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


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I can't contain my excitement as I prepare for the whirlwind of weddings on my calendar. 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 $250 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 article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.