45 Modern Bridesmaid Dresses for Under $200


Look 💯 without spending $1,000,000

by Maddie Eisenhart, Chief Revenue Officer

Five bridesmaids standing in a line during the ceremony

One of the best parts of being a bridesmaid this year was I finally got free reign to pick out my own dress (well, within parameters, I suppose. Otherwise I’d just be wearing this or this to every wedding I go to). But as soon as I started my search, what I learned was that traditional bridesmaid dresses often fall into two categories: affordable bridesmaid dresses (aka sub $200) that are boring, and S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G bridesmaid dresses that cost a fortune. It was particularly hard to find dresses that felt special enough in the $200 range ($300 got me closer, but I learned the hard way that $300 dresses come with $100 alteration fees. And sadly, I do not have a money tree growing in my backyard, so I could only get away with that mistake once). So today, we’ve rounded up forty-seven bridesmaid dresses that cost less than $200 but will make you feel like a million bucks.

Pro-tip: If your bridesmaids come in a range of shapes and sizes, traditional bridesmaid dress designers often carry a wide variety of sizes (typically from 0–28.) So your best bet might be the most obvious one.

Long bridesmaid Dresses

Sequin and Tulle Dress Varied Style DressesSequin and Tulle Dress Varied Styles, Maya, ASOS, $127–$135

Scoop-back DressScoop-back Dress, Mango, $149.99

Golden Florence GownFlorence Gown, Weddington Way, $195

Embroidered Long Strapless Bridesmaid DressEmbroidered Long Strapless Bridesmaid Dress, Oleg Casssini, David’s Bridal, $189.95

velvet deep red flutter sleeve midi length wrap bridesmaid dressThrive Dress, BHLDN, $140

Flower Print Soft Flutter Sleeve Maxi DressPrint Soft Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress, ASOS Curve, ASOS, $119

plus size mauve flutter sleeve wrap bridesmaid dressRobin Wrap Maxi Dress, Standards & Practices, Nordstrom, $92

Floral Asymmetric One Shoulder Printed DressAsymmetric One Shoulder Printed Dress, David’s Bridal, $174.95

Royal Blue Embellished Waist Maxi DressEmbellished Waist Maxi Dress, ASOS, $103

White floral Kendall Soft V-Back A-Line Gown, Show Me Your MumuKendall Soft V-Back A-Line Gown, Show Me Your Mumu, Nordstrom, $162

short sleeve sequin top tulle bottom light pink bridesmaid dressSequined Tulle A-Line Gown, Adrianna Papell, Macy’s, $199

cold shoulder bell sleeve long purple bridesmaid dressCold Shoulder Chiffon Maxi Dress, Lulus, Nordstrom, $96

light grey Long Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Beaded BodiceLong Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Beaded Bodice, David’s Bridal, $189.95

mint Caitlin Cold Shoulder Chiffon GownCaitlin Cold Shoulder Chiffon Gown, Show Me Your Mumu, Nordstrom, $172

blush pink and white floral Ruffle Shoulder Floral Maternity Maxi DressRuffle Shoulder Floral Maternity Maxi Dress, Queen Bee, ASOS, $87

light grey Perfect Opportunity Ruffle Mermaid GownPerfect Opportunity Ruffle Mermaid Gown, Lulus, Nordstrom, $98

flutter sleeve taupe wrap bridesmaid dressSophia Wrap Dress, Show Me Your Mumu, Nordstrom, $185

black hombre full length, sleeveless dress COZF17008, Cocomelody, $139

cold shoulder halter flowy long bridesmaid dress in ivoryRebecca Off the Shoulder Chiffon Gown, Show Me Your Mumu, Nordstrom, $184

full length flowing maroon ish dressStyle 307, Wtoo by Watters, Brideside, $185

Long Sleeve Maxi Dress with SequinsLong Sleeve Maxi Dress with Sequins, Maya Maternity, ASOS, $198

off white flowing white, sleeveless, backless, dressMila, Weddington Way, $184

evergreen full length dress Style 303,Wtoo by Watters, Brideside, $195

deep blue All Over Sequin Long GownAll Over Sequin Long Gown, Donna Morgan, TJ Maxx, $59.99

full length light maroon dressLouisa, Weddington Way, $174

lightweight white dress Style 343, Wtoo by Watters, Brideside, $195

blush pink sequined dressEstrella, Azazie, $109

Plus Ombré Maxi DressStatement Ombré Maxi Dress, City Chic, Nordstrom, $111.75

Collette Halter GownCollette Halter Gown, Show Me Your Mumu, Nordstrom, $184

full length, lightweight black dressLindsey, Azazie, $119

light mint Cutout Mermaid GownCutout Mermaid Gown, Lulus, Nordstrom, $109

Short bridesmaid dresses

OFF THE SHOULDER HIGH/LOW GOWNOff the Shoulder High/Low Gown, Eliza J, Nordstrom, $112

