Spring Dresses under £30

It seems a long time since I last did a budget dress post, but I have to say that this Spring is a great time for those who like to find fashion bargains. Just a quick trawl of the web shows that a great many websites are offering rich pickings for bargain hunters, both through sales, money off discounts, and fashion at lower prices.

So here are twenty dresses that cost under £30, with many of them costing less than £20. These are dresses for all occasions and comprise of many of the spring trends, including denim dresses, shirt dress styles and floral prints. If your idea of a perfect frock is little and black, we have those. If you like soft pastels, or zesty brights, we have those too. 90s style camisole dresses? Check. 40s style tea dresses? Also check. And as maxi dresses never seem to go out of fashion (they made a return and stuck around) we have a few examples of those.

My key picks are the navy maxi dress from Wallis which I think would be perfect teamed with jewelled sandals for hot Summer nights, sipping cocktails at some poolside bar. I also love tie neck dress from Asda. I would match this with tan sandals and a denim jacket for a festival look. The navy and ivory sundress from Dorothy Perkins (which currently has 25% off in a Spring promotion) is also lovely, think of this with flat Scholl style sandals and a straw boater a la Diane Kruger.

Do you have a favourite frock from this selection? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Spring dresses under £30

Floral Hanky Hem Dress £18 Click to visit Asda George

Floral Hanky Hem Dress £18 Click to visit Asda George

Embellished Double Layered Dress £16 Click to visit Asda George

Embellished Double Layered Dress £16 Click to visit Asda George

Tie Neck Dress £14 Click to visit Asda George

Tie Neck Dress £14 Click to visit Asda George

Sleeveless Denim Shirt Dress Was £24.00 Now £18.00Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Sleeveless Denim Shirt Dress
Was £24.00 Now £18.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

navy floral sateen dress Was £38.00 Now £28.50Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

navy floral sateen dress
Was £38.00 Now £28.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy and Ivory sundress Was £18.00 Now £13.50Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy and Ivory sundress
Was £18.00 Now £13.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Billie & Blossom Navy floral ruffle neck dress Was £30.00 Now £22.50Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Billie & Blossom Navy floral ruffle neck dress
Was £30.00 Now £22.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Sleeveless Broderie Shift Dress, Tangerine Price: £28.00 Click to visit BHS

Sleeveless Broderie Shift Dress, Tangerine
Price: £28.00 Click to visit BHS

Sports Luxe Racerback Dress, Coral Was £16.00 Now £12.00 Click to visit BHS

Sports Luxe Racerback Dress, Coral
Was £16.00
Now £12.00 Click to visit BHS

Jersey Rope Tie Maxi Dress, Black Price: £24.00 Click to visit BHS

Jersey Rope Tie Maxi Dress, Black
Price: £24.00 Click to visit BHS

Plain Red Camisole Dress Was £30.00 Now £27.00Click to visit Wallis

Plain Red Camisole Dress
Was £30.00 Now £27.00 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Monochrome Stripe Shirt Dress Was £40.00 Now £28.00Click to visit Wallis

Petite Monochrome Stripe Shirt Dress
Was £40.00 Now £28.00 Click to visit Wallis

Navy Waterfall Overlay Maxi Dress Was £42.00 Now £29.40Click to visit Wallis

Navy Waterfall Overlay Maxi Dress
Was £42.00 Now £29.40 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Patchwork Flute Sleeve Dress Was £40.00 Now £28.00Click to visit Wallis

Petite Patchwork Flute Sleeve Dress
Was £40.00 Now £28.00 Click to visit Wallis

 MIDI LENGTH SHIRT DRESS Code: #S043/0406/017_KHAKI £19.99 Click to visit Select

MIDI LENGTH SHIRT DRESS
Code: #S043/0406/017_KHAKI
£19.99 Click to visit Select

 ROLL UP SLV MAXI DRESS Code: #S041/0403/034_COBALT £13.99 Click to visit Select

ROLL UP SLV MAXI DRESS
Code: #S041/0403/034_COBALT
£13.99 Click to visit Select

 PONTI ZIP POCKET TUNIC DRESS Code: #S043/0402/015_BANANA £12.99 £9.99 Click to visit Select

PONTI ZIP POCKET TUNIC DRESS
Code: #S043/0402/015_BANANA
£12.99 £9.99 Click to visit Select

 MARINE STRIPE SHIRT DRESS Code: #S043/0406/016_NAVY £19.99 Click to visit Select

MARINE STRIPE SHIRT DRESS
Code: #S043/0406/016_NAVY
£19.99 Click to visit Select

Dorothy Perkins – Style Heroes

Fresh for Spring, Dorothy Perkins has launched a collection of pieces that are both fashion forward and classic. These pieces, called ‘style heroes’ are perfect pieces that can be mixed and matched together to make a capsule wardrobe that is functional, stylish and transitional. The pieces are perfect now, with the weather still changeable, simply by mixing in your current knitwear and boots,  but will also work as it warms up by discarding the opaques and long sleeves.

