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    38 Dresses Under $50 That'll Help Your Wallet Survive Wedding Season

    Good news — you don't need to break the bank to look absolutely fabulous at the slew of summer weddings you've already RSVPed to.

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    1. A high-neck spaghetti strap number you can dress up with glitzy accessories for a fabulous wedding look.,

    Promising review: "I bought this to wear to a wedding and it was a knockout. It washes well and the pockets are a major plus, I didn't even bother carrying a purse. The straps are a little weird with where they hit under your arms but that might just be me. Still a great party dress!" —paulrmol

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 16 styles).

    2. An off-the-shoulder midi that'll show off ~all your curves and all your edges~ and have your date bragging about you all night.,

    Promising review: "I loved this dress! I don’t normally wear fitted dresses but I wanted something cute for my niece’s wedding. I read the reviews and saw all the pictures of the dress on women with so many different body types and they all looked great, so I decided to order one for myself and I’m glad I did. I got so many compliments on my dress and the material felt really nice and had a good amount of stretch to it. I highly recommend buying this dress, you won’t regret it." —Desi

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 17 styles).

    3. pleated and tiered off-the-shoulder dress you can twirl your heart out to while giving your all to the middle of the dance floor. I'd say all eyes will be on you but we wouldn't *dare* want to steal a moment of the happy couple's day 😉.

    A reviewer wearing the midi dress, which is made up of four tiers, in light blue
    reviewer in lavender version

    Promising review: "OMG! Awesome!!!!! It drapes beautifully. I plan to wear it on my shoulders, and the elastic seems strong enough to hold. I bought the white and it’s light and airy — not see though at all. I'm so thrilled. I will buy it in black ASAP!" —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 18 colors).

    4. A pretty pleated number with delicate flared sleeves, so you can make a stunning statement from the start of cocktail hour until you find yourself waving the couple goodbye with sparklers in hand.

    reviewer in the tie waist yellow dress with short sleeves
    reviewer wearing the dress in green

    Some reviewers recommend sizing down!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress! It's flowy and lightweight; not too tight. Can be dressed up or dressed down. The perfect wedding guest or work or church dress! I wear an 18 in pants and typically would order an XL dress, but the large dress fit me perfectly. Follow the sizing guide in the product description! I'm planning on buying another color as well!" —Cailey B.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and six colors).

    5. A chic dress with trumpet sleeves to add an extra ounce of ~flare~ to the seemingly never-ending wedding season.

    a model in a pink dress with trumpet sleeves

    Promising review: "I purchased right before a wedding. I love everything about it. The color and fabric is such quality. The length was perfect and those sleeves are the icing on the cake. Good purchase!" —Brenda W.

    Get it from Eloquii for $99.95 (available in sizes 14–21 and seven colors).

    6. A chic dress with puffy sleeves that'll help you achieve your Bridgerton style goals without overheating on the dance floor.

    a model in a short tee dress with puffy cap sleeves and a yellow floral pattern

    Promising review: "This is a great casual dress for this summer heat! Fits nice and looks fresh. Fabric isn’t too thin and doesn’t require a slip." —Pleased consumer

    Get it from Target for $25 (available in women's sizes XS–2XL, 1X–4X, and five styles).

    7. A delightful dress with quarter sleeves and pockets (!!!) so you can keep your phone on you for impromptu mid-wedding selfies.,

    Promising review: "I really, really, really love this dress!! I purchased the green floral and I think it will be perfect for an upcoming wedding I will be attending. Brings in the waist and hides arms. Fit was right on. Love." —Kendra

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 14–22 and eight styles).

    8. A vintage-inspired cocktail dress to wear in hopes it'll make a nice first impression on your S.O.'s friends when you meet them at a wedding.,

    Promising review: "I haven't worn a dress in years, but I had to get one for a work event. I didn't know what to expect, but I put this on and it looks great! Very classy and professional. It was very comfortable." —Cindy Lieu

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 34 styles).

    9. An off-the-shoulder dress you can use to show off your sun-kissed shoulders while still ensuring you're meeting the happy couple's dress code.

    A model wearing the off-the-shoulder dress in a pastel-mint color
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-founded business based in Brisbane, Australia.

    Promising review: "The cutest little puffy dress with puffy sleeves. So comfy and pretty. Received compliments all night. I love it. Thank you so much." —Alexndra M.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $49.99 (available in sizes 2–10).

