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    38 Beautifully Romantic Dresses You May Fall Madly In Love With

    You're going to be so well-dressed for any upcoming long strolls on the beach.

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    1. A tie-waist batwing sweater dress, because now that these temps have dropped you're gonna be so happy you have this in your fashion arsenal.,

    Promising review: "I love everything about this sweater dress. Fabulous orange color, great workmanship, and thick knit feel. It fits better than I expected. I'm 5'5" and normally wear a size 18, I purchased the XL. The hem rests about 3" above my knees and I'll be wearing it with tights/slim fit pants and ankle boots, etc. You can cover up or reveal as much as you wish or don't wish — this is a classic piece and a must-have. I'm going for the blue one next." —Kindle Customer

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

    2. A flowy and ruffled babydoll dress you can perfectly pair with your favorite knee-high boots.,

    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 (available in sizes S-XXL, long and short sleeve, and in eight colors).

    3. An elegant sleeveless lace cocktail dress that just might be beautiful enough to celebrate in on your big day.,

    Promising review: "Great dress! I wore it for my civil wedding ceremony and it was perfect. Everyone could tell I was a bride and it was only $30! It fit as expected, I went off the measurements provided and it fit like a glove. I got a large and I'm 5'6", 165 lbs. I would recommend this dress to anyone looking for a deal on a wedding dress." —Tami Bereznay

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and in seven colors).

    4. A gorgeous button-up, split front flowing maxi dress that'll make you rule everyone's Instagram feeds.,

    Promising review: "I loved the colors. This dress is quite comfy, very easy to pack for international travel (doesn’t take up much space), playful, and fun, but easy to wear with tights for a warmer outfit. This was the perfect combination of fun and adventurous and was a great 'outing' dress to travel with." —Addyson Burke

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 25 prints).

    5. A delightful pleated fit-and-flare midi dress to take you from office-appropriate to happy hour cocktails with just the change of a shoe.,

    Promising review: "This red dress is thick yet has a beautiful drape to it. The sleeves are lantern-shaped and have a cute ruffle detail on the edge. The pintucks in the front and back are placed in the perfect spot to accentuate the waist. The dress fits like a glove. It is a bit longer on me than the model (I am 5'2" for reference). A perfect dress for Valentine's Day or the holidays!" —ruth maldonado

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL, long and short sleeve, and in nine colors).

    6. A beautifully embellished mesh sleeve shift dress everyone will be complimenting you about.,

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I have a bigger chest, and I was so worried about this dress fitting! I was pleasantly surprised that the material had some stretch to it, and it fit beautifully!! I love the details as well! I used the tie as a belt to make the dress a little shorter and give myself a waist!" —Kelly Fox

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and six colors).

    7. A scalloped neckline off-the-shoulder swing dress you'll easily be able to twirl around town in.,

    Reviewers have pointed out that this dress seems to run a tad big — customers suggest ordering a size down!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my company Christmas party. It was a runaway hit — so much so that people who didn't attend the party were asking about the dress because so many people said how pretty it was. I was called 'Marilyn' since I wore this with red patent heels and classic red lipstick. The fabric had enough give to make it comfortable to wear the whole night without feeling constricted. The fabric itself is smooth, of a good weight, and irons to a crisp finish. BTW, I am a size 14/16 dress, D cup, and ordered an XL. Perfect fit. I am 5'4" and the skirt hits several inches below the knee. I bought a petticoat to wear with it, and while you may not need it, it does add to the drama." —Christine Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL, available in short and long sleeve, and in 17 colors).

    8. A super comfy ruffle shoulder swing dress so you and your food baby can stay comfy all night long.

    Promising review: "Love everything about this dress! The red color is vibrant, the material is versatile, and the flutter sleeves are adorable! I’m 5’4", 115 lbs., and usually a 2-4 in dresses! I ordered a medium because I was weary on the sizing but I definitely could have fit a small! The medium just gives me a little extra flow though, so I’m still happy!" —India Aust

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors).

    9. An enchanting smocked sleeve Reformation midi dress that'll have you twirling like you're the lead in a rom-com.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I bought this in my normal size for my sister's wedding and it fit like a glove! The print is beautiful with a romantic silhouette and I got nothing but compliments all night. The material is not soft but it felt expensive and breathed nicely. Best dress I've bought in a while!" —Limechicky

    Get it from Nordstrom for $248 (available in sizes 0-12 and three colors).

