Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses

The best new-in H&M dresses to update your spring wardrobe, according to a fashion editor

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From midis to maxis and everything in between, these 11 dresses are reason enough to make H&M your one-stop frock shop this spring. 

From animal print to the pared-back perfection of block colours, dresses in all of their guises really are style all-rounders.

And among the abundance available on the great British high street, H&M arguably makes some of the most versatile and show-stopping options, and at a price point that won’t frighten your bank balance.

The Swedish stalwart’s latest crop is prooft that there really is a dress for every occasion. From broderie anglaise minidresses that are crying out to be paired with bohemian-inspired jewellery and braided sandals, to wafting floral kaftans that speak entirely for themselves, these are dresses to be worn this summer and beyond. These are 11 of our favourites. 

  • H&M smocked bodice dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M smocked bodice dress

    Ready to be paired with your go-to flatform sandals, this floral bodice dress ought to be a style staple. Just add a dose of gold jewellery and you’re good to go.

    Shop H&M smocked bodice dress, £12.99

  • H&M broderie anglaise-hem dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M broderie anglaise-hem dress

    Broderie anglaise is a spring-summer essential thanks to its easy-breeziness. Wear with colourful beachwear and punchy accessories for a head-to-toe stylish ensemble.

    Shop H&M broderie anglaise-hem dress, £39.99

  • H&M striped T-shirt dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M striped T-shirt dress

    This comfortable striped mini is set to be everywhere later in the summer. Get ahead of the curve and wear with flatform white sandals for a dose of pared-back perfection.

    Shop H&M striped T-shirt dress, £12.99

  • H&M fringe-trimmed sequin dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M fringe-trimmed sequin dress

    Summertime sequins are never a bad idea, and this tropical-toned and printed mini gives just the right level of seasonal pizzazz.

    Shop H&M fringe-trimmed sequin dress, £79.99

  • H&M V-neck dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M V-neck dress

    A pared-back dress takes the headache out of getting dressed. Simply wear with your favourite accessories and a micro mule, et voilà! A get-up that’s good to go.

    Shop H&M V-neck dress, £39.99

  • H&M floral V-neck dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M floral V-neck dress

    Punchy bursts of florals have been hugely popular this spring and that’s a trend that’s set to stay into summer. Wear this floaty dress with 90s-inspired flatform sandals and a bright lip for a statement stylish ensemble.

    Shop H&M floral V-neck dress, £17.99

  • H&M flounced dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M flounced dress

    Flounced dresses have been a big hit at recent fashion events. Wear with easy pointed slingbacks and a boxy leather jacket for a simple stylish take.

    Shop H&M flounced dress, £34.99

  • H&M cotton voile dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M cotton voile dress

    A simple white midi dress is a desk-to-dusk dream. Wear with trainers for your commute and swap for strappy minimal mules for nighttime.

    Shop H&M cotton voile dress, £17.99

  • H&M smock-waisted dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M smock-waisted dress

    A smock-waisted dress is springtime simplicity personified. Wear this floral midi with lashings of gold jewellery and accessorise with bursts of apple green to really make the pink sing.

    Shop H&M smock-waisted dress, £17.99

  • H&M one-shoulder dress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M one-shoulder dress

    One-shoulder dresses make summertime dressing a breeze. Simply throw an oversized shirt over the top and wear with your favourite trainers for the ultimate noon-to-night look.

    Shop H&M one-shoulder dress, £19.99

  • H&M V-neck minidress

    Summer 2022: 11 best affordable H&M dresses
    H&M V-neck minidress

    Breezy minidresses are an easy-breezy summertime go-to; if an OTT shirt is too much for you, then opt for this pared-back beige dress instead.

    Shop H&M V-neck minidress, £39.99

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