Make a Statement in These 25 Bow Wedding Dresses

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Collage of wedding dresses with bows 2023-2024.
Photo: Courtesy of Nardos / Allure Bridals / Mark Ingram Bride / Getty Images,Design by Tiana Cripsino
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Apr 27, 2023
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Wedding dresses with bows are the moment. Everywhere I looked at bridal fashion week this season: Bows, bows and more bows. And The Knot's edit team is here for it. It's no wonder gowns with bows are a top wedding dress trend at the moment; it's one of the classiest embellishments you can add that will really tie together your look (pun intended). Whether your wedding aesthetic is minimalist or maximalist, a bow on a dress or bridal accessory will look good and add a touch of playful sophistication.

On the runway, we saw Sareh Nouri have a gown with a large back bow that cascades down the skirt and transforms into a sweep train, which is ideal for a formal look, while Anne Barge had a delicate front bow belt added to a gown to highlight the waist. So bow how you want to, whether it's dainty bows on the shoulder straps or a statement bow in a contrasting color or print. Below, get inspired for your bow-ment and peruse 25 gorgeous ways to wear a bow on your big day.

Shop the Best Wedding Dress with Bow Styles

1. Justin Alexander Reverie

Justin Alexander wedding dress with bow in the back.
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Alexander

As The Knot's bridal fashion editor, I must admit I am undoubtedly obsessed with this classic wedding dress from Justin Alexander Signature. This chic Mikado A-line wedding dress features an off-the-shoulder neckline that transforms into a dramatic back accented with a beautiful bow. A natural waistline and chapel train add an element of sophistication to this timeless number.

2. Sareh Nouri Last First Kiss Wedding Dress

White wedding dress with an open back and blue bow detailing.
Photo: Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

Talk about making a bow-ment—literally. Not only does this classic wedding dress have delicate blue bows cascading down the back, but also on the sleeves. It's such a pretty option for a bride looking for a little something blue on their wedding dress.

3. Mark Ingram Bride Greta Dress

Wedding dress with oversized green bow by Mark Ingram Bride.
Photo: Courtesy of Mark Ingram Bride

There's no such thing as too many bows where a Mark Ingram dress is concerned. This Mikado ball gown has both a statement bow on the back and petite bow trim details on the straps. And yes, those same mini bows can be found scattered throughout the matching veil for an aisle-worthy moment.

4. Allure Bridals Belle Wedding Dress

Bride wears an off-the-shoulder wedding dress with a bow in the back.
Photo: Courtesy of Allure Bridals

Dreaming of a princess wedding dress with a bow for your big day? Look no further than this Belle-inspired Mikado gown from Allure Bridal's Disney Fairytale Weddings dress collection. This dress is a tale as old as time, with a grandiose illusion train paired with a structured bow at the waist and a corset closure bodice for your wedding day adventures in the great wide somewhere.

5. Jasmine Couture Nadia Wedding Dress

Strapless wedding dress with a bow at the waist.
Photo: Courtesy of Jasmine Couture

A heavenly combo of English netting and an A-line silhouette make up this gorgeous Jasmine Couture wedding dress. The dreamy strapless bodice has soft chevron pleats, exposed boning and is accompanied by a removable waist sash that ties into a bow wherever you desire for a lasting impression.

6. Sachin & Babi Aubrey One-Shoulder Column Gown

One shoulder wedding dress with an oversized bow.
Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie / Sachin & Babi

A sleek and dramatic one-shoulder bow and a sexy slit enhance the modern look of this glamorous column gown from Sachin & Babi. You could wear it as your reception dress or to your after-party if you plan on having multiple wedding weekend celebrations.

7. Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lola Gown

Strapless wedding dress by Jenny Yoo, best wedding dresses with bows 2024.
Photo: Courtesy of: Jenny Yoo / Marcy Castelgrande Lee

This sleek ivory wedding gown, crafted from luxurious crepe fabric, gives off a timeless yet modern feel that's perfect for your big day. It features a statement bow detail with a long tail train that certainly won't be missed when you're walking down the aisle.

8. Nadia Manjarezz Chapela Wedding Dress

Strapless patterned wedding dress, best bow dresses 2023-2024.
Photo: Courtesy of Nadia Manjarezz

Calling all spring brides: You'll make a big statement in this pastel wedding dress from Nadia Manjarezz with a sweet bow back. I honestly can't decide what I love the most, the "it" girl strapless column silhouette or the light blue Italian wildflower print.

9. Morilee by Madeline Gardner Look 9 Dress

Strapless dress with a bow in the back, best bow dresses 2023-2024.
Photo: Courtesy of MADELINE

The pretty draped bow and buttons cascading down the train ensure this modern wedding dress from Madeline Gardner is just as Instagram-worthy from the back as it is from the front. It also has a chic sweetheart neckline and a fit-and-flare silhouette cut that has a subtle sheen to it that shines down the runway.

10. Kelly Faetanini Soren Dress

One shoulder mermaid-style wedding dress with a bow.
Photo: Courtesy of Kelly Faetanini

Hello, bow-tiful! A sleek bow and fitted silhouette enhance the modern vibe of this one-shoulder gown. You could wear it to a Southern estate wedding or a formal black-tie affair; either way, it's a moment that is sure to be showstopping.

11. Nardos Look 19

White silk wedding dress, best bow dresses 2024.
Photo: Courtesy of Nardos

An oversized bow ties together this couture wedding dress from Nardos, transforming it into a complete showstopper. The allover organza lace gown is taken to the next level with the detachable Duchess satin bubble skirt, making it the perfect convertible dress—can you just imagine how amazing it will look in your wedding photos?

