You’ve been working hard for months to get in shape for your big day. Show off your toned arms and shoulders with a sexy, strapless gown! These top styles are perfect for a spring wedding and feature other 2015 fashion trends. Take a look at our favorite strapless wedding dresses and decide if this flattering neckline is right for you.
Which strapless wedding dress is right for you?
Many brides wonder whether strapless bridal gowns are right for their figure and bust. First, you should know that not all dresses with this neckline are created equal. Some have sweetheart cuts, others are straight-across, and some are in-between. If you love to show off your décolletage (the area that connects your bust and beautiful face), then a strapless style is something to consider. Which cut will be a cut above the rest for you? Shop all strapless styles >>
This neckline is perfect for women with larger busts, as it flatters your cleavage and elongates your décolletage. If you have a large chest, make sure your top is altered to a ‘T’—you don’t want to be yanking it up all night. I picked two styles with this flattering design. Esme by Maggie Sottero features a sparkling bodice and sophisticated sweetheart top
that will showcases your shoulders beautifully. A full tulle skirt balances the bare neck, creating an elegant look that is fit for a regal bride. Some brides feel like a necklace is a must when they say no to straps, but find a gown with enough glitz (like Esme) and you don’t have to cover those stunning collar bones. Britannia is another example of this flattering cut, but features an all-lace, trumpet skirt; proof that this neckline can complement a variety of bridal silhouettes.
The Modified Sweetheart:
If you want a more modest look without losing the flattering fit, consider a modified sweetheart. The dip is less dramatic, but you still get that half-heart design so many women love. Once again, this cut isn’t the best choice for a small-chested bride, but rather for busty women who want to keep the girls contained. I’ve picked two looks by Allure
to show you what I mean. You can see that both gowns are considered sweethearts, but the curves are less defined and more conservative. Both of these styles feature dramatic skirts that balance off the simple top—gotta love a little drama!
A simple straight-across neckline
can be so chic. When it’s altered to the perfect fit, it can also make a surprising impact. This style is excellent for accessorizing, but if you prefer a bare décolletage, consider a look with textured trim at the neck. A straight-across cut is probably less popular than the previous two, but on the right woman it can be stunning. Once again, this neckline is great for curvier women who need some extra coverage. These three types of strapless wedding dresses showcase the versatility found within this style. Designs with this revealing top can come in a variety of silhouettes, from princess ball gowns to chic fit-and-flares. What look is your favorite? Join the conversation in the comment section!