Let’s be real: Only celebrities and rich people can afford an extravagant wedding…and the myriad of designer outfits that go along with it. But the perfect wedding outfit doesn’t always have to come from a traditional wedding designer like Vera Wang or Monique Lhuillier.
In fact, in recent years, many brides are opting for smaller-scale weddings and forgoing huge fairy tale princess gowns in lieu of modern and fashion-forward trends like slinkier fits, short dresses and even pant/suits (but if princess gowns are your thing, that’s cool too—we’ve got more options for you here).
Picking the perfect outfit shouldn’t just be about tradition—it should be about personal style. It’s 2019! You do you, not what your mother/mother-in-law wants. If you’ve decided to go for something a little less conventional for your big day, then you’ve definitely come to the right place because we’ve scoured the internet to find some of the most stylish yet affordable options.
Scroll through for some fashion-forward bridal looks that aren’t cookie-cutter AND won’t break your bank account.
Additional Reporting: Hidayah Idris
Huge bows were seen on all the awards show this year. Make like an Oscar-nominated actress with this stunner from ASOS Edition.
Break all the rules with this cape jumpsuit.
If a long gown is too fussy for you, this puff-sleeved linen dress will be something you’ll be able to wear over and over again.
Show off those curves with this ruffled number from Fashion Nova.
We love the simplicity and the sweetheart neckline of this Missguided gown.
Now, THIS is a dress you’ll want to party and dance in at your wedding! The best part? It’s less than a hundred bucks!
If you’re looking to show off your decolletage, this strapless jumpsuit from The Finery London is absolute perfection. Pair it with a silver choker and you’ve got yourself a look with some serious fashion clout.
We can never say no to a good 0ff-shoulder moment.
Make like style icons Olivia Palermo and Zoe Kravitz and try shorts for your wedding day.
We love the draping detail of this ’40s style wedding gown.
Not only is this Nelly gown super pretty, but you’ll also be able to eat as much as you want with that empire waist!
Not all heroes wear capes, but this one definitely does.
If you’ve got a seriously sexy style, try this slip dress with a thigh-high slit. Accessorize with diamante jewellery for a noughties inspired look.
This lace jumpsuit from Pretty Little Thing will show everyone who wears the pants in the union.
If you’re planning on doing a very casual wedding, a simple and classic shift dress like this one is just what you need.
Fashion Nova isn’t just filled with Instagram Baddie looks. This cute tulle number is perfect for a bride who wants to try something different.
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