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    Updated on Jul 17, 2020. Posted on Jul 13, 2020

    Just 27 Gorgeous Dresses With A *Ton* Of Positive Reviews

    Excuse my drool, I just laid eyes on a gorgeous open back maxi dress.

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    1. A cold shoulder maxi dress so trendy, it's practically a requirement to have a photo shoot whilst wearing it. Congratulations on your newest #ootd, now prepare for at least 500K new followers.

    Promising review: "Got this dress to wear in Hawaii! It was beautiful and I felt very comfortable in it, plus it fit great with or without a bra (I decided to go without). Got a lot of compliments on it, the price was great, and I’ll definitely wear it again." —Carebear

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X-4X and in 32 colors/styles).

    2. A V-neck mini dress that is equal parts comfy and chic: breezy fabric makes it perfect for hot days (*begins to sweat at the the thought of humidity*), the fun ruffles and pattern are seriously stylish.

    reviewer wearing blue ruffled mini dress

    Promising review: "I wore this to my wedding rehearsal and dinner. I love the ruffles and the loose fit! I originally bought the teal green, but I had to go back and order the other two colors. Plus, this has pockets!" —Lg

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

    3. An off-shoulder tiered maxi dress so gorgeous, I'm pretty sure shedding a few ~tiers~ is justified. Ignore me, I've just chopped a few onions.

    reviewer wearing the white midi dress

    Promising review: "Was thoroughly impressed by this dress. I was considering the same exact one on a popular women’s clothing site but found this one for $40 cheaper. It was comfortable, decent quality, and fit as expected. I wore to a wedding and received many compliments." —Tiffany J.

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

    4. A bodycon mini dress for anyone who hates choosing both a top *and* a bottom — this is basically just an extension of your favorite tee. Extra brownie points for the slightly longer back, aka you'll be able to walk without having to constantly pull it down.

    reviewer wearing pink dress with denim jacket

    Promising review: "I love this dress. Very comfortable, yet sexy for a night out. You can dress it up with heels or be casual with sandals. It's a perfect fit, great length and a little stretch. I bought it in rose, mint, and navy." —Jaye R.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors).

    5. A V-neck maxi dress, because life's too short to deny your tie dye obsession. It's everywhere! You can't help it! This cozy number means an easy, comfy way to get it on the tie-dye trend.,

    Promising review: "Love this dress! It's exactly what I was looking for. Maxi with sleeves and pockets. It is a little long but works well with a little heel. I also added a belt to give more shape. Super cute, soft, and comfortable!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 24 colors).

    6. A halter mini dress available in six gorgeous color and pattern combos. Will you spend the next several hours deciding which color and pattern combo to purchase? Probably. To all the indecisive folks out there, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

    reviewer wearing leaf-patterned dress

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful, especially for the price. It's light, comfy, and flowy. I especially like how the back is a little longer so you don't have to worry about flashing people." —Trish P.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    7. A halter maxi dress with a smocked bodice, ruffled bottom, and an open back worthy of drool. Let's all do this together: *swoon*,

    Promising review: "Absolutely one of the most gorgeous summer dresses I own, and for the price? It's amazing." —metta

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 19 colors).

    8. An off-shoulder maxi dress guaranteed to be the belle of the warm weather ball. Whether wearing it for a casual beach stroll or a family barbecue, everyone will be asking where you got this pretty little number.

    reviewer wearing navy ruffled off-shoulder maxi dress

    Promising review: "Super cute, flattering, and true to size. I like that it can be dressed up or down, although the slit on both sides does give it a more casual appearance. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. Love it!" —Ali C.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    9. A sleeved maxi dress with a nifty wrap-around belt, aka your waist will be accentuated and you won't feel as if you're wearing a long, oversized, shapeless tee (a personal frustration of mine).

    reviewer wearing dress in dark blue

    Promising review: "Best dress I've ever owned (besides my wedding dress). It's beautiful, flattering, and now I have to buy more colors. I did size down and it fits so perfectly. Plus, it's super soft and comfortable." —Barby Hays

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 15 colors).

