23 Ethereal Ruffle Wedding Dresses for the Romantic Bride

Ruffles galore!
Long sleeve and midi tiered ruffle dress
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 27, 2021
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When it comes to infusing your special day with a whimsical vibe, nothing beats a beautiful ruffle wedding dress. Ruffles create a sense of movement, fluidity and playfulness that makes your dress come alive as you walk the down aisle. While they're typically associated with over-the-top romantic vibes, ruffles can also look ultra-modern if used sparingly as accents in fabrics like crepe or organza.

The best part? No matter what your wedding vibe—from relaxed and boho to glamorous and high-end—there's a beautiful ruffle wedding dress or outfit out there for you. To help get you started, we're rounding up the chicest bridal dress styles that feature ruffles to help you turn up the volume on romance during your wedding day.

Justin Alexander Sincerity Trumpet Gown with Ruffle Skirt and Open Back

Lace V-neck bodice with mermaid silhouette and ruffle bottom

Say yes to this absolute stunner of a wedding dress. The beautiful lace bodice features a V-neckline, cutouts and a V-back that transforms into an eye-catching trumpet ruffle skirt that finishes in a court train.

Markarian Treena White Tiered Ruffle Long Sleeve Midi Dress

Long sleeve and midi tiered ruffle dress

Whimsical tiered ruffles transform this midi long sleeve wedding dress into a fluffy romantic daydream. The feminine lace bodice with a dropped waist adds texture and sophistication to the over-the-top (in all the right ways!) look.

Monique Lhuillier Daydream Wedding Gown

Tulle ruffle skirt and strapless corset bodice

Tulle and organza are a fabric match made in heaven. This show-stopping ruffle wedding dress features a dramatic tulle skirt and an ultra-elegant strapless corset bodice.

David's Bridal Collection Organza Mermaid Wedding Dress with Ruffled Skirt

Strapless mermaid gown with ruffle skirt in blue

This figure-hugging organza wedding dress has a classic mermaid silhouette that features a pleated bodice and a stunning skirt with cascading ruffles. It comes in three hues, including bridal-ready white and ivory, as well as a delicate blue frost if you're looking to rock something a bit different on your big day.

Justin Alexander Beaded Sweetheart Neckline Ball Gown with Ruffle Skirt

Strapless sweetheart beaded bodice with tulle ruffle skirt

Here, a traditional sweetheart neckline bodice covered in sequins and beaded embroidery oozes classic elegance and glamour. Plus, the full tulle skirt with a sweep train is basically the modern iteration of the princess vibes you've always dreamed of.

Lulus Sealed With a Kiss White Bodycon Dress

Spaghetti strap V-neck mini dress with subtle ruffles on skirt

Getting hitched on the beach? Look no further than this sexy mini ruffle number to don during your wedding day festivities. It features spaghetti straps, a V-neckline and a playful tulip ruffle hemline that will twirl just so on the dance floor.

Amsale Flutter Sleeve Ruffle Dress

Ruffle sleeve and V-neck mini dress

This modern knee-length satin dress has a beautiful V-back flanked by ruffles on both sides. The romantic silhouette is enhanced with flutter sleeves and a flattering fit-and-flare skirt. It'd be the perfect look for a casual courthouse ceremony, and equally as stunning at a wedding shower or prewedding bridal brunch.

Pronovias White Edit 05 Wedding Dress

Tulle sleeveless neckline and mini skirt with embellished belt

In this dreamy dress, frothy layers of tulle make up the classic tea-length ballerina skirt, while the sleeveless pleated bodice is accentuated with an eye-catching ruffled neckline. This is the perfect wedding party dress—chic and wow-worthy but easy to move in and, most importantly, fun.

Galia Lahav Casablanca Lily Wedding Dress

Off the shoulder tulle ruffle bodice with floral designs on skirt

The sheer corset of this couture bridal gown adds a sexy element, while the off-the-shoulder ruffle neckline and 3D rose motifs render it so romantic. The dreamy A-line skirt was made for twirling and dancing—preferably in a dreamy garden party setting.

Pronovias Oropresse Wedding Dress

Halter neck and ruffle tiered dress overlay

This romantic wedding dress features a figure-hugging mermaid underdress and a detachable loose-fitting halter neck overlay with a ruffled hem for a beautiful play on proportion.