    10. A sleeveless lace dress that'll rival the delicate doilies your grandma made by hand and only puts out for Christmas.

    A reviewer wearing the fit and flare lace dress in royal blue
    A reviewer wearing the dress in pale pink with a jean jacket

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing and I HIGHLY recommend it. I wore it to a bridal shower and it was the talk of the party. I received multiple compliments. Two women actually went onto Amazon and purchased it right then. Great quality and the fit is perfect!" —Christine Earing

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL and six colors).

    11. A sexy bodycon dress you can wear when you know there's going to be a fine selection of bridesmaids or groomsmen to impress.,

    Promising review: "I was so skeptical about this dress. I thought it would not be forgiving at all, but it’s perfect. The inside is a plush material — so soft and comfortable. I’m going to get this in every color! " —Graciee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    12. A darling smock dress you won't be able to help but take a ton of photos in — good luck trying to pick *just one* to go on your Instagram feed.

    a model in the blush smocked dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $20 (originally $50; available in sizes 12–20 and two colors).

    13. A maxi dress with a side slit, perfect for showing off a little leg as you pose like Angelina Jolie alongside your pals.,

    Promising review: "Bought this to wear to a wedding. Love that the ruffle portion can be worn off the shoulder or you can pull up the shoulders. The slit came up a bit too high for me, so I pinned it on both sides by about six inches. The pockets are fabulous. Overall, a very comfortable dress that can easily be dressed up and customized with a belt." —SweetUnicornDreams

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 19 colors).

    14. A dress that'll definitely ~ruffle some feathers~ from the moment you arrive at the ceremony until the very last dance.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so, so, so beautiful. I can’t believe how nice it looks for the price that I got it! It’s a little short, so ladies beware when bending over, but otherwise it’s perfect for a date night, a wedding, a dinner, a night with the girls, or if you just want to wear it in your apartment and drink wine while you watch The Bachelor that works too. :)" —Veganmd2b

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    15. A striped cap-sleeve midi for those lazy days where you want to feel like you've stayed in the clothes you wore to bed but unfortunately have a summer wedding to attend. This dress will quite literally provide you with the experience of wearing a nightgown ALL DAY!

    A reviewer wearing striped midi dress

    Promising review: "This summer dress is a must-have! I must have worn it at least once a week all summer long. It’s so comfortable, and the material is breathable...even on humid days. The pockets are ideal, and the flutter cap sleeves couldn’t be cuter. I wore it with white sneakers, sandals, and espadrilles, so it’s very versatile. Looking forward to pulling it out of the closet next summer." —Nikki Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 4–10 and seven styles).

    16. ruffled dress with a flowery lace overlay, so pretty it'll rival the beauty of the party's actual floral arrangements.

    A reviewer wearing the 3/4-sleeve dress in yellow
    A model wearing the dress in pink

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this dress! I love it!! The fit is amazing. The material is lovely. The top, front, and bottom of the dress are lined with a light material, which is perfect. You still get the flowy feel. I just want to twirl around in this dress. My young adult daughter loves it as well!! I couldn’t be happier. It will be my go-to dress this summer" —Carla J. Reid

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in six colors).

    17. A wrap dress that was clearly made for making you shine while taking Instagram photos with your friends who were forced to wear frumpy bridesmaid dresses.


    Promising review: "I don't normally write reviews for clothes off of Amazon, but good lordy I am so in love with this dress, I just HAVE to!! I am IN LOVE and am wishing it was warmer weather so I could wear it out and about! First, it is a true wrap dress in that you feed one side through the other, therefore you can adjust how tight or loose it is. Modest? Show some cleavage? Up to you! 😍 Second, it is the PERFECT length for me. Lastly, normally a short ruffle sleeve doesn't fall right on me and makes me look like a football player... these fall immaculately fluttery on me. All in all, I freaking love this dress! And was not prompted in any way to provide a review but felt so compelled when I tried it on! If you are on the fence like I have been for over a year, GET IT!!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 18 styles).

    18. A pencil dress no one will ever believe you scored for less than $30 — it's absolutely fabulous and will look incredible with the heels you bought just for the occasion.

    A reviewer wearing the sleeveless, asymmetric strap, below-the-knee dress in blue
    A reviewer wearing the yellow version

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up! 

