20 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses Under $150

From bridal white to gleaming metallic dresses, embrace modern silhouettes at a budget-friendly price to boot

Updated 09/10/17

From the engagement party to your bridal shower to bachelorette festivities, an airy palette of ivory, alabaster, eggshell and so forth has presumably been at the crux of your pre-wedding wardrobe. And now, it’s time for your rehearsal dinner dress.

Simpler silhouettes are befitting of a bride-to-be without feeling overtly ceremonial ahead of the big day. On the eve of your nuptials, however, your attire is essentially the dress rehearsal (no pun intended) to your wedding gown, and just the occasion to up the ante.

For those in the mood for bridal white, choosing a cocktail dress that channels your choice of gown can feel special—home in on similar details like embellishment, comparable neckline, hem or sleeve shape. Bringing focus to consistent attributes gives you practice for schmoozing and dancing in something with tactile elements or a silhouette you’re less than accustom to moving in.

If you’re the type who oscillated between bridal aesthetics, pivot from your gown style and embrace something at the opposite end of the spectrum. A glimmering metallic frock is party perfect in silver, gold or shimmering pewter. Even pearlescent white or creamy alabaster with a subtle sheen feels distinctive and poignant for this celebratory occasion.

Clean lines in timeless silhouettes are ideal for those drawn to versatility and at once crave a traditional bridal palette. In optic white, a minimal sheath can be worn time and again— simply mix up accessories to give a classic dress new life. We love the idea of packing such a dress in your honeymoon suitcase for cocktails or dinner to carry out the bridal theme. Let a classic style live on longer for sophisticated summer occasions with modern add-ons, in warm-weather locales with sandals and a straw bag, or at the office juxtaposed with professional, polished accessories.

Options are endless whether you want your rehearsal dinner vibe to be refined and casual, a bit sexy yet elevated, or entirely glamorous. The most important thing to realize is that your rehearsal dinner dress doesn’t have to be costly to feel sensational. Myriad brands have trend-forward and timeless styles on offer, that appear as though they were far more expensive—we know you hardly need one more pricey expense to worry about.

Here, shop 20 of our favorite rehearsal dinner dresses under $150. Starting at just $25, there’s undoubtedly an option for you regardless of your style or budget.

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Scallop Lace Mock Neck Dress

SHOP NOW: Target, $25

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Soprano Ruffle One-Shoulder Body-Con Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $42

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Midi Dress With Puff Sleeve And Cut Out Back


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Farrow Giza Dress

SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $68

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Missguided Bardot Embroidered Puff Sleeve Dress


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Miss Selfridge Metallic Puff-Sleeve Dress

SHOP NOW: Lord and Taylor, $79

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Petite Tiered Metallic Shift Dress

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $79

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Crossed Dress With Bow Detail

SHOP NOW: Massimo Dutti, $90

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Topshop Asymmetrical Ruffle Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $95

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Layered Slip Dress

SHOP NOW: Avec Les Filles, $98

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Bardot Pfeiffer Slip Dress

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $99

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Bow Wrap Dress

SHOP NOW: Mango, $100

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WAYF Costa Ruffled Cold-Shoulder Dress

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $108

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Ignace Dress

SHOP NOW: Wilfred, $118

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Vince Camuto One-Shoulder Sheath Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $119

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Lily Pleated Cold Shoulder Dress

SHOP NOW: Pixie Market, $124

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Metallic Puff Sleeve Dress

SHOP NOW: Ann Taylor, $139

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French Connection Sundae Stretch Minidress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $148

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RACHEL Rachel Roy Cold-Shoulder Metallic Wrap Dress

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $149

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Calvin Klein Crepe Cape Dress

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $149

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