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Feb 23, 2024

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Strapless wedding dresses are a classic choice that brides love. The simple style is ultra-versatile and can be paired with almost any neckline and silhouette. From romantic strapless, sweetheart dresses, to a timeless strapless ball gown, there are so many styles to choose from. We’re sharing the strapless wedding dress trends you need to know for 2024! 

Strapless Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Strapless mermaid wedding dresses are the perfect choice for brides who are looking to show body on their wedding day. This sexy style hugs your curves, showing off your figure in an elegant and sultry way. Our Pietra Wedding Dress is a classic mermaid with romantic touches. Frosted, three-dimensional floral embroidered appliqués pop on the luxe Larissa satin, cascading down from the classic strapless sweetheart neckline to the flared skirt. Contoured seaming on the front and back of the drop waist bodice helps to create a long and lean look. Our plus size brides will love our Nahla Wedding Dress, a feminine and romantic strapless mermaid with a soft silhouette that glides over the body. The boned bodice has a strapless sweetheart neckline and a sheer back to show off the couture corsetry. Delicately beaded, three-dimensional frosted embroidery has an ethereal look over sparkle tulle. If you’re looking for something cool and couture we think you’ll love our Nastasia Wedding Dress. The petal satin bodice features a sculptural, strapless sweetheart neckline with a subtle cowl detail with angled boning, defining your figure and enhancing the silhouette. The mermaid skirt has a dramatic flare with buttons down to the hemline for a classic touch. 

Strapless Fitted Wedding Dresses

If you don’t love the look of a mermaid silhouette but still want a fitted wedding dress with a strapless neckline, we’ve got you covered. Silhouettes like sheaths, also known as column dresses, and fit and flares can have a more relaxed look than a mermaid gown, while still being fitted to the body. A sheath has a more straight, or column-like look, gliding down the body without any flare at the skirt. A fit and flare silhouette fits tight throughout the bodice and flares out at the skirt—as the name suggests—but tends to have a softer look than a mermaid. Our Nicky Wedding Dress is all about sultry sophistication. The stretch satin fit and flare has chic draping for an ultra-flattering look and incredible texture. The strapless scoop neckline accentuates your curves, leading to a sheer back detail that exposes the couture boning. Our Paige Wedding Dress is fierce and feminine featuring a sheer corset bodice with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The fitted silhouette has frosted, three-dimensional embroidery for a beautiful botanical look, creating scalloped edging for subtle textural detail.

Strapless Wedding Dress with Sleeves

Sometimes a bride needs options. She wants a strapless wedding dress, but also one with sleeves. While it may seem impossible, with detachable sleeves you can have two looks in one! Whether you love a traditional long sleeve, a dreamy draped sleeve, or whimsical bishop sleeves, detachable sleeves give you the versatility you want out of a strapless wedding dress with sleeves. Our Paradis Wedding Dress is a gown made for running through castles. The strapless dress has a sheer corset  bodice with delicately beaded, embroidered lace appliqués. The ball gown organza skirt has a side pickup that adds effortless texture and we love the romantic look of the strapless sweetheart neckline. Detachable bishop sleeves with embroidered cuffs add to the fantasy. Our Padma Wedding Dress is sexy and romantic featuring a strapless sheer boned bodice designed with three-dimensional floral lace appliqués. The stretch crepe skirt glides over all your curves, leading to a breathtaking cut-away petal train that will leave your guests in awe as you walk down the aisle. The detachable flared long sleeves with matching appliqués help complete the fantasy. 

Strapless Plus Size Wedding Dresses

There may be plus size brides who feel they can’t wear a strapless wedding dress, but we say otherwise. At Morilee, we put a big emphasis on the internal construction of our gowns, using corsetry and boning to give you shape, structure, and support so that our curvier brides can rock a strapless plus size wedding dress. For the modern minimalist, our Nora Wedding Dress is a chic ball gown with architectural design. The strapless bodice has a sculptural sweetheart neckline with contoured seaming for a structured look. The full skirt has delicate pleats that add flow and movement to the dress with the classic touch of buttons to the hemline. If you’re looking to sparkle, then you’ll love our Luna Wedding Dress. The flowing ball gown has a structured, boned bodice encrusted with glimmering pearl and crystal beading that delicately floats down the A-line tulle skirt. 

Satin Strapless Wedding dresses

A satin strapless wedding dress has such a classic feel. The luxe fabric has a beautiful structure and delicate luminosity that will have you glowing on your big day. Satin fabric is considered traditional for wedding dresses and can be quite supportive, lending itself to the strapless style. Our Pippa Wedding Dress is a couture A-line with a corset bodice and chic cowl neckline that has a sculptural look. The petal satin has a subtle luminosity that will have you glowing, while the skirt creates a flattering shape featuring a daring slit. The addition of pockets is both fun and functional and buttons down to the hemline are a classic touch. Modern and sophisticated, our Pia Wedding Dress shines in radiant stretch Larissa satin. The strapless bodice has sculptural draping that creates stunning texture on a ball gown skirt that reveals a sultry pop of leg. Buttons down to the hemline are a classic touch to this contemporary gown. 

