Our Favorite Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

On the quest for the ideal wedding gown, brides-to-be often seek a dress that effortlessly blends romance, sophistication and a touch of allure. Enter the enchanting world of off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, where timeless elegance meets contemporary style.  

With their gracefully exposed shoulders and neckline, these captivating gowns have become an increasingly popular choice. Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are favored by modern brides seeking an unforgettable look for their special day. Continue reading to learn more about this popular wedding dress neckline and to find your dream off-the-shoulder wedding dress! 

What Is an Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress? 

An off-the-shoulder wedding dress is characterized by its alluring silhouette, which delicately showcases the bride’s décolletage and shoulders. It offers a feminine and subtly sensual appeal that is ultra-flattering on a variety of body types. This style of dress beautifully frames the upper body, accentuating the natural curves while allowing the bride’s radiance to take center stage. 

Whether adorned with intricate lace or ethereal tulle, an off-the-shoulder design adds an element of softness and romance that is simply unmatched. Off-the-shoulder bridal gowns allow you to have a mixture of a strapless look while still having straps or sleeves for added detail. 

The versatility of off-the-shoulder wedding dresses is yet another reason why they have captured the hearts of brides worldwide. From bohemian weddings set against natural landscapes to grand ballroom affairs, these dresses effortlessly adapt to various wedding themes and venues. They can be paired with a myriad of necklines, sleeves and skirt styles, allowing brides to customize their look and embrace their personality.  

Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder Long Sleeve Wedding Dress 

Plus-Size Off-the-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves - 7573+ by Stella York
Plus-Size Off-the-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves - 7573+ by Stella York

Stella York Style 7573+ 

Long sleeve off-the-shoulder wedding dresses work with various bridal styles, from elegant and regal to whimsical and boho. Stella York Style 7573 is a whimsical plus size boho wedding dress that defines romantic bridal style for the free-spirited bride.  

This gown’s corset-style boning and allover lace bodice bring an Old-World charm. The sexy straight-across plunging neckline adds an element of modern elegance, highlighting the large organic floral lace. Sheer detachable off-the-shoulder long tulle sleeves add to the sweeping romantic charm of this gorgeous gown and provide two looks in one. To finish the look, an ethereal tulle A-line skirt dances with every movement.

Off-The-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress 

Off-the-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress - D3247 by Essense of Australia
Off-the-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress - D3247 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3247 

Nothing is more romantic and bridal than an off-the-shoulder wedding dress in lace! A flawless mix of gorgeous romance and bold statements, Essense of Australia Style D3247 is a beauty to behold! A beautiful balance of lace, tulle and soft crepe fabrics contrast and blend harmoniously throughout this artful silhouette, starting with the sheer lace off-the-shoulder bodice and plunging sweetheart neckline.  

The lace elements shower over the waistline and cascade onto the solid skirt, creating dimension and the ideal segue into the wide flair of the sheer train overlay. The extravagant train moment, with its organic trim and delicate floral laces, creates an all-out masterpiece. The fabric-covered buttons add a touch of classic beauty.  

Off-The-Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dress 

Off-the-Shoulder Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress - D3371 by Essense of Australia
Off-the-Shoulder Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress - D3371 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3371 

An off-the-shoulder wedding gown in a mermaid silhouette is a favorite among brides who want a red-carpet look for their walk down the aisle, and Essense of Australia Style D3371 brings the bridal glam! This wedding dress has a little bit of everything–from stunning sparkle to head-turning volume. The mermaid silhouette hugs the body’s natural curves, with a show-stopping skirt flaring below the waist for sophisticated drama.  

The bodice is beautifully textured; layers of encrusted beading, shimmering sequins and embroidered floral laces combine to create stunning, sparkling dimension. The sweetheart neckline with a timeless defined bustline provides a sexy allure with support for all-day comfort. For added versatility, this gown includes optional off-the-shoulder sleeves for an ultra-romantic finish. 

Off-The-Shoulder A-Line Wedding Dress 

Off-the-Shoulder Lace A-Line Wedding Dress - LE1231 by Martina Liana Luxe
lace ballgown wedding dress with sweetheart neckline - LE1231 by Martina Liana Luxe

Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1231 

Another popular silhouette when it comes to off-the-shoulder wedding dresses is the A-line! This combination provides a romantic and regal look. Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1231 is a vision of high-fashion bridal style with its lace textures and modern design elements. The softly draped off-the-shoulder straps meet a classic sweetheart neckline and sheer corset boning of the bodice for a romantic look.  

From the waist, a frothy A-line sheer lace skirt is trimmed in floral details that give it a natural and organic hem. For a modern design surprise, a high-side slit splits the cascading skirt to reveal a fabulously flirtatious detail fit for the fashion-forward bride. 

Off-The-Shoulder Satin Wedding Dress 

Off-the-Shoulder Satin Wedding Dress - D1453+ by Martina Liana
Off-the-Shoulder Satin Wedding Dress - D1453+ by Martina Liana

Martina Liana Style 1453+ 

For the minimalist bride, an off-the-shoulder wedding dress in satin may be the one! Old Hollywood glamour meets flawless couture craftsmanship in Martina Liana Style 1453.  

The structured strapless bodice creates an effortless elegance with its soft satin pleats. The detachable off-the-shoulder straps elongate a subtle sweetheart neckline and add an additional touch of demure sophistication.  

In luxurious Sandwash Silk Satin and lined with a soft satin lining, this gown glides across the body’s natural curves. Its column sheath silhouette drapes into a sweeping train while feeling like pure opulence across every inch of the skin. 

How Do I Style an Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress? 

When it comes to styling and accessorizing your off-the-shoulder wedding dress, it’s important to remember the overall vision you are trying to achieve. You should consider the silhouette, fabric, color and details of your wedding dress, as well.  

Overall, because off-the-shoulder necklines highlight the upper body, you can wear drop earrings with most dress styles. Brides could also wear a statement necklace if they choose a simple wedding dress—but be mindful to choose one of those bridal accessories, not both.  

When it comes to veils and headpieces, work off the details present in your gown. For example, silver beading can be beautifully complemented by a crystal headpiece, while dimensional flowers on your dress can be incorporated into your accessories with a floral veil.  

When it comes to bridal fashion, trends may come and go, but the allure of off-the-shoulder wedding dresses remains constant. They effortlessly embody a sense of timeless romance, offering a captivating blend of elegance and femininity. Whether you dream of a classic, vintage-inspired gown or a modern design with a touch of bohemian flair, an off-the-shoulder wedding dress is sure to make you feel like the most radiant and enchanting bride on your special day. 

Are you ready to find the off-the-shoulder wedding dress of your dreams? You can explore more gorgeous gowns, then find a True Society location near you and book an appointment. Our True Crew can’t wait to assist you in finding your ideal wedding dress! Availability varies per store. 

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