Keyhole wedding dresses are one of this year's hottest trends. Whether small and modest or dramatic and daring, keyhole detailing at the neck and back of a wedding dress can give a classic silhouette just the right amount of sassy personality.

princess wedding dress with keyhole and bow neckline
Photo: Rosa Clara

Like most great wedding dress trends, keyhole details work for a wide range of styles and themes. This retro wedding dress above is in a princess silhouette and features a charming bow right above the keyhole. If you are a truly traditional bride, this is a beautiful interpretation of this detail and modest enough that you won't feel that you are showing too much skin.

1920s inspired wedding dress with keyhole neckline and ruffled tiered hemline
Photo: Temperley London

Modern merges with 1920s inspiration with this floor-length wedding dress (above). With ruffled tiers and lace hemline, it is a lovely vintage wedding dress with a deep keyhole neckline. Because the neckline takes center stage, accessorize simply with a dramatic hair accessory or pair of chandelier earrings.

modern wedding dress with sheer illusion fabric and thin keyhole along center of bodice
Photo: Naeem Khan

This very modern dress combines several of the latest wedding dress trends. We love the sheer overlay featuring floral embroidery and long sleeves. But we adore the narrow keyhole running down the center of the bodice. It's contemporary and cool without even being the littlest bit scandalous.

wedding dress with illusion details around bodice including keyhole below bustline
Photo: Monique Lhuillier

Of course, keyhole details aren't only placed right at the neckline. The petite keyhole on this Monique Lhuillier (above) is located just below the bustline on a sheer illusion bodice.

short beaded reception dress with keyholes at neck and back
Photo: Parker Black

Reception dresses allow brides to wear more than just one great dress to her event. This keyhole dress is also loaded with intricate beading that will sparkle under string lights! The keyhole in the front is mirrored in the back, and the dress features a very subtle striped pattern, elongating the silhouette.

modern wedding dress with short sleeves and keyhole back
Photo: Jesus Peiro

Want a more open back? Keyhole wedding dresses can have very dramatic openings. This lovely short sleeved wedding dress has a large keyhole back, highlighted by a column of tiny pearl buttons underneath.

princess wedding dress with dramatic keyhole back
Photo: Amsale

Who doesn't love a grand princess dress? Of course, this one isn't quite as demure as it seems. The back reveals two keyholes, with the lower one extending to the small of the back, separated by a single sash.

romantic wedding dress with keyhole detail at small of back
Photo: Jim Hjelm

This romantic wedding dress features an alternating lace and chiffon pattern. A dainty keyhole below a strip of lace around the bodice reveals just a bit of skin.

sheath wedding dress with sheer keyhole back
Photo: Oscar de la Renta

Love a keyhole but don't dare to bare? Opt for a faux choice, such as this sheer floral keyhole creating the effect of a nearly backless wedding dress.

knee length reception dress with keyhole back and sheer illusion short sleeves
Photo: Sau

Similarly, this pretty reception dress reveals a nearly completely open back, save for the sheer floral fabric crossing up the shoulders to the nape of the neck.

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