    10. A stretchy knit A-line dress detailed with a laser-cut hem for that extra, delightful little something.,

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress and great quality for the price. I received lots of compliments, and I’m tempted to buy it in every color! The material has a bit of stretch that makes for a flattering fit. For reference, I’m 5’4” 125 lbs, and the small fit perfect and was very comfortable. The color was great!!!!" —Wineymama

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

    11. A sparkling sequins cami dress that'll have you glittering into every room in style.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I hosted my NYE party at my home and it was excellent for the occasion! It arrived on time. The sequins stayed in place, none dropped off. I was worried that it may be too short and fit like a huge T-shirt, but it didn't. The bust area is a tighter fit than the bottom portion of the dress. So if you are extremely big busted, my advice would be to go a size up. I am normally a medium and stuck with that size. I'm a size 34DD bust and it was a bit too tight but manageable, (wore it with no bra), if I had gone up a size the bottom part would have been way too big and require alterations. I'm overall very pleased! I received a lot of compliments that night!" —HeyNiks (YouTube)

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 11 colors).

    12. A whimsical off-the-shoulder chiffon dress for any special occasions you have coming up — and if you don't, you're special enough, so really any occasion will do.,

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful! It's very light and flowy. The material is of great quality. As the other reviews have mentioned it runs a bit big. I am 5'6," around 165 lbs., and typically wear a large but opted for a medium and it fit perfectly. I purchased this for my birthday dinner cruise and received many compliments. ☺ Definitely a quality dress for a reasonable price." —Abayomi W.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.35 (available in sizes S-3XL and seven colors).

    13. A super soft and ultra-cozy knit turtleneck dress you can have a romantic night in — whether that's curled up on the couch or out on the town is up to you because it works for both.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SWEATER DRESS! I read the reviews, and they said if you want the oversized look to go up a size. I am 5’4," 145 pounds, and normally wear a medium, but I went up to a large for the oversized look. I normally roll up the sleeve once for a cute cuffed look. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND." —Jodi Hochstetler

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 11 styles).

    14. A layered ruffle off-the-shoulder midi dress perfect for all those weddings, garden parties, events, whatever — I don't know your life.

    Promising review: "Ohhhh my goodness, I have been RAVING about this dress ever since I got it. It’s so comfy and the top stays up so it never needs constant readjusting like other off-the-shoulder clothing. It looked great in photos! It closely matches the color in the pic. I also appreciated that I really didn’t need to steam it at all, which was surprising considering it came folded up tightly. Highly recommend for spring/summer weddings, vacation, etc.!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    15. A chic lace cocktail dress that'll have everyone asking, "Where did you get that?",

    Promising review: "I ordered a size 10 and it fits nicely, not too loose or tight. I’m 160 and a 36DD so I was amazed this dress fit so well up top and everywhere else too! I’m 5’2" so the lacey part hit right under my knee and the solid part right above my knee. You can’t even notice the see-through part under your bra area." —Nel

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes 4-10 and in four colors).

    16. A tie-waist button-up maxi dress you can wear on your next vacation, or your next I-wish-I-were-on-vacation day.,

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim and was a little skeptical about it. I have never received so many compliments on a dress before. I wore it on a trip to the Biltmore Estate with my husband and in-laws, and we honestly couldn't get through the day without someone stopping me every few minutes to ask where I got my dress or to tell me how gorgeous it was. It flowed beautifully on that windy day. I'm obsessed with it, I even bought two more in different colors. I highly recommend!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 25 prints).

    17. A beautifully printed, pleated skirt midi dress so you can bring a little life to your work wardrobe.,

    Promising review: "BUY THIS DRESS!!!!!! You guys it’s SO PERFECT. I’m a size 6/8 and I got a 6. It fits perfectly. It's a little tight on chest, but I’m a DD, and it still fits. The dress is quality and literally the cutest dress I’ve ever bought. I'm ordering every color!!!!!!" —Elizabeth Novak

    Get it from Amazon for $36.98 (available in sizes 2-14 and in 11 styles).

