There are two things we want as bridesmaids when it comes to dresses: 1) a dress that we actually like (read: no ruffled, meringue-like dresses) and 2) a gown that won’t bankrupt us. Weddings are expensive enough before you factor in the dress. Comfortable heels would be nice as well, but we can always suffer through the ceremony then take them off when we’re dancing.
Luckily, there are many affordable gown options for brides and bridesmaids. Whether you want something long or short, printed or plain, there are a number of budget-friendly bridesmaid dresses available. It’s all about knowing where to look, and since we know you’re busy enough with your bridesmaid duties, we’ve done the hard work for you. Above, we give you 20 bridesmaid dresses that cost less than $250, but look a whole lot more expensive.