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44 Of The Best Summer Dresses Of 2018

You can never have enough dresses.

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1. A denim number that could have been created by a jeanie after you wished for the perfect dress.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in sizes 0–14 and four colors).
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in sizes 0–14 and four colors).

2. A striped bodycon for people with unparalleled taste.

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Promising review: "Wow — this dress is great. I was worried the white portions might be a little see-through, but not at all. I didn't want it to be skin tight, so even though I could probably have fit into a small, I am really glad I went with the medium. I love how the back is low but doesn't show bra straps, and it is shocking that horizontal strips can actually be flattering!" —Demyan

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

3. A charming midi dress you'll look cute as a button in.

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 36 colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 36 colors).

4. A ruffly number sure to ruffle some feathers when you wear it.

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Promising review: "LOVE this dress! It fit exactly as expected. The length is perfect and the fabric is thicker than I anticipated. I would definitely recommend this item as it exceeded my expectations for quality and fit for an awesome price!" —Portia Smith

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes M–XXL and four colors).

5. A ruffly midi dress pretty much made for summer adventures. It's illegal to not have fun while wearing this.

Sorry, I don't make the rules!Get it from Nordstrom for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors; also available in petite sizes).
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Sorry, I don't make the rules!

Get it from Nordstrom for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors; also available in petite sizes).

6. A wing-backed skater dress as light as a feather so you won't get overheated.

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Promising review: "This dress is a stunning, eye-catching piece. The wings are an unexpected twist on the typical little black dress, which I absolutely love. The wings are sure to be a conversation piece. I can't wait to wear this to an event." —Roxi

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

7. An impossibly cute gingham sundress sure to make your whole office collectively go "awwwwww."

Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 12–28; also available in straight and maternity sizes).
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Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 12–28; also available in straight and maternity sizes).

8. A strappy beach dress that will ~leaf~ everyone speechless.

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Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

9. A striped bodycon with a little rainbow embellishment so you can really ~get some colors~.

Get it from Topshop for $35 (available in sizes 0–14).
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Get it from Topshop for $35 (available in sizes 0–14).

10. An embroidered midi dress to bring the garden party with you wherever you go.

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Promising review: "This dress is sooo BEAUTIFUL! The detail of the embroidery is amazing and so much more impressive in person than it looks in the pictures. I bought this to wear to a spring wedding and it is perfect!" —LMCar

Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

11. A baseball tee-inspired cutie that's a real home run.

Promising review: "Way bigger than expected. Didn't return it though because it's still so comfy. Will be buying another in a smaller size." —SarielGet it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes L–5XL and four colors).
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Promising review: "Way bigger than expected. Didn't return it though because it's still so comfy. Will be buying another in a smaller size." —Sariel

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes L–5XL and four colors).

12. A patterned halter dress for taking your style to the ~maxi~.

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Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 15 patterns).

13. A light and breezy dress with cut-out sleeves you'll never give the cold shoulder to.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and four colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and four colors).

14. A lacy high-low dress for high expectations on a low budget.

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Promising review: "Love, love, love! Very fun summer party dress that's a comfortable fit. The material has some stretch to it and looks just like the picture. I got lots of compliments. My daughter also loved it and ordered one for herself in black." —nitabk1

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

15. A shirt dress with a lil' embroidered heart. Be still MY heart! This thing is adorable.

Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $25 (available in sizes 0–12 and two colors).
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Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $25 (available in sizes 0–12 and two colors).

16. A sleeveless scoop dress almost as good as a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 43 colors).

17. A halter mini dress that honestly would look great fluttering in the wind on boat. If you have a yacht party or booze cruise coming up, you should get this. Also, can I come?

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XS–L and two colors).
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XS–L and two colors).

18. A casual cutie perfect for throwing on when it's too hot to plan out an outfit.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 42 colors).

19. A summery dress covered in ice pops for a sweet new look.

Get it from Modcloth for $69 (available in sizes 6UK–18UK).
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Get it from Modcloth for $69 (available in sizes 6UK–18UK).

20. A skater dress with a striped top people will be ~lining~ up to admire.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.66+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 18 styles).

21. A satin stunner for looking as hot as the weather outside.

Get it from Nordstrom for $170 (available in sizes 14–24 and two colors).
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Get it from Nordstrom for $170 (available in sizes 14–24 and two colors).

22. A blizzard of ruffles perfect for making a big statement while staying cool.

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Some reviewers mention wearing this as a long shirt as well!

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S–XL).

23. A bow-backed frock everyone will be ~bowing~ down to.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $50 (available in sizes 4–8).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $50 (available in sizes 4–8).

