Square Wedding Dress

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. While square necklines are often very clean and angular, they can sometimes be more rounded in appearance to create a softer effect.

This style is considered to be formal and traditional and works well for brides wanting to broaden narrow shoulders, such as this Enzoani wedding gown with its pretty beaded detailing and tulle skirt.

The way the square neckline broadens the shoulders means that this style can work well for brides with a rounder face and hips by balancing out proportions. Enzoani Blue’s regal ‘Gamba’ tulle ball gown achieves a softer square neckline with its scalloped lace detail that sits atop a bodice covered in intricate embroidery and beading.

While formality is usually the order of the day for a square neckline, some designers have chosen to tone down the look for a much more informal feel. This uniquely beaded Justin Alexander sheath dress embodies boho glamour; beaded detachable spaghetti straps frame the straight, strapless neckline while horizontal and vertical hand beading creates a tiered look down the jersey line gown.

Browse by other necklines to find the right dress for you


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.


No longer just associated with traditional gowns of the past, three-quarter length sleeves have become an extremely popular design feature on modern wedding dresses.


Off-shoulder wedding gowns have been big on the bridal fashion scene for the last few years - and it’s not hard to see why.

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