The Carolyn Bessette Wedding Dress of the ’90s Is Back—Here Are 10 Versions Under $500

Wedding celebrations are getting more casual and intimate by the day. Unsurprisingly, fashion choices are reflecting this shift, and many of today’s chicest affianced are channeling Carolyn Bessette’s iconic ’90s bridal style—with silky, slinky slip dresses. We love these unfussy frocks because they’re dance-floor and dessert-buffet-ready—so we rounded up our favorite bargain versions on the market.

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Cowl Neck

For the easy, breezy bride.

Shona Joy ($280)

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A little bit minimalist, a little bit boho.

Everlane ($88)

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Add a chapel veil and call it a day.

Reformation ($498)

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Ready for the after-party.

Alice & Olivia ($295)

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All the Greek goddess vibes.

Bec + Bridge ($500)

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Go ahead, show off that Pilates back.

Fame & Partners ($229)

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Pirate boots, optional.

Silk Laundry ($170)

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High Neck

Modesty meets “dang, girl.”

Stone Cold Fox ($450)

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Your fave nightie—but make it fashun.

Topshop ($68)

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Lace Detail

We call this one “lingerie chic.”

Ryan Roche ($458)