Who cares if the temperatures soar when you’re comfortable in a summer dress? Slip into a dress from one of these stores and look cool, make heads turn and be on you merry way to grab some ice-cream.
Here's Where You Can Get Dresses On A Budget
You’ll find something summery and cool, for sure at Cupid in Koregaon Park. Located on North Main Road, there are a bunch of shops around that you can shop from. But, Cupid is stocked with all sizes and is very affordable too. Their dresses start at INR 800 and you get all the trendiest styles here. The best bit, you don’t have to look anywhere else for accessories. Cupid is well-stocked with belts and jewellery too, starting at INR 350.
Pune’s oldest concept store, Either Or at Sohrab Hall has everything awesome and handcrafted. You’ll get minimalist, functional and cotton attire here. Last season, they had asymmetrical cotton dresses in quirky prints, boho dresses and a lot more. We can’t wait for their summer collection to arrive. You’ll easily score a funky dress for INR 1500.
From Camp’s Kumar Plaza, there’s no way you’re leaving empty-handed. You’ll find something worth your while here. Shop for strappy tops, skirts and also dresses. They’ve got a whole range of summer dresses that are perfect for an evening cocktail or a party. You’ll rarely find any casual outfits here, but you’ll look hot and be cool in the clothes here, all at once. The dresses here start at INR 800.
Located in Wonderland in Camp, Fashiana is a label that does everything cotton. With a host of prints and different styles of cotton dresses, you will be spoilt for choice. Fashiana has simple cotton dresses starting at INR 700. You can style the dresses with a pair of sneakers or some sandals and you’ll be ready for brunch or a lovely summer day out.
Colors Of Art
Based out of Baner, Colors Of Art or COA aims to offer organic fashion for all women. Their line of clothing is sustainable, chemical-free, super light and breathable. They have some cute and quirky dresses that’ll give you that casual look you’re aspiring for this summer. Shop for their dresses, which will set you back a little more than INR 1000.
Find stores boring? Head to a fashion truck instead. Due to lack of permission to be able to move around, Fabulo is usually parked on Baner-Balewadi road, near Madras Cafe, behind Medipoint Hospital. But you can track the truck via their Facebook page. The collection is a mix of ethnic and western wear and you’ll find a lot of cool cotton dresses, synthetic ones in prints or solid colours and in other fabrics and styles. Most of their collection is priced under INR 999.
Walk around FC Road for a summer haul. But if you’re not one to wander much, drop in Hyper Store that has tops, shorts and other items starting at INR 200. We like the dresses they had and because almost all are casual, you’ll get something that you could wear everyday under INR 500.