21 Winter Wedding Guest Dresses Under $100

From luxe velvet to allover sequins

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Winter weddings are festive and romantic, but as a guest, the chilly weather can be challenging to dress for. Of course, you want to look your absolute best without risking frostbite. But the holiday season is a spendy time of year, and you want to find a gorgeous wedding guest dress that doesn't break the bank. Luckily, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding a showstopping dress to fit your budget, from head-turning all-over sequins to warm, luxe crushed velvet.

To stay warm—especially for a breathtaking but frigid outdoor ceremony—sleeves are generally a go-to. If you're looking for a refreshing take on winter wedding guest style, punchy colors and prints are an unexpected approach. We absolutely adore holiday shades, jewel tones, and metallic fabrics, but if you’re in the mood for something different, wintry floral prints or bold colors like bright red, burnt orange, or a soft shade of blush are stunning in a cold-weather setting. Stores like Lulus and Zara are go-tos when it comes to affordable special occasion dresses, but don't ignore high-end department stores, like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. While you might not expect them to carry under-$100 dresses, they have plenty of budget options if you do a bit of digging.

Whether you’re craving something ultra-festive, totally timeless, or a little bit trendy, read on for the best winter wedding guest dresses that are all under $100.

Best Jumpsuit: Lulus Satin Navy Blue Jumpsuit

Lulus Jumpsuit

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Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free on orders more than $50 (U.S. only) | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

While it might not be a dress, jumpsuits are undoubtedly approved for every winter wedding. This chic satin look features a one-shoulder neckline. Plus, the culotte length will have you dancing all night long.

Most Timeless: Lulus Velvet Maxi Dress

Lulu's

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Size Range: XS-3X | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free on orders more than $50 (U.S. only) | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

For a fall or winter wedding, you can never go wrong with a velvet dress–especially when done in classic navy. With an A-line silhouette and plunging neckline, this velvet number from Lulus is both stylish and flattering.

For a Formal Wedding: Lulus Burgundy Midi Dress

Lulus Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free on orders more than $50 (U.S. only) | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

For a formal soirée this winter-wedding season, you can't miss this mid-length one-shoulder dress from Lulus. The dark red color is romantic and the cut-out adds an unexpected element.

Best Trumpet Style: Lulus Burgundy Midi Dress

Lulus midi dress

Lulus

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free on orders more than $50 (U.S. only) | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Flaunt your figure with this trumpet-style dress from Lulus. The midi length is classy and the dark red color is definitely eye-catching. Our favorite part? The delicate lace detailing that runs throughout the dress.

Best One-Shoulder: Floret Studios One-Shoulder Chiffon Midi Dress

Floret Studios Dress

Nordstrom

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free | Return policy: Full refund

This one-shoulder midi dress may look plain at first, but take a look closer at the unique pattern and metallic lines weaved throughout the gown. It can be dressed up or down for a casual or formal affair.

Best Allover Sparkle: Charles Henry Sequin Shift Dress

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free | Return policy: Full refund

Winter weddings are the perfect opportunity to throw on a fun, sparkly dress. This shift is covered in sequins and will have you feeling glamorous all evening long.

For a Rustic Wedding: Line & Dot Loulou Satin Dress

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Courtesy of Revolve

Size Range: XS-L | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days; exchange within 60 days

We can't help but picture this brown satin dress at a rustic barn wedding this winter. Style with a pair of statement earrings and a faux-fur jacket for a fashionable and functional look.

Best Sleeves: Zara Printed Short Dress

Zara Printed Short Dress

Courtesy of Zara

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Mini| Shipping: Free on orders over $50; $4.95 flat rate on orders under $50 | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Statement-sleeves are everywhere now, so don't miss your opportunity to sport the trend. This puff-sleeve mini dress is great for a daytime or casual evening wedding. The feathery pattern has us swooning!

Most Simple: Emerald Green Dress

Lulus Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Mini| Shipping: Free on orders more than $50 (US States Only) | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Daytime to nighttime, this mini dress works for it all. Take advantage of the short length with a pair of statement heels to amp up this simple look.

Most Feminine: ASOS Jaded Rose Twist Front Satin Dress

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Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free on orders over $49.99; $4.99 flat rate on orders under $49.99 | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

Blush may seem like it should be reserved for spring and summer weddings, but we absolutely love the color all year round. This maxi features a twist front along with a dramatic front slit.

