When tax on clothing is up to 20% thanks to the 2011 VAT increase, and government spending cuts start to hit your pockets, it’s time to go to the mattresses, and choose your going out dresses wisely to ensure you still look good without eating too far into the weekend budget. When you’re looking for anything under the £30 mark, you have to look at a lot of bad dresses before you get to the diamonds, so here are a few of our favourite cheap going out dresses to save you a little time. Hopefully, it will make choosing your next new dress for nights on the town a bit easier:
This simple black dress from Dorothy Perkins is a bargain at just £22, but the lace shoulders help to make it look like it’s much less inexpensive than it is. It’s also got a really nice curved hem to add even more detail to the look.
Another skater dress option from Dotty Ps is this navy textured look, which is again simple, but nicely embellished with little white Vs at the neck line. It’s £28 at the moment and the pleated skirt and fitted bodice give it a really nice style and good lines, making it good value for money.
This pale blue bow belted chiffon dress from New Look is another good option, with a flatteringly light colour tone and great shape delivered by the well placed belt. Surprisingly it’s just £19.99 from New Look at the moment, so for us it’s a simple, well priced win.
Peach is another great colour to go for, as it’s pretty, eye catching and versatile, and this lace and pearl embelished skater dress is the nicest example we can find. It’s £25 from Boohoo, so if you’re looking for something that looks light and has a naturally slimming style it could work well.
Choose your going out dresses wisely to keep them on the more affordable side of the spectrum and you’ll be able to invest more in mojito stocks and bonds. It’s a smart move under today’s cut-throat financial climate. Our tip is to keep things as simple as possible and embellish a little with jewelry and accessories.
One of the most important considerations when picking your going out dresses on a budget is that you want them to be cheap to buy, not look cheap on.