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    Just 23 Dresses Under $30 That You Can Wear To Any Special Occasion

    If you have an event coming up and need a dress that won't break the bank, then this post is for you.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A wrap dress that comes in a ton of beautiful patterns so you may just want to grab more than one.

    Reviewer wearing floral dress

    2. A spaghetti strap dress so comfortable you can wear it all day and not feel constricted.

    3. A snakeskin maxi dress for a fresh off the runway look that's an absolute showstopper.

    model wearing dress with black tie up sandals
    same model showcasing back of dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $22 (originally $55; available in sizes 12–24).

    4. A high shine mini dress that says, "I'm ready for my closeup."

    model wearing shiny black strapless bandeau dress with heels
    model wearing same dress in red
    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $17.60 (originally $44; available in sizes 0–12 and two colors).

    5. A tube top dress so you'll always be red carpet ready when an event is coming up on your cal.

    6. A V-neck long-sleeve dress featuring a belted waist for a glam, cinched fit.

    model wearing dress in pink with black boots
    close up of same model in dress
    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $20.80 (originally $52; available in petite sizes 0–8).

    7. A sleeveless V-neck swing midi dress for that "I'm just headed for a spot of tea" vibe. How whimsical.

    8. A sleeveless cotton dress in a high neck style you'll swoon over. Grab your fave clutch and heels and you're good to go.

    Reviewer wearing green dress

    9. An asymmetrical spaghetti strap dress that's not your mom's typical spaghetti strap dress. This is iconic AND gorgeous.

    Reviewer wearing dress in a gray snakeskin print

    10. A twist-front maxi dress with a sexy front slit so you can simultaneously show off your shoe choice.

    model wearing twist front dress in navy
    same model showcasing back of dress in navy

    Get it from Boohoo for $26 (originally $65; available in sizes 12–24 and three colors).

    11. A satin cowl neck dress in case you consider your style simple and frill-free. This sleek silhouette will always be a winner.

    Reviewer wearing blue dress

    12. An off-the-shoulder mini dress that's every bit as romantic as it is stunning.

    Reviewer wearing blue floral dress

    13. A ribbed one shoulder dress featuring a high slit for a sexy number that'll have you feelin' like a million bucks.

    14. An elegant short-sleeve maxi dress that has POCKETS. A cute dress with pockets? A literal dream.

    reviewer wearing the black maxi dress
    reviewer wearing the animal print maxi dress

    Promising review: “This dress is so comfy and fits perfectly. I love the pockets also. I wore it for my brother's wedding ceremony with some blingy flat sandals. Would be good for casual occasions also. Highly recommend.” —Savvy 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes L–5XL and in 22 colors/patterns).

    15. A knitted maxi dress for a va-va-voom option that'll be turning heads.

    Reviewer wearing brown dress

    16. A vintage-inspired sheer panel dress if you love anything with a bit of character that looks like you spent hours thrifting it.

    Promising review: "I’m so glad I bought this dress! I received so many compliments. It fits beautifully. I was a little bit worried because when I first tried it on the sheer part at the top was itchy and uncomfortable, but after washing it with fabric softener it was perfect! I wore it to work all day and was super comfortable. The pockets are such a great bonus too!" —Carly Ransom

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 2–20 Plus and 10 colors).

    17. A satin spaghetti strap dress since you'll wanna keep a versatile cocktail-esque option in your closet. On days you don't have a more formal event, it can be styled as a skirt with a cute top layered over it or casually cool under a denim jacket. 

    Promising review: "I recommend 100%. I loved the fit and and was super comfortable. Got a lot of compliments about it and it was accurate on the size. Perfect!" —Cynthia Arizpe

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XL–4X and seven colors)

    18. A hot cold-shoulder dress because even though your heart says it's fall, the weather may say, "We're still giving summer temps."

    a plus size model wearing the cold-shoulder dress in brown

    Promising reviews: “Fits and looks just like the photo. I went with my normal size.” —Melanie Reed

    "This dress is awesome." —Adwoa sarpong attakorah 

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes L–4XL and in 12 colors).

    19. A velvet mini dress in case you don't love pattern but want a material that still has a bit of sheen and shine.

    reviewer wearing the purple velvet dress in an XXL
    another reviewer wearing the teal blue velvet dress in an XL

    Promising review: “This dress is fire!! I tried it on and immediately felt like a goddess! This dress is beautiful and hits my curves beautifully. I cannot wait to wear it out and bring all the boys to the yard. Don’t think about it, just click and ship.” —Chaunie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL Plus and in 20 colors).

    20. A ruffled floral maxi dress with some seriously stunning sleeves that everyone will be asking where you snagged it.

    Promising reviews: "OBSESSED WITH THIS DRESS!! Love how high the slit is and how stretchy it is! Super comfortable as well!" —Ashley Costanzo

    "I ordered this dress for maternity pictures. I liked that it’s a wrap dress, so I’ll be able to wear it after pregnancy and during nursing as well. It is more like a midi-length dress on me because I’m 5'9" but I couldn’t be more pleased with the color, texture, and fit of the dress! It’s so beautiful and honestly I’m shocked at how quality the material is. It doesn’t feel thin or cheap, and the color is such a rich and vibrant green. I’m obsessed with it!" —J Heck

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 0–22 Plus and a variety of colors).

    Psst — this is available on Prime Try Before You Buy so you can give it a whirl before taking the plunge and purchasing if you're a Prime member.

    21. A high-low dress if you just can't decide between a mini, midi, or maxi. Here's the best of all three.

    Reviewer is wearing a black maxi wrap dress with red and pink flowers throughout
    Reviewer is wearing the same dress in a dark green color

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this dress! It is somehow very sexy and still modest. I loved that I could walk all over windy San Francisco in it without it blowing open like a traditional wrap dress." —Kaylene 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 45 colors).

    22. A strappy maxi dress — a perfect, simple canvas for your extensive accessory collection you can style any which way you want.

    A reviewer wearing the spaghetti-strap dress with a rounded hem with slits at the sides in navy
    A reviewer wearing the dress in teal

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this dress! It's so light and so comfortable! I bought the sapphire blue and I'm going to buy the black and potentially the green as well!" —Morgan Tecchio

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    23. A faux-wrap style V-neck dress that's a classic silhouette you'll reach for in your closet time and time again.

    A customer review photo of the V-neck dress in red
    A customer review photo of the V-neck dress in blue

    Promising review: "I love love love this dress. I wore it for Easter this year and got so many compliments. I have bought another dress in a different color and am excited to wear them this summer! BUY THIS DRESS. If you’re second-guessing whether or not to buy it, BUY IT." —Rhianna Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 33 colors).

    Psst — this is available on Prime Try Before You Buy so you can give it a whirl before taking the plunge and purchasing if you're a Prime member.

    You putting on your own fashion show trying every dress in your closet —