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    30 Gorgeous Sleeved Dresses To Wear All Summer

    Protect those delicate shoulders from the sun.

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

    1. 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 $12.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 22 styles; also available in more sizes here).

    2. 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 $35.99 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    3. A cotton shirt dress you'll love so much, you'll forget all about pants.

    model wears loose midi dress in black

    Promising review: "The hunt is over! I have been looking for a comfortable, affordable, wash and go, at least-knee length black tee shirt dress for over a year. This dress hits all those marks! I am back to order it in the gray. Love it!!" —stylingmom

    Get it from Amazon for $21.07+ (available in sizes XL–7X and three colors).

    4. 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 $11.98+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 10 colors).

    5. 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 $27.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors).

    6. A striped shirt dress you can easily layer like a darn pro.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

    7. 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 $20.19+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and six styles).

    8. An ombre shirt dress you're gonna look great-ient in.,

    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 $17.99 (available in sizes S–3X and 18 styles).

    9. A wrap midi dress that's basically two dresses in one. It's not every day you get two different prints on one piece of clothing.

    model wears a wrap dress that is half colorful tropical print with bananas and the other half is black and white flowers

    Get it from Eloquii for $129.95 (available in sizes 14–20).

    10. A chiffon A-line everyone will think is dino-mite!

    model wears short sleeve skater dress with elastic waist and dinosaur print

    Get it from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes L–4X and two colors).

    11. 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 $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and four styles).

    12. 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 nine colors; available in long or short sleeves).

    13. A layered babydoll 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 $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and seven colors).

    14. A shift dress with fantastic embroidered sleeves because it's time to step out of your comfort zone.,

    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 $28.19+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 11 styles).

    15. A frilly midi you'll want to snap up in a heartbeat.

    model wears white quarter sleeve midi dress with red heat pattern
    Pretty Little Things

    Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $18 (available in sizes 12–22).

    16. A floral smocked bodycon with a square neckline that'll look anything but square on you.

    model wears the black dress with red flowers and puffy sleeves
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    17. 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 $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 11 patterns).

    18. 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 28 colors).

    19. A sheer Renaissance tee dress that's a total work of art.

    model wears dress covered in cherubs and saints
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $18 (available in sizes S–L).

    20. A floral number with surprise shorts underneath, so the wind will never take you unawares again.,

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and nine patterns).

    21. A fun leopard number you'll wanna pounce on immediately.

    model wears skater dress with leopard print and ruffle sleeve

    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (available in sizes 12–20).

    22. A shirt dress with pockets so you have a place to keep all the cash you saved on this total score.,

    Promising review: "Wow! I am pleasantly surprised by this dress. The material is nice for summer, without being sheer. AND IT HAS POCKETS. Pockets should just be standard on everything. Honestly." —Polka Dots

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 45!!! colors).

    23. A simple skater dress you'll never say "see you later, dress" to.,

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this dress! Do not hesitate to buy. I got this for work and paired it with a waist belt and some cute sandals. I got compliments all day long. It's true to size with nice material that's stretchy, flowy, and looks just like the picture." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 24 colors).

    24. A newspaper print shirtdress that's already getting a ton of great press. Read all about it! This dress is this summer's biggest hit.

    model wears a shirt dress with tie waist and a pattern that looks like surfing magazines cut up and pasted on it
    Keer Orr / Via Lilly's Kloset

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $78 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    25. A cozy-as-heck maxi you could just as easily wear to a date as you could to sleep.

    reviewer wears short sleeve black maxi dress and puts hands in pockets

    Promising review: "This is a nice summer and fall dress. It's heavy enough to keep you from being cold indoors during the summer and outdoors during the fall, but breathes enough that you can wear it in the heat. The dress is a little shorter than I imagined it would be; I'm only 5'5", but it was more a midi length than a maxi on me. It's still very cute on and I always get lots of compliments." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and seven colors).

    26. A unique bodycon that proves that those ceramic plates you grew up with are actually pretty trendy.,

    Reviewers say to size up!

    Promising review: "This is adorable. Compliments all day. I expected it to be completely see-through when I pulled it out, but when I put it on, it wasn't at all! It's adorable and an easy dress to just throw on and go. I did have to wait over a week, but it came earlier than expected! Very happy with this purchase." —@juliannajanayoung

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 styles; plus size option comes in sizes XL–5XL).

    27. A pocketed dress in a cactus or shark pattern for looking *sharp*!


    Get it from ModCloth for $65 (available in sizes XXS–4X and two patterns).

    28. An embroidered number that comes in a number of different sleeve and skirt styles, so you're sure to find one (or two, or three) that matches your personal aesthetic.

    model wears black dress with mesh floral overlay

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 styles; plus style option comes in sizes XXL–5XL).

    29. A wrap maxi dress in a stunning pattern that you'll never even want to put away in the closet. Best to just put it on display.

    model wears blue maxi dress  with pattern that looks like white drip paint, orange leaves, and red geometric shapes that look like chairs
    Suakoko Betty

    Get it from Suakoko Betty for $230 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    30. And 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 12 patterns).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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