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    41 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.,

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous. I love the sleeves on this dress. They are absolutely beautiful. I’ve never seen any like those before. I will be wearing this dress to my son’s wedding." —monday19

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes L–4XL and in seven colors).

    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?

    Free People

    Promising review: "I bought this dress for a beach wedding, and it was perfect! The size was perfect. The material is stretchy and comfortable. Slightly see-through but in a good way." —Free People Customer

    Get it from Free People for $60 (available in sizes XS–XL and in nine colors).

    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 seven colors and patterns).

    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 $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XL 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 the midi pleated dress with short-sleeves and cut out sides and back in a light blue
    Who What Wear Collection

    Promising review: "One really gets a good bang for their buck with this dress. I can easily dress it up or keep it more casual depending on where I'm going. The quality is fantastic for the price point, it looks more expensive than it was, and the fit was spot on. Also, the blue is stunning in person. I may have to get the black one too." —Vanessa M.

    Get it from Who What Wear Collection for $155 (available in sizes XS–1X and in blue and black). 

    6. A puff-sleeve floral mini dress you can dress with a fun statement heel for the wedding but then also pull out of your closet when your girlfriends remind you that you have brunch plans. We love a dress that can do both!

    Beginning Boutique

    BTW — Beginning Boutique is a small woman-owned business based in Brisbane, Australia that has a variety of more affordable fashion pieces.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $59.99 (available in sizes 0–12).

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

    Promising review: "This is a very beautiful fashion-forward dress. It looks just like the picture states. I wore it to a wedding and received many compliments. Please note, the dress is not a stretchy material. Although I ordered a size up, I would suggest ordering one or two sizes up if you would like the dress to fit loose or fall closer to your knees because it’s very short." —Quinna LaMark-Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in four colors).

    8. A giraffe-print mesh dress for when you're feeling a bit ~wild~ — and by wild, I mean having so much fun, but not as much fun as the drunk groomsman who has definitely been served one too many...

    model wearing the mid-length high neck brown snakeskin print bodycon dress

    BTW — Curverra is a Black woman-owned business offering clothes for curvy women. They even offer many exclusive styles.

    Get it from Curverra for $48 (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 $30.99 (available in sizes XS–3X and in 10 patterns).

    10. A high-slit midaxi dress you can easily pair with a cardigan if the weather is a bit chillier than you were expecting.

    model wearing the mid-length spaghetti-strap dress in green with white flowers all over it
    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. The dress is also double-layered, so I don't need to wear a bra with it. It fit almost more like a maxi dress on me, but I'm 5'4". I love everything about the dress — the fit, material, and pattern are all amazing. It's worth it." Vivian

    Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $120 (available in sizes XXS–XXXL, petite, regular, and tall, and in five 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.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I got it for a February wedding, and it was perfectly warm and extremely comfortable. I received compliments on it. I highly recommend it for a fall/winter wedding. It’s also versatile enough that you can make it casual too with sneakers or flats. It’ll be good for work as well. Definitely get it!" —SillyBrunette

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in 16 colors).

    12. A wrap maxi dress with a high-low skirt to ensure that you don't have a wardrobe malfunction when someone accidentally steps on the front of your dress. Put on your favorite pair of heels and you'll feel comfortable and confident in this dress the whole time.

    model wearing the high-low wrap maxi dress with a tie skirt and buttons in mustard yellow
    Lilly's Kloset

    BTW — Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned online boutique that has been bringing women fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories since 2012. Their mission is to help dress women for their most memorable moments. This dress is 54 inches long.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $40 (originally $60; available in sizes S–L). 

    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.,

    Promising review: "This is a great dress. It's comfortable, fits beautifully except a bit overly large in the thigh area. But I sew and can fix that easily. It's very classy-looking. The mesh is dark enough that it looked fine with a strapless nude bra even though the bra came a little above the solid part of the dress. I first tried it on with a regular black bra (my strapless was in the wash), and it looked like part of the dress, if you want more coverage. I can't wait to wear it!" —K.A.T.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes L-5X and in five colors).

    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

    Plus, 10% of your purchase is donated to The Center for All Abilities, where the print of this dress was actually designed by one of the participants. 

    Get it from Alivia for $395 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors). 

    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 $38.99 (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 $32.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in four colors).

    17. A Hutch tiered maxi dress so cute, you may go out of your way to find the photographer and ask them to take a picture of you. A dress like this needs to be documented!

    model wearing the multi-colored blue tiered maxi dress with illustrations of pears and grapefruits all over it

    Get it from ModCloth for $199 (available in sizes 0–26). 

    18. A Frankly dress specifically designed to be worn without a bra so you don't even have to remember to pack one. Just put this dress in the bag, and you'll be G2G, no last-minute scrambling at the hotel required.

    two models wearing the mid-calf-length dress with sweetheart neckline in red and black
    Frankly / Via

    Plus, you can get a different size for your top versus your bottom, which means you won't have to spend time tailoring it!

