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    Updated on Jul 1, 2020. Posted on Jul 1, 2020

    31 Of The Best Summer Dresses You Can Get On Target

    From tiered ruffles to slip dresses to versatile T-shirt styles, your summer wardrobe is about to get so much better.

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

    1. A Cushnie for Target leopard-print wrap slip dress that looks much more expensive than it really is. The silky-smooth material drapes beautifully across the body and the asymmetric hem hits just above mid thigh on one leg, and above the knee on the other.

    Model wearing the dress in royal blue

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's really cute with the leopard print pattern. It's great for a date night. It's simple but very sophisticated. I got a size 0 and it fits really well." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $40 (available in sizes 0-22W and black)

    2. A short-sleeve T-shirt dress to stay casual and cool all summer long. The mid-thigh silhouette features bunched sleeves and a relaxed fit that looks great with platform sandals and sneakers alike.

    Model wearing the dress in orange with a denim jacket

    Promising review: "Very comfortable. Since it's 100% cotton I sized up for a more relaxed/longer fit and so I wouldn't have to worry about putting it in the dryer. It worked out perfect." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $12 (originally $15, available in sizes XS–XXL and nine colors)

    3. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress for expecting mamas. This blue and white striped dress has a tiered hem and empire, tie-waist, giving it a bit more shape.

    Model wearing the striped dress

    Promising review: "This beautiful maxi dress was comfortable and easy to wear on or off the shoulders. The dress does not look like a maternity dress at all, but it provides plenty of room for you to grow within restrictions your baby bump." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $34.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL)

    4. A LoveShackFancy for Target puff-sleeve dress that's so stylish everyone will be asking you where you got it. The tea-length silhouette is very shabby chic, giving it a vintage flair that's hard to beat. Pair it with sandals or simple white sneakers for a full ensemble.

    Model wearing the dress in light blue with light pink flowers on it and a ruffle hem

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress! I wore it today and got 100 compliments from saying I looked like Anne of Green Gables to a southern belle! Best purchase ever!!!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $60 (available in sizes 0-22W)

    5. A sleeveless midi dress for days when you want to show off your arms, but not your legs. The T-shirt material is soft and lightweight, so you'll stay cool in the summer heat.

    Model wearing the dress in black

    Promising review: "Great tank type dress. I did size up since it's 100% cotton to account for shrinkage and not have to worry about putting it in the dryer. The fit was perfect." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $20 (available in sizes XS-XXL and 10 colors)

    6. A Lisa Marie Fernandez for Target ric rac flare sleeve dress that can be worn as is or, thanks to being 100% cotton, tie-dyed! It features a V-neckline, 3/4 sleeves, and a tea-length hem.

    Model wearing the dress in white

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it in store. As another reviewer has mentioned, the material is of high quality cotton. Yes, it feels a little heavy but for $60 the dress is well-made and looks and feels expensive. This dress needs to be cinched at the waist so I plan to wear it with a wide belt to balance the sleeves and the full skirt. I am really happy with this purchase." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $60 (available in sizes XS-3X)

    7. A Cushnie pleated pink and red dress for a summer date night, Valentine's Day, and everything in between. The pale pink top features ultra-thin straps and the colorblock skirt hits at mid-calf, making it the perfect tea-length.

    Model wearing the pink and red pleated dress

    Promising review: "Gorgeous dress and great quality fabric. I found this true to size and a perfect fit." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $60 (available in sizes 0-22W)

    8. A sleeveless tank swing dress to keep it casual but cute. The hem hits just above the knees and the fit is on the looser side, so it's great for relaxed outings. Pair it with sneakers or wedges for a full look.

    Model wearing the dress in teal

    Promising review: "Great color and fabric, and it washes like a dream." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $12 (originally $15, available in sizes XS-XXL and 10 colors)

    9. A tiered gingham mini dress for an extra breezy fit on summer's hottest days. The neckline features ruffle detailing and the dress has adjustable spaghetti straps.

    Model wearing the dress in red and white gingham

    Promising review: "It’s definitely a cute dress, fully lined, tiered, adjustable straps, and comfy! BUT the 'red' is definitely a coral pink color, not red." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $20 (available in sizes XS-4X and three colors)

    10. A Lisa Marie Fernandez polka dot puff sleeve shirtdress that looks straight out of Sweet Magnolias. The tea-length hem and short sleeves give it a casual look that can be dressed up or down with heels or sneakers.

