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25 Cutest Summer Dresses Under $50

It’s starting to get a whole lot hotter now and that perfect summer dress could quickly become your best friend. Go for something short and sweet with a fun geometric print to wear with brightly colored flats. Looking for a dress that is long and flowy? A maxi dress with ruffles is a great way to go with sandals. No need to panic about the price when you treat yourself to the 25 Cutest Summer Dresses Under $50…

  • 25 Summer Dresses Under $50 1 of 26
    25 summer dresses under 50 dollars

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  • Chambray Tank Dress 2 of 26

    A little chambray never hurt anyone.
    Buy it for $40.99 at GAP.

  • Striped Crossover Dress 3 of 26

    Wear this little striped number with a lovely boater hat.
    Buy it for $39.99 at Zara.

  • Colorblock Mod Dress 4 of 26

    Go for a retro style with this summer dress.
    Buy it for $39.99 at Zara.

  • Little Black Dress 5 of 26

    The little black dress that accentuates all the right parts.
    Buy it for $24.94 at Old Navy.

  • Draped Dress 6 of 26

    This elegant dress is perfect for a lovely day at the park or to an elegant occasion.
    Buy it for $39.99 at Zara.

  • Silky Shirtdress 7 of 26

    This comes in many different colors and prints.
    Buy it for $39 at Urban Outfitters.

  • Racerback Maxi Dress 8 of 26

    Pick out a basic maxi dress you can embellish with jewelry and accessories.
    Buy it for $39.95 at GAP.

  • Polka Dot Ballerina Sundress 9 of 26

    Sport your polka dots in a subtle way with this ballerina sundress.
    Buy it for $39 at Urban Outfitters.

  • Jersey Summer Dress 10 of 26

    For those days when it's just too hot.
    Buy it for $37.99 at GAP.

  • Striped Pocket Dress 11 of 26

    Wear this cute dress with wedge sandal heels and a sun hat.
    Buy it for $35.99 at GAP.

  • Nautical Stripes 12 of 26

    Wear a red purse to sport your American pride, or go for a bright orange to compliment the cobalt blue.
    Buy it for $39.99 at Zara.

  • Stripes and Belts 13 of 26

    Wear this cute summer dress out for a fun date.
    Buy it for $27.99 at Target.

  • Patterned Chiffon 14 of 26

    It also comes in solid black and solid blue, but this pattern is just too cute.
    Buy it for $29.95 at H&M.

  • Black and Ruffle Maxi Dress 15 of 26

    Head to H&M to get this summer basic with a little extra ruffle.
    Buy it for $24.95 at H&M.

  • Geometric Dress 16 of 26

    Add a fun geometric print dress to your collection to wear on casual days.
    Buy it for $30 at Top Shop.

  • Babydoll and Lace Dress 17 of 26

    Get a light and airy dress with a beautiful back.
    Buy it for $49 at Urban Outfitters.

  • Chiffon Sundress 18 of 26

    Buy a dress with a fun print to show off all summer.
    Buy it for $29.94 at Old Navy.

  • Tropical Paradise 19 of 26

    Head to the beach with this pretty paradise dress.
    Buy it for $24.95 at H&M.

  • Striped Tank Dress 20 of 26

    It also comes in gray, navy, and coral.
    Buy it for $32.94 at Old Navy.

  • Cobalt Eyelet Dress 21 of 26

    This would be great to wear to your next picnic.
    Buy it for $26.97 at Old Navy.

  • Woven Dress 22 of 26

    Wear a pretty woven dress with cute brown heels.
    Buy it for $24.99 at Target.

  • Super Low Price Stripes 23 of 26

    It's hard to pass up a cute striped dress like this for a great price.
    Buy it for $12.95 at H&M.

  • Elegant Maxi 24 of 26

    Dress this elegant maxi dress up with bold colored jewelry.
    Buy it for $49.95 at H&M.

  • Ombre High-Low 25 of 26

    Wear an ombre dress with a high-low cut.
    Buy it for @24.99 at Target.

  • Tee Dress 26 of 26

    Add a comfy day dress to your dress collection .
    Buy it for $22 at Old Navy.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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