Daring to utter the phrase "high-street wedding dresses" will no longer be met with indignation. With a rise in the market for well-priced bridal gowns and jumpsuits, there's zero shame attached to spending less on your gown. In fact, affordable can be incredibly chic.
The latest brand to offer chic but inexpensive bridal wear is Kitri. The Who What Wear team has been huge fans of the brand since it launched in 2016 and all have an array of pieces from the brand. The wedding options available include a couple of jumpsuits and dresses in some of the brands most popular silhouettes. Warehouse now offers a bridesmaid collection but some of the cream pieces are ideal for a low-key bride.
Of course, there are other brands that also stock affordable dresses. ASOS, following the success of its vast and brilliant bridesmaid range, has dresses from as little as £150. It also stocks Needle & Thread, a British brand that specialises in intricately embellished occasionwear with a comfortable price tag. Then one of our favourite affordable red carpet go-tos, Self-Portrait, also offers a drop-dead gorgeous wedding range. H&M, meanwhile, might not be the first name you think of for bridal looks, however, the high-street store has a couple of gorgeous gowns.
For bohemian brides everywhere, Reformation offers the kind of sweeping dresses you can wear to a party the following month, year and beyond for under £400. Better yet, Whistles wedding dress collection continues to be one of our favourites with all pieces under £700.
If you still need more persuading to head to the high street for your wedding look, just ask yourself this: Would you rather drop a couple grand on a "wear it once" number or that designer handbag you've been lusting after for four seasons? Plus, wouldn't you rather spoil your guests at your wedding than rip up £10,000 worth of tulle?
If you want some inspiration for shopping affordable high-street wedding outfits, just take a look at our pick of the most expensive-looking options that will cost you a fraction of the price of a traditional frock. We've picked out a selection of dresses from some of our favourite stores that can totally be worn for your big day. Keep scrolling to shop the specialised wedding dress collections from ASOS, Whistles and H&M.
Whistles Adelaide Wedding Dress (£699)
Whistles has your trend-led styles covered. This beautiful one-shoulder style is a winner.
Reformation Poppy Dress (£395)
The cold-shoulder trend stretches to wedding dresses too.
Whistles Ariane Lace Wedding Co-ord (£399)
The sleeves on this dress are making us swoon.
Needle & Thread Degas Bridal Gown (£550)
The perfect alternative for the modern bride.
Needle & Thread Bridal Lace Maxi Dress With Button Detail in Ivory (£410)
We love this flattering V-neck style.
Phase Eight Evette Lace Wedding Dress (£225)
For those who prefer a shorter option.
H&M Wedding Dress (£200)
A wedding dress that's just under £200? Count us in.
French Connection Manzoni 3D Floral Lace Maxi Dress (£195)
This elegant shape is topped with gorgeous floral embroidery.
Whistles Theodora Wedding Dress (£599)
A shift dress for a bride who wants something a little different.
Whistles Guinevere Wedding Dress (£331)
For something shorter, try the tiered Guinevere wedding dress. This is perfect for petite frames.
Whistles Victoria Lace Wedding Jumpsuit (£349)
A lace jumpsuit is the ideal alternative for those wanting something a little less traditional.
ASOS Edition Ruched Halter Neck Maxi Wedding Dress (£120)
If Hollywood glamour is your thing, this dress will help you nail the look.
Reformation Winslow Dress (£275)
Boho brides, take note.
Whistles Eve Silk Wedding Dress (£599)
This silk dress will look good on everyone.
French Connection Consenza Sparkle Embellished Wedding Dress (£175)
Short dresses can be just as chic.
Ghost Drew Satin Maxi Dress in Champagne (£195)
A classic Ghost look. All it needs is a sleek, floor-length veil.
Whistles Isla Tiered Wedding Dress (£649)
The perfect look for a summer wedding.
H&M Knee-Length Wedding Dress (£60)
If you want to change for the evening, this is the ideal dancing dress.
Phase Eight Anabel Embroidered One Shoulder Wedding Dress in Pink Champagne (£225)
Such an elegant choice.
Self-Portrait Cold-Shoulder Ruffled Pleated Chiffon Gown (£420)
Self-Portrait continues to provide pretty wedding dress options at a great price.
Whistles Eve Silk Wedding Dress (£599)
Elegant and simple.
Self-Portrait Off-the-Shoulder Ruffled Satin Jumpsuit (£360)
For those who were obsessed with Solange Knowles' wedding outfits, this one's for you.
ASOS Lace Long Sleeve Crop Top Maxi Wedding Dress (£120)
A twist on a modern lace gown.
Whistles Scarlett Wedding Dress (£649)
Another winner from Whistles.
Galvan Pandora Silk-Satin Halterneck Midi Dress (£750)
Sleek and chic from Galvan.
Halston Ruched Stretch-Jersey Gown (£435)
Another elegant version for the low-key bride.
Vanessa Cocchiaro The Rose Asymmetric Satin Midi Wrap Dress (£400)
Midi dresses are so flattering.
Self-Portrait Grosgrain-Trimmed Guipure Lace Midi Dress (£380)
A great lace option.
Vanessa Cocchiaro The C.J. Shirred Crepe Mini Dress (£275)
Minidresses are making a comeback from 2020.
Kitri Kahlo Lace Jumpsuit (£245)
A fun lace jumpsuit from Kitri.
Kitri Degas Jacquard Midi Dress (£215)
An elegant, vintage-style frock.
Kitri Cassat Jacquard Maxi Dress (£245)
This silhouette will work for so many people.
Warehouse Satin Cami Bridesmaid Dress (£85)
The low-key bride will love this.
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Opening Image: Reformation
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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