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10 Gorgeous Bateau Wedding Dresses

A bateau or boat-neck gown has a neckline that stretches from shoulder to shoulder, usually along the collarbone. Here are 10 of our favorite bateau gowns.

1. Theia Devon Dress

Bride posing for photo in simple, yet elegant wedding dress

This sophisticated shift dress is alluring in its crisp simplicity.

2. Rime Arodaky Trillby Dress

Sleek form fitted wedding dress

This bateau-neck dress is unique with its asymmetrical lace cutouts.

3. Demetrios Fit & Flare Dress

Bride and groom holding hands for photos

Silver and pearls beading add a little bit of sparkle to this gown at the shoulders and around the waist.

4. Amsale Jane Gown

Bride taking photos in park

A timeless classic like this dress can only be improved with a few minor details, like a deep V-back and a tidy bow at the center of the waistband.

5. Pronovias Hosta Gown

Elegant flowy gown

The vine lace detailing around this dress’ open back wraps around to the front, adding a little bit of subtle detail to the otherwise pristine design.

6. Sarah Seven Sunsets Forever Gown

Gorgeous wedding gown with an open back

The open back and effortless bustle on this dress only add to its clean-cut beauty.

7. Oscar De La Renta Hayden Gown

Bride and groom in during their first dance

The back of this gown comes alive with two diagonal straps coming together at the center back, making a lovely large bow.

8. Pronovias Orquidea Gown

Long train dress

The lace illusion back of this classic fit and flare gown adds a feminine touch of innocence and purity.

9. Custom Amy Kuschel Gown

Bride standing in flowy dress during ceremony

This fully-custom gown features a sweetheart neckline peeking out from under the delicate lace overlay.

10. Light & Airy Gabo Szerencse Dress

Bride spinning in flowy wedding dress

This sweet and playful dress evokes images of flower crowns, spring festivals, and perhaps even A Midsummer Night’s Dream.