These 28 Spring Dresses Look Just Like Luxury Without the High Price Tag

We've officially entered the time of year when an effortless and easy dress is the ultimate outfit formula. Whether you need dresses for work or for your next vacation, there are plenty of options in new arrivals to choose from right now. Slip dresses, linen frocks, and sequin minis? Check. And while I love Jacquemus and Khaite, I've focused on more budget-friendly options for this shopping roundup. But don't worry. These dresses still have a luxe look to them. After scrolling through many pages, I've found a trove of gems that people might mistake for designer

Simplify your spring and summer dressing with one of the options below. On days when you struggle to put an outfit together, you'll be grateful for your purchase and for me for sharing these finds with you. Keep scrolling and let the 28 dresses ahead speak for themselves.

Designer silhouette at a Zara price.

This piece may be simple, but it's perfect in every way. And after seeing our editor-in-chief wear it, you'll be fully convinced too.

If you want to pin down that "quiet luxury" look, COS should be your go-to. 

Just wait until you see the back.

The dropped waist detail is what makes this dress look more lux. And the best part? It can be worn as a skirt too!

Red is the "it" color of the year, and Zara's taken note.

The best part about this dress? You can wear the cut-outs in the back or the front, depending on your mood. 

This piece could easily pass as a runway-ready look.

No need to spend a fortune on a dress for a wedding guest outfit, Abercrombie has plenty of options that won't break the bank.

Found: Your new favorite party dress. (Plus, it's under $100!)

A lightweight trench coat would pair perfectly with this structured mini.

The color! The neckline! The sillhouette!

The key to elevating a minimal dress like this is in the accessories.

The accentuated waist on this dress is just divine.

I will never resist anything that comes in this shade of green.

Yes, I'm still riding on the rosette wave.

I know most airy dresses tend to come in white, but I personally think opting for an all-black ensemble this spring is a sure way to look chic. 

This Zara find is so good that no one will guess it's not designer.

The rosette is a small detail, but makes a big impact. 

Complete the look with pointed-toe slingbacks, sculptural earrings, and an XL clutch to be the best-dressed at the party.

Pair this voluminous dress with casual sneakers for that effortlessly chic Scandinavian designer look.

If you're daring enough to try the sheer trend, this option from Zara is a great choice.

Dresses like this are made for spring weather.

Can you tell I'm pretty impressed by Abercrombie's selection of dresses?

While this dress may be pricier than others on this list, it's still a steal compared to similar designer options that cost upward of $1000. That's why I had to include it as an alternative for high-end style without the hefty price tag.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next: Sorry and You're Welcome—99 Under-$99 Finds I Just Had to Share for Spring