Of course, we love to ooh and aah over the latest bridal trends, but at the end of the day, every fashion girl wants a good deal. If you’re a bride to be, or have a best friend or sister getting hitched, know there is no shame in seeking an affordable dress. We’ve rounded up unconventional looks that are capable of dazzling anywhere from town hall to a garden ceremony to beachside vows—all for less than $500. Styled just right, you’ll feel like a million bucks on the big day. Our advice? Be practical and spend the savings on more important things, like diamonds!
Wedding Dresses Under $500
Jeff Fringed Knit Dress, Rachel Zoe, $495.
Grecian One-Shoulder Jersey Dress, Tart Collections, $290.
Satin & Chiffon Gown, Alice + Olivia, $440.
Cotton Lace Tassel Dress, Mango, $70.
Embroidered Maxi Dress, Zara, $100.
Crepe Tie-Detail Minidress, Tibi, $395.
Open Back Cotton Jersey Dress, Rick Owens, $435.
Ruffle-Detail Jumpsuit, Elizabeth And James, $495.
Style It With
Embroidered Midi Dress, Rebecca Taylor, $475, Chandelier Earrings, Percossi Papi, $1,600, Tie-Front Sandals, Alexandre Birman, $595.