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    Updated on Jul 10, 2020. Posted on Jul 8, 2020

    29 Inexpensive Dresses You'll Probably Want To Wear All Summer Long

    So. Many. Breezy dresses that won't cling to your sweat.

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    1. A sleeved maxi dress designed 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).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    2. 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
    amazon.com

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

    3. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    4. A Dalmatian print tea dress currently on S-A-L-E for 60% off. For a good deal and a good amount of serious fash-un, look no further than this ruffled number.

    model wearing yellow and black Dalmatian print V-neck dress
    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (originally $40, available in sizes 4-14 and in four colors).

    5. A tank maxi dress that is, without a doubt, the perfect basic piece of summer clothing. Get ready to wear this lovely piece of jersey knit all 👏 the 👏 damn 👏 time 👏.

    amazon.com

    Reviewer recommend ordering a size down!

    Promising review: "Lately I have been really into maxi dresses for their comfort and convenience. This dress is perfect for the person who needs to get ready in a pinch. I can wear it around the house, grab the mail, throw a t-shirt or sweater over it if I want more modesty to go out, or accessorize for cleaner look. It accentuates the bust and upper waist while hiding the bottom which I like. It’s awesome. I’ve ordered two so far." —Joanna

    Get it from Amazon for $18.03+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 10 colors).

    6. A swing dress featuring ruffles, polka dots, and honestly, need I say more?

    reviewer wearing blue ruffled mini dress
    amazon.com

    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).

    7. 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
    amazon.com

    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).

    8. A bandana print dress I bet you're already envisioning for your next outdoor barbecue-party-of-one. That's right, ~dress~ up for yourself. But maybe take a mirror picture. For Instagram. Just in case.

    model wearing woven cami dress
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $15 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    9. 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 trusty number.

    reviewer wearing striped mini dress
    Amazon

    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).

    10. A ribbed 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.

    model wearing high-neck light beige midi dress with slit
    HM

    Get it from H&M for $17.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    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.

    amazon.com

    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. An off-shoulder mini dress available in a gorgeous rose hue, but make no mistake — the only thorn in your side will be dodging compliments and "where'd you get that?" questions.

    model wearing a tiered off-shoulder dress
    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $24 (available in sizes 12-24).

    13. A tie-waist maxi dress meant for great things. And when I say "meant for great things," I mean this will officially become your new go-to article of clothing when you don't know what to wear.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Okay, I am in LOVE! This might be my favorite Amazon purchase EVER. It's the perfect length the winged sleeves are beautiful and far more flattering than I thought it would be. I want this dress in ever pattern!" —TA

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 25 colors).

    14. 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.

    reviewer wearing black floral dress
    amazon.com

    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).

    15. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    16. A Janis Joplin shirt dress, because band tees have got a piece of your heart and it's too hot for denim shorts. Presenting a band tee dress. *screams in rock and roll*

    model wearing black t-shirt dress
    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $25 (originally $50, available in sizes XS-L).

    17. 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."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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. Tt’s now my favorite go-to." —Kay Pugh

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

    18. A crewneck t-shirt dress you'll basically live in from now until the Year 3000. If one needed to describe the below number in just three words, those three words would be affordable, flowy, and fabulous.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was looking for a top to wear with some leggings and this has been perfect!! Long enough to cover my assets and is very comfortable and soft. I love it!" —Bkjmom3

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    19. A maxi dress with comfort, comfort, and more comfort in mind. Don't let the tight silhouette or flashy color fool ya — this little number is made from a jersey knit material that is, dare I say, comfier than your pajamas.

    model wearing red maxi dress
    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $8 (originally $20, available in sizes 12-24 and in two colors).

    20. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    21. 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
    amazon.com

    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).

    22. 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!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    23. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    24. 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
    amazon.com

    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).

    25. 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
    amazon.com

    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).

    26. A V-neck maxi dress made from a ridiculously soft, breezy material. Translation: This has pajama-level comfort while still looking put-together enough for slightly more fancy occasions.

    reviewer wearing navy and white dotted strapless maxi dress
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is going to be a staple in my spring/ summer wardrobe. There are adjustable straps which is great, the fabric is thin and breezy without being see-through, and it has POCKETS. Deep, useful pockets. I sent this link to half the girls I work with because everyone loved it so much. It's super versatile — I wore it with a long black cardi and black mules, but I can see it with a denim jacket, you can belt it, wear with sandals or wedges, etc." —Misee

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

    27. A button-up midi dress that will give your closet a splash of sunshine (but not to fret if you hate yellow — this number is available in a ton of colors and patterns).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute and comfortable! I also really love that there's stretchy material on the back, meaning it can accommodate larger busts. I will definitely be purchasing this in other patterns!" —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 37 colors).

    28. 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
    amazon.com

    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).

    29. A jersey knit T-shirt dress you can wear with sneakers for a more casual look *or* dressed up with your highest heels for a night out on the town. Sound it out with me: v-e-r-s-a-t-i-l-i-t-y.

    model wearing black mini dress
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.58+ (available in sizes 1X-7X and in four colors).

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

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