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    39 Surprisingly Inexpensive Dresses To Wear To A Spring Wedding

    "I DO" — you to saving money during ~wedding season~.

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    1. An off-the-shoulder cocktail dress so you can shrug off worries about looking sophisticated all night, even after your fifth trip to the buffet.

    Promising review: "I spent hours online and combing through racks at stores trying to find a nice, simple dress to wear to a wedding. Finally, I stumbled upon this dress on Amazon and ordered it in black. Let me just say that it's just what I was looking for. The material is a cotton-spandex and has nice quality stitching. Also, unlike most off the shoulder dresses/shirts, the sleeves remain off the shoulder and I don't have to constantly pull them back down. So this is an A+ for anyone looking for something inexpensive but chic." —Sam Ander

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

    To see why so many people love this dress, check out "Over 1,500 People Are In Love With This Amazingly Affordable And Gorgeous Off-The-Shoulder Dress".

    2. A bodycon cami dress that'll bring you at least ten proposals by the end of the night. Think about it, and then raise them each one puppy.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $32 (available in sizes 0X-3X and two colors).

    3. A cold-shoulder floral midi dress for becoming the best bouquet imaginable. Personally I think the bride should be carrying YOU down the aisle.

    Promising review: "I got SO many compliments on this dress that I wore to a wedding. No one could believe it was 1) from Amazon and 2) so inexpensive! The dress really fits and feels great." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in sizes XS-L).

    4. A backless slip dress with semi-sheer embroidery, because this'll turn more heads than the flower girl. But we're not competitive. WHO SAID OTHERWISE?!

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $39.95 (originally $88; available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

    5. A bandage fishtail dress so you can score a red hot number you'll want to wear until the end of time. Kind of like a marriage, but BETTER.,

    Promising review: "This dress is PERFECT! I got so 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, thick, and elastic. I always buy dresses from this seller and they never disappoint!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and seven colors and styles).

    6. A floral ruched dress that'll help you flourish in compliments all night without wilting your bank account.


    Get it from Walmart for $17.99 (available in sizes 1X-3X and two styles).

    7. A crochet lace dress for helping you easily look more sophisticated than a glass of champagne (but you won't turn a glass down, obviously).,

    Promising review: "I was looking for a dress to wear to attend my brother-in-law's wedding. I wanted something knee-length with a high neckline. Originally I was thinking that I would choose a black dress, but when I saw this dress in creme, I had to order it. The dress fits nicely on my figure without being too tight. It fit perfectly, since I measured myself and ordered according to the measurements in product details. The crochet lace is lovely and strong, not the stretchy, loose and basic lace you would see in most stores. I am excited to wear it next week at the wedding." —brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90+ (available in sizes S-XL and 15 colors and styles).

    8. A wrap-over dress with shoulder cutouts, because you'll find yourself reaching for this piece in the future more times than you need a break from wearing heels. So A LOT.

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing quality, I was surprised! It fits perfectly. I love wearing it to weddings and I always get compliments. It looks more expensive than it is. It's also very comfortable and easy to wear! I would definitely recommend this dress." —Christin Tobey

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in sizes 4-14 and 12 colors).

    9. A delicate tiered 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 H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 0-14 and three colors and patterns).

    10. An off-the-shoulder mermaid midi dress that'll convince your new admirers to put YOU on an altar. You will obviously accept.

    Promising review: "Omg! This dress is so pretty! The material is thick and stretchy and it hugs curves perfectly. I want to go back and buy it in different colors. Great dress!" —Maika

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five colors).

    11. A semi-sheer, layered maxi dress for saving the drama for your outfit (and I suppose an emotional Insta caption).

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $40 (originally $80; available in sizes S-L).

    12. A sequined layered party dress, because you can act as a DIY disco ball if the DJ somehow forgot theirs. No one panic.

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing, and for the price it is a must-have in every person’s closet. The top is sleek and modest, while the bottom is sexy but classy. I wore it to a wedding and received so many compliments, it was unbelievable. It fit perfectly. In my opinion, it fits true to size." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and seven colors).

    13. A peplum sheath dress so you can get down to ~business~ when it comes to wearing a number you can wear again to work. Unless you're invited to the honeymoon 🤔?

