Getting ready for your special day is stressful enough, so why spend your entire budget on a dress you’ll only wear once? The good news is, there are plenty of affordable wedding dress choices online. Here’s where to shop for a cheap wedding dress.
Sizes: 0 to 24
While you may know ASOS as one of the best online retailers for easy-to-wear t-shirts and stylish jeans, the British online store also has its own bridal line and plenty of wedding-dress options from other brands. Most of the wedding gowns fall in the under $300 range, with many priced well under $200.
If you’re open to a two-piece dress, the Fleur Embellished Crop Top Wedding Dress offers the tiniest of midriff peekaboos. The trendy shop even offers accessories and lingerie to match your perfect gown.
Sizes: 0 to 26, 14W to 30W, and 0P to 16P
You may have forgotten about David’s Bridal as a wedding gown option, but trust us, you’ll find some great options here. This affordable dress store has plenty of bridal gowns for all sizes, making finding a dress easier and less stressful for brides.
You will be pleasantly surprised by the number of options available at David’s Bridal. Many dresses are under $300. This is music to our ears! David’s Bridal also has gowns from White by Vera Wang, which is our top pick.
Sizes: 0 to 16
Is your heart set on a sleek designer wedding gown but your bank balance is low? There’s no need to worry because The Outnet was created for these sorts of situations. You’ll find a huge range of high-end brands like Badgley Mischka, Marchesa Notte, and Halston at great prices on this site.
Some brides have even gotten their dresses at up to 85 percent off. If the stylish folds don’t win you over, the price of the Halston Ruffled Chiffon Gown, aka their best-selling dress probably will. It was $495, and it’s $248 now. Awesome, right?
Sizes: 0 to 16
Price range: Varies; prices start as low as $40
You can find a lot of stylish dresses on Amazon. This one is from a trusted brand, and it’s very affordable. It’s adorned with three-dimensional flower embroidery along the hem and neckline for a breathtakingly romantic look.
Check out Sierra’s Amazon review: “This dress is PERFECT, even in black. The lace is beautiful, and the built-in corset is decently crafted for the price. It does have a sweep-style train. The dress does come with a beaded belt! The corset back laces easily and feels like it can hold up for a long day. The fabric STRETCHES, which is great if you need to wear it for a long day! The only cons are the padding in the breast is harder than expected, and the lace WILL catch on sharp objects if you’re not careful. THIS IS MY WEDDING DRESS🖤✨”
Sizes: XS to 3X
You’ve probably ordered basic pieces from the fast-fashion site Lulus, but did you know that the company has its own line of wedding dresses? Prices start as low as $48 for a strapless lace dress and never go over $500. That’s super affordable!
This classy White Lace Backless Mermaid Maxi Dress sells at $99. The long sleeves and sweetheart neckline are definitely our favorite parts of this bridal dress. Lulus has a wide range of clothing options, so you can even order your bridesmaid dresses and honeymoon clothes in just a few clicks.
Sizes: XXS to XXL
You might know of Revolve as the brand for obsession-worthy skincare or trendy fashion, but did you know that this retailer also has a bridal section? Though nothing about it is exclusively bridal, it’s still much better for your budget than other companies.
Take a look at Revolve’s dress options; they’d be perfect for a non-traditional wedding ceremony or a rehearsal dinner. The fabulous “Did It My Way Dress” by BB Dakota is only $119! We can’t stop picturing a stunning bride in this sweet yet rustic-looking wedding gown.
Sizes: 00 to 16
Wedding dress shopping is so personal. Some women want a “traditional” wedding dress with a massive train, while other brides are looking for something simple. If you’re willing to try out formal or cocktail dress sections of department stores, you may save a lot of money.
That’s where Nordstrom steps in. You’ll find a wide array of classy dresses that are perfect for a low-key wedding ceremony or reception. Save money on your wedding dress, and spend your savings on something memorable like your honeymoon.
Sizes: 00 to 20
Shopbop is stocked with designer options! Their collection includes clothing, shoes, and accessories. But, did you know that the e-tailer has a little wedding boutique filled with minimalist yet classy and stunning white dresses.
Whether you’re having an outdoor wedding or a small ceremony, you’ll find plenty of wedding dresses that will suit your theme and venue. You could also pair your dress with some chic accessories from the bridal range collection online. Best of both worlds, right?
Rent the Runway
Sizes: 0 to 22
Price range: Starts from $30 for one-time rentals or $69/month for multi-item memberships
Rent the Runway is an excellent place to get a gown for a special occasion. The good news is that the brand now has a wedding collection. Packages start at just $200 for two consultations and fittings at home.
You could also get tie-in perks from Zola and Black Tux. Whether you’re looking for floor-length gowns or shorter dresses, you can find it all on Rent the Runway. Shop for your rehearsal, bridal shower, or reception.
Sizes: 0 to 18
Have you ever thought of wearing a Calvin Klein dress for your wedding? With Macy’s designer dresses ranging from $99 to $3,500, you could find one that fits your budget and style.
