Halter Wedding Dress

Halter, or halterneck, refers to the neckline of a wedding dress comprising a strap that wraps around the back of the neck to add support and showcase your shoulders and back. 

The halter neckline works for many different body shapes, creating a balancing effect by drawing the eye to the area. This also makes it a particularly good option for brides with a bigger bust.

The halter offers an elegant way of showing a little skin while remaining sophisticated and not being too revealing. Minimalist halter neck wedding gowns are predicted to be a huge trend in 2019, thanks in part to the bespoke Stella McCartney wedding gown worn by Meghan Markle during her evening reception. This polished Casablanca Bridals silk sheath wedding dress ticks all the right boxes, with its elegant blouson jewel halter neckline, beaded silk ribbon sash and matching fabric covered buttons along the entire length of the train.

The halter strap can be created in a multitude of different ways; from a barely-there ribbon, such as this Justin Alexander - Sincerity slim A-Line chiffon gown; to a more substantial ‘collar’ style like the pretty lace halter neck on this organza Kenneth Winston wedding dress; or achieve pure sophistication with the illusion halter strap that flows into an allover lace bodice on Justin Alexander’s romantic halter A-line gown.

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Cap-sleeves describe the very short sleeves on a wedding dress that just cover the shoulder and top of the arm without extending on the arm’s underside.


Wedding dresses with a square neckline feature a low horizontal cut across the top line of the bust, which connects to straps that sit at right angles.


Wedding dresses with an illusion neckline feature a panel of sheer fabric on the bodice that often extends from the waistline or bust up to the collar.

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