The Broke Girl's Guide To Dress Shopping

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    Truth: One of our absolute favorite parts about spring is how jam-packed our calendar gets with warm-weather festivities. We’re talking sidewalk brunches, picnics in the park, impromptu beach strolls, rooftop soirees, and everything in between. But, with a slew of super-fun plans comes the problem of finding something stylish and easy to wear to each and every activity. And, that’s where the spring dress comes in. Cute and totally easy, a sweet frock can take you from a morning walk (with a leather bomber if it’s chilly) to a nighttime shindig like that. So, if you stock your closet with a few key styles, you’ll make it through the entire season with minimal sartorial effort.

    We get it, though — buying new dresses to accompany your busy schedule can get pricey. But, it doesn't have to be. Especially when our favorite shops are brimming with affordable finds that look high-end but won’t break the bank. And, we culled the best picks for you — everything from chambray tunics to flirty, floral smocks that could easily pass for Marc or Karl yet are priced under $100. So, click through, because you can dress to the nines without spending all your dimes.

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