11 best high street dresses under £250 to shop now 2022

15 of the coolest high street dresses to shop right now (and they’re all under £250)

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From nifty knits to floral frocks, the high street is a one-stop shop for stellar dresses – these are the best ones under £250 that we’re adding to our baskets pronto. 

When it comes to getting your frock fix, there’s no better place to peruse than the high street, whether virtually or in-person.

Whether it’s a mini, midi or maxi that your wardrobe is yearning for, the high street is positively swimming in a sea of stellar dresses that come patterned, plain and everything in-between.

The decree issued by the most recent fashion weeks is that sky-high, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them dresses are very much the hemline du jour, while elsewhere perennial favourite gingham is still vying for people’s attention in the form of cottagecore dresses that are positively oozing with character. Think noon-to-night dressing that can be dressed up or down with this fleet of fanciful frocks. 

But fear not, for we’ve taken it upon ourselves to scour the high street for the crème de la crème of dresses so you don’t have to. The result: dresses too good to resist. These are the 15 under-£250 high street dresses that will make both you and your bank balance extremely happy.

The best high street dresses

  • Mango Floral Print Dress

    Mango Floral Print Dress in Blue
    Mango Floral Print Dress in Blue

    If you’re looking for something that’s equal parts effortless and comfy, consider the search over. This spring-ready pale-blue floral print midi with gathered front detailing has got you covered. 

    Shop Floral Print Dress at Mango, £29.99

  • Cos Knitted Midi Dress

    Cos Knitted Midi Dress
    Cos Knitted Midi Dress

    Knitwear, but make it summer appropriate. This midi from Cos in moody khaki and blue colourways is the perfect beach-to-drinks transition dress. Pair with your favourite earrings and you’re good to go.


    Shop Knitted Midi Dress at Cos, £89

  • New Look Orange Floral Shirred Frill Square Neck Mini Dress

    New Look Orange Floral Shirred Frill Square Neck Mini Dress
    New Look Orange Floral Shirred Frill Square Neck Mini Dress

    60s-inspired florals are all the rage of late. So, why not revel in the print with this shirred body mini dress from New Look. Wear with your favourite black padded sandals and Bottega-esque padded bags for a summer look you’ll want to take a few Instagram pics of asap. 


    Shop Orange Floral Shirred Frill Square Neck Mini Dress at New Look, £25.99

  • Asos Design Curve Tiered Midi Wrap Dress with Puff Sleeve in Green Check

    ASOS DESIGN Curve Tiered Midi Wrap Dress with Puff Sleeve in Green Check
    ASOS DESIGN Curve Tiered Midi Wrap Dress with Puff Sleeve in Green Check

    Puff sleeves? Check. Wrap detailing? Check. Tiered design? Check. Everything about this light-green checked dress is perfect.


    Shop Asos Design Curve Tiered Midi Wrap Dress with Puff Sleeve in Green Check, £35

  • & Other Stories Off-Shoulder Seersucker Mini Dress

    & Other Stories Off-Shoulder Seersucker Mini Dress
    & Other Stories Off-Shoulder Seersucker Mini Dress

    For those days when you can’t decide between thin straps or bardot off-the-shoulder, this sweet floral printed mini dress lets you do both. Wear it with your favourite oversized marble sunglasses and cream crossbody bag to complete the look.


    Shop Off-Shoulder Seersucker Mini Dress at & Other Stories, £95

  • Reformation Christina Dress Es

    Reformation Christina Dress Es
    Reformation Christina Dress Es

    When it comes to beautiful cuts, designs and an admirable commitment to sustainability, Reformation never disappoints. What also doesn’t let us down is this deliciously moody and floral frilled hem dress ready for any occasion.


    Shop Christina Dress Es at Reformation, £218

  • Warehouse Floral One Shoulder Pleated Midi Dress

    Warehouse Floral One Shoulder Pleated Midi Dress
    Warehouse Floral One Shoulder Pleated Midi Dress

    Did someone say statement dress? Not only does this midi dress feature a punchy fuchsia colourway, but its one-shoulder design means the detailing is on point, too. Weddings, parties, drinks, whatever the event, this is the dress of all dresses. 


    Shop Floral One Shoulder Pleated Midi Dress at Warehouse, £99

  • Never Fully Dressed Orange Lace Mini Gabriel Dress

    Never Fully Dressed Orange Lace Mini Gabriel Dress
    Never Fully Dressed Orange Lace Mini Gabriel Dress

    When you’re collating your summer holiday looks for your Italian getaway, don’t forget a sun-soaked blood-orange mini. This particular dress is all about the details: lace, exaggerated frilly sleeves and a v-neck cut. 

    Shop Orange Lace Mini Gabriel Dress at Never Fully Dressed, £79

  • H&M Smocked Cotton Dress

    H&M Smocked Cotton Dress
    H&M Smocked Cotton Dress

    Loose-fit, floral print in a casual smock design, this is the dress for casual meet-ups and drinks. Or even just lounging about the flat. 


    Shop Smocked Cotton Dress at H&M, £17.99

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