Illusion Wedding Gowns for Every Bride: Top 10 Picks

What is an illusion wedding gown?

An illusion wedding dress features a thin, sheer fabric that is often adorned with beading, lace, or some kind of applique. Illusion fabrice often mimics the look of bare or nude skin. That may sound a little daring for some, but no worries! There are many ways to wear an illusion wedding dress, from ultra-sexy to super subtle.

Illusion wedding gowns are available in long sleeves, short sleeves, with the sheer detail on the front, back, bodice, train or anywhere in between. The look is so versatile and so chic. Designers have incorporated illusion fabric in ways that will suit any bridal taste. Many designers are also working on offering a variety of illusion colors to accommodate all skin tones!

Whether you want to go bold with a plunging neck or back, or you want to keep it modest, there’s an illusion look for you. Check out our top 10 picks below!

1. WTOO, Paloma

Plunging demi sheer illusion neckline with beaded straps. The lace is hand placed about the sleeves in a way that allows the illusion to melt into the skin, leaving the lace to crawl delicately down the length of the arms.

2. Galia Lahav, G104

Delicately embroidered lace with 3D flowers in light shades of blush and ivory. A romantic dress with a draped v-neckline and an accentuated trumpet-shaped skirt with a ruched back and stunning illusion detail.

3. Berta 20-P103

Every detail on this show-stopper is spectacular, from the illusion high-neckline to the floral embroidery. Featuring long sleeves with a plunging neckline to complete the look.

4. Badgley Mischka, Felicity

This slinky, sexy sheath gown features a bold and luxurious chiffon laser-cut embroidered floral and linear lace. The nude illusion bateau neckline melts away to create a unique, dimensional look complementing the low illusion back.

5. Essense of Australia D3358

Organic lace spaces line the modest V-neckline, with sheer illusion tulle along the bodice and in the back showing off the intricate details of the lovely lace motifs. At the skirt, layers of tulle create incredible volume for a truly spectacular walk down the aisle.

6. Enaura, Maya

Hand beaded and sheer V-neck illusion bodice paired with a draped silk crepe skirt and finished with a side slit.

7. Allure 9910

A jaw-dropping sheer bodice pairs perfectly with the matching illusion hemline of this strappy sheath gown.

8. Stella York 7420

For a long-sleeve look with a breezy flair, illusion tulle pairs with intricate lace patterns to create the appearance of lace effortlessly floating on the skirt–complete with fabulous fabric-covered buttons at the sleeve cuffs.

9. WTOO, Story

This gown boasts airy and romantic voluminous tulle tiers and a beaded bodice fit for a fairy tale. Dazzling from the front, but a show stopper from behind as the illusion back casts a stunning fleet of stones dancing across the skin.

10. Willowby, Lainie

If you want to reveal a little skin—but not too much—a lush gown of illusion tulle laid over with Wildfell Lace is just the thing for the slightly bolder bride.