Have you fallen in love with all the wedding shows on TLC? You might find yourself spending hours watching others pick gowns that cost thousands of dollars and falling in love with dresses that are way out of your budget. While you might think that high price tags are only associated with beautiful dresses, this is a myth. You can find a beautiful wedding gown anywhere; you just have to know where to look.
For the future brides who are hoping to look beautiful on their wedding day without forking over a few paychecks, these are 27 department store wedding dresses perfect for the special day.
ABS by Alen Schwartz – Sleeveless Ruffled V-Neck Gown
This sleeveless ruffled gown from Bloomingdales features a gorgeous front deep-V that includes a small strap detail for a touch of modesty. The ruffled straps create a dramatic but soft plunge in the back which helps to create this contemporary wedding look.
Sean Collection – Gown Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Open Back
For a more traditional wedding look, this Sean Collection gown features all the classics most women love in a wedding dress. The sweetheart neckline is soft, romantic, yet still sexy. The complete bodice features stone embellishments that also travel up the straps and continue into the back where there is a sexy open back detail.
Aqua – Gown Sleeveless V Neck Beaded Illusion
This gown from Aqua is the perfect cross between elegant and glitzy. The gown features ruched detailing along the bodice before the skirt begins at the waist for a small ballroom effect. The modified sweetheart neckline is enhanced with beaded straps that give the gown a soft glamorous look.
BCBGMAXAZRIA – Sleeveless Lace Gown
This gown from BCBGMAXAZRIA features thick lace detailed straps partnered with a mesh overlay at the cleavage. This gorgeous white gown features a modified empire waist with slight ruching along the front before flowing into a high slit along the middle of the gown.
Blu Sage Sleeveless Lace Gown
This beautiful lace gown features a sexy but sophisticated deep-V in the back paralleled by a slit going up the left front of the dress. The design features a white V-neck slip that lands around the knees underneath a lace overlay that cascades to the floor.
One by Eight Strapless Beaded-Bodice Gown
For a soft, romantic look, this JCPenney gown features a structured sweetheart neckline that includes a beaded bodice detail. This strapless gown includes a high waist, ruched bodice, and soft pleats that cascade into a high slit around the knees.
One by Eight Sleeveless Illusion Beaded Neck Wedding Gown
For the romantic brides who might want a bit more modesty, this lightweight chiffon gown features mesh straps that includes beaded jewels and an embroidered bodice. The horizontal pleated belt will help accentuate the waist and create a timeless and effortless look.
Stenay Cap Sleeve Lace-Bodice Wedding Gown
Some brides prefer a modest dress, especially based on the locale, and this Stenay Wedding Gown will help achieve a soft look for a humble bride. The bodice of the gown is entirely covered in lace before including a ribbon belt that flows into a long, effortless skirt.
Scarlett Sleeveless Lace-Shoulder Wedding Gown
For brides on the petite side, finding an easy flowing dress with a high-waist can help elongate the body and not swallow you up. This Scarlett Sleeveless wedding gown includes a romantic and stylish rose laced shoulder detail that continues into a pleated bodice along a sweetheart neckline. The crisp separation at the waist will help elongate the body and have you ready to stand tall on your wedding day.
Women's Chaps Embellished Faux-Wrap Evening Gown
For the unassuming bride who would prefer a simple design over hundreds of jewels and beads, this gown from Kohl’s will help accomplish the look. This high-neck gown features small capped sleeves before the dress gathers at the waist in a pleated design. For the smallest touch of glamour, the dress includes a small rhinestone brooch at the waist.
Lord & Taylor
Halston Heritage Sleeveless Slide Slit Gown
For the bride caught in the balance between simple and lavish, this Halston Heritage gown is the happy medium. This sleek and sophisticated gown is for the sexy brides who don’t want to appear overtly sexy. The neckline features a gold bar accent which is matched by the gold bar along the narrow of the waist. This sexy wedding gown also features a high slit along the left leg and a hook-and-eye closure at the back.
Sue Wong Beaded Sequined Gown
This beautiful Sue Wong gown is soft and sexy with its spaghetti straps and V-neckline. The bodice features gorgeous gold beads and sequins in addition to a horizontal beaded detail to accentuate the waist before the flowing skirt.
JS Collections Cage Top Chiffon Gown
This Lord & Taylor exclusive is a beautiful ivory high-neck dress with an intricate beaded design along the whole bodice. This gown flows into a horizontal pleated belt before cascading to the floor.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace Effect Cutout Gown
This sexy dress is definitely for the bride who wants to get a few double or triple-takes as she walks down the aisle. This BCBG dress has a plunging neckline that is enhanced with cutouts at the waist. The thick straps in the front become thinner along the shoulder blades while the skirt is made of a white and nude meshed detail.
