These 37 Dresses Under $50 From Amazon Are *So* Cute And We Have The Receipts To Prove It
And by receipts, I mean amazing photos of them on people.
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oversized sweater dress that's essentially the same as wearing a big hug all day and really, who doesn't want that???
Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SWEATER DRESS! I read the reviews, and they said if you want the over size look to go up a size. I am 5’4. 145 pounds and normally wear a medium, but I went up to a large for the over size look. I normally roll up the sleeve once for a cute cuffed look. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND." — Jodi Hochstetler
Price: $32.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in eight styles)
lace cocktail dress designed so you can hit a power pose and feel like you own the world. You got this! 💪
Promising review: "A thousand reviews can’t be wrong! This dress is A+ in every category. I did go with the larger size as it gave me a little extra room when seated. It has a nice stretch. The liner under the lace was longer than I expected, which is a positive. There’s also a small slit in the back. I wore this navy dress to a wedding but will surely buy it it multiple colors." — JennyFabulous
Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes 4-14 and in 10 styles)
off-the-shoulder ruffle number you'll want to show off to everyone you know immediately. "Hi, hello grocery store clerk, would you like to see my new dress??? It's amazing!"
Promising review: "This dress is SO CUTE! It is the perfect summer dress for special events. It is light and airy. I was worried the ruffles would make me look larger than I am, but it is surprisingly so flattering! It does have some stray thread and isn’t perfectly sewn, but you can’t beat the price. I can’t wait to wear this dress to a summer wedding!" — Santanna
Price: $29.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors)
Promising review: "BUY THIS DRESS!!!!!! You guys it’s SO PERFECT. I’m a size 6/8 and I got a 6. It fits perfect. It's a little tight on chest, but I’m a DD, and it still fits. The dress is quality and literally the cutest dress I’ve ever bought. I'm ordering every color!!!!!!" — Elizabeth Novak
Price: $34.98 (available in sizes 2-14 and in 44 styles)
cape dress to make you feel like even more of a superhero than you already are.
Promising review: "This dress was everything! I’m a plus-size woman and generally wear a size 18. I bought a 2XL, and it fits perfectly. The material was very comfortable, even though it was on the cheaper end of the spectrum (which is expected because of the price). It's a beautiful dress, and I recommend it to all looking for an expensive classy dress" — Selena Poole
Price: $26.99 (available in sizes S-3X and in 14 colors)
pencil dress with a tie neck designed to make you feel extra confident so you can crush that big presentation you have at work and impress your boss.
Promising review: "The website pictures did not do this dress justice. This is a classy dress for the office. I received numerous compliments. I weigh 162 and I'm 5'6, so based on the measurements I ordered the M. I normally wear between 8-10." — Pearli
Price: $32.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 16 colors)
maxi in such cute patterns you'll want at least a couple in rotation in your wardrobe at all times.
Promising review: "This dress is perfect in every way! Its the perfect length and fit and I'm OBSESSED! Run don't walk to get this dress. It's so fab! It's great for the hot weather now and definitely can be brought into fall with some tights and tall boots. Such a great dress, I highly recommend!!" — Erin the Edgy Chick
Price: $25.68 (available in sizes 1X-4X and in 16 styles)
bell sleeve number so lightweight, you can wear it all year. Just add tights and a sweater in fall/winter, and you'll be G2G.
Promising review: "This dress is awesome for the price. It's really cute and has a nice vintage feel to it. It is very thin, but I'm excited to wear it for fall and winter. As long as you wear a slip, you're fine. The fit was great, especially if you're an hourglass shape. It is a little shorter side, for all you tall ladies out there. I already wore it for my engagement photos, and I think it looks great!" — Cece47
Price: $29.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in five styles)
v-neck dress you'll love so much you'll probably end up buying one in every color to wear to all the weddings you've been invited to this year.
Promising review: "Y'ALL. I do not have enough good things to say about this dress. This is the second one I've bought in a different color and it does nothing but impress. It is knee length so there's no accidental flashing, it has adjustable straps that cross in the back for a great fit, and it HAS POCKETS. It can be dressed up or down, I wore it to a wedding as well as to an afternoon of winery hopping. It's THAT versatile!" — Alex fo Falex
Price: $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 34 styles)
cocktail dress that'll make you feel like a million bucks every time you wear it.
Promising review: "This dress is everything and more! The quality is amazing for this price. I bought a size 4 and fits perfect. I am 5'3 and 112lbs. I will definitely buy from this company again. I can't wait to wear this dress!" — Natalie C
Price: $35.99 (available in sizes 4-10 and in six colors)
velvet midi dress that's practically perfect for New Year's but also like, every day after that. Don't sleep on this beauty!
