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    31 Dresses Perfect To Wear To A Casual Wedding

    The wedding invite said casual attire but these dresses will still bring all the drama of an ex shouting "I object."

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

    1. A versatile tie-back dress with adorable lantern sleeves you can wear on or off the shoulders because it's basically like getting two dresses for the price of one. You love to see it!

    Reviewer wearing the light blue dress
    another reviewer wearing the light blue version posing so you can see the tie back design

    Promising review: "The shoulders could be easily dressed up or down. I'm a DDD and I could have gone without a bra in this dress (which is a major rarity for me). Honestly very easy to get on and off. The skirt has a fantastic twirl factor. I wore it to a wedding and I'm so glad I did." —Elizabeth Clifford

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 11 colors).

    2. A bandage midi dress for all the other guests with hurt feelings because — damn! — you look so good in this lil number.

    Model wearing bodycon baby blue midi dress with subtle seams on it
    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $60 (available in sizes 12–20 and three colors).

    3. A long-sleeve wrap dress if your middle name is "bold prints and bright colors." 

    Model wearing yellow-gold dress with blue flowers on it
    Alivia

    Jovana Mullins was teaching art therapy to developmentally disabled youths and young adults when she launched her brand Alivia with her husband Brandon. The design process begins with pieces created by artists with developmental disabilities who are paid for the use of their art, and 10% of every purchase is donated to their associated nonprofit art therapy program. Alivia's designers then translate their work into the bold and colorful prints you see. So cool!

    Get it from Alivia for $395 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two prints).

    4. A satin spaghetti strap dress with a chic cowl neck and a built-in shelf bra so looking good doesn't come at the cost of not being able to enjoy the buffet and move freely on the dance floor.

    reviewer wearing the emerald green cowl neck midi dress
    another reviewer wearing the gold version

    Promising review: "This is the perfect dress! I gave it 5 stars because I am impressed. I didn't think it was going to be this gorgeous for that price. Fits beautiful; it's stretchy so that makes it fit better and elegant. You can wear for weddings, parties, etc. I recommend it 100%. The only downside is that the material is satin and so, you need to be careful with your nails or ring or anything that can pull the material and ruin it. But if you are careful like me, you'll be perfectly fine." —YNunez

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 38 styles).

    5. A loose-fitting gingham baby doll dress that'll make you click your heels together three times in hopes that it magically appears in your closet in time for your cousin's backyard wedding. (Don't worry, that's why there's two-day shipping!)

    reviewer wearing the black and white gingham dress
    another reviewer wearing the dress with a belt and strappy sandals

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!! The material is so lightweight that it’s perfect for summer, and then the buffalo plaid will also look cute and trendy in fall with a jean jacket! Plus I LOVE that there are pockets. The dress is made really well. I was pleasantly pleased to see it also had a lining so it’s not at all transparent. I saw another review that said it ran a little small and as someone between two sizes I sized up and I’m glad I did. I will be wearing this dress all summer and then some!" —Theresa St Peter

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

    6. A backless halter neck dress to beat out the other five dress options you bought and that don't make you feel as cute as this one.

    reviewer wearing the light blue dress with a matching waist sash
    model wearing the black and white version showing the tied halter neck design

    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 $40.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 29 colors).

    7. An off-the-shoulder skater dress because you're saying "see you later (boi)" to dresses that you can't twirl in.

    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 whatt 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 A+ for anyone looking for something inexpensive but chic." —Sam Ander

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 11 colors).

    8. A yellow check print midi dress with cheeky side slits for channeling you inner Angelina Jolie in every wedding pic. 

    model wearing the dress with tan block heels
    Petal & Pup

    Get it from Petal & Pup for $69.95 (available in sizes 2–10).

    9. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress if you've been invited to a beach wedding and need something that'll make you look like an absolute goddess when it catches a breeze. 

    Promising review: "I ordered this dress to wear to my cousin’s wedding and let me tell you, I’m so glad I did. I received compliments on this dress all night long! People loved it and I felt amazing in it. If you’re looking for a special occasion dress, you can’t go wrong with this one." —Katelyn Hayden

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in sizes 4–26 and 13 colors).

    10. A swingy, flowy tiered gingham midi dress so you can look cool and stylish (emphasis on the cool) at your next outdoor wedding. 

    model wearing the blue and white check dress with crisscross sandals and a bucket hat
    Madewell

    Promising review: "This super cute retro summer dress reminds me of dresses I wore as a child. Love the rickrack trim and the flowy style. The plaid/stripe print is so pretty. Every time I wear it, I get so many compliments." —LORELEI27

    Get it from Madewell for $138 (available in sizes M–L petite, XXS–XL straight, and 1X plus).

    11. A breezy, flowy striped linen dress that'll help prevent overheating at your college roomie's wedding — which she insisted on having in Florida in the middle of August in 90-degree weather. 🥵

    reviewer wearing the dress with tan sandals
    another reviewer wearing the dress in a sunflower field with white oxfords

    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).

