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Wedding Guest Dresses Under $100

It’s that time of year again where blushing brides everywhere are preparing to take the plunge. As a guest of numerous weddings I am always faced with the dilemma of what to wear. With a plethora photo opps. around every corner at these events it’s nearly impossible to feature the same ensemble. This predicament motivated me to embark on a quest to find a versatile assortment of dresses that can be featured at a casual exchange of nuptials or the ritziest of weddings all for under a $100.

Modcloth.com is a great resource for stylish vintage looking dresses. They carry an array of styles flattering to anyone’s shape. ModCloth’s Tutu and From is a great choice all around. The pastel material coupled with the piece’s sheer top  and flowie skirt make this dress a versatile piece that can be worn with a dainty cocktail ring and wedges for a simpler look or dressed up with a chunky statement bracelet and pumps.  It is available for purchase at ModCloth.com for $54.99.

 

ModCloth's Tutu and From Dress (Photo Credit: Modcloth.com)

ModCloth’s Tutu and From Dress (Photo Credit: Modcloth.com)

This season Nordstrom  features a section that caters specifically to wedding attire, I stumbled upon the Lush Tank Cutout Skater dress and instantly fell in love. Not only does this piece provides a fun and flirty look to its exhibitor, but the bold color adds a sense of trend to this dress. This piece is available for purchase at Nordstrom.com or in store for $52.00.

 

Lush Tank Cutout Skater Dress (Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com)

Lush Tank Cutout Skater Dress (Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com)

For those of the ladies that prefer more coverage on the tope while maintaining a sexy silouhette, TopShops‘s Wrap Twist dress is a perfect choice. Comprised of a slinky jersey material with wrap detail this piece is perfect for a causal chic wedding or can be coupled with a statement necklace and bracelet to create a sophisticated flirty look. The Wrap Twist dress is available for purchase at Topshop.com for $80.00.

 

TopShop Wrap Twist Dress (Photo Credit: Topshop.com)

TopShop Wrap Twist Dress (Photo Credit: Topshop.com)

 

Another great option for a summer wedding is the Fuchsia Lace Insert Print Mini dress by Akira. The slight scoop neck front coupled with the playful print make this dress a true eye catcher and a perfect selection for an outdoor wedding and reception. This adorable dress is available for purchase at Akira for the amazing price of $36.90.

Lace Insert Print Mini Dress in Fuchsia by Akira (Photo Credit: Akira.com)

Lace Insert Print Mini Dress in Fuchsia by Akira (Photo Credit: Shopakira.com)

 

The Sleeveless Satin dress by H&M is a spectacular option for those who tend to stray away from bright colors or prefer a more conservative cut. Its wrap around design and knee length cut creates a sexy silhouette and a great look for a more casual wedding. This item is available for purchase in store or online at Hm.com for $34.95.

H&M Sleeveless Satin Dress (Photo Credit: Hm.com)

H&M Sleeveless Satin Dress (Photo Credit: Hm.com)

 

Another gorgeous finds is the Strapless Sequin-Top Maxi dress by Reverse.  It’s glitzy sequin bustier top and flowy bottom makes this ensemble a sure fire way to make an splash at any event. This piece is available for purchase at Urbanoutfitters.com for the tantalizing price of $85.00.

Strapless Sequin-Top Maxi Dress by Reverse (Photo Credit: Urbanoutfitters.com)

Strapless Sequin-Top Maxi Dress by Reverse (Photo Credit: Urbanoutfitters.com)

The Pixel Floral Cutout dress by Akira Black Label embraces this season’s trend of bold prints with a sleek finish. The dress is a perfect wedding guest ensemble because it makes a statement without competing with the bride. This item is available for purchase at Shopakira.com for $89.90.

Akira Black Label Pixie Floral Cutout Dress (Photo Credit: Shopakira.com)

Akira Black Label Pixie Floral Cutout Dress (Photo Credit: Shopakira.com)

 

Adrianna Papell’s One Shoulder Jersey Gown is a definite showstopper. Its floor grazing length make it a perfect choice for a mid to upscale wedding while the seductive slit is perfect for showing off your toned stems. This brilliant piece is priced at $98.00 and available for purchase at Nordstrom.com

Adrianna Papell's One Shoulder Hailey Dress (Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com)

Adrianna Papell’s One Shoulder Hailey Dress (Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com)

 

Calvin Klein’s Sleeveless Peplum Dress is a great option for the girl who loves color but prefers to be a bit more conservative. The peplum design and skirt length is perfect for accentuating curves while maintaining some mystery. This item is available for purchase at Lord and Taylor for $99.00.

Calvin Klein Sleeveless Peplum Dress (Photo Credit: Lordandtaylor.com

Calvin Klein Sleeveless Peplum Dress (Photo Credit: Lordandtaylor.com

 

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