36 Strapless Wedding Dresses for Every Type of Bride
While some bridal trends fade with time, strapless wedding dresses have become a mainstay in the market. And, it's easy to see why, as styles without straps allow you to show off your shoulders and décolletage in an elegant way.
One of the best things about strapless wedding dresses is that they come in all different silhouettes. You'll find everything from mermaid and A-line styles to ball gowns available sans straps. On top of that, strapless silhouettes are made in a variety of fabrics, such as lace, chiffon, crepe, tulle and more.
So, if you've decided to go with this timeless silhouette on your wedding day, we've gathered 36 strapless wedding dresses to help you kick off the search for your dream dress. You should also check out The Knot's Marketplace to find bridal salons near you where you can speak to a bridal stylist and try on strapless styles.
Jenny Yoo Gracelyn with Bow
We're head over heels for this strapless A-line wedding gown from Jenny Yoo's fall 2023 bridal collection. Crafted from the brand's new lustrous satin taffeta fabric, it's effortlessly elegant from all angles. Oh, and we have to call out the oversized bow detail that cascades down the back of the gown.
Francesca Miranda Fall Couture 2023
Covered in romantic floral lace, this strapless wedding gown from designer Francesca Miranda is a real showstopper. We especially love how beautiful the matching fingerless gloves pair with the sleek silhouette.
Justin Alexander Carlota
There are so many details to love about this strapless mermaid wedding gown, from the romantic sweetheart neckline to the intricate beadwork on the bodice to the textured tulle skirt. Best of all, this figure-hugging dress will hug your curves, so you can show off all your best assets.
Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal Fall 2023
This size-include strapless bridal gown is one to remember. Although the design is relatively simple, it boasts a gorgeous full skirt that'll float down the aisle. The strapless neckline also means you can accessorize with a stunning pair of statement bridal earrings.
Beloved by Casablanca Bridal Style BL346 Asher in Ivory/Ivory
A timeless silhouette with a boho twist, this sheath wedding dress is covered in botanical lace and sequined tulle. Scalloped botanical edges create an eye-catching finish to the sheer lace train. This gown is ready for an outdoor wedding, whether it's "I do"s under the treetops in a forest or nuptials in a field of flowers.
You'll be ready for your fairytale wedding in this strapless, glitter tulle princess-cut gown. The structured, plunging V-neck bodice made of glitter tulle and hand-sewn beading with the whimsical sparkling tulle skirt is a seriously stunning combination.
Kelly Faetanini Sylvie
Show off your shoulders in this fit-to-flare silhouette with a deep sweetheart V-neckline. The elegant style features tulle and embroidered lace with beading. Complete your bridal look with a pair of pearl studs and a long, soft tulle veil.
Morilee Signature Sadie Wedding Dress in Ivory
You'll turn heads in this A-line silhouette with a full ball gown overlay and a simple sweetheart neckline. At the back, the classic gown has covered buttons lining the entire length of the dress to the hem of the sheer train.
Christian Siriano Crepe Sweetheart Side Draped Gown
This simply elegant crepe strapless gown has a sweetheart neckline and figure-flattering draping at the waist that leads to a flowing side drape. A versatile style, this gown will look just as lovely at a chic hotel wedding as it will at a beautiful outdoor venue surrounded by greenery.
Rivini Cia in Ivory
If you're after a dress with lots of texture and dimension, there's this gorgeous gown. The strapless fit and flare silhouette has beautiful 3D floral beaded lace with sequins. Not only will you stun from the front, but the couture bow at the back and the flowing train will take guests' breath away when you come down the aisle.
Galia Lahav Mimosa
This dreamy couture ball gown wedding dress has a low-waist corset bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The silhouette's 3D lace, floral embroidery with a touch of sparkle and whimsical double-layer pleated tulle hem make this style truly enchanting.
Halfpenny London Breeze Dress High-Low
This playful dress has a corset bodice with a stretch back and a high-low hem skirt with a statement ruffle trim that's ready for twirling. The raised hemline at the front will allow you to show off your gorgeous wedding shoes, and the side pockets will provide a good place for you to hide your wedding day essentials.
Jenny By Jenny Yoo Bennett
Minimalists will love this simple, matte crepe fit and flare bridal gown. The clean silhouette has a flowy chiffon Watteau cape that can be removed for dancing.
Monique Lhuillier Sweetness
Make an entrance in this gorgeous printed gown. This dress is the perfect pick for a bride who wants to do something bold and unexpected for their wedding look. We can picture this gown descending the stairs of an estate into a black tie garden wedding or gliding down the aisle in an elegant ballroom filled with flowers.
Marchesa For Pronovias Esperanza
Slip into this lace column dress with a soft sweetheart neckline for a wedding by the water. The beaded, floral embroidery on the bodice that extends down to the upper skirt will shimmer in the sunlight. Meanwhile, the extra panel of airy fabric flowing from the lower back will offer picture-perfect movement when it meets the sea breeze.
Lulus End With A Kiss White Floral Lace Strapless Tiered Maxi Dress
This under-$100 dress with a sweetheart neckline and a princess-seamed bodice is a charmer. The allover floral lace and tiered maxi skirt with scalloped, eyelash trim make this gown a super sweet style that'll look just as beautiful with a floor-length veil as it will with a flower crown.
