The hot weather is here, which means it’s time to wear cool and casual summer dresses.
One of the best things about a new season is updating your wardrobe with a few trendy pieces that you love. The problem with that is it can get really expensive! At Essentials, we love a bargain, but we also love stylish clothes that make us look as gorgeous as we are, that’s why we’ve scoured the shops to bring you our pick of the best casual summer dresses that you can buy on a budget.
In fact, every one of these dresses costs less than R200, and if you bought all 5, it would cost you less than R800! Wow! Look no further for beautiful buys that are bang on trend — and won’t break the bank.
Take it to the maxi
A maxi dress is undoubtedly a summer must-have. The length is ultra-flattering and pastels are a major trend this season. Just add a pair of sandals to this floaty long dress and you’re ready to go! R159,99, Mr Price.
Of all these casual summer dresses, this has got to be our favourite. Can you believe this gorgeous dress will set you back less than R130? Neither can we! Plus, the cut-out shoulder detail and comfy kaftan style mean you couldn’t be more on trend. Winning! Add a belt and show off your shape. R129,99, Mr Price.
Flatters where it matters
The fit and flare is one of our figure-flattering stylish secrets. Almost universally flattering, it nips in your waist and glides over lumps and bumps, giving you a stunning silhouette. With a statement necklace and a pair of killer heels, no one will know your summer dress was a total bargain. R159, 99, Rage.
Casual summer dresses that effortlessly take you from day to night are a great investment, but this budget buy won’t cost an arm and a leg. The flowery print on this figure-hugger is not only pretty, it’s a surprisingly slimming look, too. R180, Exact.
We couldn’t think of a better dress to wear to the beach — light and loose enough to throw on over a swimsuit, but with an elasticated waist and sweet v-neck to make sure you look fab in your cool cover-up. And if you don’t want to wear it poolside? Of course it’s pretty enough to wear almost anywhere! R149, H&M.