Promising review: "There are few words to describe this dress. It is absolutely gorgeous! Fit as expected and looks as pictured. The inside is silk, so it is super comfortable. It comes to a good length, I'm 5'7. It is stretchy so you could probably size down if you like a real fitted look, or size up to keep it loose, but I'd go with your true sizing. I would recommend this dress and many other Esprlia dresses to everyone. They really make some amazing dresses. Thank you! 😊" — Amanda Barnes
Price: $29.99+ (available in sizes 14W-22W and in nine styles)
mini dress casual enough to wear exploring whatever city is on your bucket list for 2020. Get out there!
Promising review: "I love this dress! It fit perfectly! I am 5'10 and struggle to find dresses that are not 'too short.' This was a perfect length. The bottom half of the dress is lined, which makes it completely opaque. It is a thin material that makes steaming extremely easy and fast. I wore this to an Atlanta Braves game in 100+ degree weather and was able to keep cool. It's a perfect addition to my wardrobe." — karmen howard
Price: $18.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and eight colors)
maxi dress designed to be a solid choice for any event, no matter if it's more casual or dressy, you can make this baby work.
Promising review: "This dress is AWESOME. I can't believe it is as cheap as it is. I would buy it over and over again. It's super comfy—the thicker fabric is so great for fall/winter events. I can't give it enough compliments." — amason39
Price: $18.89+ (available in sizes L-4X and in 13 styles)
graphic one to get your style in ~shape~ and help you win the award of 'Most Fashionable' in 2020.
Promising review: "This is a really cute and flattering dress. I’ve ordered a few things from this company and have found they run small, so I sized up in this dress and it fits perfect. I love the print and the cut of the dress. The belt loops are huge and stick out, so I plan to remove them, but otherwise, I love this dress!" — Dreamer7
Price: $21.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in 11 sizes)
classic wrap dress perfectly designed to hug you your body and make you feel comfortable and confident. You'll be able to take on whatever the day throws your way when you're wearing this.
Promising review: "This dress is fantastic. I am a tall and curvy working professional. I needed something easy and comfortable to wear all day. This dress took me through meetings and conferences like a breeze. This fit perfectly, and I received so many compliments. The true wrap style allows for flattering custom fit and easy to maintain modesty while still looking modern and feminine. This dress is wrinkle free, easy care. Overall a win!" — Ginger F
Price: $17.49+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 23 colors)
polka dot number you can quickly throw on on a Saturday morning when you told your friends you'd meet them for brunch at 12, but you accidentally slept until 11:30. Whoops!
Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this dress! I purchased to wear for a wedding and got many compliments. The material is great and the fit was perfect. The color is a tad darker in person, but I expected it to be, and it was exactly what I wanted!" — Sabrina Smith
Price: $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors)
bell-sleeve bodycon designed to make you immediately strike a pose and say, "Take my picture! I'm fabulous!".
Promising review: "I love this dress! The quality is excellent (not thin at all), and the fit is great. It allowed all of my curves to shine through. I have zero complaints and will order other colors when I need another dress. I am 5’4 1/2 and 136 lbs. I ordered a size medium." — Gabrielle
Price: $37.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in 38 styles)
floral cocktail party dress that will make you feel like a million bucks even though it only costs as much as two fancy cocktails.
Promising review: "I adore this dress! The fit is absolutely gorgeous and runs as expected! It's so nice to have a dress that fits, isn't too tight, has sleeves, and a higher front! The color is beautiful too! Literally every time I wear this dress, I get compliments! It's a little long on me (I'm 5'2", and it hits a little lower than mid-calf), but I just pair it with pointy pumps, and it's fine. If they had this dress in more patterns, I would buy every one of them! Love love love!" — Chelsea
Price: $28.99+ (available in sizes 14-24 and in eight styles)
Promising review: "I love this sweater dress and all the color options it comes in. I love the pink color that I chose, and it fits great. It has great length to it and because I am tall (5'7) I need extra length to wear to work and professional settings. I love it! I bought a S." — Kelsey Hughes
Price: $39 (available in sizes S-XXL and in nine colors)
'50s style swing dress with an old school feel but a modern twist so you don't feel like you're stuck in the past at all.
