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1. A fun and playful sun dress with a V-neck, wrap front, and a ruffle hem that will make you want to twirl around in a field full of wildflowers.
2. A vintage-inspired rainbow dress if you're someone whose favorite color changes monthly. Thanks to this, you can just wear all the colors at once! Problem solved.
3. A maxi dress that comes in 45 (yes, 45!) colors and prints and is the perfect base to build a full outfit off of. Throw on a denim jacket, sandals, and a wide-brim hat on for a casual cool summer look.
4. Or this adorable floral maxi dress great for a day at the beach or an outdoor barbecue. Many reviewers say the flowy fit makes this a perfect maternity dress, too!
5. A sleeveless gingham dress you'll want to throw on during the hottest summer day thanks to how lightweight and airy it is.
6. A ruffle-sleeved dress with a pleated design that looks marvelous when the wind blows. It's available in 30 colors, so feel free to stock up on your favorite colors and make this your official summer uniform.
7. A wrap dress in a bright yellow and blue floral pattern that'll make you feel like you're in a beautiful garden, basking in the bright summer sun.
8. A tie-dye maxi dress to pair with a belt, cropped jacket, and cute sandals for a casual, boho look that all your friends will compliment you on.
9. A midi dress so versatile, you'll want it in all 31 colors. The T-shirt top is not only bra-friendly, but it'll also protect your shoulders from burning if the UV index is out of control.
10. A Swiss dot ruffled number with a faux wrap design that adds beautiful structure and design to this delicate yet show-stopping frock. We can see this being the perfect outfit for a wedding this summer!
11. A sloth-patterned frock if you're looking to add some whimsy to your wardrobe. Listen — sloths sleep up to 18 hours a day, and that alone is a feat we should celebrate them for.
12. A smocked midi dress with adorable large ruffle sleeves that people will compliment you on whether you're wearing it to the beach, a dinner date, or a summer party.
13. A swing dress designed with elbow-length sleeves and a vintage-inspired silhouette that screams "I'm headed to a garden tea party." If a garden tea party is unfortunately not on your itinerary anytime soon, reviewers say this is also a great option for an outdoor wedding.
14. A beautiful polka dot dress with great coverage on top so you don't have to worry about a bra strap poking out the side. The ruffle-cap sleeves and the buttons down the center make this versatile enough to wear to the office as well as out with friends in the evening!
Promising review: "This dress is so pretty!! I was hesitant because it seemed like it might be super cheap-looking, but it's a much higher quality than I expected. It fits like a dream and I feel so pretty in it! It has pockets and it drapes so nicely. You will not be disappointed." —Nicole
Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 17 colors and prints).
15. A mini that's sheer on the sleeves but has a lining throughout the rest of the dress so you can wear whatever undergarments you please! Also, can we take a moment to admire how delicate and splendid the textured flower design looks?!
16. A sleeveless T-shirt dress because everyone needs a lightweight, easy-to-style option they can just throw on in the morning. Reviewers say it isn't see-through at all, so feel free to wear it with any color bra your heart desires!
17. A downright romantic-looking puff-sleeve dress with so many gorgeous details: the square neckline, the pin-tucked bodice with buttons, and even a hidden drawstring at the waist to cinch if you so desire. It's made from 100% cotton, which means it'll be breathable and light as you wear it on a hot summer day.
18. A midi dress from Valani if you're headed back to the office this summer and are in desperate need of a work-appropriate dress that won't make you overheat. The fabric is made from hemp and other plant-based material that is naturally temperature-regulating!
19. A denim dress with a frayed hem that'll instantly make you look so put-together, even if you threw this on five minutes before running out the door.
20. A T-shirt dress complete with a sophisticated, criss-cross bottom hem that'll instantly make you feel like you're a fashionista walking down the streets of Paris on a perfect summer day.
21. A colorful embroidered dress that will make you stand out from the crowds as you spend the summer shopping at farmer's markets, going to local festivals, or eating brunch al fresco.
22. A wrap dress available in so many cute boho prints, you'll have a hard time picking just one (it's okay, buy a few, we won't tell!) You'll be counting down the days until this beauty arrives at your front door so you can throw it on and strut your stuff while looking like a million bucks.
Promising review: "I don't normally write reviews for clothes off of Amazon, but good lordy I am so in love with this dress, I just HAVE to!! I am IN LOVE and am wishing it was warmer weather so I could wear it out and about! First, it is a true wrap dress in that you feed one side through the other, therefore you can adjust how tight or loose it is. Modest? Show some cleavage? Up to you! 😍 Second, it is the PERFECT length for me. Lastly, normally a short ruffle sleeve doesn't fall right on me and makes me look like a football player... these fall immaculately fluttery on me. All in all, I freaking love this dress! And was not prompted in any way to provide a review but felt so compelled when I tried it on! If you are on the fence like I have been for over a year, GET IT!!" —Jess
Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 29 styles).
23. A striped T-shirt dress with a cute tie waist, pockets, and a bra-friendly design — really, what more could you want in a dress?!
24. A patterned maxi dress that just screams "I'm headed to my summer beach house" .... even if you're only sticking to your neighborhood. Style it up with a belt, a floppy hat, or some espadrilles to reach peak summer mode.
25. A ruffle-sleeved mini — you deserve to be the center of attention, and the bold color paired with the fun sleeves will have heads turning everywhere you go.
Promising review: "This is the perfect little dress for any event! I am 4'11, and it fits at the perfect length. The shoulders aren't too dramatic, but still pretty awesome! I have worn it a few times, most recently to a tea party bridal shower, and it was divine!" —Gia Mehdi
Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 17 colors)
26. A fantastic frock with pockets (!!!) that might just be the ultimate throw-it-on-and-go type of dress. When your schedule is jam-packed with activities and fun dinners this summer, you'll be grateful you have this reliably good-looking dress hanging in your closet.
27. A organic cotton midi dress giving us some major cottagecore vibes — if you're planning on frolicking through the forest this summer, this is what you should be wearing while doing it. This company uses "deadstock" fabric — aka excess fabric left behind by big fashion houses — and repurposes it to create these beautiful frocks.
Christy Dawn is a woman-owned clothing small business that seeks to forge positive relationships between the earth and what we wear.
Get it from Christy Dawn for $198 (available in sizes 1X–3X and six designs).
28. A simple yet chic sundress you can wear all on its own or paired with a cute denim jacket during unexpectedly chilly summer nights. Reviewers say this is breathable, stretchy, and incredibly comfortable — that's it, I'll take five!
Promising review: "I would give this 6 stars if I could. Fits PERFECTLY! It's a very vibrant forest green color. The material is very soft and the little buttons on the front look like wooden buttons. Stretchy, bouncy material and not see-through. Perfect length for me as well. I would take this dress at any length honestly. Just super comfy and looks great. Oh, and has POCKETS!😆😆❤" —natasha
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 25 styles, including some with short sleeves).
29. A lime green flutter-sleeve dress with a gorgeous V-neck that still offers enough coverage so you can wear your favorite bra with it (hallelujah!) Get ready to receive alllll the compliments when you put on this pastel-colored number.
Promising review: "I bought this for a wedding. Fit is true to size. Zip glides on — I can do it by myself — although it is more visible than I thought it would be. The sleeves are great, however I would say it is more of a small attached cape than sleeves, so they can blow in your face in the wind. Comfortable, great to dance in!" —Asos Customer
Get it from Asos for $46 (available in sizes 12–26).