamy gown.  

This enchanting design features beautifully beaded spaghetti straps with an option for detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves in soft romantic lace. With a blend of floral and leaf motifs, sequined hand-placed lace appliques adorn the semi-sheer bodice and organically blend with the frothy tulle layers of the skirt, creating a graceful and elegant effect down the aisle.  

Ready to start shopping? Find a True Society store closest to you and book an appointment to start searching for the wedding dress of your dreams! Gown availability varies per store. 

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