If you are keen to break tradition – but not the bank account – when it comes to your wedding gown, finding the right wedding dress is a cinch.
Forgoing the veil, train and traditional trappings opens up a world of style possibilities that prove elegant and timeless. Favourite luxe stores like Farfetch and Matches Fashion serve up a swathe of designer options, from Jenny Packam sequined delights to Roberto Cavalli’s embellished gowns.
If your budget is a little more refined, you can rest assured you will find something at Etsy – who have a slew of unique bridal gowns to choose from, or even ASOS and Anthropologie – who have their fingers on the pulse of the contemporary bride.
Any way you look at it, bridal dresses are now done differently, and even though they may not have been designed to drape down the aisle, they sure could have been. Once you’ve added the most amazing shoes since Cinderella took to the stairs, incredible luminous skin and sublime nails, any dress will magically become ‘The Dress’.
Here at Stylizen, we have happily relived our pre-wedding bridal reverie to sort the best gowns for each budget. From high-end to high street, you can now have a little left in the coffers for that honeymoon in Hawaii. Just be sure to send us a postcard.
Maria Lucia Hohan ‘Quiana’ Draped Evening Gown, $2,948.96 – available at Farfetch.
Jenny Packham Sequinned Evening Gown,
$7,051.41 now $4,935.99 – available at Farfetch.
Roberto Cavalli Embellished Rings Detail Gown,
$6,184.48 now $3,092.24 – available at Farfetch.
Marchesa Notte Embroidered Lace Gown, $2,488 – available at Farfetch.
Diane von Furstenberg Lille Gown, $1,429 – available at Matches Fashion.
Lace Wedding Dress, $1,880 – available from Grace Loves Lace at Etsy.
Cedric Charlier Strapless Column Gown, $1,307 – available at Matches Fashion.
Ellery Escapism Crepe Dress, $1,350 – available at Matches Fashion.
Cap Sleeved Lace Wedding Dress, $859.82 – available from Elliot Claire London at Etsy.
CAMILLA AND MARC Affliction Halterneck Silk Gown, $829 – available at Matches Fashion.
Calla Gown, approx. $840 – available at Anthropologie.
Zimmermann Arcadia Long-Sleeved Striped Midi Dress, $735 – available at Matches Fashion.
Galvan Mesh-Panelled Gown,
$1,550 sow $536 – available at Matches Fashion.
Diane von Furstenberg Maio Gown,
$1,461 now $506 – available at Matches Fashion.
A.L.C. Brock Strapless Pleated Maxi Dress, approx.
$863 now $603 – available at Bergdorf Goodman.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Maxi Dress in Crochet Lace, $667 – available at ASOS.
ASOS SALON Faux Pearl Cluster Crop Top Maxi Dress, $380 – available at ASOS.
Open Back Wedding Dress, $523.41 – available from Barzelai at Etsy.
Self-Portrait Iris Sheer Layered Dress, $432 – available at Matches Fashion.
Self-Portrait Checked Organza Midi Dress, $450 – available at Selfridges.
Club L Cape Overlay Maxi Dress In Crepe, $74 – available at ASOS.
Elegant 3/4 Sleeve Gown Formal, $140.05 – available from FashionDress8 at Etsy.
Iconic Exclusive Cooper St Live Your Dream Dress, $199.95 – available at The Iconic.
Women’s Off-White Evening Maxi Dress, $103.27 – available from FashionDress8 at Etsy.