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    30 Budget-Friendly Things To Wear To All Those Weddings You're Invited To This Year

    These things will have you feeling like the best-dressed person at the wedding (and no one will know you spent less than $40).

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A crewneck, floral lace knee-length dress that's beyond lovely and will look great with your favorite pumps and a clutch.,

    Promising review: "I had ordered a dress from Nordstrom Rack that was suddenly backordered, so I took a huge chance and ordered this one last minute. It came fast and fit great! I got so many compliments on it! The lace is super comfy and the fraying on the sleeves and the bottom really make it unique." —Snorman

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 15 colors).

    2. A flutter-sleeve dress, because it's simple, yet stylish and you can easily wear it again for other occasions.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so nice for the price it's kind of a steal. Fits so well, soft, nice material. Beautiful and classy. As one reviewer mentioned it can look a little broad in the shoulders, but it's also part of the vintage flutter-sleeve style. Such a bargain." —Kaela

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

    3. An asymmetric long velvet jacket to layer over your dress during a cooler evening ceremony, without totally ruining your glamorous wedding lewk.


    Promising review: "Wow! I just got this and wore it for the first time today, and I've had three strangers and numerous friends compliment it already. I can't remember getting this much notice from any clothing I've ever worn! It's soft, fits as expected, and it is DRAMATIC. I got a small, and it's loose, flowy, and light. It hits right at the top of my thigh." —Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    4. A pair of closed-toe ankle-strap block heels that will instantly ~elevate~ any ensemble you decide to go with.,

    Promising review: "They're very cute and very easy to walk in! I grew up playing in swamps and my balance is absolutely awful, so I'm not generally the type to wear heels — for both style and safety reasons. I trip and roll my ankles a lot! However, the base of these heels is wide enough that I don't roll my ankles, and I haven't tripped once! I did put a gel insert in the shoes to make them more comfortable to wear long-term, and that has worked very well. I also think they are absolutely adorable! I've never loved a pair of heels before! I highly recommend them, especially to people who have a hard time walking in heels." —Chrstina Norwood

    Get them from Amazon for $27.06+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and six colors and styles).

    5. A lace peplum top to pair with dress pants, a pencil skirt, or even jeans and heels if it's a more casual wedding.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this top. It is a soft type of lace, not stiff or scratchy, very well-made and comfortable. It is see thru everywhere except for a built in fabric portion across the bust, in the front only. It hits just below my waist and above my hips. Perfect length for jeans." —Andylynn

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and eight colors and styles).

    6. A pair of colorful tights you can wear under your skirt or dress so you can be warm at chilly venues and still look fabulous.,

    Promising review: "Opaque black tights are exactly as advertised. No smell, soft and quality material. I pair these tights with knee-length dresses and heels for a professional look. The tights almost look like leggings without any bulk. I’ve already repurchased. The tights add warmth to your legs, so I’d recommend these for the fall and winter." —Xena

    Get them from Amazon for $5.69+ (available in sizes S/M or L/XL, in 12 colors, and multipacks).

    7. A romantic floral maxi dress with a slit and puff sleeves that'll have you feeling like the main character, even though it's not your wedding. (It's okay, the bride doesn't have to know.) 

    model wearing the dress in blue and white while standing in front of the Eiffel tower
    model taking a selfie while wearing the dress in apricot with pink flowers
    Starbee Inc. / Etsy

    Starbee Inc. is a New Jersey-based Etsy shop that sells dresses and accessories. 

    Promising review: "Wow wow wow what an amazing process this has been! The dress is absolutely perfect and the seller couldn’t have been more kind in helping me along the way. Not see-through, breathable material, I highly encourage EVERYONE to get a dress from here. It’s so obvious how much the seller cares about the items and their customers. I will 100% be shopping here again, excellent job." —SOPHIA DUFFY

    Get it from Starbee Inc. on Etsy for $34.99+ (available in sizes S–2X and two colors). 

    8. A knit sweater dress for you to style up or down however you please. Flats, heels, a jacket, a belt — it'll all look good for a more laid-back wedding.


    Promising review: "This dress fits PERFECT. I am always skeptical with Amazon clothing purchases. This dress is an extremely soft (almost cashmere feeling) sweater material. It hugs the curves so nice! Snug, but definitely not tight." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 19 colors).

    9. A shaggy open-front parka to throw on over your little black dress for a bold style statement.

    model wearing the jacket in gray

    Promising review: "Bought this for California nights out and am in LOVE! The jacket is made well and actually fits! I read the other reviews about the jacket looking 'sparse' and some of the fringe being sewn into the seams. Mine did have a few areas like this, but I fixed them by using an unsharpened pencil or the skinny end of a makeup brush and gently pulling the fringe out from the seam. If you're on the fence, just buy it! Great $/wear, and I'm probably going to buy the black too!" —Autumn Beck

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and seven colors).

