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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  1. argyle Bee
    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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