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Top 10 Best Wedding Dresses Under $500

By Katie Stow
wedding dresses under $500

We totally get it. You’re planning a wedding and quickly realising that everything is more expensive than you anticipated, so you’re looking for ways to reduce your wedding budget and save costs wherever you can. While traditionally can expect to pay on average around $5,000 on a wedding dress, there are some drop dead gorgeous wedding dresses under $500 out there.

Most of the cheap wedding dress Australia options will starve you of the ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ moment where you get to bring your family to the bridal boutique and shop together. So we recommend setting up your own equivalent at home – which may be more COVID-safe anyway! Order a few favourites online and invite your bridesmaids and family over for a try-on session. Put together a cute playlist and serve some champagne and you’ll still be able to nail your bridal moment!

So for our Editor’s recommendations of the best wedding dresses for under $500 read on and get ready to fall in love.

1. PUT A RING ON IT GOWN IN WHITE BY SHOWPO, $249.95

The ‘Put A Ring On it Gown’ is perfect for brides wanting a modern twist on a classic shape. The asymmetrical mesh shoulder detailing and delicate self-covered buttons flow down one side of the bodice. Wedding guests will be stunned as you walk down the aisle wearing this gown with its chic slimline skirt and statement train.

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2. CURVE GRACE LACE CROP TOP WEDDING DRESS BY ASOS, $192

A delicate two piece bridal set, this all-over-lace beauty is perfect for brides looking to be both fashion forward and comfortable on their wedding day. A brilliant option for brides looking for wedding dresses under $500.

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3. SWEET INNOCENCE GOWN IN IVORY SATIN BY SHOWPO, $210

Feel like a real princess on your wedding day in the ‘Sweet Innocence Gown’. This ball gown dress features a fitted bodice with a wide pleated full skirt and leg split. This beautiful satin dress creates a very feminine silhouette with its off the shoulder design and flattering sweetheart neckline. The ‘Sweet Innocence Gown’ is perfect for romantic brides wanting to stage their very own fairytale wedding.

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4. CIARA SEQUIN KIMONO SLEEVE WEDDING DRESS BY ASOS, $390

Feeling like you want to be a gorgeous glitter ball on your big day? Check out this stunning plunge-neck wedding dress with a wide open back for full drama.

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5. LA LUNE FRILL CUFF BIAS MIDI DRESS – CREAM BY SHONA JOY, $340

Frill cuff bias midi dress in a silk touch fabric with a luxurious sheen, absolutely perfect for a romantic elopement or evening wedding and must be paired with stunning statement heels

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6. IT’S A VOW GOWN IN WHITE BY SHOWPO, $299.95

This gown brings the perfect mixture of sweetness and class to any wedding. This uniquely designed dress uses intricately embroidered and sequinned fabric, full length and completely lined, this dress is everything you’ve been looking for.

Featuring a gorgeously executed sweetheart neckline with a perfectly fitted bodice, flattering and which accentuates your figure. The gown also features a full skirt gathered into the waist, flowing beautifully down to the ground with absolute ease. 

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7. BHLDN MONTREAL DRESS BY BHLDN, $220

Channel your inner Meghan Markle with this sleek and sophisticated crepe dress featuring a high-neck and deep slit.

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8. FOREVER GOWN IN WHITE LACE BY SHOWPO, $249.95

The ‘Forever Gown’, is a dreamy lace gown made for every type of bride. Featuring a flattering scoop neckline and barely-there straps, it is flattering on all bust sizes. The floating feminine sleeves and mesh-style lace provides form and volume for the fishtail silhouette. This dress is fully lined and easy to wear without compromising on elegance and quality.

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9. SOPHIA PLUNGE LACE WEDDING DRESS WITH PLEATED SKIRT BY ASOS, $270

If you’re looking for a feminine wedding gown with a back that will have jaws on the floor, we think you may say yes to this wedding dress.

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10. CHELSEA OFF SHOULDER LACE WEDDING DRESS BY ASOS, $189

HELLO PUFF SHOULDERS! The standout trend of this year, puffy sleeves are a must do for any fashion forward bride who is looking to keep things ultra-romantic on their wedding.

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BY KATIE STOW
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Editor of One Fine Day

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