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    Updated on Nov 18, 2019. Posted on Nov 17, 2019

    31 Dresses For Anyone Who Just Wants A New Dress

    Might not need it, but you definitely want it.

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    1. A sweatshirt dress with pockets that'll be so cozy, you'll never want to take it off. Overall it'll fit loose, so it's perfect for all-day comfort when you're out and about running errands or spending more time in the car.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Super comfortable and casual dress. Looks great with sneakers and is slightly oversized. Not too heavy, but the fabric is thick enough, plus it washes well. Wish it was a tiny bit longer, but otherwise the fit is perfect. It’s just a great comfy dress to throw on and head out the door. I got the black v-neck style and receive so many compliments. Would highly recommend!" —Stephanie W

    Get it from Amazon for $11.20+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 33 colors).

    2. A long-sleeve velvet number you'll fall in love with instantly. The sheer shoulders allow you to show off a bit of skin without freezing your butt off, plus it also has pockets. *GASPS*

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "This dress is very flattering. It's great for a winter wedding or something that requires formal attire! It's very lovely and feels like a high quality dress." —geanbean

    Get it from ModCloth for $99 (available in sizes 00–28)

    3. A curve-hugging bodycon dress for those nights you feel like wearing something a bit more form-fitting. Bodycon dresses may not be the easiest to walk in, but that's a small price to pay for how incredible you'll look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is absolutely gorgeous and made very well! This is my second dress purchase from Amazon and I'll be back for more. I purchased the red one and it's a beautiful true red color. Not orange and not too blue-toned. It's heavy in weight because the material is thicker, but there's a good reason for it. It hugs your body really well." —Pen Name

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 20 styles).

    4. A velvet bow mini dress that's equal parts sophistication and flirtatious fun. The bandeau-styled top will hug you securely so you don't have to constantly hike the dress up as you bounce around the dance floor.

    River Island

    Get it from River Island for $100 (available in sizes 2–14).

    5. A flared skater dress with a delicate scalloped hem you'll want to twirl in all night long. The material is lightweight, but will still provide enough warmth during the colder months, especially when worn with a pair of tights!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this dress the moment I put it on. The material is lightweight and the stitching and pattern are perfect. It's not tight in the bust or arms. The sleeves hit the edge of my palm which, in my opinion, is perfect. The length hits just above my knees, but I did have to wear a slip underneath so that if I bend over, you can't see anything through the scalloped hem." —Kandy & Josh Turner

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    6. A colorful floral number so you can rock some muted color without it being in your face. It also features some subtle ruching on the side for an accented waist.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes 1X–4X).

    7. A lace dress for those nights when you feel like dressing up and strutting your stuff. You can wear it fully off the shoulders or pulled up a bit to get more coverage up top.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is stunning! I thought it wouldn’t fit me because I am pregnant, but it fits perfectly. Some dresses that feature lace are scratchy, but this one is not. Instead it is very comfortable to wear. The design looks so chic. Worth the purchase." —Hanna Mae Trout

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and nine colors).

    8. A ruffle wrap dress to wear around the holidays for either a work party or more formal family dinner. It has a polished feel, so you can easily dress it up with heels and statement earrings.

    Loft

    Get it from Loft for $89.50 (available in sizes 0, 6, 8, 10, and 14).

    9. A long-sleeve, V-neck dress, because everyone should have a favorite dress in their closet. It'll hit right at the knee so it can be worn in a professional setting.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Honestly, I didn’t have high hopes ordering a dress from Amazon, let alone a plus size dress! It’s incredibly soft! And it’s not sheer, so I’m glad I won’t have to wear a slip underneath. I personally sized up because I know how this shape fits me and it fits perfectly! I also love that I can dress it up or down. I will be back to buy more from Daily Ritual!" —Nikki Rupert

    Get it from Amazon for $15.54+ (available in sizes 1X–7X and seven colors).

    10. A timeless off-the-shoulder dress with a swing skirt so you always have an elegant staple in your closet. It can span seasons with ease so you won't have to pack it away for half the year.

