10 Must-Have Summer Dresses Under 30 Dollars

There’s nothing worse than being outside on a hot summer day when you’re wearing tight jean shorts. They’re sticky and warm, and by the end of the day they’re covered in sweat. Next time you go shopping, pick out one of these (or all of these) go-to summer dresses. You’ll be much cooler when you’re out under the sun in one of these glamorous budget-friendly dresses…trust us.

1. The cover-up:

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Want to go straight from the beach to a nice dinner? This perfect Brandy Melville dress easily functions as a bathing suit cover-up and a cute evening dress, just throw on a statement necklace and earrings and you’ll be ready to hit the patio deck.

2. The hot day dress:

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More often than not, I wake up thinking, “Why is it socially acceptable for men to go out topless in the summer when I can’t?” Why are women expected to suffer? These summer days can be excruciatingly hot – when it’s too hot to even imagine putting on clothes, wear a loose colorful dress like this and exude a cool confidence…even if you are still sweating bullets.

3. The summer LBD:

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Live, Laugh, LBD. Everyone needs a little black dress, and probably one for every season. This LBD, is perfect for a night out on the town, a business casual event, or just a simple date with your summer fling.

4. The party dress:

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When you look at the “party dress” section of your closet, do you see a lot of black and navy blue? This dress is just what you need – a red sweetheart dress to brighten up your party look.

5. The nautical dress:

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If you feel a pull to the ocean (or maybe just to NYC’s fleet week) every summer, this dress is for you. The navy and white stripes have an adorable sailor look, which every girl can rock.

6. The music festival dress:

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For all you music festival lovers out there, lace is probably on the top of your “to-buy” list. Whether it’s going over another dress or just over a bathing suit, lace is the perfect accessory for any outfit.

7. The boho-chic dress:

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This salmon-colored dress is perfect for a hot day. Pair it with some wedges and a light denim jacket, and you have a flawless summer outfit.

8. The summer concert dress:

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Next time you have a summer concert to go to, rock a beautiful color like this royal blue. You’ll be sure to stand out in the crowd with this dress.

9. The go-to maxi dress:

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The beauty of a maxi dress is its comfort, and this one isn’t lacking. The simplicity of the dress goes with any accessory, making it a must-have in your wardrobe this season.

10. The picnic in the park dress:

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Comfortable and light, with a sweet design, this dress is perfect for a picnic date. Pair it with a daisy chain headband and you’ve got an Instagram-ready outfit.

Don’t let your summer wardrobe arrive fashionably late while simultaneously denting your wallet. Ditch the crop tops and high-waisted jeans and go for a more effortless and flirty look that will also make you totally less sweaty. Whether you’re looking for beachwear, club wear, or summer-fling-datewear, look no further ladies. We have you covered (literally).

Featured image via Pinterest.


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