    Model wearing the black and white polka dot dress

    Promising review: "The uniqueness lies in the A-line shape with gives it nice flow as you walk. I wear with the dress with the waist tie and it is very cute and comfortable." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $55 (available in sizes XXS-3X)

    11. A leopard-print slip dress for an edgier take on a summer dress. Wear the midi-length silhouette with sneakers and a belt for a casual day out or paired with strappy high-heel sandals for a night on the town (when it's safe to do so, of course).

    Model wearing the leopard dress

    Promising review: "I really like this slip dress. It is so light and comfortable." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and six colors)

    12. A Cushnie high-low little black dress so chic you'll want to wear it every night out. The semi-flowy silhouette features a high-low hem, V-neck, and bunched waist detailing for a draped effect that looks effortlessly beautiful.

    Model wearing the little black dress

    This dress hasn't been rated yet online but I can attest that the fit is a dream for curvy silhouettes and anyone looking for a LBD with a teensy bit more coverage.

    Price: $45 (available in sizes 0-22W)

    13. A burnt orange sleeveless tiered dress for casual hangouts, weekend brunches, and nights out. The tea-length silhouette has an elastic waist and wrap bodice, giving it a little extra eye appeal.

    Model wearing the tiered dress

    Promising review: "I am really impressed with the quality of this dress for the price. Material is substantive yet airy and flowy." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $34.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and two colors)

    14. A Cushnie blush-pink slip dress that's as fitting for girls' night out as it is for date night or Sunday brunch. The draped neckline and midi length give it a feminine allure that highlights curves while being minimalist.

    Model wearing the pink dress

    Promising review: "Beautiful darling dress that can be worn for any occasion. A wedding, date night, or out for fun with the girls. The material is nice and thick not flimsy like other designer collabs at Target. The cut and style are both very elegant. The color makes this dress sweet and less sexy like the black and red versions. This dress runs true to size and looks good on a lot of different body types. It is a halter type dress so you can adjust the straps but be mindful if you have a heavier chest and pull too tight, it could hurt your neck, being that the straps are thinner. I love this dress! I brought it in every color. Get it you won't regret it!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $50 (available in sizes 0-22W)

    15. A criss-cross top dress to switch up your go-to style. This midi dress has a unique strap situation that's sure to earn you more than a few compliments. And, best of all, the dress has pockets!

    Model wearing the dress in red

    Promising review: "This dress is seriously perfect. It's the perfect length, super cute criss-cross design, and it has pockets!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $27.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and two colors)

    16. A ripe, fruit-printed mini dress that offers a fresh take on summer's typical floral prints. The empire waist babydoll dress features puff sleeves, pockets, and a stylish square-cut back.

    The fruit-printed dress

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute and comfy! It's light and airy. The length is a few inches above my knees. I found this was longer, which I appreciate, than most Wild Fable dresses. " –Target Reviewer

    Price: $25 (available in sizes XS-4X and three colors)

    17. A tiered maxi dress to keep it cool while it's warm as can be outside. This high-neck, ankle-length maxi comes with pockets and a tie-waist — both wins in our book.

    Model wearing the dress in pink with flowers on it

    Promising review: "The fit is perfection—true to size. The floral print is stunning. Its light fabric feels so nice. It's perfect for a night out or to wear to a wedding." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $25.49 (originally $29.99, available in sizes 1X-4X)

    18. A Lisa Marie Fernandez polka dot one-shoulder dress for days when you want your shoulders (or should I say shoulder) to get a little sun. The midi length and flare skirt give it a flowy quality that can't be beat — especially during summer.

    Model wearing the dress in yellow

    Promising review: "Love it! So flowy and flattering. The dress itself was much heavier than I expected but is beautiful. Excited to wear this for summer parties!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $60 (available in sizes XXS-3X)

    19. A black-and-white Who What Wear animal print mini dress to add a little extra flair to your summer #OOTD. Most notable, the puff-sleeve mini comes with pockets. (Can you tell we love pockets?)

    Model wearing the black and white animal print dress

    While this little cutie hasn't been reviewed online yet, we have a funny feeling it will earn all the love, as Who What Wear is renowned for stylish dresses that fit like a gem.

    Price: $34.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X)

    20. A Cushnie side-slit neon dress that's so bright you're bound to turn heads each and every time you wear it. The strapless silhouette has an asymmetric hem that makes it even more alluring.

    Model wearing the bright green strapless dress

    Promising review: "I bought two dresses and they’re absolutely gorgeous. The quality is good enough to wear out to dinner or a nice event. I am a very happy customer." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $50 (available in size 0-22W)

    21. A halter dress for days that are too toasty for sleeves. The mid-thigh silhouette features a tie waist and the fabric is light and airy.

