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32 Gorgeous (But Cheap!) Dresses To Wear To A Spring Wedding

Will anyone guess that you paid less than $40? No. Will you tell them? Still no.

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1. A halter lace midi with an open back so you'll feel sophisticated all night, even after your fifth trip to the buffet.

Promising review: "This dress was awesome and I received SO many compliments on it! It's great quality for the price and it fit great. The length was perfect for a wedding." —Maddi CGet it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 4-10 and in six colors).
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Promising review: "This dress was awesome and I received SO many compliments on it! It's great quality for the price and it fit great. The length was perfect for a wedding." —Maddi C

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 4-10 and in six colors).

2. A pleated A-line dress with pretty cap sleeves that'll bring you at least ten proposals by the end of the night.

Promising review: "I'm so happy I bought this dress, it has become one of my go-to staples. The teal color is even more beautiful in person and it is the perfect grab and go dress, no accessories needed!" —E_LizzieGet it from ModCloth for $39.99 (originally $55; available in sizes S-4X).
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Promising review: "I'm so happy I bought this dress, it has become one of my go-to staples. The teal color is even more beautiful in person and it is the perfect grab and go dress, no accessories needed!" —E_Lizzie

Get it from ModCloth for $39.99 (originally $55; available in sizes S-4X).

3. A versatile multi-way wrap dress you'll never get tired of, no matter how many weddings you attend this season.

Style the straps however you want!

Promising review: "This dress is GORGEOUS. I bought it for a formal wedding. I received compliments and questions from multiple people, telling me that they thought I had the best guest dress of the night. You can really get creative on how you place the straps! I would highly recommend this to anyone!" —Melissa Hernandez

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 20 colors).

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4. A semi-sheer satin dress, because they said white is off limits, but they never stipulated looking *red hot*.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $21.60 (originally $36; available in sizes 2-8).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $21.60 (originally $36; available in sizes 2-8).

5. A maxi lace wrap dress so the only thing more stunning than you is that five-tier cake calling your name.

Promising review: "This has become my go-to wedding dress. It looks amazing, hides stains, and can be crumpled into my suitcase without sustaining wrinkles. Every time I wear it, friends and strangers come over to compliment me. Whenever I tell them I got the dress from Amazon, they are always amazed and say, 'I thought you spent at least $200 on that dress.' I recently went to a wedding where this dress looked fancier than the bridesmaids' dresses (and to be honest, just looked better, too). I could easily wear this to a black tie event." —ArielleGet it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in four colors).
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Promising review: "This has become my go-to wedding dress. It looks amazing, hides stains, and can be crumpled into my suitcase without sustaining wrinkles. Every time I wear it, friends and strangers come over to compliment me. Whenever I tell them I got the dress from Amazon, they are always amazed and say, 'I thought you spent at least $200 on that dress.' I recently went to a wedding where this dress looked fancier than the bridesmaids' dresses (and to be honest, just looked better, too). I could easily wear this to a black tie event." —Arielle

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in four colors).

6. A boldly patterned stretchy pencil dress that'll leave you up to your neck in compliments.

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I accept admiration in the form of extra cake, thank you.

Promising review: "OMG! I love this dress! The material is thick, stretchy, and soft. The zipper detail across the chest sets the dress apart from basic — I wore it to a wedding. I will be ordering in another color." —CATHERINE SUTTON

Get it from Amazon for $17.94+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in nine colors).

7. A velvet twist-front mini dress for making a *smooth* entrance as soon as you walk through the door.

Get it from Revolve for $34 (originally $80; available in sizes XS-L).
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Get it from Revolve for $34 (originally $80; available in sizes XS-L).

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8. A bardot midi dress, because twirling in this might actually make you look like a good dancer.

Get it from Asos for $35 (available in sizes 12-20).
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Get it from Asos for $35 (available in sizes 12-20).

9. A delicate tunic dress with embroidered floral sleeves so you're safe from looking *wilted*, no matter how late you stay.

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Promising review: "I LOVE this dress! I purchased it with very low expectations, as it is priced inexpensively. Turns out, it is actually a nice dress! It is thick, not see-through at all, and does not feel cheap. The see-through sleeves were intact and the pearls were nice. I purchased this dress just because and ended up wearing it to a wedding — when my husband saw it he was quite impressed and even asked me what we paid for it! He couldn't believe it was under 15 bucks! Totally worth buying, and a great piece to your closet." —Josie Catrox

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and in nine styles).

