17 Best Wrap Wedding Dresses for the Effortless Bride (2024)

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When it comes to bridal gowns, there are so many different styles and silhouettes fit for any bride-to-be. From glitzy ballgowns to modern sheaths there’s no wrong way to dress for your special day, but one style you might not have considered is a wrap wedding dress. Ranu Coleman, chief marketing officer of Azazie, shares that this contemporary choice is perfect for any soon-to-be-wed searching for an effortless look. “Wrap wedding dresses are not only comfortable but extremely flattering for all body types,” she explains. “They accentuate the waist and create the illusion of an hourglass shape.”

From lacey boho gowns to elegant slips, wrap wedding dresses come in all kinds of silhouettes and aesthetics. To help you find the best one for your wedding style, we used Coleman’s advice to research the best wrap wedding dresses. We chose designs that lay flawlessly on the body and don’t gap or come apart during hours of wear. We also looked for extensive size ranges, high-quality materials, and diverse styles.

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Ranu Coleman is the chief marketing officer of the online bridal and bridesmaid boutique, Azazie.

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Best for Spring

Revelry Valerie Wedding Dress

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Sweet ruffles and a soft Champagne hue make Revelry’s Valerie a springtime favorite. The tie sash, overlapping bodice, and slitted skirt give a wrap illusion, but the side zipper and built-in cups provide more security and coverage. Select the style in regular, tall, petite, or co*cktail length for a flawless fit.

Price at time of publish: $189

Size: 0-32 | Materials: Chiffon | Length: Floor-length

Best Something Blue

Amsale Gracia Wedding Dress

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Coming in over 15 color options, this satin wrap dress from Amsale is the epitome of understated elegance. Showcasing a V-neckline, shallow V-back, and a side slit revealed by movement, this is a contemporary choice for the modern bride.

Price at time of publish: $295

Size: 00-32 | Materials: Satin | Length: Floor-length

Best for an Elopement

Lulus My Whole Heart Cream Long Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress

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This cream-colored wrap dress from Lulus is ideal for engagement shoots and elopements. Brides love the gauzy long sleeves, flowy high slit, and self-tie that cinches the waist. The style also comes in navy, green, and burgundy if cream isn’t for you.

Price at time of publish: $79

Size: XXS-3X | Materials: Polyester | Length: Floor-length

Best Off-the-Shoulder

Wtoo by Watters Miles Gown

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Read the reviews and it’s obvious everyone loves this dress. Made from stretch mesh, the gown is surprisingly comfortable and the off-the-shoulder neckline doesn’t slide down. The layered fabric creates an airy, romantic look that is perfect for outdoor weddings. Though it doesn’t have much embellishment, a bit of lace at the chest adds a delicate touch. The full skirt has a train for extra drama.

Price at time of publish: $1,395

Size: 00-26 | Materials: Nylon, Polyester | Length: Floor-length

Best Satin

Fame & Partners Draped Split Gown

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This dress combines the sophisticated simplicity of a slip dress with the allure of a wrap front. Tiny spaghetti straps lead into a draped plunging neckline finished with covered buttons on the side. The full-length skirt has a thigh-high slit, making your legs look like they go for days. The straps cross-cross in a back, delicately highlight your backside. Like with all Fame & Partner dresses, you can order a custom size that will take four to five weeks to arrive.

Price at time of publish: $339

Size: 0-22 | Materials: Satin | Length: Floor-length

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Best Sexy

Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

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With a drastically plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, this dress didn’t come to play. The long sleeves balance out the revealing parts and create a fierce edge. The ruching in the front flatters your stomach and elevates an otherwise unembellished dress. You’ll definitely need some boob tape for this look, so stalk up now.

Price at time of publish: $995

Size: 00-26 | Materials: Stretch Crepe | Length: Floor-length

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Best for a Courthouse Wedding

Fame & Partners The Shay

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Long blouson sleeves and a tulip skirt combine to create a slightly more casual dress that’s ideal for a courthouse wedding. The plunging neckline and draped wrap waist emphasize your curves and create a an hourglass figure. We love how you can customize the length of the dress to hit either above the knee, below, or at your ankles. You can also further customize the dress with your measurements and shoe height. Considering the price, this custom dress is a fantastic deal.

Price at time of publish: $315

Size: 0-22 | Materials: Matte Satin | Length: Petite, Midi, Ankle

Best Sequined

Maya Bridal Maxi Dress

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Bring on the sparkle with this wrap maxi dress. Covered in clear sequins, this dress will glitter and shimmer all night long. The wrap front leads into ruching along the hip and a thigh-high slit to match. You know you need to buy some statement shoes to match.

Price at time of publish: $321

Size: 2-12 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Floor

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Best Plus-Size

ASOS Edition Curve Constance Satin Wrap Wedding Dress

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Let your body do the talking in this no-frills elegant dress. The satin fabric and long wrap front hug your curves. A medium slit shows just enough leg and makes strutting down the aisle easier. With adjustable straps, you can find the ideal fit for your chest. Add in a train and this dress hits all the right bridal notes.

