If you're like us, then your favourite dresses are probably on a constant rotation between you and your very best friends. You're also likely in the market for something new, so let us introduce you to the affordable frocks currently topping our wish lists. From polka-dot slip dresses to floral wrap minis, the high street has come out on top this summer, and it's got your warm-weather wardrobe all sewn up.
Where best to start? There are a few things to consider when shopping for this season's coolest affordable dresses: Do embrace square necklines, look out for super-silky fabrics and avoid anything with too much embellishment. Don't shy away from bold prints or subtle design details such as cold shoulders or wrap detailing at the waist. Sound good? Scroll below to see and shop 18 of our favourite high-street styles under £50.
This tie-waist option is great for every figure.
Looking for colour? Try this.
Just add monochromatic accessories.
Square necklines are super chic.
Perfect for wedding season.
This is perfect for pairing with flats or heels.
Did we mention that we love polka dots?
Layer over smart trousers for evening.
A raffia bag-and-shoe combo will give this major catwalk vibes.
Tan accessories look great with green.
Bold earrings lend this a contemporary edge.
Got a black-tie event coming up? Go for this cutout midi.
This is ideal for party season.
Just add barely there sandals.
We love the back detail here.
Layer this over a basic tee and team it with some strappy sandals.
See? Who said going-out clothes have to cost a fortune?
Opening Image: Karoline Dall