Non-Strapless Wedding Gowns are Back!

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Strapless gowns are essentially a bridal fashion staple — they typically dominate bridal fashion runways and wedding day aisles alike. However, each new season brings with it the possibility of a new popular style. This season, it’s gowns with straps. Before you jump to a strapless conclusion, just think of the possibilities: cap sleeves, long lace sleeves, spaghetti straps, halters — the list literally goes on. We say it’s time to pop the bubbly, because straps mean you can dance the night away with your sweetheart without ever having the make a dress adjustment. Vintage, destination, glam, and rustic, here are 10 of our favorite strapped dresses perfect for your wedding’s style.

1. You can never go wrong with a classic — hello, spaghetti straps!

amsale wedding gown with spaghetti straps
Amsale Gown via Lover.ly

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2. Buttons, beading, and the most dramatic back...

martina liana wedding gown
Martina Liana Spring 2014 Gown via Lover.ly

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3. We adore this flirty frock for a whimsical reception or a memorable exit!

modern trousseau wedding gown
Modern Trousseau Spring 2014 Gown via Lover.ly

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4. Glamorous with a touch of vintage — the beading and tulle on this gown are stunning.

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Photo Credit: Laura Gordon Photography on Lover.ly via Lover.ly

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5. Can’t decide between a long or short gown? Get the best of both styles with this high-low dress!

rivini spring 2014 wedding gown
Rivini Spring 2014 Gown via Lover.ly

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6. Sequins are always appropriate! We’re envisioning this gown’s debut at a modern reception or a black-tie fête.

modern trousseau wedding gown
Modern Trousseau Spring 2014 Gown via Lover.ly

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7. Destination ready — a beach bash does not mean you need to pass on glamorous beading!

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Chiffon Gown with Beaded Straps From David's Bridal via Lover.ly

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8. If you’re not quite reading for a strapped gown, look to one-shoulder styles instead.

romona keveza wedding gown
Gown by Romona Keveza / Photo Credit: Women's Wear Daily on Munaluchi Bride via Lover.ly

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9. We can already picture this beading gown in a ballroom. We love the idea of pairing your dress with a beaded hairpiece in lieu of a veil, too.

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Martina Liana Spring 2014 Gown via Lover.ly

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10. This dress lace dress, complete with stunning long sleeves, is definitely meant for a vintage affair.

amsale wedding gown
Amsale Gown via Lover.ly

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Tell us: Are you on board with the dresses with straps trend?

—Carly Totten


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