5 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns Under $500

The average bride spends about $1,200 on her wedding dress. We always love a good challenge and this week it was finding you some stunning gowns at less than half the price.

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J. Crew

An unadorned gown with a stunning silhouette is one way to keep costs low and style high.

Sararose Gown, $450, JCrew.com

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JS Collections

Here's another cost-saving tip: consider rich textured fabric instead of expensive embellishments. We're also a huge fan of this gown for the sexy yet sophisticated slim fit that falls right above the ankles.

JS Collections Soutache Overlay Gown, $268, Nordstrom.com

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Take the plunge with a knock-out cut-out gown (which helps save on material costs). The illusion panels keep the look wedding appropriate.

Magdalena Draped Jersey Evening Gown, $348, BCBG.com

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Ann Taylor

This strapless A-line gown is a classic stunner, while the subtle tulle blooms on the skirt gives it an extra something special.

Tulle Bloom Strapless Gown, $495, AnnTaylor.com

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Keeping your gown short and sweet can also keep your budget in check. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style--the little bow cinched at the waist and the scalloped lace overlay makes this dress look chic.

Tatiana Dress, $460, Kirribilla.com

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