When it comes to shopping for your dream wedding dress, there are various necklines to consider depending on the statement you want to make. While something A-line and boat neck symbolizes a more conservative, traditional wedding look, a sheath with a deep V-neck, can showcase a more fun and flirty side. But one of the most popular necklines in couture collections, if not the most popular neckline, remains the strapless wedding dress.
Simply stated, the strapless neckline extends from one underarm to the other without the support of straps. Paired with a sweetheart or straight-across square bodice, the strapless neckline draws attention horizontally across your body, making it a popular choice for busty brides, or those who have strong, prominent shoulders and well-toned arms. It continues to be a favorite year after yearâ€”plus, you can find affordable strapless dresses at any price point.
To give you an idea of current inventory, here are some affordable strapless wedding gowns available at VOWS Bridal Outlet and Bridepower.com.
Affordable Strapless Wedding Gowns priced $500 or less, a super bargain:
Strapless sheath gown made in ivory silk satin with light silver embroidery on neckline. Separate panel forms long chapel train with matching beadwork. Size: 10Â BP# 04942 – Mega-Markdown Price: $499.00
Strapless Wedding Gowns priced at $1,500 or less:
Strapless, off-white A-line gown with hints of blush silk satin on bodice showcased under beading and embroidery. Same matching blush color in a panel down its gathered chapel train. Size: 10 BP#: 06580 – Price: $1,500
Rich silk satin bodice in a warm champagne color with a thin band of beading at the empire waist. Light silk organza in ivory on the skirt. Chapel train with a champagne silk satin border. Size 14 gown is white. Size: 10 (two-tone), 14 (white) BP#: 08678 - Price: $1,500
Classic whiteâ€”affordable strapless wedding gown in a mermaid silhouette with an Alencon lace bodice and silk dupioni skirt. Delicate buttons cascade down its small chapel train. Size: 14 BP#: 19026 – Price: $1500
Another popular retail chain to consider when searching for an affordable strapless wedding gown is your local Davidâ€™s Bridal store. This nationwide bridal chain offers wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, tuxedos, and other special occasion apparel for extremely reasonable prices.
One other suggestion for an affordable strapless gown is to visit one of Alfred Angeloâ€™s bridal stores located throughout the country. For nearly 75 years Alfred Angelo has been dressing brides in elegant and affordable gowns.
Lastly, donâ€™t forget J Crew, which continues to expand into the couture bridal market with unique, whimsical gowns, many of which are priced under $1,000.