I’ve been so inspired by all the alternative bridesmaid dress looks lately. They’re stylish, unique and cost effective…you can’t go wrong with that combo! Besides the incredible style factor, it’s also a kind gesture to get your lovely ladies alternative dresses they will ACTUALLY wear again, especially if they are footing the bill. It’s really a win all around.
So I spent the last 12 hours trawling the internet for bridesmaid dresses that are both alternative (ie not traditional bridesmaid dresses) and under $100. I tried to find colors and dresses that would photograph well and suit most body types (which is much harder than it sounds!). Some of the choices are trendy and some are more traditional.
The guidelines were simple:
1. Cost under $100.
2. Not a traditional bridesmaid dress.
Photo by Melissa McFadden.
I know a bold floral print is not for everyone, but for the right wedding, these out-of-the-box floral dresses would be perfect! And bonus…they are super in right now! Try and choose a print that complements your theme and a dress cut that will flatter most bodies (your bridesmaids will thank you!).
If you like a more classic look, fear not, there are a ton of alternative options for you too! When searching for a more traditional look, think cocktail party and sophisticated silhouettes.
For an evening wedding, a party dress would be ideal! Choose dresses with a fun element like ruffles, a bold print or frilly cut.
*Links under photos go to dress pictured.*
How to Work It…
And just for kicks, here are some examples of how to work the alternative bridesmaid look…