Not every bride wants a classic wedding gown. There are many brides who want their wedding dress to be cutting edge and prefer to show off their sensual and rebellious side.
Enter sexy wedding dresses! Perfect for women who believe the ideal wedding attire should reflect their bold taste. In recent years, brides have started embracing glamorous wedding dress styles. This explains the trend of sheer wedding dresses, plunging necklines and bare backs on the runway. This slideshow on the Bridal Guide will give you more details on what these dresses look like.
Lucky for you, whether you want to take it to the extreme with sexy wedding dresses or show of your sensual style with subtlety, there are plenty of ready-made options to choose from. We will look at some of the dresses from our collections at Best for Bride that fit this idea. But before that, here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a sexy wedding dress.
A bouquet that matches your wedding dress would make a beautiful match, just like you and your partner!
The bridal bouquet is one of the most important accessories for your wedding day. Finding the right bouquet that compliments your wedding dress will help you nail your wedding day look. Just like wedding dresses, you have a stunning variety of bouquet choices, and this is the easy thing. Wedding flowers come in all sizes, shapes, colors and price ranges. So, it isn’t difficult to fashion the perfect bouquet for your budget, taste and wedding theme. The not-so-good news is that there are so many ways in which you can do this, that it can sometimes leave you confused.
Fortunately, we are here to help you with some tips that will help you match your wedding bouquet choice to that of your wedding dress.
Over the years, we have seen several trends come and go. While we are sincerely glad that some of them have left the scene, we think there are others that should transcend the realm of trends and deserve to become classics!
Fantastic back details on wedding dresses are one such trend, that we would really be sorry to see disappear. Ever since the illusion style entered the wedding scene, there’s been no stopping it. Dresses with illusion necklines are simply stunning, but ones with illusion backs are even more enchanting. An illusion back gives a dress an unusually attractive appeal, and favors the bride as that one detail that guests won’t miss when she stands with her back to them during the ceremony. Then, there are also tastefully cut-out wedding dress backs and those with exquisite details decorating it. These dresses are masterpieces not only from the front, but also from the back.
Fortunately, many brides are still smitten by this beautiful and interesting detail to wedding dresses, and designers spend effort and energy in coming up with these beautiful elements.
This Mori Lee 2789 from the Fall 2015 collection is a splendid example of a dress with intricate back details. Contrast beading along the center of the sheer back and neck craft a statement look, while the fabric is almost transparent against the skin. The design at the back provides additional support to the bust area, and this makes it comfortable to wear throughout the day. In the front is a similar illusion effect, with the scoop neckline fashioned into an almost necklace-like design with elaborate beading that gently spans the entire neckline length. This dress will save the bride from searching for a necklace, as the design will itself cover this requirement. The sleeveless look and sweetheart bodice make it a stunning beauty, while the fit and flare silhouette is elongating and allows a bride to show off her hourglass figure to the fullest.
Another stunning beauty from the Mori Lee Fall collection, this dress is different in that it possesses a beautiful keyhole design that is fashioned out of delicate and dainty lace details. Nobody would ever imagine that the beautiful and modest V-neckline in the front would hold this stunning composition at the back. Notice how it draws attention to your slender and well-toned back! Some dresses are like that, it is the additional mystery of the unexpected that makes it extraordinary. Alencon lace forms the border of the keyhole back here, and the details are both intricate and feminine. The keyhole design is prominent, yet modest due to the addition of the buttoned detail at the neckline. So, for the rebel bride in you, who has to cover up her shoulders for a traditional wedding, this wedding dress may be the outlet for your bold streak. Once again in a fit and flare silhouette, this dazzling beauty features pearl and crystal beading along the V-neckline in the front. These sparkling elements contrast beautifully with the white fabric beneath it, making it a glamorous gown. It also features a scalloped hemline.
A destination wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style because of the difficulty of transporting your wedding dress. This Mori Lee 6805 belongs to the Voyage collection—dresses perfect for a wedding abroad. The fabric is light and airy, and easy to carry, and the details are just right to make it a comfortable wedding dress. This dress features a modest-cut V-neckline in the front, but the beautifully cut V at the back is the main factor that attracts us to the gown. The V is fashioned out of ruchings all the way from the sleeveless neckline to the waist, where there is a splendid waistband that enhances the slim waistline. A few fabric covered buttons are all it takes to add a classic touch to this elegant gown. In the front, the beautiful V-neckline is formed of a ruched criss-cross pattern that crosses at the center. We can imagine how beautiful a demure bride would look in this feminine wedding gown, whether she gets married on the beach or at in indoor venue.
