sheer wedding gowns

The Sexiest Sheer Wedding Dresses That Are Still Appropriate For A Family Affair

by Holly Dawsey

Sheer gowns are having a major moment. Not only have we seen them on runways and red carpets, but also on brides. (Remember Julianne Hough’s stunning reception dress designed by Marchesa last summer?) From see-through bodices to translucent tulle skirts, bridal designers have managed to make the trend wearable for a wedding. With the addition of strategically-placed lace, beading and appliques, it’s possible to go nearly naked without exposing too much. Still, if the idea of wearing a sheer gown in front of your old-school grandmother (who may or may not be paying for said gown) stresses you out, remember that you can always add a silk lining in your skin tone to create a second-skin effect.

Intrigued? Keep scrolling for the season’s sexiest sheer dresses that are still appropriate enough for your big day.

Ann by Lee Petra Grebenau

With a sheer, silk tulle skirt and intricate flower appliques

Lee Petra Grebenau Ann Gown

Arden by Monique Lhuillier

With a plunging neckline and sheer lace silhouette

Palma by Rosa Clara Couture

With a sheer lace bodice and sleeves

Bridal 2018 by Inbal Dror

With allover knitted beading and a dramatic train

Vienna by Milla Nova

With a delicate nude gauze skirt and Chantelier lace

Leonora by Milla Nova

With sheer side paneling and a deep keyhole corset

Bridal 2018 S/S by Dany Mizrachi

With an illusion silhouette and strategically-placed appliques


Bella by Galia Lahav

With a deep plunge neckline, clear beaded skirt, and floral appliques

Ileas by Pronovias Privee

With an illusion bodice and embroidered crystal tulle

Pronovias Privee Ileas

Dionne by Zuhair Murai

With a corseted bodice and luxe lace appliques