These Under-£150 Dresses Will Make You Look Rich and Unbothered

By now, you may know my standpoint when it comes to dresses. It's something of a love affair. I've been combing the web in search of the best affordable dresses, and to my delight, I've been inundated with beautiful, timeless styles that truly defy their price tags. 

Some of my most-worn dresses are former high-street finds I've worn and cherished for many years. They still have a place in my current wardrobe, and every year, I look forward to being reunited with them come the spring-summer wardrobe switch-over.

expensive looking summer dresses:

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Jessica Skye

When it comes to shopping on the high street, or anywhere for that matter, I adhere to certain criteria to ensure a mindful purchase. This includes the composition, finishing, wearability and (most importantly) durability. The British high street is excelling at the moment. I'm impressed with the increased use of natural fibres and considered, timeless designs, which are one step closer to sustainability.

Re-wearability is particularly apt for summer fashion as we're often introduced to reiterations of former styles that sit comfortably within summer capsules. Both high-street and independent brands have released summer dresses that look well beyond their price points. It's in the finishes, expansive materials, quality yarns and shaping. I tend to gravitate towards drapey dresses in midi and maxi lengths that you can waft in the sunshine and wear for most occasions. To see some stunning affordable dresses for women that come in at under £150, keep on scrolling.

Shop My Edit of Affordable Summer Dresses

One of the most beautiful dress offerings of the season.

It wouldn't be an affordable dress edit without featuring a WWW Drop 01 piece. I was fortunate enough to have a sneak peak and try on this Cader style. She's a beauty.

If you want to look chic without trying, chocolate brown is the answer. Sienna Miller just wore this at Glastonbury, too.

The pattern, sweeping lengths and lace-up tie make this style look so premium! I'm seriously impressed and, dare I say it, tempted.

The perfect lightweight summer frock.

A halterneck dress with an A-line silhouette and texture.

& Other Stories produces some quality linen pieces in the summer. This style is a sister version of its staple ruffle mini.

A shortened shirred mini is a refreshing take on this style that often comes in longer lengths.

There are many ways to style this dress's neckline, from plunging to cross-over.

This COS style is here to appease our puff-sleeve fantasies. With a small bag in tow and heels, you'll be ready to hit the day or night.

The most beautiful wedding-guest dress. Just look at that full skirt.

The type of dress you can throw on. Wear with a low bun, gold hoops and flatforms to look like you've made a whole lot of effort.

The low scoop back is the perfect way to elevate a basic piece.

The most vibrant colour and considered wrap design.

A-line shaping with a full, lightweight floating skirt.

A high-neck summer dress is the most classy shape. Easily wearable for weddings.

With ruffles, a tiered skirt and a laced bustier, this style is the best type of summer dress.

Panelling and columns are amongst this year's most esteemed trends.

I'm a sucker for tiering and shirring.

This gorgeous style is available in a range of sizes.

One of my favourite Mango releases this summer.

A bustier adds some structure to linen dresses.

Broderie Anglaise is a sure way to add some texture to a typical little white dress this summer.

There's something about this colour that looks so lavish. Perhaps we have Jacquemus to blame?

Another fabulous offering by Mango, which is doing many chic botanical prints this season. Pair this with tan clogs!

The waist panel turns this basic into a showstopping piece.

I invested in the longer version of this piece last year and can attest to the quality.

Gingham is a firm wardrobe classic. As cliché as it may be, it's perfect picnicwear.

The colour and puff-sleeve shape make this style appear much more premium.

Longer lengths and rounded sleeves balance out this barely-there asymmetric cut-out.

The ruched centre adds a high-end feel to this mini.

A slinky number derived from plant-based pulp!

The taught wrap-around waistband and puff sleeves make this a luxe option.

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