Strapless sweetheart wedding gowns have consistently been one of the most popular neckline/sleeve choices in wedding gowns. Of the recently revealed Bridal Guide ’25 Most Pinned’ wedding gowns of 2015, nearly half of them alone were strapless gowns, including the #1 most pinned gown of the year. And the overwhelming majority of the brides we’ve filmed over the years have indeed selected strapless gowns. We calculated that 75% of the weddings we filmed last year featured beautiful brides wearing lovely strapless wedding dress designs.
Even though those in the world of wedding fashion expect most brides to choose strapless gowns this year, three other wedding gown neckline/sleeve styles are certainly trending as well. If you’re planning a wedding this year and haven’t already chosen your dress, consider one of these popular styles as an alternative to strapless!
1. High necklines – Gorgeous dresses with necklines that stretch all the way up with full coverage in the bodice are on the rise. Most feature sleeveless or open back designs however to show off a little skin.
2. V-necklines – These dresses are the antithesis of the high neck wedding dress designs. Dresses with deep V-necklines were the most frequent style seen on designer runways this past fall. They were also a huge trend at this year’s Golden Globe awards, with actresses such as Kirsten Dunst, Olivia Wilde and Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt taking the deep V plunge. However, most real brides are choosing a more modest V-neck that doesn’t dive too low.
3. Spaghetti straps – Wedding dresses with thin straps, reminiscent of a breezy sundress, are popular with brides often going for a more casual vibe for their wedding event. These sleeve styles are often paired with a V-neckline as well, and are especially fitting for an outdoor, garden or rustic wedding theme. But when fitted with crystals and rhinestones, they also look spectacular at upscale, glamorous evening soirées!
Check out some examples of brides we’ve recently filmed to see some of these beautiful dress styles in action! Danielle wore a gorgeous high neck wedding gown with a beautiful keyhole cutout at her glamorous Vie wedding. Katherine and Shannon both wore stunning V-necklines at their wonderful weddings this past summer. And both Ali and Stephanie dressed in delicate spaghetti strap bridal gowns!
January 14th, 2016
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas