Spring's New "Sweet" Dress Trend Is Under $200


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Short and sweet. The perfect words to sum up one of spring's biggest dress trends. From Prada to Miu Miu and Burberry, designers declared the minidress is back and more charming than ever with mod baby doll dresses ruling the runways. The trapeze-shaped dress, loved by Twiggy and Mary Quant in the '60s, symbolized more than a silhouette. It became a style synonymous with female liberation—freedom from hemline etiquette, waist-cinching corsets, and "feminine" stereotypes. It's safe to say the return of the silhouette in 2019 hold statements of female empowerment too.


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Baby doll dresses already have a fan base with style icons such as Alexa Chung, Blake Lively, the designers behind Attico, and, let's not forget, Carrie Bradshaw, who all loved to style the fun frock in their own ways. Whether you love a higher hemline or not, there are some great options on the market right now that just might convince you to go short this spring. Don't want to wait for warmer temps? Jump on the trend right now with the addition of tights, boots, or '60s Mary Janes. Layer a turtleneck underneath, et voilà! Luckily, you don't have to spend your entire paycheck on a designer silhouette. We’ve serached high and low for some affordable options that are just as sartorially sweet.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.