The question on everyone’s mind as of late: What will I wear as I re-emerge into society this summer and actually have to put outfits together again? If your styling skills are a tad rusty and creating a put-together look feels impossible (after a year of exclusively wearing joggers and old tees, it’s tough to think outside of the loungewear drawer), take comfort in wearing a simple dress. This one-and-done, often breezy option removes a lot of the styling pressure. For your shopping pleasure, TZR rounded up the best summer dresses under $200, so you can build out your re-emergence wardrobe without blowing your seasonal budget.
If you’re hoping to keep the comfort-over-all mindset you developed over the last year, you’ll want to keep an eye out for looser silhouettes and garments made of lighter fabrics when dress shopping. Interest piqued? You’ll discover a rust-colored gown from AG Jeans, below, which is basically a relaxed T-shirt in maxi dress form (aka a comfy dresser’s dream come true).
On the other hand, if you feel up for a fashion challenge and want to experiment with Spring and Summer 2021’s dress trends, there are plenty of options to get you back in the styling game. Try nu-in’s white midriff-revealing dress if you’ve been eyeing the cut-out trend. Or, for those who’ve enjoyed the Nap Dress craze started by Hill House Home, Residus offers a blue cotton dress take on the easy-to-wear trend. Scroll ahead to find the 14 best affordable dresses for summer.
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