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9 Classic Gowns That Won't Break The Bank

Dawn Strong

The royal engagement news is all anyone here at SMP can talk about and - ohmygosh - we can't wait to see THE dress. We're putting our money on a classic with a twist style gown that will completely wow, just like the breathtaking designs from the geniuses at Rebecca Ingram. From figure-flattering silhouettes to stunning embellishments, we're counting down nine of our faves below. And, bonus: they're also budget friendly.

Dresses Shown (Clockwise, Top to Bottom): Olivia, Helena, Kaitlyn

Dress: Olivia Why We Love It: Guess what? You don't need to find a real-life prince to have that fairytale wedding of your dreams, and the Olivia is proving that point whole-heartedly. From the illusion bateau neckline to the flowing layers of tulle, you'll be channeling your inner Grace Kelly in no time at all.

Dress: HelenaWhy We Love It: We're never one to argue with the comfort of a spaghetti strap design and the Helena makes it so, so easy to dance the night away in absolute style. We can't decide what we adore more - the crystal, pearl and bead accents, the gorgeous lace trim or the ruching detail that is sooo flattering. We're going to go with all of the above on this one.

Dress: KaitlynWhy We Love It: You know it's all in the details and the lace appliqués on the Kaitlyn are most definitely a stand-out feature. We're also loving the keyhole back, the off-the-shoulder neckline and covered buttons. This one definitely screams princess.

Dresses Shown (Clockwise, Top to Bottom): Bernice, Carrie, Hope

Dress: BerniceWhy We Love It: When it comes to show-stopping ballgowns, it honestly doesn't get much prettier than Bernice. Think a voluminous tulle skirt, a strapless neckline and a Swarovski crystal belt. This one is a show-stopper for sure.

Dress: CarrieWhy We Love It: We can always count on Rebecca Ingram to deliver the romance. Case in point? The Carrie gown. With a lace bodice and ball gown skirt, it's all about the amour.

Dress: HopeWhy We Love It: Fact: you don't have to rock a ball gown to look like a princess... sometimes a fit-and-flare in allover-lace will do the trick. We're obsessed with Hope for its double-keyhole back and scalloped edging. It's a little bit fairytale, a little bit vintage and all sorts of gorgeous.

Dresses Shown (Clockwise, Top to Bottom): Juniper, Debbie, Nancy

Dress: JuniperWhy We Love It: Soft and simple, the Juniper seamlessly combines sweet AND sexy. From the Aria Chiffon skirt to the beaded lace top, it's perfect for a garden wedding or an "I do" in your neighborhood church. We love, love, LOVE it.

Dress: DebbieWhy We Love It: Did we mention that we can't get enough of spaghetti straps? The Debbie rocks one of our fave necklines, plus textured tulle, lace motifs and covered buttons down the back. Oh, and there's a detachable train. So awesome.

Dress: NancyWhy We Love It: You know we love ourselves a sleeved gown, especially when it comes to the Nancy. This cap-sleeved beauty also boasts an illusion scoop back and a fit-and-flare silhouette that will show off all of your curves in all of the right places. Plus, it shimmers, you guys. It shimmers.

You don't have to compromise style or quality to find that classic dream gown. Just head to Rebecca Ingram to find a retailer near you to peruse all of the lovely designs in one of their three collections - Olivia, Kaitlyn and Juniper. "The One" is waiting.