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 and jumpsuits, there's zero shame attached to spending less on your gown. In fact, affordable can be incredibly chic.
The latest brand to offer chic but inexpensive bridal wear is Kitri. The Who What Wear team has been huge fans of the brand since it launched in 2016 and all have an array of pieces from the brand. The wedding options available include a couple of jumpsuits and dresses in some of the brands most popular silhouettes. Warehouse now offers a bridesmaid collection but some of the cream pieces are ideal for a low-key bride.
Of course, there are other brands that also stock affordable dresses. ASOS, following the success of its vast and brilliant bridesmaid range, has dresses from as little as £150. 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. H&M, meanwhile, might not be the first name you think of for bridal looks, however, the high-street store has a couple of gorgeous gowns.
For bohemian brides everywhere, Reformation offers the kind of sweeping dresses you can wear to a party the following month, year and beyond for under £400. Better yet, Whistles wedding dress collection continues to be one of our favourites with all pieces under £700.
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If you still need more persuading to head to the high street for your wedding look, 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 outfits, 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. We've picked out a selection of dresses from some of our favourite stores that can totally be worn for your big day. Keep scrolling to shop the specialised wedding dress collections from ASOS, Whistles and H&M.