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20 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses Under $200 That Are Perfect For Every Budget-Conscious Bride

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Many women dream about their weddings from the time they’re little girls. They imagine the white dress, the stunning venue, and the perfect partner.

What most people don’t dream about, though, is the cost.

Any bride can tell you that the worst part of planning a wedding is the stress of budgeting. Unfortunately, all over the country, wedding costs are skyrocketing. According to Brides, in 2017, the average wedding cost $27,000. Just a year later, in 2018, the average wedding cost more than $44,000! In 2019, that number will probably be even higher.

Obviously, most people don’t have tens of thousands of dollars sitting around, so weddings can be a huge strain on their bank accounts.

Although weddings can be very expensive, there are ways to cut costs. Lots of wedding dresses cost thousands of dollars, but you can actually get a beautiful gown for under $200 without sacrificing style.

Check out these 20 stunning wedding dresses that every budget-conscious bride will love.

1. Sequined Popover Gown, $148.99

popover gown

This stunning sequined gown, designed by Adrianna Papell, is romantic and delicate. The dress has a scoop neck, a sheath design, and a popover bodice. The gown features a whimsical floral motif.

Buy it from Macy’s for $148.99.

2. V-Neck Slit Dress, $79.97

2. V-Neck Slit Dress, $79.97

This V-neck dress is very sleek and has elegant lines. The gown is covered in a fine glitter, which makes it shimmer in the light. The thigh-high slit adds a bit of sexiness, and the fabric is comfortable.

Buy it from Nordstrom Rack for $79.97.

3. Tea-Length Floral Dress, $179

tea-length dress

This tea-length cream-colored dress has dimensional embroidered flowers on it. The dress features a sweetheart illusion neckline, an A-line shape, and subtle sequins. This dress is perfect for a more casual wedding — just imagine how gorgeous it would look in a garden setting!

Buy it from ModCloth for $179.

4. Modern Boatneck Gown, $160.99

boat neck gown

Boatneck dresses are all the rage right now (thanks to Meghan Markle and her affinity for the style). This dress has a plunging back and a simple waist sash. Although this dress is rather plain, it will allow any bride who wears it to shine.

Buy it from BHLDN for $160.99.

5. Grecian Gown, $117.99

grecian gown

This off-white gown is made out of a lightly sparkled fabric. It features a shallow V-neck, spaghetti straps, and a tulle skirt. Around the waist are thee slim belts made out of beading and imitation pearls.

Buy it at Macy’s for $117.99.

6. Comfortable Lace Dress, $195.87

lace dress

This comfortable off-the-shoulder lace dress has stellar reviews from buyers. The fabric is lightweight and stretchy, which makes it perfect for brides who want to tear it up on the dance floor. The simple floral lace and the three-quarter-length sleeves are classically elegant.

Buy it from Etsy for $195.87.

7. Art Deco Dress, $160.99

art deco dress

This ivory art deco-inspired gown is gorgeous and one of a kind. The bold dress is perfect for any bride who wants to look glamorous and pay homage to the art deco era. The airy chiffon skirt balances out the heavy beading.

Buy it from BHLDN for $160.99.

8. Off-the-Shoulder High-Low Dress, $119.40

high-low dress

This stylish eggshell dress has an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline and a trendy high-low hemline. The gown is effortlessly chic and very flattering. It also comes in a light blush color!

Buy it from Macy’s for $119.40.

9. Fitted Cream Dress, $98.97

fitted dress

Floor-length wedding dresses aren’t for everyone. Some brides prefer more casual dresses, like this midi dress! The dress has a plunging V-neck, elegant crocheted lace, and a scalloped hemline. Any bride who wants to show off her assets will adore this dress.

Buy it from Nordstrom Rack for $98.97.

10. Cap-Sleeve Beaded Gown, $160.99

cap-sleeve gown

This A-line gown has allover beading, cap sleeves, and an exaggerated sweetheart neckline. The dress is lightweight and can be dressed up or down with accessories. Reviewers say this dress is classic and comfortable — and perfect for a beach wedding!

Buy it from BHLDN for $160.99.

11. Strapless Faux-Feather Gown, $110.99

faux-feather gown

This classic wedding dress is perfect for any bride who wants to look like a princess! The dress has a strapless bodice, a faux-feather skirt, and a sparkly beaded belt. Complete the look with a tiara for a regal look.

Buy it from Macy’s for $110.99.

12. Unique Lace Trumpet Gown, $89.97

trumpet gown

Designed by Vince Camuto, this elegant ivory/beige trumpet dress has a truly unique style. The dramatic folded neckline, sweeping skirt, and elegant lace complete this dress. The gown is slightly metallic, so any bride who wears it will shimmer in the light.

Buy it from Nordstrom Rack for $89.97.

13. Bohemian Lace Gown, $168.90

bohemian dress

This lace dress is flowy and comfortable, which makes it perfect for any bride who wants to have a boho-chic wedding. The fabric is stretchy and comfortable, and the lace capelet is super trendy.

Buy it from Torrid for $168.90.

14. Sequined Halter Gown, $99

halter dress

This lace halter gown has a youthful vibe to it. The halter neckline is complete with a keyhole cutout. The flirty bodice is balanced out with a simple flowing skirt.

Buy it from Macy’s for $99.

15. Modern Geometric Gown, $190.99

geometric gown

This ultramodern gown is perfect for any bride with contemporary style. The dress has a geometric cutout in the back, which shows off just the right amount of skin. The off-the-shoulder sleeves are detachable, so every bride can personalize her own look.

Buy it from BHLDN for $190.99.

16. Simple Lace Dress, $79.97

long sleeve lace gown

This comfortable lace dress is perfect for any bride who just wants to feel like herself on her wedding day. The dress has allover sequins, long sleeves, and a boatneck illusion neckline.

Buy it from Nordstrom Rack for $79.97.

17. Ornate Champagne Dress, $179

champagne dress

This gilded knee-length dress has a vintage flare. The stunning dress has a beautiful tulle skirt. This dress comes in a light champagne color, as well as a flirty blush color.

Buy it from ModCloth for $179.

18. Two-Piece Ballgown, $169

two-piece gown

This trendy two-piece gown is youthful and flirty. The embroidered bodice has a halter illusion neckline and a tiered ballgown skirt. Any bride who wants to party the night away will feel right at home in this dress.

Buy it from Macy’s for $169.

19. Graphic Lace Mermaid Dress, $200

graphic lace dress

This mermaid-style gown has allover graphic lace and a lovely V-neck. The back is low-cut, and there are buttons that run all the way to the skirt. This dress has a stretch lining, which means it’s not only comfortable but also super flattering.

Buy it from BHLDN for $200.

20. Gold-and-White Ballgown, $179

gold white ballgown

This white ballgown has gorgeous gold appliqués all over it. The strapless sweetheart neckline, corset-style back, and tulle skirt make it the perfect party dress.

Buy it from Macy’s for $179.

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