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25 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Wedding-Guest Dresses Under $100

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With the weather warming and two years’ worth of pandemic-postponed celebrations back on the schedule, wedding season is officially in full swing. Some 2.5 million couples are expected to tie the knot in 2022 — the most in nearly 40 years — and if your closet is woefully unprepared for all the upcoming nuptials on your calendar, don’t despair: We’ve rounded up a bunch of good-looking wedding-guest dresses that are currently on sale and under $100. There’s an option to suit every style, from sleek silk slips to ruffled floral maxis, so feel free to RSVP “yes” and plan to show up looking like a million bucks.

This bold teal-and-rose print with geometric cutouts ensures you’ll stand out from all the other guests in floral dresses.

A lightweight, laid-back satin slip won’t get in the way while you bust a move on the dance floor.

This puff-sleeve midi dress features an unexpected twist in the form of a cutout tie back.

A floral velvet fabric and lots of smocking make this dress a surefire conversation starter.

This ruffled option comes in lots of gorgeous jewel tones, including deep burgundy, sapphire blue, and emerald green.

This swingy patterned wrap dress pairs perfectly with block-heel sandals and statement earrings.

Make a splash in this vibrant Sam Edelman dress, finished with a pleated chiffon skirt that’s meant for twirling.

Or if hot pink is a tad too bold for you, this blush shade is slightly more subdued.

This organic cotton J.Crew dress gets its sophisticated pattern from Liberty, a British print house known for its mood-boosting florals since 1875.

If temperatures are still a bit chilly on the big day, a belted sweaterdress in a rib-knit material is both chic and cozy.

This simple, structured Julia Jordan sheath features an artful twist at the neckline.

Rhinestone embellishments on the shoulder straps add a bit of edge to this ruffled dress.

This high-neck sheath is just glittery enough to be eye-catching but not attention hogging.

A midriff cutout and a high side slit infuse this sweet floral Eloquii dress with a touch of flirtiness.

Midriff cutouts are having a moment it seems! This one is accentuated with a sleek tie-front at the bust.

If dresses aren’t really your speed, perhaps a playful polka-dot jumpsuit would be more up your alley?

Give your fellow guests something to talk about in this sleek, body-skimming maxi dress in an orange sherbet shade.

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This elegant lace dress is both demure and alluring.

Go a little old school in this charming Aqua dress, featuring a halter bandeau neckline and a groovy retro print.

The perfect dress for a destination wedding at a tropical locale.

Channel your inner goddess in a celestial silk slip dress printed with tons of tiny stars.

Who doesn’t love a fun shoulder situation?

With its sheer ruffles and airy bishop sleeves, this ASTR The Label dress is the picture of ethereality.

This versatile minidress can easily be incorporated into your everyday wardrobe after wedding season is over — just add boots and a denim jacket.

This dress has pockets. Need we say more?

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25 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Wedding-Guest Dresses