We’re hopeless romantics here at Bridal Musings HQ, we tear up over first looks, fawn over wedding vows, and when it comes to wedding dresses, blush hues, ruffed skirts and dreamy lines have us falling head over heels.

Which is why this new romantic silhouette is all kinds of wonderful.

Off-the-shoulder dresses cropped up all over the bridal catwalks this season, and we couldn’t be more delighted.

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The kind of neckline fairytale wedding dresses are made of (think Belle in Beauty & The Beast) this style can not just be timeless and classic, but fresh and stylish too. From intricate lace work, and cute polka dot panels, to luxe embellishments and Grecian design, off-the-shoulder is feminine, versatile, romantic, and gorgeous.

The perfect look for pair shaped brides to show off their slim shoulders, or for bustier brides, who want to minimise cleavage. As a sweet and feminine shape, it’s also give a romantic fit to less curvy builds – ask for a Portrait or Bateau neckline to give added shape to your bust, and show off your collarbones. 

In need of some off-the-shoulder inspiration? We’ve been pouring over some of the most beautiful off-the-shoulder wedding dresses from New York Bridal Week 2014, and (just because we’re good like that) we’ve put together our pick of the bunch…

1. Damsel in a Dress

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Dress, Marchesa, Photo by Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

2. Blushing Bride

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Dress, Maggie Sottero, Photo by Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

3. Diamond Encrusted

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Dress, Sottero and Midgley, Photo by Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

4. Say it with Chiffon

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Dress Jenny Packham, Photo by Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

5. Flamenco Fairytale

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Dress Anne Barge, Photo by MCV Photo via The Knot

6. Newlywed Nudes

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Dress Jenny Packham, Photo by Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

7. Scalloped Sweetheart

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Dress Christos, Photo by Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

8. Pink Champagne

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Dress Romona Keveza, via The Knot

9. Belle of the Ballgown

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Dress, Oscar De La Renta via NY Mag

10. Gilded Grecian

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Dress Jenny Packham, Photo by Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

So gorgeous!

I love how they look like princess dresses without being over-the-top and pouffy. So romantic.

Would you consider an off-the-shoulder wedding dress, or what’s your favourite bridal neckline?

Keep your eyes peeled as we take a look at a few more of the top trends from New York Bridal Week 2014 over the next few weeks.

And until then, for more gown-spiration, check out Wedding Dress Collections + our Wedding Dress board on Pinterest.