Two women wearing blue floral summer dresses stand outdoors near a rocky area, modeling casual yet elegant fashion. Both have their hair down and look to the side.


The Dress Edit

Looking To Indulge? These 30 Summer Designer Dresses Are Under $500


When it comes to staying stylish during the summer season, nothing beats the allure of summer designer dresses. What makes these special? Not only are they fashion forward, but they’re also al under $500—fit for many budgets. These stunning creations effortlessly blend luxury and fashion, making you feel like a true fashion icon wherever you go. While there are many pieces like these, you don’t have to break the bank to indulge in a little luxury. Ready to shop? We’ve curated a selection of 30 summer designer dresses that are all under $500. Luxury fashion can be accessible and affordable—and now it’s yours to explore.

A woman in a summer floral dress stands near a white wall, her hand touching her hair, looking thoughtfully to her side in a sunny outdoor setting.

REFORMATION Marguerite Silk Dress

A young woman in a red summer dress sits on a staircase, posing with one arm raised and holding a black purse. She wears a dark headband and socks, against an elegant interior background.

FOR LOVE & LEMONS Ilana Midi Dress

Summer Designer Dresses For Your Most Special Evenings


For your most special evenings, whether it’s a date night or a glamorous event, summer designer dresses are the perfect choice. Designed with exquisite details, luxurious fabrics, and flattering silhouettes, they are sure to make a lasting impression. From elegant maxi dresses to sleek midi dresses, there’s a style to suit every taste and occasion. With these styles, you can channel your inner celebrity and feel like you’re walking the red carpet, all without breaking your budget.


For example, the L’IDEE Renaissance Split Gown is simply unbeatable for the price. One luxurious piece like this will instantly elevate your entire look—no matter where you’re headed. Paired with your finest heels and a new designer handbag, you’ll be splurging on a few more sizzling pieces like this one. These summer designer dresses don’t have to sit on your screen—they belong in your summer closet.

Shop more summer dresses selected and reviewed by our expert fashion buyers and stylists

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Regina Cut-Out Mini Dress

  • EN SAISON Eleanor Stripe Cotton Midi Sundress

  • SUPERDOWN Marnie Mini Dress

  • ANTHROPOLOGIE V-Neck Sequin Deco Swing Dress

  • FREE-EST Santa Luz Maxi Dress

  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Sleeveless Fringe Mini Dress

  • MAEVE Purple The Cecily Fit & Flare Sweetheart Dress

  • BHLDN Tara Sleeveless Drop-Waist Stretch Satin Maxi Dress

  • BHLDN Maria Sleeveless Satin Midi Dress

  • LOST + WANDER Light of Iris Floral Print Off the Shoulder Dress

  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Sleeveless Draped-Back Asymmetrical Slip Midi Dress

  • RUNAWAY THE LABEL X Revolve Havana Mini Dress


  • AUGUSTE Madrid Mason Maxi Dress

  • ONLY HEARTS Shine On Slip Dress

  • FREE-EST Ruffle It Up Midi Dress

  • THE SOMERSET Mini Dress


  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Kendall Mini Dress

  • ONLY HEARTS Carmen Embroidered Velvet Dress

  • FREE PEOPLE x Intimately FP Girls Got Glam Slip Dress

  • NBD Chloe Dress

  • LULUS Marvelous Moment Sequin Fringe Gown

  • MAJORELLE X Bridget Juliette Mini Dress

  • ELLIATT Mikaela Dress

  • SNDYS Tahlia Dress

  • SHOW ME YOUR MUMU Best Bow Dress

  • MORE TO COME Tanya Cut Out Dress

  • TULAROSA Bellini Sequin Dress

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Samira Mini Dress


Luxurious Day Dresses You Need For The Season


Summer designer dresses don’t just have to be about dressing up for formal events. They’re also about embracing the joy and carefree spirit of the season with luxurious day styles. These pieces effortlessly blend style and comfort, allowing you to stay chic and cool during those warm summer days. Whether you’re strolling through a vibrant city or lounging by the beach, these daytime pieces will elevate your everyday look.


From the breezy REFORMATION Marguerite Silk Dress to the playful SHOW ME YOUR MUMU Jasmine Halter Mini Dress, these are perfect. Not to mention, they both are a work of art that capture the essence of summer. There isn’t another season where you can wear these vibrant shades and flirty details. No matter what summer designer dress catch your eye, don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your summer style. These style choices will certainly turn heads in your direction.

Shop All Designer Dresses

A woman in a Looking To Indulge? These 30 Summer Designer Dresses  sits with a meadow and cottages in the background. She has blond hair, some strands draped across her face, and her expression is contemplative.

FOR LOVE & LEMONS Jocelyn Mini Dress

A young woman in a [Looking To Indulge? These 30 Summer Designer Dresses Are Under $500] twirling in a sunny park, with her blonde hair flowing and trees in the background.


These Pretty Mini Summer Dresses Will Make Your Closet So Much Cuter