Wedding Dresses We Love For Under $1,500

Find a jaw-dropping dress that plays up your shape—and won't break your budget

Updated 11/05/13

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Just because you're a bride on a budget, doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style. It's totally possible to find a wedding dress you love without breaking the bank. In an effort to bring you the most gorgeous affordable wedding gowns, we scoured the 2014 bridal runway collections and our favorite online retailers to bring you 29 looks that don't cost a dollar more than $1,500. From a V-neck sheath by Badgley Mischka to a full-skirted gown with an asymmetrical hem by Maggie Sottero, these dresses are guaranteed to both wow the crowd and preserve the contents of your wallet. Bonus: We even dug up a few looks that speak to the latest wedding dress trends—we're talking ankle-length gowns, sleek and modern details, and sexy backs. Read on for more fashionable, but more importantly affordable, wedding dress styles. Happy shopping!

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J. Crew Lace Camisole and Ball Gown Skirt

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We love the ribbon details on the ball gown skirt. Bonus: You can wear the lace cami again and again.

SHOP NOW: J.Crew, Lace camisole, $248; Ball gown skirt, $595

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Truly Zac Posen Duchesse Satin Wedding Dress with Pearls

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With a built-in corset and va-va-voom silhouette, Zac Posen brings his trademark shapes and structure to this fishtail gown.

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $850

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Aria Silk Organza A-Line Wedding Dress with Halter Neckline

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Organza petals add rich, romantic texture to this A-line halter.

SHOP NOW: Aria, $1,120

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Jenny Yoo Silk Crinkle Chiffon Wedding Dress

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Roll this breezy strapless up in your suitcase for a destination wedding. The fabric will not wrinkle!

SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo, $1,395

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White by Vera Wang Tulle Wedding Dress with Satin Sash and Horsehair Trim

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With endless layers of tulle, this dress looks as luxe in person as it does here.

SHOP NOW: White by Vera Wang, $1,148

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Nicole Miller Lace Wedding Dress

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Delicate lace, slim straps, and a killer drape make this gown a standout.

SHOP NOW: Nicole Miller, $1,400

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Maggie Sottero Alencon Lace Wedding Dress

Justin Hollar

A nipped waist and diagonal draping do wonders for a straight-up-and-down figure.

SHOP NOW: Maggie Sottero, $1,149

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Blue by Enzoani Tulle Wedding Dress

Justin Hollar

With illusion straps, beading, and embroidery, this girly A-line dress only looks expensive.

SHOP NOW: Blue by Enzoani, $1,375

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Wtoo Mikado Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress

Justin Hollar

Look long and lean (and oh-so-chic) in a clean column with an on-trend asymmetrical bodice.

SHOP NOW: Wtoo, $1,200

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Alfred Angelo Taffeta Wedding Dress with a Beaded Belt

Justin Hollar

Generous folds and unembellished matte taffeta give this ball gown a couture feel.

SHOP NOW: Alfred Angelo, $1,099

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David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Justin Hollar

Destination wedding? This mermaid is packable, fuss free, and gorgeous on almost any body.

SHOP NOW: David Tutera for Mon Cheri, $1,460

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Ailanto Novecento Wedding Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Bohemian brides will adore this light and airy silk gown with a flattering V-neck and slinky straps.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $1,400

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Theia Strapless Rosette Silk Organza Mermaid Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Theia

Rosettes add the perfect dash of romance and whimsy to an otherwise sleek silhouette.

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $1,495

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Ann Taylor Duchesse-Satin Fit-and-Flare Peplum Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

The peplum trend goes asymmetrical with this curve-creating gown, great for a bride with a boyish figure.

SHOP NOW: Ann Taylor, $650

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Teri Jon Swiss Dot Tulle Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Teri Jon

Among the dainty dots, ribbon bow-tie, and warm champagne hue, this A-line gown is a sweet choice for a fall affair.

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,060

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