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23 of the Most Beautiful Corset & Corset Back Wedding Dresses

From lace up backs and dramatic trains to corset bodices and black wedding dresses - this round up has a corset style for every kind of bride!

Sparkly embellished corset back wedding dress with thick scalloped detail
Olivia Bottega

Sparkly embellished corset back wedding dress with thick scalloped detail
Olivia Bottega

Whether you’re looking for that ultra cinched look, or love the romance of a traditional wedding dress shape, corset and corset back wedding dresses are so versatile for whatever your W-day style is.

Corset and bustier wedding dresses are often designed with a boned, structured bodice that creates a really cinched silhouette for whoever wears it. On the other hand, laced back corset bridal gowns are known to have a V-panel at the back of the dress which is then laced up using a fabric tie.

Both lace up and corset top wedding dresses are often favoured over other classic bridal silhouettes because of the structure and shape they help to create. If you're into more of a whimsical look, however, we've also found a number of more modern corset style wedding dresses that have paired themselves beautifully with more flowing and romantic silhouettes.

The 23 Most Beautiful Corset & Corset Back Wedding Dresses

Our round up of corset and bustier wedding dresses include whimsy romantic styles, structured sexy wedding dresses as well as striking black corset wedding dresses for those who want an alternative chic look.

As well as gorgeous fashion inspiration, we also have expert advice from Abi Neill, owner of Abigail's Collection, on how to lace up a corset back wedding dress (it's not as straightforward as it may seem...) and whether or not you can wear a corset wedding dress when you're pregnant. 

Corset and Corset Back Wedding Dresses

Whether it's a modern corset bustier wedding dress you're after, or you're more into your lace up corset wedding dresses, these stunning styles will leave you completely spoiled for choice!

1. Chloe Corset Back Ballgown With Illusion Neckline - £840, Olivia Bottega

Olivia Bottega Chloe ballgown corset wedding dress with lace back and leg slit at the front

Effortlessly stylish and chic is the Chloe design from Olivia Bottega. Featuring both a buttoned back and a lace-up corset, this satin wedding dress has a unique detail around every corner. The combination of detail makes the back of the dress the star of the show - but the beauty doesn’t end there.

The front of this corset wedding dress features a pleated leg slit and asymmetrical pleated bodice, along with a pearl-encrusted illusion neckline and invisible hems. If it’s modern, unique and stylish you’re after, this is the wedding dress for you. 

Sizing: UK 2 - UK 24

Pros & Cons: There is so much detail on this pearl wedding dress which we absolutely love and it also has corset boning to ensure you feel extra secure. If you’d prefer a more simplistic look, the pearl bolero can be removed to simplify the look or to even give you two different wedding day styles.

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2. Wellesley Structured Lace Corset Wedding Dress - £POA, Suzanne Neville

Suzanne Neville corset lace Wellesley wedding dress with leg slit and all over lace

Classic and elegant, the Wellesley wedding dress by Suzanne Neville is a dream to look at. Embroidered with thick-edged lace detail and structured for the gods, this classic wedding silhouette has been completely elevated.

The eyelash lace that adorns the hem and the leg slit are so pretty and add an air of romance to the design. The bodice is a structured corset with boning to help achieve that cinched look. Add or remove the lace sleeves for two different lace wedding dress looks on your special day. 

Sizing: Dependent on Stockists

Pros & Cons: If you’re inspired by celebrity wedding dresses, you’ll know that this matching wedding veil gives off serious Nicola Peltz-Beckham vibes, but if the style is too classic for you, you could always pair it with a bridal jacket or wedding coat to jazz it up a bit. 

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3. Priscilla Corset-Back Ballgown Wedding Dress - £1,592.20, Olivia Bottega

Olivia Bottega Classic Mikado Ball Gown Priscilla design with huge skirt and corset back

Drama is the word that comes to mind when we swoon over the Priscilla dress. The ballgown silhouette and voluminous skirt contrasts perfectly with the structured bodice and cinched waistline.

Because the fabric is so classic and simple, you can really afford to go big on the shape and that’s exactly what the team at Olivia Bottega have done here. The back of this corset wedding dress features a scoop back and lace-up corset.

Sizing: UK 2 - UK 34

Pros & Cons: This dress has six 5-star reviews and is available to buy online with customisation and custom sizing available. If you’re dubious about buying a wedding dress online, one reviewer said, “I customised the train, I wanted it to be a bit longer and Anastasia (the online consultant) recommended a veil to me. No regrets definitely. Fast, simple and very gorgeous experience.”

