Best Wedding Dress Designers in 2020: From Boho to British Designs!

The Ultimate Guide to Influential Wedding Gown Designers

Hannah Warren // Senior Writer & Editor

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Finding the Best Designer Wedding Dresses in 2020

Finding the right wedding dress is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make – not to mention one of the most exciting!

This is the decision you’ve been dreaming of since you were little, so you need to do your younger-self justice.

Fortunately, there some incredible wedding dress designers creating breathtaking dresses – the only challenge is finding them and getting your hands on their gowns.

Today we’re going to share the wedding dress designers you should look to in 2020 for the best wedding gown design, but first, some frequently asked questions!

How much do designer wedding gowns cost?

This obviously varies from designer to designer, you can spend as little as $1,800 for an Alan Hannah dress, or as much as $100,000 for Ashi Studio!

The average spend is about $3,000 – $8,500.

What are the most expensive wedding dress designers?

Any top designer who designs a custom dress will be pretty pricy, but here are some of the most expensive wedding dress designers:

 

  • Ashi Studio: $40,000 – $100,000
  • Elie Saab: $7,500 – $27,000
  • Krikor Jabotian: from $15,900
  • Monique Lhullier Signature Collection: $5,000 – $20,000
  • Naeem Khan: $6,000 – $15,000
  • Oscar De La Renta: $14,000 average spend
  • Philipa Lepley: $10,000 – $15,000
  • Reem Acra: $10,600 average spend
  • Vera Wang: $8,000 – $12,000
  • Viktor & Rolf: $10,000 average spend
  • Zuhair Murad: $7,500 – $27,000

Finding Affordable Designer Dresses

Discover affordable designer designer dresses that won’t break the bank

What are the cheapest designer dresses?

The cheapest designer dresses range from $1,800 to $3,000 when brand new (e.g. not at a discount store).

To help you grab a designer dress at a bargain price, we’ll include the cheapest designer dress for each of our Top 10 Wedding Dress Designers below.

Top 10 Wedding Gown Designers in 2020

1

Stella York

Affordable Designer

Price Range: $1,000 – $1,700

Courtesy Stella York

“Despite their relatively affordable price tag, each dress is handcrafted to fit your body perfectly.”

Why Choose Stella York

Stella York is perhaps the number one affordable wedding dress designer available, and offers classic, romantic, and modern wedding dress styles influenced by the latest red carpet looks.

Despite their relatively affordable price tag, each dress is handcrafted to fit your body perfectly. Stella York dresses feature intricate beading, delicate lacework, and premium fabrics. Their dresses have the classic bridal style while still looking modern and youthful – the perfect combo! You can find it all on their gallery.

Cheapest Stella York Dress:

Unfortunately, you can’t find new Stella York designs online, you have to go to a store. The bottom bracket is said to be $1,000, so don’t expect to pay less than that unless you find a steal in a store near you. Thankfully, their small price bracket means you shouldn’t have any nasty surprises if you fall in love with a Stella York dress.

Price Range: $1,000 – $1,700

2

Hayley Paige Wedding Dresses

Epitome of Romance

Price Range: $2,500 – $8,000

Courtesy Hayley Paige

Why Choose Hayley Paige:

Hayley Paige wedding dresses are the epitome of romance – think fitted lace bodices, thin beaded straps, open backs, truly delicate ruffles, and flattering cuts. If you want to look and feel like a princess, Hayley Paige is a must for your wedding dress designers shortlist. You can view the 2020 spring campaign catalog here.

Cheapest Hayley Paige Dress:

Hayley Paige is another designer you’ll have to head to the store to see, especially if you want to know the prices of the latest collection. However, there were three dresses in her last collection that were in the $2,500 – $2,999 price bracket (depending on your size), so you can expect about the same in her latest collection.

Price Range: $2,500 – $8,000

3

Alexandra Grecco

Unique with Classic Lines

Price Range: $2,000 – $6,000

Courtesy Alexandra Grecco

“These designs are perfect for the bride who wants to step away from the traditional”

Why Choose Alexandra Grecco:

If you’re looking for a dress that keeps the classic lines while looking completely unique to all the other brides’ dresses you’ll see this year, you need to look to Alexandra Grecco. Their designers are modern, clean, unique, with just a touch of edge. In 2020 they have two collections, the modern and eclectic Moonstone collection, and Lover of Mine, which hints at historical influences.

Moonstone offers simple and modern designs, from slip-style dresses to jumpsuits and two-piece sets. These designs are perfect for the bride who wants to step away from the traditional, and they reflect the city they were designed in – New York. Lover of Mine is romantic in a classic sense, that nods to European chic.

Price Range: $2,000 – $6,000

4

Sottero & Midgley

Classic, Elegant, and Luxurious

Price Range: $1,400 – $4,000

Courtesy Sottero & Midgley

“Their silhouettes are form flattering and sexy”

Why Choose Sottero & Midgley:

Sottero & Midgley designs are classic, elegant, and luxurious. If you’ve imagined feeling like a starlet on your wedding day, or how you’ll look stepping off a boat and walking along a dock on Lake Como in Italy, that’s the image these dresses evoke.

