9 Feather-light Summer Dresses Under $50

Keep cool and light in these pretty (and affordable) summer dresses!Keep cool and light in these pretty (and affordable) summer dresses!Summer weather is in full swing, and that means it's time for flowy dresses! Make sure your closet is ready when the heat index starts going up with these pretty options, so all you have to worry about is which popsicle flavor you want. And here's the best part: They're all less than $50.

Check out these 9 feather-light picks!














River Island ChelseaRiver Island ChelseaRiver Island Chelsea Girl Lace Dress
Laces on laces. Can't get enough of it! It has been trending all year and I see more people transitioning their laced maxis for laced minis. This River Island dress sits at the perfect, appropriate length.
Buy it here for $43.49

















StripesStripesStrapless Dress in Stripes
Beach-side, pool-side, sidewalk-side -- this dress is practical and pretty for the effortlessly chic fashionista. Make a nautical impression with blue and white accessories. Oh, and wouldn't that color combination be perfect for July 4th?
Buy it here for $31.31















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Polka dotsPolka dotsPolka Dotted Spotted Print
Following classic stripes is the classic polka dotted print. This swing dress is seamed with breathable fabric and ready for any heat wave. Hard to resist this sweet shade of peachy pink.
Buy it here for $38.27















Midi LengthMidi LengthMidi With Dipped Back Hem
The midi-length dresses are back and ready to beat the heat. The smart dipped back hemline adds a little detail to an otherwise plain dress. Belt up and accessorize!
Buy it here for $31.31















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Challis DressChallis DressChallis Dress
The bodice and construction of this dress is a total steal for the price! The thousands of teeny dots almost look like it's moving -- or it might just be your swinging hips. The dress speaks for itself, so if you're not a woman who likes to put all jewelry you'd be just fine.
Buy it here for $22

















Maxi PrintMaxi PrintMaxi Print
This dipped and dyed print is loud yet wearable. Maxi dresses itself may seem a little overwhelming so I was a little iffy about trying this one on, but it completely flattered my petite frame. The dyed lines and that subtle drawstring makes all the difference!
Buy it here for $30


















Tie-dye ShiftTie-dye ShiftTie-Dye Shift Dress
Another tie-dyed beauty, but in a lighter and cooler color tone. There is nothing more I like than mixing blue and green together in an outfit. This simple shift dress is one of the lightest and most comfortable dresses I've found so far!
Buy it here for $20

















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Ditsy Floral FluttersDitsy Floral FluttersDitsy Floral Flutter
This one is for the floral lovers! I absolutely adore the orange cream color of this dress -- it almost makes the flowers on it look like snowflakes (I guess that's another way to keep cool). It's a great color for brown leather accessories, like this belt at the waist.
Buy it here for $30



















Pleated Fluttery SleevesPleated Fluttery SleevesPleated Flutter Sleeve
I am a fan of fluttery sleeves and an even bigger fan of pleats. This dress brings together my two loves for fashion in this bold yellow dress. It's made of a chiffon fabric so even when you take small steps, your dress will make big flowy moves.
Buy it here for $25













- By Jordan Ferney
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