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READ MORE: Simple 'Less is More' Wedding Dress Designs

4. Style 4957 Corset Wedding Dress With Lace Panel - Approx £5,630, Pnina Tornai

Pnina Tornai Style 4975 lace corset bodice wedding dress with leg slit

If it’s a sexy off the shoulder wedding dress you’re after, this design by Pnina Tornai is a real contender. The exposed boning in the bustier is a striking contrast to the soft lace used for the corset, sleeves and the gorgeous exposed panel in the skirt. The combination of lace and satin is a classic one, but it’s been put together in such a unique way in this design. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 40

Pros & Cons: Dresses with a leg slit are particularly flattering for those after a petite wedding dress as the exposed leg can give the illusion that you are taller. Though this dress is available in a broad range of styles, brides with a larger bust may feel too exposed with such an extreme neckline. 

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5. Coral Sparkly Corset Back Wedding Dress - £1,061.17, Olivia Bottega

Olivia Bottega sparkling a-line Coral wedding dress with mini corset back

This magical corset wedding dress from Olivia Bottega is made from lace macramé, glitter tulle and corset boning. We’re completely obsessed with the sparkle that the Coral dress exudes, it’s so eye-catching and unique.

On the bustier, there is scalloped lace detailing that we’ve never quite seen before on another gown, and this detail travels up the straps and down to the back of the bodice - it’s just stunning!

Sizing: UK 2 - UK 24

Pros & Cons: We love the contrast between the structure of the bodice, and the cascading freedom of the skirt, but if you want a more whimsical overall look, you can wear the straps off the shoulder. It’s available in a blush or light ivory. 

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6. Floretta Corset Back Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress - £POA, Morilee

Morilee Floretta off the shoulder lace corset wedding dress with tulle skirt

The Floretta corset wedding dress from Morilee pairs an off the shoulder neckline - which we absolutely love - with a stunning tie up corset back. The Chantilly lace is romantic and elegant and we love the contrast between that and the tulle skirt.

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 32

Pros & Cons: Those who want an off-white coloured wedding dress will be pleased to know that this style is available in ivory, almond or honey shades. The train has gorgeous lace applique at the bottom but could incur expensive seamstress costs if you need it taken up. 

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7. Elton Corset Bodice Wedding Dress - £POA, Sottero and Midgley

Maggie Sottero Elton embellished corset wedding dress with beaded corset and ballgown skirt

The Elton design by Sottero and Midgley has a classic boned corset bodice which has been completely transformed into a modern bride’s dream.

The encrusted, embellished detail makes this bustier wedding dress a real stand-out design and the fun doesn’t stop at the bodice. The princess ball gown skirt is also adorned with sparkles which will shimmer beautifully as you walk down the aisle. 

Sizing: Dependent on Stockists

Pros & Cons: This corset wedding dress has the bling factor and is perfect for those who really want to make a statement on their wedding day, but if the silhouette is too much for you, the train can be removed at the request of your stockist to create a more casual look. 

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8. Style 4966 Corset Wedding Dress With Bows - Approx £9,784, Pnina Tornai

Pnina Tornai Style 4966 boned corset wedding dress with lace bows

Style 4966 by Pnina Tornai gives us serious Bridgerton wedding dress vibes - the silhouette is so regal and we love how far the corset travels down the bodice.

The contrast of the structured boning of the corset and the huge amounts of volume from the skirt create a really dramatic silhouette that guarantees a ‘wow’ moment on your wedding day.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 40

Pros & Cons: We adore wedding dresses with bows, but if you’re not keen on keeping them all, you can always ask a seamstress to remove one or two, or move them to the back of the dress to keep the front looking more minimalist. 

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9. Clara Bohemian-Inspired Corset Wedding Dress - £POA, Morilee

Clara corset wedding dress in bohemian lace fabric with a layered hem

It’s not often you see a boho wedding dress paired with a corset back, which is why we were so delighted to discover the Clara style by Morilee.

The bohemian-inspired bodice showcases romantic crochet lace and a stunning illusion panel allowing nearlyweds to show a little more skin whilst still feeling secure in their corset wedding dress. Keeping in line with the style, the corset back wedding dress is secured with thick ribbon and long tails. 