Best Velvet Moment: Closet London Plus Tie Waist Velvet Mini Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

Size Range: 14-24 | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free on orders over $49.99; $4.99 flat rate on orders under $49.99 | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

Nothing says winter more than velvet! This luxe-looking mini dress from ASOS features a high neckline and splits in the cap sleeves for a flattering look.

For a Holiday Wedding: Missguided Green Satin Draped Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Missguided

Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Midi| Shipping: $8 flat rate for standard shipping in the U.S. | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

You can't go wrong with this asymmetrical midi for a winter wedding. The green color is the perfect shade for the holidays, but the dress also comes in a range of different colors from bright red to minty blue.

For a City Wedding: Zara Draped Mini Dress

Zara Draped Mini

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Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Mini| Shipping: Free on orders over $50; $4.95 flat rate on orders under $50 | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

The sharp silhouette, trendy padded shoulders, and waistline cut-out make this dress a trendy option and perfect for any casual or formal city winter wedding.

For the Fashion-Forward Bride: ASOS Design Sleeveless Satin Midi Dress

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Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free on orders over $49.99; $4.99 flat rate on orders under $49.99 | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

All eyes will be on you in this chic and fashionable dress from ASOS. Padded shoulders add an '80s twist on an otherwise modern look.

Most Dramatic: Missguided Green Satin Mini Dress

Missguided

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Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Mini| Shipping: $8 flat rate for standard shipping in the U.S. | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

Looking for a statement dress? Then we have the look for you. This dramatic flare sleeve dress with a large cut-out back is flowy and fun. The deep emerald green color adds to the boldness.

Best Emerald Dress: Free People Gold Rush Mini Dress

free people

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Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Winter weddings are the best time to break out your favorite jewel-colored dresses, and we can't stop thinking of this emerald number from Free People. The adjustable tie straps are also great for those on the shorter side.

Most Classic: Mango Satin Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Mango

Size Range: 2-10 | Length: Midi| Shipping: Free on orders more than $50 | Return policy: Full refund within 60 days

Less is more with this effortless satin midi dress. The drawstring lace allows for a bit of versatility in the look.

Best Mini: Reformation Marlowe Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Mini| Shipping: Free | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Fun and flirty, this mini dress from Reformation will have people asking "where did you get that?" all night long. The simple silhouette paired with a small slit blends sexy and classy.

Best Little Black Dress: Zara Jewel Strap Dress

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Courtesy of Zara

Size Range: XS-XXL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free on orders over $50; $4.95 flat rate on orders under $50 | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Little black dresses are a staple in any wedding goers closet and this one from Zara adds a bit of holiday flair. The jeweled straps add a subtle pop of sparkle to the classic dress.

Most Flattering: Boohoo Satin Wrap Dress

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 Courtesy of Boohoo

Size Range: 4-14 | Length: Midi | Shipping: $9.99 per order for U.S. standard shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

Simple, sleek, and flattering, this icy blue wrap dress is a no-brainer for a winter wedding. Wear yours with a classic pair of pumps and shoulder-grazing earrings.

For a New Year's Eve Wedding: H&M Short Sequin Dress

sequin dress

Courtesy of H&M

Size Range: XXS-XL | Length: Mini| Shipping: $3.99 flat rate| Return policy: Full refund within 30 days (return fee $5.99)

Get ready to ring in the new year in this glittering mini dress from H&M. The sequins dazzle like a disco ball, only made better by the stylish halter neckline and open-back design.

What to Look for in an Under-$100 Wedding Guest Dress for a Winter Wedding

The most important thing to consider when buying an under-$100 dress for a winter wedding is quality. Paying under $100 for a dress definitely does not mean you have to sacrifice it, but you may have to look a bit harder to find exactly what you are looking for. Some less-expensive dresses use thin fabric that may not be realistic for a wedding in winter temperatures. Opting for jersey, lined satin, or a thicker fabric is the way to go.

FAQ
  • What do you wear to a winter wedding?

    For a winter wedding, floor-length dresses with long sleeves and styles crafted from thick fabrics, like velvet, are always a practical choice. Allover sequins and embellishments also make for a fun touch to a winter wedding outfit.

  • Can I wear black to a winter wedding?

    Absolutely! It's completely appropriate to wear black to a winter wedding, especially if you're attending a formal or black-tie wedding.

  • What shoes should I wear to a winter wedding?

    Don't forget your feet! Whether you're attending an indoor or outdoor winter, booties, closed-toe shoes, and embellished sling-backs are all appropriate for a winter wedding.

Why Trust Brides

Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, wedding parties, and more.

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