The Best Wedding Dresses Under £500

Just because you’re working to a budget, it doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style. Check out our favourite wedding dresses for under £500

Wedding Dresses Under £500

Planning a wedding is expensive, so sometimes you have to be sensible and bow down to the budget.


Despite this, being strict with where you spend your pennies doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the wedding dress of your dreams.

There’s plenty of on-trend and beautiful dresses on the market for under £500, so keep reading to discover our pick of the best bargain gowns!

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Cari Sparkle Maxi Dress by French Connection – £250


The ethereal Cari Sparkle design by French Connection takes inspiration from bohemian styles and would be perfect for your wedding day.

The floor length gown has a fluid skirt which will float down the aisle beautifully behind you.

The balloon sleeves enhance the bohemian influence, and the lace and crystal adorned v-neckline ensure the piece remains endlessly classic and feminine. We love this dress!

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Palermo Embellished Wedding Dress by French Connection – £295


If it is a romantic empire line dress you’re after, this gorgeous Palermo design by French Connection could be just the ticket.

The capped sleeves are super flattering and the simple plunging neckline is a gorgeous finishing touch.

The star of the show here? The embroidery which runs across the waistline and bodice. So pretty.

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Consenza Sparkle Embellished Wedding Dress by French Connection – £250


After a shorter wedding dress? This playful design by French Connection has been a hit ever since it hit stores.

It is crafted from faux silk organza giving the dress a gorgeous fit and flare shape, and the crochet bodice is embellished with sparkling beads which will glimmer as you swirl around the dance floor.

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Diana Embellished Maxi Wedding Dress by Monsoon – £499


We have fallen head over heels in love for this design by Monsoon.

We’re not sure whether it’s the all-over beading, leg split or on-trend high neckline which draws us in the most, but what we do know is that it would be gorgeous at your winter wedding.

Let the glittering sequins do all the talking and style this with a simple pair of metallic or ivory sandals.

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Charlotte Geo Embellished Wedding Dress by Monsoon – £499


The classic bridal maxi has had an update with this floor length embellished piece, where sheer sleeves and an illusion neckline meet to create a truly feminine finish.

We love the elegant column silhouette which is both elegant and sexy… but the star of the show? The intricate hand embellishment.

Pearly beads and sequins are arranged in a vintage-inspired geometric pattern, meaning heads are sure to turn.

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Helena Embellished Maxi Wedding Dress by Monsoon – £499


Up next is another hand embellished maxi, and if you’re a lover of the floaty, romantic look then this design will be right up your street.

Perfect for a beach wedding, the Helena dress by Monsoon features sparkling sequins, pearlescent beads and sheer fluted sleeves.

The pretty sweep train can be hooked up thanks to internal loops and a button, meaning you can dance the night away free of worries of tripping over!

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Sophie Lace Bardot Maxi Wedding Dress by Monsoon – £499


Proving Monsoon are a front-runner in the world of affordable wedding dresses, this stunning bardot maxi comes in at just £499.

The intricate lace is feminine and traditional, and the trail of decorative buttons which run down the zip fastening make this piece look endlessly more expensive that it actually is.

Style with a tousled down-do for a simple and effortless bridal get-up.

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Marilyn Bridal Dress by Monsoon – £249


Be poised and picture perfect on your wedding day in this chic satin bridal gown.

The cowl back is super-on trend and drapes into a dramatic train which can be held up during your first dance with a wrist loop.

We love the crystal embellishment which sits on the shoulders and adds a tougher edge to an otherwise feminine piece.

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Cut-Out Crepe Gown by Halston Heritage – £387


If you’re after something simple, on-trend and understated, this ivory gown by Halston Heritage could be the dress of your dreams.

Cut from figure-skimming crepe, the design features daring cut outs to highlight your waist, and a sexy thigh split. If that wasn’t enough, the black detailing is a contemporary touch which will catch the attention of anyone looking to break a few rules.

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Embellished Tulle Gown by Needle & Thread – £275


Needle & Thread never fail to have the Hitched team swooning, and this embellished tulle gown is no exception.

The brand’s signature floral embellishment covers the sweetheart bodice, whille the skirt is made from layers of wispy tulle.

For brides getting married in the winter, the matching cape would be a welcome addition and ensure you stay warm whille those all-important frost-dusted wedding photographs are being captured.

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Crepe Gown by Halston Heritage – £410


Up next is another design by Halston Heritage, this time in the form of a Grecian-inspired dress which will slim and elongate your frame.

