Short, flirty, sheer and plunging aren't words you might typically associate with wedding gowns.
But not every bride wants to look virginal as she walks down the aisle, and Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Vera Wang were just some of the designers who showed bridal gowns that were more sexy than subtle at Bridal Fashion Week recently.
This floor-length, white lace Pronovias gown with an extremely low-cut neckline and fish tail detailing was one of the sexiest dresses to grace the runways during New York Bridal Fashion Week.
If you've been obsessively catching up on episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, then chances are you'll recognise this designer as the show's favourite Pnina Tornai! Featuring stunning embroidered bodices, plunging necklines, sheer detailing and mermaid style trains, these dresses by Tornai for Kleinfeld stole the show with some of the most elegant yet daring designs on display in New York!
Filipino fashion designer Monique Lhuillier, whose romantic creations have also graced many a red carpet - shook up the traditional conservative wedding dress with this extremely sheer, feminine lingerie style design.
Ok, so we know we're pushing the boat out here. But a list of sexiest wedding dresses could hardly fail to include this tiny number by Israeli designer Alon Livné. And yes, technically it is a swimsuit (though he calls it "the Heaven dress"). Beach wedding anyone?
The off-the-shoulder trend is everywhere right now, and that includes Bridal Fashion Week. This Ines Di Santo design also featured strategically placed lace flowers for extra coverage!
Bringing tassles, traditional, colourful aspects of Indian wedding ceremonies and even knee-high boots to his Bridal Fashion Week collection, designer Naeem Khan is afraid to push fashion boundaries. This high-necked number was balanced out by cut-aways and sheer panels.
Renowned couture designer Mark Zunino showcased a collection of luxurious, sultry designs for his 2016/17 Bridal collection, which included heavy embroidery, black stitching, feathers, capes and not to mention, mini skirts! The American designer, who has been a celebrated member of the fashion industry for over 25 years, debuted this Victorian inspired, undergarment style lace gown with a flowing train and incredible detailing during his glamorous show at New York Bridal Fashion Week!