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10 Spring Dresses Under $30

Need a cute spring dress (or two)? We found 10 affordable dresses that are perfect for any occasion.
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10 spring dresses under $30

Dresses are a staple of every spring fashion collection for good reason: Nothing screams spring more than a perfect little sundress.

Whether it's a shift dress, cami dress, off-the-shoulder dress, wrap dress, or one of the many other styles, the perfect go-to spring dress is awesome to have in your closet. It can be dressed up, dressed down, and worn for tons of different occasions.

I really love shopping for cute spring dresses because each year new prints, styles and cuts are introduced and they all capture the season's essence perfectly: light, colorful and fun. So I did some shopping for all of you today!

Below I've curated a list of 10 cute spring dresses under $30 that can work for multiple occasions and be dressed up or dressed down.

1. A Gorgeous, Breezy Maxi Dress

Forever 21 floral ruffle maxi dress

Floral Ruffle Maxi Dress - $22.90

The first on my list of dresses under $30 is this Forever 21 Floral Print Maxi Dress for $22.90.  There's just something about a solid white dress with pastel-colored floral prints that welcomes spring with open arms.

This is the perfect casual maxi dress, great for a lunch or dinner or just a day out with friends. I love this dress because it's calm and cool, and can be styled perfectly with your favorite sandals or heels for any occasion.

2. A Colorful, Swingy Tank Dress

Jersey Knit Sleeveless Swing Dress for women

Jersey-Knit Sleeveless Swing Dress for Women - $22.00

This $22 Swing Dress from Old Navy is a steal! 

The solid teal color of the dress calls to mind spring's typical color palette and makes this dress easy to pair with any neutrals you own for a perfectly balanced look.

This dress is offered in many different size profiles: petite, tall and regular, and also comes in a ton of different colors. So if teal isn't your thing, you could try this piece out in blue, red or black instead!

3. A Girly V-Neck Dress

Lulus coral red  backless dress

Midnight Love Coral Red Backless Dress - $20

Coral is the perfect spring color. To add to my list of spring dresses under $30, we have this gorgeous, flirty mini dress from Lulu's. This piece is so unique thanks to its v-neckline, ruffle hem, and open back. Oh, and did I mention it's just $20?

This dress breaks the casual/chic barrier and would be great to style for a Sunday brunch or something as elegant as a wedding shower or ceremony.

4. A Boho Off-the-Shoulder Dress

women's floral print off the shoulder bell-sleeve dress

Women's Floral Print Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Dress - Xhilaration - $24.99  

Leave it to Target to welcome the spring season with a flawless dress collection.

Having stepped up their style game over the last few years, Target's dress from Xhilaration is fourth on my list of spring dresses under $30. This Xhilaration Floral Print Off-the-Shoulder Bell Sleeve Dress is a steal at just $24.99.

I love the depth of colors in the pattern of this boho chic dress with its teal base and white, red, and yellow flowers. The color combo is a little bit retro yet still feels totally current.

The long bell sleeves also play into current fashion trends and make this a great option for a chillier spring night.

5. A Fashion Girl-Approved Ruffle Dress

Forever 21 yellow slub woven ruffle-trim dress

Slub Woven Ruffle-Trim Dress - $29.90

Sunshine yellow (also known as Gen-Z yellow) is so perfect for spring, so this Forever 21 Slub Woven Ruffle-Trim Dress for $29.90 had to make my list of spring dresses under $30. In fact, it might be my favorite dress on the list.

The ruffle-trim detailing adds an extra dose of fashion girl appeal to what would otherwise be a basic dress.

I love the layered skirt and three-quarter length sleeves. They make this piece a perfect choice for a dressy occasion. It would pair wonderfully with nude stilettos and a cool clutch. 

6. A Simple & Chic Chambray Dress

Charlotte Russe Chambray Button Up dress

Chambray Button-Up Dress $26.99

Chambray is one of the most versatile spring fabrics, seen in styles ranging from button downs to dresses, pants, and more.

This Charlotte Russe Chambray Button-Up Dress is only $26.99 and such a fun spring dress.

I love the button-up detailing on this dress because it creates a relaxed, casual look that sets this dress apart from other chambray dresses you might see on the street.

7. A Sweet & Flirty Bow-Strap Dress

ASOS Design Knot Strap Smock Dress

DESIGN Knot Strap Mock Dress - $29.00

This light blue ASOS DESIGN Knot Strap Mock Dress is only $29 and is the perfect casual dress to slip on when you're running late or on the go.

I love how this dress is simple and calls back to the easy days of childhood. It's 100% cotton with a scoop neck and relaxed fit, so it's ultra-comfortable. I'd most definitely wear this with a pair of beige or tan sandals.

8. A Comfy-Cute Polka Dot Dress

PrettyLittleThing Polka Dot Smock Dress by ASOS

PrettyLittleThing Polka Dot Smock Dress - $29.00

Along with florals, polka dots are one of spring's most seen and talked about prints. (Something polka-dotted is one of our spring fashion essentials this year.)

This PrettyLittleThing Polka Dot Smock Dress is just $29 and would be an amazing choice for a casual lunch/day-out dress. I love the V-neck because it balances out the pattern and provides the perfect opportunity to add a thin necklace if you wanted.

To me, this dress says a casual outing, but could also be dressed up with statement jewelry and a pair of heels.

9. A Classic Spring Floral Sundress

Target floral print green xhilaration shift dress

Women's Floral Print Strappy Back Shift Dress - Xhilaration - $24.99

Whether it's the V-neckline, the green color, or the pink flowers that decorate the material, this Xhilaration Floral Print Strappy Back Shift Dress from Target is the perfect spring dress for many reasons.

To start, it's only $24.99 and it brings in those trendy spring florals we all love so much. Its simple silhouette would work for anyone and it could be layered easily under a jacket or duster. I could definitely see this being worn to spend a day shopping in the city, to a sorority/frat spring formal, or on a beach-vacay. 

10. A Put-Together Gingham Dress

Charlotte Russe Gingham Print Ruffle-Trim Dress

Gingham Print Ruffle-Trim Dress - $28.99

Last on my list of 10 spring dresses under $30, this Gingham Print Ruffle-Trim Dress for $28.99 is our final pick for fashion girls everywhere.

Gingham has been a hot fashion trend over these past few seasons and is one of our favorite prints to wear in spring.

Two of my favorite things about this dress are the light blue color and ruffle trim. As I mentioned earlier, ruffles are one of my favorite trends so seeing them incorporated into this light and fun dress makes it even better. The pastel blue is just the icing on the cake.

Thoughts?

Though there are only 10 cute spring dresses listed, we hope we've found one that you love. Where do you shop for your favorite spring dresses? Leave a comment below!

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