Their silhouettes are form flattering and sexy, without losing their elegance and romanticism. Their lacework and beading is intricate, and the pure white satins they use are like nothing you’ll see on another dress in this price bracket. View the collection here.

Cheapest Sottero & Midgley Dress:

Sottero & Midgley’s gowns range from the affordable to something only brides with larger budgets would consider, so you’ll have to be careful. Again, without buying a sample or preowned, you won’t find one of their gowns online, and their retailers seem to play their cards close to their chests when it comes to pricing. They start at $1,400, but if your budget won’t stretch to their high end options, it’s worth telling the store assistant so when you browse.

Price Range: $1,400 – $4,000

5

Jenny Yoo Bridal

Classic, Elegant, and Luxurious

Price Range: $1,100 – $3,200

Courtesy Jenny Yoo

Why Choose Jenny Yoo:

Jenny Yoo’s 2020 Spring collection consists of just 11 dresses that are classic and romantic. The cuts flatter all body shapes and sizes – another big plus of the Jenny Yoo bridal range is that these dresses would largely suit brides of any age, which can be a concern for brides who are getting married later in life.

Cheapest Jenny Yoo Dress:

While you can’t order Jenny Yoo wedding gowns online, you can view all the dresses and their prices. The cheapest dress available is the Ashton, which is $1,100, closely followed by the Channing, at $1,300.

Price Range: $1,100 – $3,200

6

Mywony Bridal

Classic, Elegant, and Luxurious

Price Range: $980 – $2,000

Courtesy Mywony Bridal

Why Choose Mywony:

Mywony Bridal look like all the wedding dresses you’ve seen in the pages of Vogue, or imagined in fantasy novels. Their designs are breathtaking, unique, and delicate. They focus their collections on the use of Tulle, Lace, and Silk – and what they do with those fabrics has to be seen to be believed. See their full collection (and prices) here.

Cheapest Mywony Dress:

Mywony is unique in that you can purchase some of their dresses through Etsy. Their cheapest dress is the Felicia dress at around $813.

Price Range: $980 – $2,000

7

BHLDN

Budget Style

Price Range: $168 – $2,495

Courtesy BHLDN

Why Choose BHLDN:

BHLDN by Anthropologie is a great option for the bride on a budget, or anyone who doesn’t want to go and try on a million dresses. BHLDN offers “virtual fittings” too, so you can still get all the help you need without the physical fuss. Their dresses come from a range of designers (including their own), in all styles (even one in black!), so it’s a great place to find what you need if you’re determined to buy online. See their range here.

Price Range: $168 – $2,495

8

Daughters of Simone

Daring Style

Price Range: $1,195 – $2,610

Courtesy Daughters of Simone

Why Choose Daughters of Simone:

Why Choose Daughters of Simone:
Because you’re a free spirit who is all about a bohemian lifestyle. Their gowns are simple, with relaxed and romantic silhouettes that will look best in hot environments. Their gowns aren’t like others in this style – many of their gowns are for daring women who know exactly what look they want. See the collection here.

Cheapest Daughters of Simone Dress:

The Gaga Dress is $1,195, but the majority of their dresses start at $1,600.

Price Range: $1,195 – $2,610

9

Grace Loves Lace

Picture-Perfect Wedding

Price Range: $1,087 – $3,764

Courtesy Grace Loves Lace

Why Choose Grace Loves Lace:

If you’ve spend the last five years pinning those picture-perfect wedding dresses on Pinterest, you’ll have a hard time choosing from Grace Loves Lace’s range! Every dress in their collection is youthful, elegant, and romantic – you won’t find princess dresses here, only form-flattering dresses that look as at home on the beach as they would by a lake or walking through a meadow. View the collection here..

Cheapest Grace Loves Lace Dress:

There are three dresses at approximately $1,087, the Florence Ivory, the Mia, and the Nia 2.0.  

Price Range: $1,087 – $3,764

10

Self-Portrait

Bohemian-Feeling Bridal

Price Range: $563 – $938

Courtesy Alexandra Grecco

Why Choose Self-Portrait:

Best known for their iconic lace cocktail dresses, self-portrait now have a similar bohemian-feeling bridal line at a great price point. If you’ve ever lusted after their intricately laced dresses, you need to see their bridal range, which is equally elegant and understated. See the full collection here.

Cheapest Self-Portrait Dress:

They have two dresses at their lowest price point, this Cream Satin Maxi Dress, and this Diamante-Trimmed Pleated Chiffon Midi Dress.  

Price Range: $563 – $938

Do I have to buy a designer wedding dress?

No, of course not! If parting with that much money for a dress you’ll only wear once brings you out in hives, there are plenty of other options that will still make you look and feel a million dollars on your wedding day, but won’t have cost it!

We’ve got lists for amazing affordable plus size dresses, eco- and bank-friendly wedding dresses, and even wedding dresses you can buy for under $100 – and are a complete steal

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