The womenswear retailers’ bridal collections you should have on your radar

Finding your dream dress on a budget can be tricky, but could the answer be on the high street or just a click away?

Ted Baker is just one high-street brand that has launched a range of chic wedding styles

Five years ago, the thought of nipping down the high street and picking up your wedding dress would have meant a low-key big day or last-minute elopement. Fast forward to 2017 and many of womenswear’s big hitters are dipping their toes into bridal waters.

Okay, there’s not the show-stopping mountains of tulle or breathtaking embellishment you’d expect from the leading lights in bridalwear that you’ll find on the rails in the country’s boutiques (the design skill, time and raw material costs involved in those gowns are what pushes prices over £1000). And you’re certainly not going to receive the same attention and one-to-one service you could expect from an appointment at a specialist bridal shop, but if you’re wanting a beautiful dress on a budget, then the high street could hold the key.

We’ve found styles and shapes that’ll suit everyone – from pretty ’50s tea-length frocks to fashion-forward frilled maxis – from the new collections by ASOS, Dorothy Perkins, Lipsy, Ted Baker, Topshop and Whistles.

ASOS

Cowl-back panelled fishtail maxi dress, £95
www.asos.com

ASOS

Lace long sleeve crop top maxi dress, £120
www.asos.com

ASOS

Cami panelled maxi dress with pleated skirt, £150
www.asos.com

Ted Baker

Milay embellished lace wedding dress, £699
www.tedbaker.com

Ted Baker

Cerian embellished trim wedding dress, £599
www.tedbaker.com

Ted Baker

Halory guipure lace sheer panel wedding dress, £499
www.tedbaker.com

Ted Baker

Alisot embellished halterneck dress, £699
www.tedbaker.com

Ted Baker

Britley embellished shoulder details maxi dress, £799
www.tedbaker.com

Ted Baker

Cerian embellished trim wedding dress, £599
www.tedbaker.com

Lipsy

Wrap skirt embellished V-neck dress, £200
www.lipsy.co.uk

Lipsy

Lace bandeau fishtail dress, £220
www.lipsy.co.uk

Lipsy

2-in-1 lace midi dress with detachable skirt, £180
www.lipsy.co.uk

Lipsy

Silver ruffle cold shoulder maxi dress, £72
www.lipsy.co.uk

Lipsy

Lace sheer skirt maxi dress, £200
www.lipsy.co.uk

Lipsy

Sheer embroidered overlay mesh dress, £250
www.lipsy.co.uk

Topshop

Cutwork lace Bardot dress, £450
www.topshop.com

Topshop

Embellished pencil midi dress, £795
www.topshop.com

Topshop

Embellished appliqué flower maxi dress, £395
www.topshop.com

Topshop

Satin tie shoulder maxi dress, £350
www.topshop.com

Topshop

Tulle midi prom dress, £425
www.topshop.com

Whistles

Theodora tiered dress with lace trim, £599
www.whistles.com

Whistles

Eve silk dress with frilled deep V-neckline, £599
www.whistles.com

Whistles

Juliet one-shoulder dress with detachable train, £699
www.whistles.com

Whistles

Rose A-line lace dress with Bardot neckline, £599
www.whistles.com

Whistles

Victoria lace wedding jumpsuit, £549
www.whistles.com

Whistles

Vivian strapless dress with floral organza jacquard, £549
www.whistles.com

Dorothy Perkins

White floor-length V-neck bridal dress, £150
www.dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins

White strapless lace bodice bridal dress, £85
www.dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins

White floor-length V-neck bridal dress, £150
www.dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins

White floor-length V-neck bridal dress, £150
www.dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins

White Bardot top midi bridal dress, £150
www.dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins

White floor-length high-neck bridal dress, £150
www.dorothyperkins.com