While we’re very happy that you’ve found your one-and-only, what we’d really like to congratulate you on is your obvious common sense and smart budget-mindedness. If you’re reading this article, you clearly already know that spending a couple months’ salary to get a gorgeous gown is totally unnecessary. Ahead, 15 perfect dresses that prove it — with prices that start at a very reasonable $95.
A gradation of ombré beading and tiny pearls brings understated glamour to a simple halter silhouette — and the $300 price tag of BHLDN’s ‘Rian’ gown leaves plenty of dollars left over in your wedding fund for other fun things like, say, a really nice honeymoon.
Subtle shimmer woven through the lace of this one-shoulder DB Studio sheath allows you to sparkle down the aisle in the most elegant way possible. Add a little extra glamour by circling the waist with a slender jeweled sash and you’ll still come away spending less than $300.
Nineteen twenties-inspired geometric beading plays out over BHLDN’s ‘Tango’ dress, but its high-low hemline grounds it firmly in 2017.
Sweeping bell sleeves echo the mermaid silhouette of this made-to-order gown in creamy lace. Send in your measurements, and within 12 days the custom dress will be at your door.
Delicate lace at the shoulders of BHLDN’s $250 ‘Fleur’ dress tucks into a crisscross of tulle that cascades from the bodice to the floor.
An autumn wedding is the perfect excuse to go full fairy-princess with your gown. This one pairs embellished lace with yards and yards and yards of frothy tulle, yet somehow manages to ring up at under $200.
We’d love this dress in chantilly lace and flowing chiffon even if it didn’t ring up at just over $100, but we’ll admit that its unbelievably affordable price makes us adore it even more.
Proof that head-to-toe lace can look thoroughly modern, this Aidan by Aidan Mattox column gown counterbalances the ornate fabric with clean lines and a deep-V neckline.
Crocheted lace and a high collar line on this Adrienne Papell ‘Waltz’ gown give a nod to ‘70s glamour and the decade’s bohemian spirit.
Rose Beige Perfection
Queen Victoria kicked off a trend that turned into tradition when she chose to wear white for her 1840 nuptials—but who’s to say you have to follow this (frankly pretty arbitrary) rule? Especially when hues like rose beige are so flattering. Case in point: BHLDN’s ‘Rhapsody’ gown, which balances a traditional design with a more contemporary take on color.
Why not raise a toast to your nuptials with a glass of champagne and this Betsy & Adam gown in the same soft hue.
A Bit of Blush
An off-the-shoulder cut and pleated waistline give a modern feel to a walk down the aisle from the start—and a soft blush color of this Adrianna Papell gown only ups the effect while flattering almost every skin tone.
Head to City Hall wearing a pencil sheath in daisy lace. If you’d like, add a pretty little veil and consider your look complete.
A Little Lace
If minis are you go-to look IRL, why not stick with what you know and wear a lace take on the silhouette?
With its sleek one-shoulder design and fluttering of ruffles, this $95 midi dress will ensure everyone acknowledges you as the modern bride you are.
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