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    34 Gorgeous (And Cheap!) Dresses To Wear To A Summer Wedding

    Because if you're not the one getting married, why spend all your money??

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    1. A floral A-line dress with a cinched waist so you're safe from looking *wilted*, no matter how late the night goes.

    Get it from ModCloth for $44.99 (originally $59; available in sizes S-4X and in two colors).

    2. A tie-waist boho print maxi dress for enjoying how carefree you can be as a guest and not a bridesmaid.

    Promising review: "This dress is truly amazing. I wore it to a hot wedding and the weight was perfect. If you are thinking about getting this dress, just do it!" β€”Carly

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 20 colors).

    3. A slinky bardot dress with an eye-catching slit that'll help you shrug off any concerns that you won't be best dressed.

    Get it from Missguided for $42 (available in sizes 0-12).

    4. A lacey off-the-shoulder shift dress, because you'll need extra room for all the wedding cake you get to eat.

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It's perfect for a beach wedding that I am attending and it fits comfortably" β€”Corky

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

    5. A pastel midi dress with a daring slit so you'll feel sophisticated all night.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $40 (available in sizes 2-8).

    6. A printed bodycon dress for making an instant impression on the wedding photographer, aka a good excuse to post 1,000 fire Instagrams.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! It looks expensive, and I received a lot of compliments when I wore it to a wedding. It is very comfortable material and no one could believe that I bought this off of Amazon. It's such a great buy!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in three colors).

    7. A strapless overlay maxi dress that'll win you at least ten proposals by the end of the night.

    Promising review: "This is in such a rich and 'now in' color. It's great for summer. It's a really nice elegant yet simple dress." β€”Sharzeph

    Get it from Express for $35.94 (originally $59.90; available in XXS-XL and in two colors).

    8. A V-neck party dress with adjustable straps, because looking this fabulous should never equal the cost of a wedding.

    Promising review: "Y'ALL. I do not have enough good things to say about this dress. This is the second one I've bought in a different color and it does nothing but impress. It is knee length so no accidental flashing, has adjustable straps that cross in the back for a great fit, and HAS POCKETS. It can be dressed up or down; I wore it to a wedding, as well as to an afternoon of winery hopping. It's THAT versatile!" β€”Alex fo Falex

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 27 colors).

    9. A ribbed mini dress so you can *swing* into action as soon as you walk onto the dance floor.

    Promising review: "It fits perfectly! It's great for everyday wear, but could easily be dressed up with wedges or heels. Also, for my height, the dress is a perfect mini, hitting at my thighs." β€”jburnett

    Get it from Free People for $40 (available in sizes XS-L and in seven colors).

    10. A jersey-knit flared dress for looking more tropical than any beach wedding.

    Promising review: "This dress is exactly what I needed. I bought it for a specific occasion. The fit is great and it is comfy and stylish. It's just what I was looking for!" β€”Caligurl

    Get it from Old Navy for $15+ (available in sizes 1X-4x and in five colors).

    11. A floral chiffon midi dress with cutout sleeves that'll make you even more memorable than the vows.

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous! It's very appropriate to wear to a summer evening wedding. It's well-made and fits true to size. It fits me like a dream. Mine is the black one, and I'm debating on getting the white one, as well. That's how much I like it." β€”Cool nerd

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in three colors).

    12. A ruffly midi dress, because you should never veil your ability to command the room.

    Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in sizes 12-20 and in two colors).

    13. A draped shift dress so the only thing getting ~ruffled~ is your outfit.

    Get it from Topshop for $45 (available in sizes 0-14).

    14. A belted geometric-printed dress for winning a place front and center in all of the family photos.

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's a great fit and design. The belt allows you to cinch it to your body's specifications. I wore it to my birthday dinner and also to work. I got SO many compliments each time. You can dress it up or make it more business-y, but buy it." β€”BAM

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in six colors).

    15. A breezy floral print dress for making sure all the ~highs and lows~ are only about this skirt.


    Promising review: "The compliments didn't stop! This dress is a great material, sturdy but breathable. I wore it to a graduation and it was the perfect number! It will be a definite staple this summer." β€”Vanessa

    Get it from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 0X-4X).

    16. A cap sleeve stretch swing dress, because a dress with this much motion will make you look like a good dancer.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS DRESS! The design is so pretty and it works well for any occasion. I bought this to wear to my brother's spring wedding and I was not disappointed. It fits exactly as described. It is made of soft and comfortable fabric β€” not itchy or irritating. I cannot say enough about how much I love this dress." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 21 colors).

