7 Vegan-Friendly Wedding Dresses Under $500

March 21, 2014

What better way to celebrate Friday than with some vegan-friendly wedding dress viewing? This time I picked affordable wedding dresses under $500. Pin to your heart’s content, dumplings!

Bohemian bride:

Wedding Dresses Under $500

Free People Studded Lace Party Dress, $300

Wear a wildflower crown over a loose braid, and say your vows in an open field at sunset. 95% Cotton and 5% Nylon.

Glamorous bride:

Wedding dresses under $500

Sue Wong beaded and embroidered dress with deep V back, $510

Okay, so I cheated a bit and went $10 over budget, but I couldn’t resist. Match the opulence of the Art-Deco mansion and wear this intricate, glamorous dress. Think romantic but luxurious: chandeliers, gladiolus, lilies, etc. Nylon. Fully beaded.

Modern bride:

Wedding Dresses under $500

“Leighton” dress in cream by Frock LA, $270

Let your body do the talking in this body-con stunner. Perfect for an art gallery wedding followed by an intimate, candlelit dinner reception. Calla lilies not included. 95% bamboo and 5% Spandex. Made with 100% non toxic vegetable dyes.

Romantic bride:

Vegan Friendly Wedding Dresses Under $500

Oleander lace sheath, $168

This reminds me of 60’s Sicilian romance. Wear your hair in a center part with low, voluminous bun, or loose waves, and channel your inner Southern Italian bella donna. Cotton and polyester lace dress with light mint underlay

Lace wedding dress - detail

Isn’t this so pretty or what?!

Retro Bride:

Wedding dresses under $500

Jayna Cotton blend Jacquard Lace Dress, $550 by Alice + Olivia

(Overbudget again! but $50 is a worthy investment, right?) Wear a teased French twist, red lips, little wrist-length gloves, and your cutest pointy-toe pumps. With the money you save from the dress, book a vintage cab in pastel, and drive away in style!

Sophisticated bride:

Wedding dresses under $500

Sleeveless illusion neckline dress, $370, by Tadashi Shoji

You are more subtle than sultry. “Elegance is simplicity” is your mantra. Wear this elegant piece by dress master Tadashi Shoji with a chignon, rose-y lips and cheeks, and your signature jewelry that you wear everyday–because you’re getting married, not abandoning your personal style.

Shabby-chic Bride:

Wedding Dresses under $500

Lulu wedding dress with 3D organza flowers, L250 by Phase Eight

If you’re having a garden wedding with lots of homemade touches and baby’s breath sprays, this lovely textured dress fits perfectly. Nylon.

Also see: 10 Step Guide to Planning Your Vegan Wedding

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Juhea is the founder and editor of Peaceful Dumpling and the author of bestselling novel Beasts of a Little Land. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, @juhea_writes and Pinterest.


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