31 Under-$150 Summer Dresses That Are Peak Fashion


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If there’s one staple I wear on repeat in the summer, it’s a great dress. During the rest of the year, my wardrobe generally revolves around jeans and tailored pants, but summer is the season in which my dress wardrobe really comes to life. From date-night dresses to fancy styles for a wedding guest look to easy silhouettes for vacation, I find practically any excuse to throw one on. With that in mind, I’m currently on the hunt for dresses for the season ahead and uncovered some great finds for under $150.

I had the latest trends in mind, so you’ll find everything from pieces with barely there straps and cutouts to ’90s-inspired styles and micro mini hemlines. I’m also always on the lookout for timeless styles, so there are plenty of those to discover here as well. Ahead, 31 cool under-$150 summer dresses to add to your closet.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.