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Stunning sheath wedding dresses
We love fitted and fabulous sheath wedding dresses. Sometimes called column dresses, this silhouette elongates the body and gently hugs curves. It's a striking modern look that’s ideal for brides who don’t want to be overwhelmed by too much fabric. It also has plenty of sex appeal, without being too revealing.
Sheath wedding dresses are a great choice for a destination wedding because they’re comfortable and lightweight, which is ideal for a warm Caribbean beach or a romantic European city. Plus, they make the perfect second dress. For example, you could wow your guests in the day with a classic princess dress or ball gown. Then change into a sexy sheath to get the evening party started!
So, if you think a sophisticated sheath might be the dress for you, you’ll love our Bridal Experts’ favourites below…
Oh-so gorgeous lace
Let’s start with lovely Lena, a modern sheath gown with an illusion bodice and sparkling beaded straps. It’s a sexy but sophisticated mix that combines a low V-neck bodice with modern floral lace and a sleek crepe skirt.
The stylish bodice has on-trend, exposed boning underneath contemporary floral lace. The V-neckline is attractively low but also includes a sheer insert, so it’s not too revealing.
At the back, the beaded double straps emphasise the curve of the back and add some sparkle. Then, run your eyes down the elegant crepe skirt and you’ll get to the dramatic cut-out train. This complements the illusion bodice and finishes the look perfectly.
Fitted to perfection
Melbourne is another stunning sheath for the confident modern bride. This design features an illusion back and catwalk-style exposed boning, alongside delicate spaghetti straps.
The bodice is covered with contemporary lace that falls gently down the tops of the hips, accentuating the fitted shape of the skirt. At the back, the exposed boning is a delightful contemporary touch, framed by more floral lace and the super delicate straps.
Follow the sleek lines of the skirt to the pretty lace train and you’ll find more stylish lace flowers. These match the bodice and are decorated in the centre with glittering clusters of sparkling beads.
A touch of glamour
Beau’s breathtaking crossover straps are the stand-out feature here. This is a look that’s straight from the bridal catwalks and one that’s guaranteed to wow your guests on the big day.
Sophisticated and sexy, the elegant crepe skirt creates a sculpted shape that hugs the curves. The bodice is also beautifully fitted and features an attractive V-neckline and ornate lace, which spills across the waistline and down onto the skirt.
The flared cut-out train shows the beauty and the intricacy of the lace to full effect. Wear this with our lace-edged Maisie veil too, which has complementary floral detailing.
Lace, tulle and so much more…
Platinum Edition Xanthe is a tulle and lace dream, with an illusion back and soft V-neckline. Cleverly designed to skim gently over curves, while showing off your figure, it shows beautifully why sheath wedding dresses are so flattering.
The sweetheart bodice has a gently dipped V-neckline and pretty illusion straps. At the back, the illusion details frame the shoulders prettily, while a neat row of covered buttons accentuates curves.
The delicate lace then flows seamlessly down the bodice and onto the floaty tulle skirt, where there are artfully placed tulle appliqués leading down to the hem.
And, what a hem! The sheer tulle falls into sumptuous ripples of magnificent lace to breathtaking effect.
And, finally, we have another striking Platinum Edition design to finish our round-up of sheath wedding dresses. Diego’s opulent lace really makes this design stand out from the crowd. There’s a beautiful illusion back, stunning hem lace and a layer of luxurious Chantilly decorated with soft sequins for added sparkle.
The bodice has a plunging V-neckline, with a discreet illusion panel, offset by pretty illusion-lace straps. At the back, there’s a low V-neck and sheer illusion fabric that really makes the pretty florals ‘pop’. The look is finished with a neat row of covered buttons.
Then there’s the showstopping hem lace, which really is one of a kind. Flaring out into two layers of exquisite lace, just imagine the entrance you’ll make as this flows behind you walking down the aisle!
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