23 V-Neckline Wedding Dresses That Are Elegant and Daring

Take the plunge by wearing one of these low necklines.
Plunging sleeveless dress with lace details and fit and flare skirt
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 Dec 14, 2021
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When it comes to universally appealing and flattering bridal styles, nothing can compete with a beautiful V-neck wedding dress. The secret of this timeless neckline is that it visually elongates the torso and perfectly frames your décolletage, regardless of body type or bust size. It's also a versatile wedding dress neckline—you can choose a plunging neckline wedding dress if you're feeling daring, or you can opt for a higher V-neck that shows only a hint of cleavage if your style is a bit more modest.

Pair a plunging neckline with long sleeves or a low back for an edgy, fashion-forward look, or choose an illusion V-neckline with lace appliqué to tap into your romantic side. Boho-chic brides won't be disappointed, either—deep V-necklines also look gorgeous with flutter sleeves, tiered skirts and ruffles for a free-spirited effect. And if a princess-inspired wedding dress is your goal, look for a V-neck ball gown with a tulle skirt, corset bodice or beading.

Ready to peruse our favorite V-neck wedding dresses on the market right now? Keep scrolling for a curated list of plunging neckline wedding dresses, illusion styles and more.

Rime Arodaky Louisa Wedding Dress

Floral applique illusion bodice with flutter sleeves and skirt with front slit

Sexy yet romantic, this Parisian-designed gown features a floral appliqué bodice with cap sleeves, a plunging illusion V-back and a fitted crepe skirt complemented by a lace train.

Morilee Audrey Wedding Dress

Floral illusion sleeveless bodice with tiered tulle skirt

Have your very own fairytale moment in this heavenly number with a sleeveless V-neckline, illusion bodice and low back. The tiered skirt is embellished with floral appliqué that adds dimension and texture.

Maggie Sottero Tuscany Marie Lace Wedding Dress

Plunging sleeveless dress with lace details and fit and flare skirt

Ready to show off your figure? Glam up in this sexy plunging V-neck wedding dress with spaghetti straps, a fit-and-flare skirt and a chapel-length train.

Galina Signature Illusion Lined Bodice Lace Appliquéd Wedding Dress

Plunging illusion lace bodice with cap sleeves and tulle skirt

If you're going for an ultra-romantic bridal look, this V-neck wedding dress might be exactly what you're dreaming of. The cap sleeve bodice is accented with a keyhole back and floral appliqué, with a glitter tulle skirt completing the fairy tale-inspired look.

White One Ukutanda Wedding Dress

Illusion long sleeves with floral lace details on bodice and tulle skirt

Minimalist brides will love this sophisticated A-line gown made from sleek, structured mikado silk. The sleeveless V-neckline is accentuated by a guipure lace trim that extends over the shoulders and down the back, while the skirt fans out into a regal train.

Jenny Yoo Collection Monica Wedding Dress

Flutter sleeves and flowy A-line skirt

Removable flutter sleeves add an extra touch of whimsy to this ethereal chiffon V-neck gown. The simple A-line silhouette is enhanced with delicate inset tulle detailing at the front and back.

Vera Wang Bride Long Sleeve Mikado Ball Gown Wedding Dress with Dropped Waist and Deep V-Neckline

Plunging neckline, long sleeves and A-line skirt

Leave it to Vera Wang to create the sleekest wedding day look for the modern bride. This minimalist mikado ball gown comes with long sleeves (hello, winter wedding), a pleated skirt and a trendy plunging V-neckline.

Christian Siriano Cropped Lace Tuxedo Bodice with Organza and Tulle Ball Skirt

Black bodice with long lace in blazer style, white ruffle ball gown skirt

A must-see for nontraditional brides, this Christian Siriano wedding dress blends traditional white with dramatic black for a statement wedding day look. The ball gown skirt features organza ruffles, while the tuxedo-style bodice has long lace sleeves and satin lapels.

DB Studio Charmeuse Ruffle Mini Dress with Back Tie

Mini dress with ruffle details

If you're looking for a short wedding dress option, playful ruffles add boho vibes to this flirty mini. We love the statement balloon sleeves and keyhole back, and the satin fabric gives the style an overall dressy look.

