Despite being traditionally overlooked by sweetheart necklines, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are becoming increasingly popular among brides thanks to their ability to be both romantic and playful. By showing off their collarbone, brides create a classic and contemporary style that very few other dresses manage to achieve all while flattering their shape and exuding sensuality. It’s why exposed collarbones are the new black in bridal fashion. What's more, off-the-shoulder styles suit every shape of wedding dress from A-line and ballgown to fit and flare. If you haven’t guessed already, we’re huge fans.
If you’ve not considered off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, we fully recommend you do. So much so that we’ve compiled a list of our firm favourites from our Spring 2022 Ronald Joyce and Victoria Jane Bouquet collections.
A great dress for fashion-forward brides who love elegance is style 69722, our pearl-beaded sweetheart fit and flare wedding dress with delicate bow belt detail and detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves. This exquisitely-beaded dress comes with a matching tulle overskirt as style 69729 for an alternative silhouette - perfect for A-line fans and brides wanting to effortlessly take their wedding dress from day to night.
Boho brides looking for whimsical off-the-shoulder wedding dresses can opt for style 69724, our feminine and floaty lace and tulle dress with an illusion bodice, striking bow detail and draped off-the-shoulder sleeves. These beautiful bohemian touches create a unique dress for unconventional brides wanting something different.
From our Victoria Jane collection, style 18609 offers both a strapless and off-the-shoulder wedding dress thanks to a detachable collar. This stunning, interchangeable A-line wedding dress features striking open leg detail on a lace bodice complete with a sweetheart neckline - perfect for bold brides who are planning a summer beach wedding and seek two effortless styles they can easily pack.
Another interchangeable style suited to confident brides seeking a slinky style is 18613, our strapless lace wedding dress with a subtle sweetheart neckline, lace-up back and daring front leg split. Detachable lace sleeves complete with bow tie cuff detailing provide a statement off-the-shoulder look, helping brides create contrasting looks for day and night.
For brides seeking a demure full sleeve style, Fabiola (style 69659) is an exquisitely sequin beaded fit and flare featuring a v-neckline and detachable long sleeves - perfect for the classic bride who loves a touch of glamour.
Our final pick is picture-perfect for the fairytale fan. Style 18619 is our show-stopping ballgown featuring a beautiful bateau off-the-shoulder neckline, delicate diamante embellished belt and voluminous skirt complete with cathedral train. If you‘re seeking a striking profile from all angles, it doesn’t disappoint.
We hope you’ve enjoyed being introduced to our favourite off-the-shoulder wedding dresses and feel informed and inspired to find the one for you.
Written by Lucinda Bell