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Affordable Outfit Ideas for a Bachelorette Party

We’re approaching peak wedding season, and if a fridge covered in save-the-dates with vague dress codes like “beach chic” fills you with panic about having nothing to wear, worry not. The Cut’s devoting a full week to making it easier to get dressed when it seems like you’re spending every other weekend raising a glass to the happy couple.

Weddings aren’t just about one big party: there’s the rehearsal dinner, shower, and bachelorette party to contend with. Even if you’re not a bridesmaid, chances are you’ll be asked at least once to tag along with the bride on her big night out. Figuring out what to wear when you’re bar- or club-hopping is a completely different task. You want something fun, cute and above all else cheap because someone will definitely spill alcohol on it. To help you out, we found dresses, jumpsuits, tops, and earrings that you can mix-and-match for whatever the evening’s plans bring.

Party Dresses

Mango Dress
$49 at Mango

A very Saint Laurent–like dress for only $49? Buy it and wear it with black sandals for a runway-inspired outfit.

Zara Dress
$49 at Zara

If you plan on dancing all night, a swishy fringe dress is a fun way to get into the spirit.

H&M Dress
$69 at H&M

A sexy, lingerie-inspired dress like this is meant be worn at a bachelorette party but it also could be the perfect non-boring LBD for any other occasion, too.

Walter Baker Dress
$119 at The Outnet

You can’t go wrong with a slip dress. Add silver jewelry plus sandals and you can go anywhere from a nice dinner to a dance party.

Going-Out Tops

H&M Top
$14 at H&M

Layer a tank under this sheer top and wear it with jeans or black pants for a fresh take on the going-out top.

Asos Top
$64 at Asos

So you want to party hard and hit the club all night long? Go all out with this sequin top.

Anine Bing Top
$179 at Shopbop

You could find a similar shirt at a fast-fashion store but this one is worth the extra expense. It’s lined and the halter neckline is just low enough to be sexy without overly revealing.

Haute Hippie Top
$87 at The Outnet

A fun halter like this is practically begging to be worn on a dance floor. Get groovy by pairing with dramatically flared pants.

Cinq A Sept Top
Photo: Courtesy of Cinq a Sept
Cinq A Sept Top
$164 at Forward by Elyse Walker

The combination of leopard and silk means you don’t need as many accessories to stand out.

Cool Jumpsuits

Guess Jumpsuit
$54 at Guess

If don’t feel like tugging down a mini dress all night but still want to look party-ready, try this semi-sheer jumpsuit from Guess that’s only $54.

Lulu’s Jumpsuit
$68 at Lulu’s

For a chill night or a daytime party try this colorful cotton jumpsuit — it’s dressed up but still comfy.

Bobi Jumpsuit
$89 at Revolve

Not sure what the plans are? A black jumpsuit works no matter where you go.

House of Harlow Jumpsuit
$96 at Revolve

For a sexy outfit that doesn’t require you to shave your legs, look no further than this House of Harlow jumpsuit. It has a bustier top to show off cleavage, and small cutouts on the sides that flash slivers of skin.

Big Earrings

Macy’s Earrings
$14 at Macy’s

Now that you’ve already found something to wear, you’ll need something to jazz it up. The key? Expensive-looking earrings, like these from Macy’s.

Berricle Earrings
$19 at Berricle

If bling isn’t your thing but you don’t want to wear the usual studs or hoops, try these cascading-chain earrings.

Wolf & Moon Earrings
$40 at ASOS

These gold earrings would look great with a halter top, plus you can rewear them with your work blouses.

Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings
$55 at Net-a-Porter

Modern statement earrings, piggybacking on the Rebecca Ravenel trend except they’re $55 and not $425.

Chan Luu Earrings
$105 at Net-a-Porter

In case you’re wearing a mini or slip style, opt for something delicate so the focus stays on the dress.

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