22 Sultry Wedding Dresses With a Slit

These bridal gowns marry tradition with a playful va-va-voom attitude.
Spaghetti straps and A-line skirt with pockets and long train
Simone Paget - The Knot Contributor.
Simone Paget
Simone Paget - The Knot Contributor.
Simone Paget
The Knot Contributor
  • Simone writes shoppable e-commerce articles for The Knot Worldwide, where she covers everything from bridal fashion to where to find the perfect Star-Wars-themed wedding gift.
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Updated Dec 31, 2021
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We all want to feel beautiful on our wedding day, but finding a wedding dress that strikes the perfect balance between a traditional bridal look and subtle sex appeal is, in a word, tricky. Enter: wedding dresses with a slit—a modern bridal dress silhouette that allows you to have your cake and eat it too.

Not only does a wedding dress with a slit give you the opportunity to show off your legs (and your wedding shoes!), but it also provides ample movement—a must if you're planning a beach or garden wedding. A high slit also adds a lovely modern touch to more traditional bridal looks (think ball gown, high-neck and princess wedding dress styles).

Whether you're shopping for a sultry evening dress, a flirty party dress for a civil ceremony, or the ball gown of your dreams, there's a wedding dress with a slit for every kind of bridal style. We've rounded up some of our favorite wedding dresses with a slit from recent bridal collections below.

Galina Signature Lace Appliqué Chiffon Wedding Dress

Lace illusion V-neck bodice with simple skirt with slit

We love this gorgeous wedding dress that features an illusion bodice with a deep V-neckline adorned in beautiful lace appliqué and beading at the waist. A flowy chiffon A-line skirt with a thigh-high slit adds movement and romance.

Watters Mirall Dress

Asymmetrical sleeveless cowl neckline with buttons on side

With its asymmetrical cut and beautiful draping, this bridal gown brings to mind Old Hollywood glamour while still managing to be completely modern. Delicate covered buttons extend from the waist to the hem, adding visual interest while allowing you to control the modesty of the side slit.

Maggie Sottero Monaco Dress

Strapless chiffon mermaid dress with draped bodice

This stunning strapless mermaid wedding dress is made to flatter all of your curves with a crisscross sweetheart neckline, a ruched bodice and additional ruching at the back. Made of crepe chiffon, a thigh-high front slit and puddle train complete this sultry yet sophisticated bridal look.

Essense of Australia Art Deco A-Line Wedding Gown

Beaded sleeveless bodice with V-neck and A-line skirt

This gorgeous wedding dress pays homage to Art Deco glamour with a shimmering V-neckline bodice covered in intricate shell pattern beading. A flowy chiffon A-line skirt with a front slit adds a touch of romance and subtle sex appeal.

Pronovias Premiere Collection Abby Wedding Gown

Draped shoulders and V-neck with chapel train

Make a red carpet-worthy entrance in this stunning crepe wedding gown that features curve-flattering pleating and a unique cowl back. A high slit and elegant chapel train complete this unforgettable bridal dress.

Willowby Paisley Dress

Gold beaded illusion V-neck bodice with layered ruffle skirt

A fresh and playful take on a high-slit wedding dress, this statement-making bridal gown has cascading ruffles made of shimmering tulle. A deep-V illusion tulle neckline and intricate beading add subtle sparkle to this whimsical bridal look.

DB Studio Ruched Spaghetti Strap Jersey Dress With Lace Slit

Spaghetti strap jersey dress and slit with lace details

Simple and sexy, this spaghetti strap wedding dress would be perfect for a beach wedding. Ruching throughout the bodice and back flatters curves, while the alluring side-slit trimmed in lace adds a touch of romance.

Rivini Timeless Bacall Dress

Lace illusion V-neck bodice with cold shoulders and lace applique skirt

Turn heads in this lace appliqué bridal gown with a V-neckline and low back. A flowy chiffon skirt with a high slit adds romance and drama.