Anne Barge La Femme in Silk White/Sheer
You'll look as if you're floating down the aisle and across the dance floor in this floral Chantilly lace ball gown with sequined appliqué and a V-notched neckline. Plus, the full skirt of this gown will look especially ethereal when the light hits it.
Markarian Perpetua White Eyelet Gown
We love this strapless white eyelet gown with a darling peplum detail at the waist for a spring or summer outdoor wedding. The detachable silk belt can act as your something blue, too.
Sareh Nouri Crown Jewel
Crafted in Italian stretch Mikado, this modified A-line dress offers a dash of sparkle with its beaded lace collar strapless neckline. An asymmetric draped Watteau flows down from the back of the bodice past the hemline of the skirt.
Viktor&Rolf Volant Flower A-line VRM250
Go bold with this volant flower A-line dress and create a very memorable bridal ensemble. The simple satin strapless bodice with a small structured bow at the back contrasts the voluminous organza ruffle flowers that cover the A-line skirt to create a dramatic look.
Maggie Sottero Clarette Anne in Ivory Over Misty Mauve
There's a lot to love about this romantic plus-size wedding dress, starting with the elegant sweetheart neckline and the allover sequined lace motifs. The gorgeous sheath gown also features a lace-up corset closure at the back and an extended lace train.
Claire Pettibone Victoriana Gown
This vintage-inspired dress is utterly romantic, and it has beautiful detailing, too. The silk silhouette features embroidery as well as dangling Guipure droplets, and at the back, you'll find covered buttons lining the strapless corset bodice and a delicate lace-bordered train.
Anne Barge Vow in Pearl Colored Shantung
Glamorous and sophisticated, this strapless Shantung gown has a pleated cuff at the neckline with a sweetheart shape at the front and a collar-like look at the back. The dramatic mermaid silhouette has covered buttons at the back that trail down to the top of the flared skirt. We can't help but picture this gown with side-swept wavy hair and glitzy drop earrings.
THEIA Magenta in Ivory
This stretch-satin gown with a draped strapless neckline may look simple from the front, but the oversized detachable winged bow at the back adds a touch of drama. You'll definitely wow guests as you pass by them on your walk down the aisle.
This soft silk faille column wedding dress is refined glamour at its finest. The fitted strapless bodice features crystal jewel appliqué that includes sparkling flower designs that'll catch the light beautifully. On the back, you'll find more crystal embellishments at the top of the tiered Watteau streamer that flows down beyond the length of the straight skirt.
Justin Alexander Alder
If you're looking for a classic dress with a little drama, this structured silk Mikado strapless ball gown could be the one for you. The cuff neckline brings a modern flair to the silhouette, while the high slit will allow you to show some leg. Oh, and it has pockets, too.
Temperley London Lucie Dress
A beautiful choice for a boho bride, this strapless style is fitted from the bodice down through the hips and features floral willow embroidery on soft tulle with hand-cut scalloped edging. The lower portion of the dress flares out with silk chiffon godets that will create beautiful movement as you walk down the aisle.
Rebecca Ingram Darby in Ivory (Gown With Ivory Illusion)
If you're after a strapless dress with removable spaghetti straps, there's this crepe sheath wedding dress. Chic and sexy, the gown has a boudoir-inspired sheer organza-lined lace bodice with exposed boning that's embellished with beaded lace motifs. Covered buttons extend down the length of the bodice and onto the top part of the simple crepe skirt.
Stella York Garden-Inspired A-Line Wedding Dress
You'll feel like a princess in this A-line botanical lace dress with water pearl detailing. The romantic and feminine gown has a tulle skirt with a cathedral-length train that'll glide down the aisle. This dress is also available in plus sizes.
White Lily Couture Ellie by Rosa Clará
Make a statement in this romantic dress. The pairing of the simple strapless bodice with a layered tulle skirt that's full of volume makes for a showstopping gown.
Lela Rose The Mercer in Soft White
We love this chic and charming column gown made with daisy-print jacquard for a spring or summer wedding. The detachable structured Watteau train drapes elegantly down the back of the dress, and it can be removed when you want to kick the dancing into high gear.
Wtoo by Watters Gertrude Beaded in Ivory
The perfect strapless bridal dress for a seaside wedding, this A-line style has a gorgeous beaded bodice with a velvet ribbon sash at the waistline. The flowy, soft chiffon skirt will make dancing a breeze.
Casablanca Bridal Style 2163 in Champagne/Ivory
If you're looking for a timeless lace mermaid wedding dress, this strapless style is a lovely choice. The gown features embroidered lace appliqué on tulle and eyelash fringed scalloped lace edges on the neckline and the hemline. Plus, lace-covered buttons hide the zipper at the back.
Jenny by Jenny Yoo Carrington in Dark Ivory
This classic strapless ballgown has a surprise at the back—an exposed illusion corset with covered buttons. The corset brings a flirty twist to the timeless style. The luxe taffeta gown has a flowing cathedral train, too.
Leanne Marshall Tullulah
We love this textured silk organza shoulder-baring gown with an empire bodice and breezy full A-line skirt for a beach wedding. You can also add detachable puff long sleeves if you want to change up your look.
Tadashi Shoji Ambrose Asymmetric Draped Gown in Ivory
Modern and romantic, this gown combines a structured flat satin jacquard bodice with an airy tulle skirt. Sweep your hair back to showcase the asymmetric draped top.