When it comes to snapping up the best dress for spring, there's a mass of midi, maxi and mini choices that you can get your hands on. No matter whether you're planning a picnic in the park, running errands or have multiple wedding, christenings and summer soirées coming up, a dress will be your fail-safe spring outfit for months to come.
It's no surprise that the dress, in all it's glory, is a hero piece for spring/summer. Being a ready-made outfit, a great dress will see you through every day of the week. Just keep your accessories interchangeable and voilà, a brand new ensemble. Whether you want to go flowy with a classic floral maxi dress or keep it cool in a satin slip dress, there's a spring dress for everyone.
And, can we just take a moment for the high street? If it isn't a £40 ASOS dress that looks like the cult Réalisation Par style, it's the Free People summer dresses taking our attention. Proving you don't need to spend a fortune to add a new spring style to your repertoire, we're here to show you all the amazing under £50 dresses we're championing for 2023.
If you're looking for a bridesmaid or wedding guest dress, H&M has a halter satin dress (Hailey Bieber's halterneck dress made them cool once again) we can't quite believe is only £24.99 – you won't either when you see it. Key trends have been ticked off in the form of Free People's bodycon dress (yep, they're back), Mango has a size-inclusive ever-versatile knit dress and New Look has made it super easy to know how to clash prints with its wrap style.
Of course, the UK's weather is unpredictable (unexpected downpours are a particular favourite) but the beauty of a dress is that it can be adapted for any temperature. If it's cold, snap up a summer dress with sleeves or layer with a spring jacket, boots and oversized knits. When it's warmer, opt for the optimistic pairing of sandals and a straw bag.
If you're ready to arm-up with some affordable SS23 frocks, keep going to see our edit of the best spring dresses on offer.
SHOP: Best Spring Dresses 2023
H&M, Satin Halterneck Dress
We're struggling to believe this gorgeous satin halterneck dress is just £24.99 - plus, it also comes in pastel pink and black to suit any occasion.
Zara, Satin Dress
The bandeau is well and truly back, and Zara has confirmed it with this black satin style. It's basically just the 2023 version of the silky slip skirt.
Mango, Ribbed Long Dress
A knit dress is one of the most versatile styles you can buy, and this zesty green version gets our vote. Wear it with pink heels and a white bag for a wedding and dress down with trainers and a trench for an office day.
ASOS Curve, Midi Slip Sundress
We imagine you'll want to wear this to every upcoming al fresco lunch, picnic and beer garden gathering. It's also so inclusive in sizes 16-30.
Mango, Satin Cami Dress
Another contender as a bridesmaid or wedding guest dress, this ruched detail style with spaghetti straps and side-split detail is an actual dream. And yes, it's under £50!
Weekday, Quinn Maxi Strap Dress
Maxi dresses are approved for 2023, and Weekday has made the look feel fresh with this tie-dye tulle winner.
Nobody's Child, Blue Heart Print Evie Midi Dress
Loved by Holly Willoughby, Nobody's Child is the destination for the best day – and more recently, bridesmaid – dresses that won't cost a fortune. This one comes in sizes 4-24 and is available in four prints.
Omnes, Brackley Knitted Cami Dress
Another knit dress to add to your collection, this cami comes in bold orange or neutral beige – pick your team.
New Look, Black Mixed Floral Animal Print Midi Wrap Dress
All of New Look's dresses are under £50, but this £20 mixed print style gets our vote for spring brunches, picnics and dinner plans.
Reserved, Denim Dress
Denim is having a moment for 2023, with so many fun new ways to wear it. You could style this as a dress or leave undone as a denim jacket over a printed dress.
& Other Stories, Strappy Halter Mini Dress
We all know the black dress never fails, and & Other Stories agrees with this mini you'll no doubt want to take on holiday.
Warehouse, Abstract Print Mesh Mini Dress
Trust us, mesh dresses are going to be big news this year. Get ahead of the trend with this ruched detail mini dress.
Free People, Seamless Tube Mini Slip
Bodycon dresses are back, as are strapless – combine the two together and you get this Free People style. Note: it also comes in black, khaki and cream.
Marks And Spencer, Floral Tie Neck Belted Midaxi Waisted Dress
Give a nod to the boho trend with this printed tiered-hem dress. We're imagining it with a leather jacket and clogs.
Arket, Jersey Maxi Dress
Arket always does basics well, and this racer back dress is one you can wear on heavy rotation all summer.