In our hitched guide to planning a wedding for £3,000 we advise that brides allocate a cost of around £100 to their wedding dress.
Although this may sound tough, we've found some designs that make this task a whole lot easier. In fact, we bet you'll be surprised how many gorgeous wedding dresses under £100 there are out there!
With dresses starting from just £16, here's our edit of the most gorgeous, elegant and unique wedding dresses that won’t cost more than £100!
Missguided Long Sleeve Wedding Dress - £45
Online retailer Missguided has released a bridal range for brides on a budget and some of their designs are just £45, with this simple style being one of them. The chic wedding gown is minimal at the front, but has a low v-back for a sexy bridal look.
Missguided Sheer Long Sleeve Wedding Dress - £90
At just £90 this long sleeved wedding dress is a total steal. The sleek silhouette and thick waistband will give brides the most gorgeous figure on their wedding day. We love the flirty element to this design too with its plunging neckline and open back detail.
Missguided Cross Back Lace Wedding Dress - £90
Perfect for summer weddings, this crochet lace wedding dress is a bargain at just £90. We love the thick lace pattern and the cross back detail gives it an edge over other designs. There’s even a cheeky slit in the middle so you can show off those gorgeous wedding heels you’ve been waiting to wear!
ASOS Tulle Maxi Wedding Dress - £75
There’s so much to love about this ASOS white maxi dress. The crisp colour is totally striking and we love how different it is to traditional wedding dress designs with the funky pattern around the bust.
This bargain buy is a total must-have if you’re a bride who wants something less classic.
New Look Lilac Maxi Wedding Dress - £34.99
Yes, you read that right, this gorgeous maxi dress costs less than £35 and its adorable baby lilac colouring is perfect for ladies who aren’t keen on wearing a white dress. The shape and style is so simple, it leaves you with plenty of room to accessorise and dress the look up (or down) however you want to.
Pretty Eccentric Flora Wedding Dress - £99
Vintage is a wedding style that will never go out of fashion. The timeless lace fabric, scalloped neckline and cute tea length is what makes this Pretty Eccentric wedding dress so special. It’s one of those dresses that looks like it cost five times more than the price tag (which is an absolute steal by the way) and we guarantee you'll fabulous wearing it.
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Little Mistress Midi Lace Wedding Dress - £85
Choosing a wedding dress for a summer wedding can be tricky, but one design that we've totally fallen in love with is this lace midi by Little Mistress. The thick lace fabric is fun and modern looking and we love those spaghetti straps – so perfect for a wedding on a hot summer’s day.
Simply Be Georgette Wedding Dress - £65
Simply Be offer some incredible fashion designs for curvy women and one of our favourites has to be this Georgette dress. The simplicity is what makes it beautiful. The light fabric wraps across the bust in a modest but feminine way and the waterfall effect on the skirt is just so pretty. It’s an ideal choice for brides who want a less ‘fussy’ look on their wedding day.
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Rochelle Humes at Very.co.uk Pencil Wedding Dress - £70
We really felt our inner Victoria Beckham coming out when we set eyes on this white midi pencil dress. It’s such an elegant and sophisticated dress for a bride to wear and we can’t get enough of the neckline – it’s so fashion-forward. If you love the dress but want to walk down the aisle in something more bridal, consider having this design as an engagement party or wedding reception dress. All we can say now is thank you Rochelle Humes!
Miss Selfridge Embellished Wedding Dress - £99
Love attention to detail but don’t want to break the bank? Fear not, Miss Selfridge have come to the rescue with this cream embellished maxi dress that features some beautiful detailing. The shape is gorgeous too and would look amazing with some simple, understated jewellery.
ASOS Lace Insert Wedding Dress - £68
With so many pretty elements to it, this ASOS maxi dress is a real winner for us. The illusion neckline lace is so delicate and beautiful - it flatters the style of dress perfectly. The other aspect we're obsessing over is the colour – it’s such a warm and girly shade for a bride.
Very.co.uk Embellished Midi Wedding Dress - £95
Speaking of gorgeous colours for a wedding dress, how amazing is this design by Very.co.uk? The detail is just beautiful and has that whimsical feel to it that so many brides seek when looking for ‘the dress’. As far as short wedding dresses go, this has to be one of the nicest.
Monsoon Adriel Summery Wedding Dress - £69
One look which hasn’t been explored much in bridal is the crochet texture. This Monsoon summer wedding dress lets crochet seep into the hem and we love the outcome. The tie knot detail is an adorable addition that makes the whole design really fun.
Little Mistress Nude Wedding Dress - £72
Brides looking for a classic wedding dress style will just adore this gown from Little Mistress. At just £72, you're getting such an incredibly beautiful design for such a great price, leaving you plenty of room in the budget for accessories.
Very.co.uk White Tulle Wedding Dress - £55
Want to add a splash of colour to your bridal look? How about something like this, a short white tulle dress from Very.co.uk that has emerald green details throughout the bodice. It's such an elegant and intricate design, we can't believe this wedding dress is under £100.
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Pretty Eccentric Pearl Wedding Dress - £99
This classic empire line wedding dress from Pretty Eccentric is the best fit for a bride looking to adopt a really traditional look. The detail on the illusion neckline gives it extra added beauty and you could totally find a glitzy pair of earrings to accentuate that embellishment.
Own the Look Mini Wedding Dress - £96
This light, fun and frilly design from Own the Look has really stolen our hearts. Whilst it may not be a typically traditional wedding dress, we're sure that plenty of brides looking for an out-of-the-ordinary boho look will adore it. The gold embroidery really makes it stand out too – it’s a gorgeous piece of design work.
ASOS Drop Hem Wedding Dress - £75.00
Our favourite of all the designs on this list has to be this scuba corseted dress from ASOS. The uniqueness is just unbeatable from the exposed seams to the drop-waist shape and even the asymmetric hemline, we just love everything about it. Want to make a statement whilst still keeping your wedding look bridal? This is the dress for you!
Very.co.uk Petite Sequin Maxi Wedding Dress - £85
Calling all our short brides, finding a petite wedding dress can be such a struggle. Sometimes the fashion world just doesn’t understand what it means to be a woman who’s 5ft3 and under, but one brand that gets us is Very.co.uk. This sequin design is totally glamorous and gives all the petite brides out there hope when it comes to finding a wedding dress for under £100.
Bon Prix Ivory Wedding Dress - £89.99
How classic and gorgeous is Bon Prix’s £89.99 wedding dress? The ivory colour is soft and would complement any skin tone and we love the wrap style they've adopted! If you're filing your wedding with plenty of spring florals at a countryside venue, we would definitely recommend this dress.
George at ASDA Mini Lace Wedding Dress - £16
The real bargain award of our round-up has to go to this adorable lace design from George at ASDA. At just £16, you really can’t get any better. The flared sleeves and beautiful lace pattern is perfect for a wedding with less budget for extravagance – meaning you can still wear a lovely wedding dress and save money at the same time.
Little Mistress Embellished Cream Wedding Dress - £75
Rounding off our collection of beautiful wedding dresses for under £100 is this chic design from Little Mistress. Priced at £75, the value for money is fantastic on this cream chiffon dress that has wonderfully delicate embellishment on the neckline. It’s a gorgeous shape and really would suit a variety of different body shapes.
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If you’re considering stretching the budget a bit further to find your dream dress, we’ve rounded up our favourite wedding dresses under £500 for you to browse.