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39 Beautiful Halterneck Wedding Dresses for Every Style of Bride

Halterneck dresses are hugely on trend, and whatever style your wedding is, there's a gown to suit!

Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress

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 39 of our favourite styles, from modern boho to cool ballgown and sparkling showstoppers.

1. Zasu – $3,230 (approx. £2,396), 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.

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2. Harri – £1,260, 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.

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3. Garland – £POA, 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.

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4. East Gown – £2,950, 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!

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5. Jasmine – £POA, 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.

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6. Style 88072 – £POA, Justin Alexander

If you 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.

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7. D2987 – £POA, 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.

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8. Robyn – $2,575 (approx £1,910), 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.

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9. Sydney – £POA, 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.

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10. Bianca – £POA, 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.

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11. Milano Style 20-02 – £POA, 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.

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12. Hera – £POA, 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?

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13. Joetta Top – £POA, 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.

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14. Astera – £POA, Charlie Brear

Model wearing a sequin halterneck wedding dress

Charlie Brear wedding dresses aren't afraid to push the boat out and this scattered sequin halternek gown from the Desert Dreamers collection is a brilliant example of this. The midi, choppy hem skirt is ideal for showing off a fabulous pair of heels and the shimmer you'll get from the all-over embellishments is heavenly.

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15. Vanja Gown – £1,300, Catherine Deane

  Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress on a swing

Billowing chiffon and ruffles are on the menu with Catherine Deane's Vanja gown, which looks like it came straight from the canvas of a romantic oil painting. You don't often find a halter style wedding dress with long sleeves so this is one to snap up if they're a must for you. 

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16. Bishop – £2,675, Rue de Seine

Model wearing a crotchet halterneck wedding dress

We couldn't resist including another Rue de Seine dress in our round-up - they're just so dreamy! The Bishop dress is just asking for tousled hair and plenty of accessories. Plus, the long sleeves in this crocheted look are removable so you can switch up the dress from your ceremony to reception. 

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17. Style 2212 – £POA, Jesus Peiro

Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress with textured skirt

Jacquard fabric is a fashion forward option and one that will create a dramatic statement as you make your entrance. We adore the way the textured skirt contrasts again the sleek halterneck crepe bodice in this Jesus Peiro number.

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18. Florabel – £POA, House of Mooshki

Model wearing a pink halterneck floral wedding dress

House of Mooshki lead the way when it comes to pretty, feminine designs, that have all the glitz and glamour. Florabel is a beautiful vintage style halterneck gown but with a contemporary twist - the beautiful blush pink hue!

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19. Blair White Silk Dress – £849, Constellation Ame

Model wearing a satin halterneck wedding dress

Crafted from 100% heavy weight luxury silk, the Blair dress from trendy bridalwear brand Constellation Ame has a gorgeous gathered halter neckline that makes for an effortlessly chic look. Made-to-order in London, ensure you purchase at least 8 weeks before the big day.

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20. Queen – $3,590, Rime Arodaky 

Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress

If you thought this gown was breathtaking from the front, just take a look at it from behind! The high halter collar buttons beautifully at the back, flowing into two floral mesh racer back straps. You won't need to wear any jewellery with this dress, just let the sleek silhouette and pretty details do the talking. 

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21. Sadie – £POA, Vagabond 

Model wearing a simple halterneck wedding dress

Sometimes the simpler the better and Sadie by Vagabond is a timeless option that'll suit all wedding themes and body types. From the fit and flare skirt, to the boned bodice and strappy halter, this design may be simple but every detail has been thought through to create an effortlessly flattering dress.

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22. Look 7 – £POA, Oscar de la Renta

Model wearing a floral halterneck wedding dress

Oscar de la Renta's 2021 spring collection was all about whimsical flowers, texture and statement details. We fell head over heels for dreamy Look 7 which features a barely-there halterneck, giving the illusion of pretty leaves and vines entwining around your body. 

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23. Meredith Dress – $599 (approx. £444), Ivy & Oak

Model wearing a simple halterneck wedding dress

Another simple yet chic halterneck wedding dress comes from Ivy & Oak. There's no beading, sequins or dramatic details with the Meredith dress, just clean lines that'll fall gracefully around your feet. Pair with a red lip and sleek hairstyle to complete the look. 

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24. Maria Halter Wedding Dress – £599, Whistles

Model wearing a lace halterneck wedding dress

Whistles Wedding offer classic styles that are ideal if you'd prefer to stick to a traditional wedding dress. Maria's halter design reveals a pretty open lace back so it feels far from stuffy, despite the modest neckline and floor-length skirt. 

