20 Absolutely Gorgeous Non-Strapless Bridal Gowns

Stand out from the crowd in a gown with delicate straps or sleeves.

20 Absolutely Gorgeous Non-Strapless Bridal Gowns

Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Packham

After browsing through strapless gown after strapless gown, fashion-forward brides may look upon a dress with delicate straps or sleeves as a breath of fresh air. Once you decide to consider a non-strapless gown, the options are endless – from sheer, lace, or even opaque sleeves to spaghetti or illusion straps. Most designers include at least a few dresses with sleeves or straps in their collections, and it's possible to find non-strapless styles in most silhouettes. 

For brides who prefer not to wear strapless bras, gowns with sleeves that hide bra straps are a welcome option. Those whose religious or personal style preferences require modesty will find that many designers are willing to work with a bride to add more coverage if she isn't satisfied with the non-strapless offerings in their collections. And perhaps the most important reason to choose sleeves over strapless: it's easier to show off your own style and stand out from other brides! 

In the slideshow above, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful gowns with straps and sleeves from the Spring 2016 bridal collections. Get inspired by the elegant designs!