Whether you want a bit more coverage, more security for dancing the night away or you just simply love the look, these 8 new wedding dresses with straps from Allure Bridals would perfect for you…

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Some fashion experts are saying strapless gowns have had their day. Now, we wouldn’t go that far. Strapless is still fabulous and a very popular choice for today’s brides. But we are definitely seeing a trend toward bridal gowns with straps, cap sleeves — you name it, we’ve seen it on the bridal catwalks this year.

So we teamed up with the experts at Allure Bridals to select 8 gowns spanning three silhouettes, all featuring straps. Which one would suit you and your day?

Sheaths

Let’s begin with the sheaths. These gowns are slim fitting with little train or volume in the skirt. Styles 8800 and 9116 are two-piece gowns with a delicate lace appliqué layered over a charmeuse satin slip.

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Lace sheaths wedding dresses such as these emphasize curves without sacrificing a tasteful bridal silhouette. They also look wonderful on petite women, with a slim fit that flatters rather than overwhelms a smaller frame.

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Romantic sheaths such as these are well suited for any daytime event as well as outdoor weddings — especially the ever-popular rustic wedding. Can’t you just picture these beauties in the countryside, surrounded by soft pink blooms, touches of hessian and sprigs of gypsophila?

Fit-and-flare

If you love to show off your curves but prefer a longer train and more dramatic silhouette, a fit-and-flare wedding dress might be perfect for you.

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Our first style, 9106, is composed of sculpted satin and features a sophisticated bateau neckline, as well as a gem encrusted waistband. At the open back, covered buttons alternate with crystal details for an unexpected hit of glamour. Highly structured, this simple gown is perfect for a chic, minimalist bride.

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In style 9127, texture reigns supreme, from the intricately embroidered bodice to the full English net skirt to the Swarovski crystal beading at the neckline and drop waist. This gown has vintage appeal and enough embroidery and beading to satisfy even the most glitter-loving bride.

The richness of these fabrics, along with Swarovski crystal detailing, make both of these fit-and-flare gowns ideal options for a fashion-forward soiree or even an old Hollywood themed wedding.

Ballgowns

And finally, we have the ballgown – the little girl’s wedding dress dream that carries well into adulthood. It’s hard to resist the idea of countless tulle layers swirling around as you float down the aisle.

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Two of Allure’s latest styles, 9103 and 9124 feature a dramatic deep-V neckline and back. Styles 9100 and 9114 feature the same classic silhouette with a scooped neckline and dainty cap sleeves.

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Uniquely detailed, each of these ballgowns is right at home in any elegant ceremony. We sometimes picture them with a horse and carriage… And perhaps a glass slipper? Ballgown silhouettes look especially lovely on taller women, and the skirt volume helps balance out a larger bust.

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Still trying to find the perfect wedding dress shape for your figure? We’ve got some top tips on how to pick the perfect style for you right here.

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