Tis the season to shop for bridal gowns. Honestly. And even if you are not getting married anytime soon, the thought of donning a gorgeous white dress certainly would appease some passion in your heart. If you have already set the date, or the question has merely been popped, you are going to be looking for incredibly beautiful pieces, perhaps even brand names, for rather affordable prices. Affordable can mean many things in the bridal world, for some meaning it costs under $10,000, and for others it ranging between the $300 to $800 mark. We are going to go with the latter actually, where our target lies under $1000 for spectacular bridal gowns. Of course, we are a species who appreciates great quality and strives to combine that with an affordable price. When it comes to bridal pieces, that combination becomes all the more imperative. Which is where Net-A-Porter comes in with its new range of bridal dresses that retail for under $1000!
We have known Net-A-Porter to be an online retailer that specializes and offers designer merchandise, from the top brands to the newest entries in the fashion world. It also has its own line and the latest news is that it has come into collaboration with British label Needle & Thread to put together its first bridal collection done as such. While it may not be known for having pieces that are the most affordable, we can certainly say that finding the bridal versions for under $1000 is quite the steal. Particularly since there are so many which begin from $200! It really makes us go gaga here, since these looks can easily be incorporated into our wardrobes later on as well. And why not? Why should our dresses be made such as we would not be able to wear them again after the night of the ball?
So what exactly is included in Net-a-Porter’s bridal collection for 2016? We have crop tops and bridal tulle skirts in the $200 ranges, floor sweeping tulle gowns for $800, and so much more. While many of the pieces are interchangeable and you can mix and match to your heart’s delight, others are gorgeous dresses on their own, some with long sleeves and others spaghetti strapped.
We do have a few that pass the $1000 threshold, with hand beaded pieces going for $1697 and long-sleeve embroidered tulles for $1298. It is not that big of a difference in any case and the options available for under that price vary. There are 13 different looks to choose from, as the collaboration is brought to light.
The best part is that if you pick up a few of the mix and match styles, you can have a different dress to wear at every occasion, ranging from the dinner parties to the church, the reception and all that happens afterwards. “She’s looking to invest in something that feels and looks like it’s one of a kind—and yet is able to be styled down so she can wear it again. Why shouldn’t she be able to?” said Hannah Coffin, the founder of Needle & Thread.
Photos courtesy of Net-a-Porter