Here are 7 casual dresses under $50 you can just throw on and go this summer

For those summer days when it’s so hot that you don’t want to leave the house but have to, a sundress is an easy option. I gravitate towards a specific type of sundress on those occasions: The “throw on and go” dress.

A throw-on-and-go dress perfectly combines comfort and style. It’s the type of dress that looks like I put some effort into my look, but in reality, I was lying on the couch in the air conditioner watching TikToks in my pajamas five minutes before leaving. Nonetheless, I always feel confident and cute in a throw-on-and-go dress, whether I’ve paired it with heeled sandals, flip-flops or sneakers.

I’m currently working on stocking my closet with more of this type of dress, so I’ve done a load of research to find the best options under $50. They’re casual but can be dressed up if needed without adding many accessories.

1. ASOS DESIGN Linen One Shoulder Midi Sundress, $35

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This cotton-linen blend dress is light and airy and, quite simply, a straight-down sheath dress. What makes it more interesting is that it’s one-shouldered and has a thigh-high slit on the side. Pair it with Birkenstocks and sunglasses if you want to look cool without even trying.

2. COLLUSION Denim Mini Dress in Raw Denim, $48.90

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You can never go wrong with denim. This shift-style denim dress looks great with sneakers, but you could dress it up with heels, too.

3. ASOS DESIGN Cotton Pleat Bust Midi Babydoll Sundress, $43

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If you can’t tell by this list, ASOS is a great spot to find well-priced stylish dresses. If this is your first time ordering from it, it’s a U.K.-based company that ships relatively quickly to the States. This maxi dress is comfy and cool and comes in four colors.

4. GAP Puff Sleeve Eyelet Mini Dress, $49.99 (Orig. $89.95)

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This mini dress gives modern Bridgerton vibes with its corset-like seams and puffed sleeves. However, it may be a little too scandalous for Lady Whistledown, because although it’s totally lined and not see-through, the layered lace gives off sheer vibes.

5. GAP V-Neck Mini Dress, $41.96 with code YOURS (Orig. $59.95)

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You can’t go wrong with a LBD, ever. This simple V-neck style looks great with platform sandals, sneakers or heels, under a jean jacket or over a swimsuit. It’s so versatile.

6. H&M Sleeveless V-neck Dress, $29.99

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This ruffled maxi dress comes in two floral prints or plain black, and you may want to get all three colors at this price. While the model on H&M’s website dresses it up with heels, you could wear it with sneakers to lunch or copy her look for a more fancy affair.

7. ASOS Pleated Bodice A-Line Minidress, $35

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Here’s another great ASOS option, but you can find it at Nordstrom. Actually, you can find a lot of the ASOS dresses on this list at Nordstrom, but there are more size options on the ASOS website. Nonetheless, this A-line mini dress has a lot of sizes in stock, and it comes in white and yellow as well.

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