Where to Buy Cheap Bridesmaids Dresses: 25 Affordable Places to Shop for Gowns Your Friends Will Actually Like

Your besties would do anything for you, but being the conscientious bride that you are, you’re aware that bridal-party duties can be, well, expensive. (After all, you stuck it out for Emily and Maia and Rachel…) Affordable bridesmaids dresses don't have to be hard to find or low quality, if you need help searching for where to buy bridesmaids dresses that will still look flawless on your BFFs, try these 25 stores.

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1. Birdy Grey

Best Overall

Price range: $59 to $99

Size range: XS to 3XL

Every single bridesmaid dress costs $99, no matter your size, color or style (though there are sometimes sales with discounts up to 40 percent off). Another bonus? Dresses ship within seven days, meaning you don't have to order a dress months in advance and hope it still fits on the big day. And if you're one of the many who know you'll never "shorten your dress and wear it again," just send it on back to be donated to The Princess Project, a charity that helps teens in need have something to wear for proms and other special occasions.

2. Azazie

Best for At-Home Try Ons

Price range: $69 to $169

Size range: 0 to 30

Flower girl dresses, junior sizes, maternity styles, church-friendly modest silhouettes—Azazie truly has something for everyone. Seriously, there are even 79 different colors to choose from (seventy nine!). It also offers a "Try at Home" service that allows you to select up to three dresses for $10 to $15 each, shipping included, to try on in the comfort of your own home before deciding which style or size works best. If you're in between sizes or are having trouble with the standard sizes offered by Azazie, you can also order a dress with custom sizing (including additional length, if needed) to ensure it fits you like a glove, no extra tailoring required.

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3. Fame And Partners

Best for Custom Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $179 to $479

Size range: Custom

Pick your favorite fit and style, select your color and insert your measurements and, voila, your affordable bridesmaids' dresses will be at their doorsteps in four to seven weeks.


4. Bhldn

Best for Boho Weddings

Price range: $198 to $398

Size range: 0 to 26

Welcome to boho bridesmaid dress central. Here you can find sleek satin options or intricate lace details. The neutral and vibrant shade options make it easy to find dresses that will seamlessly blend into your wedding colors.

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5. Showpo

Best for Bridesmaids on a Budget

Price range: $52 to $120

Size range: 0 to 16

This online boutique allows you to "heart" your favorite picks so you can see them all in one spot instead of researching the site to find your top choices. The high quality material and sexy silhouettes make them look much more expensive than they actually are (bonus points). If you're price conscientious, give your bridal party the option of these awesome but affordable dress choices.

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6. The Dessy Group

Best for Color-Specific Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $99 to $311

Size range: 00 to 30

If you spent hours formulating your wedding's color palette (face it: your Pinterest board is a work of art), nailing down the exact shade of forest green can be a challenge. Enter: The Dessy Group, which makes finding affordable bridesmaid dresses in your dream scheme a breeze. You can also sort by collections featuring designers like Jenny Packham and Alfred Sung on this boutique.


7. Olivela

Best for Unique Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $207 to $2,450

Size range: XS to XL

From Marchesa to Zac Posen, your bridesmaids can find just about any unique style of gown. These have traditional silhouettes with eccentric details and designs that will make your girls' gowns stand out from the crowd. While their prices may not be the most affordable on the list, 20 percent of your purchase costs are donated to their supported causes like Global Wildlife Conservative, CARE, Dress for Success and many others.


8. Lightinthebox

Best for Trendy Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $16 to $200

Size range: 0 to 26

This online retailer has hundreds of dresses that are at the top of current trends. If you've seen it on Pinterest odds are you will find it on this site: High slits, one-shoulder chiffon necklines and much more. If you aren't satisfied with the dress you purchased, you have seven days to return it once you've received it.

9. Show Me Your Mumu

Best for All Bridesmaid Essentials

Price range: $88 to $318

Size range: XXS to 3X

Despite its, um, pretty weird name, Show Me Your Mumu has been a low-key treasure trove for affordable bridesmaid options for years. There are plenty of styles to choose from, as well as accessories like sashes and capes you can add on in whatever hue you'd like for a custom color combo. It also has a fun collection of regular ready-to-wear clothing and accessories, so you can pick up everything you need for the wedding, bachelorette and bridal shower all in one place.

10. Lulus

Best for Ready-to-Wear Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $60 to $182

Size range: XS to XL (or 0 to 14)

You may know Lulus best for its budget-friendly ready-to-wear pieces. Now, it has been slowly and steadily growing its wedding collection to offer a greater range of styles. The designers have a special knack for creating pieces that perfectly bridge the gap between elegant and sexy. Plus, unlike a lot of brands (especially those that are made-to-order), you can return any unworn bridesmaid dress for a full refund if need be, meaning you can go ahead and order three different sizes or styles to try on at home.

11. Asos

Best for Body Inclusivity Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $56 to $247

Size range: 00 to 26

ASOS offers tons of styles in tall, petite, plus and maternity in addition to straight sizing, so even if the bridal party has a range of body types, everyone can still shop one matching style or mix and match style, color and fabric option (think sequins, patterns and embroidery, etc.) You can also pick up some new shoes, jewelry or accessories while you're there and have the whole wedding-day look at your door in less than two weeks.

