25 Summer Bridal Party Dresses Under $200

The prettiest colors, prints, and silhouettes for the season.

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It's no secret that being in a bridal party can be, well, expensive. After all, there's the cost of the bachelorette party and the bridal shower to consider—and a whole host of other little expenses that can really add up. And while it goes without saying that your bridal party can't wait to stand by your side on your big day, asking your friends to shell out for an expensive occasion dress can often be a tall order. Luckily, there are tons of affordable and stylish wedding party outfits that look anything but cheap.

If you're throwing a summer wedding, you'll be pleased to know that there are scores of budget-friendly dresses on the market to suit all bridal styles. For the bohemian bride-to-be, pretty floral frocks, with flowing skirts, always feel effortless for warm-weather nuptials. If you're opting for a black-tie wedding, there are plenty of affordable floor-length gowns, that not only look but feel luxurious. For brides going for the mismatched look, there are countless cost-effective styles in various colors and prints, that were born to be mixed and matched.

Ready to find the perfect budget-friendly dress for your crew? Ahead, our edit of summer bridal party dresses that come in under $200.

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Most Romantic: BHLDN Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

If you're a bride-to-be with a romantic sensibility, then you'll surely want to outfit your bridal party in this pretty frock. It features sweet details like puff sleeves and a gathered bodice, and comes in five elegant hues.

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Most Effortless: Lulus Dusty Blue Sleeveless Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

This dusty blue gown is gorgeous for warm-weather nuptials. Its relaxed silhouette embodies the carefree nature of summer, and its simple neckline highlights shoulders beautifully.

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Best Under $100: Birdy Grey Curve Collection Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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Birdy Grey is proof that you don't have to sacrifice style when it comes to staying within budget. This off-the-shoulder gown retails for under $100, but looks as luxurious as ever.

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For the Minimalist: Reformation Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

If you're all about pared-back silhouettes, then a simple slip dress is the way to go. This silky black style is ultra-flattering, and perfect for a formal or black-tie wedding. Style with delicate personal jewelry and modern sandals.

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Most Vibrant: Lulus Floral Print Ruffled Lace-Up Wrap Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

Aptly named 'Happiest Moments', this floral number was born to be worn to a summer wedding. Style with fresh and dewy makeup, and strappy sandals.

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Most Comfortable: Reformation Scoop Neck Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

For a wedding party dress that's stylish and comfortable, opt for this midi dress crafted from stretchy fabric, with an easy-fitting skirt. 

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Best Floral: Hope & Ivy Tiered Ruffle Cami Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

If you're going for the mismatched dresses look, consider sprinkling floral gowns into the mix. We love this soft style from ASOS for a garden wedding or an intimate backyard affair.

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Most Figure-Hugging: DB Studio Spaghetti Strap Stretch Crepe Midi Dress

pink dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

This elevated body-hugging dress is at once elegant and sexy, and is crafted from a comfortable stretch crepe. Wear yours with shoulder-grazing earrings to spotlight the delicate spaghetti straps.

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Best Pastel: Strapless Chiffon A-Line Gown

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

A light purple hue like lavender or lilac is a flattering choice for all complexions. If you love pastel tones but aren't sold on blush or blue, give this sophisticated color a try.

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Best Open Back: Show Me Your Mumu Luxe Satin Dress

halter neck dress

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Showcase your shoulders and back in this exquisite gown crafted from fluid-like satin. An expertly draped halter neckline gives way to a daring open-back, for one seriously sexy and sophisticated dress.

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Most Versatile: Reformation Knotted Strap Dress

black dress

Courtesy of Reformation

You can never go wrong with a form-fitting black dress. They're timeless, versatile, impossibly chic, and something your crew will actually want to wear again—we promise!

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Best Blush: ASOS EDITION Satin Maxi Dress

pink dress

Courtesy of ASOS

What's a flattering color that even your most discerning bridal party member will approve of? Blush. This pretty pink color looks great on all skin tones, and comes in a wide range of hues to suit all tastes.

