These One-Shoulder Wedding Dresses Will Make A Statement

Turn heads for all the right reasons.

One-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

by Natalie Hammond |
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You've booked the venue and nailed the cake but haven't quite decided whether a one-shoulder wedding dress is too extra. Well, if you want something non-traditional, something that might even elicit a gasp or two as you walk down the aisle, it might just be the wedding dress of your dreams. Because much like an off-the-shoulder wedding dress, it's subtly statement-making while still being timeless and fashionable with a capital F.

A one-shoulder wedding dress is an excellent choice if you want to wear something slightly modern for your ceremony. It lends itself to a black tie dress code, possibly because it naturally looks quite 'Hollywood', and also suits a tea-length wedding dress as well as something that sweeps the floor.

It's definitely beach-appropriate, but can also work for a chic city setting with the addition of some satin court heels and pearl accoutrements. Feeling inspired? Keep scrolling to shop the best one-shoulder wedding dresses...

SHOP: The Best One-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Editor's pick

Taller Marmo's feathered dresses are the stuff of legend in fashion editor circles. Can you imagine a more fabulous entrance than this sumptuous cream number?

Badgley Mischka, One-Shoulder Draped Sequinned Tulle Gown
Price: £387 (was £860)

The Outnet has a great selection of discounted designer wedding dresses, like this one-shouldered design by Badgley Mischka, which has a gathered neckline that is guaranteed to turn heads.

For maximalist dressers that aren't afraid to cause a bit of commotion, Solace London's ankle-length maxi dress ticks all the boxes with its elaborate hem and extra sleeve.

A favourite with Love Islanders, House of CB has some great options for wedding dresses that fit like a glove - like this corset dress with one shoulder.

Simple yet striking, this one-shoulder wedding dress is a winner if you want something pared back. To dial up the drama, you could also add a floor-sweeping veil that you can remove once it's time to dance.

On the other end of the spectrum? This bow-tied design by Erdem. Crafted from embroidered organza, it's the modern-day answer to princess dressing.

One-Shoulder Wedding Dress Inspiration

Jennifer Lopez Oscars Valentino
Jennifer Lopez at the Oscars, 2003 ©Getty

When it comes to inspiration, there are countless red-carpet examples that you could pin on your mood board. Think Jennifer Lopez at the Academy Awards, who utterly stole the show with a one-shouldered gown by Valentino. Dewy green and embroidered with delicate silver beads, the vintage number was knock-out - and also quite bridal when you think about it.

Zendaya Dune premiere
Zendaya at the premiere of Dune ©Getty

Also, Zendaya on the promo trail for Dune. Although the star packed several stunningly cool gowns, it was a one-shouldered design made of micro sequins by Rick Owens, which wrapped around her shoulders like some sort of intergalactic armour, that made every best-dressed list.

Tems Oscars
Tems at the Oscars, 2023 ©Getty

Finally, at this year's Oscars, Tems made one of the most memorable entrances in a frothy gown by Lever Couture, with a halo of fabric that turned heads for all the right reasons. Can you imagine the photos if you wore something similar for your wedding?! Exactly.

Natalie Hammond is Grazia’s Senior Fashion News Editor. She loves winter, hates summer and can often be found writing about the weather (and what on earth to wear).

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