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    35 Formal Dresses You Can Get On Amazon That You'll Actually Want To Wear

    Do I want to go to that formal event? No. But will I enjoy getting dressed up for said formal event? Yes.

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    1. A maxi dress with convertible straps meaning — YES — this one dress will be like owning one million dresses. This can be worn as a halter dress, a one-shoulder dress, a strapless dress, an off-the-shoulder dress, and ETCETERA.

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    Promising review: "This dress is the best decision that any bride can make for their bridesmaids. My girls looked and felt beautiful inside and out! They all have different shapes and sizes, but they all looked amazing in this dress. It was great to see all the different ways to wear this dress and it didn't hit their pockets too hard!" —Trish Raffijandi Arcaro

    Price: $39 (one size fits most, available in 47 colors)

    2. A velvet bodycon dress you'll want to pair with a gallon of water, my friends, because this? This is what those pesky millennials would call "fire".

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    Promising review: "This dress is amazing! It fits like a glove, the fabric is amazing and not see-through, and I can't wait to wear it for my holiday party." —Carolina

    Price: $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors)

    3. A sequin mermaid gown Ariel could only dream of. Another benefit of being where the people are? Having an Amazon account that allows you to purchase this gorgeous thing.

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    Promising review: "I can’t say enough about this dress. The beading is incredible, the quality is amazing, and it has such a glamorous style." —Sexyish

    Price: $43.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors)

    4. A ruffled one-shoulder dress guaranteed to get you an insufferable amount of compliments. Prepare for a major ego boost, people.

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    Reviewers suggest going a size up in this dress!

    Promising review: "This dress is perfection. It has just the right amount of drama for you to look fabulous. Gorgeous!" —Beth

    Price: $24+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors)

    5. A stretchy bodycon dress available in a gorgeous champagne color representative of your drink of choice for the evening. Now bring in the bubbly because things are about to get bougie.

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    Promising review: "Stretchy, a total head-turner, and I'm iterally obsessed with this dress." —Kara

    Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 21 colors)

    6. A sleeveless v-neck dress your credit card won't be shedding any tears over... because heartbreak is dropping a ton of hard-earned cash on a pricey dress that you KNOW you'll only wear once.

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    Maybe twice, if you're lucky. Let's be realistic here.

    Promising review: "Wow, this dress is lovely! I am attending a wedding soon and shopped all over town to find a nice dress. I purchased two from a local retailer (to the tune of $400), but bought this one on a whim. It came in, I tried it on, and loved it! The fabric is lovely and the wrinkles from the packaging are steamed out easily. It is low-cut, but not too low where I'll feel self conscious." —Elody K.

    Price: $34.99+ (available in sizes 4-22 and in 22 colors)

    7. A scalloped off-shoulder swing dress for shoulders that can't be tamed, à la Miley Cyrus in 2010. Never forget that iconic music video that began her departure from being known just as a Disney star.

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    Promising review: "Omg. This is great! I needed a dress for a work event that could also be doubled for a wedding that is also comfy and cute — and this is it. I followed the size chart and found it to be true to size! I'm in love and will hopefully be ordering this in red, too!" —Danielle

    Price: $28.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors)

    8. A sparkly empire waist dress available in two different lengths. How you'll choose just one, the world may never know...

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    Promising review: "This dress is so elegant and a great buy! It's comfortable and doesn't feel heavy with all the sequins, plus it fits very nicely." —Jill Lynes

    Price: $22.99+ (available in sizes 2-18 and in 12 colors)

    9. A maxi dress featuring a flowy, sequin-covered bottom that is **chef kisses fingers** beautiful + already resting snuggly in your digital shopping cart.

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    Promising review: "There are no words to describe how beautiful this dress is! I am speechless. The quality is unbelievable for the price, and I kept getting compliments all night long." —Jessica Martin

    Price: $39.99+ (available in sizes 14-26 and in two colors)

    10. A sequin flapper dress stolen from the closet of Daisy Buchanan herself. Pair this with some pearls and get ready to attract a man named Gatsby.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely ADORE this dress! I bought it for a show I'm going to see in New York, and it fits perfectly! Great product ESPECIALLY for the price!" —Anna Thomas

    Price: $33.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors)

    11. A velvet wrap dress that will leave you drooling upon first glance. This is undeniable proof that love at first sight EXISTS, and I now understand the relationship between Romeo and Juliet.

