Sometimes, it’s the small things in life that bring the greatest joys.
The morning’s first cup of hot, energising coffee. Comforting re-runs of your favourite TV show. The news that your local Sainsbury’s finally has toilet paper back in stock.
My favourite simple pleasure? Hunting for bargain dresses! Yep, there’s little I love more than finding a beautiful mini, midi or maxi that looks seriously spenny but barely dents my bank account.
Fortunately for you, I’ve compiled a selection of my fave budget-friendly dresses. Featuring satin-feel fabrics, gorgeous jewel tones and stunning details, these luxe-look pieces will help you look and feel amazing – and they’re all under £50!
Ruffle Some Feathers
With its flattering Bardot neckline and frothy ruffles, this navy midi is particularly perfect for early autumn weddings. Pair with nude heels and understated accessories, and prepare to boogie the night away – all for only £45.
Take The Plunge
A high-impact plunge neckline meets a flattering tie waist in this lightly-frilled maxi dress. I love wearing this one-shade wonder with chunky boots and a faux leather jacket, but she looks just as good paired with strappy heels and your go-to clutch.
Evenings In Emerald
Meet the suit-all shirt dress that teams gorgeous jewel tones with a flattering, waist-cinching fit. This long-sleeved style is ideal for outdoor weddings, beer gardens and rooftop bars – just add heels!
Classic And Comfy
The cult Cass dress brunches and lunches like no other, and she works just as well with heels as she does with fresh white trainers. Priced at only £40, this floral-print midi will leave you with more moolah for mimosas.
Hot To Trot
Hot pink florals? Check! Sweet puff sleeves? Check! Under £40? Check! Yep, this abstract-print skater dress is a budget-friendly stunner that’s perfect for girls’ night out. Pair with nude heels, besties and mojitos.
This leaf-print wrap dress will flatter every figure and suit every bank account. Featuring light ruffles that will inject a li’l va-va-voom into your wardrobe, this high-impact maxi is yours for only £38.