Every so often we’re invited to a formal event like a wedding or fancy dinner party. In situations like this, we all get pressured to find something to wear. However, buying a gown with a hefty price tag doesn’t seem logical because you’ll probably only wear it a handful of times. Fortunately, fast fashion brands come to the rescue with pieces that fit the dress code for a reasonable price. Some of these you might even wear more than once. So, if you’re on a budget but want to look good at your next event, shop these gowns for less.
H&M Long Mesh Dress
Go for something simple with texture like this mesh piece. It has pleated details and a deep V neckline. The flowy fabric gives it a whimsical touch as well. If gray feels too dark, it also comes in pink and blue. Accessorize with a long necklace and embellished clutch. Available at Greenbelt 3.
Topshop Velvet Ruched Midi Dress
Get that luxe feeling for less with a velvet dress. The allover green shade is made more interesting with other details like an uneven hemline and cutout. Since it has a high neckline, you can opt for an updo and add statement earrings. Available at SM Megamall.
Forever 21 Plunging Maxi Dress
Don’t be afraid to show some skin in this black dress. It has a plunging neckline, exposed back, and thigh-high slit. I know, it sounds like a lot but all you need is some confidence to pull it off. Throw on some strappy heels and dangling sparkly earrings to finish the outfit. Available at SM Aura Premier.
Mango Satin Gown
If you want to achieve a classy and classic ensemble, pick up this satin gown. It has a crossed V neckline and long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. The elastic waist and front slip will keep you comfortable during a long evening event. Available at Power Plant Mall.
Zara Limited Edition Metallic Thread Dress
A formal dress can be fun and comfortable too like this limited edition piece. It has an A-line skirt and V neckline. What really makes it stand out is the metallic gold thread and burgundy lining. You can keep the accessories playful too with different colored stones and metals. Available at Glorietta 3.
Art by Marian Hukom
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