23 Beautiful Dresses You Can Get On Amazon For Under $20
$20 is the new black.
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A tie-waist batwing
sweater dress, because now that these temps are dropping 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
Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors)
sweatshirt tunic that can also be found in the dictionary next to the definition of "comfortable" — seriously, look it up! I'll wait here.
Promising review: "A nice weight and super comfy. The V-neck is a little bigger than I realized, so I might wear it with a tank top. The pockets are discreet and don’t bulge out like some other inexpensive dresses I’ve bought on Amazon. I’d say an XXL is a 16-18. It’s not going to give you any shape, but it’s a sweatshirt dress, what do you expect?" — EB
Price: $17.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 37 colors/styles)
A flowy, ruffled, V-neck
swing dress — basically, it'll be comfy enough for your Thanksgiving 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
Price: $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors)
A timeless ruched
Lark & Ro wrap dress available in so many great colors — whether you want something muted, a pop, or just a subtle fun print...they have it.
Promising review: "This dress is fantastic. I am a tall and curvy working professional. I needed something easy and comfortable to wear all day. This dress took me through meetings and conferences like a breeze. This fit perfectly, and I received so many compliments. The true wrap style allows for a flattering custom fit and easy to maintain modesty while still looking modern and feminine. This dress is wrinkle-free, easy care. Overall a win!" — Ginger F
Price: $14.98+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 23 colors)
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
Price: $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors and a long sleeve version)
A ruched long-sleeve
T-shirt dress that'll look amazing dressed up with heels or down with your favorite sneakers.
Promising review: "Really cute dress! The one I received is not lined but the material is soft and not very see-through. I wore nude colored undies and you couldn’t see a thing. I’m 5’2”, 125 lbs., and the small fit perfectly — although it does ride up a little when you walk. If you are looking for a slightly looser fit then size up. The ruching on one side does wonders for shaping my waist and the pink color is gorgeous! The price is just right and much cheaper than other versions I’ve seen online. There are other versions from different sellers on Amazon at $20-$22 but the quality on this one is excellent and I’m glad I ordered it." — MizLis
Price: $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 6 colors and a short sleeve version)
hoodie dress, because what's better than a sweatshirt you can pass off as a dress?
Promising review: "Very happy with this purchase! I'm 5'7", 140 lbs, and I got a size medium. Fits perfect. Nice material. Very comfortable." — Cindy Casimir
Price: $18.88+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and in 28 colors)
A flowy long-sleeve
swing dress to have the perfect outfit for every buffet you ever visit.
Promising review: "I want to order all the colors in this dress!!! I don't usually wear dresses, but this one is everything!!!🙌🏼🙌🏼 Very comfortable and soft! Love to wear them with boots or my Converses! No scarf or with a scarf, it's perfect! I am 170 lbs, curvy, and I ordered a medium. I love it!!" — Angela Alston
Price: $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and in 24 colors)
A cotton-blend casual
day dress designed with a flirty slit and a tie-waist that make it just so easy to wear.
Promising review: "I really am pleasantly surprised! It fits great! I’m 5'4” and I was worried since most maxi dresses are too long on me but I can wear flats with it. You do need to be modest when sitting to avoid showing too much as the slit is high and seems to rise a bit when sitting." — RunnerGirl
Price: $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 colors)
A ruffled sleeve
A-line dress you'll throw on when you have nothing to wear and have to go to work. 🙄
Promising review: "I loved the way this dress fit 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
Price: $9.27+ (available in sizes 0-16 and in six colors)
A flowy, breathable
long-sleeve dress that has the one thing we all pray to the dress gods for — POCKETS!
Promising review: "This is a cute dress! I like the long sleeves and pockets! It’s very lightweight. Runs pretty true-to-size, I found this to be a little longer, just at the knee. I’m wearing a size small and I’m 5’6!"" — Leah
Price: $7.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and in 10 colors)
An adjustable spaghetti strap
body con midi dress you'll easily be able to layer with your favorite denim jacket on a casual day or with a pair of look-at-me heels for a night out.
Promising review: "I once saw a girl with a simple black dress at a resort and to me, she looked stunning. To that end, I was looking for a casual cocktail dress. And this is it! I generally prefer to shop for more expensive dresses because of quality but for the price, this dress exceeds in quality. It’s a great stretchy material and nicely stitched. I am very slim, like a stick, and it fits just right." — Amazon Customer
Price: $16.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in three colors)
swing dress, because maybe you've always wanted to be Little Red Riding Hood but red just isn't your color.
