15 Wedding Dresses Under $500 (That Look Like a Million Bucks)
A wedding dress is arguably the most personal piece of clothing you’ll purchase in your life—but why does that mean it has to be the most expensive? (Hint: It doesn’t.) It’s actually entirely possible to score a dress that just “gets you” without the quadruple-digit price tag. Below, 15 bridal styles that come in under $500.
All tulle everything, like a Degas painting. You won't be able to resist the urge to twirl (and why should you?).
Channel your inner movie star with a super-dramatic silhouette (which you can now afford to tailor to your body to a T).
A timeless silhouette that’s built for hips—this one’s even got subtle sequin detailing for extra shimmer.
Adrianna Papell ($399)
Floral and Feminine
A lower price tag means less dress, right? Nope. Exhibit A: this full-skirted, floral-appliqué stunner.
Cheers Cynthia Rowley ($499)
Printed With the Hint of Color
News flash: You don't have to stick to stark white on your wedding day. Subtle color is soft and sweet, yet still appropriate.
Jenny Yoo ($290)
Off the Shoulder
The modern romantic’s dream dress: clean lines with just enough ruffle and a hint of a train. This one’s all femme without being froufrou.
Lovers and Friends ($360)
Want a dress that's precisely of-the-moment? This lace midi is playful, pretty and perfectly on-trend.
Three Floor ($488)
Ultra-flattering flared sleeves are everywhere. Why not invite them to your wedding, too?
Laundry by Shelli Segal ($295)
Every bride wants to look original. A two-piece “gown” in traditional lace is the perfect mix of old meets new. (Plus, the illusion neckline gives you off-the-shoulder vibes while staying firmly on.)
LM Collection ($489)
Sultry and Silky
Get yourself a dress that stuns from every angle. The view of this corset-laced back will wow your guests and make for amazing ceremony photos.
Fame and Partners ($499)
Modern and minimalist but with a hint of a throwback.
Parker Black ($498)
Getting hitched in the heat? A subtly skin-baring option like this slit-front, open-back maxi lets you do the full-length thing, comfortably.
Rachel Zoe ($495)
Attention, beach brides: An airy, lace maxi like this one is just begging for sandy feet and oceanfront vows.
Dress the Population ($238)
The scalloped neckline frames the face and the higher hemline shows off those stems. Bonus? You’ll have money leftover for a kick-ass pair of heels that everyone can actually see.
Mod and Funky
A restaurant bash more your scene? Work the room in a minidress that’s high on fashion without all the extra fuss.
Self Portrait ($410)