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    43 Dresses To Keep On Hand For The Next Wedding You Have To Attend

    *checks calendar* Oh, that wedding is next weekend. *Screams*

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    1. An embellished mesh sleeve bodycon dress giving me true 10/10 vibes. I mean, you'll look (and feel) S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G in this number.

    2. An open-back slip dress you won't want to ~slip~ out of at the end of the night, because it's so comfortable. And who even has the energy for that after spending hours killing it on the dance floor?

    3. A knee-length floral swing dress all your friends will be messaging you about (asking where you got it from).

    Reviewer wearing the boat neck 3/4-sleeve dress in teal with pink and green flowers all over it
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in navy blue.

    Promising review: "You won’t regret purchasing this dress! I purchased the green floral dress and wore it at a wedding and got SO many compliments. The dress is so comfortable and has pockets. It does need a slip." —Yomama

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 14–24 and in six colors and patterns).

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    4. An off-the-shoulder maxi with pockets (!!!) so you don't have to worry about where to put your phone, lipstick, or – of course – tissues. *sniff, sniff*

    Reviewer wearing the off-the-shoulder ruffle maxi dress in navy blue with a slit up the side.
    reviewer wearing the dress in black

    Promising review: "THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST-BUY. I wore this to a wedding, and I got so many compliments. I will be buying more in other colors. I didn't have to wear a bra either, which is a plus. The elastic is really a life saver. The dress didn't go down to the floor, which was nice because the wedding was outside. YOU NEED THIS DRESS. It's a closet staple." —Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 20 colors and patterns).

    5. A cut-out twist midi dress made to be light and airy, so it won't even bother you when the sun is beating down on you during the ceremony. Now you can focus on the groom's reaction to seeing the bride (which is always the best part).

    model wearing a black and green floral midi dress

    6. A mock-neck mini dress that comes in a variety of playful patterns you can sport to your next wedding or out to brunch with the besties. We love a piece that can do both!

    reviewer photo of them wearing the floral dress
    reviewer photo of them posing in the black and yellow floral dress

    Promising review: "I love the fit. I wore this to a wedding and received so many compliments. The material is thinner but the fit and long sleeves allowed me to put some layers underneath. I am 5’4” and 200-lbs with a larger bust. Very comfortable and cute." –Ashley Hensley 

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and in 27 prints).

    7. A tie-neck cocktail dress with fun ruffle detailing because it's totally okay to love cheap ~frills~.

    8. A striking floral maxi dress with front button detailing and a skirt slit that'll give your legs plenty of room to dance the night away and make frequent trips to the open bar (because what else are weddings for?). 

    model wearing the floral maxi dress and showing off the front skirt slit

    Curverra is a Black woman–owned small business offering an array of stylish clothes for curvy bodies. 

    Get it from Curverra for $69.95 (available in sizes 1X–3X). 

    9. A V-neck patterned tie-waist dress at such a great price, you won't even care when you accidentally spill a little champagne on it. Whoops!

    Reviewer wearing the knee-length dress with a tie around the waist and a geometric pattern in white, pink, light blue, and navy blue.
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in blue with a pink floral pattern to it.

    Promising review: "What can I say, this dress was great. I wore it to a wedding and between guests at the wedding and friends seeing photos on social media, I had a TON of people ask me where I got it. It was perfect for a summer wedding. I wear a size small, and I am 5'7" and had no issue with the fit of the dress. It was still loose which I like with the belt. I'm very satisfied with the dress and especially because of the unbeatable price." —Marney Harlow

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98+ (available in sizes XS–3X and in 16 patterns).

    10. smocked midi dress with timeless trends like puff sleeves and a ruffled skirt you'll want to wear to every spring and summer wedding from here to eternity. 

    model wearing the light blue floral smocked midi dress
    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Promising review: "This dress is adorable, and it fits as expected. It’s very form fitting and the sleeves are gorgeous. I can’t wait to wear this when the weather gets warmer ☀️" –Allie

    Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $130 (available in sizes XXS–XL, three lengths, and in three colors and patterns). 

    11. A V-neck wrap sweater dress perfect for that late-fall, early-winter wedding when you want to feel stylish but also not freeze the moment you step outside.

    12. A fun and flirty ruffled wrap dress that comes in both short and long sleeve varieties, so you don't have to sacrifice a cute outfit for a seasonally appropriate one. 

    reviewer photo of them wearing the dark green wrap dress with long sleeves
    reviewer photo of them wearing the blue mini wrap dress with short sleeves

    Promising review: " Loved the dress was a little scared it would be too short but it was good because it’s a little longer on the back and front. Wore it to a wedding and was perfect. I got a medium and I am 5’6" and 160 lbs. The material is stretchy and not too sheer, nothing shows so you don’t have to wear items underneath." –Erick

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 35 styles). 

    13. A sheer panel mermaid dress everyone will ~flip~ over when they see you in it (yes, even the bride), because they'll see just how confident it makes you feel.

