The Dresses

UNDER $300

  • JJ's House

    JJ's House Off-the Shoulder Chiffon Dress

    $93

    Don't let the "bridesmaid dress" label dissuade you. If you're looking for a pretty off-the-shoulder number at an extremely affordable price point, consider this A-line chiffon gown with spaghetti straps and a built in bra. The caped sleeves create drama from the front and the back. The JJ advantage: the dress comes in dozens of colors and a wide range of sizes, 0 to 26. (Note: custom sizes available, but can't be returned). Buy from JJ's House.

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  • Significant Other

    Significant Other Backless Long-Sleeve Column Gown

    $286

    Leave the guests gasping as you pass them coming down the aisle. Full length balloon sleeves and twisted front peekaboo detailing already clue in onlookers that you're willing to make a statement. The open back seals the deal. A lovely balance of chic and sexy. Sizes 2 to 12. Buy from Anthropologie. 

  • Dress the Population

    Dress the Population One Shoulder Midi Dress

    $148

    We love this evolution of the flutter sleeve into two panels on the one dramatic shoulder. Body skimming silhouette; tasteful length—perfect for day, or cocktail. Comes in several vibrant colors, but we're partial to pink. Sizes XXS to XXL (which is 00 to 16). Buy from Nordstrom. 

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  • SL Fashions

    SL Fashions Plus Size Ombre A-Line Gown

    $149

    Classic style; modern details. We love the ombré coloring on the pleated full length skirt; the fitted sleeveless top and deep V in back. Sizes 14 to 24. Buy from Macy's.

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  • Kiyonna

    Kiyonna Plus Size Wildflower Embroidered Dress

    $218

    Pretty and playful. We love the pops of color and the flounce at the sheer sleeves below-the-knee hemline. A dress you could wear for a daytime occasion or cocktail. Sizes 0X (10-12) to 5X (30-32). Buy from Kiyonna. 

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  • Dress the Population

    Dress the Population Embellished Fit and Flare Dress

    $288

    You're not one for subtle, but want to avoid taking attention away from the bride. This is a great way to compromise. A classic fit and flare style that shimmers with sequins, embellishment and hints of skin without being so loud as to seem like you're shouting. The midi length also tames it in a modern way. Sizes XS to XL. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • Adrianna Papell

    Adrianna Papell Plus Size Floral Metallic Midi

    $209

    Floral but not fussy with stenciled metallic lines. And that's just the start of the flattering feminine details: ruffled caplet and hemline, surplice neckline, self-tie belt. A style that could work for day or night. Sizes 14 to 30. Buy from Adrianna Papell. 

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  • Adrianna Papell

    Adrianna Papell Plus Size Tiered Sleeve Dress

    $159

    Play up your legs, and keep it simple—yet interesting in this knit crepe and organza dress with tiered sleeves to add an exclamation point. Sizes 16 to 30. Buy from Adrianna Papell. 

  • Lauren Ralph Lauren

    Lauren Ralph Lauren Foil Print Jersey Cape Gown

    $295

    Easy elegance. We're wild about the soft architectural lines of this floor length jersey gown—the twist front, plunging neckline, and overlay which looks like a dramatic sleeve from the front; cape from the back. And done up in a shimmering gold? Wedding-ready. 0 to 18. Buy from Bloomingdale's.

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  • Adrianna Papell

    Adrianna Papell Metallic Rose Off the Shoulder Gown

    $249

    A style sure to flatter, from the elegant off-the-shoulder crisscross bodice and ruched waist to the romantic rose gold with subtle metallic floral pattern woven into the soft fabric. Sizes 0 to 20. Buy from Adrianna Papell.

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  • Birdy Grey

    Birdy Grey Midi Wrap Dress

    $99

    We love the flattering line of a wrap and the ruffled high low hemline gives this satin dress an extra flair. Comes in a bunch of colors and sizes XS to 3X. (Bra cups not included, but at this price, if the fit is right, it would be worth taking to a tailor to add!). Buy from Birdy Grey.

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  • Eliza J

    Eliza J. Lace Cap Sleeve Gown

    $268

    Elegant and delicate. This all-over lace two-tone gown features beautiful details, from the scallop edging to the sheer back and trumpet skirt. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from Bloomingdale's.

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