The most important day of your life needn’t be an expensive one. Opting for a cheaper alternative might not sound like the most tempting idea, but it would mean more cash for an exotic honeymoon or for decorating your first home with the hubby.
Thanks to popular online retailers and high street stores, including Topshop – which has recently launched its dreamy bridal wear collection in time for wedding season, finding the one without an eye-watering price tag just got a whole lot easier.
1. Topshop Satin Tie Shoulder Dress by Topshop Bride
For an easy, breezy bridal style, look to Topshop’s long-awaiting ‘Bride’ range. This simple yet classy satin number, finished with figure-sculpting seams and delicate pearl-embellished tie fastenings, allows you to move around with ease and is ideal for an evening ceremony. It falls into a floor-pooling hem and beautifully flatters the shoulders and décolletage.
£350, Topshop, Buy it now
2. ASOS Bridal Trumpet Hem Maxi Dress
Looking for something strapless? This elegant bandeau design, which starts with a fitted silhouette and flares out wonderfully to the hem, is perfect for the warmer season. A good choice for outdoor brides who want a touch of glamour, the extended train to reverse is dramatic without being too heavy.
£200, ASOS, Buy it now
3. Needle and Thread Trailing Tulle Maxi Dress
Designed with pink-and-ivory embellished embroidery, this dazzling tulle maxi would work perfectly for a spring garden ceremony. It features adjustable straps and grosgrain trim at the waist to cinch you in, so you’ll look effortlessly feminine while feeling comfy, plus the layers of sheer tulle will move beautifully as you walk.
£275, Needle and Thread, Buy it now
4. ASOS Bridal Princess Lace Bodice Mesh Skirt Maxi Dress
For the young bride, look no further than this floor-sweeping design from the ASOS Wedding collection. With plenty of volume, it’s the ultimate princess-style dress and is complete with moulded cups, a hip-skimming bodice and delicate lace appliques through to the back. Wear it with glamorous embellished heels (as shown) and complete the look with gently tousled waves.
£250, ASOS, Buy it now
5. Chi Chi London Flora Dress
If you have a fabulous pair of wedding shoes that must be seen, then this is the dress to show them off in. Created with intricate embellished mesh details and a fitted bodice for a feminine silhouette, this tea-length number will get you down the aisle in both comfort and style.
£74.99, Chi Chi Clothing, Buy it now
6. Debut Ava Grecian Bridal Dress
Getting hitched on a beach? In a breezy relaxed fit, this flowy ivory dress is cinched in at the waist to provide a classic Grecian silhouette fit for a laidback boho bride. The embellished waist belt brings a touch of sparkle, while the lightweight material of the dress means you can dance the night away carefree.
£230, Debenhams, Buy it now
7. Missguided bridal white cold shoulder lace maxi dress
Here’s one for the sassy bride looking for something totally modern. Part of Missguided’s playfully named ‘missbrided’ collection, this fierce cold-shoulder number is complete with a premium lace overlay, v-neckline and an on-trend choker neck (removable).
£95, Missguided, Buy it now
8. Debut Ivory 'Elaine' lace bridal dress
Those planning a vintage-style wedding will love this romantic lace design, featuring a classic floor length and sophisticated sweetheart neckline. Thanks to its relaxed fuss-free style, you can move around freely after the ceremony and will even get away with wearing flats. Ideal for a traditional church ceremony.
£199, Debenhams, Buy it now