10. A bandeau mini dress that'll make you the bride's "something borrowed, something blue." Just stand with them the whole time. Even at the altar.

I do!Get it from Missguided for $26 (available in sizes 0-12).
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I do!

Get it from Missguided for $26 (available in sizes 0-12).

11. A scalloped off-the-shoulder swing dress for shrugging off traditional, cramped styles.

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Promising review: "This is a BEAUTIFUL dress! It's well made — I wore it to a wedding, I was comfortable, and the straps did not fall down or make me feel like a was wearing a strapless dress that you need to constantly pull up. I can’t wait to wear it again!" —Samantha K

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors).

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12. A stretchy cinched midi dress with ruffled sleeves, because you should feel perfectly unrestricted when you hit the dance floor.

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. As soon as I tried it on for the first time, I ordered it in the emerald green too. This is really the perfect shape and style of dress for me." —Annie MaimGet it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and in eight colors).
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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. As soon as I tried it on for the first time, I ordered it in the emerald green too. This is really the perfect shape and style of dress for me." —Annie Maim

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and in eight colors).

13. A crochet bodycon dress so you catch the photographer's attention in no time at all. Free professional shots? Don't mind if I do.

Get it from Topshop for $20 (originally $75; available in sizes 4-12).
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Get it from Topshop for $20 (originally $75; available in sizes 4-12).

14. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress (with POCKETS) that'll cause your very own procession of admirers.

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Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous, has pockets, and is made of very nice material. I definitely recommend!" —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors).

15. A bright floral high-low dress for making a sunny impression, rain or shine.

Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes 0X-4X).
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Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes 0X-4X).

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16. A vintage-y lace cocktail dress with a satiny bow, because this option will never go out of style, aka we've got a new old reliable.

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Promising review: "For such a reasonable price, I looked like a million bucks. I wore this dress to a wedding and received so many compliments. The fit was perfect and I was very comfortable. I will definitely order a Miusol dress again in the future." —Maritza Muehleisen

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

17. A tiered floral chiffon dress so you have your own bouquet ~on you~ all night long.

Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 2-16 and in two colors).
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Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 2-16 and in two colors).

18. A Baroque-inspired printed knit maxi dress that'll probably get more toasts than the actual bride and groom.

Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in sizes 1X-3X).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

19. A rib knit midi dress with a twist for so you can make the aisle your own personal runway.

Get it from Nordstrom for $23.40 (originally $39; available in sizes XXS-XXL and in three colors).
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Get it from Nordstrom for $23.40 (originally $39; available in sizes XXS-XXL and in three colors).

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20. A chiffon tunic dress, because every wedding could use a bell — sleeve, that is.

Promising review: "I absolutely loved this dress! I’m using this as my wedding dress for our private ceremony and couldn’t be happier. The dress fit perfectly and the sleeves are just beautiful and unique!" —Michelle L SnyderGet it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).
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Promising review: "I absolutely loved this dress! I’m using this as my wedding dress for our private ceremony and couldn’t be happier. The dress fit perfectly and the sleeves are just beautiful and unique!" —Michelle L Snyder

Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

21. An off-the-shoulder wrap midi dress so all the drama is saved for your wardrobe.

Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $40; available in sizes 12-24 and in six colors).
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Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $40; available in sizes 12-24 and in six colors).

22. A knit midi dress with a tiered, cold-shoulder neckline that'll put you in the center of all the family photos — even if you're not in the family.

Promising review: "The material is soft and perfect for warm weather! I like that the elastic around the shoulder holds so it doesn’t rise whenever I move or raise my arms. They stay and that’s important when it comes to off-the-shoulder tops." —JennGet it from American Eagle for $39.95 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).
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Promising review: "The material is soft and perfect for warm weather! I like that the elastic around the shoulder holds so it doesn’t rise whenever I move or raise my arms. They stay and that’s important when it comes to off-the-shoulder tops." —Jenn

Get it from American Eagle for $39.95 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).

23. A halter lace midi dress for making sure all the ~highs and lows~ are only about this skirt.

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Promising review: "I received the dress before the date promised. I bought it to wear to my marriage ceremony. It's simple, yet very classy and sexy. I've received lots of compliments from my family and friends, as well. I could say that I got way more than I paid for!" —Blake Powell

Get it from Amazon for $21+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in three colors).

