10 Sexy summer dresses for less

Apr 26, 2011 at 7:55 p.m. ET

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.

Summer Dresses

1Animal print & florals

Forever 21, $22.80

Get the best of two spring trends with this chiffon leopard print dress with pretty floral border. We love the delicate ruffled hemline and lace around the waist.

2Bright and bold

Forever 21, $17.80

Look fabulous in floral with this bold dress, which features a sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps and pleated A-line skirt.

3Babydoll beauty

Old Navy, $19.50

Turn heads in this fun and flirty babydoll dress in an eye-popping pink print. Cross-front neckline, empire waist and lined skirt complete the look.

4Summer romance

Old Navy, $29.50

Celebrate sunny skies in this romantic linen-blend sundress in pale yellow print. The elasticized empire waist means this look is cute and comfortable.

5Regal roses

Mod Cloth, $39.99

We can't get enough of this elegant yet comfortable black dress printed with pretty pink roses and white poppies. Pair with a long white cardigan and go-anywhere flats for patio party perfection.

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