20 Easy Summer Dresses That Cost Less Than $200


As much as we love a white dress on a hot day, spending the whole summer in just one color feels stifling. You have the rest of the year to be stuck in neutrals — why not try something bright and cheerful while the sun is shining? This season, there are plenty of colorful dress options to choose from, especially if you don’t want to spend a ton.

Need a new work dress? H&M has a pale-green wrap style that you can wear on the weekdays. Or maybe you want a cover-up that isn’t a caftan? Calder Viv has a cool striped T-shirt style that will look great over a bikini. And on those super-hot days when you can barely stand to be outside, Armani Exchange’s strappy number is almost as good as being naked. The best part? Nothing here costs more than $200, and most of our picks are less than $100. Click ahead to see them all.