Promising review: "I LOVE this dress! I am constantly warmer than everyone else. and this dress is just perfect. I wear it to church with a crinoline so it poofs out, and it makes me feel very feminine. I have already ordered a second one in green. I normally wear a 12-14, and I ordered a 3X, and it fits just perfectly, so don't be afraid to buy bigger than you normally wear." — Ashley
Price: $27.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in 37 styles)
bodycon available in both long and short sleeves, so you might as well add a couple to your cart because at this price, you're going to want to wear these all year long.
Promising review: "This dress is phenomenal. Not see through at all (I did buy black, though), and it is lined. It’s also extremely comfortable. I plan to dress it both up and down either for work or casual outings. I’ll admit I was skeptical, but I definitely won’t be returning this dress. And, as many have stated, it looks much more expensive than what it goes for. I do recommend going with your normal size. I can typically fit into both a S and M, but M is my usual size for most clothing and this dress fit great. Was not too tight at all, I fear a small would have been clinging to me." — KG
Price: $10.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL, two styles and 13 styles)
vintage-inspired swing dress with almost 3,000 five-star reviews raving about how amazing this dress is, so you might see other people wearing it at the same time as you and you can smile at each other and share a secret bond that you both found a great dress you love.
Promising review: "This dress surprised me. I normally don't shop for clothes on Amazon, but I saw the pockets on this one (I'm obsessed with pockets) and started reading through the reviews. I ordered two because you can't beat the price. I wore one to work and thought for sure people would know how much I paid for it. But nope! All I've been getting are compliments and requests for links to buy the dress!! I'm about to order some more." — Amazon Customer
Price: $29.96 (available in sizes S-3X and in 34 styles)
pencil dress just asking for you to put it on with those new cute heels you had to buy because they were on sale. Wow, you really are a great shopper.
Promising review: "Wow! This dress is amazing and so much higher quality than I expected. I am super stoked to wear this to my 20-year high school reunion in a couple of weeks!"— Tamara Powell
Price: $29.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors)
off-the-shoulder number perfect for that wedding of a friend of a friend you're not quite sure how you got invited to — but you never turn down cake and dancing!
Promising review: "This dress. I read all the reviews and loved all the photos to see it on different shapes. It’s AMAZING. I’m a 42F, and I look great in it with a bra even! The material is heavy and flows amazingly. It looks great with or without a petticoat. I need it in every single color!" — lydia mongeonz
Price: $37.99 (available in sizes S-3X and in 10 colors)
flared cocktail dress you'll love so much you'll go keep going back again and again to get it in other colors and slowly make this your go-to dress style.
Promising review: "This was such a pretty dress, I received a lot of compliments! I also liked how it has some stretch to it, so it makes it very comfy and versatile. I definitely plan on ordering more colors." — Katlyn Gaddy
Price: $26.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 13 styles)
lace midi so comfortable, you can dance the night away in it.
Promising review: "I love this dress so much. I bought it for a wedding at the last minute. At first, I was hesitant to buy it because I'm always hesitant to buy clothes online. After reading the reviews, I decided to buy it. I'm so glad I did!!! The dress arrived quickly. I tried it on, and it fit perfectly. I did size up just to be on the safe side. I think a smaller size would have worked too but it comes with a belt, so it was perfect. I also think I was hesitant because I didn't know if it would be cheaply made because the price was low. I was pleasantly surprised at how pretty it really was!! If you are looking for a cute, well made and low-cost dress, this is the one!! I'm definitely going to buy another." — alicia mcdowell
Price: $35.99 (available in sizes 14-26 and in six colors)
ruffle bodycon dress you'll have a ~ruff~ time taking off at the end of the night because of how beautiful it will make you feel.
Promising review: "This is a must-have dress. I wish I could give it more than five stars. It looks amazing on. Nice fabric, a little stretch...beautiful. The zipper sticks a little, but I can fix that. I'm so happy with this purchase. Gorgeous!!" — Jen
Price: $34.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 15 styles)
boho mini dress designed to inspire you to book that tropical vacation you've been eying for months. It's time for some R&R and to rock this number.
Promising review: "I LOVE this wrap dress! The material is so soft and comfortable, and the dress is a perfect fit. It accentuates my curves and is super flattering. I always try to find dresses that would be work appropriate and also cute to wear if going out after work and on the weekends, and this fits the bill. It doesn't show too much cleavage and is the perfect length- a few inches above my knee." — Taylor
Price: $24.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 21 styles)
bodycon so simple and classic you really can't go wrong with wearing it.
