The Ultimate Little Summer Dress Guide For All Budgets

Following on from my recent post about how I’m finally embracing wearing a dress after resisting the “feminine” for so long, I’ve gone slightly dress mad. You know when you say you hate a certain food even though you’ve never actually tried it (come on, we’ve all been there, and if you haven’t said you hate gherkins in your lifetime then you’re lying), and then one day you take a bite and it’s like GOOD LORD I have been transformed…? Well, I feel like this has happened to me, just with dresses (stay with me guys, I promise I’m not losing my mind *panicked laugh*).

When it comes to comfort dressing, a little flippy number is probably the last thing that comes to mind. And we all have the same concerns - yes, the dress looks great on the 5’10 ASOS model, but how is it actually going to look on me? Will my old friend, the belly pouch come to visit? Will I leave the house feeling sassy AF before I realise that the dress is 100% see through and my black and white granny pants are now on show for the world to see (obviously this hasn’t happened to me IRL *cough*).

However, with summer well on the way and I’m sure, many a BBQ, Garden Party and Wedding about to pop up in your diary, there couldn’t be a better time to bite the bullet. With so many swishy numbers taking up residence on my clothes rail, the last-minute panic of “WHAT DOES ONE EVEN WEAR FOR A SMART CASUAL SUMMER EVENT” has been - at least for now - put to bed.

Coming out of my comfort zone for these legless lovelies has also meant that I’ve been experimenting with colour more. If I dabbled in the realm of prints last year the primary colour was still always black, whereas now you’re hard pushed to find my not wearing red. Yellow has also become a surprise contender, along with midi and maxi lengths that I felt previously would have drowned me. This is a beautiful dress renaissance in all its glory, and you know what? I’m taking you with me.

To give you a helping hand I’ve pulled together a tonne of little summer dresses for three different budgets - under £20, under £30 and under £50, so if you do a little bit of shopping, it won’t break the bank!

Dress Pictured - SilkFred*
Shoes - ASOS
Sunglasses - RayBan*

Under £20

Under £30

Under £50

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  1. I love that dress on you - looks fab! x


  2. Such a cute location! I've been hunting for the perfect tea dress but am yet to find it- hopefully I'll have luck with your selection!

    Kirsty xx |

  3. I'm ashamed to say there's more than 6 of my recent purchases in that guide ha. I'm a total sucker for a summer dress! Also, I love that dress on you, you look gorgeous!
    Jen, Velvet Spring. xo


  5. You are such a babe!! I love this dress and those shoes are amazing too!

    Lynnsay x

  6. Love that dress Chloe! You look stunning as always!


  7. You look so gorgeous in that dress Chloe! Love the shoes as well, they're so cute.

    Sophie xxx

  8. I'm still so in love with star print, this dress looks fab!

  9. That star print is so cute! and I love it paried with the white heels!

  10. This dress is so gorgeous on you Chloe! I'm definitely lusting after a star print dress for summer this year!

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  11. You look SO good ! And those shoes are cute af !

    It's funny that you don't associate dresses with comfort because, for me, a flowy dress is the confiest thing to wear. And having put on a lot of weight because of a disease, I feel less "heavy" with dresses. Yet, I'm always on jeans, pants, I'll pop up the dress if there's a particular event, but not as everyday wear and I totally should do that.


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