Every bride wants her wedding dress to look stunning and be super flattering. So, if you’re looking for something with a soft prettiness, that’s also great at disguising lump and bumps, why not consider a pleated wedding dress?

Soft pleats in chiffon, tulle or satin are ideal when it comes to creating a smooth silhouette or skimming prettily over the hips and tummy area. Decorated with pretty lace and appliqués they can look oh-so pretty or keep it simple with plain pleats in sleek satin or chiffon for a beautifully contemporary look.

Below we’ve picked four of our favourite pleated designs, in a range of different styles, so you can see just how versatile a pleated wedding dress can be. As far as we're concerned, we want more pleats, please!

The ripple effect

Adina is a structured sheath that’s great for figures of all shapes and sizes. It features a stunning asymmetric pleated bodice and a striking cut-out train, which is a chic contemporary addition to this classic look.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Adina by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Adina by Anna Sorrano

Oh-so sweet

The gorgeous sweetheart bodice features flattering illusion cap sleeves overlaid with exquisite embroidered lace. The asymmetric detailing at the hips skims beautifully over the curves and is designed to draw you in neatly at the waist.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Adina by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Adina by Anna Sorrano

Subtle shimmer

Look closer and you’ll see the exquisite detailing on the embroidery, as well as the subtle shimmering beading. The structured chiffon sheath is also lined in satin, so it’s flattering, comfortable and supportive.

Detailed view of pleated wedding dress Adina by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Adina by Anna Sorrano

A mixture of satin and lace

The wide illusion lace straps continue on to the back, framing the shoulders. The luxurious satin lacing looks divine and helps to pull the bodice in for the perfect fit across the waist and hips.

Back view of pleated wedding dress Adina by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Adina by Anna Sorrano

Add some sparkle

For beautiful classic styling, try this dress with our Leonie belt and traditional Willa veil. Then just add a delicate Safia comb into your hair and you’re ready to go!

Front view of pleated wedding dress Adina by Anna Sorrano with accessories Wedding dress featured: Adina by Anna Sorrano styled with the Leonie belt and Willa veil by Amixi

A cut above

Finally, the most eye-catching detail is the amazing cut-out train. There’s no need to wear an underskirt with this design, just relax and let the stunning train do all the work. Alternatively, for a different style with a lace train, take a look at Dara or Eleanor instead.

Back view of pleated wedding dress Adina by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Adina by Anna Sorrano

Low-key elegance

A pleated wedding dress can also look amazing with just a hint of embellishment, and Phillipa is the perfect example. The subtle lace detailing here works beautifully with the softly pleated Mikado fabric to create a look that’s totally contemporary.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Phillipa by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Phillipa by Anna Sorrano

A flattering boat neckline

The bodice features an on-trend boat neckline, a royal favourite, which provides plenty of stylish coverage.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Phillipa by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Phillipa by Anna Sorrano

Layers of lace

Take a closer look and you’ll see the elegantly layered embroidered and Chantilly floral lace, which add subtle but understated detail to the bodice.

Detailed view of pleated wedding dress Phillipa by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Phillipa by Anna Sorrano

On-trend design

The sexy low back is another key trend that’s offset by the high neckline at the front, giving brides who want a little coverage the best of both worlds.

Back view of pleated wedding dress Phillipa by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Phillipa by Anna Sorrano

Clean-cut lines

The detailing continues a little down the waist before making way for rippling Mikado fabric, which flares out beautifully to the floor, creating a magnificent silhouette.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Phillipa by Anna Sorrano with accessories Wedding dress featured: Phillipa by Anna Sorrano, styled with the Nova belt by Amixi

The finishing touch

Try this dress with our breathtaking Nova belt and you won’t be disappointed, we promise. It also looks amazing with our London veil, which is covered with a scattering of chic appliqués. If you’re looking for similar dresses with subtle detailing, take a look at Georgia too.

Back view of pleated wedding dress Phillipa by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Phillipa by Anna Sorrano

 

Ruffles and pleats aplenty!

We just adore the fun, bouncy waterfall effect of this ball gown skirt. Combined with the softly pleated bodice, it’s elegant, romantic and truly delightful.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Elise by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Elise by Anna Sorrano

Beautiful ruched tulle

The fitted sweetheart bodice is covered in ruched tulle and also features pretty tulle straps. This creates a classic shape that's great for all body types.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Elise by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Elise by Anna Sorrano

Softly does it

The delicate tulle has been pleated for a gentle, traditional look that’s very flattering and skims lightly over any lumps and bumps.

Detailed view of pleated wedding dress Elise by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Elise by Anna Sorrano

Understated style

The back is the epitome of simple chic. There’s the stylish straps along with a low back and a neat row of covered buttons. Simple and elegant!

Back view of pleated wedding dress Elise by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Elise by Anna Sorrano

Tasteful accessories

This pleated wedding dress can be dressed up or down to suit your style. Here we’ve added our stunning Solstice belt, which will highlight your waist and provide all the wow factor you need. Then we’ve kept it simple with our classic Willa veil in plain tulle.

Front view of pleated wedding dress Elise by Anna Sorrano with accessories Wedding dress featured: Elise by Anna Sorrano, styled with the Nova belt from Amixi

Full of movement

This layered waterfall skirt is just to die for! You can also accentuate the cascading ripples by doubling up on our 153 and 163 underskirts. Despite its voluminous and complicated look, this skirt can easily be shortened by a seamstress too, if need be. Finally, if you’ve now fallen in love with sumptuous skirts like this one, then you might like Rochelle and Brit too.

Back view of pleated wedding dress Elise by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Elise by Anna Sorrano

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