    10. An envelope clutch with a cut-out pattern, gold lining, and detachable chain strap — perfect for adding some personality to your formal look.,

    Promising review: "This is, by far, the best $10 I’ve spent. And I’ve spent plenty. I love a bargain. Didn’t have the highest hopes at this price point. I got it in white and it’s AMAZING. Everyone who has seen it has complimented me, I’m back to buy in several other colors. This is a sturdy bag. I’ve gotten clutches this price that feel so flimsy and don’t hold the shape. This is sturdy, has a good feel in your hand. Has some bulk/weight to it, in a good way. Feels like you could’ve spent much more. The chain is long, but not quite long enough for me to wear as a crossbody. I use it mainly as a clutch but love how the chain tucks away easily and doesn’t take up space. It’s amazing. I want them all!" —andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in nine colors).

    11. A pair of strappy kitten heel sandals that come in so many color options, you're going to want at least five pairs. They'll look incredible with any flowy dress for a summery outdoor wedding — and the heel won't get stuck in the grass.

    reviewer wearing the heels in yellow

    Promising reviews: "I was really hoping to like these shoes and...they did not disappoint! I have wide feet so I was afraid that they would be too narrow but they are very comfortable. It's the perfect heel height for me since I do not like too high of a heel. The chunky heel also makes the shoe very comfortable for hours and hours to wear. This is a staple shoe for a very good deal." —Star K

    Get them from Amazon for $21+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 26 colors).

    12. A vintage-inspired swing dress for you to add a pearl necklace to and look like an Old Hollywood movie star.,

    Promising review: "This was absolutely awesome for the price. It was a ridiculously comfortable dress that looked just the right amount of fancy for an anniversary party. I will absolutely be wearing this again! Got a ton of compliments. Also not too low cut like some of these style dresses can be." —Stacey

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in size XS–3XL, 16–24 Plus, and 44 colors and designs).

    13. A pair of chic paper-bag waist pants that are cute, comfy, and available in tons of colors. And the best part? You'll definitely be able to wear these to work after the wedding.,

    Promising review: "I'm in LOVE with these pants as they are good quality and stylish! I love how you can dress them up or down and the bow and pockets add such a nice touch (I love pockets in anything). I already have the olive color in my cart and will be buying them VERY soon. They fit perfectly and are lose/tight in all the right places. I love wearing these to work as they are comfy and don't constrict anything. Highly recommend!" —Natasha

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 32 colors and designs, including multipacks).

    14. A jacquard trumpet skirt perfect for looking elegant, but still a little sassy. If you're a lover of animal print, this skirt is a classy way to rock it at a wedding.

    Kin By Kristine

    Kin By Kristine is a Black woman-owned business based in Los Angeles. They design gorgeous pieces, including maxi dresses, dusters, and crop tops for plus-size women.

    Promising review: "This skirt is so nicely made and great quality! I love the way it hugs my curves and adds some extra flair to my wardrobe. I’m usually a neutrals kind of girl but the second I saw this skirt I knew I needed it. It does not disappoint!!" —Madison Smith

    Get it from Kin By Kristine for $33 (originally $65.95; available in sizes 14–26).

    15. A versatile below-the-knee stretchy pencil skirt you can pair with any fancy top and heels for a killer look, and then restyle it again and again.,

    Promising review: "I love this skirt. Fits like a glove... good quality, double-lined. Yes, it is as fitted as you see in pictures, but not uncomfortable at all. If you want a skirt that is sexy and modern, this is it. If you want loose and comfy look elsewhere. Some reviews said you can't walk in it, not true, unless you take huge steps or need to run. I love it so much I just purchased it in navy, red, and grey. Enjoy it ladies!" —Vero

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 19 designs).

    16. A set of four pearl-embellished velvet headbands for an easy and chic way to fix a hairstyle that just isn't quite cooperating.


    Promising review: "Beautiful pearl-adorned headbands! The material is velvety and great quality. The pearls are attached super well, not worried they will fall off. They are comfortable on myself and still fit my 3-year-old daughter. Great selection of colors: black, cream, pink and a muted mustard shade. Overall an amazing purchase for a good price." —Lisa Velasco

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A bell-sleeve shift dress you can easily pack up and wear on the beach for a gorgeous destination wedding.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress. I buy from Amazon all the time and this may be my favorite. Not cheap material... it’s the perfect length. I ordered it in two other colors." —Maureen Seus

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 41 colors and prints).

    18. A floral lace sleeveless high-low dress that's so cute, it could totally work for a bridesmaid dress!,

    Promising review: "Absolutely perfect! I loved it! Exactly what I was looking for! Very light and comfortable. I ordered a belt with a ribbon tie in the back and hand sewed it around the waste just to give it a little extra something. I highly recommend this dress. I want to buy more in different colors. I knew I wanted a high-low in lace and in this color blue and everything I found at the stores cost over $100. The price was awesome and I got the dress I wanted! Love love love." —Ketz85

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and 13 colors).

    19. A pair of acrylic drop earrings, because they are versatile, but still make a statement — just the thing for taking a simple ensemble to the next level., Amazon

    Promising review: "Cute! These are really cute, the color story is neutral enough that they go with almost everything. Very lightweight and comfortable to wear. I get compliments every time I wear them, whether casually or to work." —909601

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).