    The dress in purple

    Promising review: "Perfect fabric for summer, it's like wearing nothing at all! It has really ample sizing though, so size down." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $24.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X and two colors)

    22. A sleeveless shibori dress to get in on the tie-dye trend without wearing loads of color. This midi-length dress has a V-neck and elastic waist, and will likely be one of the most comfortable items in your closet this summer.

    Model wearing the gray tie-dye dress

    Promising review: "Got this dress so I could add to my summer staples for my quarantine summer. It's an easy slip-on dress with forgiving stretch. It definitely runs big so order a size down. Keep in mind it's also a curve hugger and a bit low cut in front so you can dress it up a bit too. Definitely a cute dress and washes nicely so far. Just hang dry though." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL)

    23. A Lisa Marie Fernandez ric rac off-the-shoulder dress for days (and nights) when you want to show a little skin. The midi-length dress features ruffles and a tie waist, giving it more than a few stylish focal points.

    Model wearing the white dress with yellow trim

    Promising review: "The dress is beautiful and the quality is great." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $60 (available in sizes XXS-3X)

    24. A short-sleeve ruffle hem dress to add a pop of animal print to your summer wardrobe. The mid-thigh dress is relaxed and flowy, and looks as cute paired with sneakers as it does espadrille sandals.

    Model wearing the animal print dress

    Promising review: "Very pretty and looks just like the picture. The material is thin, but not see-through and perfect for warm weather. It definitely runs really big. I’m typically a small and I ordered a small and at 6 months pregnant it fits with room to grow. I’d size down for regular wear." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $17.99 (originally $24.99, available in sizes XS-XXL and seven colors)

    25. A Lisa Marie Fernandez eyelet shirtdress that's 100 percent cotton so, if you're into DIY dyes, you can tie-dye it. On its own, it features a bright white color and dainty eyelet detailing. The hem hits around mid-thigh and flows for breezy wear during summer and beyond.

    Model wearing the white shirtdress

    Promising review: "After seeing a lot of posts about this collection I was able to pick this dress up at Target And it is adorable! Looks great with or without the belt. And it has pockets. The dress is fully lined so it isn’t see-through." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $45 (available in sizes XXS-3X)

    26. A Who What Wear mini dress for anyone who likes to show off a little leg while keeping it classic with polka dots or gingham. The dress has ruffled flutter sleeves and a tiered skirt, both of which look fab paired with strappy sandals.

    The dress in cream gingham print

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this dress! It's a great dress for me because it's midi length and, oh my goodness, it has pockets! This dress will also transition into fall/winter—just throw on some tights and boots and off we go." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $36.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X and three colors)

    27. A button-front sundress so you can tailor how much movement you have in your dress. On super hot days you may want to keep the button a bit unbuttoned, whereas on cooler days, you might opt to fully button the dress from top to bottom.

    Model wearing the button dress with blue and white stripes

    Promising review: "I love this dress! Super flattering and I love the old fashioned look. And pockets!! The only thing is, it does get really wrinkly and will have to be ironed before wearing, but still, I can't wait to wear this summer." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and three colors)

    28. A Lisa Marie Fernandez for Target gingham button-front shirtdress that gives us all the Reese Witherspoon vibes. The classic cut looks that much cuter thanks to the black and white print. And, given its semblance to a picnic blanket, it's perfect for summer.

    Model wearing the black and white gingham shirtdress

    Promising review: "Love this dress! It is so comfortable and the quality is really nice. I agree it would be nice if there were belt loops for the belt, but in my experience, those tend to get really tangled, and it doesn't really detract from the dress that it doesn't have them." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $50 (available in sizes XXS -3X)

    29. A short sleeve maternity T-shirt dress for all the expecting mamas out there. The midi length and stretch fabric make it an especially cozy fit during the summer (read: a traditionally uncomfortable time for pregnant women).

    Model wearing the dress in black

    Promising review: "Love this dress! It’s been perfect for my summer pregnancy!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $20 (originally $24.99, available in sizes XS-XXL)

    30. A flowy tiered dress that's so breezy you'll want to live in it. The lightweight fabric is cut into a high neck and tea length, and it features pockets.

    Model wearing the dress in coral stripes

    Promising review: "Excellent dress for the summer. After buying one I ordered 2 more in other colors." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and seven colors)

    31. A silky sleeveless maxi dress for anyone who likes staple pieces that can be dressed up or down. The bodice features a wrap silhouette and the dress itself has a tie waist.

    Model wearing the dress in teal

    Promising review: " I love this dress! It's very lightweight and breezy! It has a bit of stretch to the waist and it's very flowy! It's so comfortable and would look good on any shape! I bought this for summer and for fall as well because the colors go so well! I will definitely have to wear a cardigan over it in fall though." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X and three colors)

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