Dresses Under $1,500


From left to right: Style MS251035, tulle wedding dress with lace appliqués, $1,000, Melissa Sweet available atDavid’s Bridal; Style 213247, “Hillary” organza and lace wedding dress, $1,235, David Tutera for Mon Cheri; Style VW351185, garza with draped corset and crystal corsage wedding dress, $828, White by Vera Wang available atDavid’s Bridal


We love the ribbon details on the ball gown skirt. Bonus: You can wear the lace cami again and again.

Lace camisole, $248; Ball gown skirt, $595, J.Crew

Photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg


With a built-in corset and va-va-voom silhouette, Zac Posen brings his trademark shapes and structure to this fishtail gown.

Duchesse satin wedding dress with pearls, $850, Truly Zac Posen 


Organza petals add rich, romantic texture to this A-line halter.

Silk organza A-line wedding dress with halter neckline, $1,120, Aria


Roll this breezy strapless up in your suitcase for a destination wedding. The fabric will not wrinkle!

Silk crinkle chiffon wedding dress, $1,395, Jenny Yoo 


With endless layers of tulle, this dress looks as luxe in person as it does here.

Tulle wedding dress with satin sash and horsehair trim, $1,148, White by Vera Wang 


Delicate lace, slim straps, and a killer drape make this gown a standout.

Lace wedding dress, $1,400, Nicole Miller


A nipped waist and diagonal draping do wonders for a straight-up-and-down figure.

Alencon lace wedding dress, $1,149, Maggie Sottero


With illusion straps, beading, and embroidery, this girly A-line dress only looks expensive.

Tulle wedding dress, $1,375, Blue by Enzoani


Look long and lean (and oh-so-chic) in a clean column with an on-trend asymmetrical bodice.

Mikado fit-and-flare wedding dress, $1,200, Wtoo


Generous folds and unembellished matte taffeta give this ball gown a couture feel.

Taffeta wedding dress with a beaded belt, $1,099, Alfred Angelo


Destination wedding? This mermaid is packable, fuss free, and gorgeous on almost any body.

Alencon wedding dress, $1,460, David Tutera for Mon Cheri


Bohemian brides will adore this light and airy silk gown with a flattering V-neck and slinky straps.

“Novecento” wedding dress, $1,400, Ailanto available atBHLDN


Rosettes add the perfect dash of romance and whimsy to an otherwise sleek silhouette.

Style THEIA30002, strapless rosette silk organza mermaid wedding dress, $1,495, Theia available at Shopbop


The peplum trend goes asymmetrical with this curve-creating gown, great for a bride with a boyish figure.

Style 310542, duchesse-satin fit-and-flare peplum wedding dress, $650, Ann Taylor


Among the dainty dots, ribbon bow-tie, and warm champagne hue, this A-line gown is a sweet choice for a fall affair.

Swiss dot tulle wedding dress, $1,060, Teri Jon available at Saks Fifth Avenue


A sweetheart neckline and graduated A-line skirt—crafted with romantic lace and ethereal netting—hug all of your curves, while still hiding any problem areas.

Style 867, net and re-embroidered lace A-line wedding dress, $1,499, Alfred Angelo Sapphire


Embroidered rosettes make this V-neck sheath a sure thing for a spring wedding.

Style BADGA30001, strapless embroidered wedding dress, $1,155, Badgley Mischka available at Shopbop


For height extremes, a halter column makes shorter brides look long and lean and tall ones willowy and model-esque.

Style 2128, satin halter wedding dress with beaded silk-ribbon sash, $965, Casablanca Bridal


Got a boyish frame? A plunging V is great for small busts and the cinched waist creates hips.

“Caitlyn” crepe de chine wedding dress, $1,100, Nicole Miller 


Blush tones and graphic lace take a classic (and slimming) strapless A-line out of traditional territory.

Style 213247, “Hillary” organza and lace wedding dress, $1,235, David Tutera for Mon Cheri


There’s nothing more ethereal than romantically draped tulle.

Style LOVEY30005, tulle one-shoulder wedding dress, $1,300, Love, Yu available at Shopbop


Choosing a full-skirted wedding dress with an asymmetrical hem gives you the full princess look while letting you flaunt your modern fashion sense.

Style 4SB810, “Macie” wedding dress, $1,298, Maggie Sottero


A no-frills, body-hugging mermaid gown is a classic choice for the minimalist bride.

“Dakota” wedding dress, $1,035, Nicole Miller


Thin accordion pleats and a sexy lace back make this light and airy cap-sleeve chiffon gown extra special.

“Patsy” wedding dress, $1,499, Catherine Deane available at Shopbop


A straight silhouette and metallic, Art Deco-inspired embellishments give this gown a full-on Gatsby vibe.

“Aiguille” wedding dress, $1,200, Anna Sui available atBHLDN


Those with enviable hour-glass figures can flaunt their curves in this fit-and-flare, a sexy shape that’s sweetened by lace sleeves.

Style 3MW784, “Veda” lace over satin with Swarovski crystal-encrusted ribbon belt, $1,289, Maggie Sottero


An off-the-shoulder neckline is a romantic choice for brides-to-be who crave something simple yet sweet.

“Jillian” wedding dress, $1,245, Nicole Miller


A pretty illusion neckline can also give the illusion of a larger chest.

Style MS251035, tulle wedding dress with lace appliqués, $1,000, Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal   


Eye-popping, 3D petal appliqués are perfect for the bride with a ton of personality.

Style 204010, petaled strapless wedding dress, $1,250,Ann Taylor


A simple column dress won’t hide much in the way of flaws, but it will make you look a lot taller.

Style 2131, Guipure lace wedding dress, $1,125,Casablanca Bridal


A simple, slim A-line won’t overwhelm petite frames, and the festive metallic lace is perfect for a holiday wedding.

Style CKP588, satin A-line wedding dress, $1,150, Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal


This gown’s delicate lace bodice and playful tulle skirt call to mind a fashionable fairy princess.

Style THEIA300012, tulle and lace wedding dress, $1,495, Theia available at Shopbop


An empire waist with a full, layered skirt is pretty and princess-y—and will hide a pooch or early pregnancy.

“Calypso” beaded lace wedding dress with textured organza A-line skirt, $1,260, Wtoo


Fashionable brides will fall hard for this sleek and chic crepe wrap wedding dress with a beaded neckline, ideal for a stylish city ceremony or European destination wedding.

“Lopala” embellished crepe wrap wedding dress, $1,195, Malene Birger available at Net-A-Porter


Ruching and embellishment around the waist draws attention away from anything but your teeny tiny middle.

Style 4MC897, “Bryce” wedding dress, $1,129, Maggie Sottero


This breezy, spaghetti strap silk Georgette gown is destined for a beach “I do.”

“Caroline” wedding dress, $1,200, Nicole Miller


This ruched mermaid gown with sequins all over is as party-ready as they come!

Long sleeve sequined mermaid wedding dress, $1,145, Carmen Marc Valvo available at Neiman Marcus


The touch of sparkle and plunging cowl back ups the glam factor on this otherwise sleek and simple cap-sleeved sheath.

Beaded wedding dress, $880, Badgley Mischka available at Saks Fifth Avenue 


This mikado-and-lace strapless ball gown outfitted with a satin ribbon, crystal beading, and a floral appliqé is fit for a princess.

Style 877, mikado, venise lace, and beaded wedding dress, $1,149, Alfred Angelo Sapphire


This glam gown’s corset and single strap give a bigger bust a little extra support.

Style VW351185, garza with draped corset and crystal corsage wedding dress, $828, White by Vera Wang available at David’s Bridal

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