10 Modest Wedding dresses under $1500

So I realised that I post a lot of unreachable designer gowns on my Instagram page. And while my intention in posting them is mainly for inspiration anyway, I felt that I needed to redeem myself by posting some of the most beautiful wedding dress options, all for less than $1500. These days the average cost of a wedding dress seems to be $5000 and upwards. To me, this is exorbitant. I really don’t think the average person can afford that much for a dress they’ll only wear once. Right? Right? RIGHT???!!!

Anyway, let’s get right into my favourite (affordable) dresses.

1. Tadashi Shoji- is a Genius. His gowns are beautiful, the majority have sleeves of some sort, they are all generally below $1000 and his website SHIPS WORLDWIDE. Available via http://shop.tadashishoji.com/evening-shop/evening-gowns.html

Image                                          This dress is $888.00 Seriously. It’s Perfect.

2. Runner up from Tadashi Shoji. $502 via www.neimanmarcus.com

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Who says a wedding  dress has to be white?

3. Carmen Marco Valvo. WOW. There is nothing more to be said here. $1343 via www.neimanmarcus.com

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4. Etsy picks. First store: LUXandGLAMOR. This dress is my favourite from their collection. I’ve featured it on my Instagram before, and for a mere $1,012, it’s totally do-able.

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5. Etsy Shop 2: Shop Gossamer. I recently discovered their Instagram profile and have since fallen in love with their vintage wedding gowns. Here is my favourite:

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This one is $897. The details Image

6. BCBG lace gown with built in corset for a mere $299. Link: http://www.bcbg.com/Salina-Built-In-Corset-Gown/IRG6X090-100,default,pd.html?dwvar_IRG6X090-100_color=100&cgid=dresses-by-occasion-wedding-bride#start=25

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7. Ok, so it’s not the most modest dress, but with some alterations it can be. Plus at $1145,  it’s much too beautiful and well-priced to pass up. via http://shop.collettedinnigan.com.au/mirabella-off-shoulder-lace-gown/

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8. Love to Dress via lovesora.com. Now bear with me here. This is the cheapest dress here at just $80. And before you all complain about it being much too simple, let me paint a picture for you: Pair it with a jewelled belt, a floral appliqued veil and a bunch of peonies in a blush colour. Now do you see it? Definitely worthy of a bride. A bride who isn’t afraid to look outside the box, is economical (it can definitely be worn again) and just a little creative. Get on the lovesora website and check out the video. The dress flows beautifully.

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9. My love for Rachel Gilbert’s latest collection is no secret. I’ve already posted my favourites on Instagram. Here is another one. Pair it with a soft blazer for a daring, modern look. $1250

Image via http://www.rachelgilbert.com/collectionhome.aspx

10. Go for a skirt and top combination. Add a statement necklace to amp it up.

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Top: River Island frill sleeve top via ASOS for $59.42

Image Jason Wu skirt via the outnet $845

bauble bar Bauble Bar statement necklace $68

So there you have it. I hope that has given some of you thrifty brides some direction and convinced the rest that a beautiful wedding look is possible on a budget.

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