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24. A floral fit-and-flare dress, because with this you'll be even more memorable than the vows.

Get it from Old Navy for $28+ (available in sizes 1X-4X and in three colors).
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Get it from Old Navy for $28+ (available in sizes 1X-4X and in three colors).

25. A sateen A-line dress so you have a classic LBD to rely on for years to come.

Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress. It has a nice design. It is very flattering on and the sateen fabric is soft and very luxurious looking. It's a nice, rich black and I love it!" —FireflyGet it from Amazon for $10.82+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors).
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Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress. It has a nice design. It is very flattering on and the sateen fabric is soft and very luxurious looking. It's a nice, rich black and I love it!" —Firefly

Get it from Amazon for $10.82+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors).

26. A ruffled pencil dress that'll help you grin and bare all the mandatory small talk (but at least now you'll look great doing it).

Promising review: "I over-love my dress! The fabric and quality is excellent! The color was spot on, and it was a showstopper at a wedding I attended wearing it.I will order it in another color, as well. I wish that the bodycon-type clothing be made of the same material — it's that good" —valencia a roberts-conliffeGet it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).
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Promising review: "I over-love my dress! The fabric and quality is excellent! The color was spot on, and it was a showstopper at a wedding I attended wearing it.I will order it in another color, as well. I wish that the bodycon-type clothing be made of the same material — it's that good" —valencia a roberts-conliffe

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

27. A flowery button down maxi dress for giving everyone a preview of who will be catching the bouquet.

Promising review: "It was a perfect fit with the length and the waist. There was no alteration needed which has rarely happened for me with maxi dress. The material is nice and beautiful. It can be used for both a formal or casual event." —VyvyyenGet it from Nordstrom for $29.40 (originally $49; available in sizes XXS-XXL).
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Promising review: "It was a perfect fit with the length and the waist. There was no alteration needed which has rarely happened for me with maxi dress. The material is nice and beautiful. It can be used for both a formal or casual event." —Vyvyyen

Get it from Nordstrom for $29.40 (originally $49; available in sizes XXS-XXL).

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28. A bold body con midi dress, because you don't give a slit about showing some leg.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $14.40 (available in sizes 2-8 and in two colors).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $14.40 (available in sizes 2-8 and in two colors).

29. An elegant lace cocktail dress so you look nice and poised as you race to the open bar.

Promising review: "This dress is so beautiful! I wore it to my cousin's black tie optional wedding and it was perfect! I am in a wheelchair and most dresses hike up when sitting and look short, but this one was just above my knees which is what I wanted! It was very comfortable and the material was stretchy so I could move around easily. I got several compliments on how beautiful it was." —KellyGet it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 15 colors).
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Promising review: "This dress is so beautiful! I wore it to my cousin's black tie optional wedding and it was perfect! I am in a wheelchair and most dresses hike up when sitting and look short, but this one was just above my knees which is what I wanted! It was very comfortable and the material was stretchy so I could move around easily. I got several compliments on how beautiful it was." —Kelly

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 15 colors).

30. A chiffon and lace maxi dress that'll help you ~grow~ on even the the shyest of guests.

Promising review: "I couldn't count how many compliments I've received on this dress in the three times I've thus far worn it. It's very versatile in terms of accessories and colors. I love the small touch of lace and slits, which made sitting simple with a maxi." —jkronGet it from Torrid for $39.97 (originally $88.90; available in sizes 00-6).
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Promising review: "I couldn't count how many compliments I've received on this dress in the three times I've thus far worn it. It's very versatile in terms of accessories and colors. I love the small touch of lace and slits, which made sitting simple with a maxi." —jkron

Get it from Torrid for $39.97 (originally $88.90; available in sizes 00-6).

31. A V-neck bodycon pencil dress for becoming the most memorable guest for all the right reasons.

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Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! It looks just as good on as it does in the picture online. The dress is not tight to the skin, but it still shows curves and has a tasteful appearance. I can't wait to wear it for weddings, graduations, to work, and even BBQs. I HIGHLY recommend!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

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32. An open-shoulder peasant dress, because it's easiest to go with the flow when you're super comfortable.

Get it from Walmart for $16.84 (available in sizes 0X-4X and in four colors).
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Get it from Walmart for $16.84 (available in sizes 0X-4X and in four colors).

But will any wedding ever be as beautiful as this? No.

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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