Your wedding dress will be one of the most important purchases of your life – but it doesn’t have to be the most expensive.
Head to your local high street or pop online and you can find thousands of high street wedding dresses that are a snip of the price of a boutique but look just as good.
We’ve rounded up our favourite 28 cheap high street wedding dresses. If you don’t see you perfect dress here then check out some of the brands we’ve included and we’re sure you’ll find one.
Phase Eight, Monsoon, Dorothy Perkins and Ted Baker are all great places to start your high street hunt. ASOS, Chi Chi Bridal and US brands like BHLDN have loads of choice. Happy dress shopping!
The Best Wedding Dresses Under £100
Chi Chi Bridal Meryl Dress – £75
If you want a shorter dress, this dip-hem Bardot dress is a total dream. This would be great for a civil ceremony, where you want elegant and sophisticated but also slightly more informal. Plus, for that price, you could easily dye it afterwards and wear it as a summery dress. It would look so good in baby pink or pastel blue.
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Topshop High Neck Maxi Dress by Club L – £50
If you want something cheap and simple, Topshop have delivered with this slinky white maxi with a halterneck top. It’s perfect for a destination wedding if you want something light that you don’t mind gets a bit mucky walking in the sand or enjoying some post-vow margaritas!
Chi Chi Bridal Alix Dress – £95
Why just hold flowers on your big day when you can wear them? This Chi Chi 3D floral dress is so romantic. The sheer sleeves, high neckline and soft chiffon skirt make for a feminine and sophisticated bridal look. Subtle sparkly floral hairpieces or hair vines would look amazing with this.
Lipsy Cowl Neck Maxi Dress – £80
This satin maxi with a cowl neck style could work at both a destination wedding and at home. It’s clean and modern but with just enough details to make it really standout. If you’d rather be the centre of attention than your dress, this is ideal.
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Y.A.S Ruffle Sleeve Jacquard Maxi – £95
Boho brides on a budget will love this Y.A.S. dress from ASOS with ruffle sleeves and a super cute crossover tie back. The slight sheen on the material will make you look glowing; we can totally see this at a summer wedding with plenty of fresh flower accessories.
Chi Chi London Meghan Bridal Dress – £75
Channel your inner Duchess of Sussex with this bargain take on her wedding dress. It features a bateau neckline and long sleeves, with the addition of a contrasting satin ribbon round the waist and beautiful open back to make it fit for a princess (without a royal budget).
Flutter Sleeve Wedding Dress – ASOS £95
We can’t quite believe that this gorgeous lace wedding dress from ASOS costs less than £100! It looks so expensive and your guests will never know that your wedding dress was such a bargain. Team this elegant style with a pretty flower crown to really enhance to boho look.
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Plunge Neckline Wedding Dress – Boohoo £45
Priced at a modest £45, this plunging lace wedding dress from Boohoo is super stylish. The detailed fabric makes the dress feel much more expensive than it really is and you will only need simple jewellery to complete this pretty bridal look.
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Lace Midi Dress – Boohoo £40
If you are searching for a unique wedding dress that won’t break the bank but still feels extra special then this high neck lace wedding dress from Boohoo would suit your style perfectly. The shorter length makes it feel less formal so it’s ideal if you are looking to plan a simple wedding day.
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Chi Chi London Meara Lace Wedding Dress – Very £68
We can’t quite believe this elegant wedding dress from Chi Chi London – available at Very – is priced at just £68. It’s the pretty neckline detail and lace sleeves that make this stylish wedding gown feel even more special. Team with some fabulous shoes that you can really show off with the dipped hemline.
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The Best Wedding Dresses Under £250
Chi Chi London Hannah Dress – £125
Since you’ll be having your back to your guests as you stand at the front for your vows, it’s important to have an amazing back to you dress. We’re in love with this elegant Chi Chi London dress with a fishtail skirt and an open back covered in delicate mesh and embellished straps leading into the waistband.
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ASOS Edition Plunge Wide-Leg Jumpsuit – £120
The high street has so many exciting options for wedding day outfits, and we love a jumpsuit as an alternative to a dress. This sophisticated ASOS look is great for a low-key registry office or civil ceremony where you can throw tradition out the window. The wide-legs make for a gorgeous silhouette.
H&M Lace Wedding Dress – £149.99
H&M took inspiration from Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress to come up with this lacy creation. It has total princess vibes with the flowing skirt and elegant lace sleeves, but could also be dressed up with flowers for a boho feel.
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Outline London Evelyn Ivory Maxi Dress – £215
How stunning is this cowl back! With a dramatic side-split and eye-catching gown, this Outline gown is sure to turn every head. It’s excellent value for a fitted, fully-lined gown of this quality and cut. Make sure to check out this brand for other gorgeous chic wedding dresses.
ASOS Edition Lace Halterneck Maxi – £120
Destination or summer weddings call for wedding dresses that you’ll look great but still be able to keep cool in. This ASOS dress is the best of both worlds, with a elegant halterneck and lace back, plus a floaty tulle skirt. Avoiding anything clingy also means you can eat and drink to your heart’s content, win-win!
City Goddess Cross Front Embroidered Maxi – £120
Both the front and back are equally worth of our attention on the City Goddess bridal gown from ASOS. The crossover neckline embellishment is stunning, and leads down across the back into a kick split skirt. The cut is tight and will really bring out the best in athletic and tall figures.
