Guest dresses fit for every wedding — and every budget

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Mango's pleated midi dress

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It's officially wedding season, and if the slew of invites filling your mailbox (or inbox) have you thinking "What am I going to wear?" we've got you covered.

Finding the perfect dress — one that simultaneously fits the dress code and will make you stand out (in a good way, of course) — can be difficult, so we culled the top 10 gorgeous dresses for you to shop. Just keep in mind: never, ever wear white and never go too short, or too tight for that matter. If it sounds complicated, we're making it easy — from sophisticated lace sheaths to black-tie-appropriate gowns, we found the perfect dress options for every kind of budget. After all, you never want to be that girl at the wedding.







Styles Under $200

Mango's pleated midi dress ($130) can be dressed up with gold jewels and metallic heels for a semiformal dress code, or toned down with strappy flats and a floppy hat for a beach wedding.




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Kelly Wearstler's diamond-front dress

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We love the deco feel of Kelly Wearstler's diamond-front dress ($195).

Pair it with strappy flats, an architectural clutch, and a bold lip for a semiformal wedding event.



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Madewell silhouette dress

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Flirty feminine layers give this Madewell silhouette dress ($138) an extragirlie touch; perfect for a casual or cocktail wedding event.




















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Kelly Bergin's silk maxi dress

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Kelly Bergin's silk maxi dress ($158, originally $525) would be ideal for a black-tie affair.

























Topshop's floral maxi dress

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Topshop's floral maxi dress ($120) can be styled with exotic accessories for a beach wedding, or glammed up with sharp sandals, an updo, and gold jewelry for a more upscale wedding.























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T-Bags off-the-shoulder dress

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Beach wedding? This T-Bags off-the-shoulder dress ($150) would look amazing with gold flats and sun-kissed shoulders.





























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J.Crew Collection lace slip dress

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Styles Between $200 - $350

This romantic J.Crew Collection lace slip dress ($298) can easily take you from an outdoor garden wedding to a fancier semiformal affair with just a few accessory swaps.














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Halston Heritage's cross-neck dress

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Halston Heritage's cross-neck dress ($300, originally $375) provides a flattering silhouette and punchy orange burst, fitting for a cocktail or semicasual wedding dress code.


























BCBG Max Azria fit-and-flare dress

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Vibrant prints make this BCBG Max Azria fit-and-flare dress ($268) a fun option for a hipster farm wedding, or take it downtown with luxe cuffs and statement earrings for a daytime wedding in the city.

























Tracy Reese's halter dress

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We love the the bright green hue on Tracy Reese's halter dress ($348), ideal for an outdoor wedding occasion.










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