Wedding Looks for Under $100

A reader contacted me this week in need of some help finding a few cute looks for upcoming bridal showers and wedding-related events. I love a good challenge and once she told me that the finds should be under $75, I knew exactly where to turn.

My new favorite shopping website, Shop Style has this simple-to-use interface that allows you to literally type in anything - be it "yellow satchel" or "metallic pumps" and presto, you can narrow the results by brand, price and size. The smartest thing of all, is that you can save your looks and make mini-inspiration boards to share with friends and other Shop Style enthusiasts.

So, when faced with the challenge to find a few looks, here's what I came up with. All items are under $100 - the most expensive being a practical white cardigan (with a fun silver print on the front $88) - but I'd consider this more of an investment piece. Just think of all the chilly evenings you'll be able to wear this on your honeymoon!

Outfit 1: For the first look, I stayed to our readers' request for a white dress mixed with some green St. Patrick's day inspired accessories. Its a perfect outfit for the bride to be at a daytime wedding shower:

Outfit 2: Since its becoming so popular these days to have more than one bridal shower, I wanted to feature a look that's a little more sophisticated and fashion forward. This printed shift dress cinched with a skinny belt and either colorful peep toes or tall boots is perfect for when it's more of an 'evening thing'.

Outfit 3: This next look was inspired for the need for a little fun. Every girl
should have one last hooray night out with her girlfriends. Whether you
have a crazy night planned full of dancing and drinking or just a
simple dinner with your best girl friends, this outfit is sure to make
you feel like the bachelorette you are.

Posted on February 20, 2009 .