These Dresses Cost Less Than a Night Out—But No One Would Guess

If you're like us, then your favourite dresses are probably on a constant rotation between you and your very best friends. You're also likely in the market for something new, so let us introduce you to the affordable frocks currently topping our wish lists. From polka-dot slip dresses to floral wrap minis, the high street has come out on top this summer, and it's got your warm-weather wardrobe all sewn up.


(Image credit: @karodall)

Karoline Dall in a Gina Tricot dress.

Where best to start? There are a few things to consider when shopping for this season's coolest affordable dresses: Do embrace square necklines, look out for super-silky fabrics and avoid anything with too much embellishment. Don't shy away from bold prints or subtle design details such as cold shoulders or wrap detailing at the waist. Sound good? Scroll below to see and shop 18 of our favourite high-street styles under £50.

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See? Who said going-out clothes have to cost a fortune?

Opening Image: Karoline Dall