Lace Long Sleeve Midi Pencil DressLace Long Sleeve Midi Pencil Dress, ASOS Curve, ASOS, $111

short rose gold beaded and sequin bridesmaid dress with flutter sleevesElin Dress, BHLDN, $200

knee length lavender dressLyric, Azazie, $119

short sleeve v-neck sequin top tulle bottom short bridesmaid dressMaya V Neck Midi Tulle Dress with Tonal Delicate Sequins, ASOS, $119

light grey, knee length, flowing dress York Dress, BHLDN, $120

red Alicia Mixed Media Midi Dress, Alicia Mixed Media Midi Dress, Dress the Population, Nordstrom, $198

knee length flowing taupe dress Bristol Dress, BHLDN, $200

navy blue lace midi long-sleeve cheap bridesmaid dressLace Long Sleeve Midi Dress, ASOS WEDDING, ASOS, $118

black sequins Elin DressElin Dress, Adrianna Papell, BHLDN, $200

bridesmaid Jumpsuits

dark aqua Bandeau JumpsuitBandeau Jumpsuit from ASOS, $95

blue chiffon plus size formal jumpsuit cheap bridesmaid dressChiffon Halter Jumpsuit, Vince Camuto from Nordstrom, $168 (Regular & Plus)

convertible formal jumpsuit cheap bridesmaid outfitConvertible Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit, Dessy Collection from Nordstrom $168 (Regular & Plus)

metallic gold tie waist strappy bridesmaid formal jumpsuitTie Waist Plissé Jumpsuit, Love, Fire from Nordstrom, $79

Where are your favorite bridesmaid outfits from? show us some of your best looks in the comments!

Maddie Eisenhart

Maddie is APW’s Chief Revenue Officer. She’s been writing stories about boys, crushes, and relationships since she was old enough to form shapes into words, but received her formal training (and a BS) from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media in 2008. She now spends a significant amount of time thinking about trends on the internet and whether flower crowns will be out next year. A Maine native, Maddie currently lives on a pony farm in the Bay Area with her husband, Michael and their mastiff puppy. Current hair color: Purple(ish).

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  • The very first pic is what I’ve gone for for my bridesmaids, but in dark blue. They stopped doing the tulle skirt in the UK, annoyingly, so my sister has a satin skirt instead, and we found the bardot neckline was much more flattering on all sizes than the v-neck.

    • Elizabeth

      I just sent that dress to my MOH for thoughts. How did you guys like them?

      • They tended to run tall – all of them need a little taking off the bottom, but they’re a straight hem so the ladies are going to do that themselves. The waists sit quite high, and flattered the bustier ladies more (not my experience with a high waist in general, but worked here!), but the v-neck sat so high it looked a little school-uniform-ish (my sister told me she thought it was very “modest”, which was not the look I had in mind!), whereas the bardot flattered all of them. There wasn’t a round neck option when I bought them, so don’t know about that.

  • Em

    I loooooove those Maya dresses, and would have bought them in a heartbeat for my bridesmaids if the burgundy ones were still in stock :( :( :(

  • Ashweck

    We had a crisis with our bridesmaids dresses (they took 8 months rather than 6 weeks to arrive) and I was panicking looking for inexpensive alternatives. I bought a sample dress from a shop on Anazon and was much calmer, realizing we could do that if need be.

    Obviously it’s not for everyone but if you have prime, they have some steals, with the killer amazon return policy. I wore the dress I bought to test the waters to our afterparty and it was great

    • Jan

      This is how I got my wedding dress. I’d bought a whole different dress that wasn’t able to be altered how I wanted it, and panic-ordered a different dress on Amazon because I knew I could have it shipped and return it for free, and I wanted to have a back-up plan just in case. It came, I loved it, and I forgot about the original dress.

    • sofar

      8 months??? What on earth happened there?

      • Ashweck

        We never did find out. We were so glad that we ordered them 15 months in advance (we were trying to get them in time for Christmas so my maid of honor could have hers altered in the US instead of in Norway and we figured June gave us plenty of time, ha) and we ended up getting them in late March. They were not forthcoming with information and kept promising them to me “tomorrow,” which just made everything really high-stress. They arrived after I finally gave up on them, of course. And in defense of the salon, they moved mountains to make it right.

        They were gorgeous, but not budget-friendly. My bridesmaids convinced me that going through a bridal salon would be easier for me. Meanwhile, I’m recommending Amazon for future brides, so you can see how that worked out.

  • lex

    These are all very pretty (especially loving the maternity options, even though neither I nor any of my bridesmaids are currently expecting!), but I have to say, I wish there were more options for bright colors! I’m sure it’s a combination of the time of year and the fact that more muted pastels are in right now, but I’m having the hardest time finding bright, colorful bridesmaid dresses.

    • K. is skittish about disqus

      Union Station rentals! Unionstation.com.

      We used them two years ago when they were Little Borrowed Dress and my bridesmaids were in bright cobalt blue. Affordable, lots of different options and sizes that fit my body diverse crowd really wonderfully, and definitely bright colors!

      (I don’t work for them…just a big fan)

    • Amy March

      So ready for pale insipid pinks and beiges to die.

    • It’s true. I just went bridesmaid dress shopping, and it’s all so muted right now.

  • CK

    Am I the only one who looks at all these dresses and thinks, some of these would make some killer options for the bride? I really, really think I am going to end up buying a bridesmaids dress for my own wedding, in white or pale pink. Done.

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