There are countless ways to make your bridal look feel more you—from choosing necklines or cuts you know look good on you, to personalizing your veil with symbolic embroidery. So, if you’re the type who might feel awkward walking down the aisle in a full ball gown or a straight-up A-line skirt, you can always rely on the good old slit.
Wedding dresses with slits are great for a myriad of reasons. First, they’ll give your legs more breathing room and make it easier for you to walk down the aisle and celebrate your big day. Second, they’re a great way to tastefully reveal a bit of skin if you’d like to flaunt your figure a bit more. Lastly, slits provide visual interest since it breaks up the bottom of your bridal look—plus, it’ll give it a contemporary spin. Oh, and slits work for any kind of design, too, be it a full tulle skirt, a slinky slip dress, or a relaxed mermaid cut.
Need proof? Check out these 10 celebrities who rocked wedding dresses with slits:
1. Ellen Adarna
Who could forget Ellen Adarna's bridal look when she tied the knot with Derek Ramsay in November 2021? ICYMI, her frock was proof that slits aren’t just for body-hugging dresses! The actress donned a Marc Rancy creation that, at first glance, seems like your typical tulle skirt, but it’s actually got a thigh-high slit that provided a sexy touch to her regal, appliqued bodice with a sweetheart neckline.
2. Tricia Centenera
Slits are especially great for beach weddings, as seen on TV host Tricia Centenera. She donned a Mikee Andrei design made with crepe charmeuse—a relaxed fabric perfect for the location. The slit added movement to her flowy skirt and captured the beach’s casual vibe.
3. Iza Calzado
Here's another beach wedding dress situation—this time, with Iza Calzado in a fabulous mermaid cut, crafted with French lace designed by Rajo Laurel, one of the actress’ longtime friends. With a “romantic beach vibe” in mind, the form-fitting design flaunted Iza’s voluptuous figure while the slit added a casual touch to her long train.
4. Sam Pinto
Slits on tulle skirts work! True to her sultry style, Sam Pinto showed off some skin with a thigh-high slit that cut through the skirt’s layers of tulle and matched her gown’s plunging neckline. Designer Michael Leyva added a nude bodice underneath for good measure.
5. Iya Villania
Even a handkerchief-ruffled skirt could use a slit! To move more freely, Iya Villania’s Pepsi Herrera wedding dress featured a slit that bared her legs and emphasized the design’s flirty, feminine appeal—an accent that complemented her princessy, beaded bodice.
6. Ina Feleo
Minimalists should also consider slits as an interesting detail. For her big day, actress Ina Feleo donned a simple yet elegant Martin Bautista creation with a thigh-high slit that added visual impact to an otherwise ordinary spaghetti-strapped dress. Plus, the draped back detail and lace edges totally elevated the look!
7. Rich Asuncion
Simple doesn’t have to mean boring! For her civil wedding, Rich Asuncion opted for an off-the-rack dress with a slit that elongated her figure (along with her nude heels). Plus, the subtle ruffles on the off-shouldered detail lent a romantic vibe perfect for the special occasion.
8. Ariana Grande
Sexy yet tasteful, Ari’s custom Vera Wang dress put a twist on the classic column gown via a sculpted sweetheart neckline, draped back detail, and finally, a slit that trailed the back of her flowy skirt. The key here is the silk charmeuse fabric that made her look nothing short of elegant.
9. Chiara Ferragni
To keep it regal yet playful, fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni wore a Dior Maria Grazia Chiuri design that consisted of a lace romper and tulle overskirt with a peekaboo slit. Consider it a fun way to add personality to a typical bridal ball gown!
10. Olivia Palermo
Think that slits may look overkill for a non-traditional bridal ensemble? Olivia Palermo’s three-piece Carolina Herrera outfit will convince you otherwise. The style maven nailed a casual yet sophisticated look via slitted full tulle skirt, cashmere sweater, and shorts—proof that choosing the right fabrics makes all the difference.
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