23 Chic Cutout Wedding Dresses for the Bride Who Wants to Stand Out

Make a fashion statement in one of these bold designs.
Chiffon gown with plunging neckline and back cutouts
Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
Dobrina Zhekova
Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
Dobrina Zhekova
The Knot Contributor
  • Dobrina writes about all things fashion, wedding attire and style for The Knot.
  • Dobrina has over a decade of editorial experience in print and digital media in Europe and the U.S.
  • Dobrina has an M.A. in Journalism from Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Updated Feb 17, 2022
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Looking for an elegant bridal gown with a standout detail? A cutout wedding dress checks that box and more. Keyhole and cutout details bring the sex appeal—and add a unique element to your gown.

Case in point: The gorgeous lace wedding dress Kim Kardashian wore to wed Kanye West was completely transformed by side cutouts and an open back. In fact, cutouts create a lovely contrast when paired with most traditional dress styles, giving them a modern vibe.

Feeling a cutout wedding dress right now? Check out some of our favorite styles below.

Katie May x REVOLVE A Cut Above Gown

One shoulder gown with cutout in bodice and high slit

This sultry dress is sure to make your wedding day ensemble a lot more memorable. The bodice's one-shoulder design and cutout detail are perfectly balanced by the high slit of the skirt.

Alexandra Greco Lucy Gown

Gown with V-back and ruffle sleeves

The ultra-feminine silhouette of this sleeveless silk crepe A-line wedding dress is complemented by side cutouts that add an unexpected element to the gown. Romantic ruffles trim the deep V-neck and back of this boho beauty.

Pronovias Albion Wedding Dress with Princess Cut, V-neck and Long Sleeves

Ball gown with floral lace sleeves and back cutout

This stunning ballgown makes a grand entrance—and a grand exit. The elaborate long-sleeve lace bodice has a romantic heart-shaped cutout back finished with fabric-covered buttons that cascade down to the sleek mikado skirt.

Fame and Partners Chelsey Dress

Lace wedding dress with flutter sleeves and back cutout

Equal parts sweet and sexy, flutter sleeves give this lace wedding dress a seriously romantic vibe, while the cutout open back and side slit bring the drama.

Azazie Ramona Wedding Dress

Chiffon gown with plunging neckline and back cutouts

This chiffon wedding gown is the stuff bridal dreams are made of. The plunging V-neckline bodice has pleated detailing and lace embellishments. But the real star of the show is the back: a butterfly-like pattern created by cutouts and pleated fabric creates a wow-worthy effect.

Azazie River Wedding Dress

Satin slip dress with back cutout and bow

Channel your inner Caroline Bessette-Kennedy in this luxe slip dress. This cutout wedding dress features a sleek cowl neckline bodice plus a gorgeous bow back. Another plus? The elegant satin skirt is enhanced by a chapel train and a side slit.

Amsale Maude Wedding Dress X

A-line gown with keyhole cutout on back and beaded neckline and straps

Calling all classic brides. This sleek silhouette of this stunning A-line bridal gown is accentuated with hand beaded straps and a cutout keyhole back with a cascading detail.

Watters Viv Gown

Light pink gown with back cutouts and tulle skirt

Can you say, pretty in pink? With its delicate straps, side cutouts and open back, this pleated tulle dress is pure pastel perfection.

Halston Sequin Jumpsuit

Bridal jumpsuit with sequin bodice and side cutouts

While not a dress, this vintage-inspired jumpsuit is just as worthy of the spotlight on your big day. The fun sequined top and side cutouts make it the perfect option for your reception or postwedding festivities.

ASOS EDITION Emma Satin Flutter Sleeve Wedding Dress with Twist Front

Dress with flutter sleeves, front cutout and slit

Modern details like a cutout bodice and a dramatic low back elevate this sleek satin bridal gown, while the beautiful flutter sleeves add some vintage-inspired romance.

Yolancris Simone Wedding Dress

Minimalist sleeveless silk dress with side cutout and high neckline

A minimalist wedding dress doesn't have to feel expected. This sleeveless crepe and silk column gown has plenty going on, thanks to an asymmetrical cutout bodice and an open back.

Rime Arodaky Yvette Wedding Dress

Gown with corset bodice, side cutouts and detachable puff sleeves

Prepare to stun in this jacquard dress style with removable puff sleeves. The sweetheart corset bustier features side cutouts highlighting the waistline, while the pleated maxi skirt adds dramatic volume.

Amsale Rachel Wedding Dress

Strapless mermaid dress with back cutout and bows

If you're looking for a sophisticated strapless mermaid wedding dress with a modern twist, look no further. This Amsale gown with a cutout back adorned with bows is just made for photo ops.

Viktor & Rolf Mariage VRM 304 Wedding Dress

Mermaid dress with T-shaped embellished back

This elegant mermaid dress is bringing sexy back. A cutout T-shaped back with crystal-encrusted 3D floral appliqué gives an otherwise streamlined silhouette a couture feel.

DB Studio Cap Sleeve Lace Dress with Scalloped Keyhole

Midi lace dress with cap sleeves and neckline cutout

Get in on the midi dress trend with this elegant option, featuring a cutout back and a beautiful scalloped keyhole neckline. We love this chic dress for a civil ceremony or bridal shower.

Paloma Blanca Mikaella Lace and Lace Trim Wedding Dress

Lace dress with waist details and keyhole cutout in front

If you're a boho bride, you can't go wrong with an effortless lace wedding dress. A sexy front keyhole and a cutout back allow you to tastefully show some skin without going too over the top.

All Who Wander Long Sleeve Boho Wedding Dress with Keyhole Back

Boho tulle dress with lace applique and back cutout

This long-sleeve wedding dress is cut from ethereal tulle embellished with intricate lace appliqué. The effortless off-the-shoulder silhouette is complemented by a plunging neckline and an elegant cutout back.

Yolancris Daisy Wedding Dress

A-line gown with open back, long sleeves and high neckline

Minimalist brides, this one's for you. The modest high neck and long sleeves of this gown balance out the open back to create an unexpected contrast.

DB Studio Short Plus Size Wedding Dress with Keyhole Cutout

Lace mini dress with halter straps and keyhole front cutout

Say hello to the ultimate multi-purpose cocktail dress. Short and sweet, this mini lace wedding dress has a beaded halter neckline with a sexy keyhole detail.

Costarellos Eliana Bridal Gown

Lace column gown with side cutouts and high neck

This high-neck lace column gown is the best of both worlds. Two scalloped cutouts on the bodice give an otherwise demure silhouette a sultry vibe.

Justin Alexander Style 88095 Clean Faille Ball Gown with Cuffed Neckline

A-line strapless ball gown with front cutout

A strapless ball gown with a front cutout is a stunning combination of timeless and fashion-forward. Bonus: This formal bridal style also comes with a detachable crystal-beaded belt.

Ines di Santo Vanozza Wedding Dress

Mermaid gown with ruffle skirt and open back

There's nothing subtle about this mermaid gown. Thanks to its backless silhouette, keyhole cutout and voluminous tulle skirt, this show-stopping look is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Lela Rose the Luxembourg Wedding Dress

Princess gown with open back and lace up side cutouts

The classic bateau neckline and princess cut of this dress are the perfect fit for a formal wedding, while the side cutouts with lace-up details and keyhole back add fashion-forward flair to the otherwise traditional silhouette.

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