I Rarely Spend Huge Amounts on Dresses—Here Are 36 Affordable Frocks I Love

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Dresses are my favourite thing to shop for. More often than not, I'll return trousers or tops based on their unpredictable fit, but I find it easier to tell whether a dress will fit and suit me, even if I only have a product shot to go by. Another plus side of dresses is I find that you don't need to spend a fortune to find a really beautiful one.

Handily, I've become a dab hand at spotting a great affordable dress. Putting my skills to the test, below, I've curated an edit of affordable dresses that you'll wear now and throughout the next few months. 

It's worth noting that one person's idea of what's affordable will always differ from the next, but with standout dresses from as little as £29 (from COS no less) and peaking at £120, I'll let you determine what you deem as affordable for yourself.

Regardless, with prints so pretty and colours so bold, this list is sure to have at least one dress you love. Before you reach it, I've also rounded up some fashionable people who also have a soft spot for affordable dresses. Enjoy! 


Basma wears a green printed dress from Arket.

Chloé wears an orange knitted dress from House of Sunny.

Claire wears a pretty pink dress from & Other Stories.

Lydia wears a black knitted dress from H&M.

Francesca wears a ruffle dress from Ghost.

Tricia wears a chic checked dress from ASOS.


Free People Ain't She a Beaut Midi Dress (£98)

Nasty Gal Wave Print Cut Out Maxi Dress (£42)

COS Ribbed Dress (£29)

& Other Stories Collared Twist Detail Midi Dress (£85)

Karen Millen Curve Linen Viscose Woven Shirt Dress (£112)

Kitri Fonteyn Black Gingham Dress (£145)

Ghost Palm Dress (£89)

& Other Stories Crinkled Midi Skirt (£55)

AllSaints Arila Dress (£189)

Arket Printed Shirt Dress (£79)

Mango Gingham Check Dress (£60)

AllSaints Tierny Two-in-One Dress (£119)

H&M+ Jacquard-Patterned Dress (£40)

Abercrombie & Fitch Tie-Strap Smocked Midi Dress (£99)

Aligne Eliza Dress (£85)

River Island Plus Beige Check Print Maxi Dress (£55)

Ghost Meadow Dress (£95)

Anthropologie Elodie Slim Striped Scoop-Neck Dress (£120)

House of Sunny Hockney Dress (£98)

Arket Printed Tunic Dress (£69)

Marks and Spencer V-Neck Midaxi Tiered Dress With Linen (£79)

H&M+ Ribbed Dress (£35)

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£85)

COS Knitted Midi Tube Dress (£79)

River Island Green Spot Puff-Sleeve Smock Dress (£55)

Ghospell Exchange Cut Out Midi Dress (£89)

Warehouse Denim Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£52)

Never Fully Dressed Suki Mini Dress (£79)

Pretty Lavish Beau Wrap Midi Dress (£55)

Warehouse Printed Ruched Front Short Sleeve Mesh Dress (£48)

H&M Rib-Knit Dress (£20)

COS Gathered Dress (£79)

& Other Stories Voluminous Midi Wrap Dress (£120)

Hollister V-Neck Sweater Dress (£29)

Mango Check Baby Doll Neck Dress (£60)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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