15 Cute + Modest Summer Dresses Under $50
We might as well nickname the summer season to dresses-24/7-please season. Denim and pants have their place and they are oh so comfy on days when we just can’t be bothered to dress up. But most of us just want to wear dresses most days because a) they’re cute and b) they are so perfect for looking cute in sweltering temperatures, particularly if they are made of lightweight cotton, poplin, or some other kind of summery fabric. Since you’re likely searching for the perfect summer dress, I’ve gathered a few strong contenders. As the title suggests, every single dress in this post is modest and super affordable (less than $50 affordable).
I can’t speak highly enough of eShakti. I’ve already reviewed one of their dresses here. Cute and affordable custom-made clothing? Um, yes please! If you’re a new customer, you can also get an additional $30 off your purchase along with free customization. So you can go ahead and deduct $30 from the prices of the dresses and prepare to have your mind blown.
eShakti Women’s Shawl collar sash waist gingham check dress – $46.95
Wear this with a wide-brim straw hat and a white tote and you will be the-the belle of the street.
eShakti Women’s Faux wrap cotton knit dress – $43.95
This would work REALLY well for casual Friday at work.
eShakti Women’s Floral applique gingham check dress – $54.95
OK, I’m cheating a little bit with the price on this one. But, c’mon…how CUTE is this dress?!
Miracle Maxi Dress in Blue and White – $35.99
This is a strong contender for the perfect summer maxi…
Bright from the Beginning Dress – $32.99
Sea Musketeers Dress – $49.99
Tie a denim button-down around this with some strappy sandals and you’re set for summer.
In Quite a Transfix Dress – $44.99
Long Embroidered Dress – $49.99
Because you need a L(ong)WD in your life.
Ann Taylor Loft
The Loft is my SPOT. You can always rely on them to have cute clothes and great sales. Right now they are having a 40% off everything sale, so you may want to find your local Loft store ASAP. If you need help choosing, here are my picks:
Gingham Gamine Dress – $69.50 (currently 40% off for a limited time)
Beachside Chambray Dress – $69.50 (currently 40% off for a limited time)
Floral Halter Midi Dress – $49.50 (currently 40% off for a limited time)
The ONLY things I don’t like about this dress is the halter neckline and the fact that it doesn’t come with those tassel sandals. Thankfully a cotton cardigan can fix the first issue.
Bule Vest Chiffon Maxi Dress With Tie – $28.99
White Splash Print Shirt Collar Maxi Dress – $36.99
*Note: Some of these items contain affiliate links (meaning I’ll get a very small commission if you click on them) because a girl’s gotta eat.
Tell me, have you found the perfect summer dress yet? And what are some of your favorite spots to shop for affordable summer dresses?
Linking up with these lovelies: Modest Mondays // How I Summer Link-Up // Style to Inspire // Titus 2 Tuesdays //
I love these dresses!!! I’m definitely going to have to pick some of these up!
Yay for summer dresses! And yes, I clicked on some of the affiliate links lol It’s a habit I’m trying to get into!
Haha, you are the sweetest! Thank you, Elizabeth!
I love these dresses, Liz! The last one is my favourite for sure… Love that flared skirt! Gosh.
Elizabeth> Alannah Renee
That last dress is my favorite as well! If I hadn’t purchased a Loft dress recently, I would get that one. It’s a great price too. Thanks for stopping by, Alannah!
I love that floral halter midi dress! That’s super pretty. I tried eShakti once and I didn’t love them at all. I sent them my measurements but it was a mess when it arrived. The bust was wayyyy too tight and the waist was huge. I don’t know what they thought I looked like but it was awful. Everyone else seems to have loved them though so I must have just hit a bad day.
Elizabeth> Ashley L
Oh dear! That’s annoying. Sorry to hear you had a terrible experience with them, Ashley. I’ve actually seen some mixed reviews for their service, so it’s certainly not a guaranteed win. I guess I’ve been very fortunate so far!
These picks are so beautiful! I’m loving all of the bright colours and floral print.
Thanks, Alecz! I’m wearing colors and prints pretty much non-stop this summer.
I truly admire fashion. I studied fashion in High School. I graduated with a certificate in fashion. Which means I can sew clothes, make patterns, pretty much a lot of things. I loved this post because I have been getting into dresses. I never really like wearing them till now. This gives me an idea in what to look for. The best part is that it is modest. I have always been a woman that desires to be modest in what I wear.
Thank you so much for the sweet sentiments, Megan! It took me a while to get into dresses (and modesty, for that matter), but now I would wear them every day if I could. I truly admire that you’re a seamstress! That’s a very handy skill. I’m taking up sewing soon, so maybe I can hit you up for some tips! 🙂
I love ESHAKTI as well because they cater to us “Curvy Girls” and trying to find quality, modest and reasonable clothes can be a challenge.
Yes! As a girl with curves, I understand that challenge. When eShakti’s clothes fit as expected, their service is a godsend. Thanks for stopping by, Cookie!
These are such great picks! Thanks for rounding these up!
Petite in Pearls
Great picks, I love fab finds under $50 dollars. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for reading, Rachel!
Sandy a la Mode
a girl can never have enough dresses right??? right!!
Sandy a la Mode
Elizabeth> Sandy a la Mode
Never!! Hahaha. Thanks for stopping by, Sandy!
My favorite is the gingham one!
I just bought that dress, so I’m so happy to read it’s your favorite!
I love the Patterned Maxi Dress and the In Quite A Transfix Dress. The flared skirt on the last dress is lovely. I like to be able to move in my clothes. I wear dresses and skirts every day. I find that woven cotton is coolest. Like Megan I am a seamstress. Often it is the only way to have modest cute clothes without layering.
Elizabeth> Elizabeth M
Awesome, nice to meet another seamstress on here. 🙂 Woven cotton is a wonderful fabric choice for the summer. I agree, I like to move and stay as cool as possible in my clothes, particularly during the summer.
Lovee that gingham dress, I actually recently posted about gingham! <33 Great picks.
Elizabeth> Emma Felin
I like dresses very rarely. But many of these are just fantastic! 🙂
I love all of these dresses! Can I just download them all and put them in my closet? Haha I also love that you can be stylish AND modest in the summertime. So many stores are getting more and more options. Thank you for sharing your favorites with us!
What a great post. I love wearing dresses and skirts in the summer time.
I love all of your picks! That maxi from Choies is perfection!
Elizabeth> Logan Can
Such good picks! Love them all!
Elizabeth> Lee Anne
Thanks Lee Anne!
What a great idea! Love the cute dresses!
This is such a great roundup. I am so itching to buy some more dresses, especially when there are so many sales going on. Thank you for sharing!!
À LA PLAGE style
Oh yea, it’s end-of-summer sales galore right now! Loft is permanent sales status right now if you’re a fan. Thanks for stopping by, Brenda!
Emily | Rainbow Delicious
Wow, I love the red dress with scallops especially but all of your picks are gorgeous! I just cleaned out my closet (after reading the marie kondo tidy book) so it is time for me to buy a new summer dress I love 🙂
Elizabeth> Emily | Rainbow Delicious
Thanks, Emily! If you live anywhere near LA, you’re welcome come on over my house. I somehow have an abundance of summery maxis and dresses to spare! Haha. I think I need to read Marie’s book and clean house as well.
I love ann taylor loft! I’m happy to see some modest summer dresses under $50.00
bLUE Vest Chiffon Maxi Dress is one of my favorite dress.
This maxi dress is one of my favorite color and dress. I loved to buy this dress.