Mikaella V-Neck Short Sleeve Sheath Wedding Dress with Lace Bodice and Tulle Skirt with Slit

Floral lace bodice with cap sleeves and tulle skirt with front slit

A dreamy choice for a destination wedding dress or beach venue, this airy style combines a short-sleeve open-back bodice cut from feminine floral lace with a skirt made from light mesh tulle. The end result is an ethereal dress that's easy to move in.

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Zola Gown

Illusion bodice with leaf lace appliques and silk skirt

Oh-so feminine and sophisticated, this sleek sleeveless sheath dress has an illusion bodice with lace appliqué and a sheer button back. A chapel-length train finishes the gown.

Stone Cold Fox Custom Sugar Maxi Wedding Dress

Maxi dress with flowy sleeves and ruffle details

Expectant brides-to-be, this boho-chic maxi is cut for a loose fit to combine comfort and style on your special day. The wide sleeves, plunging V-neckline and back, and ruffle trim are the perfect match for the free-spirited bride.

Lazaro Sleeveless V-Neckline A-Line Wedding Dress with Beaded Bodice and Tulle Skirt

Beaded sleeveless bodice and tulle skirt

This deep V-neck ball gown has an elegant and timeless A-line silhouette, which is enhanced by the jewel-encrusted bodice that exudes so much glamour.

Pronovias Dickinson Wedding Dress

Plunging neckline and long sleeves with floral lace and removable skirt

Make a statement (and an unforgettable grand entrance) in this show-stopping V-neckline bridal dress. The exaggerated puff shoulders and removable overskirt add drama to the look—plus, you'll have an outfit transformation—while the allover shimmering embroidery guarantees even more glamour.

Cuccilleli Shaheen Amour Enlace Borders Dress

Illusion neckline and sleeves with beading, collar and beading on skirt

Adorned with intricate beading, sequins and crystals, this tulle wedding dress is giving modern Art Deco vibes. An illusion V-neckline and sheer sleeves add coverage, paired with a geometric embroidered tulle skirt that's lined with silk organza and chiffon layers.

Pronovias Moraine Flared Wedding Dress with V-Neck and Long Sleeves

Sleeveless bodice and full ballgown skirt with metallic lace

The lace construction of this classic V-neck wedding dress steals the show. Delicate metallic lace accents this princess-worthy ball gown, complete with cap sleeves and a low back.

Watters Viv Gown

Crinkle tulle skirt with spaghetti straps in blush color

Love the idea of wearing a pastel wedding dress? Frothy layers of crinkle tulle transform this blush-pink ball gown into a complete show-stopper. The fitted bodice features flirty side cutouts and an intricate open back.

Rime Arodaky Flore Wedding Dress

Long flowy sleeves, waist cutout and skirt with front slit

This romantic French chiffon dress features a sheer low back, balloon sleeves and elegant pearl detailing along the neckline, shoulders and cuffs. The cutout waist creates the illusion of a two-piece ensemble.

Zuhair Murad Bridal Fall 2022 Look 4

Bodice with gold and silver geometric beading and ballgown skirt

This dazzling couture wedding dress would be the perfect black tie look, especially if you're going for a glamorous theme. The strapless V-neckline leads into a fitted bodice covered in geometric beading—metallic pewter, gold and silver embellishments add plenty of shimmer and detail.

Marchesa Eloise Wedding Dress

Plunging neckline and floral appliques with tiered skirt

A gown so pretty it's fit for a fairy tale. Textured, three-dimensional organza flowers embellish this plunging V-neck wedding dress with a skirt that features a stunning tiered silhouette.

Ines Di Santo Eleanora Wedding Dress

Sleeveless beaded fit and flare dress with plunging illusion neckline

Embrace your figure in this plunging neckline wedding dress. The curve-hugging trumpet silhouette has a gorgeous sweeping train and allover silver beading, making it a perfect choice if you're looking for plenty of sparkle.

Alexandra Grecco Rhea Gown

Simple fit and flare slip satin dress with spaghetti straps

If a minimalistic wedding dress is what you're after, you'll love this simple, understated slip dress. Made from luxurious satin crepe, it features barely there spaghetti straps, a V-neckline and low back.

Grace Loves Lace Gia Gown

Illusion lace V-neckline and skirt with slit

Stretch lace ensures that this boho bridal gown not only looks amazing, but it feels amazing too. The illusion V-neckline shows the perfect hint of skin, and a front slit makes the fitted skirt easy to walk in.

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