Every woman has a unique style that makes her feel as stunning as she looks on her big day. For some, the glamorous, showstopping style of a sexy wedding dress is exactly what the bride ordered!
We LOVE all the sexy wedding dresses we found for this post, but alas, we only had room for a handful. It was hard to narrow down the list, but here are our picks for some of the sexiest wedding dresses you’ll find strutting down the runway *ahem* we mean the aisle.
Rocking A Sexy Dress And Finding Your Wedding Dress Style
Trust Your Judgment and Choose a Dress That Will Make You Feel Gorgeous.
I kinda went on a sort of diatribe in our post on bridal lingerie about societal expectations of beauty often sabotage our self-esteem, and I stand by those opinions wholeheartedly. The same concepts apply to choosing a sexy wedding gown.
Looking gorgeous all begins with feeling gorgeous, and no one should dictate to you how that should go. Pick a dress that makes you feel fantastic, especially when you strike a pose in front of the mirror. If your ego is sufficiently boosted, you’ve found your dress.
Once you’ve found it, don’t doubt yourself! Too many brides talk themselves out of a knockout dress because they nitpick little details that can be changed or have more to do with how they look when they try it on. (That’s why you should be sure that your hair and makeup are on fleek when trying on dresses.)
Choose a Design That Flatters Your Shape. (Duh.)
“Not. Helpful,” you may say. “What is my shape, and what bridal gowns flatter it?” You may ask. Here are some super quick pointers:
In a nutshell, hourglass shapes look amazing in a mermaid silhouette that hugs those hips and cinches that waist. Working with a pear shape? A-Line or X-line gowns in flowy fabrics highlight all your best assets. (Especially if you short wedding dress to show a little leg.) Busty ladies look fantastic in plunging off-the-shoulder gowns or a ball gown wedding dress, while less “endowed” beauties can rock a corseted or a backless style with a draped neckline and spaghetti straps.
We think visual examples of body types and the dresses that flatter them are much more helpful, so check out this video from Wedding Fashion Expert Nayri of Lovella Bridal Salon in Los Angeles for the full rundown of dressing for sexy success.
Shop according to structure, too. For instance, if you’re a curvy girl, a corset wedding dress may push up your bust and narrow the waist, but it may also highlight any extras you’ve got around the bra line and armpits. A slip dress that clings to your shape without being too restrictive may be just the thing for you instead.
No matter what structure you pick, a sexy silhouette gives your audience just a peek at your best spots, so set yourself up to avoid an unintended peepshow. Don’t forget the boob tape and shapewear to keep everything in place. That way, you can dance the night away without worrying that you’ll slip out of the dress. (Not on purpose.)
A sexy wedding dress is also the perfect way to show off that gorgeous new-bride glow you’ll have on your wedding day! While white is traditional, shades like champagne and rose gold are a sexy option for brides with paler skin.
Sexy Wedding Dresses For Every Body
1. Elise Satin Dress
by Galia Lahav
Slip dresses are the perfect marriage of sexy and romantic. With its draped neckline, a-symmetrical strap, and front slit skirt, this one’s perfect for the bride with a little less up top, a smaller waist, and hips that turn heads! Features a silk lining and a built-in corset. Available in pale gold or white,
2. Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown
Having a chic metropolitan wedding? We think this is the perfect gown! The plunging neckline, split skirt, and structured shoulders cut a dramatic, timeless silhouette for any sophisticated bride! This is one of those any-size-wedding-dresses too, complimenting a range of shapes and sizes. Available in ivory.
3. Willowby by Watters Whitney Gown
Flouncy, lacy, and romantic, we love how this sexy lace wedding dress is sweet with a touch of sultry. The plunging neckline, delicate straps, and backless features would perfectly accent an athletic figure’s toned arms and graceful back. Available in ivory.
by Jenny Yoo
This dress would look right at home, whether you’re headed down the aisle or the red carpet! Silk jacquard and an asymmetrical train hint at wedding gown, but the low-cut neckline and backless design take it to another level. Comes in ivory.
This gorgeous little number is just made for those with an hourglass figure! (Although, we happen to think every body type could rock it if it makes them feel as sexy as it looks!) The stretch mikado fabric guarantees it’ll hug every curve, and the deep v-line neck and backless design show off your flawless skin. The detachable bow and chapel-length train are perfect for any style of wedding. Available in ivory.
6. Lilou Satin Dress
by Galia Lahav
We love this gown’s slinky spaghetti straps and diagonal details along the waist and hipline! And the way that train pools just so- it’s totally worthy of the sexiest silver-screen siren. It features a silk lining and comes in ivory.
7. Aphrodite White Lace Gown
If your idea of sexy is a bit more reserved, this dress is an excellent option. A little risqué with the plunging neckline yet still innocent with sheer white lace sleeves. Perfect for a sunny outdoor brunch wedding or an afternoon wedding by the sea.
