My sister called me the other day and said she needed help. She had been out all day shopping for a fall wedding guest dress and couldn’t find anything in the stores! I wasn’t entirely surprised because I have noticed that shopping in stores is not what it used to be before the pandemic. Selection is limited at best in most cases, and I find that online shopping is the way to go. Many of you may be experiencing the same dilemma as my sister, so I thought I would round up some fall special occasion dresses under $100. Whether you have a wedding to attend or some other special occasion, we all want something affordable so I hope this is helpful!
I chose two formal styles. These would be ideal for weddings, whether you are a guest or part of the wedding party (bridesmaid, or mother of the bride). These could also be worn for a formal holiday party.
The first fall special occasion dress under $100 is this V-neck evening dress. I went with classic black, but this style comes in several colors.
I’m wearing a size 10, which is pretty typical for me. I would recommend going with your normal size. The bust has some ruching and there is a flutter sleeve.
It zips up the back to a low V. I was able to get by without wearing a bra at all, but I think you could wear a normal bra with this dress as long as the back was low enough.
This floral lace maxi dress in emerald green is my personal favorite. There are other colors to choose from. I’m wearing a large, and since the top has a small amount of padding I was able to not wear a bra. It was almost a little too big, so unless you are compensating for a larger chest go with your normal size.
Besides the color, the feminine lace details are what I really love about this one!
Skirts are a good option because you can style them different ways for different occasions. This first outfit centers around this tulle skirt with a floral mesh overlay. It looks much more expensive than the $18.98 price tag!
It has an elastic waist and you could tuck a shirt or sweater if you prefer. It is a one size fits most, which I’m usually not a fan of but since it has an elastic waist it is pretty forgiving. If you are normally an XS or XL, I don’t think this would work for you.
I chose a simple V-neck black sweater and nude heels to complete this look. This sweater is by Amazon Essentials. You can see it in camel here.
The next look is a flowing floral maxi skirt. This skirt just makes you feel glamorous! It has an elastic waistline that in my opinion runs a bit small. I sized up to a large. If you are petite, you will probably need to have this hemmed. I’m 5’7″ and still need to wear heels with it, or it drags along the floor.
There are so many different directions you could go when choosing a top for this skirt. I thought it would be interesting to wear a simple white button down for a classic structured look that did not compete with the voluminous skirt.
The last fall special occasion dress under $100 is this beautiful fall floral dress. You could wear this to a less formal wedding, church, or even to the office.
It has a high neckline, and a midi length that is very flattering. I sized up to a large for the extra room up top, but I still think it runs just a little bit small.
If you are looking for an affordable fall special occasion outfit, I hope this was helpful. Shop all of these looks in the shopping widget below, and thanks for stopping by today!
Kelly | 19th Oct 21
I just ordered the emerald green dress. My future daughter-in-law asked me to wear emerald green to the wedding and I wasn’t finding anything in stores or online. I will shorten the dress to an above the ankle midi dress since it’s an outdoor wedding and less formal. Thank you so much for the help! Lifesaver!
The Scarlet Lily | 19th Oct 21
Yay! So glad I could help! Send me a picture of how it turns out.
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