Promising review: "This is an excellent dress. The material is thick and sturdy but has a nice stretch. It is not see-through. The waistline is very attractive because it is not quite an empire but not low either. It falls nicely and is slimming. The hood is super cute and can be worn as-is or throw a jean jacket with it and you are so cute. I’ve worn with and without leggings and again, perfect! As far as fit, I am 5’5”, 180 lbs., with a straight body type, and the medium fit. My mom, who is 5’1” and 160 lbs. also wears the medium. It’s weird but it fits both of us great. Falls below the knees for both but not too long. I have the grey which sometimes looks navy in the right light. My mom has the pink and it’s a beautiful subtle color. Highly recommend." — Rebecca Stiles
Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors)
A long sleeve
Lark & Ro V-neck sheath dress, because some mornings you just need that perfect, work-appropriate dress you can throw on without thinking.
Promising review: "The color is GORGEOUS and the cut is similar to a dress from Ann Taylor for about $100 less. BUT... this dress is small, and I would recommend going up a size if you don’t want a snug fit. I wear between a 4 and 6; ordered the 6 and it fits like a snug 4." — Lacey S.
Price: $12.48+ (available in sizes 0-14 and in seven colors)
polka dot midi dress that'll easily layer under a cozy cardigan or pair with your favorite booties.
Promising review: "Based on the reviews, I ordered a size up for the chest area to not be too tight but I found it runs true to size. I love the polka dots and the style of the dress is exactly what my grandma (who was born in 1918) used to wear when I was a kid in the '80s. The fabric is not see-through." — CK
Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors)
A classic and casual
pencil dress, because you could use a new go-to dress (with 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. The fabric is just perfect and not thick like I was expecting. I'm 5'5", 170 lbs., and I ordered an XL. Overall, I am very very pleased!!" — Emma
Price: $18.99+ (available in sizes 0-14 and in 24 colors/styles)
midi dress that'll be the perfect thing to wear during any moment of any day.
Promising review: "This is my all-time favorite dress to wear for work (I am a teacher). I especially love the faux buttons since I sometimes have trouble with button-down tops/dress fitting oddly. The length is great and there’s just the right amount of stretch to the dress. I typically wear a medium/8 in dresses but I ordered a large and I’m glad I did." — Teaching in Heels
Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors)
faux-wrap A-line dress that'll be the perfect thing to wear while you're living out your best casual life.
Promising review: "I’m 5’2”, 155 lbs and the large fits perfectly. It hits just at or slightly above the knee. The fabric is light and breathable." — Tesa Murray
Price: $7.08 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 13 colors)
chiffon dress comfortable and stretchy enough to make it the perfect holiday feasting dress.
Promising review: "I was super surprised with the quality of this dress. It fit perfect!! It's fresh and nice. It hit right below my knee how I wanted it. Enjoying everything of it." — jen
Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and in 11 prints)
A knit, three quarter length sleeve
fit and flare dress so versatile and comfy it might be the only thing you wear until the new year.
Promising review: "Very comfortable and flattering. The material is stretch-knit and substantial enough that it feels as though it smooths imperfections as opposed to highlighting them. The A-line cut is perfect for anyone who has a little extra weight in the midsection. I’m 5’4" and the length is perfect on me. Overall I would say it fits true-to-size. This is my new go-to LBD." — Kristin
Price: $10.20+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 21 colors)
A simple and timeless
faux wrap sheath dress everyone will want to borrow.
Promising review: "I ordered a wine color dress. This dress is really comfy and perfect for the fall season. I am 36DD-28-38, and 5'2". I ordered a size 6, and it is a perfect fit. Nice and stretchy. Form-fitting but not too oppressing around your body. I am wearing it now at work and I got compliments already. The subtle checks on the material add a little more dimension to this dress. I have to pin up to be appropriate at work, though. Overall, this is a GREAT Dress, and I'm having so much fun! Highly recommendable!" — Elena Kyung
Price: $9.95+ (available in sizes 0-12 and in four colors)
midi dress designed with not one, not two, but THREE pockets! Yes, you're welcome.
Promising review: "This dress is amazing!!!! Looks beautiful on! Fits nicely at the top and waist then flows beautifully. I will order more! Nice length as well — it is so hard to find dresses that are below the knee, most are up the thigh." — Dee Dee Cheatam
Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors)
And a ruched bodycon
turtleneck dress so chic people will think you spent way more on it.
Promising review: "Love this dress! I agree with some others who said the neck was small, but otherwise, it fit well and I got lots of compliments when I wore it to a wedding." — Jenny-Rae
Price: $18.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in two colors)
My reaction when someone tells me they spent more than $20 on a dress....
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