Wedding Season Has Arrived; Here Are The Best High Street Wedding Dresses Out There Now

That are every bit as good as a custom-made gown.

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by Hannah Banks-Walker and Julia Harvey |

Fascinators at the ready, we're teetering on the edge of wedding season. For brides who have had to reschedule their big day a thousand times, blowing the budget on a dress might not be top priority. There's never been a better time to find an affordable wedding dress, with plenty of options that may not be a custom-made, bespoke, gown but will look every bit as fabulous.

Brands have been launching bridal collections left, right, and centre and we're seriously impressed. Take Self-Portrait, for example, already known for their occasionwear, whose collection of mini cut-out lace dresses, blousy sleeves, and beautiful floor-skimming gowns starts from £280.

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High street retailer Coast recently launched its new premium bridal collection, which offers up plenty of styles and separates ready for you to build your perfect wedding day outfit. From short chiffon mini dresses to flowing plunge-neck sequin gowns, whatever you're feeling for your wedding, they've got you covered. They even have matching pieces for your dog, guys.

High street fave Whistles kicked off 2022's wedding season with a bang, returning with a selection of dresses, tailoring and jumpsuits that offers something for every bride (and bridesmaid).

Our hero piece? The forward-thinking Cecilia dress, which is perfect for a more modern bride - with sheer mesh sleeves and a slit that exposes just a hint of leg. The Whistles wedding collection is available online and in-store at the London flagship store, where customers can pre-book private bridal appointments for the bride and her bridesmaids.

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Whistles, Cecilia Wedding Dress, £499 ©Whistles

British label Harmur’s debut line offers floor-length gowns, jumpsuits, minidresses and separates from £770. After struggling to find her own wedding dress, Ally Voss launched Clover London, to bridge the gap between high street and bespoke (all priced at £1,000). Rixo, meanwhile, introduced its debut bridal collection last year, full of feather-trimmed dresses, skirt suits and jacquard maxi dresses complete with elegant trains. It was so successful that the brand has also launched a dedicated range of bridesmaid dresses, with four wearable styles in four soft-focus pastel shades.

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ASOS reported selling around 800 bridal dresses a day in 2021, with its embroidered gowns priced at £150. Monsoon and Ghost have enjoyed success with bridalwear, so it’s no surprise that other high street brands are beginning to introduce it, too.

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Elsewhere on the high street, Monsoon’s collection majors in capped-sleeved styles that deserve to take centre stage. While Sister Jane's Dream Sister Jane collection features giant bow trains, tiered blousy dresses and puff sleeves.

In fact, whether you head to French Connection, ASOS, Self-Portrait, Coast or Needle & Thread, you'll find maxi dresses, vintage-inspired outfits, full-skirted looks, full-length wedding gowns and even square-neck wedding dresses – everything to ensure you'll not only find the perfect bridal dress, you'll also have a much more affordable wedding on your hands. Plus, these high street shops also offer excellent options for bridesmaid dresses and even mothers of the bride, too.

SHOP: The Best Wedding Dresses For Every Budget

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SHOP: The Best High Street Wedding Dresses UK

Self-Portrait, Ivory Corded Lace Voluminous Skirt Midi Dress, £420
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It's all about the detail on this dress from the lace peplum over lay to the diamanté trim.

Monsoon, Vera Bridal Catin Cape Maxi Dress Ivory, £299
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A cap makes an excellent addition to your wedding day dress, go on, float about that venue.

best high street wedding dresses Reformation, Lark Bridal Shrug, £80
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An ideal addition to and sleeveless gown or top, for those who want a little extra arm coverage, changing up their wedding day outfit or are simply a little chilly.

best high street wedding dresses Reformation, Ivory Flowing Faye Pant, £180
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A pure silk crop top with spaghetti straps, fancy something other than an ivory gown? A two piece is the chicest Bridal outfit out there.

best high street wedding dresses Reformation, Ivory Silk Cider Top, £150
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Something you'll be able to wear time and time again, a classic wide leg cut is seriously flattering, too.

best high street wedding dresses Self-Portrait, Ivory Blossom Sequin Tiered Midi Dress, £380
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The trademark cut out lace of Self-Portrait makes an ideal bridal outfit.