    Lane Bryant

    Promising review: "I bought this for a wedding. It's formal-looking, but absolutely comfortable. The style fits my curves very well." —Mar27

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $38.98 (originally $79.95; available in sizes 18-28).

    14. A V-neck flared dress with POCKETS that'll quickly become your favorite date to bring to every single wedding, party, dinner, etc. It's pretty much you two against the world now.

    This has adjustable straps!

    Promising review: "I purchased this dress for a wedding I was attending. I was a little nervous about the low back, I can’t/won’t go without a bra and those pasties don’t work for me. I was happy to see when I got it that the straps were adjustable so my strapless bra worked perfectly with it. I received tons of compliments all night, and who doesn’t love a dress with pockets? The fabric is stretchy so you have a little wiggle room on the size." —Mandee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 27 colors).

    15. A floral wrap mini dress for getting ready in just a *cinch* — aka when you're racing to be the first to cocktail hour. Those mini hotdogs aren't going to eat themselves.


    Promising review: "I purchased this for a spring wedding and it was perfect. The tulip print was nice and seasonal, the fit was good and true to size (even with my full-sized chest), and I received many compliments!" —ShannaD

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29.98 (originally $50; available in sizes XS-XL and two colors).

    16. A scalloped off-the-shoulder dress, because this'll keep you cool during your AGGRESSIVE dance-off with the bride's grandma. This is why we can't take you anywhere.

    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 I 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 $34.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five colors, in short and long sleeve, and with or without side zippers).

    17. A plaid sheath dress so you can at least look like a chic adult while attempting your first Hora.


    Promising review: "The dress is classic and beautiful! It fits great and the fabric is wonderful!" —Express Customer

    Get it from Express for $41.94 (originally $69.90; available in sizes XXS-XL).

    18. A chiffon tunic dress, because every wedding could use a bell — sleeve, that is. Feel free to use this pun in your speech.

    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 $26.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 10 colors).

    19. A wrap midi dress so you can actually *bare* to take pictures with the photographer. Suddenly that doesn't seem so bad...


    "Could I get 20 copies?"

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $44; available in sizes 12-24 and six colors).

    20. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress with **hidden pockets** that'll actually feel like pajamas all night — which is great, because you're out past your bedtime.,

    Promising review: "I ordered this for a wedding in two weeks and it's perfect! I love the fact that it has hidden pockets AND doesn't slide down. It's the perfect length with some heels." —Ange M

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and eight colors).

    21. A plunging maxi dress for knowing that slit is about to give you an Angelina Jolie moment the whole 👏darn👏 time👏. Don't be surprised when you're suddenly giving out autographs.


    Get it from Tobi for $43 (originally $108; available in sizes S-XL and five colors).

    22. A knotted midi dress, because this'll keep at least your body comfortable when your heels start to bark.


    Promising review: "This is so absolutely stunning! I need this in every color! The photo doesn't do it justice! It's a beautiful, almost jersey-feeling fabric with a subtle sheen that makes it look so much more expensive and luxurious. I am sooooo ordering the other colors!" —Patricia Coronel

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S-L and three colors).

    23. A mixed-print smock dress so you can easily stand out in every single group photo. Not were planning that...😉.


    Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 0-14).

    24. A backless halter maxi dress that'll help you put your best foot (or in this case, leg) forward. Warning: you may find yourself posing all night.

    Promising review: "I wore this as a last-minute pick to a friend's wedding, but received so many compliments. My sister was so impressed, she may buy it for her bridesmaid's dress for a friend's wedding. Plus, this dress is not see-through at all." —Chey

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five colors).

    25. A satin high-low gown for a look possibly more memorable than the vows. Priorities.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I love it!!! I’m excited to wear it to an all-black affair this coming Saturday — it fits my curves so well ❤️." —VANESSA F.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $42 (available in sizes 1X-3X and two colors).

    26. A ruffled skater dress, because your go-to LBD is ready for a break. It's time for an ~approachable update~.

    Promising review: "I bought this to wear to a wedding and it was so comfortable. I was able to dance all night. It also fits so well on me!" —laura

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 14 colors and patterns).

    27. A ruched halter gown so you'll instantly look like the PEAK of sophistication. If there was a Best Dressed list for weddings, you would be number one.

