Even though you might not have been asked to be a bridesmaid (though if you have you may want to check out our round-up of short bridesmaid dresses, where to buy bridesmaid dresses and unique bridesmaid dresses), it doesn’t mean that finding a dress is any less stressful… or expensive.
Enter: our search for affordable wedding guest dresses.
One of the best things about being invited to someone’s wedding is looking for an outfit to mark the occasion. As a wedding guest, you have a few options when it comes to your ensemble; you could go for a jumpsuit, a summer wedding guest dress if you know it’s going to be warm, or a maternity wedding guest dress if you’re pregnant and bump will be well and truly showing by the time the date comes around.
Now that weddings are in full swing again, you’ve likely found yourself with enough invitations to build a chapel from yourself. If you’re not keen on the idea of wearing a dress to more than one big day but you’re keen to be frugal about things, then you’ve landed in the right place.
Chances are that not only will you have several weddings to attend, but also engagement parties, birthday celebrations and more. Inexpensive occasion wear has never been more sought after, so it’s lucky that an affordable wedding guest dress is something that you could wear to any one of those events. We love versatility.
This ruffle-trimmed flounce dress from H&M is a firm favourite for summer, it’s cool and floaty fabric suits warmer climes while the delicate floral design is sure to give the venue decorations a run for their money. It’s the perfect stand-out style without the added concern of up-staging the bride.
Alternatively, this midi dress from Monki offers a tighter fit with an elegant asymmetric hem that shows a little leg. For under £40 you really can’t go wrong – saving money on the dress means more to spend on your wedding shoes, jewellery and clutch bag, right?
From sleek satin designs for those more glamorous nuptials or evening invites, to whimsical wrap dresses, puff sleeves and floral patterns, we’ve got 21 affordable wedding guest dresses – all under £50 – that you’re sure to absolutely adore. Happy shopping.