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.
20 Halter-Top Wedding Dresses We’d Actually Do Push-Ups For
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.
2. carolyn Dress By Likely
It’s sleek and simple, but the crossover straps give a fresh take to the traditional halter look.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.