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    41 Dresses That Are, Against All Odds, Under $50

    A whole slew of pretty dresses, yours for less than a Grant.

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    1. A shift dress with lacy sleeves that would make even a doily envious.

    reviewer wears midi dress with lacy wide quarter sleeves

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's the perfect summer dress. I threw this on for a day full of errands and the lightweight material and open sleeves kept me cool in this hot LA weather!" —TiaAleseWong

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

    2. A romantic puff-sleeve pastel maxi dress perfect for promenades through the garden.,

    Some reviewers also styled it with the sleeves worn off the shoulder, and several reviewers say it worked as maternitywear, too!

    Promising review: "Ethereally beautiful!! This dress is absolutely LOVELY. It’s so lightweight, breezy, and comfortable. It fits perfectly, and the bodice has plenty of stretch so if you’re in between sizes, you could go either way. I actually sized down because I wanted to wear it on the shoulders and didn’t want the sleeves slipping off, but I didn’t have an issue with that at all. It’s wrinkly when it arrives, but a quick steam makes it look so much nicer and more expensive than it is. I got the sage-green color and it’s not see-through; it’s beautiful. Get this dress!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 15 colors).

    3. A '90s-inspired minidress best worn with combat boots and deep desire to see a Spice Girls reunion show.

    body cone with square neckline

    Get it from Everlane for $35 (available in sizes XXS–XL and two colors). 

    4. A wrap skater dress that looks comfy enough to just wear at home.,

    Promising review: "Purchased this dress to wear for Easter and I've got to say I'm impressed! The blue is a beautiful, vibrant hue; fabric is nice, thick quality; and the fit is figure flattering on my mom bod. The length hit just below my knees so not way too long for us petite ladies. Best part? Loved it and thinking about buying it in another color!" —RACHEL

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 23 patterns).

    5. A mock-neck ribbed maxi you'll find yourself reaching for again and again.

    striped tee dress
    Lane Bryant

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $41.97+ (available in sizes 14–40 and two colors).

    6. A classic A-line dress that's absolutely timeless (and season-less).,

    And don't forget to grab a petticoat to add some volume!

    Promising review: "This dress is SO comfortable. I bought it to double as a wedding and Easter outfit. I really like this dress. It's light and fun and a great party, church, or wedding guest dress." —thefroo

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in 46 colors and sizes XS–4XL).

    7. A flowy maxi with pom-pom tie straps that's so cute, it'll make even puppies jealous.

    maxi dress with pom pom straps

    Promising review: "Such a cute and comfy dress! It has a fun flow to the bottom of it and the ties for straps add an extra dose of fabulous." —Kelsey Krucker

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–3XL and 17 prints).

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

    reviewer wears dress with white polka dot

    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 $35.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 25 colors).

    9. A cowl minidress with an adorable bow back that comes in two colors: classic black and Barbie pink. Buy both for your different moods.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $23.60 (available in sizes 12–20 and two colors).

    10. A dusty-pink wrap dress with batwing sleeves and a tie waist. This cozy number is your one-way ticket to the perfect fall 'gram pic. Someone get you a wide-brimmed hat, OTK boots, and a PSL, STAT.

    mini wrap dress
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned business based in Australia.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $29.99 (available in sizes 2–8).

    11. A shift dress with fantastic embroidered sleeves for anyone who wants flashy arms.,

    There are a whole bunch of different sleeve styles, so be sure to click through and check them out!

    Promising review: "This dress is SO CUTE!!! I love the sleeve details, and it looks really pretty in person. The dress feels soft and comfortable. This dress is super cute to wear out with your girlfriends and it's really affordable." —Katy Mospanyuk

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

    12. 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 37 colors).

    13. A knit dress you hear that? The sound of leaves falling from the trees? It's sweater weather, babaaayyy.

    v neck sweater dress

    Get it from Asos for $43 (available in sizes 0–14).

    14. A midi dress so cute, it will make all the other dresses in your closet jealous.


    Promising review: "A great summer dress...lightweight but not sheer, good color, and it has pockets! I have not washed it yet so that is still an unknown. I hope it will be good in humid weather when I'm traveling this summer." —PDXGrae

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 36 colors).

    15. A trapeze dress you don't have to do mental acrobatics to reason buying. It's p much a steal!


    Promising review: "I was afraid it would feel like I was wearing a bag, but the cut and the way the pieces are sewn complement my plus-sized full figure. The weight of the material is perfect. It's a lovely dress, very classic styling, and it can be dressed up or worn casually." —M Hepner

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XL–3XL and 28 colors/patterns).

