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20 Stunningly Sexy Sheer Wedding Dresses That Will Make You Swoon

There are thousands of different kinds of wedding dresses, but it is every bride’s dream to find the one that looks like it was stitched especially for her. Wedding dresses are made from some of the most gorgeous materials and fabrics out there, and the best part is you can choose the style you like best. Sheer wedding dresses, usually made with materials like tulle and organza, are some of the most sought-after designs.

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The magic of sheer wedding dresses comes from the air of mystery and overall sexiness of the materials. Sheer material also breaks the monotony of other materials, such as duchess and ivory silk. Here are 20 examples which are bound to convince you that sheer wedding dresses are absolutely breathtaking.

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1. Long sleeved pink number

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There is something extremely gorgeous about wedding dresses with long sleeves, as evidenced by many princesses who were married in royal ceremonies. Combine the long sleeves with a body-con skirt, tons of lace work on organza fabric, and a subtle pink overtone and you get a wedding dress so stunning that you barely need any other accessories.

2. Dreamy wedding dress with details

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This sheer wedding dress looks like it came straight out of your dream princess wedding, with the defined waistline decorated with pearls, tulle waves cascading down the fairytale skirt, and the sweetheart neckline with sheer and pearl detailing.

3. Tinted ball gown wedding dress

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If a bride chooses to walk down the aisle and get married in a wedding dress that looks like this, I can guarantee that she will remain the topic of any conversation for several weeks afterwards. The plunging sweetheart neckline combined with the ball gown skirt in cascading layers and a pinkish tint gives the wedding dress an almost ethereal quality.

4. Full sheer soft wedding dress

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Everything about this wedding dress screams sexy and classy. The round neck, sheer torso with several layers of sheer tulle, and a thigh-high slit on the otherwise simple A-line skirt adds to its extreme sophistication.

5. Royal wedding dress with chunky details

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With Jim Hjelm Couture, you can expect nothing short of a beautiful yet subtle spectacle when it comes to wedding dresses. This number has a sweetheart neckline highlighted by a stole-like sheer veil, along with a sheer A-line skirt with white silk detailing near the hem. Perfect for a fall wedding.

6. Structured Pronovias sheer wedding piece

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The special thing about this wedding dress is the unique cut and design. The closed neckline gives way to a structured body and a trumpet skirt, and there is embroidery and tulle work throughout the rest of the dress, adding a mysterious quality.

7. Butterfly embroidered sheer wedding dress

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This is one of the more outstanding numbers from Kaviar Gauche’s 2015 Bridal Collection and an exemplary piece in the world of sheer wedding dresses. Cut in a simple A-line shape, it is the bird and butterfly detailing on the sheer torso that makes it so remarkable.

8. Gorgeous sheer and lace wedding dress

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To bring out the true essence and effect of sheer fabric, wedding dresses like this one are nothing short of perfection. The poker straight neckline gracefully leads to a heavy trumpet skirt, and throughout the rest of the dress there is bold lace embroidery and detailing on a sheer palate. It is both modest and sexy at the same time.

9. Simple, elegant, chic V-back wedding dress

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Sometimes you just want to stick with tradition, and who says sheer cannot be traditional? This sweet, gorgeous wedding dress has a V-back, a simple A-line skirt with sheer overtones, and a beautiful torso embroidered with lace on tulle. The sweetheart neckline just adds to the effect.

10. Vintage cut embellished wedding gown

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This number from the Paolo Sebastian fall collection is a perfect example of an elegant, sheer, and backless wedding dress. The boat neck lining under the collarbone allows for beautiful backless detailing, and the entirety of the gown is covered in crystals, pearls, and other embellishments on lace work, enhancing the sheer effect.

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11. Sheer and silk Bohemian number

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If you are a more adventurous bride, then you can check out this amazingly elegant number made with ivory silk with sheer detailing near the back and the hem. It has the perfect amount of sultry elegance.

12. Short sheer dress for the fun bride

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Everything that is going on in the dress makes it look mature and elegant, despite the length. The embellishment on the bodice and the sheer material of the A-line skirt gives the dress all the excitement it needs.

13. Backless, edgy, sheer wedding dress

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If you are thinking about an open back wedding dress with sheer detailing, then you need not look further. This dress from the Amore Divino Bridal Collection combines edgy attitude and gorgeousness. The sharp geometric designs are all placed on the sheer material of the wedding dress and the back (or lack thereof) adds to the appeal of the dress.

14. Sheer elegance for the urban bride

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Possibly one of the most remarkable dresses on the list, this Christine Andrew bridal gown is somewhat simple and casual, if not for the sheer, cascading ball gown skirt which allows just hint of skin to be visible. The horizontal lines on the full-sleeved torso is also a brilliant use of sheer fabric.

15. Layered lace and tulle number

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The dress creates a harmonious balance between lace and tulle and layers. The plunging sweetheart neckline adds to the ethereal effect of the dress, along with the lace work on the sheer A-line skirt and the closed sheer neck.

16. Elegant wedding dress with sharp lace work

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If you looked at the dress, you might not believe that it is made completely out of sheer organza. The only part that gives the dress visual structure is the edgy, spiky lace work which is crafted perfectly, even on the long sleeves.  The illusion of the neckline is created through the embroidery.

17. One shoulder ‘bling-y’ sheer dress

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If you are looking for something different, this is the perfect choice because it looks like a party woven in fabric. The shimmery material is offset by the layer of tinted tulle, which is highlighted by the snazzy one-shoulder detailing and the minimalistic dull gold-colored embellished belt

18. Ethereal detailed straight cut wedding dress

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This is a sheer wedding dress that people are not going to forget any time soon. Unlike most other dresses, the sheer material is intricately detailed with embroidery work and layers of tulle comes out in refreshing bursts from the normal waistline, apart from the main straight-cut skirt. The soft, off-shoulder neckline further enhances the effect.

19. Greek-style toga dress with gold details

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This is for the bold and the beautiful brides out there, because this is one unique wedding dress. The deep neckline is offset by the use of gold pattern embroidery which continues until it reaches the skirt made of sparse tulle, giving depth to the sheer effect.

20. Full-sleeved structured sheer wedding dress

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Everything about this dress is elegant and different, starting from the cut to the design. The plunging neckline makes the sleeves look sexy. The skirt brings the whole thing together with the fine lace detailing on off-white sheer tulle. This masterpiece has been created by Rami Al Ali.

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The best thing about sheer fabric is that it does not affect the way you wear your wedding dress or the accessories that you plan to use at all. Sheer materials such as organza and tulle add to the already beautiful and captivating effect of a wedding dress when the bride walks down the aisle and appears in front of her guests for the first time.

There are several types of sheer wedding dresses. If you are feeling bold, then you can choose to go for the sparsely layered ones, where you can show off your body as much as you please even with full sleeves and a full skirt. However, if you choose to go the traditional route, then you can make use of sheer fabrics with heavy embellishment or embroidery to create the desired effect, without turning your dress into a see-through spectacle. Such is the magic of sheer fabrics, the kind of magic that is certainly going to come in handy when you are planning your dream wedding.

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20 Stunningly Sexy Sheer Wedding Dresses
Sheer wedding dresses are in this season. Check out 20 of the sexiest sheer gowns we could find to get some inspiration.
Rayne Carruth

Rayne Carruth

"All I can be is me - whoever that is." 20-something writer, still trying to figure it out, forever in love with cheesy rom-coms, and 19th century poetry.