Dress shopping season is upon us! We know you’re eager to get started, and we understand it can be a little overwhelming as to where to begin. After all, your Pinterest board is overflowing with dream dresses that might be more expensive than you anticipated spending! Creating a budget for your dress before attending your appointment is highly recommended + we wanted to highlight our top favorite 10 Dresses Under $1,500 to help! You don’t have to spend a fortune for a high-quality style, yet we know that you don’t want to compromise on the look you’ve been dreaming of…this is where our team comes in to cater to your vision! Check out the styles below, and be sure to tell your Bridalista which favorites you want to see when you’re in the store!
A classic style with soft lace appliques that pop on your skin and give the comfort of straps without any heavy material! Dainty satin-covered buttons down the back accenting the lace + dropped v-back. The stretch satin underneath allows the gown cling to your shape, without feeling restricting, giving the most flattering shape! Down the skirt, the lace becomes lighter transitioning into a sweep train of soft netting. There’s no sacrifice of movement, or a romantic sweetheart neckline, this dress is simply timeless.
Rowena (Ballgown, Modified A-Line with Horsehair Skirt Detail)
A modern favorite that suits any venue, indoors or outdoors, this ballgown will make you feel so elegant when you walk down the aisle! A soft, scalloped sweetheart neckline features dainty appliqued lace that sparkles in the light. The shape of the skirt can be full of volume, or layers can be removed to give it more movement! We love the horsehair trim lining the skirt, it’s billowy layers give whimsy and a major twirl factor on the dance floor!
Sweet (Modified A-line, with floral lace + dainty V-strap Neckline)
The name is so fitting, we recommend this gorgeous style to any bride looking for something fun with straps, low back, and a natural waistline! Perfect for any shape, this ballgown gives the illusion of volume without the weight underneath! Delicate, floral lace appliques accent the horsehair trimmed skirt for added detail. You will float down the aisle feeling like a princess in this romantic number!
Pippin (Mermaid with Geometric Beaded Lace)
Curves, curves, curves! Whether you have them or want to enhance your shape, this style is BY FAR one of the best to try in store! We love the modern and vintage look of the geometric lace, creating flattering chevrons that accent your waist and hips in the best way. A strapless, soft sweetheart neckline can be lowered in alterations, or with the addition of off the shoulder Juliet sleeves! The best part of this style is the structure built inside! A built-in bra panel + lowered boning, give you that “sucked in” feeling that is oh so reassuring after cutting the cake!
Asa (Soft A-line, with Illusion Plunging V Neckline)
If you want a Bohemian look, but still want to look elegant, look no further! From the newest line by Willowby, this style has plunging front and back neckline details, but this modern, cotton lace speaks for itself! We love the look of a darker color underneath to pop the pattern, but this style can come in seven colors! Choose a deeper shade for a more boho/casual look, or go ivory to feel more bridal! We can see this one for an outdoor wedding in the Rocky Mountains in a heartbeat!
Fanal (Ruched Fit And Flare, with Chapel Train)
Modern, fitted and oh so flattering! Ruching is a special way of wrapping your waist into its’ tiniest form! This dress has so much structure, and a full corset bra panel inside, you’ll look and feel 2 sizes smaller, promise. Duchess satin provides for a formal feel, yet simple enough to dress up or down for any venue! Add a beaded sash around the waist, or dip the neckline to sweetheart, the options are endless! This gown is so classic, it’s stayed in the designer’s collection for over 6 seasons, that’s when you know it’s amazing!
Mimi (Classic, Clean Ballgown with Pockets)
Going for simple? This ballgown is one of our absolute favorites, the ruched, sweetheart neckline is feminine and romantic. The wide waistband, will make any waist look tiny, and hits at your smallest part…the best part? POCKETS! No one actually thinks that pockets are needed in a wedding dress, until you find yourself reaching for your chapstick, or vows, or a sentimental piece for good luck on your wedding day. Might as well be practical, and elegant! Flower pin is detachable so you can add any sash or jewelry to make it your own!
Aundin (Fitted Sheath, Stretch Lace and Strapped Low Back)
Are you looking for something sexy, strappy and elegant? The bohemian-inspired, cotton lace and silk jersey underlay are so stretchy and so comfortable, it almost feels like you’re wearing pajamas! The low back has a strappy design that’s sexy, but still supportive, so you won’t have to worry about partying the night away! Available also in ivory, for a more traditional look!
1975 (Fit and Flare, Beaded Applique Lace with V neckline, Delicate Straps + Low Back)
If there was ever a gown that can be anything your heart desired, it’s the 1975! This gown is from our amazing designer, Casablanca, who is notorious for customizing your gown to a T even down to tiny details. The Swiss dotted lace applique can actually come without dots! Tone it down without the beading, if you choose! Want a thicker lace strap? Done. Want a lower back? Absolutely. We love customizing with brides, especially if you have found elements of gowns that you like, but nothing is quite “the one”…this is an awesome solution for any bride that’s in over her head!
Della (Soft A-Line, Scalloped Lace Sweetheart)
Another favorite, not only for the look, but for the fit and feel! This neckline is a little different from your average sweetheart, and we love it! The bold lace is lightly beaded to add a glint of sparkle when you move, but the movement of the skirt is so playful and soft. The color shown is a mix between a gray and lavender, but also comes in ivory as well! We love the pop of contrast the darker shade gives to the bodice, and almost an ombre effect to the skirt. So pretty for any shape, highlighting the natural waist, with or without the ribbon!