Beautiful sheath wedding dresses have a narrow shape that sweeps straight down from the neckline to the hem and are often made from light and flowing fabrics. Sometimes called column dresses too, they’re an ideal silhouette for lean or petite frames. They’re also great for hourglass figures who want to show of their curves.

And why have only one style when you can have two? Sheath wedding dresses make the perfect second dress. Wow your guests with a classic princess or ball gown in the day then change into a sexy sheath for the evening do. It’s also a brilliant look for destination weddings because sheath wedding dresses are comfortable and lightweight. So they're ideal for helping you keep your cool on a Caribbean beach or in a romantic European City.  Remember you’ll need to take your dress with you on the plane too, so a light option is a good choice. Just ask in store for one of our specialist storage boxes to help keep it in perfect condition.

If you think a sensuous sheath might be the dress for you take a look at our style experts' favourites below…

Show-stopping style

Show off your curves in this ultra feminine new sheath dress from our Signature Collection. Made from soft, figure-hugging crepe, the bodice is covered with lace appliqués and finishes with beautiful tulle illusion straps.

Sawyer, £699 (available in sizes 6 to 16)

All an illusion

The low illusion back is the perfect mix of style and sophistication, giving gentle support while making a feature of the gorgeous lace. There’s also a concealed zip and pretty covered buttons, creating a neat and almost invisible fastening that’s the best of both worlds.

Modern lace

And what an ending! The lace on the bodice flows out into flawless crepe, which ends in the beautiful cut-out train. It’s a stunning feature that will look amazing at any wedding. As you sweep down the aisle your groom and your guests will experience the wow factor from every angle.

Your dress, your way

There are a number of ways to style this dress. For extra romance and a more demure daytime look try it with our Mayfair cape. It frames and covers the shoulders and flows beautifully down the back. Simply remove it later for a slinkier evening style.

A dash of drama

For a touch of modern drama and a real red carpet look try our floor-length Hadid cape in ethereal tulle. Our beautiful Regency tiara makes the perfect finishing touch too. And, if you love this figure-hugging style, why not check out our Wyatt , Eleni and Leona dresses too?

Light as air

If you're looking for a contemporary, soft and floaty wedding dress, then this is the one for you. Light elegant tulle has been finished with an intricate beaded design to create the perfect sophisticated look for your big day.

Tessa, £629 (available in sizes 8 - 18)

Satin-lined comfort

We love the double neckline, which is delicate yet supportive thanks to the luxurious satin lining. The beading combined with the soft and pretty trumpet skirt will sparkle elegantly as you float down the aisle.

Take the plunge

At the back the concealed zip and wide illusion straps give an easy-to-wear finish. Sheath styles are known for their comfort so you’re guaranteed to feel great all day long.

Oh-so pretty

Our sparkling Estella belt covered in pearls and crystals will up the glam factor here. Then add our Chrissy veil covered in scattered diamantes and finally our glittering Autumn headband. And if you love Tessa’s contemporary yet bohemian feel and lightweight, floaty material you might also like Hope, Myla or Genesis too.

On top of the world

You'll be filled with confidence wearing this stunning new sheath dress from our Signature Collection. The layers of lace are brought together with beautiful appliqués and sparkling beading and we know you’re going to love the keyhole back!

Harley, £699 (available in sizes 6 to 14)

Exquisitely beaded

The intricate beading on this figure hugging style is simply beautiful. Super soft tulle has been overlaid with cobweb lace and finished off with embroidered lace appliqués and delicate beading. The illusion panelling is also very on-trend. Plus there are clever illusion inserts under the arms for a little extra invisible support!

Light as air

The back of the dress makes just as much of a statement as the front. The lace appliqués on the train are just to die for and the key hole back looks super sexy without being too revealing. Our Royale tiara is the perfect complement here, with its intricate glittering crystals it mirrors the style of the lace. For more sparkle try our Solstice belt combined with our Miley veil edged in pretty floral beading. We also have three more sensational beaded sheaths that should be on your radar too. Make sure you check out Wyatt, Galilea and Eleni as well!

 A subtle shade

Orla is a perfect example of how flattering sheath wedding dresses can be. This vintage-style dress by Anna Sorrano is covered with detailed, beaded embroidery and looks effortlessly elegant. The soft champagne colour is great for warming the skin tone and the light embroidery adds a lovely touch of sparkle.

Orla, £599 (available in sizes 6 to 20)

A cut above

The glamorous illusion neckline provides plenty of coverage while subtly highlighting delicate collarbones. The soft cap sleeves are also very flattering to the upper arms.

Simple chic

This style is super easy to wear. You won’t need an underskirt here and the line of pretty buttons at the back are an elegant finishing touch that mean it will slip on like a dream. It’s the perfect choice for a destination wedding or a vintage-style theme.

The finer details

Try wearing this with our Miley veil, as the delicate floral beading is the perfect complement to the embroidery on the dress. Then just add a few of our beautiful butterfly and dragonfly hairpins. And if you love the retro, 1920s’ feel of this design we think you’ll also love the simple vintage chic of our Aphrodite, Aspen and Gala designs.

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