30 Affordable Wedding Guest Dresses That You and Your Wallet Will Love

These low prices will make you do a double take.
Collage of three affordable wedding guest dresses.
Photos from left to right: Lulus, Rent the Runway, Lulus
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Sofia Deeb
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
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Updated Aug 29, 2023
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So, you've just received another wedding invite. If you're anything like us, you're taking it as a sign from the universe to treat yourself to a new dress. Luckily, with so many affordable wedding dresses available to shop right now, you can avoid buyers remorse and show up to the event in style.

It's no secret that wedding season can get expensive—especially when it comes to attire. Opting for an affordable dress can help free up room in the budget to go towards other wedding-related expenses, like travel, lodging and gifts. Of course, you might also put the money you save towards a stylish new pair of wedding guest shoes and accessories.

Whether you're looking for options under $50 or $100, we've got you covered. With these 30 gowns from beloved online retailers, you can look like a million bucks without going a penny over budget.

Wedding Guest Dresses Under $100

A $100 budget gives you way more options than you might think. Don't believe us? Check out these 15 shoppable styles.

ASTR The Label Floral Long Sleeve Back Cut Out Midi Dress

Yes, you read that price tag right. At under $100, you're guaranteed to get your money's worth from this versatile floral midi dress -- perfect to wear to a fall wedding. Pair it with nude-colored wedges for the wedding, then with sandals for everyday wear afterward.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 2

ASOS DESIGN Halter Neck Channel Mesh Maxi Dress

Talk about pretty in pink. This halter-neck maxi dress checks all our boxes when it comes to affordable wedding attire for a formal dress code event, from comfort to style and everything in between. Not to mention its color is simply swoon worthy.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 14 | Color Options: 1

Torrid Mini Lace Wrap Dress

This plus size midi dress has 'spring' written all over it. It's all-over floral lace makes for a gorgeous garden party-approved pick. Complete the outdoor ensemble with a floppy sun hat and a pair of shades.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: 10 - 30 | Color Options: 1

Ieena for Mac Duggal Ruffle Shoulder Gown

Who says you can't find formal attire on a budget? This designer rental gown certainly proves otherwise. Three-dimensional ruffle detailing, side-slits and an open-back make it an ultra-elegant option for your next event.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0P - 12L | Color Options: 1

Petal + Pup Madelyn Tiered Maxi Dress - Olive

Here's a dress you're bound to have on repeat all summer long. With light, short sleeves and a breathable tiered skirt, this olive-toned, smocked dress is a lovely option for a casual backyard wedding. The best part? You can use the code PETALXKNOT for 10% off!

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 1

ASTR The Label Camelia Floral Midi Dress

You won't believe this dress is under $100. With a delicate floral print and whimsical ruffled skirt, it offers an elevated look for a fraction of the price. To say we're obsessed would be an understatement.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 1

Lulus Classic Elegance Olive Satin Sleeveless Mock Neck Maxi Dress

It's no secret why this satin maxi dress is a bestseller. Between its flattering silhouette, mock neck and side leg slit, it gives the appearance of a high-end gown—we promise not to tell anyone what a steal it actually was.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 3

ASOS DESIGN Curve Wrap Satin Midi Dress

A beige midi wrap dress with dramatic split hem and tie waist from ASOS
Photo: ASOS

Timeless, chic, and oh-so-sexy; what's not to love about this plus-size pick? Its streamlined silhouette, featuring flutter sleeves and a deep V-neck, can easily be dressed up or down depending on the dress code of the event.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: 12 - 26 | Color Options: 1

ASTR The Label Off Shoulder Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

From weekend brunch to the wedding day, this midi dress is guaranteed to make its way into your rotation. With puff sleeves and a pastel floral print, it's a charming option for spring nuptials.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 2

ELOQUII One-Shoulder Fringe Wrap Dress

Looking for something festive to wear to an upcoming wedding? The fringe trim on this one-shoulder wrap dress will have you ready to hit the dance floor. Plus, how chic is its fuschia color? Bonus: use code THEKNOT20 for 20% off your first bundle with Nuuly!

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: 14W - 28W | Color Options: 1

Petal + Pup Balsa Dress

Here's an affordable wedding guest dress to seamlessly take you from fall to winter. With long sleeves, a wrap waist and an A-line skirt, it's the perfect pick for wedding season and holiday season alike.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 1

BHLDN Everly Strapless Crepe Gown

How about something sweet and simple for your upcoming event? The black color of this strapless maxi gown makes it a fitting choice for a fall wedding, though its timeless silhouette would lend itself well to any season.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 22W | Color Options: 1

Ivy City Co. Velvet Lillie Dress

Available in a variety of gorgeous colors, we love this lush velvet wrap dress—ideal for weddings any time of the year. The flattering tie waist, elegant flutter sleeves, and exquisite non-crease material make it a must for guests opting for comfort as well as style.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: XXS - 5X | Color Options: 6

Lulus Swiss Dot Button-Front Maxi Dress

Lulus' Completely In Love sage green dress has stolen our hearts for its effortless grace and chic Swiss dot motif. Its lightweight woven fabric, lace scalloped neckline, and split maxi skirt make this dress perfect for beating the heat at summer weddings.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XXS - XL | Color Options: 2

Baltic Born Cassandra Tulle Maxi Dress

This dreamy dark blue floral number is picture-perfect for a fairytale-style wedding with its flowing tulle skirt and classic empire waist. Lovers of ethereal looks can style this gown with sparkling jewelry, and the sleeves can even be worn over the shoulder for an extra touch of romance.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: S - 3XL | Color Options: 11

Wedding Guest Dresses Under $50

Just because your budget may be limited, it doesn't mean your options have to be. Here are 15 stylish wedding guest dresses for under $50 each.