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 32

Pros & Cons: The layered lace hem is a unique detail which gives it a vintage feel. We absolutely love this detail but it isn’t for everyone!

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10. Structured Corset Wedding Dress With Plunge Neckline - £POA, Suzanne Neville

Suzanne Neville plunge neckline corset bodice Corinthia wedding dress

The Corinthia wedding dress from Suzanne Neville’s Opulence collection is elegance at its finest. The corset bodice features an exaggerated plunging neckline, giving the ultimate corset feel. The simplistic silhouette is perfect for chic brides who want a more minimalistic look on their wedding day. The belt adds a modern flair to the design and we love the way the train falls so elegantly. 

Sizing: Dependent on Stockists

Pros & Cons: Simple wedding dresses allow lots of room for accessorising if you do prefer a more dramatic look. What’s more, because of the simplicity of the design, you could also consider adding an over-skirt or a bridal jacket to completely transform it into two different looks.

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11. Sheer Corset Wedding Dress With Gloves - Approx £14,624, Pnina Tornai

Pnina Tornai Style 4973 puff sleeve lace corset wedding dress

Fashion-forward brides will be in absolute awe of Style 4973 by Pnina Tornai. This fashion statement exudes so much style. We’re not sure what we love more, the striking sheer lace, the bold corset panelling, the puff sleeves or the matching full-length gloves - there’s just so much to like here.

The great thing about a dress as well designed as this one, is that you can rock multiple looks on your wedding day. The gloves and dramatic sleeve cuffs have just the right amount of drama for your ceremony, and you can then remove them later on for a more chic wedding reception look. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 40

Pros & Cons: We love this lace for a winter wedding, but with sleeves as dramatic as that, you may struggle to find a winter wedding coat that works. 

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READ MORE: The Prettiest Puff Sleeve Wedding Dresses

12. Davida Corset Wedding Dress With Scoop Back - £POA, Morilee

Davida scoop back corset wedding dress in floral lace with plunging neckline and spaghetti straps

If you’re into the corset wedding dress trend, but don’t want a long, huge corset will love Morilee’s Davida dress. The scoop back detail is rarely seen paired with a bustier wedding dress silhouette, making this lace design super unique, yet still classic and romantic. The plunge neckline is adorned with dainty embellishments giving nearlyweds a bit of sparkle without it feeling too bejewelled. 

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 32

Pros & Cons: The spaghetti straps and embellished neckline are such a pretty detail but some may not feel entirely comfortable with such dainty straps. 

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13. Drita Sexy Open Back Corset Wedding Dress - £POA, Morilee

Drita sexy back corset wedding dress with simple train and dainty lace up detail

Anyone who thinks corset bridal dresses can’t be sexy can think again. Introducing the Drita dress - it’s sexy, figure-hugging and has a super unique and striking corset back detail.

The front of the dress has a sheer lace bodice and wrap draped skirt which features a leg slit - who doesn’t love a leg slit? The corset detail leaves the back of the wedding dress feeling very much open whilst still securing the dress. 

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 32

Pros & Cons: The strappy corset back gives you the feel of a backless wedding dress as it’s so open. This isn’t a style for everyone, but if you love the dress and are worried about how exposed you’ll be, pair it with a long veil to add a bit of coverage. 

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14. 3D Floral Corset Bodice Wedding Dress - Approx £7,528, Pnina Tornai

Pnina Tornai Style 4967PT off the shoulder lace wedding dress with boned corset

Those after a more alternative wedding dress design that will really stand out from the crowd should consider Style 4967 by Pnina Tornai. The 3d effect created by the floral applique give this corset wedding dress a unique textured look.

The asymmetric shoulder strap is another unique component to this complex design, as is the exposed boning. The fit and flare shape creates a sexy silhouette perfect for those who want a figure-hugging look. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 40

Pros & Cons: The amount of detail means this dress could be expensive to have altered as the seamstress will have to unpick the applique fabric and then reapply it once the alterations have been made. However this brand offers their dresses in a wide range of sizes so if you get the sizing right, you may not require any adjustments.

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15. Kerry Sparkly Corset Back Wedding Dress - £657.37, Olivia Bottega

Olivia Botegga Kerry puff sleeve ball gown wedding dress with corset lace up back

The Kerry corset wedding dress from Olivia Bottega offers brides so many different styles and looks in one. The dress itself consists of a sparkly corset back bodice and a voluminous tulle skirt adorned with sparkles.

