9 Dresses (Under $100) to Get You Through Wedding Season
Wedding season is upon us, and after shelling out for gifts, travel, shoes and that bachelorette party better forgotten, you’re not psyched to go into debt for a stiff dress to wear to the ceremony. So we’ve picked out the best options under $100 and even suggested what type of wedding they’re right for. Because friends don’t let friends build up resentments (and debt) over too much wedding prep.
The Garden Party: Flowy and Flowered
Slip into this wrap dress and let the compliments rain in. Pair with gold strappy sandals for the ultimate kick.
The Backyard Nuptials: Perky Linen Shift
It’s short enough to show some leg but cut in a boxy style to ward off the “Who’s that girl?” stares. Accessorize with satin flats and tassel earrings and you’re summer-breezy pretty.
Waterside Restaurant: Elegant Lace
The ruffle-trim empire waist elongates your legs, which is always a win in our book. Pair with pumps for a fancier event or a strappy flat for more casual vibes.
The Non-Traditional Casual Affair: Jersey Pullover
For an informal affair, this stretchy faded-rose dress has the bohemian allure of a caftan, but it looks like you made an effort.
The Hip Gallery Wedding: Groovy Jumpsuit
Sometimes the edgiest dress you can find isn’t a dress at all. Presenting the wide-legged, slinky jumpsuit. With minimalist accessories, you’ll be the fashion girl of the night (without upstaging the bride, of course).
Free People ($98)
The Hotel Ballroom: Column Dress
Pleated columns of fabric have been flattering women since they were painted on Grecian urns. Still works now.
City Hall Civil Ceremony: Crochet and Chiffon
The sheer skirt overlay makes it special, while the crochet bodice signals that this isn’t about being too dressed up.
The Beach Wedding: Slip Dress
Pair it with a shawl, statement jewelry and some leather slides, and you’re both fancy and ready for a surfside walk at dusk with your new friend, the best man.
Daytime Poolside Vows: One-Shoulder Sheath
It’s breezy, on-trend, flattering…and easy to change into a swimsuit from, should you feel the need to cool off with a post-wedding dip.