- H&M has launched its very first bridal collection with prices starting at £79.99
- Are currently three bridal styles available to buy with another set to launch
- But can you tell the high-street versions from their designer counterparts
With wedding season coming up dozens of brides-to-be will be forking out thousands for their dream dress – however, H&M has proven that needn’t be the case.
The high-street giant has launched its very first bridal collection with wedding gowns costing as little as £79.99.
As well as a range of white dresses the chain has also released a line of bridesmaids ensembles for the budget conscious bride.
But can YOU tell the difference between the bargain bridal-wear and their designer counterparts?
Cheap and chic: This classic lace gown is H&M’s priciest at £149.99 (left) while a not dissimilar version from Dolce & Gabbana comes in at £11,750 (right)
H&M joins the likes of Missguided, Oasis and French Connection who have all offered bargain bridal lines.
There are currently three frocks on offer and one awaiting its release later this Spring.
The designs are fuss-free including a 70s Halston style cream number with diamante detailing at £79.99, a spaghetti-strap mesh dress at £119.99 and a classic full-length lace gown the priciest at £149.99.
Yet to be released is a sleeveless lace wrap-dress on the cheaper end of the spectrum at just £79.99.
Splash the cash? This dress by Needle & Thread is £650 at Net-a-Porter (left) but a convincing alternative will cost you just £79.99 at H&M
Budget bride: A 70s champagne coloured gown is just £79.99 at H&M (left) while this Roksanda alternative is an eye-watering £1,995 (right)
Spaghetti-strapped for cash! An embellished gown from Needle & Thread is £350 (left) while a comparable option from H&M is £119.99
The dresses all steer clear of the traditional virgin white with all four dresses available in an off-white.
This is in-keeping with the predicted bridal trends for 2018 with searches for rose-coloured dresses up by 46 per cent and champagne-coloured dresses up by 358 per cent.
When it comes to bridesmaids dresses H&M has opted for a range of muted tones including lilac and blush pink through to stronger jewel colours like emerald.
Again the brand appears to have paid attention to the trend forecast for the wedding party with Wedding Wire listing colours such as ‘nostalgic rose’ and jewel-toned dresses as the 2018’s most popular colours.
H&M has also launched a selection of bridesmaids dresses in a range of muted tones including this one coming in at £49.99