FARM RIO Blooming Garden Dress

Looking to make a statement at a beach wedding this summer? This gown, featuring an asymmetric neckline, side cutouts and a tropical print, is sure to do the trick. Did we mention this is a super-affordable rental? It's a win-win.

Dress Code: Beach Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 1

Azazie Love of Romance Tie-Straps Ruffled Midi Dress

Your wedding guest wardrobe just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to this charming ruffled midi dress. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, it's a standout pick for your next casual or semi-formal event.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Color Options: 4

Old Navy Tie-Front Cami Midi Dress

Not only is this little black dress comfortable, versatile and oh-so-stylish, but it's also size inclusive! Choose from sizes XS to 4X in regular, petite and tall lengths.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS - 4X | Color Options: 2

One33 Social One Shoulder High Low Maxi

Heading to the beach for a tropical destination wedding? Here's a festive number you'll want to add to your packing list. Its one-shoulder neckline and asymmetric skirt make it a sexy pick for summer.

Dress Code: Beach Formal

Size Range: 0 - 16 | Color Options: 1

Lulus Already RSVP'd Rust Brown Ruched One-Shoulder Bodycon Dress

Looking for a dress you can wear again after the wedding? With a figure-flattering silhouette made from comfortable stretch material, this one-shoulder bodycon dress is guaranteed to become your new go-to for nights out after the big day.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 3

Azazie Hayden Navy Blue Satin Maxi Dress

You don't have to break the bank for a black-tie event—proof, this elegant option! Its halter neckline and striking silhouette are sure to turn heads. The best part? No one will know you paid less than $50 for it!

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: S - XL | Color Options: 1

Azazie Sunny Bliss Light Blue Floral Print Midi Dress

In case you haven't noticed, we're huge fans of floral wedding guest dresses. This midi-length option in particular is the perfect pick for spring, thanks to its breathable silhouette and soft pastel colors.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS - 3X | Color Options: 1

ASOS DESIGN Curve High Apex Midi Slip Dress

No matter the occasion, a satin slip dress is a stunning choice. We love this plus size option, with a classic silhouette and pastel blue color. Because it can be dressed up with heels or down with a pair of sandals, it's a fitting choice for any dress code event.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: 12 - 26 | Color Options: 1

ASOS Fashionkilla Sculpted Bandeau Midi Dress

You can't go wrong with the classics, and this strapless black midi dress proves it. At just under $50, the ultra-versatile look will offer you plenty of bang for your buck this wedding season.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: 0 - 14 | Color Options: 1

Azazie Feeling Like Forever Orange Floral Print Maxi Dress

Having trouble choosing just one of the vibrant color options this floral maxi dress is available in? Same. Thanks to its affordability, you might not have to! With a halter neckline and flowy tiered skirt, it's a gorgeous option for weddings and beach days alike.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Color Options: 3

ASOS DESIGN One Shoulder Cut Out Midi Dress

We're certainly not ones to turn down a stylish maxi dress, especially at a price like this. The bright green color of this off-shoulder pick makes a serious statement. Complete your look with a pair of nude heels, or embrace the color-blocking trend with a pair of pink stilettos.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 14 | Color Options: 1

Lulus Forever Your Girl Teal Blue Bodycon Dress

Is there anything sexier than a sleek mini? Available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, this bodycon slip dress is a perfect pick for a bachelorette party or a cocktail dress code wedding.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: XXS - 3XL | Color Options: 10

Nasty Gal Petite Floral Ruched Skater Dress

This fabulous floral skater dress features a flirty ruched waist and cutout bust balanced by long and cozy sleeves. Pair with knee-high boots for a winter or fall wedding, and strappy sandals for spring and summer.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: Petite 0 - 8 | Color Options: 1

Macy's CUPSHE Pattaya Off-shoulder Ditsy Frill A-Shape Dress

How perfect is this romantic over-the-shoulder dress for a relaxed beach wedding? The light green floral pattern inspires a sense of tranquility, while the ruffled skirt adds elegance and breathability on hot days.

Dress Code: Beach Formal

Size Range: S - XL | Color Options: 1

Boohoo.com Boutique Sequin Wrap Skater Party Dress

Attending a chic nightclub-style wedding? Shimmer and shine with this dazzling gold sequin dress. It's a graceful choice for the wedding ceremony and breakfast and will work perfectly for a vibrant after-party.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: S - L | Color Options: 3

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