22 Daring and Sexy Wedding Dresses

If you've got it, flaunt it.
Naked long sleeve lace gown with long sleeves and plunging neckline
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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Your wedding dress should make you feel like the best version of yourself. So if you feel like showing some skin on your big day, a sexy wedding dress could be for you.

Real talk: A sultry dress doesn't have to feel like a fashion risk—some of the most memorable celebrity wedding dresses of all time had some sex appeal (think: Cindy Crawford, Hailey Bieber and Ciara). Take lace wedding dresses, for example. Their appeal is timeless, and there is something intrinsically sexy and feminine about a curve-skimming lace gown—even a high-neck or long -leeve bridal gown can be seductive if cut from sheer lace. Of course, if you're going for a more overtly sexy style, revealing details like a plunging scoop or V-neckline, slits and cutouts are no-brainers.

Feeling a sexy wedding dress right now? We rounded up some of our favorites, below.

Cult Gaia Vale Dress

Mini dress with halter neck and feathers

The ultimate party dress, Cult Gaia's Vale leg-baring mini has a halter neckline with self-tie straps and an open back. Of course, it's the allover feathers that make it so fun and attention-grabbing.

Reformation Gimlet Dress

Off the shoulder dress with slit

Effortlessly glam, this sultry white dress has a low off-the-shoulder neckline with smocked straps and a form-fitting bodice. The A-line skirt features a sexy, thigh-high slit. Bonus: This dress style is also available in sage green and pink in case you are also looking for bridesmaid dresses.

Katie May x REVOLVE Reina Gown

Lace corset top with spaghetti straps and slit

Looking to turn some heads? Look no further. A semi-sheer lace bodice plus ruched satin skirt with a thigh-high slit are a super sexy combo.

Lillian West Allover Lace Gown With Twist Knot Detail and Cutout Waist

Lace gown with twist and cutout in bodice

If you want to show some skin but don't want to go too over the top, this bridal gown is a great option. A sexy cutout at the waistline and deep-V back bring the va va voom, while the scalloped chapel train has a formal vibe.

Nookie Adore 2 Way Dress

Strapless mini dress with oversized bow with train on back

Thanks to the detachable train with an oversized bow, this dress can take you from the aisle to the dance floor. The strapless mini has a classic silhouette with ruched detailing on the front.

Galia Lahav G-406 Wedding Dress

One shoulder long sleeve dress with side slit

Sometimes, more is more. This one-shoulder stunner of a bridal dress features a side slit that goes all the way up. The padded shoulder and low cowl back enhance the sexy silhouette.

Bronx and Banco Megan Mini Dress

Lace mini dress with V-neck and short sleeves

Boho brides, this sweet and sexy lace wedding dress is for you. Short sleeves and a plunging neckline allow you to tastefully show some skin, while the tiered A-line skirt was definitely made for dancing.

Pronovias NAK Wedding Dress

Strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and tulle skirt

Live out your regal dreams in this spectacular tulle ball gown wedding dress. The elaborate semi-sheer strapless bodice has a plunging V-neckline, a low back and is embellished with sparkly beads.

Pronovias Privee Pickford Wedding Dress

Illusion long sleeve gown with beading

Calling all vintage brides. This Roaring '20s-inspired sexy wedding dress will get you plenty of compliments on your big day. The long sleeve illusion bodice is adorned with floral lace appliqué and beads that highlight the shoulders and the cuffs. The illusion lace back also features fabric-covered buttons that cascade down to the fit-and-flare skirt finished with a tulle train.

Rime Arodaky Louisa Gown

Crepe and lace mermaid gown with illusion cap sleeves

This gown is the epitome of elegant and sexy. This crepe and lace mermaid gown has timeless appeal with classic details such as cap sleeves and a fit-and-flare silhouette. The deep V-neckline, sheer embroidered bodice, plunging back and side slit bring the drama.

