The bodice of a wedding dress: a variety of options!


Thanks to interesting design ideas, a modern wedding dress can be viewed for hours, each time finding new and interesting details. Particular attention this season is paid to the neckline and bodice of the dress. It turns out that every subsequent detail of the wedding dress is based on the design of the bodice. The bodice should clearly correspond to the proportions of the bride's body. The right combination of neckline and bodice decor can work wonders with the silhouette of a bride.

Variant of a bodice decor on a wedding dress

Today there is a huge selection of wedding dresses with bodices of various styles that are suitable for almost all types of figures. It is about the options for wedding bodices that we will talk about today. We hope that the recommendations provided by the portal will help you choose the dress of your dreams.

American armhole

The American armhole is commonly found on sleeveless wedding dresses. The armhole is located diagonally from the armpits to the neck. The shoulders remain open. There are also wedding dresses with a closed armhole and a V-neck.

Dresses with such a bodice are ideal for fragile miniature brides, especially girls with medium-sized breasts and a thin waist. An ideal pair for this dress would be long wedding gloves.

American armhole
American armhole
Dress with an American armhole

Cape deep neckline (elongated bodice)

Despite the fact that this type of bodice has similarities with the American armhole, it is more universal, because there are straps or sleeves, so that the shoulders remain slightly covered. Often, a deep cut finish is performed by combining two materials. In addition, lace inserts and beads can decorate the neckline..

An elongated bodice reveals the neck and chest, showing the beauty of these parts of the body. Such a bodice does not focus on the shoulder line and bust, unlike a bodice with an American armhole.

A deep cape wedding dress looks sexy and elegant. With the help of such a bodice, you can hide the flaws and emphasize the advantages in the chest area.

Bodice cutout
Bodice deep neckline
Dress with an extended bodice

Strapless bodice

Strapless wedding dresses are some of the dominant patterns resembling princess-style outfits. This type of bodice completely opens the neck, shoulders and neckline, making the image of the bride feminine and seductive..

To wear a dress with such a bodice, you must at least have a proportional upper body. Strapless bodices are contraindicated in women with body type. «triangle» and «hourglass».

Dress without straps
Elegant strapless bodice
Strapless bodice

Strap bodice

The next version of the bodice that the wedding site tells you about is a bodice with thin straps. The most attractive feature of this bodice is that it emphasizes the neck and decollete, highlighting the shoulder line.

For the bride with a sophisticated figure, two thin harnesses will be enough to emphasize the fragility of the girl and make her even more elegant. Also, a bodice with thin straps is suitable for girls who want to demonstrate the neckline.

Dress with thin straps
Elegant dress with thin straps
Thin strap bodice

Style bodice «Empire»

Style bodice «Empire» ends directly under the chest line where the skirt begins. Thanks to the high waist and a shortened bodice, the dress will emphasize and lift the bride’s chest, and also hide a small tummy, creating the illusion of an elongated silhouette.

A dress with a high bodice will suit any type of figure, especially girls of short stature and pregnant brides.

Usually a bodice in style «Empire» framed by embroidery of beautiful threads, rhinestones, sequins, elegant belts.

Leaf Empire
Overpriced bodice Empire
Dress with a high bodice


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Cutout bodice boat
Lace bodice boat

Heart shaped bodice

The heart-shaped bodice, popular in the 80s, remains in demand until now. Thanks to this form, the breast is visually lifted and becomes even more attractive. The shape of such a feminine bodice can be emphasized with sleeves or straps..

A heart-shaped neckline will look most successful on brides with curvaceous.

Heart shaped bodice
Heart shaped bodice
A heart-shaped neckline with straps

The bodice is square and oval

These two types of bodice differ only in bending in the neckline. Both the one and the other neckline emphasize the neck and chest, visually expanding the shoulders.

Square bodice
Square bodice

Translucent bodice top

This bodice can complement the main bodice made of thick fabric. A transparent layer of fabric (chiffon or organza) is sewn to the top of the dress. Thanks to what effect of airiness and ease is reached.

Such a bodice can be combined with sleeves of any length, made of both dense and transparent fabric. The most successful options:

  • translucent top, boat neckline + long sleeves,
  • translucent top, semicircular neckline + short sleeves.

Transparent neckline
Designated bodice over the shoulder
Imitation neckline
Sheer top and short sleeves

Having the basic information about the varieties of bodices of wedding dresses, you will make a really right choice!