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Top 5 Beauty Blunders To Expect On Your Wedding Day And How To Fix Them--Fast

Sarah Dakar | Posted July 5, 2012

You've stressed, you've cried, you've tossed and turned through the night, and now, on the day of your wedding, you wake with a giant blemish in the center of your face. Even if you adamantly followed every single bridal beauty countdown rule in the book, an unforeseen complexion crisis can...

BRIDES

20 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for Less Than $1,000

BRIDES | Posted July 5, 2012

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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Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted July 5, 2012

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