11 Beautiful Designer Dresses and the Affordable Ones That Are Just as Good

While there may end up being fewer occasions to actually wear dresses this summer, it's dress season nonetheless, and even if you'll just be wearing them around the house or for walks around the block this season, adding a new one to your closet sounds like a lovely treat. As is the case every summer, designers really saved their prettiest dresses of the year for the warmer months (makes sense since they won't be covered up).

Designer dresses typically cost $400 and up, which can be a tough pill to swallow, we know. So if a designer dress isn't within your budget right now, not to worry. We found affordable alternatives that are similar but still unique. Feel free to spring for a designer option if you have the means to splurge, but if not, here are 11 beautiful wallet-friendly options to shop instead.

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This stunning embroidered dress is as photogenic as dresses get.

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While you miss the colored embroidery on this one, it's even more versatile. You'll undoubtedly wear it on repeat.

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This graphic daisy dress is practically a work of art.

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I've had my eye on this dress for a while and might have to take the plunge now that it's on sale.

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Proof that you can and should wear a red dress in the summer.

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This "groovy" dress is sure to earn all the compliments.

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This comes in many other colors, so pick your poison.

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This tiered dress would make a great house dress.

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Blazer dresses are such a good alternative to all the floral-print dresses.

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This color palette is the epitome of summer.

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