    18. An off-the-shoulder pleated maxi dress perfect for all those romantic nights on the town.

    Promising review: "I am 210 lbs, 5' 3", and bust 44C, and triangle body shape. Ladies, this is a must-have for casual events...with a statement necklace. It's not clingy. Material is breathable, soft, definitely not see-through." —Nickeeta

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 11 colors).

    19. A stunning cross back Rosetta Getty charmeuse slip dress that's a bit of an investment but man! It's just so beautiful!


    Get it from Shopbop for $880 (available in sizes 2-12).

    20. A gorgeous tie-neck midi dress that'll have you looking like a star.


    Get it from Boohoo for $48 (available in sizes 6-10).

    21. An absolutely perfect ruffled tie-neck little black dress you can also get in red and a bunch of other colors — because maybe you have enough LBDs.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. My favorite part about it is the double ruffle detail on the hem. Perfect for a date night or holiday party." —The Fabulous

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 colors).

    22. An adorably cute off-the-shoulder swing maxi dress that'll just have you looking whimsical.

    Promising review: "After purchasing so many dresses online, finally I bought one that fits me wonderfully. I'm 110 lbs., 5'4", and I bought a size XS. The length was perfect, doesn't drag on the ground, the color as shown, and it's just a pretty dress. Buy it, you won't regret it! 😊" —Charolina

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in seven colors).

    23. An adorable embroidered velvet dress you'll easily be able to dress up or down — or while in the wilderness based on how the model is wearing it.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49.99 (available in sizes M-L).

    24. A stretchy off-the-shoulder body-con dress designed with a lace-up open back that'll have you turning heads — literally!

    Promising review: "Sexy dress for a party or date night out. It was so cute and it turned a lot of heads, some people almost broke their necks when I wore it! Perfect sewing and material, somewhat stretchy and very comfortable. My favorite dress so far. (By the way, I got a medium, I weigh 138 pounds and am 5'4".)" —natasha

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 colors).

    25. A plunging velvet party dress for when your winter wardrobe is ready for a risque makeover.


    Promising review: "I love everything about this dress. I purchased it for NYE and it fit perfectly. I'm 5'5," bigger-busted, normally wear a 12/large, and it was so flattering and forgiving! Not too form-fitting and hugged in all the right places. Definitely had cleavage but okay for a special night out! I would buy again. A girl in the bathroom said I had all the Stevie Nicks' vibes." —Dana D Troglen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four colors).

    26. A perfectly sophisticated embellished mesh sleeve body-con dress that's just so freakin' chic.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS DRESS...It looks stylish, classy, and unique. The material is good quality and the green is popping!!!!! DEFINITELY ORDERING IT IN THE BLUE!!!!!" —ImmaGranDiva

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X-4XL and 18 styles).

    27. A flowy, ruffled, V-neck swing dress — basically, it'll be comfy enough for your dinner plans and dressy enough to not get you judged by your opinionated relatives.


    Promising review: "Love this dress, modest enough to wear for work but cute enough to wear every day! I'm petite so I would say it runs a bit bigger than I'd prefer but it is still super cute! Also, this exact dress is being sold at other boutiques for three times the price!" —Emily Seils

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

    28. A ruched high-low cocktail dress with a halter neckline that looks like it came from a much, much fancier store.


    Promising review: "I was a little apprehensive about the quality of this dress when I purchased it, but the reviews convinced me to give it a chance. WOW! It fits true-to-size, and I didn't have to hem it! Great quality, very comfortable. I am impressed. I purchased this for a black-tie holiday party and received compliments all night." —Tina Molloy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 colors).

    29. A ruffled sleeve A-line dress you'll throw on when you have nothing to wear and have to go to work. 🙄, Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved the way this dress fits me — I'm 119 lbs., 5'3", and usually a size 6 (which is what I bought). It's a very, very pretty dress. I bought it for my daughter's 40th birthday and it's perfect. It's festive without being too dressy, fits great, and a good fabric that doesn't wrinkle. I will buy from Lark & Ro again." —Georgia Browne

    Get it. from Amazon for $14.25+ (available in sizes 0-12 and in six colors).