Promising review: "I truly loved this dress. I went up a size from what I normally wear, and it fit like a glove! It's very stretchy material and has a wonderful ruching at the waist. It hits below the knee, which offers quite a classy look. I do wish there was a way to fix the small gapping issue at the right shoulder, but it wasn't too bad. Overall, for $30, it was a great dress and made me feel super sexy and classy!" — TheRealJenTracy
Price: $29.99 (available in sizes S-3X and in 17 colors)
cashmere-blend dress because there's not much better than wearing a dress that looks super cute on but *feels* like you're wearing a blanket all day.
Promising review: "This is an absolutely heckin' beautiful dress!!!! I’m 5’10” and 135 lbs and this dress is both long enough and fits perfect on me. I ordered this dress in the beige color but it looks more like a very light pastel-ish yellow, and the sleeves are a tad bit too short (because I have some long arms), but with a little stretching, they can be pulled down to cover a little more. The material is excellent — nice and thick and keeps you warm! Very, very well-made and worth the $50 dollars I paid." — J. Rhode
Price: $49 (available in sizes S–L and nine colors)
stripped a-line made out of cotton and spandex, so it won't be a ~stretch~ to say you'll find yourself daydreaming about wearing it more.
Promising review: "I love this dress. I got so many compliments and no one could believe I got it from Amazon! It's good quality, nice fit, and great colors! I am 5'4" and 149 pounds, and the medium was perfect! Definitely get this dress if you like it!" — Nadeen Almtanios
Price: $29.99 (available in sizes 4-12 and in four styles)
fit and flare that proves you don't have to sacrifice style if you prefer to dress more modestly.
Promising review: "I love this dress! I dress more on the modest side but still like to be fashionable. This is perfect. The fit is great, it goes up to the neckline, and the sleeves and buttons are beautiful. The length was about mid-calf on me (I’m 5’6”). It was a thin material, so you may have to wear a slip, but other than that, it needs nothing extra!" — Maria
Price: $34.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 12 styles)
polka dot number you can wear with heels, sandals, or even tennis shoes so it really can take you on any adventure you have planned.
Promising review: "Adorable dress! I got many compliments wearing it! It's a nice quality dress, the v-neck is not too low cut and stays put pretty well! It can be dressed down or up! I thought it was a wrap dress but it isn't. It's still a nice and cute dress though. There's a zipper on the back, and it comes with a string to tie with, just for looks." — Glo
Price: $24.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in four styles)
embroidered maxi to make your style truly ~bloom~ and also make everyone (even strangers on the street) compliment you and ask you where you got it from.
Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress, and I received lots of compliments when I wore it for a formal event. I like how you can dress it up or dress it down for a less formal look. I'm only 5'0, so I had to shorten the dress by a few inches. Instead of cutting the hem, I cuffed it under and it created a nice heavyweight at the bottom of the dress creating a great shape to the skirt. I would recommend this dress!" — Rina Recommendz
Price: $39.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in black and pink)
twist front dress you can put on in a ~cinch~ when you need to look great *and* feel great.
Promising review: "This fabric is AMAZING; I folded it in a bag, took it out upon arrival, and it was in perfect condition. It's super easy to pack and bring on trip. I got so many compliments on the dress itself. I ordered a large and was true to size and very flattering. It's a bit see-through in the back for the pink color, but I just wore nude undergarments and was fine. Love!" — Jessica
Price: $24.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in 15 styles)
mermaid midi that'll make your confidence level shoot up about 100% when you put it on.
Promising review: "I really love this dress. It is very beautiful. It fit just right. I ordered an XL, and I am 203lbs, and I am busty, so the boob area was very comfortable. The dress itself was comfortable!! It did fall a little below my knees, which was a great length. It had a zipper on the side, but I didn’t use it because I didn’t even notice it had a zipper because the dress was stretchy. I will be buying again in other colors. I wore it for a wedding and received many compliments!!!!" — Joevonder Jones
Price: $40.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in 43 styles)
v-neck lace number that's not only super cute and flattering but also has POCKETS (!!!) so you know that makes it about 10x better.
Promising review: "This dress looks MUCH more expensive than it is. I got compliments on it ALL NIGHT. I disagree with other posts- I absolutely was able to wear a bra with this- a plunging neckline, nude, strapless bra worked perfectly. I agree that this may not be for larger chested women, but if you are pear-shaped, it is perfect. I am a 32C, about 165lbs, about 5'8" and the medium fit great. I have larger hips, but this fit allowed for that (and without shapewear—winning)." — oconnorsrb
Price: $40.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 styles)
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