    BTW — Frankly is a woman-founded small biz where everything is made to wear without a bra. The pieces give the wearer the benefits of a bra without actually having to wear one.  

    Promising review: "I love my dress! The cut is great and makes me feel confident wearing it — I especially love the bustier style top. The material feels light and nice to the touch. I think it could be dressed up or down, and I plan to wear it nonstop. Being able to ditch my bra is a major plus too. I highly recommend and can’t wait to purchase more products from Frankly." —Kara M.

    Get it from Frankly for $190 (available in sizes XS/XS–XXL/XL). 

    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.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this dress!!! It fit like a glove. I wore it to a friend's wedding, and people constantly came up to me and told me how beautiful the dress was. The material is thick ( but breathable) and stretchy. I paired it with some gold accessories, and everything seemed to go together." —Elizabeth Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 12 colors).

    20. A puff-sleeve midi dress giving me big "I am the main character of this fairytale" vibes. If the couple was able to find their happily ever after, your prince or princess might be just around the corner, too. Have faith (and maybe a bit of pixie dust, too!).

    model wearing the mid-calf length grey dress with black floral patter and puffle black sleeves

    Get it from J.Ing for $39.99 (available in sizes S–L). 

    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 $26.34 (available in sizes S–3X and in 25 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

    Get it from Reformation for $118 (available in sizes XS–XL). 

    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.,

    Promising review: "This dress was PERFECT for my friend's fall wedding. I saw a similar dress on another site at almost double the price, and I decided to take a chance on this. I am SO glad I did! It fit perfectly — it wasn't too tight or uncomfortable. I love that it's classy but still fitted and has the slit in the back for flair. I may even buy it in another color!" —Lauren Pearman

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes 4–10 and in black, green, and red).

    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

    Promising review: "This dress is so fresh and fun. The colours are nice, the fabric is great and it dressed me pretty well." —Marina S.Marina S.

    Get it from Eloquii for $119.95 (available in sizes 14–28). 

    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.,

    Promising review: "I was worried about ordering this dress because some of the reviews stated that the sizing is weird. I'm 5'4" and around 112lbs, so I ordered an XS, and it's PERFECT! I wore it to my brother's wedding and got so many compliments. The straps being adjustable helped to make it a perfect fit. This is my new go-to dress for weddings and other events. For those asking about what bra to wear, I just wore the silicone petal covers and they worked great with the dress." —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $35.92 (available in sizes 0–20 and in 30 colors).

    26. A mock neck midi dress you'll turn more heads in than the flower girl. I mean sure, she's cute and all, but when people see you in this number, you might as well just walk down the aisle.

    model wearing the mid-length high-neck dress in blue with black, orange, and pink flowers all over it

    Get it from Nordstrom for $89.97 (available in sizes 0–10). 

    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.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute! The fabric is really high quality, and the color is BEAUTIFUL. I wore it to a friend's wedding, and it got a little wrinkled in my suitcase, but my travel garment streamer got the wrinkles out in less than 5 minutes. I got lots of compliments in this baby! Highly recommend." —ShoSho

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors).

    28. A plunging floral maxi dress truly a stunner for that black-tie wedding you're invited to. And for less than $100? Now that's what we like to call a steal.

    model wearing the maxi plunging v-neck dress in dark green with floral lace overlay

    Get it from Tobi for $69 (originally $138; available in sizes S–L and in six colors). 

    29. A three-quarter-sleeve midi number with a very slight puff sleeve for a cute detail that'll help you feel stylish yet covered, which is great for all your October weddings. October is the new June in wedding world, apparently.,

    Promising review: "I loved this dress, and I'm picky about my clothes. I wore it to a wedding and received a lot of compliments. Loved, loved, loved the pockets. The fit was absolutely perfect. I bought the beige with pink/burgundy flowers. It's very attractive on and fun to wear. For the price, you can't go wrong. I dressed it up with pearls and pumps, and it was beautiful." —E. Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 12 patterns).

    30. A lace-tiered midi style basically made to be worn with a glass of champagne in your hand. Talk about classy. Just be sure you have a knife nearby to get those newlyweds to kiss!

    model wearing the ankle-length tiered lace short-sleeved high-neck dress in light green

    Get it from Boohoo for $44 (available in sizes 12–24 and in three colors). 

    31. An A-line swing one because wedding season is in full ~swing~ and wearing this dress will be a no-brainer.,

    Promising review: "I bought this to wear to a wedding, and it was so comfortable. I was able to dance all night in it. It was a little short for my taste when I moved, but nothing Spanx can't fix." —laura

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 29 colors and patterns).

