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10 Floral Dresses Under $50 That Will Brighten Up Your Summer Wardrobe

For years, floral patterned dresses have been pigeonholed and believed to be the token pattern for girly girls and Kim Kardashian’s 2013 Met Gala dress. But I disagree. Floral covers a very wide spectrum in terms of perception. Depending on the coloring, flower size, and dress style you can convey a message that ranges from Little House On The Prairie extra to a sprightly woodland fairy nymph, to badass Jennifer Garner circa Alias. It’s truly a liberating pattern with a ton of choices.

Convention be damned! Here are 10 floral dresses that span across the fashion personality sphere for whatever mood you’re in!

1. Day Party Dress, $36.99

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I’d totally wear this to a really chic garden party, equipped with a huge hat, a feather, and my best Downton Abbey impression.

2. Ring The Bell Flower Dress, $49.99

Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 9.14.01 AMThis dress certainly airs on the side of girly, but I can’t help, the belt is so cute and the flowers look like they were painted on. The skirt also looks perfect for showing off impromptu spins.

3. Floral Embrace Woven Dress, $16.99Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 9.14.08 AM

The smaller flower buds make the dress look delicately memorizing. I usually approach strapless dresses with caution, but this actually looks comfortable for any bra size.

4. Maternity Wrap Dress In Floral Print, $35.25

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No one understands uncomfortable like a pregnant woman in the summer, (or so I’ve been told) but, luckily, this floral wrap dress can hopefully ease some of the discomfort.

5. Floral Maxi Dress, $24.80

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I love the casual, Sunday drive with a touch of elegance vibe that maxi dresses exude and this one is no different. It also reminds me of the LK Style dress my fashion iconsKate Middleton and Mindy Kaling wore, so, case in point, it’s a necessary purchase.

6. Open-Back Skater Dress, $44.00

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Daises so plump and fresh, it’s like they’re asking me to try and pick them.

7. Simple ’90s Slip Dress, $49.00 Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 9.15.06 AM

Her eyes follow me like the “Mona Lisa,” but luckily I’m just staring (and ogling) at the dress.

8. Orchid Wrap Dress, $44.99 Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 9.15.55 AM

This could make a great transition from day to night depending on how you style your hair and makeup, also it looks vaguely romper-ish, so if you’re not completely on the romper train yet, you can test the water with this dress.

9. Hotel Cali Floral Dress, $24.99

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This model’s pout further proves that you don’t have to be girly to rock floral.

10. Nervo Floral Dress, $34.99 Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 9.16.15 AM

This looks delightfully retro and perfect for my upcoming sock-hop party

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  • Alana Vincenza

    Looove that last one!

  • simoneutecht

    Number 8 all day!

  • GaryTBarnes

    . Floral covers a very wide spectrum in terms of perception. http://chilp.it/11ddd5

  • Crayzcheshire

    I love these! Fun little article/post Lily! :)