Modest Wedding Dresses Under $400

Are you looking for affordable modest wedding dresses and affordable for you means “less than $500?” Start here, with this roundup of modest wedding dresses under $400!

Modest Wedding Dresses Under $400

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A few other things to note before you proceed:

1) Modest wedding dresses in these lower prices ranges are often sold online/mail order. That’s not the ideal way to buy a wedding dress because, duh, you can’t try it on (or if you can try it on through a try on program it will probably cost you). However, that may turn out to be your best option. Just make sure you think through your decision carefully and read all the policies.

2) Inclusion in this price category is based on the price listed in the dress description at the time that I visited the site to obtain that information. Prices can change!

3) When I give the sizes in inches (like this 32/25/35) that means bust/waist/hip measurements.

From Emma Bridals

EB7574 is an a-line chiffon dress with an embroidered lace bodice. Bateau neckline of sheer chiffon illusion. Short lace sleeves.

The non-chiffon portion of the bodice may be rather low-cut.

Available in white and ivory. Shown in salmon.

Size range appears to be 0 (33/25/37) to 28 (60/52/64).

From Virtuous Prom

Virtuous Prom wedding dresses are sold online through their website.

Aliyah is a chiffon dress with a hand pleated bodice and waist. Gathered chiffon skirt. Short sleeves with beading. Mandarin collar is also beaded. Fully lined.

Shown in white. Also available in ivory.

No size chart.

Ellie is a chiffon dress with many details. Fully lined. Cap sleeves.

No size chart. Only in white.

Kim is a fancy wedding gown with beading, lace, and a tulle skirt with train. Mandarin collar and cap sleeves.

Available in white or ivory.

No size chart.

Kim wedding gown with long sleeve option!

Zoe is a chiffon wedding dress with flutter sleeves and a ruffled skirt.

Available in white .

Size range: Small (34.5/27/37) to Large (40.5/33/43).


Blush creates wedding dresses designed to be comfortable. Sizes range from XXS to 4XL (that means measurements of 33/26/36 to 48/41/51). There’s a specific Curvy & Plus collection for sizes XL-4XL. I believe comparable dresses are available in both the smaller and plus size ranges, so if you see something you like but it’s not in your size range, poke around and see what you can find! Dresses are sold through the website.

Many dresses are rather modest to begin with, though some of us would want higher necklines or other improvements. Camisoles or modesty pieces may work for some (such as v-necklines) but custom changes are available. I don’t know what the cost would be for customization but I think many of the dresses would require relatively minor changes.

Ivory puffed sleeves wedding dress #1283.

Wedding dress with lace bodice, wrap neckline, puffed 3/4 length sleeves. Made of fine, soft floral lace. Fully lined (except for sleeves) with stretch fabric.

Deep V-neckline would require layering or customization.

Sizes XS through 4XL (see measurements in intro above for a general idea of what that range means).

Square Neckline Wedding Dress #1282.

Stretch lace wedding dress with square neckline and long sleeves. Fully lined with stretch fabric (except for sleeves).

If you think the neckline might be too low, inquire about customization.

Sizes XS-4XL (see intro above for a general idea of what that means).

Wedding Dress Separates, Skirt and Top #1252.

Vintage style lace skirt and top. Top has round neckline and 3/4 sleeves. Bodice is lined. Sleeves are not.

A-line maxi skirt with elastic waistband.

Sizes XS-4XL (see intro above for a general idea of what that means).


Plus size clothing for women. Kiyonna sizing is 0X to 5X, which compares to sizes 10-12 through 30-32. Measurements ( in inches) range of 40.5/35.5/44.5 through 68/62/72.

Starlight Sequined Wedding Gown has a sequined lace bodice and a classic pleated A-line skirt with pockets. Surplice neckline, 3/4 length lines sleeves.

Deep V neck would require layering.


History inspired fashions. Many are modest.

Typical sizing: XS (2-4) through 4XL (30-32). Measurement range (in inches) is bust 33/waist 24 through bust 58/waist 53.

Adora is an Edwardian style white cotton batiste dress almost completely covered in lace and satin trimmings. High-waisted with elbow length sleeves.

Civial War Era/Victorian style dupioni suit.

Available in white or ivory with white or ivory trim.

Did you enjoy this round up of modest wedding dresses under $400? If you haven’t already been there, be sure to check out the post Modest Bridal Gowns Under $500 for more “under $500” options!

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