Legit Cool Wedding Dresses Under $500

Photo: Courtesy of ASOS.
Update: The search is over — ASOS' bridal shop is officially here. Click on to shop some of our aisle-ready favorites from the collection.

This article was originally published on November 14, 2015.

When fast-fashion retailers expand into new territories, it's typically in the form of high-end versions of stuff they already produce: Take Topshop and Topshop Unique, for example, or Zara's "Evening" collection, which boasts higher price tags and materials more sophisticated than we're used to seeing. According to British Vogue, high-street retailer ASOS is getting in the diffusion-line game, too, and is set to debut an "affordable" bridal collection come spring.

According to the press release, "The 18-piece capsule collection looks back to '30s-inspired slip dresses in an array of pearly tones in satin fabrics. Structured co-ords create a demure vision in tulle and puddle train skirts paired with lace tops. Cape-detailed jumpsuits create an alternative for wedding dressing whilst 3-D ivory lace adorns classic dresses to be worn by every girl to every venue." The prices are said to be no higher than 250 British pounds (about $380), with a full look — including accessories and shoes — ringing in below 400 GBP (or $600).

This is awesome news, of course (as long as don't mind your wedding dress being made of polyblends). Click through to see which ones you'll need to hoard in your basket come March 2016, when the collection officially hits the site.
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Don't hesitate to skimp on the jewelry — for budgetary reasons, and also because this dress has you covered with its pearl-embroidered top.

ASOS Bridal Pearl Crop Top Maxi Dress, $161, available at ASOS.
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These seams and panels will highlight and flatter any shape.

Jarlo Long Sleeved V Neck Maxi Dress With Details, $204, available at ASOS.
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It's your party, and you can sparkle if you want to.

ASOS Bridal All Over Embellished Cami Maxi Dress, $255, available at ASOS.
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This one's pretty sheer, but an unexpected touch of sexy is not technically off-limits for your big day.

True Decadence Petite Premium Lace Maxi Dress With Open Back, $128, available at ASOS.
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Complex embroidery at a price you kind of can't beat.

ASOS Bridal Iridescent Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress, $255, available at ASOS.
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Trade a veil for a delicate layer of lace over your shoulders.

Fame And Partners Plus Bridal Lace Maxi Dress, $424, available at ASOS.
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Need a simple dress for a wedding on the beach? This should do.

ASOS Bridal Deep Plunge Strappy Fishtail Maxi Dress, $161, available at ASOS.
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We think this one has an Audrey Hepburn feel to it.

Jarlo Midi Prom Dress In Sateen With Mesh Inserts At Waist, $145, available at ASOS.
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An adorable short option for the petite bride.

Chi Chi London Petite Bridal Mini Dress, $111, available at ASOS.
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Go for the plunge, the deep plunge.

Fame And Partners Bridal Tiered Maxi Dress, $466, available at ASOS.

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