    17. A tiered, pleated midi dress so every picture you take will get an "I do" when it comes to whether or not you want to post it.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my new dress! The colors are beautiful." β€”linda212

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $41.29 (originally $58.99; available in sizes 14-28).

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

    Promising review: "The dress is great. I'm using it as bridesmaids dress for a wedding. Each of us can tie the top a different way so that we will all have our own style but still match. I like the empire waist and that you can customize the top. It's flattering on all people as long as you tie it to the style that best suits you. I highly recommend." β€”Aubs Robs

    Get it from Amazon for $18.79+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 20 colors).

    19. An off-the-shoulder smocked top maxi dress that'll let you dance freely without any risks. You know what I mean.


    Promising review: "I love this dress! It looks simple, but once you have it on it makes you look so elegant!" β€”heidie

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in two colors).

    20. A knit maxi dress to give "something borrowed, something blue" a whole new meaning. I guess you have to stay with the bride the whole day now.

    Promising review: "This has summer written all over it. The fabric has a little bit of weight to it which helps with the draping. I can wear it with both flats and wedges. I highly recommend this item." β€”Aly1267

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38.90 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    21. A striped maxi dress (with POCKETS), because you'll need somewhere to stock up on hor dourves. Your secret is safe with me.

    Promising review: "I'm pretty tall (6ft) with a large chest, and found the XL to be fine for me! The pockets are amazing. Every dress should have pockets! The dress is of great value. I've worn it to outdoor weddings and also to work." β€”Alexandra T.

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors).

    22. A lace halter cocktail dress so you have the perfect go-to for years to come. Over budget? Never heard of it.

    Promising review: "This dress was awesome and I received SO many compliments on it! It's great quality for the price and a great fit. The length was perfect for a wedding." β€”Maddi C

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes 4-10 and in five colors).

    23. A bow wrap dress for feeling comfortable the whole day, even when on your tenth dance number.

    Get it from Mango for $39.99 (available in sizes 2-8 and in three colors).

    24. A double layer midi dress that'll make you wonder whether you're walking down an aisle or red carpet.

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

    25. A ruffled cold shoulder dress, because even if you're not getting married you're still allowed to make a grand entrance.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $36 (available in sizes 0-10).

    26. A dramatic maxi dress with a thigh-high slit so the only thing more stunning than you is that five-tier cake calling your name.

    Get it from Tobi for $44 (originally $88; available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors).

    27. A floral halter dress for giving the bride's bouquet a run for its money. Just kidding! Maybe.

    Promising review: "This dress was perfect for me to wear to a summer beach wedding. It flows nicely and fits well in the bodice. I got lots of compliments and felt cool and comfortable for the whole event. It didn't wrinkle at all from sitting or dancing." β€”LJ Aggie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 19 colors).

    28. A lace midi dress that'll remain a classic staple for as long as people stay married β€” which is, hopefully, forever.

    Get it from Walmart for $17.95 (originally $39.94; available in sizes S-XL and in four colors).

    29. A floral print maxi dress, because even if you don't catch the bouquet, you'll always have this number.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    30. A chiffon cold shoulder dress so your outfit *blossoms* as much as their marriage. Too cheesy? Definitely.

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect, lightweight, but good quality material. It's perfect with heels." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors).

    31. A V-neck straight-cut dress that'll double as your new favorite long after wedding season is over.


    Get it from H&M for $24.99 (available in sizes 0-18 and in three colors).

    32. A short sleeve floral maxi dress (hello, POCKETS) for growing your very own garden of compliments. Apologies to the bridal party for stealing the show.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS DRESS! I have ordered all of the prints and the black one (eight total so far). I constantly get complimented on these dresses, even from total strangers. It's nice to finally find a dress that is comfortable and looks cute. I will keep checking back for new prints!" β€”Dina Grubbs

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 14-26 and in 15 colors).

    33. A button-down A-line midi dress, because with this you'll look cheerful and sunny, rain or shine.

    Promising review: "I really love this dress. It's super cute for a nice summer day, stroll in the city, or a bridal shower–type dress. It's very fun and flirty but classy at the same time. I love the top piece and how you tie it. It's super adorable; I highly recommend it!" β€”Dena H

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 colors).

    34. A maxi swing dress with double slits so you look twice as nice (and get all your compliments times TWO).

    Get it from Asos for $14.50 (available in sizes 0-14).

    When you show up looking better than the entire wedding party combined:

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