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40+ Effortlessly Chic Halterneck Wedding Dresses

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

Bride wearing a simple halterneck wedding dress with delicate spaghetti style straps, paired with a sheer tulle veil
Rita Colson

Bride wearing a simple halterneck wedding dress with delicate spaghetti style straps, paired with a sheer tulle veil
Rita Colson

Halterneck wedding dresses are a gorgeous and incredibly flattering choice, and it's not just us that think so - just ask Meghan Markle!

They’re ideal for full-busted figures (and you can see more wedding dresses for bigger busts here) as they provide lots of support, but not just that, wedding dress with a halter neckline 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 their toned arms.

If you’ve not considered a halterneck before, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with these styles. If you’ve always wanted a halterneck wedding dress, you’ve come to the right place too! You don’t need tonnes of jewellery to work with a halterneck; a statement wedding lipstick, cool wedding earrings and beautiful up (or down!) wedding hairstyle will show your dress off perfectly.

42 Incredibly Stylish Halterneck Wedding Dresses

Discover 42 of our favourite styles, from romantic boho wedding dresses to cool ballgowns and sparkling showstoppers. We've got everything in this round up, from vintage halterneck wedding dresses and simple wedding gowns, to Meghan Markle style halterneck wedding dresses and some high street gowns that you'd never know were budget-friendly!

Simple Halterneck Wedding Dresses

For these halterneck wedding dresses, the beauty is in the detail of the neckline. Let the gorgeous silhouette and modern neckline shine with a simple halterneck wedding dress. 

1. Victoria Beckham Satin Halterneck Dress -  £990, Selfridges

Satin halterneck sheath style wedding dress by Victoria Beckham

This chic halterneck wedding dress is the perfect pick for anyone who wants an modern look that exudes understated elegance. The gorgeous, light fabric flows beautifully and will look incredible as you swoosh down the aisle on your special day!

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2. AllSaints Halter Midi - £199, Selfridges

High necked halter midi dress with a ruffled neckline and a handkerchief hem

This high necked, pleated dress is perfect if you're looking for an alternative wedding dress - it's not wedding-white, and it's under £200, making it an affordable pick you can wear time and time again.

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3. Embroidered Lace Cut Out Dress - £220, Anthropologie

Lace cut out midi wedding dress with a racer back

Those wanting to show a little more skin on their wedding day in a sexy wedding dress will adore this sensational lace wedding dress. The texture of the fabric adds detail, while the backless silhouette with racer straps gives this dress a modern twist.

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4. Premium Halter Neck Midi Wedding Dress - £189, Coast

halterneck midi wedding dress with bow detail at the back

Who said your wedding dresses had to be floor length? We love an alternative w-day look and at less than £200, this midi wedding dress is the perfect affordable option for couples planning a wedding on a budget. The bow on the back is dramatic, playful and ideal if you want to make a fashion statement at your wedding. 

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5. Ivory Tie Back Maxi Wedding Dress -  £199, Whistles

halterneck wedding dress with tie back detail and shorter length

This halterneck wedding dress is simple, stylish and sophisticated. Pair with dainty gold accessories to complement the warm ivory colour and, if you have long hair, consider a pretty up-do to show off the back tie detail. This maxi dress is also available in 9 other colours, making perfect bridesmaid dresses, wedding guest dresses and even a bright coloured look for nearly-weds who don’t want to wear white to their wedding.

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6. Blair White Silk Halterneck Wedding 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. This effortlessly-chic satin wedding dress is made-to-order in London, so make sure you purchase at least eight weeks before the big day.

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7. Queen Floral and Tulle Halterneck Wedding Dress – $3,590, Rime Arodaky 

Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress

If you thought this gown was breath-taking 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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8. Style 2212 Halterneck Wedding Dress With Pockets – £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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9. Arabella Wedding Dress With Tulle Skirt – £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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10. Celeste Halterneck Wedding Dress in Minimalist Design – £POA, Rita Colson

Model wearing a halterneck wedding dress

Rita Colson's Light In Movement collection features weightless forms that are cool, comfortable and ideal if you're after a more casual wedding dress. 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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11. Style 88072 Structured Suit Style Halterneck Wedding Dress – £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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12. Sienna Halterneck Wedding Dress With Embellished Neckline – £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. See even more beautiful pearl wedding dresses here.

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Lace Halterneck Wedding Dresses

13. 69415 Mermaid Lace Halterneck Wedding Dress, £POA - Ronald Joyce

lace halterneck wedding dress in fitted fishtail design

We love the drama that this lace halterneck wedding dress evokes. The thick lace gives it a vintage wedding dress feel, with added elements of lace applique and the cut out design adding a more modern vibe. The thick halterneck neckline means you don’t have to splash out on a necklace!

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14. 2071 Ballgown Lace Wedding Dress With Halter Neckline, £POA - Morilee

halterneck wedding dress with lace bodice and full skirt

Those looking for a more traditional ballgown silhouette with a modern racer front will adore this romantic style by Morilee. The volume in the skirt is beautiful and is perfect for people dreaming of a fairy tale look on their wedding day - it's the perfect princess wedding dress!

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15. Chicory Cut Out Back Halterneck Wedding Dress, £POA - White One Essentials

cut out back detail halterneck wedding dress

The smart design of this stunning lace wedding dress means that you can rock a backless wedding look, whilst still feeling secure at the front. The structured bodice creates the most beautiful silhouette and the mermaid shape is more subtle for those who want a dress that’s less fitted around the hips and legs.

