This week's affordable wedding dresses post isn't inspired by a certain era, rather a certain look; an ethereal look. It's quite hard to explain the term ethereal but I'm sure you all know what I mean. An ethereal wedding dress is usually light and floaty, like Kate Moss's wedding dress and often infused with a natural feel.
An ethereal bride will look like she's almost from another world; a celestial being.
You may think that this sort of look will cost a fortune, but I've found five beautiful dresses that not only make perfect ethereal wedding dresses, but are also affordable.
Ethereal Fairytale Dress - Free People
With a name like Ethereal Fairytale Dress you know that this is going to be ideal as an ethereal wedding dress. It features a short strappy slip with a full-length lace overlay with fluted sleeves.
It's definitely far away from a traditional look but it's ideal for a bride who wants an ethereal and laid-back feel. It would be particularly perfect for a beach wedding.
Celine Silk Chiffon Gown - Dreamers & Lovers
Floaty sleeves are a staple of the ethereal wedding dress look, and this Celine wedding dress definitely delivers.The gown is crafted from chiffon and satin and manages to be both bohemian and elegant.
The sleeves are the main feature and make the dress ideal for a woodland wedding with a lot of flowers.
I also love the V-neck and the empire waist detailing. It's very feminine and a little bit elvish.
Kate - Ruche Bridal Collection
I was going to include this Ruche wedding dress in last week's Medieval Affordable Wedding Dresses list, but in the end I decided it would suit this one a lot better. It's a very unusual wedding dress, both in cut and colour. It has a dark gold lining overlayed with white chiffon. This creates a dusty pinky-gold colour which is feminine and unusual.
The pretty dress is wonderfully floaty and can be worn off or on the shoulders. Personally I prefer the off the shoulder look. It makes it that much more special and unique.
Custom Hand-Embroidered Whimsical Wedding Criss-Cross Long Dress - Etsy
This lovely wedding dress from Madabby on Etsy is weird and wonderful. It's a beautiful soft off-white dress made with criss-crossed lace and tulle. It creates a unique gown with a tight fitting bodice and a floaty skirt.
It also has beautiful floral embroidery which gives it a lovely finishing touch.
Emily Dress - Minna
Short wedding dresses can provide an ethereal look too. The Emily dress from Minna is short and sweet. It is made from Scottish lace and silk Georgette and has flower embellishments on the skirt.
It's a simple sleeveless dress but the material and the details make it extra-special. I love the way it's styled with a large flower belt and a floral crown.
That's all for this week folks. Check back next Monday for more affordable wedding dresses.