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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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