24. A fashionable wrap dress I just can't believe you haven't bought yet. What's the hold up?

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Promising review: "This dress actually is really prettier than I expected. As a plus size and short girl I have a hard time finding dresses that fall at the right length and fit me well. This dress does both. It is stretchy and fits as it is sized. The silky material is perfect for the summer weather when all you want is something cool on your skin. The description does say deep V neckline and they do mean it. I'm a bit more conservative so I will pin mine but its an easy fix. It ties in the back. I love the sleeves. I love the fullness of the skirt. Okay, I love this whole dress." —Jeanette G.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes 14–26 and eight colors).

25. A spaghetti strap midi dress to purchase before taking yourself out to a nice pasta dinner.

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Promising review: "Love this dress! So comfortable. I ran into another girl (different body type) also wearing it and she looked just as fab. And you can't beat the price!" —B

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 15 colors).

26. A patterned bodycon to wear to a tiki bar. Accessorize with a flamingo clutch and Blue Hawaiian.

Get it from Torrid for $74.90 (available in sizes 10–30).
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Get it from Torrid for $74.90 (available in sizes 10–30).

27. A sweeping maxi that billows in the wind juuust right.

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Promising review: "I am OBSESSED with this dress! I feel like a princess in it and am so happy with the fit, style and quality. This was everything I hoped it would be." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 19 patterns).

28. A chic number you'll want to get ~wrapped~ up in.

Get it from Boohoo for $40 (available in sizes 12–20).
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Get it from Boohoo for $40 (available in sizes 12–20).

29. A backless maxi so you can show off your latest shoulder tattoo of a sun wearing sunglasses. So cool!!!

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Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine patterns).

30. A charming party dress with a keyhole neckline and lacy skirt. People are going to be like "what gang of talking doves and field mice made this for you???"

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Promising review: "I have never written a review before, but I love this dress so much that I had to! I bought this for a wedding, and it fits so well! It seems well made, if a little stiff. It's a tad short on me, but I'm also 6'0" and a lot of things are. I would 100% recommend this dress!" —Beka

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 0–16).

31. A dino-mite option for anyone who can't wait for the next Jurassic World movie to come out.

Get it from Hot Topic for $31.92 (available in sizes XS–3XL; also available in plus sizes).
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Get it from Hot Topic for $31.92 (available in sizes XS–3XL; also available in plus sizes).

32. A LBD with a fun twist: lacy shoulders!

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Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous, and fit like a glove! The fabric was WAY better than I expected it to be, which was a lovely surprise. It is really soft and is quality stuff." —Chelsey Kenney

Get it from Amazon for $20.59 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors).

33. A simple skater with a mesh necklace that is so ~clearly~ the best purchase you can make today. Except for the sunscreen. Always wear sunscreen, everyone!

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Get it from Amazon for $18.88 (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors).

34. A floral beaut that won't wilt in the summer heat.

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Promising review: "This dress has quickly become one of my favorites. I ordered up and it fit my hips and arms perfectly. I wore it for Sunday service and EVERYONE absolutely loved this dress. I will order from Samtree again." —K.T.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 14–24 and six colors).

35. A retro swing dress with an embroidered rose, that I would accept way faster than any rose offered on The Bachelor or Bachelorette.

Get it from Unique Vintage for $98 (available in sizes XS–XL; also available in plus sizes).
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Get it from Unique Vintage for $98 (available in sizes XS–XL; also available in plus sizes).

36. A wrap dress that will make you start gesturing like Oprah and going "and YOU get to admire me! And YOU get to admire me!"

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So generous of you! :')

Promising review: "I took my birthday pictures in this dress. I am 5'2" and a size 14-16. It was comfortable and the length did not trip me up once I wore heels. It's a perfect dress to dress up or down. I plan on buying more colors of this style. I love it!" —EarlyBeeee

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes L–4XL and 10 colors).

37. An ultra-loved retro swing dress with almost 6,000 positive reviews on Amazon. Thousands of people can't all be wrong.

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If you want a fuller skirt, layer with a petticoat.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 42 patterns).

38. A belted halter dress with a grid design that's the ~right angle~ for any snappy dresser.

Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL).
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Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

39. An overall dress so cute it could even steal the spotlight from a puppy. Get ready to see what a jealous puppy looks like — it is not cute (JK, of course it is).

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Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors).

40. An A-line with an included belt so you can strap in for a long journey of constant compliments.

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Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes XL–3XL).

41. A two-toned midi dress with a breezy chiffon skirt. Beware: You may get dizzy from twirling so much in this thing.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL).

42. A fun-ghi option for people like me who basically live off mushrooms (and OK, lots of cheese).

Get it from Modcloth for $69 (available in sizes XXS–4XL).
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Get it from Modcloth for $69 (available in sizes XXS–4XL).

43. A maxi with shorts underneath so you can say "surprise bitch," when the wind tries to mess with you.

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Promising review: "My dress came today and I love it!! The shorts ride a little but it's still comfortable because they're covered by the rest of the dress." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and nine patterns).

44. And a skater dress you'll be doing ~lip service~ for all day long.

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Get it from Forever 21 for $15.90 (available in sizes S–L; also available in plus sizes).

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