Off-the-Shoulder Bridal Elegance from Essense Designs


Off-the-Shoulder Bridal Elegance from Essense Designs

Essense Designs, style D2761: This regal Dove satin ballgown has royal features that you will adore. The off-the-shoulder banded straps romantically highlight your shoulders and neck. Traditional buttons and hidden pockets add to the sleek design. The simple train completes the look with some additional elegance. Available colors: Ivory or White Gown with Ivory/Porcelain/Java/White Plunge. Available in plus sizes.

NYB&G Is Raleigh’s Favorite Bridal Salon

Have you been dreaming of a Bateaux neckline wedding dress since Meghan’s royal wedding? Do you love the idea of a sleeveless gown but worry about the stability factor for dancing the night away? Whatever your thoughts, New York Bride & Groom is here with an astounding selection of off-the-shoulder necklines to make you swoon. From micro straps to lace, cap sleeves and more, we have all of the best styles to maximize your comfort and your silhouette. Discover more about one of the most sought after necklines below:

Off-the-Shoulder Neckline

“This oh-so romantic neckline is fun and flirty and accentuates the collarbone and shoulders,” say the Chin sisters. “This neckline evokes an old Hollywood vibe as it was favored by Hollywood beauties like Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner.”

The only thing, they warn, to be aware of is that this neckline has some restrictions on arm mobility. Check out more, compliments of In Style


Essense Designs, style D2605+: This pretty Tulle and Lace wedding dress has a sweet off-the-shoulder elegance to complete the detailed bodice. Floral details cascade down the skirt for extra decadence. White or Ivory beading options available. Available colors: Ivory Lace and Tulle over Ivory Gown/Ivory Lace, Ivory and Moscato Tulle over Moscato Gown/White Lace and Tulle over White Gown. Available in plus sizes.

Off-the-Shoulder Silhouettes

New York Bride & Groom has thousands of hand-selected wedding gowns for you to discover. We take pride in offering you the hottest trends and the most traditional options. Whether you’re in love with the latest bridal styles or wish to create your own vision, we have everything you need to succeed. Our experienced and friendly team provides the uplifting and welcoming bridal shopping experience you have been waiting for. Learn more about off-the-shoulder wedding dress  below:

Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses may be trending, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t here to stay. Celebrities (including the always-elegant Michelle Obama) and commoners alike have been donning the style on their big days for years. Consider Meghan Markle who chose a boatneck bridal gown that fell slightly off her shoulders—what could be more timeless than an iconic royal look? It’s easy to be enamored by the statement neckline, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite examples (worn by brides just like you) to help you pull off this type of design yourself.

Sleeves that sit off the shoulder aren’t all the same, as the following wedding dresses go to show. First, they differ in terms of placement. Some are draped romantically quite far down the arm, while others are simple and just barely graze the shoulders. They differ in terms of material, too—we’ve seen versions that range from lace to tulle. Off-the-shoulder necklines are also paired with a wide variety of gown shapes. Mermaid, A-line, and even sheath silhouettes are all fair game. Finally, some dresses don’t actually fall off the shoulder at all—instead, they have illusion necklines where something sheer (like mesh) keeps everything in place. Keep reading, courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings


Essense Designs, style D2434: This beaded mermaid wedding dress creates a definitive silhouette. Tulle and Lace dance over Regency Organza for a flowy, fabulous design. Crystal buttons cover the zip-up closure. White or Ivory beading options to choose from. Available in multiple color combinations. Available in multiple sizes.

Neckline Considerations

Having a base to start from, i.e., finding your dream wedding dress, allows you to determine your finishing touches. Certain high-neck or halter wedding dresses don’t have room for necklaces or specific jewelry. Brides in these circumstances may opt for bracelets, earrings and other choices. The off-the-shoulder styles allow you to show off your decolletage. Hairstyles that are complimentary to your wedding dress are another thing to consider. Find out more below:

Off-the-Shoulder Neckline Hairstyles

Feminine and very sexy, off-the-shoulder necklines are a happening trend in the world of wedding fashion. If your wedding dress features this neckline style, you can pick from various hairstyle choices. If you are not entirely comfortable with baring too much skin, opt for one where some of your hair naturally covers part of your shoulders in natural waves. Hair that tumbles down your shoulders will look very pretty. However, if you aren’t too keen on downplaying the statement dress feature, we have the ideal solution.

Add a bold and sophisticated statement to your overall bridal look, pair this neckline with a high up-do. This will allow you to reveal your toned collar bones and neck area, adding unique charm to your bridal look.

Bateau Neckline Hairstyles

The boat or bateau neckline is a horizontal neckline that emphasizes your collar bones and neck region. It is also a rather high neckline, that adds greater bulk to the bust region. The ideal hairstyle wouldn’t hide this neckline. Hence, it should be an updo or gathered hairstyle that keeps hair off your neckline.

Since the boat neck is very feminine and dainty, it is best to pair this style with a soft hairstyle instead of a super sleek one. Complement the soft neckline detail with low buns or soft messy buns. You can also choose a high ponytail that keeps hair away from your face, but has a more modern look. Add a few accessories like flowers or scintillating hair clips, and you will look your very best. Learn more, compliments of Best For Bride

Find Your Favorite Wedding Dress Neckline At NYB&G Raleigh

We always recommend trying on dresses with varying styles of sleeves, necklines, silhouettes and detailing to help you determine which features you adore and which ones you don’t. Every bride is different — which is why we maintain the wedding dress selection and pricing to satisfy every taste. Visit us today with no appointment needed.

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