    12. A high-low lace cocktail dress to show some ankle (scandalous!!) and help prevent any embarrassment that might arise from tripping on your dress hem in front of all the other wedding guests (something I would...not...not do).

    reviewer wearing the burgundy version with black heels
    another reviewer wearing the lace sleeve and bodice dress in blue

    Promising review: "I bought this dress for a wedding in Arizona. This dress is see through in the back. I love that! It looks so beautiful. I had a lot of compliments, even from the men at the party. I am very happy with my purchase." —Adriana J

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and seven colors).

    13. A V-neck wrap dress because it's a such a classic and versatile shape that you can 1,000% wear it to tons of events after the wedding.

    reviewer wearing the green dress with black flats
    another reviewer wearing the lavender version with black pointed heels

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

    Promising review: "Fits so well and is comfortable to wear all day — great for a dressed-up work day or wedding. I wore to a wedding and got lots of compliments. The chest area does come down a little bit so if you’re a more conservative person I’d suggest wearing a cami or bralette underneath. The length is great if you’re a taller girl. I’m 5'8" and it hit a couple inches above the knee." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes S–XL and 24 colors).

    14. A V-neck bell sleeve dress for wearing to the wedding...and then brunch the morning after...and then to run errands next weekend...and then...you get the drift.

    reviewer wearing the green version with ankle strap heels and a tassel necklace
    plus-size reviewer wearing the dress in black with white florals
    another reviewer wearing the blue version with gray booties

    Promising review: "LOVE this dress! I am ordering it in two other colors for all of the weddings and accompanying parties that go along with them that I have this year! It’s super lightweight while still being great material that isn’t at all see through!" —Kari Bryant

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

    15. A casual, lightweight wrap dress if you need an outfit that's both wedding appropriate and nursing friendly. Ding ding ding!

    reviewer wearing black and white patterned midi dress with black kitten heels
    another reviewer wearing the pink and white dress with a gray leather jacket and white heels

    Promising review: "Love this dress. Breezy and comfortable for a hot day. I wore heels and it looked amazing, but switched to sandals and it looked nice as well. I just had a baby and it worked perfect for nursing because of the tiny button on the chest." —Jamie Young

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    16. linen maxi dress with thin straps and a chic side slit so you can feel like you're basically naked — a must for humid, tropical destination weddings.

    model wearing the dress with black thong sandals
    Mie

    Mie is an eco-friendly Black-owned business created by Nigerian designer Damie Idowu.

    Get it from Mie for $250 (available in sizes XS–3X).

    17. A chiffon midi dress that'll bring a ~tier~ to your eyes the minute you shimmy into it. 

    reviewer wearing the light blue version in barbados
    another reviewer wearing the lilac version

    Promising review: "So pretty! Very comfortable! The ruffles are noticeable but not over the top and annoying. Just a nice, cool, lightweight fabric that you can dress up or down. I got the black and you can’t see through it." —AmaznCustoMoM

    Get it from Amazon for $34.98 (available in sizes S–XL and in 19 styles).

    18. A watermelon-print dress to make you as excited to get dressed for this wedding as you are every time "Watermelon Sugar" comes on Spotify. 

    Plus-size model waring a light blue midi dress with watermelons on it
    Copper Union

    Copper Union is a Portland, Oregon-based small business designed by Claire Doody, whose size-inclusive line comes in sizes 12–38.

    Get it from Copper Union for $138 (available in sizes 1–7).

    19. A backless maxi dress because it would truly be a shame to deprive your Instagram followers of a few photos of you in this stunning number. The open back allows for maximum cooling so you don't look like a hot sweaty mess in every wedding photo.

    reviewer wearing the mustard colored dress
    the same reviewer from behind showing the straps across the back

    Promising review: "This dress was so pretty I got compliments the entire time. I wore it to a destination wedding in Jamaica. It was long and flowy but was very breathable and I stayed cool. I definitely recommend purchasing this dress you won’t be disappointed!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 24 colors).

    20. A simple, sweat-wicking ribbed knit dress for changing the way you feel about body-con dresses. It provides maximum comfort and the perfect neutral base for a pair of killer heels.

    model wearing the black dress with black strappy heels
    model wearing the cream version with black heels
    Henning

    Henning is a size-inclusive fashion brand started by Lauren Chan, a former model and fashion editor, who felt excluded from luxury, quality clothing for being plus-size. This midi dress is made to order in Brooklyn.

    Promising review: "Love this knit dress, and I've never loved a knit dress before! It's thick but not heavy — clearly designed very thoughtfully with a higher, in-style neckline and a longer midi length. I've been wearing it to work and out to dinner after because it's super versatile. Highly recommend!" —Jordan

    Get it from Henning for $289 (available in sizes 1X–4X and four colors).

    21. A V-neck backless dress if you like to be the center of attention but don't want said attention to come at the cost of your comfort. This little lace number is super soft on the skin and has a cute bow-tie design that'll earn you "oohs" and "ahhs" from every angle.

    reviewer wearing the pink version
    another reviewer wearing the white version showing the bowtie in the back

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

    Promising review: "I just got this dress in the mail and I love it! It’s super breathable and lightweight! Will be perfect for my summer bridal shower!" —Amanda B.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 31 styles).