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Tulle tiers and a one shoulder style are an instant update.

best high street wedding dresses Whistles, Esther Bardot Ivory Wedding Dress, £499
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A Bardot neckline could potentially be the most flattering out there.

best high street wedding dresses Ghost, Laurel Dress, £495
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The vintage feel of this dress makes it feel like one-of-a-kind.

best high street wedding dresses Hope & Ivy Plus, Plunge Embroidered Ivory Maxi Dress, £150
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A deep plunging neckline and embroidery give a relaxed boho feel.

best high street wedding dresses Vila Bridal, Maxi Dress With Covered Buttons, £65
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An easy breezy style that would look just as good at a beach wedding as it would a town hall ceremony.

best high street wedding dresses Self-Portrait, Metallic Bouclu00e9 Tailored Mini Dress, £400
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A tux style mini makes the ultimate cool-girl alternative to a wedding gown.

best high street wedding dresses Rixo, Silk Shift Dress With Feathers, £650
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Rixo's debut bridal line has been a roaring success – and it's not hard to see why. This feather-trimmed style would be perfect for a registry office wedding.

best high street wedding dresses Sir, Pleated Cotton and Linen Blend Dress, £360
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Super simple, super chic; the fashionista wedding dress.

best high street wedding dresses Monsoon, Laurie Lace and Tulle Bardot Bridal Dress, £359
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This dress is as demure as it is pretty and you could even shorten it after the wedding so you can wear it again.

best high street wedding dresses best high street wedding dresses House Of CB, Delphine Ivory Draped Corset Gown, £649
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If your style is more glam than traditional bride, this gown is a great option.

best high street wedding dresses ASOS Edition, Flutter Sleeve Wedding Dress, £150
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A flutter sleeve is the ultimate flattering style.

Self-Portrait, White Taffeta Bow Mini Dress, £350
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A big bow makes a great plus one (Groom aside).

best high street wedding dresses Jenny Yoo, One Shoulder Sequin Gown, £545
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Add a little pizzazz to your wedding day with a floor length sequin gown.

best high street wedding dresses Whistles, Mia Square Neck Wedding Dress, £499
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Square necklines are currently one of the most sought-after details on wedding dresses. This Whistles gown has nailed it.

best high street wedding dresses BHLDN, Willowby by Watters Hearst Gown, £1,148.57
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If you're looking for something dramatic that's still affordable, BHLDN is the place to go.

best high street wedding dresses  RIXO, Feather Trim Mini Dress, £600
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Feathers may not be a bridal staple but Lena's more than able to tempt you away from tradition, with glamorous silk jacquard, responsibly sourced ostrich plumes and a flattering miniskirt.

best high street wedding dresses Bronx and Banco, Bridal Midi Dress, £759
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This is a glorious dress that would work for a civil ceremony, dinner the night before or even a second outfit.

best high street wedding dresses Coast, Long Sleeve Bridal Maxi Dress, £134.25
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It's hard to believe this dress is under £150. It will look lovely as it is or, if you want a more traditionally bridal look, add a long veil.

best high street wedding dresses Phase Eight, Elyse Lace Tiered Wedding Dress, £299
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Cut to a shorter length, this floral lace dress features a tiered skirt with feminine border trims.

best high street wedding dresses Needle & Thread, Amalie Sequin V-Neck Gown, £450
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This dress looks far more expensive than the price tag would suggest thanks to the intricate detail.

best high street wedding dresses Sister Jane, Aurelie Oversized Midi Dress in Ivory, available to rent at Rotaro from £19
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Get on the rental hype.

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