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Thinking of breaking up with your sweats this season? Me too — and there’s no better time than spring to replace them with lightweight and still totally comfortable dresses.
This season’s crop of new styles is filled with plenty of inspiration to banish those sweats for good — or at least until the return of next fall and winter.
Whether you prefer fresh florals or picnic-ready gingham, mini dresses or floor-grazing maxis, now is the time to take advantage of the many gorgeous options hitting shelves (and online stores) now.
Since budget is an ever-important aspect to consider before making a purchase, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best spring dresses under $50. Your closet (and your wallet) will be thrilled with the affordable finds!
Sweet floral embroidery and a lightweight chambray construction is sure to earn you endless compliments this season.
SHOP IT: Simons, $49
This easy, flowing dress is a perfect choice to throw on and go, since it’s made with a stretch rayon fabric for all day comfort.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $47
From work to weekend this printed shirtdress does it all, and its fresh lavender colour is sure to bring a pop to any outfit.
SHOP IT: Joe Fresh, $39
With a minimalist silhouette and a relaxed silhouette, this casual dress is like a longer version of your favourite white T-shirt.
SHOP IT: Dynamite, $35
While you may not be jet-setting to the Mediterranean coast any time soon, this flowing printed dress is an easy way to bring the feeling home.
SHOP IT: SHEIN, $24
Organic cotton lends a super soft feel to this fun ruffled dress that comes in both a sunny yellow and a crisp white for the season.
SHOP IT: Mango, $40
Timeless gingham is reinvented with a smocked bodice and relaxed midi length.
SHOP IT: H&M, $35
Puffed sleeves and eyelet lace are a delicate combination that brings together this feminine design.
SHOP IT: ASOS, $48
Lightweight linen keeps this dress feeling fresh no matter the temperature, for plenty of wear throughout the spring and summer.
SHOP IT: Old Navy, $45
Designed with a simple A-line silhouette and a classic polka dot pattern, this dress stands the test of time.
SHOP IT: Marks & Spencer, $49
Pair this tunic-style shirt dress with leggings for days when you're on the go, or throw it on over a swimsuit once summer weather hits.
SHOP IT: Hudson’s Bay, $40
Dressed up or down, a slip dress is one of this season’s must-have styles.
SHOP IT: Uniqlo, $40