    22. A flowy maxi wrap dress with a show-stopping adjustable side slit so you can impress all the people you last saw in high school and that were also invited to this wedding. 

    reviewer wearing the pink and purple version
    another reviewer wearing the blue and orange version

    Promising review: "I just received this in the mail for a wedding in a few weeks and let’s just say, I’m SO ready to wear it right now! I ordered the bright teal and the color is true to what is shown online. Also, the dresses are true to size. This dress is flowy and breathable and I can’t wait to wear it on the dance floor in a few months! (Only con is that it took me a few minutes to figure out how to tie it correctly but after that, I give this dress a 5/5)" —Autumn Hunsinger

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    23. A bright and cheery midi dress that'll earn you a ton of compliments from the people you kinda sorta know at this wedding. Who's getting married again?

    model wearing the bright coral dress with white sneakers
    J Crew Factory

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $34.50+ (available in sizes XXS–3X and in navy floral).

    24. A halter neck midi dress giving me major Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman vibes.

    reviewer wearing the blue with white polka dots version
    reviewer wearing the brown with white polka dots version

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

    Promising review: "I'm 5'10" and the front length on this was perfect! It hit just above my knees and the longer length was just at my ankles. The underskirt was long enough that I didn't have to worry about needing an additional slip. The fabric is light, airy, and a vibrant red, which can be dressed up or kept more casual. I absolutely loved the vintage chic vibe and got so many compliments!" —Jennifer Butler

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

    25. A puff sleeve midi dress because the invite said "casual attire" and this is casual...for you. 

    model wearing the black version with white polka dots
    model wearing the white version with light blue floral pattern on it
    Reformation

    Get it from Reformation for $173.60+ (available in sizes 0–12 and six colors).

    26. A V-neck swing dress for wearing to every wedding you've been invited to this year (so maybe you want to buy it in multiple colors).

    reviewer wearing the periwinkle version with a belt and heels
    another reviewer wearing the red version

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!! I ordered it for my sisters wedding. I am two months postpartum and breastfeeding. It’s been so hard to find a dress that I can nurse in and look great! This one is perfect!! The material is nice and thick. And stretchy enough to nurse. I love it and will be wearing it more than one time!" —ElloJ

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–24 Plus and 36 colors).

    27. A short-sleeve T-shirt dress with a cute waist-cinching bow and pockets (!) if you're prepared to hear "OMG this dress is so cute! Where did you get it?" from approximately 20 wedding guests.

    reviewer wearing the navy dress with white stripes with heeled sandals
    another reviewer wearing the dress with white flat thong sandals

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

    Promising review: "Perfect dress for any occasion!! It is very stretchy so you’re not constricted when trying to sit or move around! It is a very light material, so it’s very breathable in hot weather, and it’s not see-through! And it has pockets!! I will be ordering more in different colors!!" —Liv

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49+ (available in sizes S–XL and 18 styles).

    28. An elegant and pregnancy-friendly column dress so the words that come to mind when people see you are "effortlessly chic."

    pregnant model wearing the rust colored dress
    model wearing the light gray version with white slip-on mules and gold jewelry
    Mien

    Mien is a woman-founded and POC-owned size-inclusive and eco-friendly small business based in Los Angeles.

    Promising review: "I love the length of this dress and the pockets!!! It's just very flowy and relaxed. Perfect for a hot summer day as the material doesn't cling to my body in any way. I am very happy with this purchase and will be ordering another dress!" —Kalee J.

    Get it from Mien for $98 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    29. A sleeveless lace dress that'll truly surprise you in terms of how nice it looks for the price. Nobody's gonna know (it's from Amazon). How would they know?

    reviewer wearing the pale pink version with white ankle strap heels
    another reviewer wearing the blue version with flat sandals

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

    Promising review: "Perfect dress for a fancy atmosphere! I bought this dress to wear to a family wedding where I wanted to look cute — perhaps even 'good' — but wanted to keep it classy. My dress received a lot of compliments and most importantly it was so comfortable! SOOOO comfortable!!! The dress is true to picture and true to size." —a_bennett

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

    30. A simple T-shirt dress to wear to the wedding and then to bed (yep, it's as soft as PJs) because your body can no longer handle staying up past midnight like you did in college and you're definitely gonna crash the minute you get home.

    Reviewer wearing the olive green version tied at the side
    reviewer wearing the gray version with white sneakers and a knitted chunky cardigan

    Promising review: "I purchased this dress in the black rose for a summer wedding. I received many compliments on it. Very comfy and fit was loose but not baggy. It fit perfectly! Will be ordering other colors for back to the school classroom." —Kendra

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 30 colors and styles).

    31. A flowy sleeveless pleated dress because this one won't ~ruffle~ any feathers when it comes to comfort. It's made of a silky soft rayon and polyester blend that won't cling to your body — a plus when it's hot and humid.

    reviewer wearing the green dress with white pointed heels
    another reviewer wearing the black version with small florals and a pair of gray velvet booties

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I was surprised with how much I liked the fabric. It's going to be cool and comfy for hot Florida summers. Highly recommend." —M Sester

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 30 styles).

    You showing up to the wedding in your new dress:

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

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