An illusion neckline is the holy grail of bridal wear as it suits pretty much any shape and style of wedding dress. We guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice searching for the perfect illusion neckline, plus no necklaces are required as this glamorous neckline makes enough of a statement.
We’ve helped you narrow down the search and have hand-picked 27 wedding dresses with illusion necklines that we’re currently coveting. From cute vintage style wedding dresses to beautifully embellished numbers fit for a red carpet, there’s sure to be something here for every bride.
Floral Detailing – Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage
Metallic details are so on trend for weddings in 2016, and style 8545 from the Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage collection ticks this box with its subtle shimmery accents. The dress has a gorgeous, relaxed shape and the soft net material is beautifully complemented with floral embroidery and detailing. The pretty waistband creates enough definition to pull you in at the slimmest part of your body.
Ball Gown Glamour – Sincerity Bridal
A charming dress for any bride who’s ever dreamed of being a princess on her wedding day – style 3887 from Sincerity Bridal is gorgeously glamorous. The sheer illusion neckline is scattered with silver beading and the cap sleeves provide a little coverage to the upper arms. The A-line tulle skirt gives the dress its fairy tale appeal and the illusion neckline continues down the back into a deep V-shape.
Relaxed Vintage – Benjamin Roberts
This soft and delicate dress from Benjamin Roberts is a delight and the loose fit of the illusion neckline is perfect for laidback brides. If you’re searching for a lace wedding dress with vintage appeal and a modern fit then style 2620 ticks all the boxes. We love the way the pretty lace detailing extends to the floaty cap sleeves and down the back of the dress.
Ice Queen Embellishment – Enzoani
All eyes will be firmly on you as you glide down the aisle in the stunning Kacey dress from Enzoani. If you want to switch up your bridal look, then this style is ideal as the glamorous satin gown can be transformed with the addition of the embroidered and beaded jacket to create an illusion neckline. This silver and white dress would look divine if you’re getting married at a winter wedding venue.
High Fashion Halterneck – Enzoani
If you consider yourself a fashion forward bride then the stylishly high neckline on the Kamila dress from Enzoani will be right up your street. Super sophisticated from all angles, this striking dress has a gorgeous illusion neckline that overlays a sweetheart bust. Turn around and your guests will be wowed by the deep illusion back and elegant lace detailing.
Mermaid Drama – Allure Romance
Show off a seriously sexy figure with the hourglass shaped style 2907 from Allure Bridals. Available from the brand’s Romance collection, the dress has a dramatic mermaid skirt and a super high lace neckline. Wedding dresses with illusion necklines don’t get prettier, or more romantic, than this.
Champagne and Lace – Justin Alexander
How incredible is the lace detailing on this champagne coloured dress? Style 8792 from Justin Alexander is fabulous in every way, from the luxurious shimmer of the fabric through to the detailed neckline. If you don’t fancy this dress for yourself, it would also make a lovely champagne bridesmaid dress for your girls.
Soft Lines and a Classic Shape – Lillian West
If you’re looking for illusion neck wedding dresses that are delicate with soft edges then take a look at style 6401 from Lillian West. The lovely lace neckline is finished with pretty beading and the material leads into a v-back. The shape of the A-line skirt will nicely skim over your body and the cinched waistband really pulls you in to show off that neckline.
Lacy Long Sleeves – Justin Alexander
Style 8844 from Justin Alexander is a breath taking design with that flared mermaid skirt and shimmering nude embellishment. This dress is ideal if you’re looking for long sleeved wedding dresses but still want to show an alluring flash of skin. The barely there illusion neckline makes it look as if the amazing embroidery is a part of your skin.
1920s Embellishment – Badgley Mischka Collection
As featured in our pick of 1920s wedding dresses, this slim fit and flare dress is the perfect way to inject some Gatsby glam into your look. From the waist down the Jean dress from the Badgley Mischka Collection is simple and sleek with a figure caressing shape, at the neckline the dress has a beautifully beaded overlay that draws the eye.
Modern Vintage – Signature Justin Alexander
You’ll look quite the vision of bridal beauty in style 9780 from the Justin Alexander Signature collection. A charming mix of vintage and contemporary design elements, this style is sure to dazzle. The beading is cleverly placed as the horizontal lines will slim your top half and the detail at the neckline will highlight your shoulders and décolletage. The wide bateau neckline is great for brides who want to exaggerate a smaller bust.
Princess Volume – Allure Bridals
From a distance, this sweet tulle ball gown is beautiful and has a lovely shape. If you look up close you can admire the round illusion neckline and the detailing that sets off the sheer material. Because the top half of style 9301 from Allure Bridals is so detailed, the full skirt is kept simple and adds the right amount of volume.
