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Ask BB: Can You Suggest Some Budget-Friendly Dress Options for a Wedding Rehearsal?

Could you please suggest some budget friendly dresses to wear to a wedding rehearsal dinner as a bridesmaid? —Jennie

Weddings bring out my romantic side, so I tend to reach for dresses in soft colors and floaty fabrics with details like ruffles and lace for things like bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and weddings themselves. What can I say, I'm a total sap. Besides, I hardly ever wear girly things in my everyday life, so I seize these opportunities to show my softer side and would encourage you to do the same!

Here's a lovely hi-low hem dress from Charlotte Russe. I haven't seen it in person but it looks heavenly in this photo:

I love the flowy feel of this maxi dress from UK Style by French Connection for Sears. It looks way more expensive than it's $28.99 pricetag. Dress it up with bangles, dangly earrings and wedge sandals.

And how dreamy is this pale blue and pink colorblock dress? Swoon. Just $46.99 at

Finally, this ruffle-trim number is demure yet full of fun with a "Kate Spade" attitude. It's available in petite thru plus sizes at for $24.99, which leaves you plenty of money for shoes (nude pumps would look amazing) and jewelry.

Have a budget-friendly dress suggestion for Jennie? Tell her in the comments!

New York & Company has some great colored dresses in-store for 70-80% off, I scored a nice green dress that was $70 for $17!
#1 Dina Lopez (Homepage) on 2012-06-21 16:47 (Reply)
I have that Target dress and it is ADORABLE! Just make sure you size down as it runs a full size big.
#2 Cory on 2012-06-21 18:43 (Reply)
The Limited usually has great sales on dress styles that would fit this occasion... JCP would be a great place the check as well.
#3 Shay (Homepage) on 2012-06-21 21:59 (Reply)
The one from Charlotte is super cute! I work there and it looks just as fab in person! :-)
#4 Kristin (Homepage) on 2012-06-21 23:18 (Reply)
These are great suggestions. I love the pale pink and blue number.

#5 Rashidah (Homepage) on 2012-06-22 11:55 (Reply)
The pleated dress is just so pretty!!
#6 My Love Wedding Ring (Homepage) on 2012-06-22 18:13 (Reply)
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