As the weather warms up, we’re storing away those chunky knit sweaters and donating items from past seasons. With the cleared-out space, it’s finally time to dig out those summer pieces and shop for of-the-moment items as well. After all, when the days feel longer (thankful for that 8:30 p.m. sunset), we’re more likely to come out of our homebody shells to attend that group happy hour or weekend picnic. And we will all need a cute dress or two to wear for that golden hour photo.
If you believe in spending your summer days in something flirty and new, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the window shopping for you by finding the latest It dresses to add to your wardrobe. The budget we set for ourselves? Anything under $200. This season’s selections aren’t lacking in style or function: Brands like Farm Rio have graced us with affordable vacation-ready dresses and Faithfull the Brand supplies the flirty, feminine minis for happy hour, while Almina Concept offers a slip for every occasion. From brunches and first dates to summer weddings, you’ll find the perfect dress ahead that provide head-turning compliments and minimal wallet suffering.