Wedding Wear Deals, Decoded

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Prepare your best toasts and small talk, because wedding season has officially arrived. And as for the ever-tricky subject of nuptial guest attire, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’ll decode your aisle style dilemmas with fabulous frocks – and all the fixings – for under $100 a pop!




Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Pair Topshop’s lace dress with Zara’s colorblock pumps and Jasper Conran’s polka-dot clutch for polished appeal. Add formality with a chignon to show off colorful, statement-making earrings.


Price Tags: Dress, $96; Pumps, $90; Clutch, $62







Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

ASOS’ jacquard dress is ideal for a Southern soirée. Complete your semiformal ensemble with Charles David’s satin pumps and a sleek clutch from Nasty Gal. If the wedding party is sure to be posh, sophisticated hair and makeup are also musts.


Price Tags: Dress, $75; Pumps, $99; Clutch, $50






Dress Code: City Chic

Head to a downtown wedding in Zara’s cherry cape-sleeved dress. Rock it with graphic, on-trend accessories like Marc Fisher’s transparent sandals and Kate Landry’s striped clutch. We suggest super-simple hair and makeup to finish the look.


Price Tags: Dress, $90; Sandals, $70; Clutch, $50








Dress Code: Dressy Casual

Nordstrom’s picnic plaid sheath is perfect for a countryside gathering. Accessorize with New Look’s wedge heels and Mar Y Sol’s woven, top-handle clutch for a look that’s laid-back but wedding appropriate.


Price Tags: Dress, $80; Wedges, $38; Clutch, $90







Dress Code: Beach Formal

Finally, for a seaside celebration select Bar III’s ruffled dress. Refine the look with Jessica Simpson’s embellished snakeskin heels and Forever 21’s minaudière. Finish with cool cuffs or an oversized cocktail ring for a touch of drama.


Price Tags: Dress, $50; Sandals, $89; Bag, $25







All photos via individual retailers.




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