17 Cheap Summer Dresses 2020

Nothing makes you feel more summery than your favorite dress. And nothing makes you love your favorite dress more than being able to tell people how crazy cheap it was. We rounded up the best on-sale designer minis, sneaky-chic midis tucked away at your favorite mall brands, and more affordable dresses (all under $150!), here. At prices this low, you won’t mind actually sweating in them, too. Isn’t that what summer is all about?

Smocked Long Sleeve Midi Dress

WAYF x Influencing


You can never have too many floral midi dresses. Add this to your never-ending collection. 

Off-the-shoulder Dress

This dress is chic, but not restricting. In other words, eat all the beachside snacks you want.  

The Weekend Tee Dress – Navy



A t-shirt dress makes it look like you put effort in when you absolutely did not. 

Women’s Long-Sleeve Dress Nike Sportswear

This sporty number would look great with a clean pair of AF1s.

Belted Polka Dot Mini Dress

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You’ll instantly feel like twirling in this polka dot dress. 

Gingham Tie-Front Swing Dress



Gingham in summer is a seasonal must. 

Belt linen dress

Pair this with white sunglasses for a retro feel. 

Button-Up Shirtdress

Get preppy with this oxford dress that doubles as a beach coverup. 

Minion Leopard Dress





Go for something different with a statement leopard minidress.

Nebraska Linen Dress



Linen is a must for hot summer nights. 

Apron Maxi Dress

You’ll want to live in this easy-to-wear, lightweight maxi. 

Pleated Long Sleeve Dress

Uniqlo x JW Anderson


The asymmetric pleated skirt is a cool update on the classic white shirtdress. 

Printed Dress

This flirty number works with everything from sandals to sneakers. 

Leticia Halter Silky Dress

A chic halter neckline is ’90s minimalism at its finest. 

Sleeveless Cotton Wrap Dress



Think of this as the elevated version of overalls. 

Plissé Midi Dress

Banana Republic


Check Ankle Dress

I’m pretty sure you need this for your next vacation.  

Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again.