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14 Of The Best Places To Buy An Affordable Wedding Dress Online

Of course you want to look fabulous at your wedding, but DAMN, have you seen the prices of wedding dresses these days? Holy Wedding Industrial Complex, Batman! If you want a gorgeous dress but you also want to have money left over to, you know, live your life, these are the best places to look.

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1. David's Bridal, a wedding dress wonderland for nearly-weds of every size (and budget).

David's Bridal

Why it's great: I don't know who David is, but I know that he is wedding-dress royalty and he wields his power magnanimously. David's Bridal has hundreds of gowns, separates, and jumpsuits — as well as shoes, accessories, and bridesmaids' dresses — at prices that won't break your budget or your heart. They've also got a good selection of plus-size gowns. In short, this place is the Willy Wonka's factory of wedding dress stores, minus the moralizing rhymes.

Sizes: 0–26

Pricing: $39.99+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

2. ModCloth, the dream destination for the ~quirky~ bride.

ModCloth

Why it's great: If you love vintage style but don't have the time to hunt for an actually-vintage wedding dress, Modcloth's selection will be right up your aisle. They've got a mix of long and short dresses — many of them under $200 — to fulfill all your cool-bride fantasies.

Sizes: 0–26

Pricing: $95+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

3. Reformation, for low-maintenance, eco-friendly dress-seekers who still want to look gorgeous.

Why it's great: Reformation is known for its simple, floaty dresses as well as its sustainable production practices, so it's the perfect destination for anyone who's budget-, style-, and eco-conscious. (The brand also recently launched an extended-size collaboration with Ali Tate Culter, so while inclusive sizing isn't yet available for all their clothing, it's a step in the right direction.) If your wedding vision is within the realm of "super-hip garden party," get thee to Ref.

Sizes: 0–12

Pricing: $218+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

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4. Asos, where fashion-forward, laid-back brides will find their ideal match.

Asos

Why it's great: Asos, known for pages upon pages (upon pages upon pages) of stylish clothing from a vide variety of brands — many of them from the UK and not widely available in the US — also has a solid selection of wedding dresses. They mostly skew casual, so if you're looking for a full ball gown, you should probably turn your attention elsewhere, and they have a good selection of sizes, including tall and petite options. Get yours, tall bride!

Sizes: 0–24, also available in tall and petite sizes

Pricing: $87+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

5. Bhldn: AKA the wedding shop where boring dresses are as unwelcome as vowels.

Bhldn

Why it's great: Bhldn is Anthropologie's wedding line, so obviously it's a boho bride's stately pleasure dome. But even if you're not planning a barefoot wedding, Bhldn has plenty of dreamy (reasonably priced) options for you, from separates to little white dresses to full-on Disney Princess. They also sell bridesmaid dresses as well as ties, so you can kit out your dream team.

Sizes: 0–18

Pricing: $60+

Get the dress here and the jumpsuit here.

6. Le Château, the perfect place for brides who don't want to sacrifice the princess vibes just because they're on a budget.

Le Château

Why it's great: Le Château is a Canadian shop with clothes, shoes, and accessories, including a selection of wedding dresses. If you've always imagined yourself in a traditional gown (but you're not secret royalty), Le Château is a great place to find it.

Sizes: 0–18

Pricing: $60+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

7. The Outnet, because what's a wedding for if not to showcase your love of FASHUN (okay, obviously love and commitment, but other than those things).

The Outnet

Why it's great: The Outnet has major discounts on designer clothing, so if you're a label-loving bride, you'll want to check out their selection of dresses from Halston Heritage, Milly, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, and tons more. After all, the only thing better than marrying someone you love is marrying someone you love while wearing a dress you scored for an amazing bargain.

Sizes: 0–14

Pricing: $112+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

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8. Kiyonna, for plus-sized brides on the hunt for laid-back loveliness.

Why it's great: Kiyonna is a great resource for plus-size fashion generally, and — glory of glories! — they also have reasonably prices wedding dresses. The selection is modest, but if you're looking for a cool, contemporary dress (in up to a size 32), you should definitely give them a look.

Sizes: 10–32

Pricing: $98+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

9. Rent the Runway, because honestly, you're only going to wear it once.

Rent the Runway

Why it's great: If you're not married to owning your dress, renting is a great way to save money on a pricier find. While they don't have many full-on gowns, Rent the Runway does carry plenty of gorgeous dresses from designers like Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano, and Theory, to name a few. If you're not familiar, Rent the Runway is a service that lets you rent dresses for four or eight days — they mail you the dress (you can get two sizes of the same dress just in case) and you send it back, free of charge, at the end of your rental period.

Sizes: 0–22

Pricing: $30+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

10. Etsy, where the patient vintage-lover could be rewarded with an affordable, one-of-a-kind gown.

Sixpenny Bride / Via Etsy, Silkworm Vintage / Via Etsy

Why it's great: If you have your heart set on a vintage dress and are willing to do some digging to find your prize, Etsy is a great place to look. Sixpenny Bride has dresses, hats, and accessories from a variety of eras (hellooooo, '50s fascinator!), Silkworm Vintage has dresses dating from the '50s through the '90s, all beautifully photographed in a dreamy field. There's usually only one of each dress available, though, so you';; have to pounce when you find your match.

Sizes: Range varies based on shop

Pricing: $15+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

11. Dorothy Perkins, which carries plenty of traditional dresses (without the traditionally exorbitant price tag).

Dorothy Perkins

Why it's great: Like Asos, Dorothy Perkins is a UK-based site that sells a mix of its own line and other brands. It's definitely worth checking out for its collection of lovely gowns in classic shapes.

Sizes: 0–24

Pricing: $75+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

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12. Zappos: not just for shoes; also for wedding dresses!

Zappos

Why it's great: You should probably buy your wedding dress from Zappos just so when people ask you where you got your dress, you can blow their minds. While the site doesn't have an official bridal boutique, Zappos does have a good selection of dresses and gowns from brands including Nicole Miller, Unique Vintage, and Rachel Zoe. Most of the options are on the simpler side, so if you're not married to a bustle, give Zappos a look.

Sizes: 0–24

Pricing: $80+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

13. Shopbop, for cute, stylish dresses (that you might be tempted to re-wear).

Shopbop

Why it's great: While not all of Shopbop's wedding dresses could be called affordable (though it's all relative, of course), if you're interested in a more laid-back look (think city hall or beach wedding), you can definitely find something gorgeous in the under-$300 range.

Sizes: 0–14

Pricing: $86+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

14. Adrianna Papell, because it's your wedding day and you! deserve! beading!

Adrianna Papell

Why it's great: Adrianna Papell sells occasion dresses that look way more expensive than they actually are. They have some lovely column and A-line dresses, and plenty of gorgeous beading, for the bride who just wants to SPARKLE, DAMNIT!

Sizes: 0–22, also available in petite sizes

Pricing: $189+

Get the first dress here and the second dress here.

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