    32. A flutter-sleeve wrap dress reviewers say is beautiful to wear at any stage of your life, including pregnancy and post-partum. Keep this in your closet when you need a look that will make you feel like a shining star.

    model wearing the short-sleeved wrap dress in light blue
    Linen Fox / Etsy

    BTW — Linen Fox has been hand-making every piece of clothing out of 100% linen from Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2014. This dress is made to be oversized, so if you want a closer fit, you should size down. You can also customize the dress and lengthen or shorten the skirt or have it made without pockets. Reviewers love the classic style and all the colors that this dress comes in.

    Promising review: "This dress is absolutely gorgeous and perfect to wear at 30 weeks pregnant, with the flexibility to be worn afterward while breastfeeding. Also excellent customer service with super-fast expedited shipping to the US— arrived exactly one week after the order was placed!" —Selena Jorgensen

    Get it from Linen Fox for $113.90+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and in 23 colors).

    33. A pleated lantern-sleeve pleated-front maxi dress for an elegant look you can wear for your next winter wedding. And when the temperature starts to drop more than the bridesmaids on the dance floor, you want this dress in your corner.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's so elegant. I bought it to officiate an outdoor wedding. It was light enough to keep me cool but the style was perfect for the task! And the best part was that my husband loved it! Couldn’t stop complimenting me." —Monchery

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in five colors).

    34. A bandage fishtail dress designed to hug all your curves as your friends o-fish-ially become the cutest couple.

    Reviewer wearing the bandage dress with ruffle around the hem and halter neck strap.
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in blue.

    Promising review: "This dress is PERFECT! I got compliments on the dress all night. I already knew it would be snug, but with the length and fishtail detail, it was very classy for a wedding. The material and zipper are sturdy and thick. I always buy dresses from this seller, and they never disappoint!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $52.98 (available in sizes XS–XL and eight colors).

    35. A long-sleeved scalloped hem a-line that looks like a simple dress from far away, but from close up, everyone will notice the super cool design on the hem!,

    Promising review: "I love this dress. I’ve had it for about a year now, and I’ve worn it to 3 weddings. I’m short at around 5’1, and the dress is a good length on me, but if it was any shorter it might be too short. So I think this is better for shorter people than taller people, but if you were tall you could wear tights and probably get away with it." —Lor S

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 17 colors, prints, and sleeve-lengths).

    36. A satin long-sleeved wrap dress in such a gorgeous color you'll ~pink~ it out to wear every chance you get (so to even more events than just weddings).

    model wearing the pink satin long-sleeved wrap dress

    Promising review: "I wore this dress to a December wedding, and it was perfect. The fit was great, and it did not gap at all. The length was also very modest. 10/10 recommend." —Erica B.

    Get it from Lulu's for $58 (available in sizes XS–XL). 

    37. A lace fit and flare that'll really take the cake. Be prepared to be the unofficial best dressed at the wedding. (Other than the bride, of course).

    Reviewer wearing the thick-strap lace dress in blue.
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in light pink.

    Promising review: "I wore this dress to a wedding and received many compliments. This was my first ever online purchase of a dress, and I was pleasantly surprised at the fit! I have a hard time finding clothes in a store to fit me, let alone expecting something I did not try on to fit! This dress was true to size. I am glad I trusted the description." —Kayak Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in five colors).

    38. A tiered mini dress that'll make you cry ~tiers~ of joy when you wear because it's so beautiful *and* fun to dance in.

    model wearing the knee-length v-neck dress in black with pink and green flowers all over it and two tiers in the skirs

    Get it from Asos for $69 (available in sizes 12–26). 

    39. A velvet tunic dress with mesh sleeves that have embroidered flowers all over them for a small detail that will really wow.,

    Promising review: "I got so many compliments on this dress! I wore it to a late afternoon wedding in October. It was perfect for fall, and it felt like I was in a comfy t-shirt but looks so elegant and put together. Great buy!" —Joanna Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 colors and sleeve-styles).

    40. A simple dress that'll put a wrap on any doubts you have going into the wedding. You know that feeling of staring into your closet thinking, "I have nothing to wear". With this dress in your closet, you won't!,

    Promising review: "I bought this to wear to a wedding, and it was perfect. It's clingy where you want it to cling, and it drapes where you want it to drape. I love that it's so simple, yet so flattering. As soon as I tried it on for the first time, I ordered another one. I did wear a cami underneath to cut down on the cleavage, but that is an easy fix, and I wear one with most dresses already anyway. This is really the perfect shape and style of dress for me." —Annie Maim

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes 14W–26W and in 25 colors, patterns, and sleeve-lengths).

    41. And a plaid puff-sleeve style because after so many weddings, you want a dress that's a little different than what everyone else is wearing. Imagine getting mistaken for a bridesmaid. Not in this stunning dress!


    Get it from Shopbop for $249 (available in French sizes 32-40).

    Me at every wedding:

    Jeff Franklin Productions

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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