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Your wedding day is the one day where you get to be the star of the show! And there's no better way to express yourself than with a beautiful wedding dress. Whether you want to evoke a romantic fairytale vibe or channel timeless elegance, there's a wedding dress out there that will make your special day that much more magical.
According to The Knot, the average bride spends $1,509 on a wedding dress, and some spend even more. However, getting married shouldn't have to mean breaking the bank for your dress.
When it comes to a wedding dress, more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean more beautiful. To help you decide and choose a dress according your personal style, we rounded up the most beautiful wedding dress styles under $1000 that will make you feel like a million bucks on your wedding day.
You've got a good budget, and there are plenty of wedding dress styles to choose from. Below we’ve listed some elegant yet affordable wedding dress styles you can look for under $1000.
These wedding dresses are a classic and versatile style that works well for many body types. Usually fitted at the top and flaring out gradually, A-line dresses create a flattering yet simple silhouette that resembles the shape of the letter "A.”
You can find these beautiful dresses in multiple fabrics, including chiffon, tulle, lace, and satin. They may also feature different necklines, such as strapless, sweetheart, halter, or off-the-shoulder, to help you look beautiful on your special occasion.
Therefore, you won't want to miss out on David's Bridal's Gorgeous lace bodice A-line wedding dress.
If you prefer something phenomenal and elegant, you can go with a ballgown dress that features a fitted bodice, an empire waist, and a full voluminous skirt that creates a dramatic silhouette. These dresses are often made from more structured fabrics, such as taffeta, organza, or mikado, and can feature ornate embellishments like subtle beading, embroidery, or lace.
Ballgowns are perfect for a traditional or formal wedding and can make you feel like a Disney princess. Since ballgowns are pretty expensive, you can expect them in a range of $600-$900, but that’s still under your budget.
Anthropologie's breathtaking Bette Gown is perfect for you if you want to be the belle of the ball, with its designed fitted, strapless silhouette.
Spaghetti strap dresses are a classic and timeless option that can be found in a variety of styles. These dresses feature thin, delicate adjustable straps that often cross in the back and can be paired with various necklines.
Spaghetti strap dresses can be simple and elegant or include more elaborate details, such as beading, embroidery, or ruching. Depending on your budget, you can choose from plenty of materials, including silk and satin.
So why not flaunt your shoulders in style with Lulus Luxe spaghetti strap white beaded trumpet hem maxi dress?
A boho dress is perfect if you prefer a free-spirited, nature-inspired wedding. Such dresses often feature flowy fabrics like chiffon or lace and can include details like crochet, fringe, or embroidery. You can expect a more relaxed fit, and these dresses often include unique touches like bell and flutter sleeves, off-the-shoulder and deep v neckline, or various laces.
Compared to ballgowns, boho wedding dresses are more affordable, so you can get a beautiful dress without spending a fortune.
If you're looking to unleash your bohemian spirit, check out Azazie's off-shoulder gown and whimsical tulle skirt.
Playful and retro style, the tea-length wedding dresses fall between the knee and the ankle and are perfect for outdoor weddings or more casual settings. If you prefer a vintage-inspired wedding, you can choose tea-length dresses in various fabrics and styles, from full-skirted designs to more fitted options.
From full skirts with lots of volumes to more fitted, streamlined options, you can easily find a prepossessing dress without stretching your budget. Since these dresses don’t require a dress bustle like ballgowns, you can save some additional bucks.
Tea-length wedding dresses also offer a lot of flexibility in terms of accessories, allowing you to create a unique and personalized look.
And if you want to really stand out, consider the stunning embroidered mock neck tea-length wedding dress from David's Bridal.
Sheath dresses are a sleek and modern option that follows the natural shape of your body, generally made from lightweight fabrics like chiffon or crepe. These wedding dresses are comfortable and easy to wear, making them perfect for a beach or outdoor wedding.
They can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories, and their simple and elegant details like delicate lace overlay, a high neckline, or a plunging back make them even more lovable. To save money, it's advisable to go for colors like ivory or gold instead of white, which are easier to maintain.
And for the ultimate elegance, experience Azazie's Aerith sheath wedding dress, which combines comfort, style, and sophistication!
If you're looking to flaunt your curves while still looking elegantly stylish at your wedding, mermaid dresses are your best bet. These beautiful dresses hug the body from the top down to the hips and then flare out at the bottom, creating an amazing chapel train silhouette that accentuates your curves.
Additionally, mermaid dresses offer a lot of versatility in terms of styling - you can pair them with a veil, statement earrings, or a belt or sash to add sparkle and glam to the look. They also look great with a variety of different hairstyles.
For a truly show-stopping option, consider Empiria's mermaid lace and tulle gown with hand-placed motifs and a dramatic train from Azazie - it's sure to make you the envy of all brides.
Choosing the right place to shop for your wedding dress can help you save some more money. Here’re some top options brides on a budget should consider for getting their modern bride wedding dresses.
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You can often find designer dresses and bridal gowns at a fraction of the original cost. Make sure to set filters such as the dress type and your wedding budget to funnel the options for an easy buying decision.
Discover a plethora of jaw-dropping deals from some of the best online retailers in the game.
From Azazie's innovative try-on system that allows you to order up to 3 dresses for as little as $10 each, to David's Bridal's limited time offer that slashes up to $200 off regular prices, you'll be spoiled for choice.
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Note: Always read reviews and check the return policy before making a purchase online.
Many bridal boutiques carry dresses at a range of price points, including those under $1000. It would be more convenient to call ahead and ask if they have any budget-friendly options, so you can plan your visit accordingly.
Some department stores, like Nordstrom and Macy's, have a bridal section that offers affordable bridal dresses. Check online or in-store to see what they have available in your price range.
Whether you shop for a pre-owned dress or a new wedding dress from David's Bridal, getting the dress cleaned is indispensable.
Here’s what happens when you book a dress cleaning service with Laxa Cleaners Bride N Queen.
Book a dress cleaning package with us and we'll send you a preservation kit to your preferred address. It's hassle-free and we charge a single fee, so you don't have to pay for shipping. The kit includes a crush-proof shipping box, shipping insurance up to $1000, and pre-paid shipping labels.
At Laxa Cleaners Bride N Queen, we take the utmost care when cleaning your wedding dress. We follow a 15-step, all-natural approach that's tailored to your dress's unique fabric and embellishments.
First, we dry-clean your dress to remove stains. Next, our specialists bathe it in a 100% pure coconut water solution that's proven to eliminate stubborn stains and odors. After a thorough clean-up, we carefully dry your dress using a delicate drying process that we've perfected over years of experience with various dress materials.
After a nourishing cleaning and soothing drying process, the dress again undergoes an examination by our wedding dress experts. Once it qualifies the QA, your treasured dress is carefully packed in an acid-free package and shipped back to your address.
A perfect dress clean-up by a wedding dress cleaning expert can help restore and lock the elegance in your wedding dress so it looks beautiful on the big day and after. In addition, cleaning helps maintain the dress in good shape, and you can preserve it for future generations as a celebrated memory.
At Laxa Cleaners Bride N Queen, we understand your attachment to the wedding dress, and we clean it with love and care. When you book a cleaning package with us, we take care of everything from shipping you a preservation kit to cleaning and preserving the dress.