5 Dress Styles That Tend to Be Better When They're Not Cheap

There are many wonderful dresses you can buy in affordable fashion stores and get endless amounts of wear out of. In fact, we're always here cheering on the high street whilst encouraging you (and ourselves) to think about buying sensibly from it.

Sometimes, though, it can pay off in the long run to spend a little bit more on certain items in your wardrobe. And if you're a die-hard dress person like our deputy editor, Emma Spedding, it's worth saving up to find the items that will last longer, wear better over time and keep winning the cost-per-outing game. That's not to say the below styles cannot be found at a more wallet-friendly price point, but if you're ever looking to bit down a bit more cash on something special (and worthwhile), these under-£500 dresses are the bomb.

From the slip Monikh Dale swears by to the party dress approved by the one and only Eva Chen, these are the dress styles that tend to look better when they're a bit more luxe.