Not every bride can spend thousands of dollars on her dream dress. From saving for a down payment on a house, to paying for student loans, many brides have too many financial commitments to have an extravagant wedding.
Even if you have a small budget for your wedding dress, one thing always holds true: you want to look your best on your wedding day. And that’s where we come in. To help you feel beautiful on your special day, we’ve searched online bridal shops for the best wedding dresses under $300.
Our list of 31 gorgeous wedding gowns has something for every type of bride, so dig in! Your dream dress could be just a click away.
31 Must-See Wedding Dresses in Every Style
Whatever your reasons for keeping your wedding dress budget at $300 or less, our list can help you find the right dress for your walk down the aisle.
Mermaid Wedding Dresses Under $300
Mermaid dresses are known for their slim-cut torso and a dramatically-flaring skirt at the thigh or knee. If you like a gown with a bit of drama, then this could be the right style for you.
Here are three wedding dresses under $300 to get you started.
This sexy gown boasts a low-cut sweetheart bodice, an off-the-shoulder neckline and a corset-style, lace-up back. Lace appliques cover the entire gown, including the dramatic skirt which flares out just above the knee.
A sweetheart neckline, low-cut back and princess seaming combine with off-the-shoulder lace flutter sleeves to make this gown a combination of sweet and sassy. The lace overlay flows from neckline to hem and compliments the tulle overskirt and train.
Perfect for the bride who doesn’t mind showing some skin, this flirty mermaid gown features a sheer top with heavy lace embroidery and bra cups as well as an illusion back. The skirt flares out at the thigh and ends in a chapel-length train.
Ball Gown Wedding Dresses Under $300
Whether you’ve always wanted to look like a princess or you just love the romance a ball gown offers, these full-skirted gowns are perfect for semi-formal and formal weddings. While usually resplendent with lace and beads, an unadorned gown can work well for a simple ceremony.
If you love these royal-inspired gowns, here are a few dresses to get you started.
Minimalist and romance fans rejoice! This ball gown marries the two concepts perfectly with an unadorned off-the-shoulder neckline, trim princess-seamed bodice and full skirt. The low back and corset-style closure along with the cathedral train make the back of this dress absolutely stunning. Pro tip: If you want a fuller, more bell-like shape for your gown, invest in a petticoat like this to wear under the skirt.
If you’ve always adored classic style with romantic touches, this dress could be just what you’ve been looking for. A sweetheart bodice is made modest by an illusion neckline and long sleeves. Embellished with lace, the illusion feature continues on the back of the gown and the lace cascades just past the waistline where the tulle skirt flares out in a sweep train.
A full, billowing skirt and cathedral train make this ball gown a real showstopper. The lace on the bodice and off-the-shoulder cap sleeves also cascades intermittently down the skirt for some added pizzazz.
A-Line Wedding Dresses Under $300
Whether you’re short or tall, thin or curvy, busty or small-chested, this silhouette will work for your body type. If you love the classic look of this ultra-flattering style, here are three lovely dresses for less than $300 to kick-start your search.
A crew neckline and cap sleeves with eyelash lace overlay form a delightful contrast with the lace neckline panel that plunges to the waist. The lace back bares an expanse of skin to the waistband where the pleated a-line skirt falls in soft folds to the floor.
Slightly daring but wholly romantic, this lace dress boasts sheer long sleeves with large, flutter cuffs while the low-cut neck plunges to the waist. An illusion panel adds a touch of support and modesty while the full a-line skirt sports a slit for an added element of seduction.
The website describes this chiffon gown as simple and classic, and it is just that. With feminine flutter sleeves, a v-neckline and a key-hole back, the softly draped bodice flows into an a-line skirt complete with a sexy side slit and a chapel train.
Sheath Wedding Dresses Under $300
Ideal for the bride who enjoys showing off her assets, this modern and sexy silhouette is the most figure-conscious of all wedding dress styles. While the gown can be made more modest with a high neck and sleeves, it can be made even sexier with a low-cut neckline or back and a side slit to show some leg.
If this style is up your alley, these sheaths will help you stay on budget.
A testament to elegant minimalism, the bow detail on the shoulder makes this dress special. The shoulder and back-baring gown pairs well with the slim skirt complete with a leg slit for a touch of drama.
The fitted silhouette of this silky sheath gets its sex appeal from the low-cut neckline and crisscross straps across the open back. The slim floor-length skirt has a sweep train for a stunning back view.
This white and silver beaded gown is as elegant as it gets. Perfect for late-in-the-day ceremonies, this sophisticated sheath has a rounded illusion neckline atop a sweetheart bodice that flows into a figure-skimming skirt.
Short Wedding Dresses Under $300
Shorter dresses are becoming more popular as more designers craft a larger selection of minis, knee-length frocks, midis and tea-length gowns, not to mention high-low hemlines. If you want the freedom a shorter hemline can offer, these three dresses will keep you looking your best on a budget.
The boho bride will love this short, geometric lace dress for any wedding occasion. Lace covers the sleeves and flounced hem of this long-sleeve, knee-length dress, with a semi-open back and clean crochet lines along the bodice and at the waist. Sizes 1X-3X are available here.
