Bridesmaid’s Dresses Under $50

Yeah, you read that right. Bridesmaid’s dresses for under 50 buck-er-roos! A girl’s gotta dream and set goals for herself, right? As the saying goes, I like to shoot for the moon and if I don’t succeed, at least I’ll land among the stars. First off, on a total side note, I love the sentiment of this saying but it doesn’t make any logical sense to me. If you don’t make it to the moon, you would fall back down to earth because the stars are much further than the moon. But shhhhh. Don’t tell anyone. I still have this saying sitting on my desk. :)

So here are my finds of the day from a couple of my favorite places to window-‘net-shop, also known as shopping online, loading up my cart, then closing my browser.

Let’s start with Lulu’s. I am always shocked by their prices. I haven’t actually bought clothes from this site, but I think their selection is great. They typically only carry dresses in small, medium, and large. If you have a large bridal party with lots of varying body types like I do, this is a problem. But here are some of my recent faves.

Lulu’s Yours Truly Dress in Plum and Silver – $33.00

Lulu’s About Town Dress in Mustard – $37

I adore this dress! I simply can’t believe it’s only $37. Look at the pockets and the details. I’m very tempted to buy it and just have it altered to fit my frame.

Moving on to ModCloth. Not only do I window-‘net shop here all the time, I like to read their blog, too. They have the cutest specials. Again, I have not bought clothes from here but they seem very similar to Lulu’s.

ModCloth’s Precious Parcel Dress – $49.99

And the winner in low-cost dress is Forever21. The beauty of Forever21 lies in their extremely low prices and the number of locations they have around the country. The problem with them is their quality. I use to joke that their clothes would only last 21 hours. Now, for a wedding that would be perfectly fine. 21 hours is more than enough. But their lower quality fabrics don’t exactly look great in photos and their low quality craftsmanship often means the clothes don’t quite fit right. So, move forward with caution and pick dresses wisely. I have bough clothes from their online store and actually did not end up wearing any of them because they did not fit me properly. With that said, I still look and love. Strange, you say? Well… that’s the beauty of window-‘net shopping!

Forever21 H81 Sheer Striped Floral Dress – $26.90

Forever21 Ruffle Front Shirt Dress – $39

Windsor is another store people often forget about. I use to shop at Windsor for my homecoming dresses in my he high school dance days.

Windsor’s Black Halter Dress – $49.90

Windsor’s Black and White Short Day Dress – $49.90

Aww… and Target! I love me a good Target roaming trip. So why wouldn’t I also love roaming and window-‘net shopping on their website? I would, indeed! Unfortunately, I am unable to get their images on here. So let me just encourage you to check our their dresses. Almost every single one is $39.99! Score and score.

Aren’t they all so pretty? And unbelievably cheap. On a final note of caution, these dresses tend to be pretty short and come in the typical small, medium, and large. But if you have a small wedding party or can adjust these dresses it fit, they’re a great option.

Do you have any suggestions for other places to surf the ‘net for dresses under $50?


Mrs. Hot Wings

Chicago/San Diego
Wedding Date:
August 2010
In L-O-V-E with the Love Flats.
To Honor and Remember
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    krissycake 4160 posts, Honey bee @ 2:23 pm

    I love that mustard dress (it has pockets! how precious!) and i love pretty much ANYTHING from modcloth so that parcel dress is NO exception =)

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    casey, Guest @ 2:27 pm

    I got my BM dresses through for 49.99 each. Strapless, A-line dresses by gojane. They came in XS-XXXL and I pretty much needed one of each size for my maids

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    pennednpapered 286 posts, Helper bee @ 2:31 pm

    My bridesmaids’ dresses were 39.99 from Target (aka the best place in the universe!)

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:41 pm

    I love me some Target! And I’ve never been to the Lulu’s shop before… dangerous

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    Mrs. Mouse 5759 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:52 pm

    I love that very first dress–so cute!

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    amariem25 3753 posts, Honey bee @ 2:57 pm

    I have ordered the bm dresses off of the target website before and a lot of them are actually of really good quality. My rehearsal dinner dress was actually from the “parties & wedding dress” section on I recommend target!

