The Casual Occasion Dress — 6 Stunning Picks Under $75

Casual summer occasion dress

Welcome the sunshine and balmy temperatures with a new dress. Summer is the perfect time to introduce a casual occasion dress or two to your wardrobe and there are plenty of budget-friendly options on the racks. These on-trend summer dresses are cute, comfortable, and are priced below $75.

Under $75 Dresses for Your Casual Summer Occasions

Shift Dress

Floral shift dress

Create the perfect day-to-night look with the American Living Printed Shift Dress (on sale now for $51). The sleeveless shift silhouette dress has a rounded neckline and darts at the bust to create a more striking figure. It’s also made of soft matte jersey for optimal comfort.

Slip Sundress

Geo print maxi dress

Crafted of lightweight woven cotton, the ASOS Design Maxi Slip Sundress ($45) is a cool and stylish choice for all your casual summer occasions. The geo-tribal print is trendy and the V-neck and peplum hem is flattering on most figures. You’ll also love the relaxed fit that’s loose, but not too loose.

Shirt Dress

Chambray shirt dress

Get in on the denim trend with the Old Navy Sleeveless Shirt Dress for Women ($32). The super affordable, dark wash denim dress has a relaxed fit throughout with a flared hem that swings out for a feminine twist. The full-button front and patch pocket on the chest offers just the right amount of detail and style for your casual occasions.

Tank Occasion Dress

Ruched tank style dress

While body-con dresses are notoriously hard to pull off, this one is a little different. The Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress ($56) features gentle ruching at one side — which makes it more flattering than a piece that hugs every inch. You can pick up this tulip-hem tank dress in a range of fun summer colors, such as Purple Petal and Teal Seagate.

Floral Print Occasion Dress

Floral printed dress, short length

No summer wardrobe is complete without at least one floral occasion dress. This bright and summery piece is the perfect option. The AQUA Strappy Floral Print Dress ($30) has a high round neck, cut-in shoulders, seamed waist, and crisscross strappy back. The fit-and-flare silhouette with allover floral print looks elegant with just a pair of strappy heels.

Fit and Flare Dress

Short green dress with pockets

Stylish as is or with a pair of leggings, the Express Silky Soft Fit and Flare Dress ($60) is a lovely neutral for your collection. The olive green dress is simple, but not boring — with lace detailing and flared bottom. Just a few accessories like a necklace, handbag, and scarf is all that’s needed to turn this piece into an ensemble.

Dressing for a new season of social events doesn’t have to break your budget. No matter your go-to style, you can find a range of stylish occasion dresses you’ll love showing off this summer.

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
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