Halterneck wedding dresses are a gorgeous and incredibly flattering choice.
They’re ideal for full-busted brides as they provide lots of support, but a halterneck dress works on so many body types. The cut shows off your shoulders and back, draws the eye upwards and balances out the body. Petite, wide shouldered and hourglass figures will find a halterneck balances out their proportions, while athletics figures will love showing off toned arms.
If you’ve not considered a halterneck before, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with some of these styles. If you’ve always wanted a halterneck wedding dress, you’ve come to the right place too! You don’t need tons of jewellery to work with a halterneck; a statement lip, cool earrings and beautiful up (or down!) do will show your dress off to best effect.
Discover 21 of our favourite styles, from modern boho to cool ballgown and sparkling showstoppers.
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1. Zasu – Boa & Luca
If you’re looking for a contemporary classic, this twisted halterneck gown is the one. Constructed from luxury soft silk, the Zasu dress gently drapes down the body for a sultry, Grecian goddess feel, with an open back and beautiful train.
2. Harri – Grace Loves Lace
Romantic ‘secret garden’ lace covers this gorgeous Grace Loves Lace gown, which also features a cute sweetheart cut hiding under the halter neckline. Beautifully flattering, chic crossover straps lead down to the magnificent, swishy skirt which you’ll want to dance in all night long.
3. Garland – Pronovias
This tulle halter flows down into a stunning embroidered wedding dress, with floral designs perfectly placed on the illusions sleeves and back. It’s romantic, floaty and will make you feel like a grown-up princess.
4. East Gown – Rue de Seine
Boho beautiful is the name of the game for all of Rue de Seine’s dresses, and the East gown doesn’t disappoint. The dark nude lining brings out the drama of the lace and fringing, and how amazing are those tassel sleeves!
5. Jasmine – Galia Lahav
Want a halterneck style that’s completely unique? This plunging, twist-front gown from Galia Lahav comes accessorised with this glamorous pearl lariat choker for the best of both worlds. You have a gorgeous, long-sleeved, front-split dress, and the look of a chic halterneck gown.
6. Style 88072 – Justin Alexander
If you’re want a different take on a halter, this sophisticated and structured ballgown with architectural lapels is perfect. The full skirt comes with a chapel length train and the illusion back features beautiful beading and a trail of satin covered buttons.
7. Cameron – Rosa Clara
Floaty and bohemian, this embellished bodice dress is perfect for a relaxed summer wedding and would look especially good outdoors where the breeze can pick up the movement in the tiered skirt. The illusion back has gorgeous detailing on it too.
8. D2987 – Essense of Australia
Clean, minimalist and contemporary: this youthful ballgown is for the fashion-forward bride. The bodice is made of soft crepe and falls into a lovely, strappy open back. The skirt is made of layers upon layers of light tulle for weightless movement. It’s the kind of dress that’s so simple and chic, it speaks for itself.
9. Robyn – Halseene
Plus-size brand Halseene make the most gorgeous wedding dresses. This halterneck dress has a beaded lace bodice in a light mocha colour, with a light-as-air chiffon skirt and long train. The soft chiffon ties cascade down your neck and the whole look is romantic, feminine and sexy.
10. Magico – Rosa Clara
We’re suckers for a good back, and they don’t come much more eye-catching than this jewelled number! It’s paired with a simple, elegant crepe Georgette bodice and skirt, with a jewelled belt and neckline tying the whole thing together.
11. Safin – Charlie Brear
Charlie Brear’s Safin gown is fresh, cool and modern. It has every bride’s dream accessory – pockets – as well as a flattering halter bodice and box pleat skirt that really nips in the waist. We love it’s ankle-skimming length with adds to the sleek, contemporary feel.
12. Sydney – ALON LIVNÉ WHITE
An all-lace halter illusion gown that will have jaws dropping. The floral detail on the bodice is utterly unique and falls into an embroidered lace skirt, with a seriously cool triangular back. That hint of skin isn’t for every bride, but we love the sultry style.
13. Bianca – Allure Bridals
You’ll agree the front of this elegant boho dress is beautiful, but one of our favourite details is the fringed tie that hangs down your back. It’s completely on trend and full of fun. The little detailing around the neck straps is a very close second.
14. Stone – Alexandra Grecco
This dress is very simple, but don’t underestimate it. With a boned bodice to showcase curves and an architectural strappy back, guests won’t be able to keep their eyes off you. It works so well with statement makeup, or at a modern wedding with lots of geometric shapes and bold colours.
15. Milano Style 20-02 – Berta
If you want sexy, Berta get it spot-on every time. This plunging, sheer halterneck dress is for the bride who really wants to impress. Guests won’t be able to take their eyes off you, whether it’s the sparkly vine embellishment or that glamorous belt that nips in the waist.
16. Kellyn Gown – Catherine Deane
Halternecks don’t necessarily need to have an open back. This Catherine Deane dress has a beautiful tulle halter that flows down the back and off the shoulders with statement pearls. The cap sleeves are a gorgeous touch if you want a little more coverage but to keep the support and style of the neckline.
17. Selva – Rosa Clara
Dripping with beads and oozing sophistication, the Selva dress is a complete showstopper. This figure-hugging cut is all about making you feel your most confident: the waterfall beading elongates the body, while the mermaid skirt enhances all your curves.
18. Hera – ALON LIVNÉ WHITE
This stunning geometric gown is fully beaded for the ultimate sparkle when you catch the light. There are two straps over each shoulder – one meeting at the nape of the neck and the other spaghetti straps – so you get two looks in one, all coming together in that incredible diamond open back. Did we mention the chapel train too?
19. Joetta Top – Pronovias
Bridal separates are a great place to start looking for halterneck designs. We adore the Joetta beaded top from Pronovias that looks beautiful paired with smart tuxedo trousers or a dramatic skirt. It has a sweetheart bodice layered with streams of beautiful beadwork.
20. Maria – Sassi Holford
Just look at that skirt! Bursting with textured bows, this Sassi Holford gown is a real showstopper. It’s complemented by a simple, chic halterneck bodice that ties in a dramatic tulle bow at the nape of the neck.
21. Cosmic Coralee – Rue de Seine
The front of this boho dress has a deep plunge so it’s not for the faint-hearted! What is does have it clever panelling and gorgeous contrasting textures to contour your body and make you feel amazing. A divine dress for a destination wedding or a warm summer day.
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