    14. A crossover V-neck printed stunner just begging for you to take it on the dance floor and show off all your moves.

    model wearing the black wrap-style dress with blue and white flowers all over it

    15. A key-hole maxi dress for when you want to be a little more covered up but still feel amazing.

    Reviewer wearing the long-sleeved dress in yellow
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in purple with a belt

    Promising review: "Ladies, I know you may be contemplating......but buy the damn dress!!! It’s ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! I wore it to a wedding and got so many compliments. I typically wear a size 12/14 and was nervous about the 1x, but it fit great. It was a little on the long side, but I managed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes L–3X Plus and in seven colors).

    16. A lace-sleeve chiffon tunic you can wear with or without a belt, so that's basically two dresses in one.

    Reviewer wearing the tunic with lace sleeves in navy blue with a belt around the waist
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in black with no belt

    Promising review: "The dress is adorable. I love the vintage-y vibe. It fits my aesthetic perfectly! I'm not sure if I could pull it off for more casual wear like other reviewers, but it's a great cocktail dress. I'm looking forward to wearing it to yet another wedding." —mkejen

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in two colors).

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    17. A lacy pink mini dress so cute, you may feel the urge to sneak into the background (or foreground, TBH) of each one of the photographer's shots (because this dress deserves to be documented). 

    front of a model wearing the pink lace mini dress
    back of a model wearing the pink lace mini dress

    Promising review: "If you like a fit and flare style this dress is a perfect elevated option. Comes with a slip which makes things so much easier and the pattern is perfect to go braless the texture of the lace does a great job holding its structure. I would also say this is true to size based on the sizing chart. Very happy!" –Lyndlee

    Get it from ModCloth for $69.99 (originally $109; available in sizes 0–16). 

    18. rainbow striped midi dress that's basically guaranteed to make you the center of attention on and off the dance floor (so long as the happy couple is elsewhere, of course). 

    A model laying in the grass while wearing the  rainbow puff sleeve square neck midi dress
    Mr Water New York on Etsy

    Mr. Water New York is a New York–based, Asian American woman–owned independent fashion brand established in 2017 filled with unique pieces. 

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress!! I get so many compliments when I wear it and it’s truly one of a kind." —Victoria Kennedy

    Get it from Mr. Water New York on Etsy for $89 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    19. An off-the-shoulder ruffle bodycon dress you won't have a ~ruff~ time wearing because it will make you feel like a million bucks when you put it on.

    20. A strapless dress with a boho flair you can pair with sandals for a casual, beachy wedding or dress up with heels for a more formal ceremony. 

    reviewer photo of them wearing the white and colorful floral print dress
    reviewer photo of them posing in the green floral dress

    Promising review: "Loved the dresses. They were perfect for an outdoor rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding. They were both comfortable and dressy enough for the occasion." –Denise Grayson

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 31 designs). 

    21. A floral maxi dress you'll really ~bloom~ in because flowers are appropriate for a wedding, no matter what season it is. 

    Reviewer wearing the v-neck short-sleeved maxi in black with white, red, and green floral print.
    A different reviewer wearing the maxi in navy with yellow sunflowers all over it

    Promising review: "I was nervous ordering this for a wedding, but, gah, I love it! I got so many compliments. It’s made of great fabric and is very flattering! I love the pockets. I felt so comfy all night. I'm planning on ordering another in a different color." —Jessica Jeffries

    Get it from Amazon for $22.09+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 20 patterns).

    22. A tank dress so ~red hot~ you'll feel like the dancing girl emoji, you know this one 💃, especially after you start showing everyone up on the dance floor.

    model wearing the calf-length tank dress in red with bows on top of either shoulder

    23. A high-neck short-sleeve lace cocktail dress you can wear no matter the dress code. Pair this with the right shoes and accessories, and it can go from a beach wedding to a black-tie one.

    24. A puff-sleeve striped dress so unique and different, you'll want to wear it to every single wedding you have coming up. Hey, if people can wear the same suit repeatedly, I think it's only fair to wear the same great dress again and again!

    model wearing the knee-length puff-sleeve dress with green, white, orange, and pink stripes all over it

    25. A V-neck spaghetti strap number that will hug your bod and make you feel amazing. Plus, it comes in so many different colors, you should stock up and wear a different color to every wedding you have on the calendar.

    26. A bright n' cheery yellow skater dress with a pretty lace overlay, which everyone knows is a necessity for twirling on the dance floor. 

    model wearing the lacy yellow skater dress

    Promising review: "It is an awesome dress for a spring or summer outing! It is also true to size. I would recommend this dress to friends." –Clet

    Get it from Torrid for $55.65 (originally $79.50; available in sizes 10–30). 

    27. A high-low dress you can wear off-the-shoulder or not, because options are great, especially if you're going from a church ceremony to a more relaxed reception.