11 of the best under-$200 dresses from J.Crew that we're loving for spring

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·4 min read

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We've rounded up the best under-$200 dresses and jumpsuits for spring. Images via J.Crew.
We've rounded up the best under-$200 dresses and jumpsuits for spring. Images via J.Crew.

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When it comes to timeless, preppy styles, nobody does it better than J.Crew. Their polished meets feminine styles are ideal for virtually any occasion, whether it’s an online get-together with friends or a day at the office.

The brand is a go-to if you’re looking for polished-meets-playful clothing, and is one of the many accessible retailers that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex turns to on a regular basis. In fact, her visit to the 2019 U.S. Open in a J.Crew chambray shirt dress was such a hit that it quickly sold out as shoppers rushed to replicate the look.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan (R), Duchess of Sussex attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centeron September 07, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City.   (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle wore a J.Crew chambray dress and cardigan to the 2019 U.S. Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Now that spring is in full swing, we’ve been loving their fresh new styles that incorporate the lightness and optimism of the season. Florals, gingham, eyelet lace and the duchess-approved chambray are just some of must-haves of the season, and J.Crew’s latest collection of wear-everywhere dresses has them in spades.

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We’ve gathered some of our favourite under-$200 styles to love, just in case your wardrobe could use a springtime update.

Puff-sleeve dress in vibrant garden print

Puff-sleeve dress in vibrant garden print. Image via J.Crew.
Puff-sleeve dress in vibrant garden print. Image via J.Crew.

Not for the faint of heart, this vibrant floral print makes a big style statement. Not only does it feature an oversized floral motif, it also has an on-trend puffed sleeve and subtle ruffled hem.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $188

Chambray shift dress

Chambray shift dress. Image via J.Crew.
Chambray shift dress. Image via J.Crew.

Designed in an easy, breezy lightweight chambray fabric, this shift dress makes the case for upgrading your casual wardrobe this season.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $130

Smocked ruffle dress in cotton voile

Smocked ruffle dress in cotton voile. Image via J.Crew.
Smocked ruffle dress in cotton voile. Image via J.Crew.

Smocked details at the sleeves and waist elevate the look of this easy pull on dress. Throw on some sandals and you’re ready for any spring occasion.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $188

Lace-up balloon-sleeve dress

Lace-up balloon-sleeve dress. Image via J.Crew.
Lace-up balloon-sleeve dress. Image via J.Crew.

Nautical-inspired details like a lace-up neckline are sure to be a hit this season, whether or not you’re lounging deckside.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $144

T-shirt dress in stripe

T-shirt dress in stripe. Image via J.Crew.
T-shirt dress in stripe. Image via J.Crew.

Now available in a new colourway for spring, this top-rated t-shirt dress brightens up your wardrobe. As an added bonus, it’s just as comfortable as your favourite vintage tee.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $102

Cotton-linen beach romper in stripe

Cotton-linen beach romper in stripe. Image via J.Crew.
Cotton-linen beach romper in stripe. Image via J.Crew.

Ideal for a day at the beach or a picnic in the park, this sweet gingham romper is easy to throw on and go.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $162

Relaxed-fit crisp cotton poplin shirtdress

Relaxed-fit crisp cotton poplin shirtdress. Image via J.Crew.
Relaxed-fit crisp cotton poplin shirtdress. Image via J.Crew.

As a staple in every closet, you can never go wrong with a classic shirtdress. This one done in olive green is especially covetable thanks to its relaxed fit that gives off the perfect effortless chic vibe.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $174

Ruffle-sleeve cotton voile dress

Ruffle-sleeve cotton voile dress. Image via J.Crew.
Ruffle-sleeve cotton voile dress. Image via J.Crew.

Add a little white dress to your arsenal, like this tiered and ruffled frock with a faux wrap silhouette. If all white isn’t your thing, it’s also available in solid black and a navy and white striped version.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $188

Sweatshirt dress in vintage cotton terry

Sweatshirt dress in vintage cotton terry. Image via J.Crew.
Sweatshirt dress in vintage cotton terry. Image via J.Crew.

As comfortable as your favourite sweatshirt, this casual dress is sure to become one of your most-worn pieces of the season.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $132

Cotton-linen button-front midi dress

Cotton-linen button-front midi dress. Image via J.Crew.
Cotton-linen button-front midi dress. Image via J.Crew.

A blend of cotton and linen lends an airy feel to this button front dress. A ruffled hem also means you can easily choose to dress this up or down.

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $174

Cotton linen tiered maxi dress

Cotton linen tiered maxi dress. Image via J.Crew.
Cotton linen tiered maxi dress. Image via J.Crew.

Now that the temperature has started to rise, it’s time to break out the sundresses. This tank dress features a ruffled neckline and a breezy construction

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $162

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