    10. A scoop neck swing dress for curling up on the couch with a good book *or* for running errands. The world is truly your oyster with this versatile number.

    reviewer wearing red T-shirt dress three different ways with a denim jacket, cardigan and heels, and denim jacket and sneakers

    Promising review: "So, so comfortable and fits exactly as described. This is definitely my go-to dress when I need something cute and nice looking to throw on quickly. The navy-and-red striped dress is perfect with flip-flops and keeps me nice and cool in the North Carolina heat!" —Bebe

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 14 colors).

    11. A swing dress that will be on constant rotation in your wardrobe. The jersey knit material is super lightweight and the design itself isn't clingy, which basically means you can count on this as a chic update to your most beloved pajamas.

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim because I needed a plain black dress. I spent a few hours at the mall trying to look for something like this before giving up and ordering this one hoping it would be ok. Well, it has surpassed my expectations! This dress is a thick, cottony soft, flowy material, is so flattering, and it does not wrinkle easily." —T.Fia

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    12. A ruffled dress so gorgeous, I'm pretty sure it inspired the creation of the following emoji: 😍. The affordable price tag is just an added perk.

    reviewer wearing off-shoulder floral maxi dress

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. I have worn it to both a wedding and to a work awards party and got a MILLION compliments on it both times." —Heather Whitaker

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors).

    13. A sleeveless dress made from 100% cotton, aka looking for something with pajama-level comfort to wear on your next supermarket run? Here it is.

    model wearing camouflage dress

    Promising review: "Great quality and love the fit!! This style is perfect for us taller gals and love that it isn’t as boxy as some T-shirt dresses." —Karia

    Get it from Target for $20 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in four colors).

    14. A dotted wrap dress about to become your new wearable BFF. You: "Wardrobe, please meet the newest member of our family — I'll be wearing this every single GNO from now on.",

    Promising review: "I love love love this dress! I also got it in black (with white dots) and I love it too! I got them both for my trip to Nashville and I got so many compliments on it. It’s now my favorite go-to." —Kay Pugh

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors).

    15. A button-up dress that is truly *chefs kiss* when it comes to fancy-ing up an ensemble — without having to sacrifice comfort. Hear ye, hear ye, this V-neck mini is worth the pocket change.

    reviewer wearing black and floral V-neck mini dress

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite dress! The fit is amazing, the length is perfect, and I love that the loops for the buttons are stretchy to allow a little give in the chest area. It’s a very thin, lightweight material perfect for spring and summer, and I definitely recommend washing by hand." —Justine

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 43 colors).

    16. A T-shirt dress so ridiculously soft, your body will feel as if it's being enveloped by a fluffy cloud made of kittens and other ridiculously cute baby animals. Plus, this cozy maxi is the perfect thing to dress up or down.,

    Pair this with booties, a leather jacket, and some statement earrings for an outfit that is both trendy and comfy.

    Promising review: "This is SO CUTE! I can’t wait to wear it this this summer. Many have said they used it as a swimsuit cover up, but I will definitely be wearing this as a casual maxi dress! The material is slightly silky and very substantial — definitely more substantial than just a cover up. You can even tie up the front into a knot for a cute hi-low look. Just make sure to size up for a more relaxed fit!" —Richie P.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 30 colors).

    17. A bodycon dress with a delightful porcelain print and *le gasp* pockets, to boot.

    reviewer wears white mini dress with blue pattern of paisley and flowers

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress! I originally got it in the bright blue and wore it to my boyfriend's law school graduation. Between the dinner, the ceremony, and the after party, I wore this for almost 10 hours and it was super comfortable. I bought the navy blue in a small and plan on wearing it to my best friend's wedding later in the summer, plus I'll be putting this into my regular work rotation under a black blazer." —Amazon Customer

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

    18. A smocked mini dress for whenever you're running late, which is pretty much always. Just slip this on, pair it with any shoe, throw your hair into a chic messy bun (emphasis on the messy), and that's it! You're ready.,

    Promising review: "This is a very comfortable off-the-shoulder dress. I took it to Mexico with me and walked along the beach, so it didn't feel too constricting or anything. I have a bigger bottom half so it was comfortable and didn't feel too short when standing." —Raina Coleman

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 0-14 and in six colors).

