My biggest issue with a lot of the budget savvy high street W-day gown campaigns was always the styling, it was always a bit….naff. And often made the dresses look well….a bit cheap. Now I realise I sound like a bit of a contradiction here as this post is after all, about finding frocks that don’t break the bank, but what I mean is this – it’s easy to be put off what might be a beautiful bargain when first impressions are far from fabulous.
Luckily for you lovelies some high street stores are really pulling out all of the stops to make sure their pretty is exactly that – Pretty. As you would have seen from the recent Monsoon post, these “under £500” numbers can appear just as catwalk-worthy as a designer version with the right accessories and photography.
One of my favourite collections at the moment is from Coast, synonymous with supplying maids across the nation with elegant and sophisticated loveliness they are now trying their hand at the ultimate big day prize, kitting out the bride.
The Avalana, if you your legs are your best asset then seriously – what’s not to love? maximum pin-flashing potential meets frill-seeking frockalicious. £450.
The Venetia, A whole lot of slinky style for £395. And I’m loving the champagne hue of the chiffon with the co-ordinating belt detail.
Coast are also delivering on the short and sexy front:
The Freyja, would work for a stunning city civil, a stylish second dress or as a really generous treat for your best girls.
The Petunia, ridiculously feminine with a sweet heart neckline, full A-line skirt and laser-cut applique florals.
Both are just £295 each.
Loving the statement ( but bargain basement) jewels on the bridal models? well that’s good, because you can purchase those from Coast too.
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I am all about the arm and the neck candy this year. Especially if it’s this delicious and this purse friendly.
Of course it’s not just Coast that have some truly lovely items in stock at the moment, check out your local department stores for glamorous gowns and an abundance of awesome accessories…..
Well then, you should go have a sneaky peeky. The bejewelled bodice and feathered skirt of the “Cher” and the vintage-inspired silhouette of the “Louisa” are definitely worth a butchers, particularly considering they are only £450 a pop.
So lovelies, do tell us whether it’s under £500 for you come W-day…..
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