Striking Silver – Badgley Mischka Collection
Another vintage style beauty, the Eleanor dress from the Badgley Mischka Collection lets its illusion neckline do all the talking. The great thing about wedding dresses with illusion necklines is that the rest of the dress can be kept fairly simple if the neckline is embellished or detailed. This style has a wide bateau neckline that helps balance out wide hips for a classic hourglass figure.
Timeless Beauty – Benjamin Roberts
This lovely boat neck dress from Benjamin Roberts has plenty of timeless appeal and would look right at home at a vintage style wedding. Made from organza and lace, style 2614 has an appealing mix of textures and the lace detailing at the sheer neckline is a nice finishing touch.
Plunging Neckline – Alfred Angelo
We love that Alfred Angelo have put a spin on the classic 1950s wedding dresses with this light gold gown. Also available in white and ivory, style 2565T is fun and flirty and you’ll fall in love with the lace detail that’s scattered over the dress. The illusion neckline is very subtle and gives a little security for brides who want to brave a plunging neckline, but feel self-conscious about flashing that much skin.
Hollywood Glamour – Blue by Enzoani
The Inverness style from Blue by Enzoani will make you feel like an old school Hollywood siren. The lace detailed illusion neckline is complemented with a sweetheart bust and the keyhole detail at the back is the icing on the cake. The subtle fishtail shape means that the dress will fit you like a glove down to the hips.
Heavy Embellishment – Signature Justin Alexander
Style 9817 from the Justin Alexander Signature collection is another 1920s beauty that will make you feel like an absolute princess on your wedding day. Every little detail of this dress is dreamy, from the delicately embellished illusion neck and sleeves through to the glamorous mermaid shape. Your hubby-to-be won’t be able to contain his delight when he catches you in this number.
High Neckline – Alfred Angelo Sapphire
Make the ultimate statement of classy vintage glamour in style 960 from the Alfred Angelo Sapphire collection. This seriously chic gown combines timeless lace with a fashion forward high neckline that is adorned with crystals and rhinestones.
Lace and Satin – Allure Romance
Sometimes, a girl just needs to go all out with a fairy tale ball gown for her wedding day. Style 2914 from Allure Romance is a stunning ball gown wedding dress that has a gorgeous lace illusion neckline to contrast with the satin shimmer of the skirt. Keep your look pared back with an updo and minimal accessories so that the dress shines through.
Drop Waist – Alfred Angelo
Alfred Angelo bring us another gorgeous wedding dress with an illusion neckline in the form of style 2543. This satin ball gown has a unique drop waist that is reminiscent of the 1920s. The embellished waistband and neckline break up the dress nicely and the softly scooped neck will frame your face and hairstyle to perfection.
Two Looks in One – Lillian West
Style 6402 from Lillian West can be transformed from a classic strapless wedding dress to an intricately embroidered masterpiece thanks to the tulle and lace jacket. Wear two bridal looks in one and have the jacket on during the ceremony to cover your shoulders and create an illusion neckline, then take it off for the evening party.
Embroidered Overlay – Blue by Enzoani
You’ll look quite the picture of elegance if you opt for the Iva style from Blue by Enzoani. The lace and tulle overlay hangs beautifully over the bodice and extends into a deep v-back for an unexpected touch. Underneath the overlay, the shape of the dress is minimalistic and fitted with a sweetheart neck and cinched waist.
Head to Toe Drama – Alfred Angelo
Never mind the fabulous circular skirt, in our opinion it’s all about the illusion detailing on style 2555 from Alfred Angelo. The cap sleeve scoop neckline is super sweet and leads into an embellished sheer back that will take your guests’ breath away.
Pretty Tea Length – Essense of Australia
We love a tea length wedding dress here at Hitched, so naturally we’re loving style D2101 from Essense of Australia. This vintage style dress is covered head to toe in lace and is broken up with a diamante encrusted waistband and a round illusion neckline. Wear this dress with your prettiest heels and a mid-length veil.
Classic and Traditional – Ellis Bridals
Prepare to wow in the classic style 12239 from Ellis Bridals. The bateau illusion neckline is very flattering on the shoulders and it extends into an intricately detailed lace back. This A-line dress is perfect for brides who want to go down the more traditional route and the dress also leaves room to accessorise on the arms – but remember that you can keep the neck bare!
Barely There Neckline – Enzoani
If you just want a wedding dress with a barely there illusion neckline then consider Kasia from Enzoani. This stunning lace mermaid gown has a super figure flattering shape and the sheer neck allows the lace detail to extend upwards for a gorgeous look.
Iconic Inspiration – House of Mooshki
The Grace Kelly inspired Eleanor dress from House of Mooshki is pure perfection and even has three looks in one. The dress can be worn with a full tulle skirt overlay for ball gown glamour, with a simple tulle train or as a simple column gown for easy movement. We love the Victoriana style high neck and long lace sleeves.
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