You’ll be pretty as a picture in this adorable knee-length dress. Spaghetti straps top a sweetheart bodice with a hidden inner bustier for shaping while the full tulle skirt has a built-in mini pannier to keep it full and picture-ready.
Brides who want a unique wedding dress will love this high-low gown with a flouncy above-the-knee skirt in the front flowing to a floor-length hem in the back. Topped by an off-the-shoulder bodice trimmed in lace, this gown is truly one-of-a-kind at this price point.
Wedding Dresses With Sleeves Under $300
A great option for the cooler weather, a wedding dress with sleeves can be found on ball gowns, mermaid dresses, sheaths and a-lines, not to mention tea-length dresses and minis. If you want that extra bit of coverage on your wedding day, here are three different styles you’re sure to love.
Boho-loving brides will adore this ’60s inspired, bell sleeve, lace maxi dress. Made of floral lace, the princess-seamed bodice boasts a v-neckline and back and a figure-flattering, trumpet skirt with a sexy side slit, and a sheer lace train.
Displaying a decidedly vintage vibe, this creamy, silk, puff-sleeve dress is a perfect match for a garden wedding.This trim v-neck bodice boasts a front, pearl-button closure, a slight empire waistband and a full a-line skirt with front slit.
Flutter sleeves, a faux wrap bodice, and a cascading ruffle give this dress boho vibes. The stretch satin material makes it a comfortable yet chic option for a second dress or any wedding event. Plus size brides can find the dress here in sizes 16-26.
Strapless Wedding Dresses Under $300
Perfect for destination weddings and summer nuptials, strapless gowns are a popular choice with brides. If you favor strapless styles, just remember to choose the right variation for your body type.
Here are three options under $300 to get you started.
Lace and beading take center stage on this strapless dress with a fully-embellished bodice and thin pleating to emphasize the natural waist. The full organza skirt ends in a sweep train for added impact.
Layers of tulle are the first thing you notice about this pretty, princess-style, strapless gown. The full skirt is emphasized by filmy layers while the corset-style bodice is made special by lace, beading and a dramatic tulle feature at the bust.
With floral and striped lace covering this strapless dress from its sweetheart neckline to hem, it’s the perfect dress for boho-loving brides. The cinched waist and slim silhouette give this bridal gown a timeless vibe.
Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses Under $300
This elegant neckline has long been a staple on traditional ball gowns. Now, however, you can find off-the-shoulder necklines on a variety of wedding dress silhouettes. If you want a gown that shows off your shoulders, back and neck, one of these styles could be the one for you.
This beautiful and sophisticated off-the-shoulder lace gown features a sweetheart neckline, low cut back and slim skirt with a sweep train. Ideal for semi-formal ceremonies, this dress would work equally well for a country or garden wedding.
A sheer bodice embellished with lace and off-the-shoulder lace cap sleeves flow into an open back, making this ideal for brides who want to show a bit of skin. The slim skirt flows into a sweep train for an elegant touch.
The bodice of this off-the-shoulder gown may look sheer, but nude lining is used under the lace to give the impression of bare skin. The low v-neck and back are a perfect contrast to the conservative tulle skirt that flows in soft folds to the floor.
Lace Wedding Dresses Under $300
What could be more romantic than a lace wedding dress? Perfect for beach, garden and country weddings, lace gowns look just as lovely at semi-formal and formal ceremonies. We love lace so much, we added an extra dress to the category. Enjoy!
This vintage-style, off-the-shoulder wedding gown boasts a lace bodice and long sleeves in soft ivory. The full skirt is made of silk tulle for a lovely ethereal touch that would work at almost any style of wedding.
A mix of vintage and boho charm, this spaghetti strap, v-neckline lace gown has a low-cut back and peek-a-boo features at the sides of the bodice. The full, a-line skirt has lovely panels of lace that flow into a cathedral train.
An off-the-shoulder neckline, long sleeves and a sweetheart bodice top this allover lace gown. The skirt offers a form-hugging fit (courtesy of a slightly stretchy material) before flowing into a trumpet silhouette.
Made of lace, satin and tulle, this charming champagne-colored gown oozes vintage charm. Short flutter sleeves and a v-neck neckline and back pair with a fitted bodice and soft a-line skirt for a sweet and simple look.
Plus Size Wedding Dresses Under $300
If you’re a curvy bride looking for the right dress to suit your figure, then these plus-size gowns could be just what you’ve been looking for. While many of the bridal gowns on our list are available in size 18 and above, these are our favorite plus-size dresses.
This eye-catching lace bodice gown comes with beige lining, a scalloped neckline and three-quarter sleeves that, combined with the long mesh skirt, make this the perfect dress for any bride looking for a classic, timeless look.
There’s vintage charm aplenty in this tea-length dress with its lace overlay sweetheart bodice and sheer lace sleeves. The fitted waist is the perfect contrast to the full below-the-knee skirt that comes with a flattering tulle underlay.
This fashion-forward, high-low, strapless dress comes in luxurious mikado silk. While it might look like a traditional gown from the back, the asymmetrical hem rises to just below-the-knee in the front.