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    Ms. Sapphire 340 posts, Helper bee @ 2:57 pm

    I agree, Target has a lot of bridesmaids-worthy dresses for way less than $50. Well, not wayyy less but anywhere from $20-$50.

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    daisie 57 posts, Worker bee @ 3:07 pm

    My girls got their dresses from Dress Barn for 30 bucks.. *ducks*.. I swear they are super cute! And at that price… I REALLLLLY don’t care if they do or don’t wear it again! :)

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    Maggie, Guest @ 3:25 pm

    Looove the plum and silver………

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    mspencils 1015 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:27 pm

    I love me some target- I get cheap dresses there all.the.time! And that mustard dress is amazing. AH mazing!

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    Miss Biner 1101 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:30 pm

    I wore a Forever21 dress in my best friend’s wedding!!! I posted the picture on page 2 here:

    I’m thinking of using these (when the time comes of course)

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    Miss_Riley 428 posts, Helper bee @ 3:38 pm

    Some other places to try (and I can’t believe I’m giving away my websites…. don’t go buying up all of my size!) Ruche, Francesca’s Collection, and A’GACI. All have cheap and EXTREMELY cute dresses but with that comes lesser quality.

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:01 pm

    Holy cow, that yellow and black dress is SO cute! Thanks for sharing that website – I had never heard of it!!!

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 5:08 pm

    Oh man, I want that mustard dress! NEED! If only I weren’t so dang tall. :( Faaaill, body, fail.

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    Osakagrl 761 posts, Busy bee @ 5:38 pm

    I actually bought all my bridesmaid dresses at Windsor! I got the cute dresses on sale so for 2 it came out to about 120. not bad in my opinion 😉

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    Temms33 32 posts, Newbee @ 5:56 pm

    Agh! So cute – I’d consider these for rehearsal dinner even :)

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    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:20 pm

    the first time i checked out modcloth i was truly amazed. and wow, i’ve never looked at lulu’s but definitely will now!

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    mdallas, Guest @ 9:25 pm

    lulu’s is so much fun–i buy “going out” dresses from there all the time. but be careful, they tend to be pretty short. i’m fairly petite and i’ve had to return more than i’ve kept because of dangerous hemlines!!!

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    staceyb 262 posts, Helper bee @ 9:54 pm

    my bridesmaid dresses came from target too! they were $40, and i looved them. :)

    they’re great on returns too, if it ends up not working out.

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    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 10:36 pm

    Under $50? No idea. But I love those first two dresses; gorgeous!

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    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:57 pm

    SO love the yellow and black one!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 12:02 am

    i actually came across a whole rack of Calvin Klein dresses at TJ Maxx in different colors. i think these outlet-type shops may have good deals!

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    MOHmama 404 posts, Helper bee @ 12:57 am

    This is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing your finds with us. We just bought our bridesmaids dresses for my sister’s wedding, but I’m looking for some outfits for all the pre-wedding parties.

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    SanDiegoAli 3096 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:32 am

    I got the dresses for my gals for $33 each on the clearance rack at Macy’s! I always tell people to start in the clearance section first! Soooo many great dresses there!

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    Bridesmaid’s Dresses Under $100 | Weddingbee, Guest @ 11:49 am

    […] more detail and use a slightly nicer fabric. Let’s start with some of the same online sources I shared with you in the $50 and under range. Starting with Lulu’s, you can see the fun, young, and flirty look. They seem to be a tad on the […]

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 12:51 pm

    Love those Lulu dresses!!

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    Wormy, Guest @ 8:47 pm

    Umm…actually if you miss the moon and have enough forward momentum then you would probably get sucked in by another planets gravity, not Earth’s. Depending on which way you were headed when you took off, it would likely be either Mars or Venus… lol. But, you are right. You would never actually reach “the stars.” 😛 I’m a nerd.

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    Marloms, Guest @ 3:19 pm

    I really like Lulu’s About Town Dress in Mustard, it is simple and perfect dress for a special occasion. I want to buy this one.

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