Check out some of my favorite ready-to-wear gowns for under $2,500.
Decadently rich, four-ply crepe de chine drapes, hugs, and cinches in all the right places to create this sashed and cap-sleeved BHLDN original. Effortless and classic, its simple, feminine silhouette hints at mid-century glamour, while the color blocking at its peach-dipped hem lends a modern twist.
|BHLDN - Panes of Lace Gown|
Panes of Lace Gown
Walking the line between traditional and modern almost perfectly, Essere reinterprets all of the usual elements. French lace picks up where finely pleated cups leave off—scooping just below the collar bone, up and over the shoulders, and alongside a line of shank buttons down the back before finally stopping at the sash (just as beautiful bow-tied as it is left to hang loose) and double lined silk skirt with mini train.
Price tag: $1,200
|BHLDN - Tiered Tulip Gown|
Tiered Tulip Gown
We're smitten with this flower-fresh silhouette. Its five floaty layers of organza playfully open at the hem to reveal a tulle flounce. Each tier is trimmed in black pearl-edge stitches for a bit of contrast, while a silk sash lends soft volume to the front or back waist. Fluttering ruffles at the sweetheart neckline accentuate the bust, and an interior corset and bra cups provide extra support.
Price tag: $2,400
|BCBG - Maggie Gown|
Opt for modern elegance on your special day in this stunning tulle and lace gown.V-neck. Sleeveless. Slim fit. Lacy body. Tulle overlay with geometric pattern. Tiered tulle detail at shoulders. V-shaped back. Slightly flared hem with unfinished edges.
Price tag: $498
|BCBG - Marisa Gown|
Layers of gorgeous silk organza with dramatic ruffled detail create whimsical beauty on your most special day. Strapless. Slim fit through bodice with flared full-length skirt. Layered detail throughout bodice. Ruffled embellishments at skirt. Boning at bodice.
Price tag: $1,048
|BCBG - Trudy Gown|
Floor-sweeping silk chiffon in asymmetrical tiers makes an unforgettable entrance at your most special event. Strapless. Classic fit with full-length silhouette. Asymmetrical tiers at bust and throughout skirt. Pleated silk sash at waist.
Price tag: $578
|Marchesa - Notte Gown|
Notte by Marchesa
An elegantly streamlined one-shoulder dress gets an added flourish with an oversized rosette. Front pleating starts at bust and drapes through skirt.
Price tag: $935
|Rachel Gilbert - Ava Gown|
Rachel Gilbert - Ava Gown
Rachel Gilbert's white silk-satin gown with voluminous tiers of sheer organza is guaranteed to create an unforgettable bridal look. Show off the sweetheart neckline with chandelier earrings and maximize the stunning silhouette with your highest ivory heels.
Price tag: $1,820
|Temperley London - Liviana Gown|
Liviana Gown by Temperley London
Gold bead embellishment lends Temperley London's elegant cream silk-chiffon gown a subtly exotic edge. Offset the delicate hue of this strapless bridal style with a metallic clutch and a striking cuff.
Price tag: $2,200
|Rachel Gilbert - Leticia Gown|
Rachel Gilbert - Leticia Gown
A softly sculpted bodice and shimmering sequin embellishment make Rachel Gilbert's sheer white silk gown a breathtaking bridal choice. Wear this dramatic style with the detachable shoulder strap, or wear it without to reveal an elegant décolletage
Price tag: $1,290