Here’s the thing about budget bridal: Oftentimes it can look like just that. While we all might fantasize about walking down the aisle in a number from BHLDN or J.Crew, sleek and bridal wear can easily fall outside our price range. But wait a sec before deciding to just rack up the credit card debt anyway. David’s Bridal just released their 2017 spring collection and it’s a total showstopper. To say it has officially blurred the divide between that luxury aesthetic and an affordable price tag would be an understatement.
The collection includes 40+ new bridal styles, as well as a range of bridesmaid dresses. Ditching the starchy, slightly OTT looks you might associate with budget-friendly bridal once and for all, the gowns seem to have taken a note from the boho vibes that have ruled wedding seasons for years, as well as the sleek, understated feel that’s becoming increasingly popular.
For example, take a look at the low-key tank sheath dress (pictured above). With a retail price at a mere $399, it can offer that clean, crisp J.Crew feel for a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for a couple of other pieces similar to this, be sure to scope out the spaghetti-strapped halter (pictured below) and an aisle-approved jumpsuit.
A big reason for this recent revamp in ultra on-trend pieces: The brand is kind of killing it on the collaboration front. Included in the spring lineup are collabs with esteemed bridal designers like Jenny Packham (one of Kate Middleton’s favorites), vintage icon Oleg Cassini, Melissa Sweet and NYC-based Cynthia Rowley.
The dresses all vary in price. The most expensive comes in at $1,700 for a ballgown-type number. The cheapest is a $249 crepe jumpsuit. The pieces will all be available online and in store beginning in November. (But note that some of them won’t be released until December and early January.)
We’d say that month or two gives you some time to save, but the beauty of this collection is that you might not even need to.
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