    Promising review: "You will turn heads in this dress! I wore this to my dance studio's ballet and received so many compliments. People were still talking about it days later. It cups my curves and the color is so vibrant! It stands out in a great way. It's my new favorite dress!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and 17 colors).

    19. A sleeveless cocktail dress you'll find yourself reaching for while getting ready for a Labor Day weekend wedding in 100 degrees.,

    Promising review: "This dress was amazing! I wore it to a wedding and got soooo many compliments! This dress was the perfect length and fit me in all the right areas. It seems to be made well and was super comfy! Extremely happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone!" —Katie Fudge

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 27 styles).

    20. A sheath dress featuring a trendy print that'll convince all the other wedding guests you're a fashion icon.,

    Promising review: "This is a Kate Middleton dupe and it looks amazing! She probably paid $450 and I paid less than $25. Woot woot! Size up!! I am normally a medium but got a large. I will wear to church or a wedding. Can’t wait to wear it." —Brutus

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL and four styles).

    21. A romantic cottagecore number that, while it looks fancy and mesmerizing, is actually super lightweight and comfortable for a variety of seasons.

    Off-the-shoulder light-green dress with puffy sleeves and a sheer overlay with embroidered flowers on it
    Simple Chics Boutique / Etsy

    Simple Chics Boutique is a Columbia, South Carolina-based shop featuring gorgeous clothing, accessories, and home accents.

    Get it from Simple Chics Boutique on Etsy for $44 (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    22. A cap sleeve dress with a darling bow around the middle to make you feel like you're in an episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.,

    Promising review: "This dress exceeded my expectations! It's so pretty. The belt is removable, so it can be worn however you want — tied in the front, back, or even the side. The top fits so nicely and I'm very happy!" —Harmony A.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available sizes XS–3XL and 45 styles).

    Check out our full review on this dress!

    23. A mini wrap dress featuring boho vibes you can keep on deck for when your cousin's wedding falls on the hottest day of the year.


    Amazon customers have noted this dress runs small, so go up a size before purchasing!

    Promising review: "Love the colors in this dress! It’s super cute and easy to dress up or down. Is a true wrap dress, a good length, not see through, and not too low cut! Lightweight and perfect for summer!" —Olivia Noles

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 19 styles).

    24. A midi wrap dress that'll look incredible with the dazzling necklace and earrings you already own — who knew finding an outfit for a wedding could be this easy???

    a model in the pale pink off the shoulder wrap dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $60; available in sizes 12–24 and four colors).

    25. A dress starring thin straps that cross in the back for an unexpected sexy ~look~.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It’s made from a great quality material that is thick but breathable and also stretchy. I also have pretty small breasts so I was a little concerned about them fitting in the dress. I tried it on with no bra and the dress actually hugs them so they don’t look bad. The straps are also adjustable to make the dress tighter or looser." —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96+ (available in sizes 0–20 and 27 styles).

    26. A puff-sleeve pastel maxi dress maxi dress with bohemian vibes, perfect for the wedding your friend insisted on having in an outdoor garden in the middle of summer.,

    Promising review: "Ethereally beautiful!! This dress is absolutely LOVELY. It’s so lightweight, breezy, and comfortable. It fits perfectly, and the bodice has plenty of stretch so if you’re in between sizes, you could go either way. I actually sized down because I wanted to wear it on the shoulders and didn’t want the sleeves slipping off, but I didn’t have an issue with that at all. It’s wrinkly when it arrives, but a quick steam makes it look so much nicer and more expensive than it is. I got the sage green color, and it’s not see-through. It’s beautiful. (I actually returned it in favor of a color I thought I’d wear more, but if green is your fave then you’ll love it). Get this dress!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 14 colors).

    27. A bodycon number you can dress up with statement heels for an unforgettable look.,

    I wore this dress to a bachelorette party, but my first thought was "I can totally wear this to a wedding." It gives your body that va-va-voom look without feeling overly exposed — I'm definitely going to order it in another color.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available sizes S–XL and 19 colors).

    28. A dress with delicate embroidered sleeves will have all other party-goers begging to know your shopping secrets.,

    Promising review: "This dress is SO CUTE!!! I love the sleeve details and it looks really pretty in person. The dress feels soft and it's really comfortable. This dress is super cute to wear out with your girlfriends and it's really affordable. It fits true to size and I would recommend this dress. It's really easy to steam iron as well." —Katy Mospanyuk

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 14 styles).

