Expensive-Looking High-Street Wedding Dresses to Buy Now and Wear in 2021

high-street-wedding dresses: Sally Ashour wearing ASOS Bridal


@sallyomo; STYLING: ASOS bridal

I know from my own experience that planning a wedding can take months. You spend endless hours deciding what your guests are going to eat, what booze they're going to drink and even which napkins they'll wipe their mouths on. While this is all important stuff, it doesn't really compare to deciding on which outfit you're going to wear.

Of course, 2020 had different plans for those who already had their weddings coming up this year, and plenty of nuptials have had to be cancelled as a result of the pandemic. If there's one silver lining we hope we can provide for you, it's that if you're planning on getting married next year, then you have more time to decide what you're going to wear. And if budgets are smaller than you had previously hoped for, then we have good news: High-street wedding dresses look as good as designer ones. 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 bridalwear 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 brand's most popular silhouettes. 

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, but the high-street store has a couple of gorgeous gowns. Better yet, Whistles' wedding dress collection continues to be one of our favourites with all pieces under £700. 

High-Street Wedding Dresses


Courtesy of Whistles

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.

Whistles has your trend-led styles covered. This beautiful one-shoulder style is a winner. 

The sleeves on this dress are making us swoon.

A wedding dress that's just under £200? Count us in.

This elegant shape is topped with gorgeous floral embroidery.

A shift dress for a bride who wants something a little different.

If Hollywood glamour is your thing, this dress will help you nail the look.

This silk dress will look good on everyone.

A classic Ghost look. All it needs is a sleek, floor-length veil. 

If you want to change for the evening, this is the ideal dancing dress. 

Self-Portrait continues to provide pretty wedding dress options at a great price. 

For those who were obsessed with Solange Knowles's wedding outfits, this one's for you. 

Another elegant version for the low-key bride. 

This silhouette will work for so many people. 

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, the biggest summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

Opening Image: ASOS

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