Chi Chi Tremaine Dress – £140
With a floral bodice and flowing tulle skirt, this dress is the height of romance and femininity. The illusion plunge and mesh-covered open back make this an up-to-date take on the princess theme and totally on trend. If you’re having a picturesque rustic or country garden wedding, this would suit perfectly.
French Connection Clandre Vintage Lace Jumpsuit – £170
We’ve got another dreamy jumpsuit for you. This one oozes vintage boho vibes – look at that Victorian-inspired lace neckline and those breezy pleated culottes. It moves in the same way as a shorter dress so most of you guests won’t guess that you’ve opted for something a bit comfier – and much more fun to dance in.
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Dorothy Perkins Clara Bridal Maxi – £150
If you’re having a destination wedding, a simple silhouette like this Dorothy Perkins dress is perfect. It will look stylish and sophisticated against the beautiful background of your destination. Covered in chiffon lace and boasting a figure-slimming cut, you’ll fall in love with this, we guarantee.
H&M Tulle Wedding Dress – £149.99
Who doesn’t want to feel like a princess on their wedding day? This H&M number will make you feel just that – without Harry and Meghan’s price tag! Satin and tulle skirt? Sweetheart neckline? We’re sold.
The Best Wedding Dresses Under £500
Next Ivory Crochet Lace Bridal Dress – £290
Boho brides, this Next dress is for you! The detailing from the crochet lace is cool and contemporary; the skirt flows effortlessly; and the wide-strap bodice accentuates your bust and waist. Wear with flowers in your hair and daintiest of accessories.
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Phase Eight Poppy Embroidered Dress – £450
There’s a modern look to this Phase Eight dress that works really well with the timeless all-over lace look. The sleeves are flattering on every body type and those hems trimmed with contrast satin edging make this look much more expensive than it is. Don’t miss the semi-sheer back and the cute buttons down it.
BHLDN Sander Dress – £299 ($390)
BHLDN isn’t technically a UK high street store – it’s the US-based sister brand to Anthropologie. That does mean that you’ll have to get it delivered, but for these gorgeous dresses it’s worth it. The Sanders dress is a chic, body-skimming v-neck dress covered in beading that has a truly vintage vibe.
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Revolve Seaworth Gown – £415
This Jay Godfrey gown from Revolve is clean and contemporary. The chic simple silhouette is ramped up by the draped on shoulder design, while the cut slims and glides over any bumps. We’re obsessed with this sleek look.
Reformation Battista Dress – £406 ($528)
US brand Reformation is one of our favourite designers of gorgeous wedding and bridesmaid dresses. You will have to get the Battista shipped to the UK (so maybe buy in two different sizes to return one) but the Battista dress is the gown of your dreams. Strapless dresses will never go out of fashion, and this one features a slight sweetheart neckline, mermaid skirt and all-over lace.
Monsoon Elizabeth Embellished Wedding Dress – £499
This artisan wedding dress is hand-embellished with pearly sequins, silver beads and sparkling gems, cascading from the v-neck to the train. The sheer sleeves are such a gorgeous touch and this would be perfect for a winter wedding if you’re after a bit more coverage.
The Best Wedding Dresses Under £1,000
Needle & Thread Tiered Gloss Bridal Gown – £775
Needle & Thread are definitely at the higher end of the budget for high street dresses, but their range starts from £550. This unforgettable Victoriana-inspired gown is perfect for brides who want to make a statement. The floral embellishments and sequins lead into the dreamiest swishy skirt.
Whistles Guinevere Dress – £599
This playful tiered dress is ideal for modern brides. The short length is perfect for petite brides or those who don’t want to go so formal. For showstopping details, just look to the high-frilled neck and cut-out back with that cute bow.
Ted Baker Eschen Open Bow Back Maxi – £799
You know how much we love beautiful backs. Well, this Ted Baker dress combines a stunning bow-back with our second favourite feature – pockets! The subtle pleating on the skirt creates a full effect and all little details elevate this simple silhouette to wedding-worthy.
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Needle & Thread Scallop Tiered Sleeveless Gown – £650
How romantic is that skirt! The floaty tulle layers of this Needle & Thread dress contrast beautifully with bead-encrusted bodice. The top will look stunning when it catches the light and the movement in the skirt will look equally as good walking down the aisle as tearing up the dancefloor.
Whistles Adelaide Wedding Dress – £699
At Hitched, we’re suckers for a ruffle. How beautiful is this Grecian-style column gown for Whistles, sporting glorious botanical embellishment and one-shoulder detailing everyone will be admiring. It cinches in at the waist for the most flattering of fits.
Ted Baker Silvya Floral Embroidered Maxi Dress – £999
Texture always looks good in wedding photos and the all-over floral embroidery on this Ted Baker dress is beautiful. It’s feminine, romantic and destined for twisting and twirling your way across the dance floor. The covered buttons on the back are an extra touch of detail we love.
Before you go shopping, make sure you read our essential list of 43 mistakes not to make when choosing your wedding dress, featuring advice from Second Chance Dresses’ Olivia Buckland and Say Yes To The Dress’ David Emmanuel.