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Wedding Dresses with Bows: 24 Stunning Designs

Wedding dresses with bows are fast becoming a major bridal trend. Score some serious wedding fashion points and choose from our edit of the most beautiful bows in the business

Bride with back to camera wearing a spaghetti strap dress with bow back detail

Bride with back to camera wearing a spaghetti strap dress with bow back detail

The catwalks of Barcelona Bridal Week 2022 were packed with exciting wedding trends but there was one in particular that caught our eyes (and hearts!): wedding dresses with bows.

Perfect for the classic, ladylike bride who is searching for that traditional – but feminine – twist to her wedding dress. The bow is big, brides – and it’s back. Whether it's adorning the back of a wedding gown, tied around the waist or sitting pride of place at the front of the bodice, the bow is fast becoming a key bridal feature once more.

Nowadays, the bow is more high-fashion than twee and can form part of anything from a boho dress to a princess ballgown. Made from silk, chiffon, lace and tulle, there's a bow for every bride.

Tempted by the trend? Scroll through our edit of the very best wedding dresses with bows available now.

24 Beautiful Wedding Dresses with Bows

1. Orbit – £POA, Atelier Pronovias

Model stood at the foot of a staircase wearing a white sheath wedding dress with bow

This Pronovias gown screams screen siren with its form-fitting silhouette and glamorous shoulder bow detail. Crafted from luxurious crepe and featuring a long train, it’s a true showstopper. We’d totally team this with a red wedding lipstick and finger waves if we were you.

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2. Bernarda – £POA, Marchesa for Pronovias

One shoulder sheath wedding dress with bow on shoulder

With a Grecian goddess feel, breezy thigh split and one-shoulder design we can see this gown worn on faraway shores. Made from luxurious satin and featuring a statement shoulder bow, it’s perfect for glamorous vibes.

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3. Seine – £POA, St Patrick

Model with back to camera wearing a low back wedding dress with an oversized bow

There’s something classic and sophisticated about mikado gowns, which is why we’re drawn to this mermaid piece from St Patrick. Simple and elegant from the front, the oversized bow at the back adds a playful touch.

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4. Balsam Dress – £435, Reformation

Model with hand on hip wearing an ivory sheath dress with bow tie shoulders

If you’re loving the bow trend but find yourself shying away from the oversized, plump for a tie strap gown like the Balsam dress from Reformation. Crafted from sheer fabric, they add a girlish feel without being overwhelming.

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5. Skye – £275, RIXO

Model wearing a silk satin gown with bow ties at the shoulder

Another tie strap beauty that has us enamoured is the silky satin Skye gown from RIXO. It not only features tie strap bows but a waist sash that can be tied and positioned to your preference.

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6. Cailey – £POA, Suzanne Neville

A model wearing a fit and flare dress with V-neck and bow

We love this slinky crepe design from Suzanne Neville. The bow tie at the centre of the bust gives a contemporary feel while the fit and flare silhouette is all about showing off those curves.

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7. Talia – £POA, Suzanne Neville

Model with back to camera wearing a wedding dress with an open back with bow

When it comes to choosing a wedding dress, we’re often focussed on the front view but much of what guests see of the gown is from the back during the ceremony. We love how the bow at the back of the Talia gown forms the top section of the dress and leads down to a sexy open, scoop back.

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8. Serafina – £POA, Ellis Bridals

A model with her back to camera wearing a three quarter length sleeve wedding dress with low back and bow

Ever since Meghan Markle stepped out of the Rolls Royce in May 2018, there has been a surge of brides wanting to emulate her simple, long-sleeved look. We think the Serafina gown from Ellis Bridals is giving off the same classic vibes but with an added statement back. Featuring a sheer panel with pearl buttons and a double layered bow, Serafina will give guests plenty to look at as you walk down the aisle.

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9. Imogen – £POA, Ellis Bridals

A model stood at a window wearing a low back wedding dress with an oversized bow

Feeling a princess dress? The ballgown silhouette, mikado Imogen dress from Ellis Bridals should fit the bill. With an oversized bow at the bottom of a scoop back, it’s the fairy tale dress of our dreams.

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10. Self Portrait Bow-Tied Taffeta Mini Dress – £350, Matches Fashion

Model wearing a short strappy wedding dress with large bow across the chest

Short wedding dresses are perfect for laidback or registry office weddings or even as second wedding dresses for evening receptions. The short dress we’re lusting after right now is this bow tied beauty from Self Portrait. How gorgeous are those pearl detail straps?

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11. Erdem Rea Sweetheart Neck Lace Dress – £2,490, Matches Fashion

Model wearing a strappy lace midi dress with bow tie sash

Comprising of a bustier top with moulded cups, spaghetti straps and a midi-length lace A-line skirt with a bow sash, this dreamy Erdem creation is ideal for summer weddings.

