Fill in the blank: “Weddings are ____.”
More likely than not, “expensive” was one of the first words to pop into your head. Well, ladies, we understand. That’s why we’ve scoured the stores and web to find you some budget conscious dresses that don’t compromise on style. They’re all items we’d personally love to wear and all cost under $500! And, really, even if you don’t end up buying one of these, we just want to give you some hope that affordable options DO exist!
1. Jill Stuart Lace Column Dress $318
Classic and well tailored, this dress lives up to the designer’s namesake. It’s not categorized under wedding necessarily, which is why the price point is significantly lower! Check it out at local Nordstroms if you can!
2. The Annabelle from BHLDN $260
We’re pretty shocked that this dress is $260. It’s actually listed as a bridesmaids dress and comes in a bunch of different colors if you’re interested in a non-white frock. What’s more, you ask? It also has adjustable tulle sashes that blends into the dreamy skirt, which lets you configure your gown however you’d like on the big day!
3. The Bettina Gown from J.Crew $450
Simple, clean, classic--just like the brand itself. This A-line is flattering and is can often be found off the racks in stock! Call a store and ask for a fitting and availability.
4. Swiss Dot Gown by Galina for David’s Bridal $399
As far as swiss dot gowns, this is a STEAL. The fabric itself is fairly pricey and usually layered to add volume (hence more fabric costs). We love it because it’s feminine and sweet, and adds some glamour without being overly “diva”.
5. Mori Lee Lace Gown ($499)
We love Mori Lee’s lace dress in a halter and mermaid cut with subtle train. Beautifully tailored and comes with the jeweled belt!