This dress is beautifully light and simple and will float behind you as you make your way down the aisle. Keep the focus on the halter-neckline with a tousled up-do.

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Roshi Floral Overlay Midi Dress by Ted Baker – £249


Are you getting remarried? Have you done the whole big white wedding dress thing before? We think this Ted Baker design would make the perfect second marriage wedding dress.

It features an elegant high neckline, full skirt and intricate floral overlay, and would look delightful with a pair of strappy metallic heels and matching clutch.

What’s more, you could get away with wearing this dress over and over again. Talk about being spend-savvy!

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Ivory Bella Wedding Dress by Dorothy Perkins – £150


At £150, this playful design by Dorothy Perkins is a total bargain and is the epitome of vintage-inspired femininity.

The fit and flare silhouette would flatter brides of all body types and the scalloped bardot neckline could not be more on trend if it tried.

Style this dress with a half-up-half-down hairdo and you’ll be the star of the show as you should be.

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Bridal Serephine Dress by Dorothy Perkins – £150


It would seem Dorothy Perkins have got the art of the bargain bridal gown nailed, because this design is equally as stunning as the first.

It is simple and satin and features pretty lace capped sleeves and an elegant V-back. We love this piece!

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Showcase White Aurora Bridal Dress by Dorothy Perkins – £150


For an elegant column dress with sequin detailing and a sexy back slit, why not opt for this Aurora design by Dorothy Perkins?

The delicate sequinned lace will glitter in the light as you waltz around the dancefloor, whille the waistline will cinch you in where you want it. This design is so pretty!

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White Rosaline Maxi Dress by Dorothy Perkins – £95


Still dreaming about the dress Kate Middleton wore on her big day? Take inspiration from the long sleeves she donned with this gorgeous long-sleeved number.

Thanks to the sweetheart bodice and long laced sleeves, this dress is the perfect mix of contemporary and tradition, and would be a wonderful choice for the modern bride.

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Lace Bridal Gown by Flynn Skye – £250


Who knew you’d be able to get your hands on your dream wedding dress whille browsing through the wonders of Topshop?

We’re obsessed with the open back on this Flynn Skye design, and paired with the sheer lace panels, you’ve got a sleek dress which will look show-stopping in your wedding photos.

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Keeva Maxi Wedding Dress by Lace & Beads – £120


Nude can be a gorgeous hue for your wedding dress; if you weren’t already convinced we’re pretty sure this Lace & Beads design will have you sold.

The vertical sequin detailing will elongate your figure and shimmer in the dance floor lights, and the spaghetti straps are pretty and feminine.

This dress is also available in emerald green, if you’re looking for a coloured wedding dress, and at £120 you can’t really go wrong.

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Poppy Embroidered Wedding Dress by Phase Eight – £450


Phase Eight’s wedding designs are ones to watch, particularly this Poppy design.

At just £450 it is a total steal, but the high-neck, all-over lace and contrast satin edging make it look far more expensive.

Our favourite part of this dress is the open lace back – it adds a really modern touch to an otherwise traditional column design.

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Anabel Lace One Shoulder Wedding Dress by Phase Eight – £450


This beautiful contemporary wedding dress is equally as stunning – we love the one-shoulder design!

Embroidered, floral lace trails across the entirety of the dress and finishes in a soft train. Gorgeous!

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Annabel Dress by Chi Chi Bridal – £100


After a long-sleeved gown with a full length skirt and high neck? We’ve found just the dress for you.

We can’t believe this gown by Chi Chi is only £100. Your wedding guests will never guess and you’ll feel a million dollars! Just how pretty is the lace which winds up your arms?!

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Amelia Dress by Chi Chi Bridal – £130


Impress your guests in a modern twist on the classic gown with this gorgeous Amelia design.

It features a plunging front and back neckline with sexy embroidered mesh detailing and chiffon bodice.

What’s more, the full maxi skirt and fish tail trail make this design totally fitting if you’re getting married at a wedding venue that is fit for a princess.

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Katarina Dress by Chi Chi Bridal – £100


Up the style stakes at your wedding by opting for a dim-hem style like this one by Chi Chi Bridal.

This all-over satin design is striking and stylish, and features a strapless neckline and oversized ribbon bow detailing.

This dress is a total winner if you’re after a dress which will show off your lust-worthy designer wedding shoes.

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