Strapless Ball Gown Wedding Dresses 

A ball gown wedding dress is a silhouette that brides everywhere choose to feel like a princess on their big day. Pair it with the elegant look of a strapless neckline and we’re head over heels. Strapless ball gown wedding dresses have been a staple dress in bridal for yours. The full silhouette is grand, balanced by the cool and clean look of a strapless neckline. Our Nanette Wedding Dress is all about precise design. The unique A-line ball gown features intricate laser cut floral tulle, creating a beautifully abstract botanical pattern, starting from the corset bodice where it creates a scalloped edge on the strapless sweetheart neckline. For the dreamer, our Paoletta Wedding Dress has a fairytale feel with gorgeous frosted, embroidered lace appliqués on shimmering sparkle tulle. The sheer, sweetheart bodice has textured ruching and crystal beading boning for a couture look. 

Strapless Lace Wedding Dresses

For a truly timeless look, we couldn’t think of a better style than a strapless lace wedding dress. Lace fabric has been a longtime bridal favorite, from delicate appliqué details to allover lace gowns. With so many different weaves and styles of lace, it’s easy to find a strapless lace dress that you’ll love! Frosted florals and sleek satin create a beautiful contrast on our Naveah Wedding Dress. The soft fit and flare features allover frosted, textured floral embroidered lace that has an embossed effect on the strapless sweetheart gown. Our Paula Wedding Dress is a glamorous fit and flare in allover romantic Chantilly lace with delicately beaded lace appliqués. The corset bodice has a strapless sweetheart neckline with a sexy plunge and sheer back revealing the couture boning. The sheer, petal train highlights the lovely floral pattern of the lace with a scalloped hemline for added texture. 

A-line Strapless Wedding Dresses

A-line wedding dresses are one of the most popular bridal silhouettes, with their fitted bodice and flared skirt, so it’s no surprise to us that brides everywhere love combining the ultra-flattering silhouette with a strapless neckline. The classic combo is perfect for enhancing a narrow waist and showing off your decolletage. Our Petal Wedding Dress is inspired by storybook romances with a flowing A-line silhouette and floral details. The sweetheart bodice has asymmetric ruching with colorful pearl and crystal beading. Beautiful three-dimensional floral embroidery cascades down the gown and with delicate ruffles in the skirt add lovely texture and dimension to the dress. Our Patricia Wedding Dress is an elegant A-line with classic details. The strapless sweetheart bodice features intricate frosted, embroidery with boning for added structure and support. The sleek, pleated satin skirt creates a lovely contrast, floating off the body in an A-line silhouette. The front skirt slit shows off some skin and we love the fun addition of pockets to the gown. 

Strapless Wedding Dress Silhouette FAQs

What is considered a strapless wedding dress?

A strapless wedding dress is as the name suggests, a gown without any straps or visible support to keep the bodice around the upper body. With strapless gowns, you’ll usually have an internal corset or some kind of support to help maintain the tightness of the bodice so there’s no slipping or falling. First appearing in the 1930s, strapless dresses started to gain popularity in the 40s with designers like Christian Dior embracing the neckline. Despite coming into fashion decades ago, strapless wedding dresses are still in style! Strapless wedding dresses are popular for their classic look and versatility. With strapless styles available in a variety of necklines, like a clean and modern straight neckline or a romantic sweetheart neckline, you can find the perfect strapless wedding dress to suit you.

Why do brides wear strapless dresses?

Brides choose to wear strapless wedding dresses for their clean and classic look. The popular style can be paired with many necklines and silhouettes, which makes it a versatile choice for brides of all shapes and sizes. Whether you like the modern look of a straight strapless neckline or something more unique like a strapless scoop, a strapless wedding dress style will look good on you! If you’re worried that your body type wouldn’t suit a strapless wedding dress, we’re here to prove you wrong. If you’re a bride with a smaller bust or more athletic build a strapless sweetheart neckline can help give the illusion of more curves or enhance what you’ve got. A strapless neckline with a plunge is a great option for brides with broader shoulders. The long v-shape of the plunge draws the eyes down and in, minimizing your shoulders. Even our curvy brides look great in this style! A strapless neckline paired with the ultra-flattering A-line silhouette will help to give you the look of a narrow waist. Our bustier brides may be worried about not getting enough support from a strapless wedding dress. We’re here to tell you that Morilee focuses on the internal construction of our wedding gowns so that strapless styles fit tight to the body and offer you the support you need. You want the bodice of your strapless dress to fit snugly, so that there’s no chance of it falling down, but certainly not so tight that it’s hard to breathe. If you’re worried about the tightness of your strapless wedding dress, consider one with a lace-up corset back. This way you can alter the fit of the strapless bodice to your preference. Wearing the proper underwear for strapless wedding dresses can also help give you the perfect look and fit.

