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    26 Affordable Dresses You Can Wear All Year Long

    You never have to put these beauties in storage.

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    1. A maxi dress ready to be worn with sandals or boots, depending on the weather.

    reviewer wears long short sleeve dress

    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 $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 30 colors).

    2. A polka-dotted sweetie to really round out your wardrobe.

    short sleeve dress with polka dots

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute and comfortable! Love the pockets and the higher neckline (so no need to layer a cami). I am 5'2" and the dress hits about 3 inches below the knee, which is great. The elastic waist is comfortable and not too tight. Wonderful dress for the money!" —JH

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

    3. A ruffled, floral midi dress for a romantic style that'll make you feel like you're strolling through an Italian villa. Or! Pair with combat boots in the cooler weather for a grungier look.,

    Promising review: "So happy with my purchase! I received many compliments when wearing this dress and it makes sense, because it’s lovely! It’s super comfortable too. It’s beautiful to wear out but also comfortable enough to wear around the house. It’s just as beautiful on the shoulder, though I prefer it off, but the great thing is that it stays put whichever way you should to wear it. I highly recommend it!" —Melanie Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    4. A belted midi wrap dress for looking cute as a button.

    belted midi dress with buttons

    Get it from Boohoo for $22 (available in sizes 12–22 and five colors).

    5. A glittery option with long sleeves to keep away the chill, pastel colors to make you feel springy, and a short skirt to keep you cool in the summer. What season can't this dress do?


    Promising review: "This dress is SO CUTE! I wore it for our annual grad student winter formal and it was perfect! The material is nice, and the raised stars are a beautiful shiny gold! A great value for the price! Highly recommend :)" —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    6. A tie-dye bodycon that proves that Cloud Nine is a real place and it can be worn.

    white and blue long dress with long sleeves
    J Lux Label

    J Lux Brand is a woman-owned business based in LA.

    Get it from J Lux Label for $44.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    7. A retro sleeveless frock just begging to be paired with a turtleneck. Whether that turtleneck is short- or long-sleeved is entirely up to the weather.

    mustard dress with big lapel and buttons

    Get it from ModCloth for $39.99 (available in sizes 0–28 and two colors).

    8. A ruffly polka dot number you'll put into heavy rotation this spring and then keep it there for every other season.

    three quarter sleeve mini dress with ruffles and polka dots

    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 $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    9. A tank shift dress so simple, it can be worn to any occasion and during any season.

    tank dress with belt

    Good luck choosing just one color.

    Promising review: "PERFECT! PERFECT! PERFECT! The fabric is soft and comfortable, and the fit was perfect. Plus, it has pockets! You can't go wrong with this dress." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors).

    10. A profesh-as-heck pencil dress you can wear any time, because you're always a boss.

    pencil dress with black outlines

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $46.93+ (available in sizes 2-16 and in 15 colors).

    11. A long-sleeved midi dress that miiiiiight look good on everyone. You should probably get one for everyone you know just to make sure.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I ordered it in black and it arrived quickly, fits perfectly, and is both comfortable and flattering. The fabric is soft and lovely and the extra bonus is that it has pockets. I will soon order another in a different color!" —TAMARA WATSON

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 13 colors).

    12. A patterned swing dress that can handle the swings in temperature on an unpredictable spring day.,

    See our write-up of this amazing dress.

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect! This dress is elegant and even has large pockets, which is perfect to hold a smartphone and/or lip balm. While I normally wear a size small, I read other reviews which said to buy one size larger, and I'm so glad I did. I highly recommend purchasing this dress." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 19 colors).

    13. A sloth dress you'll be slow to put into storage (luckily you don't have to).

    reviewers wears sloth dress with collar under a cardigan

    Also available in other patterns like dogs, foxes, and stars.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress and thought it was adorable! I love sloths, so the moment I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it! The dress fit as expected and it was really comfortable. I’m a teacher and was able to wear it the whole day without any issues." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $28.50 (available in sizes S–XL).

    14. An overall dress you can wear with short sleeves or a sweater underneath, depending on what your weather app says.,

    Reviewers say to order one size up.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and four colors; see more color options for a similar dress).

    15. A patterned collared dress that looks just as good with flip-flops as it does with boots and an oversized cardigan.

    reviewer wears short sleeve dress with cat pattern

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!!!! I couldn't believe how great it was for the price. The first day I wore it I received over five compliments on it." —Megan Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and seven patterns).

    16. A midi dress sporting some pockets so spring you can leave a surprise five-dollar-bill for future autumn you.


    Promising review: "Super comfy dress, came very wrinkled but after tossing it in the dryer it looked great! Loved wearing it for our family photos." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 28 colors).

    17. A runway-ready sweatshirt dress boasting puffy shoulders.

    model wears mini dress with balloon sleeves

    Get it from Express for $39 (available in sizes XXS–XL and two colors).

    18. A dramatic frock with an oversized neck bow for looking like a headmaster...even on summer vacation.

    long sleeve dress with tie neck

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful!! I was very pleasantly surprised when I received it today and tried it on! Fits like a glove, Great quality!!" —sunny long

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and five colors).

    19. A skater dress dotted in faux pearls that's ~pearl~fect for any season.


    Promising review: "Super cute dress that is a little short for my curvy body. I did wear it with black shorts underneath and felt completely comfortable. I love the style with the black with white pearls on top. It looks very chic." —kevinerhard

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–L and three colors).

    20. A shift dress with cut-out sleeves you'll never give the cold shoulder to.


    Promising review: "Comfy, cute, and bright. I love this dress because it's a quick outfit. The material is also medium thickness, not heavy or light. I live in California so I look forward to having this dress as a transition into fall." —Myriah Harris

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and 22 colors).

    21. A wrap dress you'll love so much, you'll try to find an excuse to wear it every day.

    model wears mini dress with wrap top

    4Twenty4 is a Black woman-owned business based in Seattle, WA.

    Get it from 4Twenty4 for $35 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    22. A tie pencil dress with lantern sleeves ready to light up your life.

    loong sleeve dress with tie waist

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    23. Or a wrap tie dress pretty much made to be worn with over-the-knee boots.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. I wasn’t expecting the quality. I can’t wait to wear it! What I like most is that I can wear it on or off the shoulders. Pairing it with some stockings and over the knee boots for a birthday dinner." —MKMark

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    24. A hoodie that combines the sweatshirt material of fall with the short sleeve feature of spring to create the perfect timeless dress.,

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 23 colors).

    25. A denim pinafore so precious, teddy bears and puppies will be jealous of how cute you look.

    short pinafore with buttons all the way down
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $25.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    26. A big, flowy maxi dress that'll look just a good on the beach as it would lounging on the couch.


    Promising review: "This is my new favorite dress and I might never take it off! The photos do it no justice. It’s super lightweight and airy, perfect for hot weather, and the pockets are fantastic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 38 patterns).

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