49 Wedding Guest Dresses Under $150 (That Look So Expensive)

Fall weddings are just around the corner

Updated 07/25/18

Courtesy of Finders Keepers

We may be midway through summer (aka wedding season), but we can only assume there are still myriad weddings on your social calendar now, through Labor Day and into the early fall. Which means you’re in need of a wedding guest dress that works in warm weather (fingers crossed for a never-ending summer!) and better excuse to shop for a few more summer dresses before the season ends?

While a stylish, summer-perfect dress is high on your list when it comes to weddings this time of year, an affordable price tag makes shopping for one (or two, or three!) a lot less stressful. Besides, it’s more than just the dress! Attending a wedding is a commitment in the accessories department, too. Though we are for having a versatile pair of neutral heels on standby that you can wear with any type of dress whether you’re a bridesmaid or a wedding guest. If you’re traveling for a wedding and need to pack a few looks in your suitcase (you know, for welcome cocktails, the rehearsal dinner, and post-wedding brunch) or you’re attending a bachelorette getaway ahead of the wedding, then affordability is a serious priority for your wedding guest attire, and we’re here to help.

Right now, cheerful colors from pastel shades to saturated colors are major for the season. Purple and yellow (from pale to bright) are definitely hero shades of the moment while fuchsia, Kelly green, tangerine, red, and aqua are all key players on the vibrant end of the spectrum. In terms of prints, florals are always in style, but the most stylish iterations this season come vintage inspired from micro-motifs to abstract blossoms. Polka dots, vivid stripes, and gingham print are big, too if you’re into prints. Spots are done with both a retro and ultra-modern aesthetic while stripes are all about color. Gingham is perfect for feminine tastes needing a break from florals. Lace and linen fabrics are key in warm weather, too—both will ensure more breathability if you’re attending a wedding outdoors under the sun. If you’re going the lace route, an open weave is much breezier than more classic variations.

Whatever mood you’re in for end-of-summer weddings and beyond, we’ve plucked 49 party-perfect dresses, all under $150 (they look a lot more expensive than their price tags, too!). Peruse our edit ahead and earn the title of best-dressing wedding guest without breaking the bank. We promise, no one will know what a deal you scored, unless you’re the bragging kind. No shame!

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Forever 21 Polka Dot Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Forever 21

SHOP NOW: Forever 21, was $24.90, now $17

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Stelen Ophelia Dress

Courtesy of Stelen

SHOP NOW: Need Supply, $25.99

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Bershka Long Pleated Dress

Courtesy of Bershka

SHOP NOW: Bershka, $29.90

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Who What Wear Floral Print One Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress

Courtesy of Who What Wear

SHOP NOW: Target, $32.99

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Boohoo Boutique Crochet Midi Dress

Courtesy of Boohoo

SHOP NOW: Boohoo, was $70, now $35

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Simply Vera Vera Wang High-Low Shirtdress

Courtesy of Simply Vera Vera Wang

SHOP NOW: Khol's, was $58, now $42.99

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Express High Slit Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Express

SHOP NOW: Express, was $79.90, now $47.94

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LC Lauren Conrad Plus Size Bell Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of LC Lauren Conrad

SHOP NOW: Khol's, $47.99

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Topshop Shirred Ditsy Midi Dress Dress

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $50

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Oasis Long Latino Sundress

Courtesy of Oasis

SHOP NOW: Oasis, $58

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About Us Melinda Tie Swing Dress

Courtesy of About Us

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $64

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Maxi Tea Dress With Dropped Hem And Contrast Buttons in Floral Print

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $67

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LOFT Floral Split Flutter Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of LOFT

SHOP NOW: LOFT, was $69.50, now $49.50

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Zara Off The Shoulder Dress

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $69.90

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Storets Alaya Ruffled Strap Tiered Dress

Courtesy of Storets

SHOP NOW: Storets, $74

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Torrid Orange Floral Faux Wrap Chiffon Dress

Courtesy of Torrid

SHOP NOW: Torrid, was $74.90, now $56.17

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Misguided Red Lace Ladder Detail Midi Dress

Courtesy of Misguided

SHOP NOW: Misguided, $76

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Courtesy of H&M

H&M Lace Dress

SHOP NOW: H&M, $79.99

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Amuse Society Midnight Flower Dress

Courtesy of Amuse

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $80

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Farrow Pippa Tie Midi Dress in Green

Courtesy of Farrow

SHOP NOW: Need Supply, $84

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Line & Dot Ali Dress

Courtesy of Line & Dot

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $88

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AQUA Floral Print Smocked Strapless Dress

Courtesy of AQUA

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, was $88, now $70.40

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London Times Curve Maxey Wrap

Courtesy of Maggy London

SHOP NOW: Maggy London, $88

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Lane Bryant One-Shoulder Ruffle Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Lane Bryant

SHOP NOW: Lane Bryant, $89.95

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French Connection Enoshima Jersey Wrap Dress

Courtesy of French Connection

SHOP NOW: French Connection, was $128, now $89.99

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Pixie Market Vision Twist Dress

Courtesy of Pixie Market

SHOP NOW: Pixie Market, $96

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ASTR the Label Miranda Dress

Courtesy of ASTR The Label

SHOP NOW: Revolve, was $138, now $97

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Olivaceous Floral Tiered-Hem Dress

Courtesy of Olivaceous

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $98

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Free People Smocked Polka-Dot Dress

Courtesy of Free People

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $98

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Babaton Ruslan Dress

Courtesy of Babaton

SHOP NOW: Aritzia, was $118, now $99

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Wayf Daphine Midi Dress

Courtesy of Wayf

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $99

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Modcloth Known to Flow Faux Wrap Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Modcloth

SHOP NOW: Modcloth, $99

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Mango Linen-Blend Long Dress

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, $99.99

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River Island Bright Green Jacquard Frill Slip Dress

Courtesy of River Island

SHOP NOW: River Island, $100

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The Fifth Sonic Long Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of The Fifth

SHOP NOW: Fashion Bunker, $108

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& Other Stories Floral Sweetheart Midi Dress

Courtesy of & Other Stories

SHOP NOW: & Other Stories, $115

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Warehouse Strappy Jacquard Midi Dress

Courtesy of Warehouse

SHOP NOW: Warehouse, $116

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XIX Palms Charlotte Maxi Wrap Dress

Courtesy of XIX Palms

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $118

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ASOS DESIGN Floral Print Satin Jacquard Maxi Dress With Open Back

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $119

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J.Crew Mercantile Tiered Maxi Dress

Courtesy of J.Crew

sHOP NOW: J.Crew, was $128, now $89.99

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Chelsea28 Shadow Stripe Midi Dress

Courtesy of Chelsea28

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $129

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Maggy London Allie Wrap

Courtesy of Maggy London

SHOP NOW: Maggy London, $129

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Forest Lily Floral Ruffle Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Forest Lily

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $130

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Loéil Kiara Dress

Courtesy of Loéil

SHOP NOW: Loéil, $138

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Finders Keepers Merci Dress

Courtesy of Finders Keepers

sHOP NOW: Fashion Bunker, $140

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Selected Femme Printed Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Selected Femme

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $143

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Ann Taylor Tie Shoulder Midi Dress

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

SHOP NOW: Ann Taylor, was $149, now $120.99

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Petite Studio Celina Dress

Courtesy of Petite Studio

SHOP NOW: W Concept, $149

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Eloquii Draped Skirt Dress

Courtesy of Eloquii

SHOP NOW: Eloquii, $149.90

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