Womens/Clothing/Dresses & Jumpsuits/Casual

Top 10 Dresses Under $50

10 Casual Sundresses That Look Way More Expensive Than They Really Are

10 Casual Sundresses That Look Way More Expensive Than They Really Are

Our Top 10 Lists help shoppers quickly and easily find what they need. Using an intense review and approval process (which you can learn more about here), we break down the best styles according to what consumers most commonly search for and want.


We don't know about you, but there's something about spring that makes us want to splurge on all the dresses. But as much as we love a high-quality, splurge-worthy sundress, stocking up on them isn't the most cost-efficient or budget-friendly way to refresh our wardrobes. Luckily, this season has a ton of affordable sundress options that ring up at prices so low, we don't have to compromise to get what we really want. To keep you from having to dig for them yourself, we searched through countless pages of data to find the 10 most-loved sundresses on the market that ring up under $50. Featuring everything from chic square necklines to ditsy floral prints, the options that follow have just the right amount of polish to rival any luxe purchase.

Our Method For Finding The Best Affordable Sundresses 

We use a unique algorithm that factors in rave reviews, editorial mentions, and social media buzz to rank and curate data-vetted shopping recommendations. Whether you want a classic poplin number or a trendy gingham mini, we're bringing you the 10 best options on the web ahead.

Up next, shop the 10 Best Wrap DressesOpening image: mango.com

Jump To Products

May 4, 2021

FacebookPinterest logoTwitter logoEmail icon

Top 10 Lists serve as unbiased shopping guides to the most trusted product recommendations on the internet. Products are scored and ranked using an algorithm backed by data consumers find most valuable when making a purchase. We are reader-supported and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

The Rankings

H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress
Rank & Style Approved


H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: Balloon sleeves and a dropped waist make this dreamy dress feel so elegant. If we didn't know any better, we'd think it costs way more than $20.

STYLE WITH: Style it with flats for the office, or dress it down with sneakers for the weekend.

Old Navy Sleeveless Ruffled V-Neck Swing Dress


WHERE TO WEAR: Whether you're heading to the office or taking Zoom meetings from the couch, this V-neck swing dress is a solid pick.

RAVE REVIEW: "I wanted something comfortable yet classy. Add a dressed-up blue jean jacket and a pair of boots, and I have a going-out outfit. Skip the jacket and boots and slide on a pair of sandals, and I have a comfortable, easy outfit. Love it!"

R.Yiposha Square Neck Ruffled Maxi Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: This milkmaid-inspired dress is so on-trend for the season, and we've seen similar styles ring up at three times the price. Grab this one before it's gone.

THINGS TO KNOW: Mamas-to-be say this maxi dress flatters a baby bump like no other. 

Old Navy Tiered Maxi Swing Sundress


LOVED FOR: Meet your new everyday maxi dress. This gorgeous frock comes in a ton of cute patterns and colors, and thanks to the easy silhouette, styling is a breeze. 

STYLE WITH: Keep things simple and wear it with slide sandals.

Votepretty Tie Front Dress With Pockets


WHY YOU NEED IT: A functional front knot and faux buttons make this spaghetti-strap dress feel so elegant. Bonus: it has pockets.

THINGS TO KNOW: This dress has adjustable spaghetti straps for a customized fit. 

Mango Floral Print Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: WIth an all-over print and long puff sleeves, this updated floral mini will work for casual events and special occasions alike.

STYLE WITH: Elevate the look with wedge sandals

Universal Thread Floral Print Ruffle Sleeveless Dress


LOVED FOR: Ruffle details give this dress such a flirty appeal. And thanks to the pockets, you'll have a secure place to stash small essentials should you decide to go purse-free.

STYLE WITH: Pair it with mule sandals and call it a day.

SheIn Gingham Knot Shoulder Cami Sundress


WHY YOU NEED IT: What's not to love about gingham? This apron dress rings up at just $17 a pop, and even with the simplest styling, it'll look like you tried a whole lot harder than you did.

RAVE REVIEW: "ADORABLE! Another favorite dress from SheIn. This piece would be perfect for a picnic or barbecue. I love that it has length, so it's wearable on a windy day and also offers modesty. The ties on the shoulders bring the adorable to a whole new level and give off that country-living type of feel. Strongly recommend this one!"

SheIn Gingham Shirred Pom Pom Detail Cami Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: A smocked top, tiered skirt, and on-trend gingham give this dress major summer vibes.

WHY WE LOVE IT: "Zoe Kravtiz wore a dress similar to this one in her Hulu show High Fidelity. Since I'm only her biggest fan, I had to have one just like it. When I stumbled across this gem, I purchased it immediately. It's such a great dress for spring, and the pom-pom details are a cute little touch."—Caitlin Rounds, Staff Writer

SheIn Ditsy Floral Shirred Bodice Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: Spring is the season of florals, and this light and airy dress is a must-wear. Complete with puff sleeves and a shirred bodice, it looks just like the designer styles we've seen for 10 times the price.

WHERE TO WEAR: This romantic dress is perfect for date night. Add mule sandals and a bright bag to top off the look.

View All Top 10 Lists
Arrow white

The Latest

Image credits: old navy


Top 10 White Denim Jackets

The Timeless Wardrobe Staple You Need For All Of Your Spring And Summer Looks

View All Womens

From Our Partners

Image credits: janeiredale

Jane Iredale

Shop Jane Iredale for the season's latest makeup trends.

Shop Now

Arrow white

Straight-to-the-point emails to make finding what you love even easier.