The cost of being a bridesmaid—both emotional and financial—can be a burden. Lighten the load with an affordable bridesmaid dress that won’t gouge your wedding budget. If anything, a cheaper dress gives everyone an incentive to splurge on the destination bachelorette party. We can’t promise you they’ll be re-worn, but at under $300, they are totally worth it.
Be prepared to get a million compliments in this dress, because it looks (and feels) worthy of a designer price tag.
Boohoo Floral Off-the-Shoulder Maxi
Convertible Bodice Dress
If you, like the rest of America, are obsessed with Say Yes to the Dress, I have some great news: They have their own bridal line, and it’s super cute. Take this dress for example, that can be worn as a halter, a short sleeve, or a strapless dress.
Pleated Bodice Naxi Dress with Flutter Sleeve
The fairytale silhouette on this Cinderella dress will photograph beautifully.
Lux Chiffon Dress
Lela Rose makes some of our favorite wedding dresses, and her bridesmaids line is just as sweet. They have the same romantic appeal, but all cost less than $300.
Short One Shoulder Dress with Satin Sash
White by Vera Wang is the bridal designer’s just-as-chic diffusion line. Seriously, these dresses look ten times more expensive than they actually are.
Asymmetric Floral-Print Dress
We love the influx of floral bridesmaid dresses. Re-wear this post-nuptials.
For a black tie wedding, try this beautiful gown from Mango. The subtle gold flecks add a touch of shine that won’t distract from the bride.
Plain Satin Slip Dress
Topshop’s silk slip dressess are a cult favorite (at $68!) and available in nine different shades.
Maya Bridesmaid Dress
For sparkle that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, look to ASOS’ evening gowns. They are all crazy affordable, with details you won’t find anywhere else.
Faye Ruffle Wrap Chiffon Evening Dress
The flutter sleeve and plunging neckline on this Jenny Yoo dress will flatter the entire bridal party. Plus, it comes in dusty rose, one of the most popular wedding colors.
Halle Bridesmaid Dress
From mint green to regal purple to champagne gold, Azazie has one of the widest color range for bridesmaid dresses. You’ll find the exact shade that matches the wedding theme, plus amazing printed dresses, too.
Ruffle Strap Midi Dress
This spring dress will fit right in at a garden wedding party. The shoulder detail is a soft, feminine touch that is unlike most bridesmaid dresses.
Classic Wrap Dress
Fame and Partners was one of the first e-retailers that offered brides and bridesmaids true customization. You can alter the color, the hem, and the sleeve on most of their dresses, which will cost less than a bill from your local tailor.
You’ll be dying to attend another fancy event once the wedding is over, just so you can wear this Reformation dress again.