I think the whole collection has a minimalist 1990s feel to it. I clearly remember wearing the chunky heeled shoe boots, Bardot style tops and shirt dresses in my teen years, and now they are back with a vengeance, with the Bardot tops in particular coming in a range of fabrics, from cotton stripes to broderie anglais, which make them perfect for wearing casually with jeans and shorts, or for more dressed up evening occasions worn with peg trousers or a pencil skirt.

The colours are quite muted, with brown, black and navy making up the bulk of the collection. Stripes are the most popular print, adding interest to tube skirts, and there is also an appearance of the rose quartz shade that is the pantone colour for 2016, in the form of pretty tops with a touch of Victoriana in the high collars and lace detailing.

My key pieces, which I will be adding to my wardrobe, are the amazing denim look joggers, which I think will look great with a soft, silk blouse and those 1990s style heels. I also love the navy crepe trousers which I would pair with the navy all over lace bardot top for a Spring evening look for cocktails and food.

What do you think of the Style Heroes from Dorothy Perkins?

 

Chocolate Sleeveless Jacket Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Chocolate Sleeveless Jacket
Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Pocket Column Skirt Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Pocket Column Skirt
Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory & Navy bardot top Price: £12.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory & Navy bardot top
Price: £12.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush Lace Mix Sleeveless Top Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush Lace Mix Sleeveless Top
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Crepe Trousers Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Crepe Trousers
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black 'Larissa' laser cut boot Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black ‘Larissa’ laser cut boot
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy All Over Lace Bardot Top Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy All Over Lace Bardot Top
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Denim Look JoggerS Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Denim Look JoggerS
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Tall Khaki Tie Waist Utility Dress Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Tall Khaki Tie Waist Utility Dress
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cream and Pink Cape Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cream and Pink Cape
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and Green Stripe Pencil Skirt Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and Green Stripe Pencil Skirt
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Knot Detail Top Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Knot Detail Top
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Button Front Shirt Dress Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Button Front Shirt Dress
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stone 'Sardinia' heel sandals Price: £29.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stone ‘Sardinia’ heel sandals
Price: £29.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Daisy Soft Tee Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Daisy Soft Tee
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stripe Wrap Belted Pencil Skirt Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stripe Wrap Belted Pencil Skirt
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

February Outfit Post

Last Month was a pretty dreadful month for my family, if all truth be told. My little boy had an operation which went wrong and led to a stay in hospital. He was then taken seriously ill again after infection took a hold, and we were honestly in danger of losing him. I spent large portions of last month in hospital with Joe, or dressed in pjs as we caught up on sleep and had cosy days at home.

So this post is based on the times I did get out and about, to do reviews and to see family. Once again, I have been picking up bits in the sales, and shopping my wardrobe. Where I can give a link to an item, I have done so, but generally this is a post that shows you have lots of bits lurking that still have lots of life in them. The Primark jacket I wore to footie practice is at least seven years old and still seems to do the job and gets comments.

My fave buy this month was the Kaliko dress in the first picture which I feel is such a versatile piece that could easily be dressed up for evening, or could work as workwear with a coloured blazer or cardigan added.

A night at the theatre

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dress Kaliko shoes Jasper Conran

The same dress in navy.

Kaliko Jacquard Skater Dress, Navy now £23 click to visit John Lewis

Kaliko Jacquard Skater Dress, Navy now £23 click to visit John Lewis

J by Jasper Conran Designer black leather leopard pony hair textured court shoes now £24.50 Click to visit Debenhams

J by Jasper Conran Designer black leather leopard pony hair textured court shoes now £24.50 Click to visit Debenhams

Sunday Lunch

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Top Oasis Skirt Yong Kim at QVC Shoes Bally vintage – charity shop find

Skirt

Yong Kim Ponte Roma All Around Pleated Skirt QVC Price: £131.00 Last Clicks Price : £50.51click to visit QVC

Yong Kim Ponte Roma All Around Pleated Skirt
£50.51 click to visit QVC

Shopping and lunch at Mom’s

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Dress Charity shop find Necklace Primark shoes Shoezone (review here)

Pizza Hut Friday Night

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Top Primark Jeans Marisota, Boots New Look Necklace Nude Jewellery (review here)

Simply Be Denim Chloe Super Stretch Skinny Jeans Regular £30 click to visit Marisota

Simply Be Denim Chloe Super Stretch Skinny Jeans Regular £30 click to visit Marisota

Vanilla Links Triple Link Silver Necklace £98 Click to visit Nude Jewellery

Vanilla Links Triple Link Silver Necklace £98 Click to visit Nude Jewellery

Make-over and pamper session at The Body Shop

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Top Dorothy Perkins Skirt Tu Necklace Primark (Event details here)

Petite suedette shell top Was £20.00 Now £5.00Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite suedette shell top
Was £20.00 Now £5.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Football Practice with the boy

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Jacket Primark Top Vintage Jeans Boohoo Boots Primark

A night at the Ballet

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Coat Vintage Dress Hotsquash Bag Biba at House of Fraser Boots Primark

Hotsquash dress in different colour

 HotSquash Thinheat gold bar ruched dress now £45 Click to visit House of Fraser


HotSquash Thinheat gold bar ruched dress
now £45 Click to visit House of Fraser

What did you get up to last month?