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20 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for Less Than $1,000

Posted: 07/05/2012 11:05 am

Looking for a budget-friendly wedding dress? As our roundup of the best gowns for less than $1,000 proves, true style knows no number.


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  • Badgley Mischka

    Strapless ruffle gown, style BADGA30002, $895, Badgley Mischka, available at <a href=" http://www.shopbop.com/strapless-gown-ruffle-detail-badgley/vp/v=1/845524441926414.htm" target="blank">Shopbop</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=badgley-mischka-bride?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more Badgley Mischka wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Shopbop</em>

  • J.Crew

    Embroidered feather dress, style 77802, $895, <a href="http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bride/littlewhitedresses/PRDOVR~77802/77802.jsp" target="blank">J.Crew</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/editors-pick/results?designer=jcrew?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more J.Crew wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of J.Crew</em>

  • Carmen Marc Valvo

    Twist-neck crepe gown, style 524316, $940, Carmen Marc Valvo, available at <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/carmen-marc-valvo-twist-neck-crepe-gown/3262555" target="blank">Nordstrom</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom</em>

  • Galina

    Strapless tulle ruffle ball gown, style PK3357, $599, Galina, available at <a href="http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-Tulle-Ball-Gown-with-Ruffle-Skirt-PK3357" target="blank">David's Bridal</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=davidsbridal?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more David's Bridal wedding dresses</a><br>Photo: Courtesy of David's Bridal

  • Rachel Zoe

    Ruffle sleeve gown, Dasha, $725, Rachel Zoe, available at <a href="http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/Rachel-Zoe-Dasha-Ruffle-Sleeve-Gown-5F/prod74970031_cat368009_cat215301_/?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">Bergdorf Goodman</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman</em>

  • Bebe

    Sequin and feather mermaid dress, style 70AB2102N718, $759, <a href="http://www.bebe.com/bebe-Elegant-Sequin-Feather-Dress/dp/B006PENNMW" target="blank">Bebe</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Bebe</em>

  • Kay Unger

    Metallic lace three-quarter-sleeve gown, style NMS12_T4FXN, $630, Kay Unger, available at <a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?itemId=prod143130175" target="blank">Neiman Marcus</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus</em>

  • Wtoo

    Ivory taffeta gown with convertible ruffled collar, style 17853, $955, <a href="http://wtoo.com/Product/WtooBrides/17853/" target="blank">Wtoo</a> <br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=wtoo_brides" target="blank">See more Wtoo wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Wtoo</em>

  • Sue Wong

    Beaded short lace dress, style 610548, $448, Sue Wong, available at <a href="http://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/sue-wong-lace-dress-embellished?ID=610548" target="blank">Bloomingdale's</a><br><br> <em>Photo: Courtesy of Bloomingdale's</em>

  • After Six

    Strapless lace dress with shirred bodice and full shirred skirt, style 1037, $660, <a href="http://www.dessy.com/dresses/wedding/1037" target="blank">After Six</a><br><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Dessy Group</em>

  • BHLDN

    Crocheted lace gown with a grosgrain ribbon at the waist, style 20683199, $600, Tracy Reese, available at <a href="http://www.bhldn.com/shop-the-bride-wedding-dresses/greenbow-lace-gown" target="blank">BHLDN</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of BHLDN</em>

  • Ivy & Aster

    Burnout silk-satin chiffon dress, Bouquet, from $935, <a href="http://www.ivyandaster.com/pages/welcome" target="blank">Ivy & Aster</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=ivy-and-aster?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more Ivy & Aster wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Ivy & Aster</em>

  • Alfred Angelo

    Taffeta and organza mermaid gown, style 2308, $999, <a href="http://www.alfredangelo.com/collections/styles/2308" target="blank">Alfred Angelo</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=alfredangelo?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more Alfred Angelo wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Alfred Angelo</em>

  • Theia

    Satin tuxedo jumpsuit, style 527190, $850, Theia, available at <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/theia-tuxedo-style-silk-jumpsuit/3266404" target="blank">Nordstrom</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=theia?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more Theia wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom</em>

  • Jasmine

    Matte satin front-slit gown, style F141058, $800, <a href="http://www.jasminebridal.com/ugC_Product_Detail.asp?hidP_kind=Bridal&hidP_style=COLLECTION&hidj_line_order=1&hidP_Style_ID=F141058">Jasmine</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/editors-pick/results?designer=jasminecollection?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more Jasmine wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Jasmine</em>

  • 57 Grand

    Silk charmeuse cowl-neck gown, Liberty, $698, <a href="http://57grand.com/shopping/item_details.html?ID=103" target="blank">57 Grand</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=57grand?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more 57 Grand wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of 57 Grand</em>

  • Maggie Sottero

    Slim A-line Alençon lace gown, style S5229, $999, <a href="http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=S5229" target="blank">Maggie Sottero</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=maggiesottero?mbid=huffpo" target="blank">See more Maggie Sottero wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Maggie Sottero</em>

  • Simply Dresses

    Strapless rhinestone-embellished dress, Gigi, $698, <a href="http://www.simplydresses.com/shop/viewitem-PD811570" target="blank">TEXT</a>Simply Dresses<br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Simply Dresses</em>

  • Faviana

    Taffeta sweetheart mermaid gown, style 524912, $798, Faviana, available at <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/faviana-mermaid-skirt-rosette-detail-taffeta-gown/3263343" target="blank">Nordstrom</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom</em>

  • Tadashi Shoji

    Ivory hand-cut flower gown, style OC202L, $798, <a href="http://shop.tadashishoji.com/bridal-suite-1/hand-cut-flower-strapless-gown-in-ivory.html" target="blank">Tadashi Shoji</a><br><br><a href="http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/runway/results?designer=tadashi-shoji" target="blank">See more Tadashi Shoji wedding dresses</a><br><em>Photo: Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji</em>


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