High-Street Wedding Dresses Have Never Looked So Good

Hannah Almassi

Welcome to Who What Wear UK’s High-Street Week. Stay with us as our dedicated team uncovers the best that the world of affordable fashion has to offer. This is your edited guide to the essential intel behind S/S 18—don’t even consider shopping without us!

Daring to utter the phrase "high-street wedding dresses" will no longer be met with indignation; with a rise in the market for well-priced bridal gowns, there's zero shame attached to spending less on your gown. Affordable can now be incredibly chic.

ASOS now has a stellar bridal collection, following the success of its vast and brilliant bridesmaid range. It also stocks Needle & Thread—a British brand that specialises in intricately embellished occasionwear with a comfortable price tag. Then one of our favourite affordable red carpet go-tos—Self-Portrait—also offers a drop-dead gorgeous wedding range.

For bohemian brides everywhere, Reformation stepped in to offer the kind of sweeping dresses you can wear to a party the following month, year and beyond for under £400. Better yet, Whistles launched its debut high-street wedding dress collection earlier last year (you can see what happened when Who What Wear's editorial director tried them all on) as well as new styles that are set to launch this month. And French Connection has just revealed its inaugural collection, with plenty of gowns at the £250 mark. 


Courtesy of Whistles

From L-R: Whistles Clementine (£499); Scarlett (£649); Isla (£599)

If you still need more persuading to head to the high street for your wedding dress, just ask yourself this: Would you rather drop a couple grand on a wear-it-once number or that designer handbag you've been lusting after for four seasons? Plus, wouldn't you rather spoil your guests at your wedding than rip up £10,000 worth of tulle?

If you want some inspiration for shopping affordable high-street wedding dresses, just take a look at our pick of the most expensive-looking options that will cost you a fraction of the price of a traditional frock. From the specialised wedding dress collections from ASOSWhistles and beyond, we've picked out a selection of dresses from some of our favourite stores that can totally be worn for your big day.

Click through our gallery for our picks of the most affordable high-street wedding dresses on the market.

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