8. Love Everlasting White Floral Lace Mermaid Maxi Dress
We picture this dress in a boho garden wedding, complete with a floral arch and champagne fountain! Its mermaid cut is an excellent complement to the sheer floral lace bodice, sweetheart neckline, and flowing train. The curve-hugging mermaid silhouette is sexy, but the leg-baring front slit and backless design add extra va-voom! Available in white.
The view of the altar has never been hotter! The sheer, backless design bordered with delicate lace accents and pearl buttons will get compliments from your guests for weeks to come. The illusion lace sides show just a bit more skin, and the A-Line design hugs the hips perfectly. Comes in white or ivory.
by Jenny Yoo
That neckline! It’s the definition of dramatic, and the chic, geometric cutout backless design is thoroughly modern. We love this long-sleeved dress for an evening wedding in a glittering venue. Comes in white.
11. Michael Lo Sordo Kora Gown
This sexy gown is the perfect fit for a sunset beach or destination wedding! The sensual satin fabric and dramatic front slit make it the perfect sweet and slinky combo. Not to mention the delicate crystal straps that accent the backless design! Love. It. Available in white.
12. Watters Gemini Gown
The lowest backless gown on our list, the brand new hubs will have a tough time keeping his hands to himself until the party’s over! At least the slender string winding through the halter neckline ties at the back- making it easy to slip out of when you’re alone at last. The cutaway sides provide the perfect place to show a little more skin. Comes in ivory.
Proud of your girls? Well, show them off! The deep square-cut neckline on this dress provides cleavage for DAYS. The chapel-length train, sparkly sequined appliques, and ball-gown design give hints of a traditional wedding gown, but the sheer scoop lace back and plunging neckline shake things up. Comes in ivory.
by Galia Lahav
Nothing frilly about this stunning gown- just sleek, sophisticated design complete with a plunging neckline and leg-baring slit that turns heads. Want to give it an even more couture vibe? Pair it with the bold lariat choker! (Don’t see it right away? Keep scrolling and prepare to say, “Ooohhhh. sparkly!”) Available in white.
We love the sheer illusion sleeves and combination neckline on this dress! The train and sparkling applique accents are so sweet, but the dramatic open-back design keeps it grown up. If you’re on the more traditional side but still want to show a touch of skin, this dress has all your bases covered. But not too covered. Comes in white.
The sophisticated neckline and keyhole-inspired back make this dress so original. We love the sheer bodice with lace accents, too. If your body type is long and lean, this dress will complement your gorgeous shape perfectly. Comes in ivory/nude.
17. Vesta Satin Wrap Gown
The high front slit, skinny barely-there shoulder straps, and draping neckline featured on this dress are so sensual. We think it would be absolutely stunning for an outdoor summertime wedding. For those who long to channel their inner Marilyn, this little silk number has all the right details. All you’ll need are the satin gloves and signature red lips. Comes in ivory.
by Jenny Yoo
We think this is another one of those dresses practically made for a beach wedding! The pretty, flirty neckline flows beautifully into the geometric open back. Sexy as is, but how those buttons draw attention to your curvy derriere is the icing on the wedding cake! Available in white.
19. Aisle White Satin Cowl Neck Maxi Dress
Another plunging open-back dress adorned with strategically placed buttons- but we think the draping cowl neckline adds an extra layer of glamour! You’ll be sooo touchable in this satin dress; we predict your first dance won’t end when the music is over. Comes in white.
20. Tadashi Shoji Maven Gown
We fell in love immediately with the clean, minimalist structure of this gown! Sleek from shoulders to train, it’s fitted snugly at the waist to show off your curves but drapes over the hips enough to give you movement for dancing all night. The plunging v-line open back is just stunning. Available in ivory.
A gown fit for a princess- but with grown-up touches. Sweet lace accents give way to sheer cutaway sides that perfectly show off an hourglass figure, and the sheer, backless design will turn heads all night. Comes in ivory.
22. Tonal Floral Jacquard Gown
The plunging v neckline and angular cutouts at the waist give this dress a thoroughly modern vibe. The floral jacquard design and glittering crystal beaded bodice make it stunning all on its own; no elaborate jewelry or accessories required. Available in white.
by Jenny Yoo
Rarely does a woman feel as beautiful as she does on her wedding day! We happen to think that a sexy wedding dress is just the thing to amp up that attitude and show off what your mama gave you. It’ll also give your new spouse something to daydream about well after the wedding’s over.
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Laura resides in the fantastic city of Nashville, TN with her very, very patient husband, three well above average boys, a dog the size of a dinosaur, and a fleet of cats. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing for fun. When she’s not doing that she enjoys reading, fine dining, copious amounts of wine, and philosophical conversations with her children. And some adults on occasion.