Bridesmaid Dresses Under 100 Bucks

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You need the best bridesmaid dresses under 100 bucks. But first, let’s take a step back and say congratulations! You’ve found that perfect somebody who’ll nurse you back to Soberville when you’ve had one too many Midori sours at the bar, and who’ll love you despite your poor music choices in the car. (Admit it! You’ve been bopping your head to the Biebs’ new song on repeat.)

You’re that cloyingly sweet, so-in-love couple that you used to hate when you were single, and now that you’re getting hitched, you’ve recruited your herd of besties as your bridesmaids. Assuming you’re not having a theme wedding where requisite attire mandates the bridal party’s wardrobe take a cue from Marilyn Manson, we’ve got 27 bridesmaid dress suggestions for you that:

  • won’t have your bridesmaids screaming “the horror, the horror,” and
  • won’t have your bridesmaids filing for bankruptcy (Waiting for the bachelorette party and the colorful “performers” for that one…kidding!)

Bridesmaid Dresses for Less Than $100

What to Look for

Dresses that are designated as bridesmaids dresses are often more expensive. You’ll have better luck finding less expensive options if you avoid the bridal store and just shop for nice dresses. Whether you’re picking the same dress for all bridesmaids or letting your girls pick their own, you do need to set the ground rules upfront. First, make some decisions on what you like:

  • Fabric. If you are picturing a light, floating and feminine look for the bridesmaid dresses, look for chiffon, organza and tulle. For more structured looks, satin is a great choice. Charmeuse has a luxurious feel to it as well, but it can be unflattering and, styled incorrectly, can look like a nightgown.
  • Length. Decide early on what length you like. If the bridesmaids are wearing different dresses, consider their heights — a tall friend wearing a long dress may look like a lumberjack next to a petite friend wearing a short dress.
  • Color. You don’t need to pick an exact color before you start shopping, but you should decide between the feminine pastel family and the bold solid family.
  • Style. Browse the collections below to get a sense for your style options. You can go with a fun, beachy motif or create a more formal experience. Remember that it’s your day to show off your style!

For more specifics on finding cheap bridesmaids dresses, see our shopping guide here.

Pretty Pastels 

A sleeveless pastel with ruching or embroidered details makes for a feminine choice for a warm-weather wedding. Pastels are popular for wedding because they’re so soft in appearance and easy to complement. All three choices below are warm weather styles;  if your wedding is in the colder months, pair these styles with a bolero jacket.

Off white bridesmaid dress with ruffles
Heaven Is Here Maxi Dress, $68.99 from Ruche
Short strapless bridesmaid dress
Sweetheart Pearl Pink Bridesmaid Dress, $86.66 from Etsy

Bold Solids

Make a statement with these bolder bridesmaids dresses. A sleeveless shell in a rich color generally flatters and shows up beautifully in photos. A shorter length dress is a safer choice in these bold colors, so you don’t run the risk of overpowering the whole experience with too much color.

Short red, floral lace bridesmaid dress
Bordeaux Floral Lace Dress, $64.00 from Francesca’s
Short, coral bridesmaid dress
French Connection Superchick Solid Dress, $51.80 (was $148.00) from Dillard’s
Royal blue sheath bridesmaid dress
JS Boutique Sleeveless Beaded Waistline Dress, $65.80 from Dillard’s
Purple one shoulder bridesmaid dress

Backyard Fun

Casual summer dresses can make beautiful choices for your bridesmaids. Look for a solid color and built-in styling — these options, for example, all have a fitted waist, which adds structure.

Blue collared bridesmaid dress
Factory Peter Pan Collar Dress, $54.50 (was $89.50) from J. Crew
Long black bridesmaid dress
Jennifer Lopez Surplice Maxi Dress, $42.00 (was $70.00) from Kohl’s
Mint green bridesmaid dress
Prairie Go ‘Round Dress, $49.99 from Modcloth
Blue chiffon bridesmaid dress
TEVOLIO™ Women’s Chiffon Cap Sleeve V-Neck Dress, $69.99 from Target

A Formal Affair

Complement your more formal wedding with long bridesmaids dresses in satin. The strapless gown is a timeless choice, but one-shoulder gowns or gowns with small straps can be equally elegant.

Green, one-shoulder, long bridesmaid gown
Chaps Asymmetrical Ruched Evening Gown, $69.99 (was $110.00) from Kohl’s
Strapless formal dress with black sash tie at waist
Short Draped Satin Dress with Sash, $49.99 (was $158.00) from David’s Bridal
Long, red strapless gown
Strapless Long Charmeuse Dress with Slit, $49.99 (was $129.00) from David’s Bridal
Long black formal dress with cap sleeves
Xscape Cap-Sleeve Draped Gown and Shawl, $66.99 (was $179.00) from Macy’s

Beachy

Beach weddings create a gorgeous backdrop for light and flowy dresses in blues and greens. You can go long or short, but look for dresses that still flatter even with flats on.

Short, blue bridesmaid dress
DV Dolce Vita Dress – Nancee Blousson, $88.00 (was $110.00) from Bloomingdale’s
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LULUS Exclusive Sash Flow Strapless Mint Green Dress, $49.00 from Lulu’s
Peach colored ress with baby doll waist
DV Dolce Vita Dress – Nancee Blousson, $88.00 (was $110.00) from Bloomingdale’s

Classic

Classic simple styles work well for bridesmaids dresses. Remember your girls will have flowers, updos and makeup to complete their look — which is why the tried-and-true styles are such popular choices.

