25 Affordable Summer Dresses That Look Anything But Cheap

Best affordable summer dresses



If you're anything like me, you're probably living in a rotation of dresses right now. Whether I'm keeping it casual or going for a dressier night-out look, all I want to do in the summer is reach for an easy dress I can throw on with sandals, sneakers, or heels, depending on what I have planned. While I've added a few to my closet recently, my fashion-editor inclinations are also coming into play, which means I can't help but think about all the stunning options that are still out in the market for you to shop (and for me to lust after).

Taking a look at retailers right now, I realized how many great affordable summer dresses there are on the market. From stunning backless dresses to ribbed styles to airy minis, I rounded up an edit of under-$150 dresses that are destined for your warm-weather wardrobe. Go on to shop my picks of the best affordable summer dresses, including a $69 dress in the color of the moment.

H&M's summer basics are on fire right now.

If you think the front is nice, you'll love the back.

I actually just added this to another story this week, but it's so good I needed to share it again.

Now, all I need is an invite to someone's Swedish summer house…



I could look at this neckline all day.

My entire beach vibe in a nutshell.

If you told me this was a vintage find, I'd have no choice but to believe you.



Our editors are big fans of this airy number, and it's not hard to see why.

The square neck and wide straps really make this simple midi an elevated one.

While I realize $200 isn't the most affordable, this dress easily looks twice or triple that.

Cocktail events on your calendar again? I'd wear this.

The ruching really makes this everyday dress feel so special.



Can you tell I have a thing with cutouts right now?

You could easily dress this up for a wedding with strappy heels or dress it down for a beach day with slides.

For when it's too hot to think.

I'm obsessed with anything in this color.

I saw a woman wearing this dress with cowboy boots in SoHo, and it looked surprisingly elevated IRL.