Bateau wedding dresses have always been a popular choice for brides but after Megan Markle decided to wear the silhouette on her wedding day, we’ve seen a growing interest in the design and it’s easy to see why.
A bateau neckline wedding dress is perfect for a bride that wants to radiate sophistication. Designed for subtlety, the bateau neckline frames shoulders beautifully, resulting in a timeless and elegant look.
With more and more bateau neckline wedding dresses on the runways, many brides are opting for this design for their big day.
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Not sure where to start your search? Here are some of our favourite bateau neckline dresses.
Bateau Neckline Wedding Dresses for Stylish Brides
This elegant crepe fit and flare gown from Justin Alexander is a great choice if you're looking for a sleek wedding dress with a modern statement. The simple bateau neckline and illusion back detail add a sense of flair to this gown and the fitted bodice is perfect if you’re a bride looking to accentuate your figure.
Wtoo by Watters
What’s not to love about this stunning bateau wedding dress from Wtoo by Watters. Featuring a gorgeous bateau neckline, this dress is all about femininity and grace. The Alencon lace, soft netting skirt and grosgrain ribbon at the waist all add delicate touches to this gown.
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This stunning Paloma Blanca gown exudes sophistication with the help of its chic bateau neckline and cap sleeves. The beautiful flared train sets off the entire gown so if you’re looking for a dress that’s simple and elegant but makes a statement, then this is the one for you.
If lace is your thing, then you’ll love this gorgeous bateau wedding dress from Allure Bridals, Modest collection. The full-length mermaid gown with lace bodice is a great choice if you’re looking to show off your curves. Available in white, ivory and gold/ivory, this gown illustrates the beauty of simplicity.
Inspired by Megan Markle’s renowned bateau wedding dress comes this spectacular gown by Martin Thornburg. A royal silhouette fit for any duchess, this minimal gown is an excellent choice if you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day.
The famous bateau neckline slightly shows off the shoulders in a graceful manner and the traditional chapel train adds to the overall elegance of the dress. This gown is also available in plus sizes.
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Classic and feminine is this romantic wedding gown by Rebecca Ingram. The illusion bateau neckline and scoop back offer stunning details that we know you will fall in love with. The antique ivory over a blush colour brings a vintage look to the gown meaning, this is the perfect gown for a bride that wants to incorporate different styles into her wedding dress.
This show-stopper of a dress is from the Ronald Joyce collection called Victoria Jane. Embodying Hollywood glamour and luxuriousness this gown is a fantastic choice if you want a more alluring wedding dress. The illusion bateau neckline and sleeves offer subtle coverage keeping this gown sophisticated.
Style Gordan & James
This glamorous gown by Halfpenny London is made up of their modern-style Gordan top and vintage James skirt. The combination of both results in a gown that is truly unique. So if you’re looking for a gown that will make you stand out, then this one is for you. Not to mention the striking bateau neckline and open back will flatter any bride.
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Mon Cheri wedding dresses are designed with every bride in mind. This stunning lace gown from their Modest collection is a dream come true for boho brides. Free and flowy, the delicate Venise lace that decorates the entire gown makes it a bohemian vision.
The features of this gown are to die for with a combination of a stunning bateau neckline, gorgeous natural waist like and spectacular long sleeves.
Illusion bateau necklines are a great alternative and this elegant wedding dress from Enzoani proves that. Incorporating both traditional and romantic styles results in this gorgeous enchanting gown. Embroidered and Chantilly lace falls over soft tulle that helps this dress feel feminine and pretty.
Composed of luxurious and exquisite custom embellishment this dazzling bateau wedding dress by Anna Campbell will ensure all eyes are on you on your wedding day. This gown spares no details with thousands of very fine sequins, glass beads and pearls all hand-sewn on.
Elegant and graceful this dress is perfect for a bride that wants simplicity and style.
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Style Victoria Dress
Savin London is a luxury British bridal brand that design gowns for innovated brides. Perfectly blending timeless elegance and contemporary style, these gowns are great for brides who want both a classic and modern look.
Sophisticated and sleek, this Victoria Dress by Savin London is another gown inspired by Megan Markle. The stylish bateau neckline is complemented by the striking open back that is completed with a bow.
Ivory & Co
Style Screen Siren
It’s all about casual sophistication with this bateau wedding dress by Ivory & Co. This gown epitomises the glamour and sparkle associated with the golden age of Hollywood. Delicately crafted with hand-beaded lace bodice this wedding dress is a wonderful choice for a nostalgic bride.
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