Spring Dresses Under $40

Happy Tuesday, friends, and welcome back to a new week! I intended to have this post for you yesterday, but the weekend was such a whirlwind, I simply ran out of time (and energy!).

We had the absolute best time celebrating Jackson’s graduation, and the weekend was filled with so much joy and love! I am still floating in my proud mom bubble… see the sweet pics HERE.

We spent Sunday packing up his house and prepping to move him back… so crazy to think I’ve got one moving home, and in three short months, the other moving out. Motherhood is constantly changing, just when you think you’ve got your arms wrapped around it, they go and switch it up!

This week is all about Sloan’s graduation! Her celebrations kick off Wednesday and run the rest of the week… and we end with a family party at home celebrating them both! Definitely a whirlwind, yes? I’m trying to take each day and event as they come, and soak up all the joy and proud moments.

But let’s get to today’s fun post!! You know I’m a ‘dress girl’, nothing beats the ease of their one-and-done style. I’ve been on the hunt for a range of spring styles for all budgets, and not only did I hit the jackpot with my recent order, but every last one of them is under $40!

PS… See my reel of most of these dresses HERE.

Dresses Under $40 //

I’m completely smitten with this midi dress in a sturdy linen blend. I love the flattering halter neck and gathers along the front to conceal a tummy. And hello pockets!!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Halter Cut-Out Dress | Platform Sandals | Seashell Earrings | Similar Bracelet

One way ticket to Switzerland, please!! Crazy for this striped cotton dress, with adjustable straps, square neckline, and even pockets.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Striped Midi Dress | Leather Slide Sandals (Look-For-Less HERE) | Handbag (code SUGARPLUM15) | Seashell Earrings | Similar Bracelet

This gorgeous maxi has flattering ruching detail down the front and an adjustable halter tie. It’s a silky material that moves well, with a flirty tier along the hem.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Ruched Ruffle Dress | Clear Strappy Heels | Seashell Earrings | Similar Bracelet

Obsessed with this midi dress!! It has a gorgeous print and pleated skirt, with an elastic waist and flattering halter neckline. You’d never guess it was under $200… let alone, only $40!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Pleated Keyhole Dress | Clear Strappy Heels | Seashell Earrings | Similar Bracelet

This halter midi is made of a quality cotton poplin, with elastic waist and pockets! I love the drop waist for a fun shape. I added the belt for an extra layer of style.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Drop Waist Halter Dress | Leather Slide Sandals (Look-For-Less HERE) | Slim Belt | Seashell Earrings | Similar Bracelet

I was thisclose to wearing this cotton shirt dress to Jackson’s graduation, but in the end, chose this colorful short option. It’s a crisp cotton with drop shoulder and buttons up the front. It has front flap pockets, a flattering full skirt, and removable tie belt.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Belted Midi Dress | Raffia Block HeelsTeardrop Earrings

I was so impressed with the dress, I promptly ordered it in black, too! This is a definite YES, and under $35!!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Belted Midi Dress | Leather Slide Sandals (Look-For-Less HERE) | Teardrop Earrings

Okay, and finally… this isn’t technically a dress, but the set was too cute not to share! Love this pull-on skirt with elastic waist and asymmetrical hem, and the top with a sporty, contrasting collar. Wear them together, or easily as separates for tons of versatility!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress and blouse.

Striped Asymmetrical Skirt | High-Low Blouse | Clear Strappy Heels | Seashell Earrings | Similar Bracelet

So tell me, which dress is your fave? Can you even believe I found them all at Walmart?! Honestly I can… they’ve been stepping up their game for awhile now, and I’m constantly impressed! Happy Spring, lovebugs!

PS… If you’re looking for more Spring styles, you’re in luck! See all my recent Spring Style posts here:


22 Dresses for Spring Occasions
10 (More!) Darling Spring Tops
Dressing Room Diaries | April
Amazon Fashion Finds | April
Target Haul
Spring Dresses with Nordstrom
10 Spring Dresses
Dressing Room Diaries | March
Vacation Essentials
Amazon Fashion Finds | March
(More!) Amazon Fashion Finds
22 Outfits for Sunny Spring Breaks
32 (More) Outfits for Sunny Spring Breaks
New GLxHSP Styles are Here!

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  1. Kristinanne wrote:

    Unfortunately, whenever influencers post Walmart dresses, my size is ALWAYS sold out. I do have the short Farm Rio dress, only because I had onboard cruise credit to use up on a recent cruise. Cute dress, but not really my style.

    Posted 5.14.24 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      To each their own, Kristinanne! Keep checking back on the Walmart dress stock… it definitely fluctuates! xo, C

      Posted 5.14.24 Reply
  2. Susan Jeffries wrote:

    I added the floral and the shirt dress to my cart. Then I added two of your Avara choices to my list too. I am loving the feminine floral dresses this season! Thanks for doing a great job of styling the items!

    Posted 5.14.24 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so much, Susan! Florals for spring… not too original, but always SO CUTE!!!!! xo, C

      Posted 5.14.24 Reply
  3. Diana wrote:

    You look so pretty in whatever dress you put on! For us older women, the sleeveless and halter dresses just don’t work. Really hard to find cute dresses for spring and summer with short or 3/4 sleeves. Love your other posts though!

    Posted 5.14.24 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you for your feedback! I try to find a variety of styles to suit all needs, but sometimes the trends just aren’t leaning a certain way! But yes totally understand what you’re saying about needing some sleeve coverage 🙂

      Posted 5.15.24 Reply
  4. Lisa wrote:

    Congrats on the graduations!! We have three weeks to go until our girl graduates HS, and then she’ll be in Dallas for college after that. Time is flying!!

    Posted 5.15.24 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Congrats to your daughter!!! You got this, mama! xo, C

      Posted 5.15.24 Reply