    19. A pencil dress so chic, your fans will simply assume it cost you multiple $100 bills — even though it actually cost less than $20. You know what they say about assuming.

    reviewer wearing yellow midi dress

    Promising review: "I must say that I was a little scared to order this online, but it surprisingly fit very well. I wore it to my daughters christening and it was perfect! Definitely recommend this dress and that you order your usual size." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and in 17 colors).

    20. A halter dress that will make you feel like a trillion bucks with every wear. This floral number has the witchy ability to make even the most uneven cat eye look stylish.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about how awesome this dress is! It fit absolutely perfectly, I got a ton of compliments on it, and I didn't have to do any alterations. I'm 5-foot-6 and the length was absolutely perfect, especially with heels. I also didn't have any issues with 'side boob' and the quality is fabulous. No wrinkles!" —Saki7777

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 20 colors).

    21. A sleeveless dress with budget, budget, budget in mind. Heartbreak is dropping a ton of hard-earned cash on a pricey, meant-for-wedding-festivities dress you'll only wear once. Future brides: this is a fab bridesmaid option.

    reviewer wearing pink V-neck maxi dress

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes 4-26 and in 13 colors).

    22. A V-neck cocktail dress you'll probably wish you bought sooner. Fare thee well, days spent overturning my closet to find a fabulous dress for fancy-ish occasions. My bedroom floor has never looked so clean.

    reviewer wearing the midi flare dress in black with lace

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes 14-26 and in four colors).

    23. A belted dress adorned with tortoise shell buttons (the crowd goes "ooooooo"), a midi length, and pockets that will make you believe in love at first sight.

    model wearing the white midi dress

    Promising review: "This fit is exceptional. The linen is so nice and albeit see-through, it's exactly as it should be! I can't wait to wear it for my next garden party! I'm 5-feet tall and the length is mid-calf! It's my new favorite summer dress." —Sarai E.

    Get it from Eloquii for $59.99 (originally $129.95, available in sizes 14-28).

    24. A cocktail dress so cleverly designed, it deserves a damn award: longer material for your backside means no peek-a-boo surprises when a gust of wind hits. Bless Marilyn Monroe, but I'm not trying to reenact that scene.,

    Promising review: "What can else can I say except I LOVE THIS DRESS?! I haven't had much luck ordering dresses lately, and I had been searching for a cute LBD to wear to a Mardi Gras-themed party with no luck UNTIL THIS DRESS! I went up a size and it fit amazingly. The material itself is thick and amazing and has a BIT of stretch to it, so I didn't even need to use the zipper." —Claire Karol

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors).

    25. A bodycon dress that exudes the word ~polished~. The person who wears this wakes up before 8 a.m., does laundry in a timely fashion, has no dishes piled in their sink, etc.

    reviewer wearing midi off-shoulder navy dress with floral design

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. I wore it for a wedding and actually had someone buy it right there because of how great they thought it looked! Great buy and fit as expected." —Christina Cruz

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

    26. A simple off-the-shoulder dress with a high-low hem, which means it's slightly longer in the back. Who's going to spend the night fearing that their underwear is saying peek-a-boo? Not you!,

    Promising review: "I purchased this FANTASTIC dress for a masquerade ball. It flows really nicely, is sturdy, and is made with a strong material that does not feel cheap in the slightest. The zipper is also durable and the seams are well-made." —JNH

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 colors).

    27. An A-line midi dress I hereby declare as my "It looks like I tried, but I really didn't" outfit. This cutout one-and-done look polished, semi-fancy, and the breezy material feels divine.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this dress for my trip to Cabo. Received so many compliments on it, the material is good quality, and didn’t wear a bra at all (I wear a 34DD)." —Christie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 29 colors).

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

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