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21 Fun, Flirty Summer Dresses for Under $200

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If you believe in spending your summer days in something flirty and new, then you've come to the right place. We've done the window shopping for you and found the latest It-dresses to add to your wardrobe now. The budget we set for ourselves? Anything under $200. This season's selections aren't lacking in style or function: Brands like Farm Rio have offered up affordable vacation-ready dresses; Faithfull the Brand supplies all the flirty, feminine minis for happy hour; and Almina Concept offers a slip for every occasion. From al fresco dinners and long-awaited first dates to summer weddings, you'll find the perfect dress ahead that provide head-turning compliments and minimal wallet suffering.

A Sweetheart Neckline Dress
Sweatheart Dress
For Love & Lemons shopbop.com

This charming mini is the perfect summer floral print, and boasts a sweetheart neckline to boot. Wear with a pair of flat sandals or wedged espadrilles to take you from an outdoor lunch with the girls or date night with your boo. 

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A Hot Pink Dress
Button Front Maxi Dress
Eloquii eloquii.com

Make an entrance in this hot pink maxi dress! Wear buttoned at the top with tapered cargo pants underneath for a cool-girl, fashion-forward vibe, or keep it simple (but still catch everyone's eye) with strappy sandals and statement accessories. 

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A Tie-Dye Dress
Tie-Dye Slip Dress
The Fifth Label shopbop.com

Another reason to look forward to a night out with your crew: This trendy tie-dye slip dress. Pair with a simple mule and you'll be out the door in a flash.

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An Open-Back Dress
Open Back, Peek-A-Boo Dress
& Other Stories us.asos.com

This open-back silhouette is the perfect combination of sweet and sexy. Show a little skin where people won't expect in this floral print peek-a-boo dress. 

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A Lightweight Dress
Linen Dress
GAP gapfactory.com

This lightweight linen dress is the perfect everyday summer throw-on. Sport a pair of all-white sneakers and a dainty gold toned jewelry for a picnic at the park or running around town. 

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A Palm Print Dress
The Wrap Dress
BEACH RIOT revolve.com

As temperatures rise and you head to the beach, don't forget to pack something fun and sexy for a night out. This vibrant palm printed dress couldn't be more perfect—show off some skin in the high-slit and bare-back dress. Finish it off with a mini straw bag and a wrap sandal and you'll be ready to dance 'til the sun comes up.

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A Versatile T-Shirt Dress
The T-Shirt Dress
Everlane everlane.com

This basic is an essential in everyone's closet and easily a forever favorite. The oversized silhouette provides the perfect base to dress up a bit, wear with sneakers for the weekend, or even use as a coverup. So many possibilities for under $30!

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A Polka Dot Dress
Two-Toned Dress
LPA revolve.com

Looking for something classic with a punch? Check out this playful polka dot dress. The wrap silhouette is flattering on every body type. Finish off the look with a kitten heel and charming jewelry for a night on the town.

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An A-Line Dress
Garden Party Dress

This breezy A-line dress is ready for any warm-weather activity. Pair with your favorite ankle-wrap sandals and take this to your local farmer's market to pick up your favorite flowers and fresh fruit.

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A Puff Sleeve Dress
Embroidered Midi Dress
Zara zara.com

With short puff sleeves and a round neckline, this midi dress is an everyday piece with a special-occasion vibe. You can wear it to a friend's birthday party or to work—just dress it down with a cool pair of sneakers or lace-up sandals. 

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A Simple Slip Dress
The Slip Dress

This sweet slip dress showcases the winning combination of a simple silhouette and a beautiful print. Patterned with blooms, the midi style is cut from a lightweight drapey crepe fabric for a comfortable all-day wear. 

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A Fruit Print Dress
Fruit of The Loom Dress
Wilfred aritzia.com

Act surprised when you get a million compliments on this beautiful fruit print dress with a sweet ruffling neckline detail. (The print was designed in-house, so you won't find it anywhere else.) The fabric of the dress hugs your body, but doesn't cling too tightly.

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A Floral Minidress
The Lunch Date Dress
Faithfull the Brand

A high-neck minidress with voluminous sleeves and delicate frill detailing. Pairs perfectly with a mini shoulder bag and a pair of strappy sandals.

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A Sweet Pink Dress
The Draped Dress
ZARA zara.com

The 2020 minidress version of Molly Ringwald's Sixteen Candles gown. This draped dress is a sweet and summery piece that lets you channel your girly-girl side. 

