Sexy Wedding Dresses From Spring 2013 Bridal Fashion Week

We've heard stories about grooms fainting at the altar -- at least these gowns give him a good excuse. Take a look at the most risque, come-hither wedding dresses that are heating up the bridal runways.
by Jamie Miles
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    Everything about this dress screams sultry! From the one-shoulder neckline to the high slit and gold metallic fabric, this Ines Di Santo gown is a showstopper. (Spring 2013)
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    Turn heads, even as you're walking away, with this Grecian-inspired Rivini gown. We love the draped fabric and beaded detailing. (Spring 2013)
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    The cut of this Hayley Paige gown may suggest that it's conservative -- but look closer and you'll see the sheer fabric doesn't leave much to the imagination. (Spring 2013)
  4. photo by Allan Zepeda / The Knot
    This Badgley Mischka gown is reminiscent of Gone With the Wind. The ruffles sprinkled with beading and the one-shoulder cut give off a sexy Scarlett O'Hara feel. (Spring 2013)
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    Show off your shoulder blades with this Maggie Sottero gown, with intricate beadwork that beautifully outlines the neckline. The ruched fabric hugs the hips for additional figure-flaunting. (Spring 2013)
  6. photo by Kurt Wilberding / The Knot
    This Melanie Harris dress is short, sheer and showy, with feather detailing characteristic of the 1920s. (Spring 2013)
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    This Alvina Valenta mermaid-style gown hugs curves closely while adding an edgy touch with asymmetric detailing around the neckline and skirt. (Spring 2013)
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    For a subtle, sexy look, this Yumi Katsura sheath gown is figure-flaunting with a feather-boa neckline that drapes down the back. (Spring 2013)
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    The mermaid-style silhouette of this Hayley Paige gown is especially sexy. The ruffles flair out to provide a contrast to the close-fitting bodice, and the sheer fabric along the back and neckline showcases the shoulders. (Spring 2013)
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    This Lazaro gown allows you to show off some leg -- with or without the tulle overlay. For even less coverage, this dress converts so you can keep it short at the reception. (Spring 2013)
  11. photo by Luke Walker
    Unlike a sheath, you don't have to be super-slender to pull off this figure-flaunting wedding dress by Alvina Valenta: A ruched bodice serves as the perfect disguise for any problem areas. (2010)
  12. photo by Tat Leong
    This Amsale wedding dress is short and oh-so-sassy. Anything thigh-baring will definitely raise the heat at your reception. (2010)
  13. photo by Luke Walker

    Great for showing off a killer set of gams, this silk crepe sheath by Elizabeth Fillmore features a thigh-high slit. Strap on some stilettos for a couple extra inches. (2010)

  14. photo by Tat Leong
    Perfect for the more modest bride, this lingerie-like Claire Pettibone wedding dress keeps you covered in a layer of delicate lace. (2010)
  15. photo by Tat Leong
    How low can you go? A plunging neckline instantly ups the wow factor on this Jenny Packham wedding gown. (2010)
  16. photo by Tat Leong
    If you're in the market for a wedding dress with a bit more volume, try an extreme dropped-waist style, like this Kenneth Pool gown, to show off curves with flair. (2010)
  17. photo by Luke Walker
    This belly-baring corset gown by Pnina Tornai is only fit for the boldest of brides. (2010)
  18. photo by Luke Walker
    Wedding dresses don't get sultrier than this slinky ivory charmeuse halter gown by Tara Keely. (2010)
  19. photo by Tat Leong
    Bare shoulders are undeniably alluring, though this asymmetrical, structured wedding gown by Vineyard Collection proves there's something even sexier about showing just one. (2010)
  20. photo by Tat Leong
    This Romona Keveza wedding gown puckers in the back to highlight a great derriere (and serves as proof that months of squats at the gym are worth the effort!). (2010)
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