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01/06/2015 11:40 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Wedding Dresses We Love For Under $1,000

By Lauren Frankfort, BRIDES

Obviously, you want your wedding dress to be the best look you've ever worn, but that doesn't mean you need to break the bank to make your dream a reality! Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of dresses that cut cost, not style.

So how exactly do you slice the price of an item that can run anywhere between $500 and $25,000? One great way is to look for a more slim-fitting silhouette. (The more fabric a dress has, the higher the price tag.) In a similar vein, look for dresses with more subtle details, perhaps a lace bodice rather than a full lace dress. Also, note that fabrics like chiffon and less complex lace are more affordable than duchess satin or silk.

From the bridal runways, there's something cost-friendly for everyone. Now, our covetable selection of budget-friendly gowns:

1. Ann Taylor's Jeweled Strap Wedding Dress
$695 on Anntaylor.com

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photo: Courtesy Ann Taylor

2. Tadashi Shoji's "Ines" gown
$700 on BHLDN.com

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photo: Courtesy BHLDN

3. Love Marley by Watters "Penelope" gown
$970 on BHLDN.com

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photo: Courtesy BHLDN

4. Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner Style 1819
$860 at Beverly Hills Bridal Shop in Brooklyn, NY

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photo: Courtesy Madeline Gardner

5. J. Crew's "Eva" gown
$650 at jcrew.com/wedding

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photo: Courtesy J. Crew

See more: 43 wedding dresses we love under $1000 on Brides.com

6. Melissa Sweet Collection at David's Bridal, Style MS251082
$900 on davidsbridal.com

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photo: Courtesy David's Bridal

7. After Six, Style 1039
$530 on dessy.com

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photo: Courtesy After Six

8. Allure Bridals's Style 2752
Around $620, see allurebridals.com for locations

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photo: Courtesy Allure Bridals

9. Moonlight's Destination Wedding Dress, Style T675
Around $860, see moonlightbridal.com for locations

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photo: Courtesy Moonlight

10. Stella York, Style 5762
Around $1000, see essensedesigns.com for locations

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photo: Courtesy Stella York

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