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12. Saks Fifth Avenue

Best for a Glamorous Wedding

Price range: $98 to $12,990

Size range: XS to XL (or 0 to 14)

Having a black tie wedding? Saks is chock-full of designer pieces and elegant formal gowns. What bridesmaid wouldn't want to be photographed in a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown for under $200? If you want the glam sans luxury price tag, no worries, there are plenty of high-end choices at a lower cost.

13. Kennedy Blue

Best for Flowy Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $99 to $149

Size range: 0 to 24

Just like Azazie, Kennedy Blue has a "Try at Home" service that allows you to choose from a selection of styles at $10 per dress with no limit for the number of styles you can test (although you do have to return them all within three days of receiving). There are both "made-to-order" options, which can take up to 16 weeks to ship, and "in stock" styles that are already made, ready to go and often even cheaper.

14. Rent The Runway

Best for Renting Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $30 to $525

Size range: 0 to 22

While it's entirely possible that you will wear one of your bridesmaid dresses to another event somewhere down the road, it's highly unlikely that you'll ever wear all the dresses you've accumulated over the years. And for those of us working with tiny, overstuffed closets in the first place, the idea of renting a beautiful dress and returning it right after the wedding sounds pretty fantastic. Luckily, Rent the Runway doesn't just offer a wide selection of gorgeous occasion frocks, it also has styles from bridesmaid-specific lines like Amsale, Jenny Yoo and Watters for about $50 rather than the $310 it would cost to purchase outright. And while there are some expensive high-end options, most come in under $100.

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15. David's Bridal

Best for Classic Dresses

Price range: $20 to $200

Size range: 0 to 30

Bridesmaid dresses vary by trend every year, but there are staple styles that will always stay relevant. David's Bridal has over 300 gowns to sift through ranging from tulle to satin materials. While many have intricate patterns and appliqués, the selection of timeless silhouettes and necklines are basically endless. Most dresses come with a wide range of color options so you're sure to find one you love that will match your scheme.


16. Nordstrom

Best for Formal Weddings

Price range: $34 to $470

Size range: S to 3XL

Nordstrom's selection of elegant a-lines and sleek strapless gowns make this the place to go (online or in-person) for formal looks. If you choose to surf their collection online, you will get free delivery with every purchase.


17. Revolve

Best for Sultry Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $29 to $2,800

Size range: XXS to XXL

Revolve has a plethora of very flirty and cocktail dresses that would look beautiful blowing in the wind on a beach or outdoor wedding. The patterns and light materials will keep your girls cooled off during your reception. If you don't mind a little less coverage, try a dress with cutouts for some extra sexy vibes.


18. Reformation

Best for Summer Weddings

Price range: $248 to $448

Size range: XS to XL

Romantic and simple. Light and airy. Reformation's dress line just screams summer. Whether it's breezy and billowing wrap dresses or more structured cap-sleeved gowns we have a feeling she'll actually want to wear this one again.


19. Amazon

Best for Last-Minute Emergencies

Price range: $10 to $604

Size range: 00 to 26

There is no rhyme or reason to the style selections on Amazon, as you know. But the numerous filters will allow you to easily refine your search to find the style and color you need in a pinch. Once you pick your size, you will be shown your delivery date so you can ensure it will arrive before your big day, besides, when has Prime ever let us down?


20. Verishop

Best for Slip Dresses

Price range: $35 to $565

Size range: XS to L

If you've fallen into the slip dress trend (so have we), this shop has your bridesmaids' names on it. There are multiple satin selections to fit your bridal vision. These dresses would shine at a wedding that isn't too formal because they bring a more trendy, semi-formal aesthetic to the theme.


21. Macy's

Best for Dresses That Support, Lift and Cover

Price range: $38 to $329

Size range: 0 to 16

If you're going less trendy and more timeless, Macy's selection of floor-length gowns and more traditional silhouettes is a great price-conscious option. (Winter brides: There are also plenty of jewel tones.)


22. Missguided

Best for Form-Fitting Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $13 to $177

Size range: 0 to 14

Some folks want their bridal party to cover up...others want their maids to strut their stuff. If the latter is your cup of tea, the bold and body-con formal dresses (with delectably low price tags) at this online retailer will do just the trick.

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23. Shopbop

Best for Microwedding Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $118 to $2,350

Size range: 00 to 2X

If you're throwing a destination or backyard microwedding, let your super small bridal party select their own dresses (of course, with your final stamp of approval) from ShopBop. That way, they can find a dress in your color palette and actually wear it again.

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24. Plum Pretty Sugar

Best for Floral Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $29 to $65

Size range: 2 to 10

Looking for a flouncy, tropical vibes for your ladies? This site is known for their intricate floral patterns and beautiful pastel colors at low prices. While you're there, get your bridesmaids matching robes for getting ready photos.

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25. Free People

Best for Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Price range: $68 to $770

Size range: XS to XL

Heads up: Prepare yourself for some color-popping wedding photos. From detailed embroidering to tulle layers, these gowns will bring some sass and Harry Styles vibes to your wedding party.

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