50 of the prettiest spring dresses under £50

Spring is well and truly here, which means one thing – spring dresses. Off with the tights, begone chunky boots and goodbye turtlenecks, it’s time to don a lightweight dress and welcome in the warmer temperatures of spring.

Social engagements might still be off the cards for a little while longer, but that’s no excuse not to treat yourself to a new dress or two for the new season. Making an effort to get dressed up can do wonders for our own mental wellbeing, even if it is just for yourself – case in point, Amanda Holden‘s extravagant at-home outfits of late.

But what to pick? There’s a style of dress to suit everyone this season, with forgiving loose silhouettes and demure midi hemlines leading the way. Florals are obviously everywhere, but this season make sure yours are tiny, dainty, ditzy flowers – add those to a long-length button down dress for a totally wearable yet ultra feminine look. If you want to go bold, big leafy jungle prints will serve you well.

If you’re looking to tick the big trend boxes this spring, look for square necklines, puff sleeves (seriously, the bigger the better here) and ruching details. Ruffles, whether on a hemline, sleeve or neckline, will also go a long way in elevating an ordinary outfit.

Tiered styles are still going strong from last year, as is the seventies trend, so make sure you’ve got at least one denim dress in your arsenal – comfortable, practical and versatile, that’s a trend we can get on board with. Team yours with big sunnies and an even bigger floppy straw hat.

As for prints? Gingham is big this season, in any colour – black and white works perfectly for a classic daytime look, or chose bright pink or green to stand out from the crowd. Topshop in particular have a lot of great gingham and check pieces in at the moment. And the polka dot bubble is still yet to burst, so if you didn’t bag yourself a spotty dress last summer, now’s the time to do so.

Colour-wise, anything goes – from bright, April showers-defying pops of colour to soft sorbet shades and neutral beiges, trust in the rainbow this season. Spring is truly the beginning of ice cream season, so why not honour that with ice cream and sorbet shades, perfect to brighten up even the greyest of April showers?

And if you think it’s too soon for strappy cami styles, think again – just sling over a plain white tee for now and you’ve got yourself two outfits for the price of one.

Here’s our pick of the best spring dresses on the hight street right now, all for under £50.

50 pretty spring dresses under £50

Mango dress
Mango

Printed Long Dress, £49.99, Mango

Next dress
Next

Button Front Dress, £32, Next

Weekday dress
Weekday

Cat dress, £45, Weekday

 

ASOS dress
ASOS

Vero Moda tiered floral maxi dress with tie back detail in green daisy print, £45, ASOS

H&M dress
H&M

Linen-Blend Dress, £39.99, H&M

& Other Stories dress
& Other Stories

Cotton Blend Wrap Mini Dress, £49, & Other Stories

Topshop dress
Topshop

Willow Pink Floral Print Angel Sleeve Midi Dress, £29.99, Topshop

Warehouse dress
Warehouse

Summer Daisy Cut Out Dress, £49, Warehouse

Zara dress
Zara

Check Dress, £49.99, Zara

ASOS dress
ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Curve broderie midi dress with hook and eye in orange, £42, ASOS

H&M dress
H&M

Patterned Dress, £19.99, H&M

Stradivarius dress
Stradivarius

Long poplin dress, £29.99, Stradivarius

Mango dress
Mango

Puffed Sleeves Cotton Dress, £49.99, Mango

New Look dress
New Look

Purple Ditsy Floral Frill Tiered Midi Dress, £25.99, New Look

Gap dress
Gap

Off The Shoulder Plaid Dress, £44.95, Gap

Warehouse dress
Warehouse

Striped Tie Back Midi Dress, £49, Warehouse

Topshop dress
Topshop

Red Check Shirred Midi Dress, £45, Topshop

Monki dress
Monki

Long button-up shirt dress, £35, Monki

Wallis dress
Wallis

Black Floral Print Split Midi Dress, £22.50, Wallis

Zara dress
Zara

ZW Premium ’90s Dress, £49.99, Zara

New Look dress
New Look

Bright Pink Puff Sleeve Tiered Midi Dress, £27.99, New Look

Zara dress
Zara

Gingham Check Dress, £12.99, Zara

Topshop dress
Topshop

Ruffle Sleeve Horn Button Mini Dress, £25, Topshop

Mango dress
Mango

Belt Linen Dress, £35.99, Mango

Weekday dress
Weekday

Order Shirt Dress, £45, Weekday

H&M dress
H&M

Jersey Dress, £12.99, H&M

Stradivarius dress
Stradivarius

Short poplin dress, £25.99, Stradivarius

Monki dress
dress

Denim pinafore midi dress, £40, Monki

M&S dress
M&S

Linen Checked Midi Shift Dress, £35, M&S

Oliver Bonas dress
Oliver Bonas

Polka Dot Black Midi Pinafore Dress, £48.65, Oliver Bonas

New Look dress
New Look

Blue Floral Frill Mini Dress, £17.99, New Look

Gap dress
Gap

Tie-Strap Cami Midi Dress, £49.95, Gap

Topshop dress
Topshop

Yellow Daisy Grandad Midi Shirt Dress, £39, Topshop

Zara dress
Zara

Gingham Check Dress, £12.99, Zara

Next dress
Next

Midi Shirt Dress, £36, Next

Oliver Bonas dress
Oliver Bonas

Leopard Print Grey & Pink Midi Dress, £45.50, Oliver Bonas

Mango dress
Mango

Flowers Cotton Dress, £49.99, Mango

Gap dress
Gap

Short Sleeve Print Dress, £44.95, Gap

Warehouse dress
Warehouse

Pique V Neck Midi Dress, £39, Warehouse

Topshop dress
Topshop

Orange Floral Print V Neck Frill Midi Dress, £39, Topshop

Mango dress
Mango

Midi Printed Dress, £49.99, Mango

Warehouse dress
Warehouse

Ikat Belted Shirt Dress, £49, Warehouse

ASOS dress
ASOS

ASOS DESIGN soft denim midi dress in light wash blue, £32, ASOS

Topshop dress
Topshop

Lime Green Textured Square Neck Midi Dress, £25, Topshop

H&M dress
H&M

Puff-sleeved mesh dress, £17.99, H&M

Stradivarius dress
Stradivarius

Printed short dress with puff sleeves, £15.99, Stradivarius

M&S dress
M&S

Floral Midi Shirt Dress, £39.50, M&S

& Other Stories dress
& Other Stories

Belted Striped T-Shirt Dress, £49, & Other Stories

H&M dress
H&M

Patterned Dress, £17.99, H&M

Dorothy Perkins dress
Dorothy Perkins

Stone Twill Shirt Dress, £28, Dorothy Perkins