High Street Delights

I dream of having a physical bridal shop one day selling beautiful British made wedding dresses and giving brides to be the dress shopping experience of their dreams. For now that is a pipe dream but I’m always keen to hear what the wedding dress industry is up to. I was interested to learn that the recent statistics by online fashion marketplace Lyst show that the average spend on a wedding dress has dropped in the last year from £1112 to £832.

The high-street have listened and you can now find truly beautiful wedding dresses under £1000 and many for under £500.

I’ve wandered the internet and brought you a selection of what the high-street has to offer. For more highstreet inspiration check out PiP’s pinterest board.  



 TopShop Midi Embellished Wedding Dress
TopShop Midi Embellished Wedding Dress
Midi Embellished £795

Topshop’s vintage inspired champagne coloured dress takes 40 hours for all the beautiful beads to be hand embellished.

TopShop Applique Maxi Wedding Dress

TopShop Applique Maxi Wedding Dress

Applique Maxi £395

If you are after something a little different this full length satin dress comes in a peachy pink tone with floral applique at the shoulders and bodice. 

Phase Eight

Phase Eight Cathlyn Wedding Dress

Phase Eight Cathlyn Wedding Dress 

Cathlyn £495

I had to double check the price when I saw this Temperley inspired number from Phase Eight. Featuring an embellished bead and sequin fabric and a cowl draped back it exudes 1920s sophisticated charm.

 Phase Eight Miranda 1950s style Wedding Dress

Miranda £250

This 1950s inspired sweetheart dress features a detachable ribbon to accentuate the waist which you could easily swap for a coloured one to tie in with your beau’s suit colours.



 Whistles Assymetric Juliet Wedding Dress

Juliet £699

Whistles Juliet features an asymmetric silhouette with a detachable train that falls from the shoulder strap. Dramatic and romantic you can see why she’s named Juliet.

 Whistles Victoria cropped jumpsuit for your wedding

Victoria £549

Whistles contemporary jumpsuit makes a great alternative to a traditional wedding dress. With cropped wide legs, cape sleeves and a deep V at the back this lace jumpsuit is super modern and would be wonderful for an intimate city wedding.

 Whistles Vivian wedding and honeymoon dress

Vivian £549

I’m a huge fan of this dress with its gentle A-line shape, strapless bust and knee length skirt it would be beautiful at a relaxed destination wedding. Perfect too for the honeymoon.


What do you think? Have you tried the high-street for your dress? What shops have you visited? With prices this good I think we’d be silly not to at least try them on.

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