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25 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Spring Dresses Under $100

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Spring cleaning can yield many benefits, including making room for new warm-weather-ready clothing. Whether you’re looking for shoulder-baring maxis or puff-sleeve minidresses — or a more covered-up transitional option for rainy and brisk days — we’ve put together a list of on-sale options, all under $100.

What would otherwise be a simple button-down dress is taken to new heights by a trippy, optical-illusion checkerboard pattern.

The mint green feels seasonal (without making you look like an Easter egg).

This cap-sleeve gingham number will transition seamlessly into summer (and it’s under $20).

For the pastel-averse: Try this neutral knit dress with a delicate weave.

A flared sleeve and square neckline speak to a subtle Woodstock influence.

You’ll want to keep accessories minimal to show off this halter sweater dress that hugs you in all the right places.

This crinkle chiffon dress is the embodiment of breezy (and perfect for a rooftop party).

Anrabess Kimono Maxi Dress
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Fluttery enough for a day trip to a vineyard.

Whether you’re at a birthday party or running everyday errands, you’ll make a statement in hot-pink tulle.

Channel Little House on the Prairie with this floral minidress that includes details like a tiered skirt, apron-esque waist tie, and smocked cuffs.

If florals feel too on-the-nose for you, paisley is a stylish alternative.

Another non-floral option that still gives spring, this time with multicolored brushstrokes.

You’ll be picnic-ready in this cutout mini with an exaggerated, contrasting collar.

Sheerish sleeves add a flirty touch to this wrap-front dress.

On crisper days, pair this mock-neck mini with a cropped jacket that shows off the bold print.

For those days when you need a put-together outfit in a rush, just tie the tassel belt and go.

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Dress this up with strappy heels for a wedding or keep it casual with flat sandals for the farmer’s market.

Maximalists will love the copious patterns and ruffles.

Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but an unconventional color palette and the high-low cut keep this midi dress interesting.

A slip that doesn’t feel too insubstantial in a notice-me color.

Details like a matching belt and front slit create a polished look.

Fans of silky fabric will fall for this satin dress with an adorable heart motif.

Croquet was meant to be played in a dress like this.

A daring slit balances out the long sleeves.

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25 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Spring Dresses Under $100