We have just finished our 2018 reader survey and some very interesting stats have appeared regarding consumer buying! We wanted to know where brides were going to buy their dresses from and this was the response:
- 35% are going to boutiques
- 40% are hitting the High Street/Department Stores
- 20% are going online
- 5% were only just engaged and undecided
With this is mind, we thought we would do a round-up of what is currently available if you are one of the 60% buying on the High Street/online. All the dresses here are under £400 and some are under £100!! Dresses available in sizes 6-20 but some have a limited stock/size and at these prices it is easy to see why!
For our 35% of brides who are boutique lovers, do not worry as we will shortly be doing a Designer Edit!
So let’s start with the Department Stores to see what is available, first up is……
This classic bridal dress from Nine by Savannah Miller has a flattering fitted waist for a sculpted silhouette. Draping to a full length, it showcases raw edge frills, glistening bead embellishments and a striking keyhole detail to the back. Best thing – it is on SALE!!! It is half price at only £225!!! Tempted? Sizes 6-20 available. Click here
Make an entrance in Dorothy Perkins’ new bridal collection. The Grecian-inspired silhouette of the ‘Juliet’ wedding dress combines a floor-sweeping length with delicate pleating and tie waist detailing. A perfect choice for the bride who appreciates understated glamour, the flowing gown is minimalist yet beautifully romantic. This dress is only £85!!! (Really?!) Sizes 8-12 and 16 available. Click here
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Let’s be honest, for years this High Street chain have pretty much dominated affordable wedding dresses and they never fail to disappoint. This skirt/top combo is just to die for and priced at only £328 for both, why wouldn’t you? Crafted in satin for a beautiful sheen, our Claudia skirt is destined for the modern bride. Cut to a glamorous high-low silhouette, this chic design features a flattering wide waistband and sharp pleats that create elegant volume. It fastens with a concealed zip, and teams perfectly with our Bellona top. Sizes 12-18 available. Click here
This beautiful 20s-inspired wedding dress features delicate, hand-sewn embellishment on the tulle layers and cap sleeves, adding a subtle sparkle to the soft silhouette. It is finished with a sheer neckline detail, V-back and a beaded waist tie. Fully lined, and fastens with a concealed centre back zip. The Nyelle Layered Wedding Dress is only £395! Sizes 8-14 available. Click here
Fancy something a little different? Priced at only £249, a directional choice for the modern bride with a taste for the bohemian, Ted’s MILIA jumpsuit comes spliced with ladylike lace panels and plays host to a flattering Bardot neckline. Full length and featuring a relaxed leg fit, this oh-so-pretty piece shows you needn’t stick to the traditional for a tasteful finish. Sizes 8-14 available. Click here
So what can we find online if you don’t fancy pacing the High Street looking for ‘the one’?
The classic lace dress gets a modern makeover in the Wendy Lace Dress. Designed with floral and graphic lace, it feels fresh with clever cutting and a pleated skirt. Priced at only £129 this is a great alternative dress! Sizes 12-26 available. Click here
Get ready for your big day in this stunning maxi dress. Lucia White features beautiful pearl detailing and flowing into a white crepe gown. Wear with heels and accessories for a stunning look. The price – it is on OFFER!!! Can you believe you can pick up this little beauty for only £69.99!!! Sizes 8-16 available. Click here
The Cari Sparkle takes its inspiration from classic bohemian style. The floor length gown has a lofty, fluid shape with a full skirt which creates plenty of movement. The voluminous balloon sleeves further emphasise the bohemian influence. A plunging neckline is partly covered with a delicate eyelash lace insert, while a beautiful waist panel embroidered with sequin and bead work embroidery all in sparkling silver tones. The intricate thread work and draped chiffon-feel fabric work together to create the wholly romantic and ethereal feel of this gown. Priced at £250 this is the epitome of Boho! Sizes 6-14 available. Click here
So there you go! These are just my favourite dresses available NOW either online or in your High Street! Next will be my top Designer Picks!