Cute Summer Dresses Under $50

Did you really think I was going to let a season of Mad Men go by without a style reference? I'm still a fan of Joan's awesome pen necklace and retro lip colors, but there's something we haven't covered yet: Ladylike dresses! Here are five that are perfect for summer:  Pandemonium in Blue Dress, ModCloth ($50, pictured). Peter Pan collar, skirt pleats, left front pocket! This dress has all that and then some, in a gorgeous blue.

 Structured Swing Dress, Forever 21 ($25). This little black dress has a classic shape with a kicky swing and a chic back zipper.

 Through the Looking Glass Dress, Spotted Moth ($40). This is the mullet of dresses -- sweet and demure in the front, keyhole cutout in the back!

 Patterned Sweetheart Sundress, Old Navy ($17, sale!). Bright, sunny checks in blue, yellow or orange. A steal!

 Coincidence & Chance Revel Dress, Urban Outfitters ($40, sale!). Girly lace gives modest coverage, aside from the mini length (so cute).