Calvin Klein Lace Topped V-Neck Gown
Perfect for creating a whimsical look, this gown features a deep V that is matched by the V-design along the back. The dress is still able to remain light and modest with the spaghetti straps that create a soft, romantic look. The body of the gown features an embroidered design that continues into a small train.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Illusion-Yoke Embroidered Gown
The star of this Ralph Lauren gown is the embroidered detailing that covers the body of the dress. The embroidered lining is made into a rounded neckline which also covers the scoop back along the posterior of the dress.
Adrianna Papell Long-Sleeve Beaded Illusion Gown
Perfect for a winter wedding, this long-sleeve Adrianna Papell gown is a combination of mesh and embroidery. This gown features mesh sleeves that have intricate diamond and floral design along the neck and sleeves. The underlay of this beautiful gown features a classic sweetheart neckline and the meshed embroidery travels down the front of the gown before tapering off at the bottom.
Lauren Ralph Lauren One-Shoulder Draped Gown
This elegant and sophisticated gown from Ralph Lauren is another gorgeous department store find. This gown features a one-shoulder design that drapes flawlessly down the body with slight pleated details. The one sleeve continues down the back in a cascading asymmetrical design and also includes a small slit up the right side of the gown.
Adrianna Papell Embellished Tiered Chiffon Gown
For a cross between whimsical and glamorous, this chiffon gown has a variety of designs that adds to its appeal. This gown features a high illusion neckline made by the mesh detailing which also includes a jeweled design along the neck. The bodice includes an intricate pleated design before cascading into a tiered skirt.
La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni – Elisse One Shoulder Ruffle Mermaid Gown
This Neiman Marcus La Petite Robe gown creates a beautiful and timeless silhouette. This intricate gown features a one shoulder design unlike any other. The one-shoulder design includes a beautiful ruffled detail that spreads along the bodice and into the sleeve. A simpler take on the usually more dramatic style, this gown also features a slight mermaid silhouette that flares out at the knees.
Rachel Zoe Ruched Long-Sleeve Column Gown
The perfect dress for creating a long, elegant silhouette, this Rachel Zoe gown is nothing short of sophisticated. The high neckline is joined by the long-sleeves and crisscrossed ruched detailing along the waist. The ruched detailing opens up to a keyhole opening in the back of the gown, and the column silhouette will have any bride standing tall.
Black Halo Sleeveless Scalloped V-Neck Column Gown
Many women love to take risks with their wedding dresses, and this is the perfect gown to take a risk with. This Black Halo gown includes an out of this world design along the bodice. The intricate zigzag edges create an edgy look, but the look is softened with the sheer lining underneath. The waist of this gown is particularly high which helps add to the lengthening aspect of this column gown.
Dress the Population Lace Fit & Flare Maxi
For the bride who is ditching the traditional white on her wedding day, this ivory gown from Nordstrom will make the day something special. The obvious hints of gold give the dress an immediate glamorous and unique look. The V-neck and spaghetti straps add a hint of sexy to this gown while the paneled skirt gives it a whimsical feel.
Watters ‘Betts' Sequin Tulle Column Gown
This beautiful tulle column gown will immediately give a bride a long and elegant look for her wedding. The classic sweetheart neckline is a perfect romantic look which is enhanced by the sequined and shimmering overlay of the gown.
Watters ‘Lori' One-Shoulder Sequin Tulle Gown
Very similar to the previous dress, this Watters ‘Lori’ dress adds a little something special. Not only does this dress include an empire waist that will flatter the figure, but the one-shouldered detail coming from the bodice creates an effortless wedding look.
Misha Collection ‘Liona' Halter Midi Dress
For the contemporary bride who’s ditching the classic wedding look, this Misha Collection gown is a combination of sleek and sexy. This dress features a dramatic plunging neckline that is matched by the asymmetrical hemline and high slit along the side. The back features an equally dramatic open back with draping halter straps.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Roland Mouret Amery Off the Shoulder Dress
Some brides are eccentric, and that’s exactly what this dress is. This dress starts off sexy at the top with the off-the-shoulder look. To create a beautiful silhouette, this Roland Mouret dress naturally goes in at the waist to help enhance an hourglass figure. The unique quality of this dress comes into play with the pleated, tiered hem which will definitely catch the eyes of the guests.
NHA Khanh Jane Eyelet A-Line Gown
This NHA Khanh gown will create a perfect romantic look for an outdoors wedding. The eyelet design immediately creates a soft look, but the full skirt of this A-line gown is matched with a bit of sexiness. This dress is completed with a V-neckline and spaghetti straps that lead to a sexy V-back.
You might’ve spent your weekends going to all your friends’ weddings or watching Katherine Heigl attend all of her friends’ weddings in 27 Dresses. When it’s your turn to walk down the aisle, you’ll now have 27 beautifully affordable gowns to say “I Do” in.
In the comments below, let us know which dresses are your favorites!