These 12 gorgeous spring dresses are all under $50 — but they don't look cheap

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These top picks for spring dresses are all under $50. Images via ASOS, H&M.
These top picks for spring dresses are all under $50. Images via ASOS, H&M.

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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!

Floral Embroidery Ruffle Off-The-Shoulder Dress

Twik Floral embroidery ruffle off-the-shoulder dress. Image via Simons.
Twik Floral embroidery ruffle off-the-shoulder dress. Image via Simons.

Sweet floral embroidery and a lightweight chambray construction is sure to earn you endless compliments this season.

SHOP IT: Simons, $49

Amazon Essentials Women's Plus Size Short-Sleeve Waisted Maxi Dress

Amazon Essentials Women's Plus Size Short-Sleeve Waisted Maxi Dress. Image via Amazon.
Amazon Essentials Women's Plus Size Short-Sleeve Waisted Maxi Dress. Image via Amazon.

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

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Crepe Shirtdress

Joe Fresh Crepe Shirtdress. Image via Joe Fresh.
Joe Fresh Crepe Shirtdress. Image via Joe Fresh.

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

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Biscayne Cap Sleeve T-Shirt Dress

Dynamite Biscayne Cap Sleeve T-Shirt Dress. Image via Dynamite.
Dynamite Biscayne Cap Sleeve T-Shirt Dress. Image via Dynamite.

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

SHEIN Ditsy Floral Button Up Split Dress

SHEIN Ditsy Floral Button Up Split Dress. Image via SHEIN.
SHEIN Ditsy Floral Button Up Split Dress. Image via SHEIN.

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

Mango Organic Cotton Ruffled Dress

Mango Organic cotton ruffled dress. Image via Mango.
Mango Organic cotton ruffled dress. Image via Mango.

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

H&M Smocked-Bodice Dress

H&M Smocked-bodice Dress. Image via H&M.
H&M Smocked-bodice Dress. Image via H&M.

Timeless gingham is reinvented with a smocked bodice and relaxed midi length.

SHOP IT: H&M, $35

ASOS DESIGN Curve Broderie V-Neck Smock Dress With Puff Sleeves

ASOS DESIGN Curve broderie v neck smock dress with puff sleeves. Image via ASOS.
ASOS DESIGN Curve broderie v neck smock dress with puff sleeves. Image via ASOS.

Puffed sleeves and eyelet lace are a delicate combination that brings together this feminine design.

SHOP IT: ASOS, $48

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Old Navy Waist-Defined Linen-Blend Tie-Belt Shirt Dress

Old Navy Waist-Defined Linen-Blend Tie-Belt Shirt Dress. Image via Old Navy.
Old Navy Waist-Defined Linen-Blend Tie-Belt Shirt Dress. Image via Old Navy.

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

Marks & Spencer Jersey Spot Print Knee Length Swing Dress

Marks & Spencer Jersey Spot Print Knee Length Swing Dress. Image via Marks & Spencer.
Marks & Spencer Jersey Spot Print Knee Length Swing Dress. Image via Marks & Spencer.

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

Core Life Button-Front Shirt Dress

Core Life Button-Front Shirt Dress. Image via Hudson's Bay.
Core Life Button-Front Shirt Dress. Image via Hudson's Bay.

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

Uniqlo Camisole Side Slit Long Dress

Uniqlo Camisole Side Slit Long Dress. Image via Uniqlo.
Uniqlo . Camisole Side Slit Long Dress. Image via Uniqlo.

Dressed up or down, a slip dress is one of this season’s must-have styles.

SHOP IT: Uniqlo, $40

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