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25. Paz – £POA, Aire Barcelona

Model wearing a lace halterneck wedding dress

Sexy and sophisticated are two words that come to mind with Aire Barcelona's Paz dress. The sheer lace bodice and the open key-hole back pair perfectly with the plain skirt - not to mention the pretty pearl buttons which are seriously wedding-ready. 

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26. Sienna – £POA, St. Patrick

Model wearing a pearl halterneck wedding dress

Speaking of pearls...the pearl encrusted halterneck on this St. Patrick creation is spectacular, especially alongside the keyhole split. But that's not the only detail that has us swooning, check out the back of this beauty which features a cut-out racer back style. 

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27. Amelie – £POA, Elysee

Model wearing a lace halterneck wedding dress

This gown has the mermaid silhouette of all mermaid silhouettes and we love it. Straying away from the sleek fit that you typically see with this silhouette, Elysee as chosen a tulle train that flares out beautifully. And don't get us started on the lace halter neckline!

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28. Bridal Halter Style Wedding Dress – £155, Chi Chi London

Model wearing an embellished halterneck wedding dress

Your guests won't believe that this Chi Chi London wedding dress costs less than £160, it's a brilliant affordable option that ensures you don't have to sacrifice style or quality. Glamorous and elegant, it has a deep open back for a subtle sultry touch. 

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29. Imogen – £POA, Elbeth Gillis

Model wearing a bow halterneck wedding dress

Imogen was designed to fascinate and surprise and it sure does both! Part of the Desire Collection, the fitted crepe gown is business at the front and party at the back. As you turn around or walk down the aisle, you'll reveal a beautiful beaded bow on the back that'll take your guests breath away.

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30. Pippa – £POA, Elbeth Gillis

Model wearing a floral halterneck wedding dress

Calling all practical brides, the Pippa dress by Elbeth Gillis has pockets. We repeat, it has pockets! And as if it doesn't get better than that handy tissue holding feature, the plunging V-neckline and the embroidered halter straps are beyond gorgeous. 

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31. Style 12 – £POA, Bon Bride

Model wearing a simple halterneck wedding dress

We love the contrast of the high halterneck and the completely open back on this wedding dress. Plus, the pearl embellishments are optional so if you want to keep the look completely clean and fuss-free, you can. 

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32. Celeste – £POA, Rita Colson

Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress

Rita Colson's Light In Movement collection features weightless forms that are cool, casual and comfortable. Being comfy on your wedding day is a big priority in our books, so we can't get enough of Celeste's lightweight fabric and loose fit. 

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33. Ava – £POA, Rita Colson

Model wearing an unusual halterneck wedding dress

You can totally get away with a wearing a bold silhouette on your wedding day so if you want to consider something a little unique, Ava might be the dress for you. The structured halter cleverly leads into draping sleeves to create a look that we haven't seen before. 

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34. Martine Halter Dress – £234, Sir.

Model wearing a cool halterneck wedding dress

Having a casual beach wedding or a cool city celebration? You'll need a wedding dress that's as laid-back as you are and Sir. is the place to shop for quirky and relaxed fashion. We love how this dress almost looks like you're wearing an apron with nothing underneath - in the best possible way!

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35. Dylan – £POA, Watters Designs

Model wearing a lace halterneck wedding dress

Lace lovers, we've hit the jack-pot with Dylan by Watters Designs. The all-over lace style will look glorious from every angle and the corset tie back is incredibly sexy. Available in petite, regular, tall and extra tall, this is a dress for everyone. 

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36. Levana – £POA, Watters Designs

Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress

Well, we couldn't pick just one Watters Designs dress could we? Whimsical and romantic, the soft netting, lace inserts and halterneck bodice complete this celestial look. Oh, and we love the addition of the starry crown!

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37. Justina – £POA, Romantica

Model wearing an embellished halterneck wedding dress

Romantica is the design house to know for bridal glamour, and as their embellished mermaid gown shows, you can combine lace, beading and sequins without it being too much. It is your wedding day after all!

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38. Arabella Wedding Dress – £POA, Morilee Madeline Gardner

Model wearing a chic and ruffled halterneck wedding dress

We do love a statement skirt at Hitched, and Morilee's Arabella wedding dress is a particularly beautiful example. It even has subtle hints of sparkle in the tulle fabric that'll look magical as you twirl around the dancefloor under twinkling fairy lights. 

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39. Dawson – £POA, Maggie Sottero

Model wearing an embellished halterneck wedding dress

If you loved the pearl halterneck above, we predict you'll adore this bejewelled beauty by Maggie Sottero just as much. It has a completely open back so the focus really is on the jewels and undeniably sophisticated and sleek shape.  

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