For bold fashion forward brides who aren’t afraid to break traditions and cross boundaries, this racy trend is perfect to show off your skin. This season’s runways saw many stunning pieces that range from subtly sexy to downright saucy. We have plucked out our favourite gowns from the runway as well as designs that can be found in local boutiques.

Hayley Paige

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Almost baring it all, this stunning sweet A-line gown with long sleeves from Hayley paige features an illusion bodice with nude padding and strategically placed lace appliques. A romantic and daring piece that gives off an ethereal feel. 

Monique Lhuillier

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With its floral appliques, hand beaded crystals and full satin skirt this drop waist gown from Monique Lhuillier features a sheer bodice that cuts daringly down to the hip. Perfect for the opulent and dramatic bride. 

Vera Wang

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Bordering on outrageously bare, Vera Wang’s sheer racy wedding gowns got everyone talking. Donned in soft chantilly lace and crystal embellishments, this we do not recommend for fear of causing your parents and future in-laws a heart attack. We do however love how boldly bare this design is while retaining an alluring feminity. 

Reem Acra

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This beautiful piece from Reem Acra features the illusion bodice once again with strategically placed floral appliques. The gown’s full tulle skirt also shows off the bride’s legs giving this stunning piece a perfect balance of skin and fabric.

Carolina Herrera

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Last from international designers is Caroline Herrera’s fit and flare gown features a lacy sheer bodice that covers up with a boat neckline while still showing a tinge of skin. This piece is by far the most modest of those we have seen on the runway that is of this racy trend. 

Bridal Zone

PHOTO: HER WORLD BRIDES MARCH 2014

Moving on to locally found designs, this high neck lace gown with dramatic cut outs and a sheer bodice from Bridal Zone shows off a hint of orient accent with its silhouette. $2,200 to rent or $3,800 to buy.

Silhouette The Atelier

PHOTO: HER WORLD BRIDES MARCH 2014

With strategically placed floral appliques, this lace and tulle gown from Silhouette The Atelier has a boat illusion neckline, showing off most of your skin in its sheer bodice. Price upon enquiry.

PHOTO: HER WORLD BRIDES 2014

This chiffon and corded lace gown from Silhouette The Atelier features a seemingly plunging neckline with its  applique placement on an illusion bodice, with skin peeking through the corded lace and a high slit showing off the legs. Price upon enquiry.

 

Digio Bridal

PHOTO: HER WORLD BRIDES DECEMBER 2014

As dramatic and bare, this gown from Digio Bridal has a sheer bodice with only the front covered with beautiful intricate beaded embellishments, that pretties up that boldness of the bride. $2,900 to buy only.

My Dream Wedding

PHOTO: HER WORLD BRIDES DECEMBER 2014

For brides who would prefer to cover a slight bit more, this high neck tulle gown covers up the sheer bodice with lace and even has a cap sleeve! Look stunning in this soft feminine design. $1,400 to rent or $6,00 to buy from My Dream Wedding.

Rico-A-Mona

PHOTO: HER WORLD BRIDES SEPTEMBER 2015

This daring gown from Rico-A-Mona features a sheer bodice that cuts low into the hips while covering up with lace appliques, This flirty gown also features a chapel train, and is $2,800 to rent or $4,800 to buy.

PHOTO: HER WORLD BRIDES SEPTEMBER 2015

Last but not least, this illusion bodice mermaid gown with duchess satin and crystal-beaded lace applique gives off a lingerie feel while yet staying elegant. $2,800 to rent or $4,800 to buy, from Rico-A-Mona.

There you have it, our list of favorite gowns from international designers and local boutiques. Indulge in this daring trend and take bold, stylish steps down the aisle on your big day!