Vera Wang Margot Princess Mikado Wedding Dress with V-neck

A-line ball gown with plunging neckline and oversized bow on sleeve

The architectural simplicity of this ball gown is made for the minimalist bride. The sleeveless bodice is designed with a dramatic plunging neckline, a V-back and a bow detail at the shoulder that adds just enough visual interest.

Free People For Love & Lemons Temecula Maxi Dress

Naked long sleeve lace gown with long sleeves and plunging neckline

Here, a naked boho dress that will have everyone talking. This romantic A-line wedding dress is cut from embroidered sheer fabric and features free-spirited musts like a deep V-neckline, gauzy long sleeves and a crochet waistband.

Sottero and Midgley Long Train Sheath Wedding Gown in Exquisite Beaded Embroidery

Gown with intricate beading and spaghetti straps

Delicate spaghetti straps, an illusion back and a sexy deep V-neckline guarantee all eyes will be on you. The stunning beaded embroidery gives this slinky gown a glamorous vibe.

Lillian West Plus Size Crepe Fit and Flare Dress With Scoop Neckline

Fit and flare gown with floral lace bodice and spaghetti straps

Show off your curves in this stunning plus-size wedding dress. The fit-and-flare silhouette beautifully accentuates the body and is complemented by a low-scoop neckline and a beautiful skirt with lace details.

Galina Signature Illusion Keyhole Applique Tall Wedding Dress

Fit and flare floral lace gown with halter neck

Halter necklines are hot for a reason: They show off your shoulders and are a sexy silhouette that also works for most body types. Case in point: this lace wedding dress featuring sequin floral lace appliqué, a plunging neckline and a keyhole back.

Cucculelli Shaheen White Nefertiti Dress

Open back sparkly gown with low cut neckline and spaghetti straps

Throwing a disco-inspired wedding? Get ready to boogie the night away in this glitzy sheath. This backless wedding dress features a scoop neck and is covered in sequins, crystals, beads and metallic threadwork. Fun fact: It took over 508 hours to create this showstopper.

Ines di Santo Eleanora Wedding Dress

Mermaid dress with plunging neckline with beading

The Eleanora mermaid wedding dress allows you to show off some skin by way of the dramatic V-neckline and back while looking impossibly elegant and classy. The secret? This sleeveless dress is made from gorgeous embroidered fabric and the sexy V-neck silhouette channels Old Hollywood glamour.

Sottero and Midgley Crepe Sheath Cold Shoulder Wedding Dress

Fit and flare gown with cold shoulder sleeves and beaded bodice

With a sexy V-neckline and off-the-shoulder straps, this sultry sheath wedding dress is also incredibly romantic. The lace bodice transforms into a sleek crepe skirt accentuated with a lace court train.

Pnina Tornai Illusion Long Sleeve Floral Lace Sheath Wedding Dress with Slit

Illusion long sleeve gown with high slit and floral applique

If anyone knows sexy wedding dresses, it's Pnina Tornai. Stunning floral appliqué covers this bridal gown's bodice, skirt and illusion long sleeves. The daring silhouette is further enhanced by a deep V-neckline, a sultry low back and a thigh-high slit.

Inbal Dror BR-21-14 Wedding Dress

Fit and flare dress with strapless corset bodice and skirt with lace ruffles

Your wedding day will be a memorable one no matter what, but this sheer Inbal Dror gown is extra unforgettable. The sleeveless corset bodice has padded bras cups for a flattering fit, while the fit-and-flare skirt features beautiful lace ruffles.

Galina Signature Applique Illusion Chiffon Plus Size Wedding Dress

Chiffon wedding dress with slit and plunging neckline and floral applique

Prepare to stun in this show-stopping chiffon wedding dress with plenty of skin-baring details such as a plunging illusion V-neck, open back and a sultry side slit.

By Watters Pixie Silk Mini Dress

Mini dress with spaghetti straps and bow

Short and sexy, this mini dress is perfect for your beach wedding nuptials. It has a plunging neckline accentuated with a bow, an empire waist and a full A-line skirt.

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