Our next pick is this couture gown from the Jasmine Spring 2015 collection. This gown fits the saying that appearances can be deceptive. From the front, it is an interesting halter neckline style gown with illusion style details spreading over the sweetheart bodice. Turn around, and Voila! Here is something we least expected to see. A sexy back is revealed, with beautiful French leavers sparkling all the way down from the high neck band to the waistline where the fabric levels out at the back. With an A-line skirt that is a universally flattering fit for brides of any body type, this is a dress that will be suitable for almost any bride, and will be one that captures the hearts of everyone. It is in fact, what you should look at, when you want a dress with a unique style statement. So, what do you say? Would you love to try this dress on?
Now, what if you have worked very hard to tone your figure to look perfect, and want to showcase your back; even highlight it a little? This Jasmine T172013 couture gown is the perfect choice to get this right. With a barely there illusion back detail wrapping around the edges of your back, it is a dress that immediately draws attention. Along the sheer length of fabric are tiny embedded rhinestones adding extra texture, and enhancing the beauty of your back. As this sheer layer drapes around the rest of your dress fabric, it stands out creating a stunning silhouette. Combine it with a classic hairstyle like in the picture, so there is nothing to interfere with the view of your back, and you have a dress that is sure to enrapture everyone. The pretty lace motifs that span the length of the skirt and the tastefully decorated scalloped hemline are all added details that make this dress a gown par excellence!
Here is a wedding gown from the Alfred Angelo 2015 bridal collection, that is as beautiful from the back, as it is from the front. The sheer yoke on the back is a flourish of intricate details with beads and crystals. The embellishments wind along the central string of fabric buttons, and also continue along the neckline towards the front of the dress. The result is a stunning design that stands out like no other. So, if your guests think that the embellished cap sleeves and gently curved V-neckline in the front are exquisite, just wait till they see the back details. We are sure you’ll see quite a few jaws dropping. Make sure you choose a beautiful hair up do, so you can show off the back details very well.
Satin dresses are usually famous for the stylish design they feature in the front. Here is a dress that continues to stun with an even more attractive back. The high bateau neckline in the front leads into an unexpected plunging deep V at the back with a matching drape and superb bow detail. The fabric covered buttons that continue all the way to the derriere only enhance the charm further. This is like a dress that never ceases to surprise. We are immensely impressed, and are sure that your wedding guests will also be, as they gaze at you from the back during your wedding ceremony and reception.
Here is a wedding dress that makes quite a statement when viewed from the back. A slithering fabric button train weaves its way down the neckline towards the derriere and culminates in a fantastic layered skirt that softly flows to floor length. We love the way the bodice continues into the sheer yoke with a border of beautiful floral motifs that encircle an almost transparent keyhole. With the sheer fabric across the keyhole barely visible, it is almost as if the floral lace appliques cling to the natural skin of the bride. It is a work of art, no doubt about it!
From the gorgeous Sophia Tolli Fall 2015 collection, here we bring you a majestic taffeta trumpet dress with a stunning back design. Hand beaded lace appliques with delightful floral details, surround the lovely keyhole cut-out in the back. The way the lace appliques thin into a strand that extends into the beautiful chapel train is simply splendid. From the front, the dress is just as interesting, with similar lace appliques wrapping around the bodice and the sleeves, and featuring a barely-there sheer neckline. The combination of lace over the draped silky satin makes this dress a pure stunner. The asymmetrical one-sided draping also creates a slimmer silhouette and it is stylish and elegant from every angle.
Another dazzling beauty from the Sophia Tolli Fall collection, the Brandyn is a dress that looks as beautiful as the winter scene itself. The sheer back bodice is strewn with sparkling snowflake-like crystal details and although it has an open back, there is a classic and timeless elegance to it. The front features an illusion bateau neckline with cap sleeves wrapping around a sweetheart bodice. Just as we can see in the back, the elaborate vintage-inspired embroidery details extend up to the waistline. From here, delicate white Aurora chiffon cascades down to full-length, pooling into a chapel length train that is foamy and airy. The richly pleated skirt has a pristine and perfect beauty, and it is a stunning example of a gown perfect for a winter wedding.