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16. Harri Lace Wedding Dress With Halter Neckline – £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. Because of the empire line silhouette, it would also make a great maternity wedding dress!

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17. Maria Lace 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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18. Paz Open Back Halterneck Wedding Dress – £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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19. Sydney Illusion Lace Wedding Dress – £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 everyone, but we love the sultry style exuding from the illusion neckline.

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20. Pippa Halterneck Wedding Dress With Pockets – £POA, Elbeth Gillis

Model wearing a floral halterneck wedding dress

Calling those lovers of all things practical, the Pippa dress by Elbeth Gillis is a wedding dress with 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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21. Robyn Halterneck Wedding Dress with Thick Waistband $2,575 (Aprox £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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22. Amelie Halterneck Wedding Dress in Lace –  Elysee, £POA

Model wearing a lace halterneck wedding dress

This lace halterneck wedding dress 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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23. Florabel Tea Length Vintage Wedding Dress – £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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Sparkly Halterneck Wedding Dresses

24. 2126 Sparkly Halterneck Wedding Dress With Lace Applique, £POA - Morilee

fitted halterneck wedding dress with plunging neckline

Amp up the glamour on your wedding day with this glitzy halterneck wedding dress with dramatic fishtail silhouette. The sleeveless gown is covered in alluring lace applique and shiny pearls and diamantes - perfect for those who love a sparkle, or two!

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25. Milano Style 20-02 Plunging Halterneck Wedding Dress – £POA, Berta

If you want sexy, Berta get it spot-on every time. This plunging, sheer halterneck dress is for those 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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26. Justina Embellished Halterneck Wedding Dress – £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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27. Hera Sparkling Halterneck Wedding Dress – £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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28. Astera Halterneck Wedding Dress in Glitzy Fabric – £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 halterneck 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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Boho Halterneck Wedding Dresses

29. Garland Halterneck Wedding Dress with Unique Lace Applique – £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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30. East Gown Wedding Dress With Boho Lace – £2,950, Rue de Seine

Boho chic 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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31. Vanja Halterneck Wedding Dress With Chiffon Sleeves – £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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32. 69606 Felicity Boho Lace Wedding Dress With Halter Neckline, £POA - Ronald Joyce

romantic halterneck wedding dress in traditional A-line silhouette

This breath-taking wedding dress by Ronald Joyce is an ideal choice for those who want to include a nod to the boho look whilst still wearing something slightly traditional. The lace applique on the bodice uses a modern pattern that’s unique - you don’t see that kind of tropical, floral design on most lace wedding dresses! Isn’t it gorgeous?

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33. Eva Franco Swing Halter Mini Dress, £160 - Anthropologie

Halterneck mini wedding dress with floral detail

This mini dress is perfect for a boho bride who wants a low-key but stylish wedding day look - you can see why the Eva Franco swing dress caused a sensation on social media. Pair with a tousled up-do for the ultimate boho wedding hairstyle

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34. Bishop Boho Halterneck Wedding Dress – £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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35. Look 7Tulle Halterneck Wedding Dress With Leaf Design – £POA, Oscar de la Renta

Model wearing a floral halterneck wedding dress

Oscar de la Renta's collection is 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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Meghan Markle Style Halterneck Wedding Dresses

Completely obsessed with Meghan Markle's royal wedding dress? Us too! The Duchess of Sussex looked a complete vision wearing an extraordinary Stella McCartney halterneck wedding dress. The simple-yet-stunning gown had a thick choker-style halter neckline. The material was ever so slightly pleated at the neckline, with the fabric then leading down to create an exquisite fit and flare shape which just skimmed her body. Want to replicate Meghan Markle's halter neck wedding look? Here are some look-a-like pieces that you can totally make your own!

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36. Rachel Halterneck Wedding Dress, £POA - Morilee

simple Meghan Markle halterneck wedding dress

This simple halterneck wedding dress is the perfect pick if you’re inspired by Meghan Markle’s halterneck wedding look. The thick neckline is a welcomed detail and we love the subtle gathering of fabric around the halter neck. Less is definitely more when it comes to this chic gown!

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37. PWD01 Halterneck Wedding Dress With Gathered Detail, £POA - Pronovias

Meghan Markle style simple halterneck wedding dress

Speaking of gathered fabric, this stylish satin gown by Pronovias has mastered the art of fabric gathering. The craftsmanship in that halter neckline is just gorgeous and the cinched waist creates a beautiful silhouette for anyone who wears it. Wow your guests with the surprise bow detailing at the back - Meghan Markle's wedding dress didn’t have that now did it?

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38. Jenny Yoo Nicola Halterneck Wedding Dress, $1,200 (Approx £979) - BHLDN

simple satin halterneck wedding dress with wrap neckline

A vision of elegance, this slip halterneck wedding dress has a luxurious satin feel to it and we love the bias cut. The cut-out detail is a stunning modern touch and the pleating of the fabric leading up to the halter neckline is executed perfectly. Just exquisite!

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39. Sadie Simple Halterneck Wedding Dress – £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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40. Zasu Pleated Halterneck Wedding Dress – $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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41. Dawson Halterneck Wedding Dress With Embellished Neckline – £POA, Maggie Sottero

Model wearing an embellished halterneck wedding dress

We just know you're going to adore this bejewelled beauty by Maggie Sottero. It has a completely open back so the focus really is on the jewels and undeniably sophisticated and sleek shape.  

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42. 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. You'd never know that this was an affordable high street wedding dress!

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Now you know what style you're after, be sure to read up on the things you need to know before you go wedding shopping - you can thank us later!