I think I may have mentioned this before, but the first wedding dress I fell totally in love with was off-the-shoulder. It was also bloody hideous. Does anyone remember Jennifer & Jack’s wedding from Days of our Lives? (Don’t blame me, it was the ’90s.) Anyway, then like everyone else, I went off of off-shoulder, because nothing dated a dress more quickly, right? And then, the fashion pendulum swung, as it always does. Princess Charlene rocked a gorgeous off-the-shoulder, then so did Amal Clooney, and hey presto, they’re officially this year’s most romantic look. And like every good soap opera character, I’m desperately in love again. This time around, the OTS look is all about the fabric – soft lace sleeves and swishes of tulle, ornate jewelled beading, or boho fringes. Instead of creating weird, giant artificial ‘shoulders’, the sleeves fall softly across the arm, giving brides the best of both sleeved and sleeveless dresses. I’m so looking forward to seeing this look on next season’s brides, but for now, I’ve rounded up 20 of my absolute favourite real off-the-shoulder bridal looks to inspire.
Image sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Jemanci Photography/A Gown to Remember via Magnolia Rouge; 2- Brushfire Photography/KDP Events/Paolo Sebastian via Magnolia Rouge; 3- KT Merry Photography/Trash Couture via Style Me Pretty; 4- KingenSmith/Marchesa via Style Me Pretty; 5- Christy Cassano-Meyer/Christina Fuller Of Bridal Bliss/Nicole Miller via Style Me Pretty; 6- Paige Jones/Monique Lhuillier via Style Me Pretty; 7- Rhaina Taylor Photography/Perfectly Planned By Shari/Ines Di Santo via Style Me Pretty; 8- Feather and Stone Photography/white+white weddings and events via Style Me Pretty; 9- Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography/Shelby Peaden Events/Monique Lhuillier via Style Me Pretty; 10- Steve DePino/Details With Love/Monique Lhuillier via Style Me Pretty; 11- Papered Heart Photography/Dairing Events/Marisa via Love, A Bridal Boutique via Ruffled; 12- Jaimee C Photography via Landlocked Bride; 13- The Bridal Tree on Etsy; 14- André Teixeira, Brancoprata/Rosa Clará via Wedding Sparrow; 15- Jeremiah and Rachel Photography/Reddoll by Tatyana Merenyuck via Style Me Pretty; 16- Jules Bower/Rivini via Junebug Weddings; 17- Jackie Wonders/Couture Events/La Novia Couture via Style Me Pretty; 18- Photography by Navyblur/Daughters of Simone via Rock My Wedding; 19- Nikki Meyer/Creation Events on SouthBound Bride; 20- KRAAN Wedding Photography/Romona Keveza via Rock My Wedding