40 summer party dresses, all under £50!
Whether you’re looking for a frock for summer nuptials, chic BBQs or gorgeous garden parties, we’ve found a dress for every occasion
Lilac is one of the must-wear shades this spring/summer, so earn your style stripes and don this pretty plaited voile dress from ASOS.
Show off your curves in this ruched, figure-hugging dress from Topshop, in a gorgeous coral candy colour. You’ll be guaranteed to turn heads in this little number, for all the right reasons.
This Oasis tropical square-print dress has just flown straight to the top of our lust list. And this is one party frock which could easily double-up as super-stylish daywear with the swap of a heel. Buy it now before we beat you too it.
Next has come up trumps this season with a series of decidedly stylish party frocks. This sweet pleated number is perfect for afternoon tea with the family.
Clean and chic, this Silence + Noise contrast dress is quite simply the epitome of elegance.
Make an entrance in this regal purple number from River Island, with striking shoulder detailing.
If you’re after a more formal frock for a really swish soiree, then why not go all out with a maxi? Perhaps not one to wear to a wedding though – we can’t imagine the bride would be too impressed!
If you’ve got a diary packed with beach barbeques and summer garden parties, then this pretty white jersey dress from French Connection could be just the ticket.
You’ll be the first to hit the dance floor and the last to leave in this little ruffled number from A|Wear. Party perfect!
Make a splash in this bright bandeau dress from Topshop, which look great set against a bronzed summer tan.
Go graphic – a la Alexander McQueen – with this digital print butterfly dress from Next, which will guarantee you’re the centre of attention.
River Island has clearly been doing its homework, as ethnic prints are big news again this spring. We love this more evening-appropriate take on the trend.
For those of you surgically-attached to your LBDs, here’s a token Little Black Dress for you. Team with bright colour pop accessories to avoid looking too wintery in warm weather.
The catwalk was awash with super-feminine frocks for spring, so why not follow suit and go girlie in this sweet Kimchi & Blue tulle dress.
If you’re after something a little more ladylike, then this River Island lace-trim dress could be right up your style street.
Go all of a ruffle in this petrol blue drop-waist dress from A|Wear. Adorn with jewellery galore and get ready to party!
This sweet sleeveless dress from Toppers is ideal for Christenings and formal family events, and will keep you nice and cool on balmy summer evenings.
Any celeb worth their style salt has been seen showcasing a nude-hued or blush pink frock on the red carpet of late. Follow in their fashionable footsteps, courtesy of ASOS.
Jump on spring’s new penchant for nude hues with Miss Seflridge’s Mink shift. So chic – it’s high fashion, with a high street price tag.
No fashion fans, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – this Boo Hoo dress really is just £20! A style snip, that’ll be perfect for spring days.
Embrace your girlie side in this candyfloss shift, which has pretty embellished shoulders for that added bit of subtle sparkle.
Eternally flattering, the drape dress is making yet another comeback this summer. We love this Red Herring version in a super-sweet colour.
Take a walk on the wild side with this ASOS Animal kimono-sleeve maxi. Fun, fashionable and downright fabulous.
The bodycon trend just got a reinvention with this peachy perfect Missguided dress. Add some shimmering accessories and a pair of killer heels and you’ll be hot to trot.
Inject some colour into your holiday wardrobe with a bright pattern or print. Complete with pretty embellished belt, this statement Boohoo strapless number is guaranteed to turn up the heat.
Colour-pop prints are an absolute fashion must-have this season. Team this purse-pleasing Missguided number with some skyscraper heels and an oversized clutch for a look sure to stop traffic.
Everyones wearing denim this season as its having a serious revival. If youre yet to get in on the action, snap up this stylish steal from Boohoo now.
When it comes to the perfect party outfit, less is sometimes more. Pair this classy champagne Vero Moda dress with some chunky gold accessories for a seriously sassy statement.
This bargainous New Look ruffle dress is sure to become your wardrobe staple, and will remain a go-to for years to come.
A purse-pleasing party dress if ever we saw one, this bandage Boohoo lovely is sure to turn heads. Accessorise with a stack of bangles and some seriously bronzed pins.
Every single shade of pink made an appearance on the spring catwalks, from softest blush, to sugary bubblegum and bright neon. Be bold and embrace the shade with this pretty bow-fronted number from ASOS.
Who could resist such a fabulously colourful print? This Matalan Rule Britannia dress will stand out at summer parties for all the right reasons. And its a snip at just £25.
Just how pretty? We’ve suddenly come over all romantic just looking at this Cath Kidston inspired maxi from Miss Selfridge. But we don’t predict it’ll hang around for long. Snap it up before we beat you to it…
Channel your inner scarlett lady with M&S’s colour pop ruby red dress.
This monochrome maxi from Next has holiday capsule wardrobe written all over it. Pack in your suitcase and throw on for dinner dates or drinks, or even throw on over your bikini when you need a chic cover-up. And it’s just £36. What a steal!
Combining embellishment and lace two of our favourite summer trends this Boohoo Helga is an absolute must have. Team with gold gladiator flats by day and some serious heels by evening to get the most out of your party purchase.
This pretty peachy Lipsy dress is perfect wedding attire. Team with nude courts or strappy sandals to be the belle of the ball at those summer nuptials.
The pretty floral print really sells this gorgeous bodycon number.
Die hard fashion fans will note that this organza frock from ASOS has more than a hint of Christopher Kane about it. The pearly pink hue, sheer panelling and black contrast piping make this one seriously on-trend dress.
This quirky lace bubble dress by Dorothy Perkins is a bargain at only £35. It has a chic Sixties look to it with beaded detailing around the high neck and comes in a delicate pale pink with a layer of lace over the top.