Price at time of publish: $225

Size: 12-26 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Floor

Best Budget

Lulus Loving the Moment White Lace-Up Maxi Dress

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This faux wrap dress is a hit for a beach wedding, where you don’t want to deal with a long train or fussy layers. The lace-up back lets you adjust the bodice for a custom fit. The plunging neckline isn’t too deep nor is the slit too high.

Price at time of publish: $99

Size: XS-XL | Materials: Polyester, Spandex | Length: Floor

Best Mini

Lovers and Friends Alize Mini Dress

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Whether you prefer short dresses over long or want to change into something shorter for the reception, a mini wedding dress is a popular choice. This wrap style still feels bridal thanks to a sheer statement sleeves and an oversized bow in the front. Feel free to tie it up or wear it long for some over-the-top detail.

Price at time of publish: $238

Size: XXS-XL | Materials: Polyester | Length: Mini

For those that prefer a jumpsuit to a dress—they do make getting down on the dance floor so much easier—we recommend this one from A.L.C. Beautiful tailoring is the star of the show here. Think wide pleated pants, a plunging neckline, slight shoulder pads, and a detachable structured belt. Talk about a power outfit.

Price at time of publish: $695

Size: 00-14 | Materials: Triacetate, Polyester | Length: Floor

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Best Romper

Show Me Your Mumu Love on the Dance Floor Romper

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We love the idea of changing into a sparkly romper when you want to party after a long ceremony. Or you can wear it down the aisle if that’s your vibe. This wrap romper is super fun with its pink-toned sequins and long puff sleeves. The mini length is great for petite brides who want to make their legs go on for days.

Price at time of publish: $268

Size: XS-XXL | Materials: Polyester, Spandex | Length: Mini

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Best Lace

Bibiluxe Lace Boho Wedding Dress

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Become a bohemian dream in this lace wrap dress. We can’t decide what’s more gorgeous—the lace pattern, the bell sleeves or the high low skirt complete with a train? Well lucky for you, when you buy this made-to-order dress, you can have it all.

Price at time of publish: $620

Size: 8-16, custom | Materials: Lace | Length: Floor

Best Linen

The Prancing Hare Linen Wedding Dress

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If you love a good linen dress, you’ll love this handmade design. With more than 100 years of tailoring experience, this seller crafts this dress on your measurements and you can customize the length of the sleeves and train, if you’d like. The lightweight, breathable fabric flows seamlessly from the wrap to the high-low ruffle skirt. We can totally see this dress shining at a beach or backyard wedding.

Price at time of publish: $549

Size: XS-XL, custom | Materials: Linen, Flax | Length: Floor

Best Flutter Sleeves

Lylou Designs Alma Wrap Dress

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Flutter sleeves and a wrap just go together and this dress marries the two scrumptiously. Made from bamboo, this dress is not only silky smooth but also sustainable. The ruffle skirt adds that lovely touch of romance while secretly being easier to walk in. For less than $200, this dress is a no-brainer.

Price at time of publish: $170

Size: XS-XXXL | Materials: Bamboo Silk | Length: Floor

Best Back

Lily Marks Brand Open Back Wrap Dress

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While this dress may look like a simple wrap design in the front, it transforms into a stunning open design with lace insert the back. The crepe fabric feels like a hug and the lace in the back is soft and non-irritating as the last thing you want to feel on your wedding day is itchy. Safe to say, this dress is a minimalist's dream.

Price at time of publish: $414

Size: 0-16 | Materials: Crepe | Length: Floor

What to Look for in a Wrap Wedding Dress


Before selecting a wrap for the special day, Coleman says you need to take some time to really consider the fit of the dress on your body. She suggests avoiding necklines that pull or pucker and ties that don’t secure. Wraps often have high slits and showcase cleavage, so think about whether or not you’re comfortable with that on your special day. If you have concerns, talk with your seamstress about options. Sewing the two sides together (essentially turning it into a faux wrap), adding some fabric to the bust, or lowering the slit could still give you a wrap look with a little more security.


Whether you wear a true or faux wrap, what makes the style so alluring is its versatility. “The endless amount of options when choosing this type of dress makes the style timeless and easy to fit into different aesthetics,” Coleman says. “For a more boho bride you could have a wrap wedding gown with flowy sleeves and lace detailing (like Bibiluxe Lace Boho Wedding Dress), or if you are a modern bride, a simplistic silk wrap dress (like Fame & Partners Draped Split Gown) would be perfect for a sleek look.”


  • What is a wrap dress?

    Traditionally, a wrap style dress describes a gown that features a front closure with one side wrapped over the other. The two sides are secured with buttons/snaps or a wrap tie that fastens at the back or the side, creating a V-neckline that elongates the torso and highlights curves. While there are still some true wraps, nowadays you’ll often find faux wrap options (where the sides don’t actually separate or come untied) or dresses with slits and seams that give a wrap illusion.

  • What types of weddings do wrap dresses work best for?

    The good news is that no matter your venue or wedding day aesthetic, there’s a wrap dress for you. “The wrap dress silhouette is very versatile and can be worn for any season,” Coleman explains. As with any gown, you will want to take note of the fabric and sleeve length to ensure you’re cool and comfortable (or nice and warm) on the special day.

