30 Gorgeous Gowns Under $1,000

A designer wedding dress doesn't have to cost you a small fortune. Here, some of our favorite new styles that ring in under a grand.

By: 
Naima DiFranco; photo research by Kayla Hayes

  • Melissa Sweet for David

    Melissa Sweet for David's Bridal

    Flaunt your feminine side in this floral Mikado column dress with hand-applied lilac appliqués. Gown, about $950, by Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Melissa Sweet gown gallery!

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  • WToo

    WToo

    Show off your curves in this asymmetrically-draped mermaid with a beaded brooch at the waist. Gown, about $999, by Wtoo

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Wtoo gown gallery!

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  • White by Vera Wang

    White by Vera Wang

    Are you a modern bride at heart? Choose a geometric style like this crinkle chiffon gown with diagonally-placed flanges. Gown, about $728, by White By Vera Wang.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our White by Vera Wang gown gallery!

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  • Jasmine

    Jasmine

    Strike a pose in this sexy and figure-flattering mermaid with ultra-glam crystal accents on the bodice and a semi-cathedral train. Gown, about $940, by Jasmine.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Jasmine gown gallery!

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  • Tadashi Shoji

    Tadashi Shoji

    Throwing a destination wedding? This embellished cap sleeve gown is sure to garner attention. Gown, about $608, by Tadashi Shoji.

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  • Aria

    Aria

    Be a blooming beauty in this duchess satin A-line gown with three-dimensional rosettes adorning the skirt. Gown, about $998, by Aria.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Aria gown gallery!

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  • Theia White Collection

    Theia White Collection

    Timeless elegance is all yours in this organza strapless ballgown, about $995, by Theia White Collection.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Theia gown gallery!

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  • Bari Jay

    Bari Jay

    This lace charmeuse sheath is beyond chic and budget-friendly  —  it only costs $280! Gown by Bari Jay.

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  • Moonlight Tango

    Moonlight Tango

    For the bride who adores all things vintage, this tea-length tulle ballgown with bateau neckline is sure to please. Gown, about $650, by Moonlight Tango.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Moonlight Tango gown gallery!

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  • Kenneth Winston

    Kenneth Winston

    Classic brides, play princess for a day in this lace and English net ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and beaded belt. Gown, about $988, by Kenneth Winston.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Kenneth Winston gown gallery!

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  • Allure Bridals

    Allure Bridals

    Searching for a wedding dress that you'll still love 25 years from now? Your wish is our command: Try this lace fit-and-flare style with a scalloped neckline, crystal-beaded waist and keyhole back. Gown, about $999, by Allure Bridals.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Allure Bridals gown gallery!

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  • BHLDN

    BHLDN

    Fashioned from Old-World lace, this form-fitting dress speaks to the boho bride who covets a romantic wedding-day look. Gown, about $800, by Tracy Reese exclusively for BHLDN.

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  • Sincerity Bridal

    Sincerity Bridal

    It’s all an illusion with this oh-so-feminine tulle mermaid featuring beaded lace appliqués and a sheer neckline. Gown, about $999, by Sincerity Bridal.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Sincerity Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Claudine for Alyce Paris

    Claudine for Alyce Paris

    A peek-a-boo illusion corset and romantic lace make this A-line dress a showstopper. Gown, about $998, by Claudine for Alyce Paris

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Claudine for Alyce Paris gown gallery!

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  • Eden Bridals

    Eden Bridals

    Lace lovers, get the look for less with this elegant V-neck sheath featuring crystal beading at the waist. Gown, about $995, by Eden Bridals.

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  • David

    David's Bridal

    Add some pep in your step with this satin fit-and-flare peplum dress. Gown, about $399, by David’s Bridal.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our David's Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Beautiful by Enzoani

    Beautiful by Enzoani

    This modern A-line gown with a feminine lace inset at the waist is equal parts stylish and comfortable. Gown, about $950, by Beautiful by Enzoani.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Enzoani gown gallery!

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  • Stella York

    Stella York

    You’ll float across the dance floor in this tulle and satin ballgown with diamante beaded belt. Gown, about $999, by Stella York.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Stella York gown gallery!

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  • Disney Fairytale Weddings by Alfred Angelo

    Disney Fairytale Weddings by Alfred Angelo

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is fairest of all? You are, of course, in this Snow White-inspired gown, about $999, by Disney Fairytale Weddings by Alfred Angelo.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Disney Fairytale Weddings by Alfred Angelo gown gallery!

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  • Oleg Cassini

    Oleg Cassini

    Up your style quotient with a fashion-forward high-low hemline. Gown, about $700, by Oleg Cassini.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Oleg Cassini gown gallery!

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  • Liz Fields

    Liz Fields

    With its lace bateau neckline and full skirt, this A-line style is a modern take on Grace Kelly glamour. Gown, about $998, by Liz Fields

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Liz Fields gown gallery!

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  • Alfred Angelo

    Alfred Angelo

    For the bohemian bride, this fresh style featuring re-embroidered lace leaves and organza flowers is a match made in heaven. Gown, about $999, by Alfred Angelo.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Alfred Angelo gown gallery!

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  • Mori Lee

    Mori Lee

    We love the way that these asymmetrical layers hug your curves — very chic! Gown, about $649, by Mori Lee.

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  • Moonlight Collection

    Moonlight Collection

    A mermaid silhouette, shimmering Swarovski beadwork and soft pickups — it doesn't get more luxurious (yet affordable) than this. Gown, about $990, by Moonlight Collection.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Moonlight Collection gown gallery

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  • Casablanca Bridal

    Casablanca Bridal

    Girlie brides, feast your eyes on this draped organza fit-and-flare with rose-motifs pickups on the skirt. Gown, about $900, by Casablanca Bridal.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Casablanca Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Mia Solano

    Mia Solano

    Start your "happily ever after" in style with this frothy tulle and lace ballgown, about $998, by Mia Solano.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Mia Solano gown gallery!

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  • Maggie Sottero

    Maggie Sottero

    Add a subtle hint of color with this champagne underlay and satin sash. You'll be the picture of classic elegance. Gown, about $999, by Maggie Sottero.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Maggie Sottero gown gallery!

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  • Dolly Couture

    Dolly Couture

    Retro-chic is all the rage! Show off your trendsetter style in this '50s-inspired frock. Dress, about $595, by Dolly Couture.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Dolly Couture gown gallery!

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  • Mary

    Mary's Bridal

    Sparkle-and-shine brides, add some pizzazz to your wedding-day whites with this embellished and ruffled ballgown. Gown, about $969, by Mary’s Bridal.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Mary's Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Nicole Miller

    Nicole Miller

    Make a dramatic exit in this double-face dress with open criss-cross back, about $520, by Nicole Miller.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Nicole Miller gown gallery!

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