Sottero and Midgley Carson Dress

Off the shoulder lace corset bodice with A-line tulle skirt

Calling all boho brides! This dreamy gown includes gorgeous lace motifs over tulle and billowing off-the-shoulder puffed sleeves. The whimsical bridal look is finished with a floaty A-line tulle skirt with a high slit for extra drama.

Alyne by Rita Vinieris Kate Dress

Off the shoulder draped bodice with high front slit

Sleek and timeless, this off-the-shoulder ball gown features a full skirt with a high slit. Elegant draping in the front creates a ruched effect that flatters your figure while a subtle V-neckline and covered buttons add a point of interest at the back.

Essense of Australia Modern Boho Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves

Illusion long sleeves with V-neck and sequin details

Boho brides looking to make a statement will love this glam bridal gown covered in sparkling silver sequins with dramatic long sleeves. A plunging V-neckline and thigh-high front slit give added allure.

Amsale Front Button V-Neck Dress

Button up midi dress with V-neck and cap sleeves

Brides shopping for a casual summer or beach wedding dress will love this crepe midi-length dress. A center slit and subtle high-low hem add a breezy feel ideal for an understated wedding or oceanfront engagement party.

Fame and Partners Ellie Dress

Maxi dress with square neckline and back cutouts

This minimal yet daring bridal dress has a square neckline and multiple straps that create a fashion-forward cage look. With a dramatic open back, this strappy look is perfect for a wedding reception in an art gallery or museum.

Jenny Yoo Alma Dress

Spaghetti strap V-neck maxi dress with ruched gathering at waist

Breezy and romantic, this spaghetti strap wedding dress has a V-neckline and a flattering gathered tie-waist. Made of flowy chiffon with a high slit, it would make the perfect beach wedding dress.

Amsale Crepe Sheath Dress

Midi dress with high neck collar and center slit

Sleek, modern and sexy, this midi-length crepe sheath dress would be perfect for a sophisticated civil ceremony or elopement. The alluring silhouette features a high halter neckline, a high slit in the center of the skirt and a sheer back adorned with dainty covered buttons.

Mikaella Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress With Slit

Spaghetti strap floral lace with fit and flare skirt

Chic and modern, this midi-length bridal dress has a high neck and figure-hugging silhouette. An off-center high slit in the front gives sultry appeal while the sheer illusion back with faux covered buttons adds a feminine touch (and smartly conceals a zipper).

David's Bridal Strapless Satin Wedding Dress With Skirt Slit

Strapless A-line dress with ribbon belt in ivory

Brides in search of a classic ball gown style will love this strapless satin wedding dress with a fitted sweetheart neckline that gives way to a full skirt. Fresh and modern, a high front slit creates movement and gives the opportunity to show off some leg.

Alexandra Grecco Cecilia Gown

Deep V-neck with cap sleeves and lace side cutouts

We love the clean lines on this sleek and modern crepe wedding gown with cap sleeves. A deep V-neckline and slit in the front create sultry appeal while the embroidered lace details on the side cutouts and the illusion tulle back add a serious dose of romance.

Allure Bridals Larissa Dress

Strapless ruched gown with A-line skirt

A classic strapless A-line wedding dress gets a modern update with a dramatic high slit in the front. This stunning bridal look is finished with covered buttons down the back of the dress which extends into a dramatic train.

Amsale Fabienne Dress

Sleeveless bodice with lace corset underneath and long train

This gorgeous wedding dress combines sleek lines with a corset lace under-bodice for a lingerie-inspired look. A figure-hugging skirt leads into a dramatic extended train.

Essense of Australia Classic A-Line Wedding Gown With Pockets

Spaghetti straps and A-line skirt with pockets and long train

Classic with a modern twist, this ball gown wedding dress has a fitted bodice with delicate spaghetti straps and chic illusion tulle cutouts that flow into a full A-line skirt with pockets. A high front slit adds extra movement (and a chance to show off your heels!).

Allure Bridals Lovee Dress

Lace bodice with spaghetti straps and tulle skirt with lace detail

This stunning bridal dress pairs a fitted lace bodice with a dreamy tulle A-line skirt that ends in a sweep train. A high slit trimmed in beautiful lace finishes off the ethereal bridal look.

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