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    Promising review: "This is a wonderful dress! It fits great, looks gorgeous, feels quality, and is just the right length." —Elizabeth Emery

    Price: $22.98+ (available in sizes XXS-XL and in six colors)

    12. A fit-to-flare dress featuring a subtle hint of lace that can best be described by the following emoji: 😍.

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    Psst, reviewers suggest going a size down!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress! I am wearing it to my best friends wedding this weekend, and haven't been this excited to wear a dress in a while! It fits perfectly (I went a size down), it has some stretch to it, and the fabric is a great texture." —Cait_0412

    Price: $31.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors)

    13. An off-the-shoulder lace dress that *may* have you looking forward to the wedding reception you have next month. Do you want to go? Nope. But at least you'll look fantastic!

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    Price: $43.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors)

    14. A v-neck swing dress you'll want to ~park~ right into your wardrobe. Swing? Park? Please hold your laughter until you've reached the end of this post.

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    Promising review: "I bought this dress for formal night on an upcoming cruise! It arrived quickly, and I immediately had to try it on. This dress is everything!!! First of all, it’s just beautiful! The fit is perfect, it's comfortable, and I love the pockets! I absolutely cannot wait to wear this dress on my cruise!" —Linda

    Price: $33.99+ (available in sizes 14-26 and in four colors)

    15. A sleeveless sheath dress made from a stretchy, figure-hugging scuba material that won't wrinkle as soon as you sit down. Looking polished and professional all day = a true miracle.

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    Promising review: "I can’t tell y’all how much I LOVE THIS DRESS. I wore it to a banquet at which I did the keynote speech. Such a beautiful dress." —Naima

    Price: $35.93+ (available in sizes 2-16 and in 15 colors)

    16. A maxi dress referred to by Lizzie McGuire when she was singing about what dreams are made of. Hey now, hey now, this dress is what dream are made of.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress! I got it to wear to my hubby's work Christmas party. I have curvy hips, so I love how the material is a little stretchy but it still weighted." —Cindy

    Price: $43.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in two colors)

    17. A vintage-inspired cocktail dress perfect for twirling around in circles, which should be captured into a Boomerang for your Instagram story. Obviously.

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    Promising review: "I have two styles of this dress and I absolutely love it! it fits like a glove and I honestly get so many compliments when I wear this. I want it in every color!" —Jessi

    Price: $19.88+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 19 colors)

    18. A fishtail bandage dress ironically named after the exact opposite of what it does. This pretty little number will have you breaking hearts, not bandaging 'em up.

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    Promising review: "To say that I LOVE this dress would be an understatement. This dress is everything. It's made from a super heavy bandage material and it fits like a glove. I did have to get the straps altered a bit (they were a little too long), but I still love this!" —Lauren

    Price: $43+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 colors)

    19. An off-the-shoulder cocktail dress to suffer the same fate as your favorite jeans or your softest tee. In other words, this WILL be worn all the time.

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    Promising review: "I'm so ecstatic about this dress! It's beautiful and the material is great. I wore it to a holiday party, and it was a hit!" —Mrs. Abrego

    Price: $32.99+ (available in size S-3X and in seven colors)

    20. A fishtail bandage dress that your best friend will absolutely ask to borrow. I just wanted to warn you about that, because it's highly likely you'll never get it back.

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    Promising review: "This dress is FABULOUS. A complete show stopper! My best friend loved it so much that she ordered herself the same dress yesterday. I got so many compliments on it!" —naeemah

    Price: $65+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors)

    21. A crewneck knee-length dress best accessorized with fancy jewels and a clutch for that ~epitome of elegance~ kind of look. Look at you go, exuding serious Meghan Markle vibes.

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    Promising review: "I had ordered a dress from Nordstrom Rack that was suddenly backordered, so I took a huge chance and ordered this one last minute. It came fast and fit great! I got so many compliments on it! The lace is super comfy and the fraying on the sleeves and the bottom really make it unique." —Snorman

    Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors)

    22. A sleeveless tea dress available in a whole banana bunch of colors (45, to be exact)! Plus, it has over 8,000 glowing reviews — EIGHT THOUSAND.

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    Promising review: "Wow! GET THIS DRESS! It is the best piece of clothing I have bought online. I like the length of dresses to be right above my knee, which it is with this dress. I will absolutely be purchasing it in another color!" —Mary

    Price: $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and in 45 colors)

    23. A spaghetti strap bodycon dress that — if you'll excuse me — I'll need to go purchase for myself. This has my name written all over it.