The Plus Size Ruffled High-Low Gown is the peak of classic style. This dress’s high-low hem makes breaking it down on the dance floor much easier and more comfortable. After all, if you only wear one gown for your wedding ceremony and reception, that’s some big bucks saved. And who doesn’t like to save money?
Show Me Your Mumu
Sizes: XXS to 3X
If you tend toward a bohemian aesthetic, check out Show Me Your Mumu. The site offers a wide selection of flowing maxi dresses that are perfect for your wedding or other formal events.
Most dress prices fall in the low triple digits, like this Rome Twist Gown. With a dramatic v-neck, flutter sleeves, and an empire waistline, this gown will make you feel like a diva on your special day. What’s more, it keeps your pocket happy! Sounds like a win, win situation!
Sizes: XXS to 10XL and 14W to 30W
Price range: It varies since you never know what you’ll find!
“My tip to brides who have a very specific dress in mind is to set up alerts at eBay so you can get your hands on it at a seriously discounted deal,” says Brittany Lo, bridal expert and CEO of Beautini.
As soon as you have your dream bridal gown in mind, set up a custom alert or search the existing list of dresses available for resale. Many brides find designer dresses at a fraction of the cost.
If you’re plus-sized and find it difficult to find clothes that fit, here’s a site that will make your life easier. Torrid is a plus-size women’s clothing company that is trendy yet affordable.
This Ivory Lace Short Sleeve Fit & Flare Wedding Dress is one of Torrid’s most popular styles. It costs only $198 and has us swooning thanks to its scoop back and sleek train that looks so beautiful.
Sizes: 0 to 30 (you can enter your measurements for custom sizes)
Azazie has hundreds of wedding dresses for you to choose from. Their most expensive gown costs $749, but they also have several less costly dresses in their selection. Their try-on system lets you order any number of dresses for just $10 or $15 each with free shipping and returns.
If you like one of these dresses, you can buy it immediately and have your “yes to the dress” moment at home. If you don’t like the dress, you can ship it back with the prepaid label.
Sizes: 0 to 16; 16W to 26W
If you’re looking for a dress with plenty of detail, Anthropologie’s BHLDN collection offers a lot. The collection boasts everything from Art Deco-inspired dresses priced under $300 to off-the-shoulder gowns under $2,000.
In addition to wedding gowns, the label sells shoes, jewelry, veils, and clothing for all your bridesmaids, guests, and your mom. BHLDN is truly a one-stop shop for everything wedding related. Our favorite is the Sanders dress. It gives off total Great Gatsby vibes.
Fame and Partners
Sizes: 0 to 26
Struggling to decide on a wedding dress? That’s okay. At Fame and Partners, you can design your own wedding dress using The Custom Studio. This helpful feature allows you to design a gown based on your preferences.
You can change the fabric or style or pick out a completely different silhouette. If you don’t want anything custom made you can opt for the readymade Nancy Dress which is a popular favorite. And if you’re still not happy with the design, you can easily return the dress at no additional cost.
Sizes: 0 to 12
Reformation makes dresses with a cool-girl edge and an emphasis on sustainable fashion. The brand’s wedding and evening wear collection is inspired by simple, bohemian styles. Flowy cap-sleeved dresses and modern two-pieces made with silk charmeuse are popular gown options.
The Winslow Dress is a versatile wrap dress with a stunning slit. It’s classic and sexy at the same time. Many of these dresses aren’t over the top so they could easily be worn for other occasions!
Sizes: 0 to 24
If you’re worried about spending a few paychecks on a gown you’ll wear once, check out Nearly Newlywed. The site allows recently married women to resell their dresses and soon-to-be brides a chance to grab designer gowns at significant markdowns.
“The site is essentially a collection of new and pre-owned items that are guaranteed authentic and ship to your door within two weeks, wherever you may be in the world,” said a wedding dress expert.
Sizes: Customizable for dress
Price range: Varies ($900 for above)
The Etsy bridal department is full of talented creators. Prices range from the low hundreds for basic styles, while couture starts at $1,300. But ensure you read all the reviews before buying. The best part is that you can chat with your designer throughout the purchase process.
Check out this review from an Etsy bride,” I am absolutely in love with this dress! Emi is the best. I began asking questions months and months prior to the actual purchase, trying to piece together different dresses to create my one! Emi was wonderful… She would periodically send me ideas, and when I finally made the decision, Emi completed and shipped in only a few weeks! Love, love, love!!!! <3 THANK YOU, EMI!”
Kite and Butterfly
Sizes: 0 to 18
Kite and Butterfly, the brainchild of sisters living in Los Angeles, is a brand inspired by Parisian and bohemian aesthetics. The Australian sisters behind the company use materials like French lace to craft beautiful, timeless dresses that lean toward the traditional bridal look.
Most of their dresses are priced between $1,000 and $2,000, but there are plenty of affordable options, like this French cotton lace Odette dress for just $755. What do you think?