10 Statement Wedding Dresses You Never Knew You Loved

There’s a reason why modern brides are opting for sexy wedding dresses. And we’re pretty sure it has to do with the level of epic-ness you’re about to see in the 14 daring bridal gowns below. You’ll see that sexy can be flirty + femme, haute couture or even sophisticated chic. With strappy backs, plunging necklines, high slits, off-the-shoulder swoops and even nude bodices with nothing but intricate embroidery… these wedding dresses for modern romantics will stop you in your tracks! Shall we, friend?

Claire Pettibone gown and cape from this Arizona wedding editorial photo by Ashley Rae Photography

Okay, this fairytale number from Caire Pettibone is a good place to start. Flower appliques, fine laces and sheer details all add up to one dreamy dress we can’t take our eye off of it.

 

one-shoulder wedding dress with ethereal volume
Photo by Cassandra Ladru with gown by Georgia Young Couture

sexy plus size wedding dress with embroidered lace
Photo + gown by Grace Loves Lace

This open back gown with a sizzling hot slit has a place in the world. In our closets. I mean it doesn’t get much better than the embroidered lace in peony swirls.

 

plunging neckline wedding dress with embroidered stars and sheer bridal cape
Photo by  Rebecca Hollis ,starry gown and cape by Galia Lahav

off the shoulder wedding dress with blue chiffon
Photo by Lily Szabo with gown by Tatyana Marenyuk

Hello, ethereal beaut! You had us at something blue. This fanciful number from Tatyana Marenyuk is equal parts princess and straight up goddess with it’s twirly silhouette, ruched bodice and playful chiffon.

off-the-shoulder wedding dress with sheer sleeves and nude bodice
Photo + gown by Lee Petra Grebenau as found at NYC bridal boutique Spina Bride

 

mermaid wedding dress with plunging neckline
Photo + gown by Lee Petra Grebenau as found at NYC bridal boutique Spina Bride

 

Raise your hand if you’re also getting Carrie Bradshaw vibes from this earth-shattering high low with a haute couture bow?

sexy strapless wedding dress with intricate embroidery
Photo by Sian Obrien Photography with gown by Pallas Couture as found at online designer dress marketplace Stillwhite

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Gowns by Liz Martinez Bridal via Kinsley James Couture bridal boutique

v-back wedding dress with floral appliques
Photo by Jenny Haas with gown by Marchesa

Right then. I think it’s decided that sexy wedding dresses will rule the world (and we don’t have to wait as long as we did for Game of Thrones season 8 for this to come to fruition). So embrace your leading lady and try one of these bold styles on for size. There’s no doubt that all eyes will be on you, and you’ll get to show the world just how trendy can also be timeless.

Follow along on Pinterest and Instagram for more wedding inspiration like this! And to go along with your wedding dress shopping, check out some of our favorite emerald cut engagement rings to say yes to here.

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