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    Promising review: "I NEVER do reviews, but this dress is worth the review! The material is way better than I thought it would be. Worth every penny!" —Patty Cunningham

    Price: $19.96+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors)

    24. A sequin gown you'll want to re-wear twice in one month. Facebook pictures be damned, because this pretty thing is perfect for allll the parties you have coming up.

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    Promising review: "This dress made me feel and look like a million bucks. Totally recommend! For as nice as it looks, you can't beat the price." —Patricia A. Meyer

    Price: $54.99 (available in sizes 4-16 and in five colors)

    25. A one-shoulder empire waist dress that has "BRIDESMAID UNIFORM" written all over it. This dress is budget-friendly, gorgeous, and comes in 17 different colors.

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    Promising review: "I cannot express enough how much I loved these dresses for my bridesmaids!!! Finding the right color coral is very difficult, but this dress did not disappoint whatsoever! I cannot believe how beautiful they were for the price. Plus, they flattered all body shapes and my bridesmaids loved them, too." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $31.99+ (available in sizes 4-16 and in 17 colors)

    26. An off-shoulder cocktail dress you can easily wear to both the office and a fancy schmancy event. It's all in the shoes and accessory choices, dah-ling!

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    Promising review: "This dress is well worth the price! It looks like a high-end designer dress, and the material has a slight stretch to it. It’s a perfect fit and looks as if it were tailored for me perfectly." —Jennette

    Price: $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors)

    27. A high-neck bandage dress that will have you crooning John Legend as soon as your receive it. "All of me, loves all of you" you'll sing whilst looking at your reflection in the mirror.

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    Price: $55 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in three colors)

    28. An off-shoulder lace dress with a soft lining AKA the lace won't have you itchin' and scratchin' all night. Comfort over everything, am I right?

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    Promising review: "I am always so excited when I buy a dress that fits perfectly. And let me tell you, THIS DRESS FIT ME PERFECTLY. The lace used in the sleeve is elastic and it has some stretch to it. I am honestly in love! Will definitely be buying this in another color." —Ashlee Wells

    Price: $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and in nine colors)

    29. A ~Square Neck~ swing dress that is the long lost cousin of a sponge that lives in the sea. I believe his name is Square Pants. Thanks, Ancestry DNA!

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    Promising review: "I love this dress! I was so relieved to discover that the sleeves were made of a stretchier material and the length was to my knee!" —Rebacca J. Follett

    Price: $39.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in three colors)

    30. An off-the-shoulder bandage dress made from a thick, quality material that will basically feel as if you're wearing a bear hug.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS DRESS! It's thick, form-fitting, and super classy. I got so many compliments on it!" —Amazongirl

    Price: $53+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors)

    31. A floral lace evening dress that looks like it was plucked (guitar-string style) from the racks of the COOLEST vintage shop in existence.

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    Promising review: "After fruitlessly browsing Rent the Runway for an upcoming black tie wedding, I took a chance and ordered this dress instead. The material feels much more high quality than a $50 dress, and the fabric has some 'heft' to it that moves really nicely when you walk. If you're on the fence about this dress, please go for it — especially for this price, it was a great deal!" —Betsy

    Price: $49.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in four colors)

    32. A midi dress designed to cinch at the waist for a true YOWZA effect. Folks, say hello to an hourglass silhouette that will leave you winking at your reflection in the mirror.

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    Promising review: "Frankly, I love this dress! The construction is incredible; it's almost like a stretch crepe material and features a hidden red slip underneath. It hits right at the knee, the red color is rich and vibrant, and the floral print is awesome! The bodice hits me perfectly at the waist and there is enough room in the bust to accommodate my larger than usual boobs for my small frame." —GIMME TIGER

    Price: $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors)

    33. An adjustable spaghetti strap dress that would be significantly better if the straps were ~actually~ spaghetti, but that is just my humble opinion.

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    Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 33 colors)

    34. An irregular hem swing dress your savings account will be eternally grateful for. A gorgeous outfit that doesn't cost more than rent? SIGN 👏 ME 👏 UP 👏.

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    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous dress for the price and super comfortable! I'm a size 14 and it was a perfect fit. I got a ton of compliments on it!" —Mrs. Sylvia Lopez

    Price: $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors)

    35. A trumpet sleeve, ruffle hem midi dress that will have you breathing a sigh of relief. SOUND THE TRUMPETS, folks, because you've just found yourself the perfect dress!

    Amazon

    This dress is super trendy and chic while still feeling super conservative. Going to a family dinner? This gorgeous ensemble will feel just right.

    Price: $35.99 (available in sizes S-L and in four colors)

    How I feel about finding a dress without having to leave the comfort of my own bed:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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