15 Flirty Dresses Under $50
On hot summer days, there’s little that’s more comfortable to throw on than a cute sundress. But you probably want to have options—tank dresses, floral dresses, animal-print dresses, short-sleeve dresses—without having to make a major investment in any single piece. We found the cutest summer dresses all under $50 so you can stock up for the season!
Topshop Sundress with Crocheted Sides
The cornflower-blue color of this simple sundress looks similar to chambray, which makes this frock extra on-trend. Luckily the fabric is a little thinner, so it’s perfect for sweltering summer heat (a close second to a bikini). Keep it simple and pair your sundress with colorful leather sandals and tortoiseshell sunnies.
Love Color-Block Shift Dress
A little '60s; a lot of style—this cute shift dress is an easy way to show your trendy side this summer. You’ll love the comfy, relaxed shape and bold color-blocking. Wear it with a bright lip and box clutch to dress it up for a garden party.
Asos Oversized Animal-Print Swing Dress
Oversized animal print on a white dress gives this breezy swing dress a fresh, youthful vibe. You can’t have too many casual summer dresses, and fun prints are a nice way to mix it up! Pair yours with ankle boots and a straw fedora for a trendy weekend ensemble.
Topshop Egg Spot Flippy Dress
It's likely that you'll find yourself somewhere this summer where the air conditioning is a notch (or seven) too cool. This pale blue tank sundress is the perfect layering piece for summer. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t have any embellishments or ruffles to get in the way. Carry a thin sweater or draped cardigan in your shoulder bag to toss on when you need it!
Coincidence & Chance Neon Embroidered Dress
This overlaid dress has a little Louis Vuitton spring 2012 vibe going on and we’re totally digging it. The neon lining and cutout in back are right on trend. If you’re looking for a fancier frock for summer, this budget-friendly dress is perfect!
Asos Bright Neon Floral Skater Dress
We love a good skater dress. You can belt it, leave it, throw a jacket over it—the shape basically looks good with anything. And tiny florals on the brightest neon make for a great summer print. Accessorize this skater dress with blue sandals and a leather belt for a casual lunch date!
Ark & Co. Scarf-Print Dress
In the cooler seasons, a scarf is always our go-to when a simple outfit needs a little spicing up. In the summer, though, the last thing we want is an extra bunch of fabric around our necks. This scarf print dress is just the thing to tide us over until we can get back to our security-blanket accessory. Compliment the pretty pattern with gold accessories and strappy sandals.
Asos Floral Sleeveless Swing Dress
This breezy floral swing dress looks like it belongs on a tropical island. Vacation or no vacation, it’s another easy summer outfit option. Let the oversized floral print stand out and keep the rest of your look simple—try leather sandals and a cross-body bag. You could even wear it over your bikini as a cute cover-up!
Mossimo Chiffon High-Low Maxi Dress
Dress up this cute chiffon maxi dress wtih strappy heels and a statement necklace this summer. The high-low hem looks dressier than your average sundress, but it’s just as comfortable. Plus, it’s so inexpensive that you could even get both colors—we won’t tell!
Mary Meyer Tie-Dye Tank Dress
Tie-dye rainbow T-shirts were a wardrobe staple back in elementary school, but it's not a piece I’d break out anytime soon—unless it was for a costume. A tie-dye dress, however, is a different story. With only one color, this frock is more modern and less I-made-this-at-summer-camp. Wear yours with a denim jacket and cute flats for a more grownup tie-dye look.
Asos Floral Print Swing Dress
Can you tell we love swing dresses? The loose shape and versatile prints are exactly what summer dresses should be—comfy, easy, and stylish. We want to cozy up in this cute long-sleeve dress on a rainy summer day. You could also wear it in the fall with tights and ankle boots. Now that’s getting your money’s worth!
Pins and Needles Chiffon Dress with Mini Pleats
This bright pleated dress gives you endless options for accessorizing. You can emphasize the waist with an even brighter belt, let the color pop and wear with a white denim vest, dress it up with a sparkly statement necklace, or keep it simple with flat sandals and a few bracelets.
BB Dakota Glow Dancing Dress
Budget-friendly sundresses aren't all casual—here’s another dressy option to add to your collection! Aside from the sunset-orange hue and scalloped dots pattern, we love the serious dress-up-or-down potential of this cute frock. Pair it with nude pumps and a gold clutch for a fancy dinner date or with leather sandals and a straw fedora for weekend brunch.
Asos Toile de Jouy Smock Dress
Some of the low price tags on these pretty dresses even surprised us! This blue-and-white printed dress is one of them—a classic dress like this is a steal. You might even be able to wear it to work with a white blazer or cute jacket and pumps!
Asos Spot Skater Dress
The scoop neck, front seams, and fit-and-flare skirt of this spotted dress are so flattering. The pattern is playful without being childish, too. Wear this cute dress to a farmer’s market or slip it in a tote bag for a short weekend trip!