10 Designer Gowns for Under $2600

Franki Hobson


Mar 05, 2014

Float down the aisle in your A-list dream gown, minus the price tag with these stunners from Savvy Brideswho specialise in pre-loved designer wedding gowns and new dresses by up-and-coming designers for under $2600. Sometimes less really is more…


1. Go vintage with a simple ivory silk slip with shoulder detailing – this stunner is as stylish as it is sophisticated. The deep V-neck back and bias-cut add shape in all the right places and is perfect for athletic figures. ‘Susannah’ by Johanna Johnson, $2450.


2. Perfect for a bride with curves. The cap sleeves flatter broader shoulders while the lace adds a feminine feel. ‘Marigold’ by Sally Eagle, $2500.


3. Highlight your waist and show off beautifully defined collarbones with a sweetheart neckline and structured bodice – the perfect A-line for pear shape curves. ‘Camille’ by Sally Eagle, $2000.


4. Create curves with a lace diamond shape sheer back, which directs the eye from the top downwards. Sheer lace is not only sexy but romantic too, while the cinched in waistline will add an hourglass shape to your curves. ‘Rosella’ by Sally Eagle, $2500.


5. Ethereal, beautiful, traditional… The ‘Vionnet’ works its’ magic in spades. Delicate lace and a three quarter length waist will elongate the torso, while the belt emphasises a small waist. V-necklines work to create bust shape even on an A-cup bride. ‘Vionnet’ by Jenny Yoo, $2200.


6. Beautifully soft and romantic, the delicate lace three-quarter sleeves, teamed with a sweetheart neckline keep all the attention on the waist and upwards, while the flowing skirt does wonders to disguise a bigger lower half. ‘Camilla’ by Jenny Yoo, $1890.


7. Be the Greek Goddess in a sheer and floaty overlay. Deep V-necks move the eye from the décolletage down through to the cinched waist with jewel detailing and outwards to the flowing skirt. ‘Magnolia’ by Jenny Yoo, $1790.


8. Classic, timeless and ultra-feminine. The corsetry smoothes the silhouette and creates structure, while the soft draping ensures no ‘bumps’ of skin are visible, like some clingy silks will. ‘Tara’ by Amy Kuschel, $2500.


9. The perfect gown for a country or garden wedding with a modern spin on tradition. This vintage ivory lace sheath has a flattering deep V-neck and empire waistline help to elongate the torso. ‘Silver Falls’ by Elizabeth Dye, $2490.


10. Be the English rose in a frock that’s part ballerina bride and part boho, with lace overlay and a structured corset cinched at the waist and flowing A-line skirt. ‘For Emily’ by Elizabeth Dye, $2090


By Franki Hobson


Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.


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