While brides can happily find affordable gowns well under $2,000, we can’t help but stop and stare at dresses with price tags that are often several times that figure. Luxury gowns come with glitz, glam and often custom finishes that catch the eye and tempt fiancés forward. The designs are either awe-inspiring or so eclectic that many can’t help but gawk. Flip through some of our favorites.
Filigree Dress – $33,000
White tulle, blue crystals, pearl droplets and metallic threadwork flow together to create this stunning silhouette. Created by Cucculelli Shaheen, the Filigree dress takes about 3,270 hours to hand-embroider and all pieces are made-to-order.
Sheer Illusion Sheath Wedding Dress – $32,600
Gowns designed by Pnina Tornai are often associated with the words “sexy,” “revealing” and “daring.” Brides who want to show off their curves and make a statement when walking down the aisle often gravitate toward her signature style, and this sheer dress is no different. Made with a dramatic tulle plisse flower skirt and mirror crystal applique, this gown is bound to turn heads.
Multi Ad Astra Dress – $20,400
Brides love a dress with bling and Cucculelli Shaheen delivers. Hand embroidered with sapphire, emerald, crystal, hematite, petal-shaped florets and more, this high-neck gown is dripping with jewels. Altogether, the creators spend 1,549 hours stitching each piece into place, and the effort surely shows.
Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown – $14,400
What’s more romantic than a ball gown, you ask? One that is covered in Swarovski crystals! The off-the-shoulder design by Tony Ward is sweet, subtle and boasts some of the most delicate beading.
Esperanza Gown Coat – $12,850
With a high neckline and long sleeves, this modest gown is carefully made-to-order for the most charming of brides. The floral lace falls delicately and creates a gorgeous halo around the bride’s feet, offering a trail behind her that complements the button enclosures on her back.
Strapless Sweetheart Ballgown – $12,520
The style number is #MaterialGirl for a reason! This ball gown by Reem Acra has a lot of personality with a beautiful sweetheart neckline and bold slit in the front.
White Constellation Bustier Dress – $12,000
The bride is the star of the show, and no other will shine as bright as her when donning this stunning constellation-themed gown. Layers of silk organza and silk georgette line the inside of the dress, offering a soft touch on the bride’s skin. Externally, guests will be wowed by the delicate beading, metallic threadwork and full skirt. The gown can is customizable and offers platinum, gold, silver or other metallic thread on any color base.
3D Textured Organza Wedding Dress – $11,995
When brides walk down the aisle, many feel as if they’re in a dream and walking on a cloud. Now, they can embody that very feeling with this 3D, cloud-like gown by Marchesa. The floral and organza texture is bound to standout and draw every eye in the room.
Rodarte Gown – $11,637
Artsy brides and gown connoisseurs will appreciate the careful work of MatchesFashion’s Chantilly lace design. The white rosettes boast a full bloom along the body, and the asymmetric bodice sweeps into a gorgeous slit.
3D Floral Embroidered Ball Gown – $10,995
Can’t get enough of Marchesa’s 3D gowns? Get inspired by this impressive ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and a ruched tulle bodice. The floral 3D texture, beading and threadwork add another layer that makes every detail pop.