    29. A body-hugging dress that'll have you channeling Julia Roberts' confidence in Pretty Woman as you strut to your assigned seat at the reception.,

    Promising review: "This dress was better then I would have imagined! The material is thick and of great quality with some soft padding for your breasts. I chose to order this dress at the last minute for a wedding I had to attend just three days later and I am so pleased that I did. I would definitely recommend it!" —Calvin

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

    30. A dress with sleeves that'll set your heart ~aflutter~ as you wipe tears from your eyes while your friends exchange their vows.,

    Promising review: "This dress fit me like a dream! It fit over my larger chest without thinning out or becoming see-through. I am short and have an uncommon body shape, but this needed no alterations at all. Buy this dress, ladies. You can thank me later." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $21.80+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 21 colors).

    31. A faux wrap dress starring fabulous long sleeves and a belt that ties the whole look together (literally) — you'll be welcoming compliments left and right all night.,

    Promising review: "Super impressed with this dress! I looked at it and read the reviews so many times before just buying it, and I am SO glad I did! I wore it for a night out with my husband and got a ton of compliments. I have an athletic build (broad shoulders/average chest) and while it was very low cut, it was comfortable and still classy looking. Even at my height, I didn't feel like it was too short which can sometimes be an issue... bottom line, buy the dress!!! I'll be ordering it in more colors!" —14AnnaM

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 4–22 and 17 styles).

    32. An open back bombshell of a dress with luxurious ruffles that'll have the bridesmaids seething with jealousy because your dress is *so* much better than the one they were sadly forced into wearing.


    Promising review: "I got so many compliments when I wore this recently to a wedding! It does run a bit large, but you can adjust it pretty much to fit how you’d like. I got the blue color, it’s gorgeous in person and was a little long on me, but I rolled it and tucked it under the tie in the back and you couldn’t even tell. Get this dress!" —Ellen Walp

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 22 colors).

    33. A tie-back mini dress made of a lightweight material you can count on to be the perfect date for that tropical wedding you've been dreading since warm weather is not typically kind to you (sweat, humidity, ugh).


    Promising review: "I'm definitely buying more of these dresses, they're very comfortable. I got so many compliments the entire day. It fit nice but I just ended up safety pinning the dress to my bra." —Cope

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 11 styles).

    34. A gorgeous halter dress featuring a slew of adorable but chic polka-dots Minnie Mouse would likely wear to a wedding — she does love a good polka-dot.

    A series of photos showing a model walking around in the dress

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect. So fun, so cute! The fabric is really nice, flowier than I thought, and it just fits really well." —Eugenia Trujillo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in eight colors).

    FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    35. A satin spaghetti strap dress for a sexier option that'll give you the chance to show off a little skin while fighting to catch the bouquet.

    reviewer wearing the burgundy dress

    Promising review: "I recommend 100%. I loved the fit and and was super comfortable. Got a lot of compliments about it and it was accurate on the size. Perfect!" —Cynthia Arizpe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XL–2XL, 0X–4X and three colors).

    36. A halter-neck maxi you'll feel absolutely elegant wearing, perfect for anyone who is often scrambling and stressed when trying to figure out what to wear to a wedding.,

    Promising review: "I really didn't expect to love this dress, but I was so impressed with it that I ended up ordering it in two other colors and also in another style. It's the perfect dress to wear to a party, weddings, or the like. The shorter slip underneath the sheer polka dot overlay of the dress is the perfect length to add a sweet, feminine detail without being too short. Really happy and very impressed!" —Alyssa Algra

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 26 styles).

    37. A pleated off-shoulder midi dress, because if there is going to be happy tears at the ceremony and five tiers on the cake, you might as well bring the tiers of this dress to the dance floor to complete the theme.,

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous!! It’s great having only three tiers so If you go to an outdoor event this summer you won’t get too hot. The off the shoulder truly stays put, I danced around with my arms in the air and didn’t have to worry about it slipping around my neck. It comes just above my knee. I would highly recommend this dress!" —Clothesgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and seven colors).

    38. An off-shoulder ruffle dress that very well could have inspired the creation of the enchanted pink rose from Beauty and the Beast. It's gorgeous — and you will be, too, while wearing it!

    model wearing the pink and rose patterned dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $60; available in sizes 12–24).

    You, admiring your new dress before heading off to party the night away:

    The Walt Disney Company

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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