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A Tiered Dress
The White Midi Dress
Farm Rio farmrio.com

Take a mental getaway with this tiered polka dot and floral vacation dress. It'll make any summer day in the city feel like you're in Tulum or Brazil. 

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A Classic Shirt Dress
The Shirt Dress
COS cosstores.com

Add this classic shirt dress to your wardrobe for infinite styling options. You can wear it with sandals, sneakers, booties, loafers, and more. The dress is made in a relaxed fit with a long silhouette, and can be easily cinched at the waist with a belt for a more fitted look. 

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A Floral Midi Dress
Summer Wedding Guest Dress
Free People shopbop.com

A breezy midi that can be worn to anything, from summer weddings to casual afternoon coffee dates with your BFF. The pale blue color is reminiscent of a clear spring day while the pretty florals give off flower field vibes.

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A Pompom Minidress
The PomPom Dress
Sundress shopbop.com

A retro style with charm to spare. This dress arrives in summer-friendly gingham and finishes off the swingy silhouette with playful pompoms. 

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A Strapless Mint Dress
The Maxi Dress
Mango mango.com

Looking for affordable, super casual dresses for your bridesmaid crew? Consider this minty green option, which has a middle slit perfect for showing off your heels. The sweetheart neckline is flattering and the flowy fabric makes it great for warm-weather seaside ceremonies. 

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A Micro Floral Minidress
The Babydoll Dress
Capulet shopbop.com

With a sweetheart neckline, pretty flowers, and swing to spare, this Capulet babydoll dress is a completely charming choice for summer. Pare back with simple strap sandal to balance out the voluminous silhouette.

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A Blue Minidress
The Baby Blue Dress
Likely shopbop.com

This minidress is imbued with a spring-appropriate pastel blue color and detailed with an understated pattern. Ruffles accentuate the feminine look of this silhouette while ties at the waist keep things tidy.

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A Slip Dress
The Draped Slip Dress
Almina Concept almina-concept.com

For the minimalist in all of us, this slip dress is the effortless piece you need to throw on for an evening out with the girls. You can dress it up with heels or down with casual footwear like a pair of Birkenstocks. 

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A Gingham Print Dress
The Voluminous Dress
& Other Stories stories.com

A voluminous midi dress we're dreaming about wearing on picnics at the park (once we're out of lockdown mode). The piece features exaggerated dropped shoulder puff sleeves and is made from sustainably sourced material. 

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A Cotton Dress
The Simple Wrap Dress
Cos cosstores.com

This utilitarian minidress can be layered with a light cardigan for brisk mornings or worn alone once the temperatures rise. This piece features a wrap-style front with an adjustable belt and adjustable shoulder straps. 

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A Sustainable Dress
The Watercolor Dress
H&M hm.com

There's nothing better on hot summer days than a light and airy maxi you can throw on without a second thought. This chiffon printed dress with long balloon sleeves is simple, chic, and partially made from recycled fabric. Did we mention it's also under $50?

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A Mix Print Floral Dress
Mixed and Matched Dress
Topshop topshop.com

Embrace a multitude of colors in this asymmetrical hem floral print dress. It's machine-washable (always a plus) and makes a grand statement all on its own so you can go simple on accessorizing. 

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A Puff Shoulder Midi Dress
Puff Shoulder Dress
& Other Stories stories.com

Two details you'll see everywhere this summer: square necklines and puff shoulders. This & Other Stories piece has all the trends, which easily makes it your new favorite summertime dress.

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A Ribbed Dress
The Summer Sweater Dress
Guess guess.com

Sport and feminine, this pink dress gives us the fun and fresh vibes we want all summer long. The tie-front cinches your waist to show off your curves. Style with a laidback pair of white sneakers

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A Vacation Print Dress
The Slit Dress
Babaton aritzia.com

As soon as we can, we'll take that much-needed vacation and pack this printed dress with us. Let the ocean breeze catch your dress and reveal a peek of skin thanks to that thigh-high slit.

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A Denim Dress
The Denim Dress
H&M hm.com

When it's too hot to wear jeans, bare your legs in this denim dress. It's structured but not stiff and like your favorite pair of skinnies, can be easily dressed up with other pieces, like a bright colored shoe, in your closet. 


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