  • Will a wrap dress stay secure throughout my wedding?

    You’ll want to consider your venue—and weather—before selecting a true wrap dress. Not only can these come untied, but they can also expose more skin in pesky breezes (hello beach weddings). Double knot your ties and consider adding a button to ensure the wrap stays shut. You can also have a tailor sew the wrap together, creating a faux wrap but still giving the same tied illusion.

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Emily Cieslak is an Associate Commerce Editor at Brides, covering all things beauty and fashion.

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What should a 70 year old wear to a wedding? ›

For casual weddings, pantsuits, jumpsuits, and dresses are all appropriate choices. A woman over 60 can choose knee-length, tea-length, or full-length dresses for most wedding themes.

What should a 65 year old woman wear to get married? ›

Personal Style

If you're more of a classic bride, opt for a simple Amsale Crepe V-Neck Shift Dress or go big and bold with a traditional ball gown complete with lace detailing and a dramatic train. For those seeking out modest attire, look for floor-length dresses with long sleeves, high necklines, and covered backs.

What type of wedding dress should a 50 year old woman wear? ›

Wear whatever makes you feel beautiful. Consider vintage bridal dresses – more mature brides can carry off vintage really beautifully. Remember less is more – you're confident and stylish enough to carry off simple silhouettes and might not need a ballgown skirt or cathedral length veil to feel like a bride.

What is the TLC show about cheap wedding dresses? ›

I Found The Gown is an American wedding dress shop reality series airing on TLC as part of that network's Friday evening "wedding block" of programming. The series films at "VOWS Bridal Outlet", a discount wedding dress shop in Watertown, Massachusetts in suburban Boston which has existed since 1992.

What do older ladies wear to weddings? ›

Gowns are the ultimate elegant dresses that can be worn at weddings. They are available in a lot of fabrics and colors and they look so classy! Timeless pieces that any woman can wear, no matter if she is 18 or 80, gowns will always be fashionable.

How should I dress for classy over 70? ›

In your 70s, it's a good rule of thumb to avoid looking too prim, too girly, or preppy. However, it's the perfect time to experiment with arty styles like tailored sweater coats, wide-leg pants, unusual clutches, and colorful patterns.

What color should an older bride wear? ›

Embrace Colour

You can 100% wear white, whatever your age, but don't discount colour. For a soft bridal look, try on dresses in nude, blush, grey, ivory, silver and gold tones.

What do brides over 60 wear? ›

Women over 60 might think about sophisticated, elegant, and modest 1930s and 1940s styles for their wedding gowns. Unless you're self-conscious about your arms, you don't need to wear sleeves to your wedding. Covering your shoulders and forearms without showing too much skin is easy with sleeves that cap or flutter.

What is the dress length for a 70 year old woman? ›

The ideal length is considered to be knee-length or longer, but never shorter as it looks inappropriate.

Do brides over 50 wear veils? ›

Traditionally, veils were worn by brides to symbolize purity and innocence. However, in recent years veils have evolved to become a fashion statement and an expression of personal style. Many brides over 50 choose to wear a veil as a way to add a touch of elegance and tradition to their bridal look.

Can an older woman wear pants to a wedding? ›

Don't go too casual with pants.

So you wanna wear pants? Totally fine! Just make sure they're dressy enough for the nuptials.

What is the best length of dress for over 50? ›

Keep your skirt and dress lengths to the knee or slightly above. Flowy dresses look best if they are mid-calf length. Steer clear of cropped pants — they were an unflattering fashion fad for way too long. Don't show too much skin: too-short skirts and tops that are too low don't flatter anyone.

Do brides get paid for say yes to the dress? ›

They aren't paid for their appearance. Even though brides and their families are appearing on the reality show, they receive no form of compensation on the TLC show. They have to pay for their dress. Sorry, dresses aren't free or even discounted.

Who is paying for wedding dress? ›

Dresses and Suits

The bride and groom are responsible for paying for what they will wear on the wedding day. Oftentimes the bride's mom will help pay for her dress and accessories. The groom should handle any costs associated with their suit.

What is the best wedding dress to show off curves? ›

A fitted sheath, mermaid, or trumpet gown will accentuate your curves (or create the illusion of them). Pleats or gathers around the waist can magnify it.

What should grandparents wear to wedding? ›

For a formal or semi-formal wedding, grandmothers may choose a formal gown, a longer style dress, or an elegant suit-like style. For a casual wedding, a dress is still appropriate, as is a pantsuit, skirt and blouse, or dress and jacket combination!

What length dress should a 70 year old wear? ›

The ideal length is considered to be knee-length or longer, but never shorter as it looks inappropriate.

What is a good age cut off for wedding? ›

Define the age of an adult (18 and older or 21 and over). Some couples allow older children and welcome those ages 12 and up. Once you've committed to your decision, explain it clearly in the invitation and on the wedding website, event page, etc. Here are a few ways to politely say, “No kids allowed.”

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