Channel Betty Draper in Spring's Beautifully Retro Dresses

Lilly PulitzerOne of the most fantastic trends of the spring season is the proliferation of beautiful day dresses recalling the uber-feminine charm of the late '50s and early '60s.

You can bet I'll be investing in some of these sweet, full-skirted dresses. They're in style now, which means they'll be available in more stores for less money ...

But they'll be just as pretty and retro two or three years from now.

This gorgeous embroidered Eryn Dress (Lilly Pulitzer, $278) may be financially beyond your reach, but never fear!  

I'll show you some more affordable styles after the jump!





Donna Reed would be proud of you in this pretty Ellen Tracy Shirtdress (Macy's, $138). Love it with the red shoes!


ModClothThis On the Job Dress (ModCloth, $114.99) definitely takes the trend to 11!


ASOSAt this price, this pretty Swing Shirt Dress (ASOS, $44.83) is a must-have.


NordstromI'm putting a sale alert on this lovely Polka Dot Jacquard Dress (Nordstrom, $158).


Macy'sPerhaps this Alfani Shirtdress (Macy's, $89) is more your style ...

Kate SpadeThis Kate Spade Candy Shop Jeanette Dress (Kate Spade, $395) is pricey, but SO PRETTY.


Jessica SimpsonFor a dressy occasion, this One-Shoulder Belted Dress (Jessica Simpson, $158) is at the height of fashion.

KohlsAnd I can't stop looking at this Ruffle Taffeta Dress (Kohl's, $94.99).

What do you think of these full-skirted dresses?

Images (top to bottom): Lilly Pulitzer, Macy's, ModCloth, ASOS, Nordstrom, Macy's, Kate Spade, Jessica Simpson, Kohl's

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