Chic, elegant and effortlessly cool, the square neck wedding dress is one of 2022's must-have bridal fashion trends and it's not slowing down any time soon. "As cemented by Nicola Peltz's recent choice of wedding gown, this celebrity wedding dress style is poised to carry over into 2023," explains Emilia Cops, Head of Brand at Love & Liberty Bridal.
Don't quite have the budget to stretch to Nicola's custom Valentino dress? Steal her style for less with our edit of the best square neck wedding dresses available to shop now. From simple silhouettes to embellished and lace square neck wedding dresses, there's a gown here to suit all tastes.
Often coined as a modern wedding dress feature, the square neckline is actually a common detail seen in the Regency era so we recommend you check out these Bridgerton-inspired wedding dresses too!
1. Layla Cami Wedding Dress - £150, ASOS
The floral applique details on the Layla dress from ASOS are so pretty, as are the cross-over back straps. They emphasise the square neckline beautifully and give the dress a unique touch.
2. Astrid Satin Square Neck Wedding Dress - £120, ASOS
Square necklines are cool and chic so it's a no brainer that a simple silhouette like the Astrid dress from ASOS would work perfectly with them. Ideal for minimalistic brides, all you need is some dainty bridal jewellery and you're good to go.
3. Becca - £POA, Love & Liberty Bridal
Speaking of minimalistic brides, we think we might have just found your dream square neck wedding dress with Becca from Love & Liberty. The clean-lined cut and figure-hugging silhouette is dreamy, plus it even comes with a detachable sheer train.
4. Kyha - £POA, Love & Liberty Bridal
Sparkling embellishments take your wedding dress to the next level and the Kyha dress from Love & Liberty is the perfect example of this. This wow-worthy design has an open-back and boning for a sultry finish.
5. Long Sleeve Maxi Dress - £199, Coast
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6. Sleeveless Square Neck Lace Midi Dress - £168, Chi Chi London
7. Kim Square Neck Lace Bridal Dress - £359, Monsoon
Another stunning lace square neck wedding dress is the Kim dress from Monsoon. The silhouette combines a form-fitting bodice with a floaty maxi skirt that leads out to a long train that will look heavenly as you walk down the aisle.
8. Deja Square Neck Bridal Dress - £249, Monsoon
Classy and elegant are two words that come to mind with Monsoon's Deja square neck wedding dress. We love the subtle piping details on the bodice that give flattering shape and structure.
9. Mia Square Neck Wedding Dress - £499, Whistles
We also adore this similar style from Whistles. The Mia dress is a classic design that will never go out of fashion and will suit all kinds of occasions - from rooftop weddings to countryside celebrations.
10. Balsam Dress - £435, Reformation
It's no surprise that fashion-forward brand Reformation have a beautiful selection of trendy square neck wedding dresses. The sheer bow shoulder straps give the Balsam dress a playful finish and the fitted waist is really flattering
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11. Florina Dress - £30, Reformation
A-line square neck wedding dresses are one of the most flattering silhouettes you can opt for - consider Reformation's Florina dress if you want an outfit that exudes effortless style and will keep you comfortable all day.
12. Crystal Embellished Giuseppe Lace Midi Dress - £380, Self-Portrait at Net A Porter
This lace square neck wedding dress from Self-Portrait is a traditional choice that we reckon would be the ideal fit for an older bride wedding dress. It is embellished with glittering crystals that'll draw eyes to your waist and accentuate your figure.
13. Oceania Gown - £2,595, Emilia Wickstead at Net-A-Porter
Emilia Wickstead's romantic designs are guaranteed to make a show-stopping entrance. The Oceania gown is cut from wool-crepe for a sweeping silhouette that'll also keep you warm should you be having a winter wedding.
14. Bella - £2,500, Grace Loves Lace
Hand-draped with luxurious double layered Crepe de Chine silk, the Bella dress from Grace Loves Lace will fall beautifully across your body and down to the floor. Think of it like liquid gold in wedding dress form!
15. Behati - £2,500, Grace Loves Lace
Fallen in love with the bridal separates trend? Us too. This two-piece wedding dress from Grace Loves Lace features a square neck top paired with a full circle skirt that will be ideal for a relaxed, bohemian bride who's looking for a boho wedding dress.
16. Dreama Dress - £POA, Justin Alexander
17. Lugal Wedding Dress - £514.91, AW Bridal
Combine two trends in one with AW Bridal's Lugal gown - this long sleeve square neck wedding dress is adorned with beautiful floral appliques from head-to-toe so you'll look amazing from every angle.
18. The Stanton - £POA, Lela Rose
The Stanton dress from Lela Rose is a two-piece wedding dress that is as cool as it is sophisticated. We love the contrast of textures between the bridal top and the sleek column skirt.
19. The Spencer - £POA, Lela Rose
Cherry blossom jacquard fabric is what sets The Spencer dress from Lela Rose off. It's subtle enough so as not to be too in your face but the full skirt ensure it is special enough to impress on your big day.
20. Did It My Way Dress - £116, Revolve
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21. Louisa Dress - £425, Nadine Merabi
Nadine Merabi is known for her sultry designs and the Louisa dress is a fitted square neck wedding dress that will certainly turn heads! Available in sizes XXL-XS, dance the night away in this showstopper.
22. Bohol - £POA, Pronovias
This sumptuous fit and flare square neck wedding dress is embellished with tiny beads that'll shimmer and shine when photographed. The tulle overskirt adds volume for a grand entrance.
23. Arlo - £POA, Watters Designs
24. Taffeta Puff Sleeve Midi Dress - £330, Self-Portrait
25. Albany - £POA, Maggie Sottero
Albany is a wedding dress that is inspired by nature so naturally we think it would be the perfect fit for an outdoor wedding venue. Maggie Sottero offers all kinds of personalisation options - from detachable trains to beaded.
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26. Aerona - £POA, Maggie Sottero
This fit and flare square neck wedding dress from Maggie Sottero features sexy corset-inspired boning which complements the square neckline in the best way. The delicate, shimmery fabric it is crafted from is so unique.
27. Paloma Dress - £POA, Halfpenny London
Halfpenny London's 2022 Wonder collection is full of classic silhouettes with contemporary twists, such as the Paloma dress. For a paired back look, keep your accessories simple and your wedding makeup natural.
28. Gibson - £POA, Maggie Sottero
Don this chic wedding jumpsuit for an elegant elopement, or as a second-look changeup. It gives the illusion of a skirt but will guarantee you can bust all kinds of moves on the dance floor.
Is a Square Neck Wedding Dress Flattering for all Bust Sizes?
"The straight, square neckline is a flattering style for all body shapes and bust sizes," explains Emilia from Love & Liberty Bridal. It will highlight your décolletage while also being fairly conservative so it'll work for all kinds of brides and their wants.
What Wedding Silhouette Works Best With a Square Neckline?
You often see the square neckline on a fit and flare or an A-line wedding dress but "the square neckline is very flattering, versatile, and easy to style with any dress silhouette, which is why its one of our favourites", says Emilia.
Now you have your wedding dress sorted, check out everything you need to know before your hair and makeup trail