30 Under-$250 Zara and Nordstrom Dresses That Make Ideal Wedding Guest Attire

Wedding guest dresses from Nordstrom and Zara



I can't contain my excitement as I prepare for a whirlwind of weddings in the near future. The prospect of witnessing such joyous celebrations of love has me buzzing with anticipation. With each invitation that arrives, I find myself immersed in the delightful chaos of planning and preparation. But what I'm most excited about is getting to pick out the perfect ensemble for each occasion.

As a plus one at some of these weddings, I'm acutely aware of the delicate balance I must strike with my outfit choices. While I want to look chic and put together, it's crucial not to steal the spotlight from the couple. I've been browsing through countless options, searching for that elusive combination of elegance and subtlety, but with several events on my calendar, I want to be careful I don't overspend.

This is why Zara and Nordstrom have become my go-to destinations seemingly overnight. I'm keeping myself at a budget of under $300 for each dress, but you can easily shop several of the items I included for less than $150. Enjoy scrolling, and cheers to you and the happy couple you plan to celebrate.

This dress is unlike anything I've ever seen, and that's exactly what I'm after.

This one is bound to sell out soon, so move quickly.

Roughly $60 for a wedding guest dress? Sign me up.

Perfect for that casual beach wedding where you want to look cool.

This Skims dress may seem understated, but when paired with the right accessories, it's an affordable option you'll be so glad to have on hand. 

This option reminds me of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner as bridesmaids.

Whoever said wearing red at a wedding is a sin hasn't seen this dress.

There's something about a striking shade of pink that says it all.

A dress you can wear to any occasion on your calendar.

You'll own this slip dress for at least a decade.

The perfect option for a destination wedding.

Drop-waist dresses are seriously having a moment right now.

A one-shoulder detail is always a good idea.

The perfect dress to wear if you want your date to feel like showing you off.

Wear this to the wedding of a friend who's the ultimate cool girl. 

Mermaidcore meets wedding guest.

I don't know about you, but this print has won me over.

If you're a minidress person, I suggest you try this one.

This shade of yellow is popping off.

If the invite says the wedding is in a barn, I would flounce around in this dress.

This dress will bring out your inner child.