I Sifted Through 50 Cheap Spring Dresses to Find the Ones I Actually Want

There are officially 48 days until spring—but hey, who's counting? Well, actually I am. Because I’m seriously ready to stuff my puffer coat back into the corner of my closet and summon forth the lightweight sweaters, billowy blouses, and carefree spring frocks! Dresses are my go-to item when spring has sprung—they are easy, effortless, and serve as a perfect piece to layer during that tricky time in between seasons when it's no longer arctic but it’s still too early for open-toe shoes. Slip a long-sleeve fitted tee underneath one or wear them with slouchy boots for an easy transitional fix.

Luckily I’ve spent some long, cold winter hours sifting through a plethora of new-season dresses to find the ones that are absolutely worth buying—from romantic lace to prairie styles and dresses in this season's must-have hues. Because I know there’ll be plenty more items loading up in your cart as the season progresses, I’ve ensured all the pieces are at a favorable price point. Get ahead of the spring season with the chic dresses below.