Short black v-neck dress
Aqua Dress – V Neck Ponte Box Pleat, $26.40 (was $88.00) from Bloomingdale’s
Off white lace dress
Genova Lace Dress, $68.00 from Francesca’s
Light pink dress with bow detail on the front
Holland Park Bow Detail Strapless Dress, $42.99 from Ruche
Sleeveless black dress
Shoreline Soiree in Edgy, $77.99 from Modcloth
Strapless, lavender, chiffon dress
Strapless Chiffon Short Dress, $99.99 (was $135.00) from David’s Bridal

Quirky

Go against the grain by choosing bridesmaid dresses that have interesting lace or metallic details, dark or very light colors, or even a multicolored design.

If the bridesmaids are wearing different dresses, these styles can be difficult to combine into one cohesive bridal party look — try sticking with the same colors and lengths, but then differentiating with textures and necklines.

Black, belted short dress
ASOS Skater Dress With Scalloped Wrap, $70.37 from ASOS
Embroidered dress with tulle skirt
Band Of Gypsies Embroidered Tulle-Skirt Dress, $79.00 from Urban Outfitters
Beaded cocktail dress
Cocktail Hour Beaded Dress, $29.80 from Forever 21
Sleeveless dress with bow at waist and tulle skirt
Give Me A Twirl Metallic Detail Dress, $58.99 from Ruche

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    If you go to your Target stores and get lucky, that first dress you listed, the Isaac Mizrahi, can be found on the clearance racks for $12.99! I actually have the one in blue, but I’m going to wear it more as a cocktail dress.

    Hi,

    I would love to know if the Purple – “3. One-shoulder Beaded Dress, on sale for $44.99 at Newport-news.com” is still available.

    I can’t seem to find it at newport news website. I would appreciate if you could let me know who’s the designer, maybe I could make a special order with them.

    Thanks.

    hi im with Oma, i wanna know where that Purple – “3. One-shoulder Beaded Dress, on sale for $44.99 at Newport-news.com”

    is from too i so need 10 of them lol

    I was just looking at that fab yellow ASOS dress yesterday. it’s a MUST HAVE. Great job on this post!

    These dresses are really cute. Especially number 7, 18, and 21. If I were to be a bridesmaid those are the dresses I would want to be wearing. You could also find some similar styles at around the same price at http://www.audreyshops.com/. Give them a try and you won’t be disappointed!

    My bridesmaids actually wore dress #1 (in different colors) for my wedding 2 years ago. They loved it, and it was such a good price! 🙂

    Wow! You really did a great job finding gowns that are stylish and under $100. You show with your choices that a bridesmaids dress can be glamorous and inexpensive!

    nice, I love the red ones!

    OMG! These dresses are amazing and sooooo affordable! I’m currently planning my own wedding which will be in the South of France next year and I’ve been trying to keep costs down. This is an amazing find to help me in my search for my bridesmaid dresses. I love the pink ones!

    I just found your site and I love it. I came across what I guess is an old photo from the budget fashionista on another site. It’s numbered 1, 2 and 3… the first dress is that purple floral print you have now numbered 15. The THIRD dress on the photo I found is a lilac/purple,on shoulder chiffon looking empire waist gown with beading under the bust and on the shoulder strap. Dying to find out whose dress it is, any insight? Thanks.

    Jamie

    hey Jamie- welcome! the dress was from Newport-News and it appears that it has been discontinued. That being said Newport-News does have the tendency to bring styles back, so keep checking their site – http://www.newport-news.com

    Thanks Kathryn!

    Just to ease my neuroticism, that’s the purple grecian-looking one shoulder dress that was dc’d by Newport News, right? And not the purple flower print criss cross from Newport that you currently have posted as #15 for $39.99?

    Jamie

    These dresses are totally stunning and the prices are amazing. These dresses are almost a gift to th bridesmaid as they can be worn again and again. Great posting

    I love d Crisscross-front Georgette Dress, on sale for $39.99 at Newport-News.pls
    Can u plz email me hw I can get it.I have a sis in maryland,baltimore.maybe she can pick it up 4 me,I’m a size 12.plz reply asap

    I had no idea JLo made dresses

    I LOVE THE ASOS SKATER DRESS WITH LACE! I’m not a bm but I’d wear it!

    I love the yellow dresses. They’re such a chipper, sunshine-y color.

    Love all the dresses! What a great post, I am only 20 and I buy wedding magazines all the time…I can’t hold back for some reason. All these finds are awesome! I am right there with you, I love shopping, but prices today are sometimes ridiculous!

    These dresses are way too short to be appropriate for a formal wedding.  Maybe ok if you’re going super-casual.  Does anyone know any under $100 that are just above the knee or longer?

    Most of these dresses are not pretty at all and they are too style specific. Also, why are they so short?

    I love the last dress from Ruche! The two toned color is very pretty. Almost like a ballerina.

    Beautiful dress and nice post..I liked it..Thanks to share with us..

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