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The task: find a dress that will make everyone in your bridal party shine without forcing them to pay an arm and a leg for something they’ll only wear once. Luckily, Nordstrom bridesmaid dresses are gorgeous and surprisingly affordable. So before you send a group email asking your favorite ladies to shell out $400 for a tulle monstrosity, peruse these nine bridesmaid dresses that are actually cute.

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1. Dress the Population Iris Slit Crepe Gown

Who doesn’t love a thigh-high slit? This saucy number comes also comes in pine, garnet and black.

BUY IT ($198)


2. Jenny Yoo Drew Floral Embroidered Tulle Evening Dress

Isn’t this Jenny Yoo number romantic? Thanks to the moody floral print, it works just as well for a spring vineyard wedding as it would at a winter barn fête.

BUY IT ($195)


3. Lulus V-Neck Chiffon Gown

Available in navy, black and burgundy, this chiffon vision is figure flattering with just the right hint of sultry. And that price…

BUY IT ($89)


4. Dessy Collection Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Gown

Elegant and simplistic, this off-the-shoulder gown (which also comes in everything from burgundy to ivory, navy and pink) really would look good on anyone.

BUY IT ($163)


5. Alfred Sung Boatneck Sheath Dress

Did we mention it has a low back and a fun bow? 

 BUY IT ($117)


6. Dessy Collection Lux V-Neck Chiffon Gown

This flattering V-neck dress comes in an array of floral prints and solids and cinches at the waist beautifully. Consider it the bridesmaid dress equivalent of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

BUY IT ($164)


7. Dress the Population Corey Chiffon Fit & Flare Dress

Not to be cliché, but your bridesmaids actually could wear this dress again. (It also comes in black.)

BUY IT ($198)


8. Levkoff Open Back Halter Neck Chiffon Gown

A hater with a low-back? We’re all about it—especially since this stunner comes in six additional colors. 

BUY IT ($170)


9. SOCIAL BRIDESMAIDS Strapless Georgette Gown

If strapless is more your vibe, scope the Georgette Gown. Although it’s pictured in oyster here, it also comes in black, burgundy and navy. 

BUY IT ($125)

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