    Promising review: "I tried on dozens of dresses in hopes of finding one for a wedding I was attending. I failed miserably until I stumbled upon this gem. I received so many compliments on it and it was so extremely comfortable. I definitely recommend you buy this, because you won't find anything better!" —chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S-XL and seven colors).

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


    Promising review: "I wore this dress to a wedding in Florida and it was perfect. It fit snugly, but looked great and the bottom is even more beautiful in person." —Sabrina J.

    Get it from Lulus for $41 (originally $68; available in sizes XS-XL and three colors).

    29. A printed cotton dress with ✨pockets✨ for any outdoor weddings that already feel like they're in the tropics (read: southern weddings). No sweaty pits here.

    Promising review: "I love this dress, so every time I see a new style I buy it. It fits perfectly, the color is nice, and the material is good quality. It's not see-through. It is well-made and is perfect for warm weather since it's a spaghetti strap, but you still can wear it during colder seasons. I just love it." —Cutie Baby

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S-XL and 13 patterns).

    30. A printed chiffon dress, because it's easiest to go with the flow when you're super comfortable. And when you're already stuffed with fondue.


    Promising review: "This fits perfectly, is structured without being heavy, yet it’s flowy in the sleeves, and overall it’s light. It hits just below the knee. I can’t wait to wear it when the weather warms up!" —TessieFromTheNorthSide

    Get it from Torrid for $44.98 (originally $64.90; available in sizes M-6X).

    31. A tie-front A-line dress so you can wear it again a million times in the future — graduations, vacations, MORE weddings, I think you get it. Basically it's something you'll never want to ~cut out~.,

    Promising review: "This dress was a hit! I got so many compliments on the color style and fit. I wore this dress to a small backyard wedding last weekend. It's very comfy, and fits perfectly around waist and bust. The color is exactly as pictured. I would recommend this dress for many occasions." —Allysa Spear

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 21 colors and patterns).

    32. A printed cinched mini dress that'll result in a *pattern* of compliments from the time you arrive to when you leave.

    & Other Stories

    Get it from & Other Stories for $21 (originally $69; available in sizes 0-10).

    33. A V-neck wrap dress for a classic you'll never grow tired of wearing. In fact, people better get USED to seeing this at all future weddings.

    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 $16.99+ (available in sizes 14W-26W and 13 colors and patterns, in short and long sleeves).

    34. An asymmetrical ruffle dress, because this'll make sure you become the living, breathing version of the 💃: aka everyone's favorite guest.

    Lord & Taylor

    Enter promo code "PARTY" at checkout to receive the full discount (below)!

    Get it from Lord & Taylor for $38.64 (originally $69; available in sizes 4-12).

    35. A polka-dot button-down dress so you can come PREPARED. Why, you ask? It has deep pockets — buffet, you've been warned.

    Promising review: "The large fits perfectly for me! I love the deep pockets and the fabric is amazingly good quality with a nice drape to it. I wore it once last week, and got several compliments! I love it so much, I have ordered one in every color." —TigerLilyCo

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and five colors).

    36. A gathered sheath dress that'll make you reconsider if you don't believe in soulmates. Meet your perfect match.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $45 (originally $56; available in sizes 1X-4X and seven colors).

    37. A ruffled cocktail dress for bringing the heat if the weather is less than perfect. Crisis averted.

    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. I wear a size large and ordered an extra large, and it fit perfectly with hardly any extra room." —Quinna LaMark

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and nine colors and patterns).

    38. A pearl-beaded collared dress with sheer sleeves, because anyone who says it's bad luck to wear black to a wedding needs to see THIS. It's called fashion, baby.

    Promising review: "I was hesitant about this purchase, because I have larger arms and didn't want it to be too short and wasn't sure about the quality. However, I ordered and I am so pleased. This black dress is the cutest ever! I love the beading details and the material is not flimsy or see-though. It's actually heavier that I anticipated (not too heavy) and looks to flow very well." —Kay Kay

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

    39. A semi-sheer floral maxi dress so you singlehandedly bring the party's romantic vibes to a whole new level.


    Get it from Walmart for $26.99 (available in sizes 1X-3X and two colors).

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    Here's a toast to actually saving money during wedding season!

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