    16. A satin spaghetti-strap dress when you wanna add just a touch of Jessica Rabbit to your look.

    reviewer in red mini dress

    Promising review: "I recommend 100%. I loved the fit and and was super comfortable. Got a lot of compliments about it and it was accurate on the size. Perfect!" —Cynthia Arizpe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XXL–4X and three colors).

    17. A layered baby doll dress for joyfully flouncing about whenever the sun is out.,

    Promising review: "Love it! Great quality and a perfect look. I am buying it in another color." —BRANDI D WALKER

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

    18. A button-adorned midi dress with — *drumroll* — pockets!

    reviewer wears short sleeve midi dress with buttons all the way down

    Promising review: "This is SO CUTE. The length is perfect, the buttons are perfect, it’s a nice substantial material without being heavy, IT HAS POCKETS... Seriously, buy this dress!" —Nicola Griffin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 45 colors; available in long or short sleeves).

    19. A velvet cocktail dress sure to wow everyone from now until it's time to dust off the ol' summer dresses again.

    plus size reviewer wearing slinky velvet dress

    Promising review: "There are few words to describe this dress. It is absolutely gorgeous! Fit as expected and looks as pictured. The inside is silk, so it is super comfortable. It comes to a good length, I'm 5'7". It is stretchy so you could probably size down if you like a real fitted look, or size up to keep it loose, but I'd go with your true sizing. I would recommend this dress and many other Esprlia dresses to everyone. They really make some amazing dresses. Thank you! 😊" —Amanda Barnes

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes 14W–22W and in eight styles).

    20. A dramatic maxi dress you'll pretty much be legally obligated to do a beach photoshoot in.,

    Promising review: "I wore it to my baby shower... I got so many compliments. It was perfect. Yes, it is very thin and see-through, so you will need to wear something underneath. Other than that, it was perfect for my bohemian look." —Flopez

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes XS–X).

    21. A tie-waisted midi dress that's not too short and not too long — a Goldilocks-approved number.


    Promising review: "This looks SO much better than the photos! At first glance, I wasn’t a huge fan of the pattern/colors, but I thought the style of the dress was fabulous, so I knew it’d all work together — success! I love this adorable dress. It’s perfect for spring and summer. The asymmetrical way the front/back slits are cut add a unique and modern touch to this classic style and I love the rolled-up (stitched-in-place) sleeves." —LadyJean

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 10 styles).

    22. A two-tone midi dress to fulfill all of your wildest retro dreams.,

    Promising review: "Just like in the picture! The material is really good, fresh, comfortable, and well sewn." —Kathy M.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in sizes S–4XL and three colors).

    23. A mini bodycon that's the ultimate LBD. I dare you to find a more basic staple just waiting for all your fire accessories.

    short sleeve mini dress

    Rebdolls is founded is by Dominican Republic–born Grise Paula and sells sizes up to 5X. 

    Get it from Rebdolls for $26.24 (available in sizes M–5X).

    24. A classic midi dress with ruffle-cap sleeves that will never go out of style.

    model shows off a-line dress from three angles

    Promising review: "This dress has surprisingly high-quality fabric and is made well. It ended up being too big for me so I gave it to a friend who looked AMAZING in it." —Kailia L.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    25. A neon skeleton bodycon for an easy Halloween costume, or — let's be real — a fun, everyday fit for spooky cuties.

    long sleeve dress with green skeleton
    Pretty Little Thing

    Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $20 (available in sizes 0–12).

    26. A ruffled party dress so whimsical, it'll convince you that magic is real and you are, in fact, a fashionable fairy.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this little dress. It looks amazing and is great quality for the price. The tulle is very soft and flowy and lays nicely, it's actually pretty full, too, which is nice since usually dresses that look like this end up actually being thin and flat when you get them. I am extremely satisfied with this dress and it's exactly as pictured. It's gorgeous." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and seven colors).

    27. A wrap maxi that's already lounging in a beach chair in your backyard., Amazon

    Promising review: "Another win for this brand! This dress is gorgeous. It looks and feels MUCH more expensive than it is. I buy (and return) a ton of clothes from Amazon, so I know how much of a gamble it can be to order. Don’t hesitate on this one. It fits perfectly to size, and I love that the wrap front is high enough that I don’t have to wear a tank under it. I am pretty modest when it comes to showing cleavage, and this dress fits the bill. The fabric is very soft and light — I will wear it spring through fall here in NC. The dress is casual enough to wear with flat sandals for shopping, but you can easily dress it up with heels for a dinner date." —R. Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $25.68+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and 17 patterns).

    28. A tied pencil dress perfect for looking super profesh on conference calls.


    There are three different sleeve styles to choose from, but they all have pockets. 😊

    Promising review: "OMG!! I absolutely love this dress and I plan on purchasing every color. I can wear this at work or if I am going out. Overall, I am very, very pleased!!" —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes 0/2–16/18 and 15 styles).

