20 Halter-Top Wedding Dresses We’d Actually Do Push-Ups For

It’s amazing how versatile the halter top can be. You can wear one to a summer barbecue and dress it up later for a night out. When it comes to halter-top wedding dresses, this is true and then some! Depending on how you play it, a halter-top wedding dress works beautifully for casual spring elopements, ritzy urban soirees, cozy winter weddings and so much more. Hey, even Meghan Markle did it. Here, 20 halter-top wedding dresses we would actually tone our shoulders for.

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1. slice Of Joy Halter Trumpet Gown By Lulus

The high neck. The trumpet skirt. This gown has Meghan Markle written all over it, but for what we’re imagining is a fraction (of a fraction) of the cost.

Available in sizes XS to XL

2. carolyn Dress By Likely

It’s sleek and simple, but the crossover straps give a fresh take to the traditional halter look.

Available in sizes 00 to 10

3. crepe Minidress By White By Vera Wang

If you’re looking for a costume change that won’t slow you down, look no further. This artsy gown includes both a halter minidress and a sequined overskirt. Get ready to party and get ready to wow your guests.

Available in sizes 0 to 12

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4. crepe Halter High/low Gown By Ml Monique Lhuillier

A little fancy, a little fun, this high-low hem halter dress is cut to be uniquely flattering for your shoulders. We also just love the embellished neckline cutouts.

Available in sizes TK to TK

5. Crystal T-back Plus-size Slip Gown By White By Vera Wang

A dress that manages to be gorgeously minimal but can still pull off some major bling (in the form of baguette-encrusted halter straps to be exact).

Available in sizes 16W to 30W

6. jenny By Jenny Yoo Shipley Gown

The sleek, high-necked silhouette is balanced just right with the ultrafeminine bow that flows down the back. We can see the altar photos already.

Available in sizes 0 to 18

7. Plus-size High-neck Halter Crepe Sheath Gown By White By Vera Wang

The draping, the elongated silhouette, the bow, the T-strap racer back, the satin sash—there’s actually a lot going on here, but it all works seamlessly together. Like, let’s just take a second to gawk at that back.

Available in sizes 16W to 30W

8. plunging Halter Plus-size Ball Gown Wedding Dress By Galina

That full lace skirt is no joke. But with the plunging neckline, halter and pockets (yep), the complete vibe falls right into the fancy-but-not-fussy category.

Available in sizes 16W to 30W

9. Sheer Back Tall Plus Wedding Dress With Lace Train By David’s Bridal Collection

This just might be the new classic. The figure-hugging silhouette—with an illusion-lace racer back and delicate buttons—accentuates all the right parts.

Available in sizes 16W to 30W

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10. montreal Dress By Bhldn

We have a feeling this is another dress on our list inspired by Meghan Markle’s Stella McCartney wedding reception gown. That playful slit and geometric open back make it elegant, clean and modern.

Buy It ($220)

Available in sizes 0 to 18

11. veracruz By Rebecca Schoneveld

Adorable cream-lined embroidery and the silkiest A-line skirt we’ve ever seen make this wedding dress a true dream. It’s also the perfect foundation for a bridal party full of golds and blushes.

Available in sizes 0 to 30

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12. Claremore Gown By Wtoo By Watters

The voluminous tulle skirt and lace corset are utterly romantic. Just imagine it swooshing as your twirl around for your first dance. Swoon.

Buy it ($1,195)

Available in sizes 00 to 18W

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Allure Bridal

13. piper By Wilderly

Whimsical and intricate, this halter wedding dress reminds us of the Old West. There are delicate buttons down the back and a halter tie with tassels.

Price upon request

Available in sizes 0 to 30

14. Melia Halter-neck Taffeta Ball Gown By Nouvelle Amsale

For the bride who wants something dramatic and practical, this gown delivers. How can something be so simple and so over-the-top at the same time? We don’t care. We just want to put it on.

Contact for sizing

15. silk-satin Halter Gown By Michael Lo Sordo For Moda Operandi

Ideal for weddings with a ’90s late-night party vibe, this slinky number ties twice in the back with delicate, barely-there strings. We are obsessed with the funky high neckline too.

Available in sizes AU 8 and AU 12

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Savannah Miller

16. frederica By Theia

Ultra sophisticated and crisp, this wedding dress accentuates the waist and back. The halter is a simple clasp, which puts all the focus on the stunning bride (ahem—you!).

Price upon request

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Savannah Miller

17. nancy By Savannah Miller

We couldn’t not include a disco-esque jumpsuit! Savannah Miller’s bridal styles are classic through and through, and this is no exception. A sultry cutout and sharp lines accentuate all the right spots.

Price upon request

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18. levana By Willowby

Summertime princesses, take note! This A-line gown is a delightful marriage or playful and regal. The embroidered halter top next to a soft, flowing skirt evokes fairy tales galore.

Buy It (Starting at $1,180)

Available in sizes 00–24W and petite, regular, tall/extra length

19. Shimmering Halter-neck Ball Gown By Ieena For Mac Duggal

Cinderella, but make it fashion. Be ready to have all eyes on you, because this gown is all about that shimmer and shine.

Available in sizes 2 to 18

20. kylo By Hailey Paige

Wintertime princesses, take note! The high mock neck and sporadic sequin placement on this Hailey Paige number evoke glittery, wintry nights and starry skies.

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