Twelve Summer Dresses for £20 or less

Looks like the summer sunshine is here to stay – and what better to wear in it than a simple summer dress? Here’s our top twelve summer dresses under £20.

BHS has loads of dresses under the £20 mark – cotton crinkle maxi dresses in various colours will keep you cool in the sun. Their three-day dress, which can be worn strapless, with straps, or as a skirt is a great holiday buy. And a simple halterneck dress comes in various prints and patterns. If black is your thing, then an elegant embellished v-neck maxi will work for summer days and evenings.

Summer dresses bhs dressesWHERE TO BUY (from left): Black embellished v-neck maxi dress, £16 (was £32) pink snakeskin print dress, £20, purple crinkle maxi dress, £20 (was £25), blue three-way dress, £16, all BHS

Animal print is going to be huge again this Autumn/Winter, so get ahead of the trend and wear it now. Simple summer dresses in the right fabric will take you through to the new fashion season as well. Red animal bodycon, or loose T-shirt shaped monochrome print, or good old leopard print – if its animal, wear it!

summer dresses leoard printWHERE TO BUY (from left) Red animal print midi dress, £14.99, New Look, animal print strapless dress, £14.99, straight cut jersey dress, £19.99, simple leopard print dress, £3.99 (was £7.99), all H&M

Simple shapes, simple colours, or patterns make perfect summer dresses. Choose a midi length in an aztec print and team with wedge heels in the evening, or hi-tops during the day. Floral prints give a retro vibe, and bold reds and deep navy blues will see you through to autumn.

Summer dresses little summer frocksWHERE TO BUY (from left) black floral print dress, £16.99, New Look, navy dress with trim, £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, Aztec print midi dress, £17.99, New Look, red bow dress, £16, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions