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Why We’re Still Loving The Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress Trend

Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2423 – Gabrielle 2
Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2428 – Reese 1

In the world of wedding dresses, we gush over new silhouettes, details and appliques. But, some trends are meant to last.

Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses have been trending for a while now. For the last decade, the shoulder-baring silhouette has walked down nearly every bridal designer’s fashion week runway, topped Pinterest & Google searches, and worn by many of our favorite celebrity brides.

This is no accident, whether you credit the trendy style to free-spirited 1970s fashion renegades or even 1920s cold-shouldered dancers & aristocrats, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses have always had a place in wedding fashion.

So, we’re so happy to see Casablanca Bridal continuing to embrace the trend in 2020, gifting fashion-conscience brides a variety of options to break from the traditional. The latest dress collection includes off-the-shoulder gowns for nearly every type of bride. Classic, bohemian, romantic & modern brides will all find a gorgeous way to show off their shoulders on their wedding day.

We’re sharing six reasons why we’re still loving this trend & gorgeous gowns that prove the point!

Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2418C – Caroline 2
Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2433 – Taylor 1

They look good on everyone

While we believe everybody can rock any bridal silhouette (you look AMAZING in it all, babe!), off-the-shoulder gowns embody this mantra completely. No matter what shape you are, no matter what bits of your body you love most, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses look good on anyone.

Not only is this alt sleeve flattering on every arm & shoulder, but you can also find an off-the-shoulder gown in just about any silhouette, matching your favorite shape with your favorite non-traditional sleeve (take Casablanca’s new collection, for example!)

Feel best in a flowy, a-line gown? There’s an off-the-shoulder sleeve for that. Looking to show those curves in a figure-hugging dress? You’ll find shoulder-baring sleeves for that, too!

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They come in any bridal style

Not only do off-the-shoulder gowns come in every figure-flattering silhouette as stated above, but they also come in just about every bridal style, too! Now, more than ever, you can find shoulder-baring gowns for any type of wedding for any type of bride.

For example, romantic brides marrying on a vineyard in Italy will swoon for this scallop laced off-the-shoulder dress, Reese. Meanwhile, boho brides marrying in the countryside might fall hard for Caroline‘s casual simplicity. Love a lotta bling? Gabrielle makes a serious statement.

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They evoke a free-spirited vibe

Yes, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses have been around for a while. But even though they’ve hit the mainstream runways for decades, the alternative sleeve still evokes a free-spirited vibe (see the wildly beautiful Mckenzie gown).

Whether it be our nostalgic images of 1970s brides or just the fact that the style is still always the “alternative sleeve”, choosing an off-the-shoulder gown says, “I dance to the beat of a different drum” and we think that’s wonderful.

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They’re often versatile

Did you know that most off-the-shoulder sleeves can be donned in a variety of ways? So many gowns of this persuasion can be worn as off-the-shoulder, lifted loosely onto your shoulders or even off one shoulder for a cool, avant-garde look.

And now, newer collections like Casablanca Bridals’ even include removable off-the-shoulder sleeves (like on Taylor) so you can have two looks in one gown!

Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2433 – Taylor 2

They show some skin, modestly

This might not apply to everyone (after all, you can choose from so many sexy silhouetted off-the-shoulder options!), but, if you’re looking to show some skin and still dress modestly, off-the-shoulder gowns give that appeal. Pair an off-the-shoulder detail with a modest a-line gown like Myla and you’ve got the perfect marriage of style and sensibility.

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You can rock big jewelry

Our resident bridal stylist Christina beamed when I asked her what she tells her brides when pulling off-the-shoulder gowns into their dressing rooms. “Off-the-shoulder gowns feel classically bridal and you get to rock big jewelry!” The open neckline & bare shoulder create a canvas to show off some seriously sparkling & bold jewels.

Maybe pair some glittering art-deco accessories with Julianna‘s beaded off-the-shoulder sleeves?

Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2432 – Julianna 1
Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2432 – Julianna 2
Casablanca Bridal Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses – Bridal Musings – 2419 – Mckenzie 1

Essential Info

To shop these stunning gowns visit Casablanca Bridal online. The latest stunning collection is available worldwide at a retailer near you.

Casablanca Bridal believes there is a difference between designing a dress for your wedding and designing a dress for your marriage. The difference is all in the hand-beading, tailored fit, and unique custom designs.

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