20 Cheap Wedding Dresses That Look Expensive
Getting hitched? Congrats! Unwilling to auction off a kidney in the name of an off-the-runway wedding dress from Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Marchesa, etc.? We hear you. It’s your day and you should spend it looking and feeling like the best version of yourself. Not racked with buyer’s guilt and avoiding all pigmented food and drink for fear of soiling your multiple-month’s-rent dress. But cheap wedding dresses that are actually stylish don’t really exist. Or do they?
Happily, the term “wedding dress” allows for more flexibility and creativity than ever before. In other words, you’ve got (affordable!) options. As with all our clothes, today’s women want wedding gowns that are cool, unstuffy and versatile. Along with a price tag that lets us indulge our wildest honeymoon fantasies. These days fashion- and budget-minded brides-to-be (like you) are sparing themselves the stress of wedding boutiques and instead picking up cheap wedding dresses from a number of buzzy labels that have popped up to fill the once-gaping void in the affordable wedding dress market.
Which labels, you say? Scroll down to shop chic and cheap wedding dresses (but not “cheap”) by some of our favorite democratic designers of the moment. From sassy party dresses to beach-ready creations and even church-appropriate dazzlers, there’s something to suit all tastes and sensibilities. And they’re all under $1,000.
Aaizél + Net Sustain One-Shoulder Linen-Blend Maxi Dress, $595 at Net-a-Porter
Self-Portrait Taffeta Off Shoulder Midi Dress, $495 at Self-Portrait
Amur Mimi Mini Dress, $548 at Anthropologie
Reformation Aigio Dress, $428 at Reformation
Jonathan Simkhai Morena Textured Crepe Midi Dress, $695 at Moda Operandi
Rotate Off Shoulder Flared Mini Dress, $367 at Farfetch
Eloquii Asym Strap Ribbed Dress, $99.95 at Eloquii
Mango Sequined Halter Neck Dress in White, $99.99 at Mango
Esse Studios One Shoulder Column Dress in Ivory, $865 at The Frankie Shop
Reformation Tullamore Silk Dress, $528 at Reformation
Zara Pleated Ruffled Mini Dress, $59.90 at Zara
Cult Gaia Orella Dress in Off White, $598 at Cult Gaia
Jacquemus Saudade Draped Dress, $538 at Farfetch
Reformation Lorrane Dress, $398 at Reformation
Bernadette Sacha Off-Shoulder Bow-Back Taffeta Mini Dress, $925 at Matches Fashion
Norma Kamali Open-Back Asymmetric Ruched Stretch-Jersey Midi Dress, $175 at Net-a-Porter
& Other Stories Scalloped Lace Mini Dress, $149 at & Other Stories
Pixie Market Sasha Silky Keyhole Dress, $159 at Pixie Market
Jenny by Jenny Yoo Marnie Gown, $975 at Anthropologie
LIKELY Driggs Dress in White, $178 at Shopbop