    29. An ombré or tie-dye shirt dress you're gonna look great-ient in., Amazon

    Promising review: "This material is very comfy and the dress is great! The length and fit are appropriate for a casual office. It wasn't form fitting or too short." —Mel R.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S–3X and 18 styles).

    30. A hoodie dress that proves that you can wear a dress and be super casual at the same time.,

    Promising review: "I generally fit the standard US 2X size. I went according to the sizing chart given and ordered a 3X. The garment hugs my curves without being too tight. I bought this to wear to work. My work environment is casual and creative, so this fits the bill nicely. I am 5'4" and this goes down a little past my knees, so I could actually wear it as a dress. I have been wearing it with leggings and sneakers, and it would also be cute with boots and tights! The fabric is lightweight but still warm, and it's a very nice all-season layering piece." —Little Miss Moscow

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 19 colors).

    31. An eyelet-flecked piece that has arguably mastered the coveted ability to go day-to-night. The casual fit makes it great for everyday wear, and the subtle details make it perfect for going out.,

    Promising review: "Everything about this dress is AMAZING! I get compliments all day about the fit and design of this dress. It's also a great deal and is now my favorite dress!" —margar

    Get it from Amazon for $19.19+ (available in four colors and sizes S–XL).

    32. A bodycon pencil dress because you can alwaaaays use another LBD.

    reviewer wears short sleeve midi dress

    Promising review: "I love this dress. Simple, classy, and professional. It molds to my body in all the right ways, and it wasn't too long. It can be worn with a nice necklace to spruce it up, and flats and/or pumps. The material is also versatile enough so that it can be worn year-round; all you need is a pair of stockings or tights, but the dress will work either way. I plan to order more colors." —LadyLestat

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes L–5X and in 10 colors).

    33. A total beauty sporting elbow-puff sleeves and a tropical pattern that can be worn in the colder months thanks to the color scheme. Love a multi-seasonal piece.

    collared dress with pineapple design
    Cara Cara

    Cara Cara is founded by a former buyer for (so uh, yeah, great taste) and works as sort of an indie version of TJ Maxx. They sell discounted items from trendy bands like Dusen Dusen and Baggu.

    Get it from Cara Cara for $39 (available in sizes S–L).

    34. A boho maxi dress for anyone who wishes they could just wrap themselves up in a tapestry.

    model wears navy and maroon quarter sleeve dress

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and nine patterns).

    35. A V-neck midi dress that comes in a variety of textures and patterns so you could get every style and no one would even notice they're the same cut.


    Promising review: "This dress looks high end. It feels high end. The cost is unbelievable for what you get. The perfect length, flowy, lightweight. It's perfect for summer/spring. With a jacket it would be perfect for fall/winter. Only downside was the elastic at the bottom of the sleeves is a bit tight for my liking, but easy to get over it! BUY THIS DRESS!! I'm purchasing the other color today." —Katie H

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XL–4X and six colors).

    36. An ultra-popular swing dress that's a bestseller for a reason — it's adorable.,

    Promising review: "This dress had me at pockets! What a great dress, especially for work! It has pockets on both sides, a work-appropriate hemline, and the material is the kind where you can sit for hours, but it'll never show a wrinkle! I'm 5'6" and 150 lbs and the medium fits great. With wedges, it's the perfect outfit for work: comfy and practical yet classy." —AprilAries

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 40 styles; also available in sizes 14–26 here).

    37. A dino-mite skater dress that owl reckon is the perfect piece for any season.


    Get it from Amazon for $29.80+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and three patterns).

    38. An elastic-waisted frock that's more romantic than a Nicholas Sparks novel. It has lantern sleeves, a bow-tie back, an elastic waist, and a square neckline that can be worn on or off the shoulder., Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 colors).

    39. A fancy but stretchy maxi dress so you can look formal and also hide the sneakers you're wearing underneath.,

    Promising review: "The dress is super comfortable and very flattering! I received many compliments...which may have gone to my head just a little LOL!" —Ella

    Get it from Amazon for $23.89+ (available in sizes L–4X and 15 colors).

    40. A flowy long-sleeve frock you can just throw on and go.,

    Promising review: "This is the most comfortable clothing I own! My absolute favorite dress. The only issue I have with this dress is that I ordered the royal-blue color, which looks dark in the model photo, but in person it's definitely lighter. I'm not going to complain though because I have never received so many compliments on an outfit in one single day." —Nichole

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 20 colors).

    41. A floral skater dress you'll never say "see you later, boy" to.,

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 14–24 and nine colors and patterns).

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