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For Something Blue: BHLDN Midi Slip Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

This gorgeously rich blue dress would make a stunning addition to a mixed palette of greys and navy blues. Beyond its eye-catching color, this style features a gentle cowl neck and a sexy thigh-high slit.

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Best Subtle Sparkle: SUNDRESS Lauriana Dress

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Looking for a little sparkle? This vanilla-colored dress features tiny sequins and gold thread, that will catch the light and shimmer all the way from the aisle to the afterparty.

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Best Print: Faithfull The Brand Floral Dress

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

We love this charming floral dress for the wedding that's all about nature-inspired details. Style with neutral sandals and delicate personal jewelry.

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Most Likely to Be Worn Again: Lovers + Friends Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Revolve

Boudoir, but make it bridal. This silky slip dress is the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated, and a piece your squad will definitely want to wear again.

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Best Convertible Style: Birdy Grey Dusty Blue Dress

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Everyone in your bridal party is unique, so why not give them the option to customize their dress? This convertible gown from Birdy Grey has a neckline that can be worn multiple ways, from off-the-shoulder to strapless.

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For a Formal Summer Wedding: WAYF Cowl Neck Gown

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Just picture all of your besties lined up in this pretty floral style. Its ground-skimming silhouette will look stunning heading down the aisle, and feels especially appropriate for a formal wedding.

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Best Maternity Style: Birdy Grey Sage Dress

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When it comes to picking out dresses for your bridal party, make sure you choose a style that's stylish and comfortable for your pregnant friends. This style is bump-friendly and features a supportive neckline and a flattering empire waist silhouette.

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Best Midi Dress: Show Me Your Mumu Shoulder Bow Dress

pink dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

It doesn't get prettier than this satin dress, designed with sweet shoulder bows and an alluring square neckline. This style comes in five gorgeous colorways and is available in sizes XXS to XXL.

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Most Elegant: WAYF Flutter Sleeve Satin Dress

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

This elegant gown, in dusty lavender, is crafted from mid-weight fabric that promises to hug you in all the right places. Its lining is also super soft and won't feel scratchy against your skin.

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Best Knee-Length: David's Bridal Flutter Sleeve Chiffon Short Bridesmaid Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

We absolutely love this fun and flirty dress for warm-weather nuptials. The faux-wrap bodice is supremely flattering, and the flutter sleeves give off an aura of whimsy and romance. This knee-length style comes in over 40 different colors to suit all tastes.

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Best Allover Lace: Azazie Darrien Blue Dress

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Courtesy of Azazie

Textures like lace always look fantastic in photos and add dimension to any bridal party lineup. This allover lace number is simply gorgeous for a summer wedding by the ocean.

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Best Smocked Bodice: Plump Pretty Sugar Floral Dress

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Courtesy of Plum Pretty Sugar

This smocked dress has summer nuptials written all over it. Wear yours with beach and grass-friendly wedges, loose waves, and a pretty berry lip.

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Best Wrap Dress: TFNC Satin Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

wrap dress

Courtesy of ASOS

A wrap dress is a universally flattering silhouette that will never go out of style (aka will look timeless in all of your wedding photos). We love this one, in particular, for its softly draped bodice and pleasing pink hue.

Shopping FAQs

Looking for budget-friendly dresses for your bridal party? We've answered three common questions brides have when shopping for affordable bridal party dresses.

  • What bridal party dresses work best for a summer wedding? To keep your bridal party cool and comfortable, opt for dresses with easy silhouettes crafted from lightweight fabrics. Dresses in floral patterns, pastel shades, and bright colors are always a stylish choice for warm-weather weddings.
  • What can make a bridal party dress more expensive? Typically, any hand beading or embroidery can drive up the price of occasion dresses. Pricier fabrics like silk and linen can also make a garment more expensive.
  • Does the bride pay for the bridal party dresses? If the bride can afford to, it's a very thoughtful gesture. However, it's not required of the bride to pay for the wedding party dresses.

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