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    48 Cheap Summer Dresses That'll Make The Heat A Little More Bearable

    Not one dress on this list is over $100 — and, if I'm being honest, most are under $40!

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    1. A tie-front midi dress to give your midsection a little peekaboo time.

    2. A ruffled, smocked bodice open back stunner that just might be the dress of your vacationing dreams — emphasis on the dream part.

    3. A flowy ruffled-hem dress you're ::best Rick Astley voice:: never gonna give up, never gonna put down, and that's never gonna make you cry, never gonna tell a lie, and hurt you.

    reviewer wearing the polka dot dress with a row of ruffles under the bust and along the hem

    4. A ruffled flowy smocked-bust midi dress to give your wardrobe a classic and effortless look.

    5. A show-stopping low-back maxi dress that's begging you to take it on vacation. Begging.

    A model wearing the dress in beige next to a pool

    6. A soft tie-dye maxi dress, because who said tie-dye was a thing of the past? Not me! Well, not since quarantine started!

    7. A ruffled sleeve and embroidered maxi dress you'll wanna wear with a comfy sandal as you roam the streets of some new city that just so happens to be filled with cobblestone streets.

    A model wearing the embroidered maxi dress

    8. A festival-worthy halter dress that won't break the bank, because, well, dress for the future you want — one where we can go outside again.

    9. A button-down midi dress so perfect it'll become your go-to summer dress for any occasion.

    10. A super-basic sleeveless T-shirt dress — everyone needs one of these, it's just a fact so you should stop fighting it.

    11. An adorable vintage-inspired midi dress designed with tie-able straps and a smocked back for the perfect fit.

    A model wearing the dress in green

    12. A tiered skirt American Eagle smocked mini dress designed with three complementing colors that I personally think makes it look super elevated.

    A model twirling in the dress

    13. A ruffled sleeve maxi dress you'll look like a total stunner in with a deep-V, high slit, and wrap design.

    14. A comfy and breezy T-shirt dress, because it doesn't matter if it's 1,000 degrees outside — and all you wanna do is eat ice cream.

    15. A flowy polka-dot-print maxi dress to give your summer wardrobe a classic print in the most comfortable way.

    16. A comfy bohemian tunic you can perfectly match with an adorable pair of strappy sandals — especially when those temperatures are blazing.

    17. A stunning off-the-shoulder number you'll easily be able to dress up with heels or keep casual with a pair of sandals.

    A model wearing the off-the-shoulder dress on a beach

    18. A strappy bodycon mini dress you should probably have in your closet — in the event of a fashion emergency.

    19. A fantastically casual faux-wrap style V-neck dress with long enough sleeves to have your shoulders and arms covered, but not so long that you can't rock it in the summer heat.

    20. A 100% cotton boho-inspired embroidered baby doll dress — it'll quickly become a staple in your wardrobe rotation.

    21. A flowy smock dress designed with the prettiest aquatic theme (including some starfish) — I think this dress was part of the reason Ariel wanted legs.

    A model wearing the smock dress

    22. A colorful lantern sleeve midi dress that's sure to grab everyone's attention.

    A model laying in the grass while wearing the midi dress

    23. A ruffled off-the-shoulder maxi dress that can be styled in a million ways — seriously, just use your imagination!

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

    25. A deep-V ruffle swing dress you can easily throw on over your swimsuit after a day at the beach or for a day running errands.

    26. A flowing floral-print midi dress designed with a smocked bust to give you the comfort and support you've been looking for.

    A model wearing the midi dress

    27. A gorgeous polka-dot halter dress that's just so chic you should buy it now and save it for later!

    A series of photos of a model wearing the polka-dot halter dress in brown

    28. A puff sleeve and open-back gingham midi dress you can throw on for the perfect amount of color with minimal effort.

    Two models laughing while wearing the gingham midi dress in blue (right) and red (left)

    29. An adorable lace mini dress designed with a tie back and adjustable straps for a perfect fit.

    30. A flowy and ruffled baby doll dress you can perfectly pair with your favorite sandals or sneakers.

    31. A ruffle-sleeve polka-dot midi dress to easily wear while you saddle up and hit the road.

    32. A lightweight button down V-neck dress you'll never break a sweat in.

    33. An embroidered eyelet smock dress designed in a roomy and comfy design you can layer or wear alone.

    34. A tiered square neck midi dress that's designed in just the prettiest color palette this summer has seen.

    A model wearing the tiered dress

    35. A gorgeously romantic floral print midi dress designed with a puff sleeve, smocked bodice, and just the right amount of ruffle detailing. When I say I am in love with this dress it is quite honestly the understatement of the century.