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "This dress was an absolute win. I wore it to a party and got more compliments on it than I think I've received before. The only thing(s) to be aware of: the fabric is heavy, it goes past the knees, and it keeps your arms close – so if you're a 'hands in the air like you just don't care' type of dancer, this might restrict your movement. But, I absolutely loved it. I highly highly recommend it and can't wait to wear it again!" —C

    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS–4X and two colors).

    11. A ruffled party dress with a neck tie that'll provide a wonderful pop of color. The material is incredibly breathable, so no, you won't sweat profusely while wearing. Back sweat no more.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this dress! The material is fantastic. I’m messy, so when I eat or drink anything I’m going to drop something. I dropped pasta and my drink on this dress and it slid right off. I was amazed. It’s just a beautiful dress!! It shipped quickly and fit as expected." —Mochat30

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XS—XL and 12 colors).

    12. A button-up A-line midi dress so you can rock a vintage vibe in a classy way. Everyone deserves a desk-to-dinner dress they can always depend on.

    JCrew

    Promising review: "As the first reviewer pointed out, this dress is amazing on, but you will need to size down to get the fit just right! All colors are beautiful and they’re all well-made. Worn with a bootie or long boots or a strappy sandal, it’s great for just about any season and most occasions!" —ninchai

    Get it from J.Crew for $138 (available in sizes 00–24 and three colors).

    13. A backless dress to make you feel all types of edgy. With a fitted bodice and side slit, it'll take your street style up a few notches.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I tried this dress on in-store and had to buy it. It's so beautiful and flattering. It can be dressed up and down and I love how subtle and sexy the open back is." —qb2045

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in sizes XS–XL and eight styles).

    14. A ruched, long-sleeve bodycon dress for anyone who loves a little bit of mini dress action when out on the town. The sheer sleeves elevate the look so you could easily wear it to your bestie's birthday dinner.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes 1X–4X and two colors).

    15. A pink dress accented with adorable pom poms you can wear to that Sunday brunch you planned. Or on an all-day shopping spree. Or to meet your partner's parents for the first time.

    amazon.com / Via sensiblestylista.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful color and loose fit for even a bustier girl like myself! Not too short, either. It's a perfect Easter dress." —Ashley Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    16. A polka dot, flared-sleeve dress so you can play with pattern on days you'd rather keep the color to a minimum. The fabric is a certain type of scuba knit fabric that'll move and breathe with you, plus provide extra stretch.

    Eloquii

    Promising review: "I ordered the pink dress last year and had to have the navy dress! This dress is everything! The fit is perfect. The fabric is wonderful and not clingy. I'm an extra person so the sleeves are perfect for me." —Xavieria F.

    Get it from Eloquii for $99.95 (available in sizes 14–28 and 15 styles).

    17. A ruffle dress that'll leave you looking adorable with minimal effort during every season. Just pair with a jean jacket in the fall, stockings in the winter, a light cardigan in the spring, and sandals in the summer.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered this dress in black in anticipation of going out for dinner during our weekend at the beach and this dress didn't disappoint. It's super lightweight and perfect for walking around in hot weather. You can dress it up with some jewelry and a nice pair of sandals and now you are ready to go out to a nice restaurant at the beach. I'll be buying another one in a different color." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S—XL and eight colors).

    18. A corduroy mini dress to layer over your favorite sweater, with or without tights. It'll take you back to those childhood overalls your mom used to make you rock, but like, a much chicer version.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.99 (available in sizes S–L and two colors).

    19. A sequined short sleeve dress you'll catch everyone's eye in because of its sparkle. It's an ideal NYE option so you can ring in the new year with a bit of shine.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this dress. I’m 5’8” so I was a little concerned about the length, but it was past my fingertips and I never had to worry about it coming up. It wasn’t itchy either, which I definitely expected to happen throughout the night. I was never uncomfortable and received tons of compliments. I also didn’t notice any shedding sequins! I definitely would recommend, especially for the price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available sizes 0–22 and 10 colors).

    20. A backless cocktail dress to let you bare some skin up top, but still get coverage on the bottom. If you're looking to show off some newly tanned skin post winter getaway, this is the option to rock.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was super skeptical about buying a dress online. But where I live cute dresses are hard to come by without paying a ton of money. I shopped around for hours and I came across this dress. It fits so well. It’s very classy and just overall gorgeous. You feel so fancy. I really love this dress." — Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 11 colors).

