High-Street Wedding Dresses Have Never Looked So Good

Hannah Almassi

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—has also released its drop-dead gorgeous wedding range—something we've all been waiting for.

For bohemian brides everywhere, Reformation stepped in last summer and offered the kind of sweeping dresses you can wear to a party the following month, year and beyond for under £400. Better still, Whistles launched its debut high-street wedding dress collection earlier this year too (you can see what happened when Who What Wear's editorial director tried them all on). And now French Connection is set to debut its inaugural bridal collection in February of 2018.

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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 have a jolly good time on the day and spoil your guests 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 23 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 the likes of ASOS and Whistles, we've also picked out a couple 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 right now.

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