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12. Emilia Wickstead Charlotte Bow Appliqué Dress – £3,110, Matches Fashion

A model with her back to camera wearing a dress with oversize bow with long sashes

Calling all fashionista brides! Go big on the bow trend with this statement midi dress from Emilia Wickstead. The oversized bow gives a truly high-fashion feel while the long sashes mean you won’t need a train or veil.

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13. Dahlia Dress and Dahlia Bow – £POA, Halfpenny London

Model turning to face the camera wearing a simple wedding gown with oversized bow at the back

Halfpenny London is known for flexible bridal dressing thanks to its collection of bridal separates and add-ons that allow brides to mix and match their looks. In this instance, we love the Dahlia dress and bow teamed together for a romantic and impactful look.

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14. Elena ­– £599, Wed2B

Bride turning to face camera wearing a mikado gown with straps and a bow above the skirt

Love the idea of a simplistic gown? Elena is a classic bridal ballgown with deep V-neckline, flattering wide waistband and full skirt finished with a bow at the back. Totally timeless, this dress will never date - and it's affordable too, at under £600!

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15. Style D3404 – £POA, Essense of Australia

Bride with her back to camera wearing a wedding dress with skinny straps and a bow above the skirt

The spaghetti straps of the 90s have made a major comeback over the last few months and wedding dresses are not excluded from the trend. We love this double strap beauty from Essense of Australia with romantic draping bow back detail.

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16. Style D3225 – £POA, Essense of Australia

A bride and groom arm in arm with the bride wearing a one shoulder gown with bow tie at the shoulder

Crafted from matte chiffon fabric, this sheath dress features a softly draping skirt and flattering side ruching but it’s the shoulder bow that drew us to the design. We love how the sash provides a mini train and we think it’s a great choice for brides wishing to ditch the veil.

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17. Style 1254 – £POA, Martina Liana

A model wearing a mermaid silhouette wedding dress with bow just above the bottom

Mermaid silhouettes are seriously sexy, especially when paired with a plunge neckline, low back and spaghetti straps like Style 1254. We think glamorous brides will fall head over heels for this design and its statement bow back.

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18. Style 1394 – £POA, Martina Liana

Model wearing spaghetti strap full skirted wedding dress with oversized bow at the back

Featuring a layered mikado skirt that stems from an oversized bow and sways with every turn, this glamorous gown will ensure all eyes are on you from the ‘I dos’ through the final dance.

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19. Style 7290 ­­– £POA, Stella York

A model standing to one side wearing a spaghetti straps and a bow tie sash

Modern fashion meets bridal style with this sheath gown from Stella York. The simple gown has a laidback feel that’s oh-so on-trend and features thin straps, a low back, plunge neckline and crepe sash that can be fashioned into a relaxed bow.

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20. Bames – £POA, Rosa Clara

Model with her back to camera wearing a scoop neck back dress with full skirt and oversized bow

This sensational wedding dress is crafted from a luxurious fabric with floral motifs giving a feminine and romantic vibe. The slim fitting bodice contrasts beautifully with the full skirt and detachable train stemming from the oversized bow.

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21. Nube – £POA, Rosa Clara

Model with her back to camera wearing a wedding dress with silk skirt and lace bodice

If it’s pure romance you’re after, may we suggest Nube? This gorgeously girlie gown features a fitted, plunge neckline lace bodice with a full satin skirt. While we’re fans of the front, it’s the back that had us head over heels with its illusion detailing and double bow.

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22. Nanet – £POA, Rosa Clara

Model wearing a sheath dress with tulle bow ties at the shoulder

How stunning do the bow tie shoulder sashes look? We’d definitely swap a veil for those dramatic tulle details. Combining sexiness with pure romance, Nanet comprises of a plunge neckline, cinched waist and gently draping crepe skirt.

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23. Nudo – £POA, Rosa Clara

A model wearing a plunge neck fishtail gown with bow at the waist

Bringing the bow to the fore, Nudo is an elegant gown that somehow manages to look both modern and traditional. We love the long train and fit and flare silhouette that will flatter most figures.

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24. Noe – £POA, Rosa Clara

Model with hands on her hips wearing a plunge neck lace bodice and tulle skirted wedding dress

There’s something incredibly romantic and whimsical about a tulle ballgown skirt, especially when paired with dot tulle shoulder bows. The plunge neckline and low back give a sexy touch to the girlish Noe

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Complete your bridal ensemble with another of the year's key trends, bridal headbands. They're the perfect finishing touch for that chic, timeless bridal look.