By Lauren Frankfort
By Lauren Frankfort
Obviously, you want your wedding dress to be your best look you’ve ever worn, but that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to make your dream a reality! Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of dressing that cut cost, not style.
So how exactly do you cut the cost of an item that can run anywhere between $500 and $25,000? One great way is to look for a more slim-fitting silhouette. (The more fabric a dress has, the higher the price tag.) In a similar vein, look for dresses with more subtle details, maybe go for a lace bodice instead of a dress that has lace all over, or embellishments along the neck or waistline than an entire crystal-studded top. And a final note: fabrics like chiffon and simple lace are more affordable than a duchess satin or silk.
We’ve scoured the bridal runways for the most fashionable and flattering wedding gowns – that won’t put your bank account in the red – and there’s something for everyone — and every price-point — in this covetable selection of budget-friendly gowns.
1. Tadashi Shoji “Ines” gown, $700, available at BHLDN.com
2. Moonlight Bridal’s Style T670, V-neck A-line gown, $795, available at moonlightbridal.com/Collection/Tango/
3. Jasmine Bridal’s Style F161051, L’eclat satin wedding dress with sweetheart neckline and mermaid silhouette, $880, available at jasmine bridal.com
4. Allure Bridal’s Style 2752F, mermaid wedding gown, priced around $618, available on allurebridals.com
5. Ruche’s “Corrine” embroidered dress, $628.99, Sue Wong available at shopruche.com
6. Love Marley by Watters “Penelope” gown, $970, available at BHLDN.com
8. Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner’s Net fit-and-flare wedding dress, $649, available at morilee.com
9. Wtoo’s Style 11502, “Pallas” wedding dress with ivory mitered lace in a chevron patter, V-neck, V-back and a slim sheath skirt, $928, wtoo.com
10. J. Crew’s “Eva” gown, $650, available at jcrew.com/wedding