Wedding season is almost (fingers crossed) back on, and what better way to start planning than with your pick of the best high street wedding dresses? There are so many benefits to opting the non-bridal shop route, and not least because you’ll be saving loads.
From floor-length gowns to sleek lace minis and everything in between, the budget wedding dress game has come a long way in the last few seasons – there really is a style to suit everyone.
With RIXO, Whistles, French Connection, ASOS, and Self-Portrait now offering bridal collections, the price-conscious brides-to-be have never had it better. Net-A-Porter’s bridal section is also great for the modern bride looking for alternative wedding dresses. Quite frankly, when you se this amazing array of dresses you’ll wonder why anyone would ever go over a £1,000 budget.
Traditional high street wedding dresses
For the traditional brides, there’s gorgeous fishtails and caped sleeves gowns from the likes of Whistles and Monsoon. While for the vintage lovers and soon-to-be boho brides, Monsoon and ASOS have all your embellished and floaty lace dreams covered.
Alternative high street wedding dresses
And for something altogether more contemporary then some of our favourite high street stores, French Connection and Whistles, have lust-worthy collections to make you stand out on the aisle. Think off-the-shoulder lace, asymmetric necklines, on-trend midi dresses and minimalist silk slips, which are exactly what the modern stylish bride needs for the new season.
We’re also loving RIXO’s first foray into bridalwear, including cute mini dress, perfect if you’re getting married at the registry office. It adds a retro touch to proceedings and you’ll be able to wear it again.
High street wedding dresses for every shape
As well as all of these, we’ve found dresses to suit all shapes and heights – from bias-cut silk dresses to full-skirted traditional styles. Not keen on your arms? There are some great long-sleeved wedding gowns that will solve your bridal dilemmas. Want your waist to stand out? Try a cinched style with an embellished belt. Petite figures will suit all the lovely ruffle dresses that are so in at the moment too.
Keep scrolling to pick your dream dress from the best high street wedding dresses available now…
You won't find a more romantic yet modern wedding dress than this.
This round neck, ruffled beauty has an empire line waist fit, short, frilled sleeves and a bias hip fit.
The design is sleeveless, featuring a round neckline and delicate mesh insert detail across the chest. The rest of the dress has been decorated with a luxurious lace textile, and the silhouette is fitted at the waist and slim throughout the body.
Cut from ivory washed-satin, it has a plunging V-neckline, batwing sleeves and an open back held in place by elegant ties. It's a chic alternative for brides if you aren't a dress person.
Prepare to be a 60’s feathered vision on your big day in our Candice dress. A sleeveless mini shift dress with a high collared neckline, closed back and fully feathered hemline.
With a square neckline that exudes a modern romance, this dress proves that simple silhouettes can have the most impact. The train is subtle and the silhouette will flow with the figure, cinching in at the waist to flatter.
Timeless and elegant, the Laurel dress guarantees a head-turning silhouette for your big day. The purity of its high-neck collar is offset with a dramatic, diamond-shape cut-out and keyhole detail to the back.
The dress combines airily layered tulle with feminine floral lace, creating an angelic gown that's sure to mesmerise. The Bardot bodice invites a touch of understated glamour, whilst the beautifully flared skirt will sway with a regal quality.
This mini dress is crafted from satin with an alluring off-the-shoulder neckline and has a billowing bow at the back, making it a poetic wedding-day option.
Halston's jumpsuit is designed in an elegant asymmetric silhouette with a one-shoulder neckline and draped side panel.
This breath-taking dress is cut from lightweight recycled chiffon for a vintage-inspired fit that hangs flawlessly. Full of romance, it comes complete with our in-house designed ‘Loves Me’ daisy print, a nod to ‘something blue’, as well as smocked body, feminine high neck and soft, ruffle detailing.
Designed in a fitted silhouette with dramatic cape sleeves, this dress creates a striking look for your event or wedding.
The Eliza Wedding Dress effortlessly combines a classic fit and flare silhouette with intricate lace for a romantic finish.