9 Figure-Flattering Ruched Wedding Dresses

What is ruching?

Ruching is a sewing technique in which fabric or ribbon is gathered in a repeated draped pattern to form pleats, ruffles, or scallops–usually around the bodice, waist, sleeves or even the skirt.

What is so special about a ruched wedding gown?

Besides being beautiful, ruching of fabric is super flattering. When it comes to the bodice, the draped look brings visual interest while hugging the narrowest part of your waist creating stunning curves. Ruching can be found in all wedding gowns silhouettes, even ball gowns!

Below are some gorgeous examples of ruching in many different styles!

Made with Love, Winter

The ruched bodice and sleeves creates a flattering and feminine silhouette, emphasizing your curves in all the right places.

Enzoani, Pauline

Smoothing things out with the ruching across the waistline, this elegant gown is subtly sexy.

Pronovias, Geiranger

Created in crisp organza and with a draped sweetheart bodice and deep pockets inside the skirt’s wide pleats.

Stella York 7585

Architectural lines of crossover ruching in the bodice for a majestic and modern finish.

Martina Liana ML1646

Diving into a deep plunging V-neckline, the form-fitting bodice cinches at the softly ruched waist and wraps around the back.

Essence of Australia D3823

Shimmering pearls embellish the low open back detail that concludes with a fitted ruched hip to highlight your natural curves.

Galia Lahav, Dell

Sleek and youthful satin dress with ruching that frames the shoulders with ribbons that lead to a bow.

Essence of Australia D3340

On the bodice, the fabric overlaps for a glamorous ruched effect for a modern, ultra-chic twist to the classic sweetheart neckline.

Pronovias, Ixion

A breathtaking princess gown with understated drapery on the sweetheart bodice and off-the-shoulder puff sleeves.