21 Seriously Cool (& Super Affordable) Wedding Dresses

These days, you don't have to spend a lot of money to look amazing on your wedding day. Sure, some brides-to-be have dreamt of their wedding gowns for their entire lives, and if can and want to shell out a few thousand on a designer piece for your special day, more power to you. But even as fashion-lovers, we can think of a million reasons not to wipe out your life’s savings on a dress for your big day, the first and most obvious one being that you may only wear the damn thing once.

So why not start your search near the bottom of the pricing ladder, where there are a ton of great-looking picks that will not only live up to your dreams, but also can be worn again? WeddingWire reports that the most American couples spend up to $1,650 on a bridal gown (before alterations), so we’re sussing out ensembles that all cost significantly less. And thanks to the expensive-looking picks ahead, your wedding guests will be none the wiser — your down-the-aisle stunner can be your own little (thrifty) secret.


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Solace London One-Sleeve Stretch-Crepe Gown, $405.00 Buy
Rick Owens Layered silk crepe de chine and tulle gown, $792.00 Buy
Three Floor Lace Wedding Dress, $560.00 Buy
DB Studio Illusion Corded Lace Trumpet Plus Size Dress, $329.95 Buy
Joni Strapless Column Wedding Dress, $985.00 Buy
Reformation Champs Dress, $528.00 Buy
Jenny Yoo Jenny Yoo Sarita Dress, $295.00 Buy
Temecula Temecula Maxi Dress, $250.00 Buy
Eloquii Lace Evening Dress with Pleated Skirt, $124.95 Buy
ieie Country Wedding Dress Set, $519.95 Buy
ASOS Bardot Maxi Dress With Slit, $174.00 Buy
ModCloth Memorable Magic Maxi Dress, $300.00 $184.99 Buy
C/MEO Collective Willing Gown, $220.00 Buy
Lulus Midnight Memories White Lace Two-Piece Maxi Dress, $112.00 Buy
Cocomelody A-Line Tulle and Lace Wedding Dress, $399.00 Buy
Basix Sequined Tiered Tulle Gown, $870.00 Buy
H&M Lace Wedding Dress, $299.00 Buy
Alfred Sung Sateen Twill Cutout Back Gown, $242.00 Buy
Dig For Victory Ivory Linen 1950s Style Wedding Dress, $302.31 Buy
Kiyonna Amour Lace Wedding Gown, $244.80 Buy
Alesandra Paris Lace wedding dress with train and transparent low back, $814.88 Buy
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