    30. A V-neck swing dress perfect for a weekend filled with errands — errands and maybe a few cocktails.


    Promising review: "Love how this dress fits. There are a few ways you can style this as well. Currently, I tie it up in a way where it’s off the shoulders but you can also tie it up like the model or even tie it behind your neck while it off the shoulder. It’s a lovely dress and looks great paired with a bamboo bag." —Akshar

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in three colors).

    31. A delightful open-back dress designed with a V-neck, lantern sleeves, and just enough swing in the skirt to have you twirling into people's hearts.


    Promising review: "This dress is super cute. Material is nice and not see-through." —Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 10 styles).

    32. A ruffled flowy smocked-bust midi dress to give your wardrobe a classic look in the most comfortable way.


    Promising review: "So cute! The dress is exactly as pictured. Love the color. I was worried about the quality because it was so inexpensive, but it’s actually really nice and not see-through at all! Such a perfect dress for vacation!" —JP0811

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 4-12 and in blue and white).

    33. A charming cut out back Reformation midi dress with a beautifully dramatic side slit for when you're taking your stroll through the rose gardens while drinking tea with your pinky up and saying "Cheerio ol' chap" or whatever classy British people say.


    Promising review: "I got this dress in the plum color and it is gorgeous. Felt great wearing it! I'm usually between a 4-6 and sized up to the 6 and was happy with the fit. I'm 5'8" and didn't find the slit to be too high. 10/10 would recommend!" —kmoneyy

    Get it from Nordstrom for $218 (available in sizes 4-12 and in four colors).

    34. A strappy little lace number complete with a built-in slip to help keep you covered.,

    Promising review: "God this dress is gorgeous. I’m 5’2”, 145 lbs., 34B-29-39 and bought a small. It’s tough to zip up the last two inches but once I do it fits perfectly. Other reviews are right, the breast area gaps weird on the sides. I can wear this without a bra but it looks better with. Anyone with more than a small C cup would have a really hard time containing anything in this dress. I also agree with some reviews that it puffs a little weird at the hips but that’s because it’s sewn to the liner to make POCKETS!!!!!! It’s mid-calf on me but since that’s only the overlay it still looks good. It’s lighter than I expected but def heavier than a typical summer dress. Also, the straps are stretchy but mine definitely came with an adjuster. The construction is beautiful so if you’re on the fence definitely get it!" —D12

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 13 styles).

    35. A mock-neck, tie-waist flare dress you'll easily throw on for any occasion or when you're running late.


    Promising review: "I have fallen in love with this dress. I ordered a size 10 or M and it didn't disappoint or fail to fit. I wear a 10 in dresses mainly but because of my hips, if the dress is fitted, I'll get a 12 which results in the dress being too roomy up top. This dress has a beautiful fall and flow. I am 5'6" without heels and the dress falls slightly below my knees. It isn't fitted at the bottom which is perfect for a 38-30-39 shape like mine! I have ordered this dress in every color!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    36. A twirl-worthy tutu party dress perfect for layering or giving you an updated Carrie Bradshaw-and-a-bus moment.


    Promising review: "This thing is cuuuttee. I know it says one size and I was scared of that but fits great, very stretchy. The bottom skirt is a form-fitting but with the tulle on top it looks cute and doesn't make me feel fat or anything, I feel cute and it's all flowy." —frenchfrymonkey

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three colors).

    37. A vintage-inspired A-line dress detailed with an adorable floral print and perfectly contrasting piping for that retro feel in an office-appropriate style.


    Promising review: "Bohemian look. Take it into colder months with tights and boots, but I'll wear it in summer with strappy nude sandals. Very meet-the-parents appropriate." —S.Shaffer Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    38. And an elegant swing dress designed with a deep V and pockets for that "I have somewhere to be and things to carry" look.


    Promising review: "Beautiful dress. I'm 5'4" and the length was perfect. I had originally ordered a 2XL due to my large chest and broad shoulders, but it did run small, so I returned and got the 3XL. I am a 38D for reference in the chest area. The 3XL fit well. The material is heavy, the swing isn't as dramatic as it is in the picture. I received so many compliments. I had originally wanted this dress in black but it was sold out so I got the blue, which I was surprised by how complimentary it was." —Shauna

    Get it from Amazon for $30.88+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 11 colors). And for anyone worried about the plunging neckline, try a convertible V-bra.

    How I feel about all these dresses!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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