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How to choose the perfect illusion neckline wedding dress
If you’ve decided on an illusion neckline wedding dress for your big day, then you’ve made a great choice. Illusion necklines are super flattering and there are so many different ways to wear one. For example, a high illusion neckline...
If you’ve decided on an illusion neckline wedding dress for your big day, then you’ve made a great choice. Illusion necklines are super flattering and there are so many different ways to wear one. For example, a high illusion neckline with full-length sleeves offers plenty of modest coverage, while still looking light and feminine. Alternatively, pretty cap sleeves and an illusion keyhole back strike the perfect balance between style and coverage. Or, if you just want to draw attention away from your shoulders or the tops of your arms, then illusion lace straps are the ideal choice.
To help you decide we’ve chosen a few different styles of illusion neckline wedding dress from our Anna Sorrano collection, which offers a beautiful contemporary take on classic bridal trends. Each of these designs features high quality lace and pretty appliqués with just a little subtle understated beading, for a look that's sophisticated, timeless and elegant.
Melina is a fabulous example of refined allure. The sexy fishtail shape and plunging neckline are perfectly offset by discreet illusion panels and wide illusion-lace cap sleeves. Available in either champagne or ivory, it really is too good to be true!
All an illusion
The pretty cap sleeves sit perfectly on the tops of the shoulders, flattering the upper arms. The low V-neckline is also attractive without being too revealing, thanks to a clever illusion-lace panel.
The bodice has been layered with different types of embroidered and corded lace to create a luxurious textured finish.
At the back there’s more illusion lace, which creates an on-trend keyhole effect. There’s also more of that glorious lace, which hugs the hips before flowing prettily down the skirt.
Style it up
The illusion lace needn’t be confined to your dress either. Here we’ve added our long sleeve Halle bolero with delicate lace appliqués. It’s a great way to create a more modest daytime look, combined with our sparkling Estella belt.
The full effect
Take a step back and you can appreciate the full, graceful silhouette, with its figure-hugging bodice and flowing skirt and train. Wear this with our 190 underskirt for a little extra volume. For similar styles with illusion straps check out Natalia, Valerie and Alexis too.
Sophisticated Lanelle is the perfect example of an illusion neckline wedding dress that offers discreet coverage. The high neckline is oh-so subtle and, combined with the carefully placed appliqués, gives this design a glorious and timeless elegance.
The neckline of this design is as pretty as a picture and features beautiful florals, one of this season’s key looks.
A lacy little number
The floral guipure lace gives subtle coverage over the neckline and bodice. It also gently screens the plunging neckline.
The illusion back reveals another great reason for choosing an illusion neckline wedding dress. The swirling leaves and flowers are just divine, and frame the back beautifully. The neat row of covered buttons is just the icing on the cake!
How to wear it…
For a demure daytime look we love this dress worn with our long-sleeved Caprice jacket. Then finish your outfit with our stunning Nova belt for an extra touch of glamour!
Fits like a dream
The sheath-style skirt is made from stretchy crepe, which falls in beautiful ripples and fits like a dream. There’s no need to wear an underskirt with this sleek style. Just add our stylish Deco comb and you’re good to go! For more sleek, fitted styles take a look at Rachel and Archer too. Or, for another illusion neckline wedding dress with a dreamy back, take a look at Joelle.
This breathtaking sheath style is a subtle way to work an illusion neckline wedding dress. At the front, the slim lace straps and the small panel across the neckline are the only illusion details. They're also perfectly placed to provide just a little more coverage.
The bodice is fantastically figure hugging, and skims the curves in all the right places. This understated champagne shade is also a dream for flattering the skin.
Time for a close up
Take a closer look and you can the exquisite detailing on the embroidered lace.
At the back there’s even more wow factor. Just imagine your guests’ faces as you walk past them up the aisle, revealing the beautifully detailed illusion back panel as you go. Absolutely breathtaking!
Tears of joy
Then just add in that beautiful sweeping skirt, with its delicately placed appliqués, and there won’t be a dry eye in the house!
Get the look
There are also so many ways to style this elegant design. Here we’ve added a gorgeous faux fur jacket and our glitzy Leonie belt to really up the glamour.
A white wedding
And finally, if champagne isn’t your shade, then you’re in luck, as Dara is also available in striking ivory. For more stunning illusion back designs take a look at Bali and Sawyer too.
An illusion neckline wedding dress can be any shape or style, as you can see from vintage-look Alyssa. Shorter skirts are bang on trend and this one is complemented by stunning lace and intricate illusion straps.
The classic sweetheart bodice is overlaid with lace and topped with wide illusion straps, which give stylish shoulder coverage.
Sparkle and shine
Take a closer peek and you can see the stunning floral and embroidered lace. It's been embellished with shimmering clear sequins for a cute touch of understated sparkle.
The wide lace straps taper out at the back, framing the shoulders. There’s also stylish lacing to ensure the bodice is the perfect fit.
Old Hollywood glamour
We love this dress styled with our vintage-look Halle bolero and Deco comb. Then complement it with our Loulou veil in fingertip-length for the perfect 1950s Hollywood vibe.
Putting on the glitz
Add extra oomph to that sweet skirt with our 125 underskirt, which is the perfect length for this style. And, don’t forget, a shorter skirt means you can also splash out on a fabulous pair of glitzy heels!
In the shade
Finally, there really is an Alyssa dress to suit everyone, as it comes in both ivory and champagne shades so you can pick the perfect colour to suit your skin tone. And, if you love this look but would prefer full-length, then we think our Aviana design could be the one for you!
Click here to find your dream illusion neckline wedding dress or here to discover the full Anna Sorrano collection. Try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store or for more inspiration head over to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
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