    20. Or a pair of tassel drop earrings sure to spice up your look and add a fun, flirty touch. 

    the pink tassel earrings

    Promising review: "Extremely pleased! I was skeptical about ordering earrings on Amazon, but with free returns it was worth a shot. These were SO carefully packaged, which would be perfect for a gift. The color is spot on, size is generous, details are beautiful, and the quality rivals any of the popular boutique brands — and you cannot beat the price! So happy I took the chance!" —NCCHIS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 28 colors).

    21. A sassy high-waisted pleated skirt, because wearing this with any plain blouse will make you instantly wedding-ready. There are so many ways to style this, you won't even mind being an outfit repeater for future occasions. 

    reviewer wearing the black pleated skirt with a cami, white boots, and fedora
    reviewer wearing the skirt in yellow with a white tank and heels

    Promising review: "The skirt is as beautiful as I imagined it would be; it's exactly as pictured. It's very comfortable, and due to the elastic waist band, it's very forgiving as far as fit. It's perfect for work or a casual day out." —Elayne

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and in 36 colors and patterns).

    22. pack of nine sparkly hair clips that'll automatically jazz up your updo. Sometimes a little bling is all ya need. 

    Promising review: "I’m loving these clips. Not only are they cute and affordable. They are comfortable. Trendy and I get compliments every time I wear them." —jennifer Cole

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    23. An off-the-shoulder dress with a scallop hem that's perfect for summer weddings and will definitely have everyone complimenting you at the reception.

    Reviewer in yellow version of the dress, which falls mid-thigh and cinches at waist
    reviewer in black version

    Promising review: "I always get nervous when purchasing clothing on Amazon, but was very happy with this purchase. The material is a decent weight and the cut outs at the bottom of the dress are done nicely. I'm 5'5" and the dress hits just above my knees, which is a perfect length. I don't like my clothes tight, so purchased a 3X. It's loose and flowy and hangs just right. Overall, I'm very happy with the dress. I would go a size up depending on your shape and how you like your clothes to hang." —Kathryn Mathewson

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 0X–4X and 17 colors/styles).

    24. An orange shirt dress for the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated. This bold color and stylish silhouette will have you strutting to your seat like you're walking in a fashion show. 

    model wearing the long sleeve mini dress with a wrap design and a collar
    Beginning Boutique

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

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $29.99 (originally $59.99; available in sizes 0–12).

    25. A gorgeous backless maxi dress that'll surely have your wedding date's jaw on the floor.

    Promising review: "Extremely cool and comfy. Dress is extremely long but it's so beautiful that I didn't mind holding it up as I walked. For the price I absolutely love the material its made from as well." —BW

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 27 colors).

    26. A pair of elegant, flowy wide-leg pants for a breezy, comfy look that's still 100% fancy enough for a semi-formal wedding.,

    Promising review: "Wow! I love these. The fabric is soft and beautiful. They don’t have a zipper, but the back is scrunchy so they stretch when you get in. I really can’t explain how lovely these look; they are gorgeous." —Cyndi Lunderberg

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 0/2–8/10 and in five colors).

    27. A bohemian-style mini dress perfect for a casual outdoor ceremony. Just add some wedges and a wicker purse and you're good to go.  

    model wearing the pink and blue floral mini dress with flutter sleeves and an elastic waist
    Numa Girls / Etsy

    Numa Girls is a woman-owned shop based in South Carolina.

    Promising review: "This dress is so beautiful. Fit perfect. I love the design and colors of this dress. Material is light perfect for summer." —darcyeasterby

    Get it from Numa Girls on Etsy for $29 (available in sizes S–XL). 

    28. A pair of trendy flatform espadrilles for those who refuse to stumble around in heels. These will look super cute with dresses and skirts, without giving you painful blisters or forcing you to go barefoot on the dance floor.

    Reviewer's photo of their feet in the sandals
    reviewer holding the shoes in tan

    Promising review: "I have been looking for some new spring/summer sandals and I just received these and they are so incredibly comfortable and super cute! I think I will order them in more colors. The width is perfect on me. I tend to have a wider foot, but not that wide. I ordered a 7.5 and it fits perfectly and I usually wear 7.5 in most shoes/sandals. The color is fabulous too! I ordered gray." —Magical Everyday

    Get it from Amazon for $17.60+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 66 colors/prints).

    29. A pink polka dot surplice blouse you can pair with a simple black skirt and heel and feel like the elegant, yet trendy queen you are. 

    model wearing the pink blouse with a black skirt and heels
    close-up of another model wearing the blouse

    Get it from Francesca's for $19.98 (originally $40; available in sizes XS–3X). 

    30. And a yellow number to make you feel like a walking ray of sunshine. Prepare for everyone to ask where you got your fabulous dress from. 

    model wearing the yellow v-neck dress with a front curved slit
    side view of a model wearing the dress
    Royalty's One Stop Shop / Etsy

    Royalty's One Stop Shop is a Black woman-owned business based in Arizona. 

    Get it from Royalty's One Stop Shop on Etsy for $19.99 (available in sizes S–2X).

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