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

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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 $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 15 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 $22.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and nine styles).

    3. A billowy maxi featuring a metal collar so you can show off how edgy you are even while sitting politely during a too-long ceremony with cringe-worthy vows.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $42 (available in sizes S–L).

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


    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 $49.94 (available in sizes 14–28 and nine colors).

    5. Or 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 $25.99+ (available in sizes 14–24 and 10 styles).

    6. 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 33 styles).

    7. An abstract dress for transforming your standard go-to wedding style into an actual ~work of art~.

    Forever 21

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

    8. A lace frock that'll make you feel as delicate as the handmade doilies your grandma gave you for Christmas.,

    Promising review: "Definitely buy this dress! The V-neck is sexy but very classy. The dress is short, but since I'm short too it was perfect. If you're tall, you may want to consider the length. The dress looks just as good in person! I wore it to a wedding and got a lot of compliments. I'd definitely recommend this dress!" —Amazon User

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and six colors).

    9. A little black dress to give you the confidence to ~give the cold shoulder~ to your ex who was unfortunately also invited to this shindig.


    Get it from Walmart for $34.50 (available in sizes XS–3XL).

    10. 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. So flattering and 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 $18.79+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).

    11. 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 10 colors).

    12. 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 $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors).

    13. A halter neck number with a flowery lace overlay, so pretty it'll rival the beauty of the party's actual floral arrangements.,

    Promising review: "Love this dress! Ordered a medium and it fit like a glove. I wore this to a friend’s wedding and it was a hit. Everyone loved the color. My best friend’s husband accidentally spilled a glass of water at the dinner table and it soaked the dress, but the fabric made it so you couldn’t tell. A bit difficult to put on/take off by yourself, though. Overall love this dress! May buy more in other colors!" —h4z31nu7m3g

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

    14. A formal maxi dress you'll want to keep in your closet so you don't have to freak out the next time you get an invite to a black-tie wedding.


    Get it from Tobi for $43 (originally $108, available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    15. An embroidered A-line 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: "Beautiful on. I bought the black one. True to size. I had to get the length altered. Received a ton of compliments at a wedding in March. It was cold so the color and material was perfect for unpredictable weather in the Midwest. It can snow, rain, or shine. People said 'that’s the dress from Nordstrom, right? What designer is that dress from?' I spilled the beans and said AMAZON. It was a hit." —iams

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL and three styles).

    16. A sleeveless cocktail dress you'll find yourself reaching for while getting ready for a Labor Day weekend 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 $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 41 styles).

    17. A quarter-sleeve number detailed with crocheted flowers will make you want to frolic through a field singing tunes from The Sound of Music.,

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect. It's so classy and chic. I'm 5'3" and curvy, so I ordered a size up to account for my hips and butt. It fit fine, but I like adding a belt to make it less flowy. The details of this dress are so nice and I love it" —J.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 11 colors).

    18. 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 $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 13 styles).

    19. 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.,

    Over 1,000 vintage vixens have given this baby positive reviews. Check out our full writeup on it here.

    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 $16.99+ (available sizes XS–3XL and in 43 styles).

    20. 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 $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 31 styles).

    21. Or a satin fit-and-flare you can pair with some classic pearls for an Audrey Hepburn–inspired style moment.

    Forever 21

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

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

    Guilty — apologies to all of my family and friends.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 19 styles).

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

    I recently purchased this dress myself for an upcoming bachelorette party and 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 and it is super flattering — I'm definitely going to order it in another color.

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

    24. A V-neck number with a floral skirt you'll love because it'll delicately show off a ~church wedding~ amount of cleavage and your lovely legs.


    Promising review: "Dress fits perfectly! I wore it to a wedding. It's made of a nice material. Will definitely recommend to my friends. I got a lot of compliments — well worth the money." —MsCebuana

    Get it from Walmart for $28.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and three styles).

    25. 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 $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 14 styles).

    26. A shift dress that ties at the waist and can show off your hourglass figure. I'd also suggest breaking out your favorite brightly colored pumps to make a real statement.


    Get it from Eloquii for $39.95 (available in sizes 14–28).

    27. 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).

    28. A fun dress featuring a ruffled hemline and a plunging neckline for a flirtatious option you didn't know you needed.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I was worried it would fit a little snug so I took a large instead of a medium. But the quality is great and it is stunning. If you are a medium take medium as it is true to size." —Zari J.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $32 (available in sizes S–L).

    29. An open-backed beauty you'll easily turn heads in thanks to the supple amount of skin it lets you show off.


    Get it from Tobi for $33 (originally $84, available in sizes XS–XL and in black or marigold).

    30. A pleated dress with trendy scalloped edges – it may ruin every other dress for you because it's so freakin' pretty.,

    Promising review: "This dress is great! I wore it to a wedding this past weekend and received so many compliments! It's super comfortable and a great fit. I'd say true to size. I am a medium in pretty much everything and it fit perfectly. It did arrive wrinkled but I steamed it and it was fine. I highly recommend this dress." —Stacy Garrity

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

    31. An asymmetrical midi dress you can wear to transform from your boring old self into the salsa dancing emoji IRL.


    Get it from Missguided for $27 (available in sizes 2–10).

    32. A rose gold gown covered in sequins, sure to leave your plus one absolutely speechless from the moment the lay eyes on you.

    TJ Maxx

    Get it from TJ Maxx for $49.99 (available in sizes 4–14).

    33. And 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 $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 14 colors).

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

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