Spring is finally upon us. And what better way to prep for the warm spring breezes than with some shopping, of course. We searched for the top seasonal dresses in the city for our latest Shop-A-Matic, choosing our favorite 140 frocks based on color, design, and shape. We also went after what’s new: Pixie Market’s stock of young designers like tutu blu and Rojas, Thread Social’s lower-priced line ReThread, and Topshop’s stateside offerings, which will open in April. And we made sure to keep our priorities in check with 29 options under $100, and 59 options under $200. With winter behind us, it’s time to brighten up. Check out our favorite six picks after the jump, all under $200.
T-shirt Scarf Dress by Gap
Why we like it: This slouchy, relaxed dress is perfect for brunching outside on warm, spring Sundays.
Kimberly Madras Dress by Calypso
Why we like it: Update the halter dress with this braided neckline. The funky twist shows how this frock can double as a pretty cover-up for bikinis.
Lilly Bow Dress by Motel
Why we like it: The fall runways showed a battle between forties and eighties, and this dress is a bit of both. The peplum is a forties-style shape, while the strapless mini silhouette epitomizes Girls Wanna Just Have Fun.
Bright Pintucked Shift Dress by Banana Republic
Why we like it: It’s colorful and sunny, a perfect antidote to your standard black and gray work pieces. And with the right accessories, it can transition seamlessly into post-work cocktails.
Graffiti Dress by ReThread by Thread Social
Why we like it: Thread Social, a line known for its great party dresses, launched a more affordable collection called ReThread that uses leftover fabric to create new pieces, like this one. The print is sexy (and so is the price).
Architectural Tiered Dress by Twelve by Twelve
Why we like it: It’s clean and work-appropriate, but the layered skirt adds texture and interest to your classic shift. The neutral colors can also take you through every season.