    21. A chiffon cape dress that'll drape beautifully over a more fitted layer. It'll provide full coverage, but will still make you feel glamorous.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this dress in black to wear to a concert with a black short boot. It was so comfortable. It has a well-fitting sheath that slips over your head, but it also has a side zipper. The sheath is not made from clingy fabric and hangs well because of the weight of the fabric. The arm holes are high and cover the side of your bra and the round neckline is not loose and covers your bra straps. It is not see-through, either." —CJ II

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes M–3XL and 10 colors).

    22. A formal evening dress, because everyone should attend at least one black-tie event in their life, right?! This dress will make you want to experience a red carpet moment asap.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I took a big chance with this dress. I have an hourglass figure and this fits like a glove. I got so many compliments on this, and no one believed me when I told them that I ordered it through Amazon. This is the best money I've ever spent. It looks expensive, the material is not see-through at all, and I ordered it on Tuesday received it by Thursday." —Karina

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in sizes L–3XL and 10 styles).

    23. A striped three-quarter sleeve dress that'll be so easy to pair with a jean jacket or an adorable pair of wedges. The pockets aren't super deep, but are perfect for smaller items like your phone or card holder.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress, I was a little nervous as I always am ordering clothing online just because I never know how it’ll really fit, BUT this is TRUE to SIZE! I love it! It’s modest and I don’t need to worry about bending and showing anything! It’s not shear at all! Good stretchy material." —8kdzmom

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 15 styles).

    24. A floor-length beaded gown straight off the set of The Great Gatsby. I mean, who wouldn't want to party all night long in this number?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this dress for my friend to wear as a bridesmaid in my '20s/Gatsby-themed wedding, and it is stunning. This dress is nothing short of beautiful! Thrilled with this purchase! She did have to get it hemmed because it was pretty long." —Danica

    Get it from Amazon for $139+ (available in sizes 0–16 and five colors).

    25. A multi-colored sequin dress that'll make you feel like the center of attention when you walk into a room. It's a party-perfect option to have in your closet when the occasion arises.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $139 (available in sizes 2–16).

    26. A high-slit wrap dress so you can show off some leg when desired. It's the definition of a comfortable option that you can slip into easily when you want to wear a dress, but not put much effort in.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful. The fabric is so soft and comfortable! It felt like wearing pajamas. I wish the navy was a more vibrant color. It looks darker in real life than in the photos but it's still beautiful. The slit doesn't open too high on me but I'm not super tall so that might have something to do with it. I think you could easily dress this up with accessories for a fancier look or keep it more casual." —cobalt1

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S—XL and seven colors).

    27. A button-up dress so charming, you'll never want to put on pants again. The center peep hole is a subtle way to show skin.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this dress. Pro tip: If you want your bust to actually look good in the dress, get a push-up adhesive bra. Pull the ties across each other over the connecting part of the bra, and use two safety pins to hold in place. THEN tie." —Kay

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S—XL and 24 styles).

    28. A striped sweater dress with a straight and relaxed fit to pair with sneakers so you'll be incredibly cozy even when stuck at your desk all day.

    Loft

    Get it from Loft for $89.50 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL).

    29. A scalloped-edge dress featuring a sleeve and short V-neck that'll make you actually want to take a photo with your family during the holidays.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Just got this beautiful dress delivered! I am giving it five stars because everything is great about this dress! The fit and shape define your body very well, and the A-line cut makes it look neat and perfect for office wear." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and seven styles).

    30. A sheer lace maxi dress with front buttons that you can wear alone or layered over a cami. It's fully lined so you don't have to wear a slip underneath, but could wear it open over a skirt.

    Torrid

    Get it from Torrid for $53.34 (originally $88.90, available in sizes 00–6).

    31. A leopard print number made from a soft, lightweight fabric so it'll flow with you. It's the perfect dress to pair with combat boots for full edgy vibes.

    Target

    Promising review: "Very cute, lightweight dress! Fit is true to size. This will be great for layering in the fall and spring!" —KLo

    Get it from Target for $20 (available in sizes S–XL).

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