Looking at wedding dresses doesn’t have to mean countless fittings and deliberations in a bridal shop. Nor does it have to seriously damage your bridal budget. We have put together an edit of our favourite, affordable ready-to-wear gowns that will make you feel fabulous without breaking the bank or compromising on other elements of your big day.
Scroll through to see our Top 10 chic, stylish and modern wedding dresses under 1000 pounds.
1. Raishma embellished georgette gown – £450
Elegant and feminine, this softly draped dress sweeps to the floor beautifully and is decorated with hand-embroidered flowers. For a romantic Great Gatsby-inspired wedding, it would be the perfect choice.
Perfect for anyone bohemian at heart or those having a destination wedding, this summer dress has a soft silhouette with a fitted waist. Trimmed with subtle fringing, it would be the ideal choice for a festival-themed do.
Ideal for a city nuptials in the autumn or winter, this Phase Eight dress is flattering and timeless. Knee length with a boned bodice and three quarter-length lace sleeves, it will ensure you feel like a millions dollars all day – just how wedding dresses should be.
Floor length with a semi-sheer train, this wedding dress doesn’t shy away from embellishment – it’s perfect for anyone who wants to look super glamorous on their big day. It is fully lined, shimmers with sequins and looks far more expensive that the price tag suggests. It would be our go-to for a country manor wedding.
5. Jovani floor-length embellished gown – £899
Jovani’s Grecian-style wedding dress has a beaded waistline and subtly fitted silhouette. The plunging neckline and open back mean it feels super modern, and a short train finishes the look.
Modern and effortlessly chic, Kalita’s loose-fitting maxi dress drapes elegantly at the back and has a self-fastening bow at the neck – perfect for anyone who loves to show off their shoulders and arms. An added bonus is the beautiful Matches packaging.
Delicate and feminine with individual cutout flowers across the bodice, this ivory wedding dress has a loose, pleated skirt. We think it’s perfect for fashion-conscious brides who want to be able to wear their choice of dress beyond the wedding day itself.
8. EDUN – V-neck pleated silk-chiffon dress – £918
Midi-length wedding dresses are idea for showing off your shoes. Edun’s layered style has cross-over straps that will flatter your shoulders and back beautifully.
9. NEEDLE & THREAD Embellished chiffon gown – £550
Part of Needle & Thread’s exclusive collection for NET-A-PORTER, this plunge-front wedding gown drapes beautifully to the floor and has a flattering embellished waist. It has the wow factor without the frightening price, and the lightweight fabric ensure it feels effortless to wear.
Another top choice for fashion-conscious brides-to-be – an especially flattering on tall frames – Self-Portrait’s off-the-shoulder wedding dress is perfect if you love loose, effortless shapes. It’s trimmed with lace across the neckline and cut in this season’s off-the-shoulder silhouette. We think it’s perfect for a relaxed, outdoor wedding in the height of summer.