What you need to know this instant.

FOR:
dresses

12 Retro Dresses Under $50

Call it the Mad Men effect, but nothing quite beats those sweet, feminine frocks from the '50s and '60s to stylishly combat the summer heat. From mod shifts to flirty halters, the dresses of these eras have been popularized by plenty of young-and-nostalgic performers, including Lana Del Rey, Z. Berg, and Zooey Deschanel, the queen of vintage-y dresses. (Not only does Zooey wear them frequently in real life, but also on her hit sitcom, The New Girl.)

Zooey and Lana might be retro-cute, but If the idea of wearing actual vintage doesn't appeal to you, it's easy to find the modern interpretations of the style—even if you're on a budget. We've rounded up a dozen affordable dresses—$50 or fewer, to be exact—that look vintage, but feel brand new.

A fitted top and flared skirt is flattering on everyone—but it's the quirky polka dot and bow print on this dress that makes it a winner.

Keep up with the Lucky team on Twitter:

FILED UNDER
dresses
KEYWORDS
dresses

more on luckymag.com

Adidas x Mary Katrantzou: The Ultimate Collaboration For The Fashionable Fitness Fiend

This technicolor, print-heavy collaboration between Adidas and Mary Katrantzou is a fitness-lover's dream.

TODAY ONLY: 50% Off Sanctuary Leather Jackets, Sweaters & More!

Eight Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Gorgeous Curls

The experts share their best tips on how to take care of and style curly hair.

Oscar de la Renta's Most Breathtaking Fashion Moments

In honor of the legendary designer's passing, take a look back at Oscar de la Renta's best fashion moments—from first ladies to the red carpet.

Kate Middleton Debuts The First Official Look Of Her Second Pregnancy

Click through to see how the Duchess is dressing her bump this time around!