While there may end up being fewer occasions to actually wear dresses this summer, it's dress season nonetheless, and even if you'll just be wearing them around the house or for walks around the block this season, adding a new one to your closet sounds like a lovely treat. As is the case every summer, designers really saved their prettiest dresses of the year for the warmer months (makes sense since they won't be covered up).
Designer dresses typically cost $400 and up, which can be a tough pill to swallow, we know. So if a designer dress isn't within your budget right now, not to worry. We found affordable alternatives that are similar but still unique. Feel free to spring for a designer option if you have the means to splurge, but if not, here are 11 beautiful wallet-friendly options to shop instead.