The 10 Best Summer Dresses Under $50

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We don't know about you, but by the time August rolls around, the only thing we want to wear are dresses. Whether short and breezy or midi-length and more fitted, they're the easiest summer wardrobe staple around. And luckily, they don't have to break the bank. Here are ten styles we're coveting right now—all under $50.

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1. One Clothing Ruffle Strap Midi Sundress

Dressed up with strappy sandals or down with high-top sneakers, this white midi is summer in dress form.

Available in sizes XS to L


2. Leith Ruched Sheath Dress

The ruched sides and wrap-style hem make this jersey sheath an ultra-flattering option.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X


3. Nike Sportswear Essential T-shirt Dress

No, we're not over athleisure yet, and you shouldn't be either.

Available in XS to XXL


4. Karen Scott Laced-neck Dress

Come for the cute lace-up neckline and stay for the $20 price point.

Available in sizes 0X to 4X


5. Topshop Animal Print Minidress

We're not entirely sure why this product is billed as animal print when it's clearly floral, but we love its fun, flirty vibes either way.

Available in sizes 2 to 10


6. 1.state Ikat Bouquet Wrap Dress

Wrap dresses are a total wardrobe staple, and this easy, breezy version is ideal for living your best garden party life.

Available in sizes 14W to 24W


7. Bp. Floral Deep-v Minidress

The best thing about this mini? Come fall, you can totally wear it over tights and ankle boots.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


8. H&m+ Crinkled Cotton Dress

If your idea of the best summer dress is one that barely touches your body and looks chic at the same time, look no further.

Available in sizes XL to 4XL


9. Everlane The Long Weekend Tank Dress

Psst...this lovely frock comes in three pretty colors.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


10. Angie Ruffle Sleeveless Midi Dress

Throw-on-and-go, but make it fashion.

Available in sizes XS to L

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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