This dress from the Sophia Tolli Fall 2015 collection packs an impact from every angle, with it’s simple but tasteful design. A perfect choice for a modest look, but one that is still memorable because of how beautifully it is done, this wedding gown has a semi-sheer back that is richly decorated with specks of snowy flakes that blast all over the bodice in the back. There is a slender fabric button train that ends in a basque waistline at the back, and there is a small band of scintillating elements adding extra dimension. Equally mesmerizing from the front, the dress features semi-sheer cap sleeves with rich embellishments framing a sweetheart bodice. At the waist is a delicate but dainty brooch that emphasizes the slender natural waist of the bride. Layers of snowy white tulle gently flow towards the ground, making this dress a wonderful choice for any wedding day.
We hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these dresses, just as much as we did compiling this collection for you. Don’t you now agree that looking great from every angle is possible, and even necessary on your wedding day? The dresses here allow you to be the bride who is pretty from every angle, and we are sure that the elaborate work in the back of your gown will not go unnoticed. So, tell us which of these is your favorite?
To check out these wedding dresses, as well as look at many more from our collections that feature exquisite back details perfect to transform you into a ravishing bride on your big day, check out our website here. At Best for Bride, we bring you extensive collections from several leading design houses. So, you are bound to find a dress you love. Continue visiting us at Best for Bride for more updates on what’s hot on the wedding scene and what’s out of it, as well as to find the solution to all your wedding shopping needs including dresses for the bridal party, photography, décor and cakes, all in one single place.
Dreamy, feminine wedding dresses are always a favorite. Illusion necklines are a fantastic trend that add a beautiful touch to even the simplest wedding gown. There is something endearing about a white gown with delicate details like lace on sheer fabric. It is both sexy and classic. It is no wonder that more and more brides prefer this design in their wedding dresses.
Here are five reasons why this fashion trend is one of our favorites.
#1 It is a superb option for women who dread strapless designs
Not every bride is comfortable in a strapless dress. Although it may look great, strapless wedding gowns are not high on comfort. The neckline may shift and unless it is perfectly fitted, a bride may keep tugging at it and look uncomfortable throughout the day. Illusion necklines allow brides to carry off the strapless style with a supporting element that is both stylish and beautiful. So, it is a strapless, with straps; could it get any better than that?
#2 Illusion necklines are subtly sexy
You can be sexy without exposing any skin, and this is one trait of illusion necklines. Illusion necklines add instant glamour to your bridal look. Not only do you look more sexy because of the sheer layer, it is a tasteful choice that is appropriate for almost any type of wedding. The demure bride’s femininity is played up and her charm is enhanced manifold with this pattern. Gowns that feature illusion work at the back as well, are a sight to behold. Sheer fabric in the neckline and back instantly make it more sexy, and render a picture-perfect charm.
#3 Illusion necklines eliminate the need for a necklace
The details of these dress necklines are usually so fantastic, that you do not need a necklace to draw attention to your neck and decolletage. Not only can you thus save hours of time searching for the perfect necklace, you can still sport a one-of-a-kind look. For the simpler versions, where the neckline is just a sheer fabric layer without embellishments, you can pair it with a necklace and dress it up.
#4 Illusion necklines suit both mature and young brides
The sheer layer of an illusion gown may be paired with any neckline on the bodice. There are options that end high, or plunge generously at the cleavage. There are enough options in all silhouettes, fabric and designs to suit every bride, whether she is in her twenties or forties, or is slim or curvy.
#5 The details on sheer are fantastic, but not overbearing
The beauty of this neckline is that it brings together fantastic details that subtly enhance the beauty of a gown. When the details are on a sheer layer, they are more visible, and classic. The same details that would look overwhelming on a thicker fabric gown, look pleasant on an illusion neckline. Sparkling accents can be kept to a minimum or used suitably, and it can still look picture perfect.
Do you love this trend as much as we do?
Visit our bridal collection at Best for Bride for a beautiful selection of bridal gowns with illusion necklines, to make your pick today.