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Sometimes the best kind of shopping happens in your own closet. I ordered this gorgeous double ruffle one shoulder midi dress over a year ago, but between our 5 moves in the past 12 months, I completely lost track of it. I was doing some (very belated) unpacking a few weeks ago, and I re-discovered it among a handful of other old garments. At first glance, it looked rather matronly, so I hesitated to even try it on. Because I’m 5’6.5″, I tend to steer clear of midi-length dresses, since they usually don’t do my legs any favors. Fortunately, I was looking for some dressier spring wedding dress outfits, so I gave it a go. I’m ridiculously glad I did… because this has to be one of my favorite dresses of all time.
The double ruffle detail adds a chic romantic flair, and the length is surprisingly flattering for women of average height. Oh, and did I mention it’s $25 and could easily pass for a $200+ design? Not too shabby! Catherine, my Columbia photographer, noticed that this would also make a gorgeous (and cost efficient) bridesmaids dress, too! As frilly as it is, I went on a frantic search to find this exact dress online, and I also saw it casually styled with white canvas sneakers and a cute straw hat. I’m honestly convinced you could put a trash bag over it, and it’d still look fashion-forward. Head to the bottom of this post for full outfit details plus five more of the best dresses to wear to a spring wedding!
Shop the Look: Double Ruffle One Shoulder Dress, $25 | Tan Envelope Uber Clutch, $170 (side note: it’s monogrammable!) | Nude Sandals- Similar, $120 (my exact pair is from LC Lauren Conrad, but they’re no longer available)| White Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings, $65 | Photography by Catherine Rhodes
More Wedding Guest Dress Ideas under $30
Looking for more spring wedding dress outfits? Click on any of the below wedding guest dress ideas to read the full style post! You can also find outfit details below each image.
1. Pink Scalloped Hollow Hem Shift Dress
Pink scallops for spring? Yes, please! This affordable pastel number is one of the absolute best dresses to wear to a spring wedding. It’s also one of yours, too! My “What to Wear to a Spring Wedding’ 2017 Style Guide was one of my top posts last year! You can order this dress for under $30 here.
2. Yellow Off the Shoulder Swing Dress
If you live in the south, it gets hot in the spring! If the forecast is particularly sunny, consider wearing something like this flowy yellow off the shoulder dress! See it styled here.
3. Porcelain Print Pencil Dress
Heading to a more formal wedding ceremony or reception? Even with its white base, this porcelain print pencil dress is a great option! It’s less than $15 is a dead ringer for Kate Middleton’s famous Taj Mahal dress. See it styled here.
4. Pink Pleated Maxi Dress
Heading to a rustic barn wedding? Rock a comfy pleated maxi dress with some strappy sandals! See this particular pleated halter top dress, which you can find for under $15 on Amazon, styled here.
5. Light Blue Swing Dress
Nothing warrants beachy blues like a beach wedding! This light blue swing dress is one of my personal favorite dresses to wear to a spring wedding! It’s super comfy, can be easily paired with a blazer for more formal ceremonies, and is uber affordable. See it styled here.
Happy wedding season, y’all!
A great dress selection as well as a beautiful one that you are wearing 😉