Planning for your big day can be tough. Between floral designs, cake decorators, the music selection … the whole process can get nerve-wracking. And then comes the time to find your outfit. Wait, the average wedding dress is how much?
Before you throw up your arms in defeat, read our list of five totally chic bridal outfits, all under $1,500 and all available at major retailers.
Eva by J.Crew: Price point $650 available at J.Crew stores and online
This strapless mermaid gown is classic, simple and beautiful. It’s a cotton silk blend with just a little hint of flair at the bottom with a layered skirt. It’s perfect for a minimalist bride.
Dakota by Nicole Miller: Price point $1,035 available in Nordstrom stores only
Dakota is similar to Eva in its simplicity, but stands out for its pure elegance. It’s perfect for a classic, romantic bride with its sweetheart neckline, fit-n-flare skirt and 21-inch train.
Style VW351233 White by Vera Wang: Price Point $1,048 available at David’s Bridal stores and online
This taffeta and tulle ball gown is not for the faint of heart—a bride who wants to make a statement will truly shine in this gown. For any woman who wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, this gown comes in both ivory and blush colors!
Elsa by BHLDN: Price point $1,495 available at BHLDN stores and online
The Gatsby girl will love Elsa by BHLDN! Elsa is a spaghetti strapped column gown embellished with gorgeous, intricate beading—this gown is the epitome of modern luxury.
Eyelash Lace Jumpsuit by J.Crew: Price point $750 available at J.Crew stores and online
J.Crew is back on this list, because we just couldn’t leave this outfit out! For those who want a touch of bridal but prefer not to go full gown, this is the one for you. The feminine lace detail juxtaposes nicely with the menswear-inspired cut of the jumpsuit … we absolutely love it!
By Meghan Kennedy
Meghan is a recent graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Personal and Professional Communication. You can find her at the nearest Chipotle tweeting about Drake, her sorority little and Project Runway.