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Sexy yet demure, modern yet timeless—there's a reason the universally flattering off-the-shoulder trend is seeing a resurgence across weddings, too. Allow us to inspire some bridal cold shoulder with these 12 glorious gowns.

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Ruffled and Voluminous

Turns out Johanna Ortiz, queen of the sculptural off-the-shoulder blouse, is also a genius in the bridal department.

Johanna Ortiz for M’oda Operandi ($6,000)

Delicate and Elegant

If your proposed vibe is ethereal beauty, look to a skintight, collarbone-grazing lace overlay.

Rosa Clara ($4,062)


Grand and Graceful

(Off-the-shoulder) business in the front. Goddess-status watteau train in the back.

Theia ($1,995)


Playful and Nuanced

Props to the joie de vivre bride who picks a frock adorned with bands of tiny pom-poms.

BHLDN ($1,000)


Chic and Stately

We love the addition of dance-floor-friendly spaghetti straps on this column trumpet gown.

Amsale ($3,595)


Retro and Romantic

Ditto for the vintage-inspired epaulettes on this fairy-tale frock.

Anna Campbell (from $1,886)


Swingy and Sculptural

Flair for the dramatic? Swap a veil for sweeping statement sleeves.  

Houghton ($3,250)



Structured and Slimming

Sometimes mermaid silhouettes can totally surprise you. Like when they have gathered off-the-shoulder cap sleeves.

Truly Zac Posen ($1,000)


Short and Sweet

If a city hall fete is more your style, we’ve found your frock.

Maggy London ($168)


Sleek and Contemporary

Gotta love a cut that's clean and minimalist, yet trendy and fun.

Badgley Mischka ($595)


Fresh and Flowy

Good on the bride that springs for modern separates—especially when said separates are in billowing Italian crepe.

Rime Orodaky top ($455) and skirt ($870)

Simple and Bohemian

Pair these dainty cap sleeves with a statement earring and sun-kissed glow and it’s off to the altar with you.

Daughters of Simone ($2,522)

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