Bridesmaids dresses can be so expensive.

In the UK, brides tend to cover the the cost of the dresses for all their girls, (which really adds up if you’ve three or four bridesmaids), while in the US, bridesmaids are normally expected to buy their own (which can be pretty steep for a dress that you might never wear again!).

With many dedicated bridesmaid dress collections averaging out at $200-300, you’d be forgiven for thinking there wasn’t a bargain to be had. But we’ve searched far and wide and found some gorgeous, affordable dresses, for every style of bridesmaid.

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Dress by Shabby Apple

How To Save Money on your Bridesmaid Dress

One way to instantly save money on your bridesmaid dress is to look outside the ‘wedding section’ of stores and websites.

There are lots of formalwear gowns that would work beautifully for a bridal party, and if you’re opting for shorter dresses, there are endless options on the highstreet.

Another idea, is to go for mix and match bridesmaid dresses, that way, every one of your girls gets a gown they love and that suits them, plus they can avail of end of line and sample sales when the full range of sizes or colours is no longer available.

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Mix & Match Dresses from Vow to be Chic

If you’re opting for something with a simple or classic design, look to Etsy, where makers can custom make dresses for your girls at such affordable prices.

And finally, look at bridesmaid dress rental, and pre-loved gowns to purchase, sites like Vow to be Chic and Rent the Runway offer designer gowns for hire at a fraction of the price, while Rent the Runway even sells the dresses after they’ve been worn.

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Custom dresses by The Jersey Maid via Etsy

Still don’t believe that a budget bridesmaid dress can be just as gorgeous as a pricey gown? Scroll down to see some of our favourite finds for under $100, and shop even more affordable bridesmaid dresses at the end of the post.

1. Join the Navy

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Navy Bridesmaid Dresses by Asos

2. Crushed Velvet

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Velvet Cowl Neck Dress by Topshop

3. Multi-Way Magic

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Blush Multi-way Bridesmaid Dress by TNFC on Asos

4. Red Hot Halter

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Red Choker Bridesmaid Dress by Missguided

5. Mix & Match

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Mix & Match Bridesmaid Dresses by TFNC on Asos

6. Shine Like an Emerald

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Green Drape Front Dress by Topshop

7. All That Glitter

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Grey Beaded Dress by Virgos Lounge

8. Lovely in Lace

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Navy Curve Bridesmaid Dress by Asos

9. Discount Designer

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Pre-loved Bridesmaid Dress by ML Monique Lhuillier via Rent the Runway

10. Vintage Pretties

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Vintage-Style Tea Dresses by Luminia on Etsy

Some gorgeous dresses, right? Still not found one you love? We’ve rounded up even more budget bridesmaid dresses that you can shop today…

Shop more Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses

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Check out some of our favourite bridesmaid collections.