What is a sleeveless vs strapless dress?

Some brides might be confused about the difference between a sleeveless dress and a strapless dress, so we’re here to set you straight. As we mentioned before, a strapless wedding dress is one without any type of strap or visible support to keep your bodice around the body. Sleeveless, on the other hand, is a dress without any kind of sleeve—meaning they do have straps to keep the dress up around your torso. Whether they are thick straps, spaghetti straps, a halter neck style, or a wide bateau neck, any dress with fabric connecting the front and back of your gown would be considered sleeveless. You can get the best of both worlds by choosing a dress with detachable sleeves. Detachable sleeves give you the versatility of switching up your wedding day look between a strapless style and one with sleeves. They come in different styles as well. You can have detachable long sleeves, cap sleeves, straps, off-the-shoulder, and more. Even if the sleeves are not detachable, many off-the-shoulder dresses can give you the look of a strapless dress without actually being strapless.

Are strapless wedding dresses appropriate?

If you are wondering whether or not a strapless wedding dress is appropriate, the answer is yes. For most brides wearing a strapless gown is not a problem and is a beautiful look for your wedding day Classic strapless wedding dresses have been a bridal staple for many years, and we can see why. But for those who are having a religious ceremony or prefer a more conservative wedding day look, a strapless wedding dress isn’t for you. If you are getting married in a religious space, where your shoulders need to be covered, but want a strapless dress for your reception, you have options! You can pair elegant strapless dresses with detachable sleeves or bridal jackets to keep you covered for the ceremony. Seasonality and location are also factors in deciding whether or not staples wedding dresses are appropriate. We would definitely recommend a strapless gown for a summer or beach wedding. Perfectly suited for warm weather, strapless beach wedding dresses will keep you cool and comfortable. 

How do you keep a strapless wedding dress from falling down?

After all this, there may still be brides wondering “Do strapless wedding dresses stay up?” Well, the best ways to keep your strapless wedding dress from falling down are to focus on the construction of your gown, like ones with internal corsets and boning, and to work closely with your bridal seamstress to make sure the bodice fits you perfectly! Morilee puts an emphasis on the internal construction of our gowns, made to offer you the ideal amount of structure and support to keep dresses of all necklines and silhouettes from moving around, especially strapless wedding dresses. For our larger busted brides, you may be concerned if this style is supportive enough for you. The answer is yes! With a variety of cup sizes that can be added to our gowns, you can also have your seamstress add any necessary boning, which will add extra support to your gown. You can also consider wearing a corset underneath your dress if the one you chose doesn’t have one built in. 

Should I wear my hair up or down with a strapless wedding dress?

How you wear your hair with your strapless wedding dress is all dependent on personal preference, as well as your hair length and texture. There is no one hairstyle that best suits a strapless neckline, but we can make some recommendations on hairstyles for a strapless wedding dress depending on what features you want to show off. If you’re looking to show off your decolletage and shoulders in your strapless gown, then we would say go for an updo! A classic chignon is always an elegant choice, but a slick back bun or a cool low pony is also a beautiful and more modern choice for an updo. If you wear your hair down you create a lovely frame to show off your neck and cleavage. Hollywood waves are a timeless choice and we love the sleek and straight look. For women with short hair try rocking a piecey bob or consider accessorizing your short hair with a headband, bridal barrettes, or even something funky like feathers! Brides with curly or coiled hair could consider hairstyles that embrace their natural hair texture with styles like locs, braids, or even a stunning afro!

What to wear with your strapless wedding dress?

Not sure what to wear with your strapless wedding dress? Starting with undergarments, we would recommend a strapless bra, corset, or shapewear that makes you feel most comfortable if you’re gown does not come with a built-in corset. There are a variety of strapless bras for wedding dresses to choose from. When it comes to accessorizing your gown a classic pair of earrings is our favorite choice! Whether you pick a diamond stud, elegant pearls, or even a funky drop earring, earrings will help to create a beautiful picture with your strapless wedding dress. If you want to wear a necklace with your strapless gown a dainty choker works beautifully. A choker at the base of your neck helps to highlight your collarbones and a small stone accent could be the perfect pop of sparkle you need! 

Beautiful Strapless Wedding Dresses Near Your

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