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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Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.


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