To add drama to the look, you can add detachable sleeves in a variety of styles. Whether it’s long sleeves, short satin ones or dramatic puff sleeves, the addition of an accessory like this will completely transform your look. 

Sizing: UK 2 - UK 24

Pros & Cons: With so many different accessories and looks to be created here, you may feel overwhelmed with choice. Olivia Bottega allows you to order a fabric sample so you can actually touch and feel the fabric options before you make any decisions. Problem solved!

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16. Zartasha Beaded Corset Wedding Dress - £POA, Sottero and Midgley

Maggie Sottero structured corset Zartasha dress

If it’s artful details and romantic embroidery you’re after, you’ll love the Zartasha dress from Sottero and Midgley. The intricate beading creates the most exquisite floral pattern across the corset bodice and beautifully masks the structured corset below.

The full bodied skirt gives you that classic ball gown silhouette and if you’re a fan of details, you can personalise this dress to have buttons which go all the way down to the end of the train!

Sizing: Dependent on Stockists

Pros & Cons: Strapless wedding dresses are perfect for summer weddings, but if you’re getting married in the winter and are worried about being cold, you can buy matching lace tulle sleeves or a beaded tulle bishop sleeve jacket to go with this design. 

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17. Sentea Satin Corset Back Wedding Dress - £551.03, Olivia Bottega

Olivia Bottega satin leg split wedding dress Sentea with corset back

There’s a lot to love about the Sentea corset wedding dress, but can we just take a minute to talk about those sleeves! Seriously, how pretty are they? The scoop back on this satin wedding dress features a mini lace up corset which is a great option for those who like the silhouette a lace up back creates, but want a more modern and flowy overall look. 

Sizing: UK 2 - UK 24

Pros & Cons: We love a dramatic puff sleeve - it’s so on trend right now and the fact that they are detachable (like with many of the Olivia Bottega designs) mean that you don’t have to wear them all day long. As chic as they are, they’re not the most practical. 

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Black Corset Wedding Dresses

When it comes to corset wedding dresses, not everyone dreams of themselves in bride-white fabric. For those looking for an alternative wedding dress look, why not consider an elegant and timeless black corset wedding dress? Here are some of our favourite styles to inspire you. 

READ MORE: The Chicest Black Wedding Dresses

18. Black Corset Wedding Dress in Velvet, Lace and Tulle - £1,900, Rasario

Rasario lace boned corset wedding dress in black

It’s impossible not to love a black wedding dress that incorporates lace, velvet and tulle - how stunning is this design? The details of this black corset bridal dress are elegant and sophisticated. The lace bustier is sheer, allowing those that wear it to show a little extra skin, and the thick velvet straps help to create a regal square neckline that will flatter anyone. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Pros & Cons: The illusion bodice adds a sexy element to this dress but if you’re not comfortable showing that much skin, you could always request that a seamstress add some lining for you. 

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19. Aspen Strapless Corset Bodice Wedding Dress - £POA, Sottero and Midgeley

Maggie Sottero Aspen black wedding dress with full skirt and leg split

We love the silhouette of a classic corset bodice, especially when paired with a skirt this voluminous. The corners of the bodice have a high rise to them, meaning brides with a bigger bust will feel more than secure in the Aspen dress. The skirt features folded pleats to add even more volume to the design. 

Sizing: Dependent on Stockists

Pros & Cons: If a black wedding dress isn’t for you, this design is also available in ivory and blush, but if you’re keen to go all out on the alternative look, you can purchase the matching embellished cape that’s sold separately. 

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READ MORE: Stunning Plus Size Wedding Dresses You'll Adore

20. Black Corset Short Wedding Dress - £350, Staud

STAUD velvet short corset black wedding dress

This velvet mini dress from designer brand Staud puts a modern and chic twist on the classic black corset wedding dress. The dress is made from black velvet and moire and has clever stitching to mimic the boning of a traditional corset.

The structured top contrasts perfectly with the warm, velvet skirt. This short wedding dress is a modern nearlywed’s dream and would pair beautifully with a modern bridal clutch and a pair of killer designer wedding heels

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 20 

Pros & Cons: The voluminous skirt allows for plenty of movement for those crazy dance moves at your reception, but it’s important to note that the fabric used on this black corset dress is non-stretch. 

