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10 Sexy summer dresses for less

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Affordable summer style

The effortless beauty of a sundress is just one of the things we love about summer. Pair one with flats or a cute pair of espadrilles, grab a light sweater in case of an evening chill, and you have the quintessential hot weather outfit -- without having to put much effort into your style choice. We scoured the Web for this season’s hottest sundresses with two criteria in mind: Our picks had to look great and be affordable.

Affordable summer style

6Tribal print

Charlotte Russe, $19.50

Summer comes but once a year, so make the most of it with this cute and colorful tribal print strapless tube dress with sexy sweetheart neckline.

7Revel in ruffles

Charlotte Russe, $29.50

Whether you're shopping, brunching on a patio or whiling away the day sipping iced tea in the backyard, this feminine floral chiffon dress with sheer mesh tiers will ensure you look fresh and fabulous.

8Crochet & lace

Wet Seal, $26.80

Get back to black in this delicate sundress with crochet bust, ribbon spaghetti straps and tiered lace skirt. Pair with cropped denim jacket for added edge.

9Vintage chic

Urban Outfitters, $49

Enjoy the long summer evenings in this vintage-inspired feminine frock with delicate floral print and flare silhouette. Throw on a pair of gladiator sandals and crochet cardigan, and you have an effortless summer look.

10Color block beauty

Piper lime, $34

Get comfort and style with this easy-to-wear color block dress in magenta and grey. Dress it up with heels, or keep things casual with flip flops or flats.

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