Affordable bridesmaid dresses your friends will love wearing

Cheap but chic dresses starting from just £45...

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by Marina Avraam |

After putting down a deposit on your gorge wedding dress, it's time to start thinking about the second most important outfit of the wedding – yep, we're talking about the bridesmaid dresses. Sorry grooms, your tuxedos will have to take a backseat on this one. Today, we're looking at affordable bridesmaid dresses.

Bridesmaid dress shopping is fun and exciting, but it can be very very stressful. As much as we adore our friends, they all have different styles, body shapes and opinions. What Hannah loves, Jess might hate, and things could turn nightmarish fast.

Apart from finding a style that fits all your friends, budget is the next big consideration. You've just bought your dream wedding dress, booked your dream venue and the budget you had in mind is starting to seem like a distant memory – but that doesn't have to be the case.

High street wedding dresses are a fab option if you're on a budget. They're cheap, easy to get your hands on, and if chosen right, incredibly chic.

To help cross one more thing off that very busy wedding list, we've curated a list of our favourite stylish but affordable bridesmaid dresses on the high street. We've opted for simple silhouettes that flatter all body shapes, and also thrown in a few sustainable options that won't cost the earth.

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SHOP: The best cheap bridesmaid dresses 2022

ASOS Design Bridesmaid Cowl Front Maxi Dress With Button Back Detail in Olive
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CREDIT: asos

We're obsessed with this sage/olive green colour for bridesmaid dresses, as it can go with almost any bridal party theme. The cowl front also allows both big and small breasts to look fab.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 4 to 10.

Tfnc Bridesmaid Exclusive Bandeau Wrap Midaxi Dress With Pleated Detail in Grey
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CREDIT: asos

You can't go wrong with a strapless dress- always classy. If you need some strapless bras for your bridesmaids too, we've got a guide to the best you can buy online, from M&S to Boux Avenue. And yes- we make sure they actually stay up.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 6 to 10.

Pleated Twist Back Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress in Green
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CREDIT: asos

This gorgeous bridesmaid maxi dress is giving us major fairy princess vibes and would be perfect for an outdoor summer wedding. It really shows you you don't have to splash out on loads of cash to make sure your bridal party is looking smashing.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 4 to 12.

Mariska Bridesmaid Nude Tiered Hem Maxi Dress
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CREDIT: little mistress

We can't get enough of this blush pink maxi. It's tiered with a pleated hem and looks elegant AF. Plus, your larger busted bridesmaids will thank you for those wide straps.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 8 to 16.

White Floral Print Chiffon Halterneck Maxi Dress
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CREDIT: pretty little thing

Oh, how we love floral. Ideal for a summer wedding, your bridesmaids will look stunning walking you down the aisle in this halterneck, open back and split hemline number. Hot is an understatement.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 4 to 16.

Bridesmaid Leonora Navy Ruffle Mesh Maxi Dress
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CREDIT: little mistress

Floor-length, mesh and flared ruffles, the Leonora bridesmaid dress is jaw-dropping. The v-neckline flatters all (and we mean all) body types, while the pleated waistband cinches in at the perfect point. Simply lush.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in size 8 currently.

Marianne Midi Dress in Cream with 100% Recycled Polyester™
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CREDIT: omnes

Made from 100 per cent recycled polyester, Omnes is a brand that champions elegant designs that are eco-friendly and budget-friendly. The Vida dress is giving us 90s chic, with a strappy back and slip dress style.

Made from: 100 per cent recycled polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 12 to 14.

Navy Bridesmaid Corset Detail Cross Front Maxi Dress
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Yep, even Molly Mae opted for a budget bridesmaid dress. Love her or not, you have to admit the cross front design and corset details are absolutely gorge, and we're loving the navy. Also available in dusty pink, emerald green and black.

Made from: 95 per cent polyester, 5 per cent elastane.

Sizes: Available in sizes 4 to 16.

ASOS DESIGN Bridesmaid ruched bodice drape maxi dress with wrap waist and flutter cape sleeve in berry
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Your bridesmaids will look as glam as ever in this beautiful berry red dress. The v-neck and flutter sleeves, combined with a tightly pleated bodice are so flattering, you'll almost be sad you can't flaunt it yourself.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in size 8 currently.

Anaya With Love Tall Bridesmaid tulle one shoulder maxi dress in pink
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CREDIT: asos

Help your besties live out their Greek goddess dreams with this Grecian one-shoulder maxi. As part of the ASOS responsible edit, the Anaya dress is made from recycled polyester - so you can save the planet and look great all in one go.

Made from: 100 per cent recycled polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 12 to 16.

Frill Sleeve Chiffon Maxi Dress In Navy
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CREDIT: chi chi clothing

You can never go wrong with a v-neck, navy dress. The frilled sleeves add an extra oomph to this otherwise simple yet stylish little number. Also available in plus size.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 8 and 22.

One Shoulder Satin Finish Maxi Bridesmaids Dress in Blue
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CREDIT: chi chi clothing

Obsessed? Us too. The one-shoulder design is a timeless classic, exuding beauty and elegance. It's cut tight, showing off your silhouette and is also available in green, champagne and berry.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 6 to 16.

High Neck Pleat Satin Maxi Dress in Champagne
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CREDIT: chi chi clothing

Your besties will love you for this one. High-neck and pleated, the lining and fit just scream sophisticated. It is also available in berry or purple.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 6 to 8.

ASOS DESIGN Bridesmaid drape back satin maxi dress with button back detail
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They'll be rocking the aisle and the dancefloor in this beaut olive green dress. The sleeves drape beautifully, and we're absolutely living for the button detail at the back.

Made from: 100 per cent polyester.

Sizes: Available in sizes 4 to 18.

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Rental bridesmaid dresses

Want your besties to look fab, without costing the planet? Rental fashion for affordable bridesmaid dresses might be the answer.

Rental fashion is BIG right now, and it is an opportunity to lengthen the lifetime of garments. After all, why buy five dresses that'll be worn once, when you can rent them for much cheaper?

Brands like Rotaro, Onloan and Hurr offer beautiful, designer and premium items for way less, so you can say yes to the dress, while still being totally eco-conscious.

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