Inspiration: Stylish Gowns For Less Than $250

Wedding gowns can cost anywhere from $500 to upwards of $15,000 (or more!). But with a little creativity, budget-conscious brides can nab a gorgeous dress for under $250.


To prove that your dress doesn't need to cost the same as a small car, here are some of the best picks under $250. From floor-length gowns to flirty cocktail dresses, these finds are both stylish and budget-friendly.


 


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'Aisle Be There' Dress

We're visualizing this dress in a quirky yet elegant backyard wedding. It's a steal at $163, available on ModCloth.com.



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Classic Vintage-Inspired Dress

Brides obsessed with classic 1940s and '50s style will swoon over this knee-length, three-quarter sleeve dress. The designer asks customers to send their measurements for a custom-made fit. Order it for $248 on Etsy, by designer Leluna Star.



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The 'Isla' Dress

Look like a Grecian goddess on your wedding day in this $250 strapless dress from Ruche. Planning a destination wedding in Europe, overlooking the sea? Perfect!


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'Leona' Tunic

If you're looking for a simple, understated look for a city hall ceremony, consider a tunic instead of a classic dress. This lace-trimmed frock by Darling is $123.75 and can be worn with or without tights.



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Halter 'Mackenzie' Dress

With just a hint of Marilyn Monroe, this halter dress from Ruche is just $210. The tea length skirt is perfect for a bride looking for something a bit less traditional.




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Full-Length 'Mirabelle' Dress

Doesn't this romantic, floral-lace dress look as light as air? Brides going for an ethereal, French vibe can order this gown from Etsy for $230, and the designer, Floral Roses, is willing to customize the color or add rhinestones.



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'Kimber' By Rachel Pally

Clean and classic, this $233 dress (now on sale for $89.97!) by Rachel Pally is ideal for a beach wedding. A simple, flowing design allows you to keep cool and feel the sea breezes.



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'Pamela' by Robert Rodriguez

If you're planning on dancing the night away at your reception, you might want to consider changing into a short cocktail dress after the ceremony. This one-shoulder frock by Robert Rodriguez (currently on sale) won't break the bank at $208.50 (originally $695!).



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Vintage-Inspired 'Hepburn' Dress

This knee-length frock, $138 on Etsy from designer Susiewear, pays homage to style icon Audrey Hepburn and is perfect for the fashion-conscious bride. A daring gal could rock this at the ceremony, but its flouncy skirt makes it an appropriate reception-only dress as well.



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Maxi Dress From A.L.C. Nico

There's something about the layered lapel and barely-there ruching on this A.L.C. Nico gown that makes it effortlessly chic. A steal at $148.50 (originally $495), the dress would best complement an outdoor wedding.



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Structured Therese Rawsthorne Gown

We're obsessed with the geometric design of this Therese Rawsthorne gown, on sale for just $165 on ShopBop (originally $550). Wear it to bring a modern edge to a classic church wedding.


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Posted on January 27, 2013 at 3:41 am
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These are gorgeous! I love the first one and Kimber.
Posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:10 am
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Very pretty!

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:12 am
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I love the Hepburn dress! Looking for something like this for my reception!

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm
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<3 the first one. It could easily be worn again too.

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm
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Those are beautiful!

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:29 am
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Beautiful!
Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:42 am

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