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21. Illusion Corset Wedding Dress With Fringing - £2,495, Rasario

RASARIO illusion corset black wedding dress

If there was ever a wildcard black corset bridal dress, it would be this embellished satin design by designer brand Rasario. The cut out mid-section of the dress is adorned with satin lining that mimic the look of a corset, giving the illusion that you’re wearing one without any physical constraints. As well as that gorgeous and unique detail, there’s also delicate fringing and knot pleating to swoon over.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Pros & Cons: Because of the cut-out detail, this dress may show a little more skin that some brides would like, but the fabric does have a slight stretch so you can get that body-hugging fit. 

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22. Strapless Exaggerated Peplum Black Corset Dress - £5,380, Carolina Herrera 

Carolina Herrera strapless extreme black corset wedding dress

This show-stopping gown by Carlona Herrera will grab your wedding guests’ attention in seconds. The dramatic plunging corset has a slim and figure-hugging fit which is completely contrasted by the exaggerated tulle and bow peplum detail. The black corset dress is finished off with a slim-fitting midi length skirt which has a sultry slit at the back. 

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 12

Pros & Cons: This dress doesn’t come in a wide range of sizes, however the brand does advise that anyone who is in-between sizes should size down as opposed to sizing up. 

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23. Style 69375 Black Corset Ballgown Wedding Dress - £POA, Ronald Joyce

Black ruffled ballgown from Ronald Joyce

Though this isn’t actually a feathered wedding dress, the tulle ruffles on Style 69375 mimic the look of a feathered skirt beautifully. We love the drama exuding from this black corset wedding dress - if that isn’t a statement look, we’re not sure what is. The squared neckline and corset bodice have a gorgeous structure to them that is offset perfectly by the volume of the skirt.

Sizing: Dependent on Stockists

Pros & Cons: As this black corset wedding dress is so detailed, you won’t need many accessories - it could easily become too much. If you’re super keen to add something to the look, consider a pair of designer wedding heels or a dainty necklace - less is more when you have a dress shouting this loudly. 

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What's the Difference Between a Corset Bodice and a Corset Back Wedding Dress?

Abi Neill, bridalwear expert and owner of Abigail's Collection explains, "A corset back wedding dress refers to the criss-cross loop and lace method of doing up the back of a wedding dress whereas a corset bodice was, and is traditionally a bodice worn often for shaping and enhancing a waist."

How to Lace Up a Corset Back Wedding Dress?

How you lace up a corset back wedding dress will always depend on the design as some corset backs are much longer than others. Here’s a video which shows you how to perfectly lace up one of the longer corset back wedding dresses to ensure an even amount of tie on each end!

It's not just technicalities you need to think about, Abi advises that you: "Allow plenty of time on the wedding day so there is less pressure and ask whomever is corseting you in to practice with the dress on the hanger so they know what to expect. Often your wedding dress boutique will teach you how to do this and you can always google it if there are any wobbles on the day about how to do it."

As well as leaving plenty of time, here are Abi's top tips for lacing up a corset wedding dress: 

  • Starting at the top set of loops, thread the end through one loop and over to the other loop, go through it and out towards you. Once threaded ensure the ends are equal lengths.
  • Taking one end at a time, thread the corset tie to the opposite loop (next one down).  It’s a lot like doing up shoelaces!
  • Continue down the whole corset back.
  • Once threaded, ensure the laces are flat and not twisted. 
  • Pull the slack through and tighten the lacing down the corset back. 
  • At the bottom, tie in a neat small knot and tuck in.  I wouldn't advise leaving a bow on the bum at the bottom as this can look untidy.

Can You Wear a Corset Wedding Dress When Pregnant?

Lots of people feel concerned that corset and corset back wedding dresses are too tight and could potentially hurt you if you are pregnant. 

Abi says, "Corset back wedding dresses are waist defining and they can really pull you in, depending on how tightly they are threaded.  Anatomically speaking it wouldn’t be the most sensible for a pregnant bride to wear a tightly corseted dress.

"If it’s waist or figure definition that a pregnant bride is looking for, I’d suggest opting for an empire line or a line cut gown which may help enhance the figure without the tightness of a corset and will certainly be more comfortable for a pregnant person."

You can view some gorgeous maternity wedding dresses here if you're really unsure on what style to go for. 

Now you've seen our favourites, it's time to get shopping. Check out our round up of the best wedding dress shops in the UK and also read up on what to wear under your wedding dress - it's super helpful to be aware of this before you go shopping!