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    35 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 split tie-waist maxi 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.

    Promising review: "This dress is truly amazing. It is one of my favorite things that I have ever put on my body. I wore it to a hot wedding and the weight was perfect. If you are thinking about getting this dress, just do it!" —carly

    Get it from Amazon for $13.29+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 20 colors and patterns).

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

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $35 (available in sizes S–L).

    3. An off-the-shoulder midi dress to convince your new admirers to put YOU on an altar. You will obviously accept.

    Promising review: "I got this for my friend's wedding and after trying it on I knew this was the perfect dress! It's structured so it's not made of cheap material and wont fall apart easily. It looks amazing. I am 5'8" and it still came past my knees, which I loved most. It also has stretch to it so I can move in it." —Lauren Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and six colors).

    4. An asymmetrical tiered dress with a tie-top shoulder strap, because looking this fabulous should never equal the cost of a wedding.


    Get it from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes 0–18).

    5. An off-the-shoulder floral gown that'll help you flourish in compliments all night without wilting your bank account.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. I read a lot of the reviews before purchasing and I’m so glad I did. I wore it to an outdoor wedding and got so many compliments. It fits close to your body, but is made of a lovely material. I will definitely be getting more In other colors. Buy it, you won’t regret it!" —Stacey R.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 20 colors and patterns).

    6. A satin, ruffly sleeved dress so you can make a smooth transition from the ceremony to the reception. It is TIME for mini hot dogs.

    & Other Stories

    Get it from & Other Stories for $26 (originally $85; available in sizes 0–10).

    7. A ruffled skater dress, because your go-to LBD is ready for a break. Your wedding guest wardrobe is asking 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).

    8. A strapless bandage midi dress for proving you should never veil your ability to command the room.


    Get it from Missguided for $34 (available in sizes 12–28).

    9. A ruched halter gown that'll instantly make you 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).

    10. A tiered ruffled midi dress so you easily win a place front and center in all of the family photos.


    Get it from Lulus for $44 (originally $74; available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    11. A V-neck chiffon evening 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 dress is so beautiful and it fit perfectly! The quality is amazing, no alterations were required, and the fabric actually feels very expensive. I bought this for my friend's wedding — it's a great dress for an awesome price! I would even buy another in a different color." —Amy Kiefer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 4–22 and 27 colors and patterns).

    12. A printed mesh knit dress to ensure a *pattern* of compliments from the time you arrive to when you leave.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $35 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    13. An off-the-shoulder cocktail dress for shrugging 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".

    14. A cinched maxi dress with tie-strap sleeves that'll make you the bride's "something borrowed, something blue." Just stand with them the whole time. Even at the altar.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $35 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors).

    15. A bandage midi 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: "All I can say is, 'WOW'! I wore this dress to a wedding I attended, and I felt amazing the entire night. This dress fit every curve just the way I like! I felt stunning. I 1000% recommend." —Danielle Frassetti

    Get it from Amazon for $29+ (available in sizes XS–L and 11 colors).

    16. A striped maxi dress (with POCKETS) to stealthily stock up on hors d'oeuvres. Your secret is safe with me.

    Promising review: "This dress is a must-have! I purchased a size XL for a wedding and it was perfect! I received so many compliments!" —Bebe

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 17 colors and patterns).

    17. A button-down shirt dress, because every picture you take will get an "I do" when it comes to whether or not you want to post it.


    Promising review: "This is such a nice dress! I love the fabric and it is so comfortable. The photo does not do it justice. I wear a 10 and ordered a size up — it fits perfectly." —Kathlyn

    Get it from ModCloth for $44.99 (originally $89; available in sizes 00–28 and three colors).

    18. A V-neck flared dress with POCKETS for quickly becoming 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).

    19. A ruffled floral mini dress that'll let you bring your own take on romance to the wedding. Hint: it's more about style.


    Get it from Shopbop for $39 (originally $78; available in sizes 0–8).

    20. A one-shoulder midi cocktail dress so you find yourself reconsidering if you don't believe in soulmates. Meet your perfect match.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing dress! I am a size 6/8 and went for the medium size in orange. It arrived really fast in time for a wedding. It can be worn on either shoulder! The material is really thick and stretchy! I got tons of compliments! It looks like a more expensive designer dress! This is a bargain!" —Lilian M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 12 colors).

    21. A satin blazer dress, because this'll help you get down to ~business~ when it comes to wearing a number you can use again right away. Unless you're invited to the honeymoon 🤔?

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $36 (originally $90; available in sizes 0–10 and two colors).

    22. A backless halter maxi dress for putting 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).

    23. A ruched knot dress that'll make sure you feel comfortable the whole day, even when on your tenth dance number.


    Get it from Asos for $32 (available in sizes 14–24).

    24. A ruffled cocktail dress so you can bring 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).

    25. A cotton eyelet dress, because this'll keep you cool at any outdoor weddings that already feel like they're in the tropics (read: southern weddings). No sweaty pits here.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "This dress immediately caught my eye online and it did not disappoint in-store. The fit is great and classy. The material is soft, comfy, and doesn't look cheap. The dress is very true to size and fit me similarly to how it looks on the model." —Emily

    Get it from J.Crew for $39 (originally $98; available in sizes 00–24 and three colors).

    26. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress with **hidden pockets** for letting you actually feel like you're in 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).

    27. A split chiffon maxi dress with criss-cross back straps that'll promise you easily stand out in every single group photo. Not were planning that...😉.


    Get it from Tobi for $32 (originally $108; available in sizes XS–L and eight colors).

    28. A V-neck wrap dress so you can depend on 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 I wanted it to cling and it draped where I wanted 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).

    29. A single-shoulder ruffled dress, because this'll get you ready and out the door in a cinch. No, we are not RUNNING to the champagne. We're merely power walking.


    Get it from Boohoo for $22 (originally $44; available in sizes 12–20 and three colors).

    30. A wrap-over dress with shoulder cutouts you'll reach for 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).

    31. A floral midi mesh dress that'll prove anyone who says it's bad luck to wear black to a wedding just needs to see THIS. It's called fashion, baby.


    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's so light and comfortable. It's perfect for spring and summer events." —Kim

    Get it from AdditionElle for $39.50 (originally $79; available in sizes 0X–5X).

    32. A crochet lace dress so you can 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 cream, 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).

    33. A tulip-sleeve sheath dress, because this'll never make you feel blue when shopping for the infamous wedding season. Over budget? Never heard of it.


    Promising review: "I bought this dress for a wedding. The color looked great and the fit was perfect. I received several compliments. I'll probably order the black dress, also!" —Express Customer

    Get it from Express for $34.95 (originally $69.90; available in sizes XL–XL and four colors).

    34. A tie-front A-line dress for something to wear 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~.

    b>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).

    35. A lightweight printed midi dress that'll have you feeling ✨golden✨ the whole darn night. Why, you ask? It has slightly wider armholes for an extra un-restricting fit. It may not be our wedding day, but we are BLESSED.


    Get it from Torrid for $34.29 (originally $64.90; available in sizes M–6X).

    When you realize you CAN afford to go to your fifth wedding this season thanks to saving $$$ with these dresses:

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

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