Amsale Memphis Wedding Gown

Long sleeve illusion leaf motif bodice with full tulle ruffle skirt

The craftsmanship that has gone into creating this Amsale tulle wedding dress is jaw-dropping. The long sleeve bodice is embellished with hand-beaded leaf appliqué, while the full skirt features cascading ruffles throughout and a court train.

Theia Couture Pleated Cocktail Dress

Pleated crisscross sleeveless neckline with tulle ruffle details and pleated mini skirt

More pleats, please! This short and sweet little white dress is all about the details, with a crisscross halter neckline, ruffled trim, accordion pleat skirt and stylish peplum accent. Rock it for your rehearsal dinner—it would be the perfect prelude to your wedding day look.

Lulus Dinah White One-Shoulder Dress

Ruffle one shoulder mini dress

A single ruffled sleeve transforms this mini into a minimalist's dream. Slip into this modern sheath number right after your ceremony and dance the night away in style.

All Who Wander Tasma Casual Strapless Bohemian Wedding Dress with Ruffle Detail

Strapless ruffle neckline and simple flowy skirt

Calling all boho brides! This sheath bridal dress is the perfect match for a casual beachside wedding ceremony. Cut from lightweight crepe, it features an eye-catching ruffled neckline, spaghetti straps and fabric-covered buttons.

Atelier Pronovias WOOLF Wedding Dress

Dramatic ruffle cap sleeves and simple mermaid silhouette

Thanks to statement ruffle cap sleeves and V-neckline, this sleek and modern maxi dress has plenty of flair. It's cut from sleek crepe fabric and has an empire fit for a statuesque silhouette. The V-back is finished with faux ivory buttons for a demure and luxurious touch.

Monique Lhuillier Maxima Wedding Dress

Strapless wrap bodice with satin ruffle skirt and front slit in light peach color

If you prefer your ruffles a bit more structural and sophisticated, look no further than this Monique Lhullier frock. The standout details on the strapless silhouette include architectural cascading ruffles at the hips, a pleated bodice and a thigh-high slit.

Viktor & Rolf Mariage VRM249 Wedding Dress

Strapless bodice with high to low ruffle skirt

The dramatic high-low silhouette of this strapless beauty is enhanced with a ruffled hemline and handcrafted organza flowers that embellish the skirt. Pair this frock with a standout pair of sleek stilettos and drop earrings to up the drama.

Martina Liana Off-the-Shoulder Lace Sweetheart Ball Gown

Off the shoulder straps and bodice with leaf motif beaded details and tulle ruffle skirt

This opulent ballgown wedding dress is the epitome of glamour and practically screams "fairytale wedding." Made from lace and tulle, it features a deep V-neckline, cap sleeves and 3D florals covering the fitted bodice, with a ruffle tulle skirt draped to perfection.

Theia Margot Cold Shoulder Dress

Cold shoulder lace dress with ruffles on sleeves and subtle flare skirt

Feminine spaghetti straps provide extra support on this boho off-the-shoulder midi dress. The ruffled neckline and tiered skirt will add a romantic vibe to a beach wedding or luncheon reception.

Odylyne the Ceremony Ava Dress

Sheer long puff sleeves with ruffles on mini skirt

Featuring a high-neck collar and sheer puff sleeves, the Ava dress is the perfect match for a romantic bride-to-be looking to make a fashion statement. The dress's short ruffled skirt adds an extra dose of playfulness to this eye-catching style.

Pantora Bridal Spaghetti Strap Sweetheart Neckline Beaded Mermaid Wedding Dress

Spaghetti strap mermaid gown with gold embellishments and ruffle skirt

Walk down the aisle—and turn all the heads—in this shimmering mermaid wedding dress style. The flattering bodice is embellished with a gorgeous gold-hued beaded pattern and paired with a wow-worthy ruffled skirt and train.

DB Studio Asymmetrical Neck Chiffon Dress with Ruffled Hem

Asymmetrical sleeves and ruffle flowy skirt

The layered high-low hemline and asymmetrical neckline—highlighted with airy ruffles—steal the spotlight on this angelic chiffon number. It'd be the perfect breezy pick for a barefoot beachfront wedding.

Rime Arodaky Mini Ninon Wedding Dress

Two tiered ruffle mini skirt and strapless bodice

The ultimate party dress, this stunning Rime Arodaky frock is cut from layers of ethereal chiffon that have been crafted into pleated ruffles and finished with pearl details. Can't you just picture this baby rocking it on the dance floor?

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