12. Badgley Mischka Dress

Beautiful wedding dress with bow by Badgley Mischka.
Photo: Courtesy of Badgley Mischka / Matthew Cylinder

Badgley Mischka had us at bows and feathers. And if you look close enough, you'll see the gorgeous pearls and gems that are accented throughout for a little extra sparkle. The dress also has a sexy side slit to show off your heels, and the deep V-neckline was made to be worn with a statement necklace.

13. Abella Helga Dress

Beautiful wedding dress with bow-tied sleeves.
Photo: Courtesy of Abella

This ethereal wedding dress with bows on the shoulders was made for twisting and twirling on the dance floor. A flattering natural waistline and floral embroidery embellish the romantic silhouette, which includes a V-neckline and chapel train.

14. Justin Alexander Camelot Dress

Model wears a dress with an open back and bow, best bow wedding dresses 2024.
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Alexander

Want to have a Kate Middleton moment? Look no further than this stunning dress from Justin Alexander. The classic stretch mikado ball gown—which made its debut at New York Bridal Fashion Week—gives an elegant take on the bow detail. The signature accent is incorporated just under the illusion bodice for a subtle but eye-catching look.

15. Willowby by Watters Olena Long-Sleeve Lace Wedding Gown

Model wears a floral long-sleeved wedding dress with a bow at the back.
Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie / Willowby by Watters

Hot take: Bows don't have to be bold. In this case, a dainty ribbon sits subtly on the back, giving a subtle finishing touch to this Willowby by Watters A-line gown that's complete with whimsical floral embroidery and long, sheer sleeves.

16. Allure Bridals Ariel Gown

Allure Bridal wedding gown with a bow in the back.
Photo: Courtesy of Allure Bridals

Ready to be part of that world? Live out all of your mermaidcore dreams with this Ariel-inspired sheath dress, complemented by an open back and tulle bow. The ocean-like shimmer of sequins and pearl beading along the bodice and skirt make it the perfect dress to wear to a tropical or beach wedding.

17. Esé Azénabor Wedding Pantsuit with Bow

White wedding suit with a bow at the waist.
Photo: Courtesy of Esé Azénabor

Don't underestimate the power of a wedding pantsuit with a bow. This structured two-piece suit cuts a sleek and modern silhouette. The blazer makes a statement with its larger-than-life bow and plunging V-neckline. Bonus: It has pockets.

18. Sareh Nouri The Stars Align Dress

Sareh Nouri wedding dress, best dresses with bows 2023-2024.
Photo: Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

A modest high neckline, cathedral train, elegant drapery and statement bow elevate the classic strapless silhouette of this elegant gown. Wear it with a classy chignon and drop earrings for a sophisticated wedding day look that will remain timeless for decades to come.

19. Mark Ingram Bride Claire Dress

Wedding dress with a bow on the bodice by Mark Ingram Bride.
Photo: Courtesy of Mark Ingram Bride

Why have just one bow, when you can have multiple? Mark Ingram's Claire gown features both a front bow detail and a full A-line skirt with Duchesse satin bows along the train. This beautiful bridal gown has a refined elegance to it, making it perfect for a formal wedding or grand ballroom affair.

20. Sachin & Babi Archie V-Neck Back-Bow Mini Dress

Mini Sachin & Babi wedding dress with a bow in the back.
Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie / Sachin & Babi

A large detachable bow ensures this sweet mini dress from Sachin & Babi is just as Instagram-worthy from the back as it is from the front. It also has a classic V-neckline and an open back for those who prefer a minimalist approach.

21. Nardos Mini Wedding Dress with Bow

Short wedding dress with a bow at the waist.
Photo: Courtesy of Nardos

Show up for your courthouse elopement in this gorgeous Nardos mini dress that is truly couture in every sense of the word. It is made from embroidered floral lace and boasts a voluminous skirt and darling front bow. You'll be the chicest one in city hall.

23. Jenny Yoo Cami Stretch-Crepe Fit & Flare Wedding Gown

Long elegant wedding dress with a bow trailing in the back.
Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie / Jenny Yoo

The long chiffon bow sash—designed for extra drama—and a plunging back jazz up this ethereal dress made for the minimalist bride. Wear it with a pair of gorgeous stilettos and a clutch bag for the perfect glam-inspired after-party look.

22. Anne Barge Habersham Dress

Strapless wedding dress with bow by Anne Barge.
Photo: Courtesy of Anne Barge / Laura Gordon

If statement bows aren't your vibe, then I've got the dress for you. You're going to love this romantic and incredibly chic column wedding dress with pastel 3D floral appliques. An oh-so-delicate blue velvet bow belt beautifully highlights the waist, while the tulle overskirt looks absolutely mesmerizing.

24. Maggie Sottero Saratoga Wedding Dress

One shoulder gown with bow by Maggie Sottero.
Photo: Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

This mermaid wedding dress transforms into a gorgeous statement maker, thanks to a statement bow at the shoulders. Another bonus? The deep V-back has three beaded straps for an unexpected but sophisticated surprise.

25. AW Bridal Maraca Wedding Dress

Model wears a long-sleeved wedding dress with a bow at the waist.
Photo: Courtesy of AW Bridal

Describing this dress as "beautiful" would be an understatement. The super-stylish A-line gown features a full tulle skirt, puff sleeves and a plunging V-neck that finishes with a large bow, resulting in a truly whimsical dress moment.

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