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    38 Stylish Dresses To Get You Through Spring And Into Summer

    They're perfect for layering, amazing alone, and even better on *you*!

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    1. A playfully ruffled and ruched elastic bodice midi dress that'll have you looking like the lead in a rom-com.,

    Promising review: "The perfect warm weather dress. Purchased for an upcoming cruise and it will be a welcome addition to the few clothing items I plan on taking. The fabric looks like linen but is actually a cotton/poly blend with a bit of spandex for stretch. The top is the only part that feels stretchy. The fabric is medium weight. Not too thin or thick. I love the styling, it's conservative yet slightly flirty. It’s like a modern twist on Little House on the Prairie, evoking a romantic innocence, without looking dowdy. The belt is a separate piece, wear with or without. I’m 5’6", 130 pounds, and a size medium fits just right. The best part is I don’t feel I need to wear a bra with this dress. The top hugs well and gives me all the support I need." —Digicabin Family

    Get it from Amazon for $18.69+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 colors).

    2. A gorgeous flowing maxi dress you'll rule everyone's Instagram feeds with.

    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 $17.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and in 35 prints).

    3. A slit-front midi dress, because sometimes you need to show a little leg.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! It fits perfectly and the color is just like the green in the picture. It is constructed like a wrap dress so the two sides flow independently and open up all the way to the waist — it's definitely risky. I used a tiny safety pin to tack the edge down to the fabric underneath it (about halfway between the waist and knee). It is worth the trouble to me because I love the dress." —Alicia Dujets

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in black, green, and navy).

    4. An embroidered button-up dress shirt that's business in the front and party in the front — 'cause it has that gorgeous floral motif.

    Promising review: "Love this dress! It's a classy length for a shirt dress. The embroidery is cool and gives it some added flair. It would be perfect for going out to brunch with your friends. Got a size small and it's super comfortable! Just needs to be ironed!" —Priscilla

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and in three colors).

    5. A striped knit midi dress that'll quickly become a staple in your wardrobe rotation.


    Get it from Walmart for $13 (available in sizes XS-L).

    6. A lightweight buttondown V-neck dress you'll never break a sweat in.

    I just bought this dress and am SUPER excited to rock it once the weather warms up!

    Promising review: "I am almost 5’9", 153 lbs., 33 bust, 29 waist with 42 hips, and the medium fit well! It’s not as baggy like the model but I think it fits well and is long enough in the back to not have my butt poking out. Super comfortable. The only downside is it took four weeks to deliver because it came from China. Not breathable but very light and not see through. Going to get more colors!" —Amanda P.

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

    7. A cotton floral embroidered dress so you fit right in during festival season.

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I have the more expensive branded version from Free People and the only difference is this one is more a cotton material and less gauze like the FP dress. Other than that, it’s perfect! Great quality too! For size reference, I’m 5’7”, 115 lbs., 33” chest/32D bra, 25” waist, 33” hips, and ordered the small in green. Looks and fits perfect! Its loose fit and tie to cinch the underbust, I imagine sizing is very forgiving — but ordering your usual size should work out perf! Overall great buy and definitely recommend this dress!" —BB

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in five colors).

    8. A button-down swing dress that'll look SO good alone or layered with your favorite denim jacket.,

    Promising review: "This beautiful dress is perfect for spring and summer. I ordered a medium since I’m a medium in everything. Fits perfectly. I ordered the black sunflower dress and it's not see through, so I am quite happy about the material. I loved the color and easy to wash and maintain. Good dress for the money." —Shelly

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in 46 prints).

    9. A casual short-sleeve T-shirt dress you can accessorize in a million ways for a million looks.

    Promising review: "Great purchase for the price. Just what I was looking for! Comfy summer dress for any occasion. Being a mama, I'm always looking for things just like this — you can dress it up or down and it has pockets!! Can't get much better. The fit is perfect for me. I'm typically a small/medium (120 lbs., 32C), and it's like it was made just for me! Not see-through so it's great for any pair of comfy undies. Cute with a belt and also cute without." —B&E Worthington

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in 14 colors).

    10. A super-soft ruffle-sleeve cotton dress that just might be prettier than anything else in your closet.

    Promising review: "Super pleased with this purchase. The material is heavy and feels luxurious. Really good buy — the pattern and material are perfect! Very pretty and feminine looking. Highly recommend this dress to anyone considering purchasing it!" —WhoAmI

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in blue and white).

    11. A gorgeous polka-dot halter dress that's *technically* a summer dress but honestly, it's just so chic you should buy it now and just layer it up!

    Promising review: "First, this dress fits me perfectly. Second, the material and the seam are perfect. Third, I’ve been washing it and the color hasn’t faded because it seems the material is like silk. So I purchased an 2XL since I’m pregnant and this is the comfiest dress I’ve had." —Christy

    Get it from Amazon for $13+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in three colors).

    12. A cinched waist, ruffled shirt dress to wear to work on those unbearably hot summer days.


    Get it from Walmart for $38 (available in sizes XS-3XL).

    13. 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.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress — it fits perfectly and it's so adorable. The first day I wore it I got so many compliments and it was so comfortable. It was nice to wear as a dress or even a long shirt with leggings. The color is really cute too. I definitely recommend it and will probably buy more in different colors!" —Jasmine Ball

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in blue, red, and green)

    14. A super-comfy striped maxi dress to get you through all those springtime family gatherings and summertime barbecues.,

    Promising review: "The dress is extremely comfortable and it fits perfectly! I love how it stretches but still gives that fitted look. It’s a perfect dress for church or a casual event! I wore a purple heel with mine and it added that pop of color to push the outfit over the edge." —Amazon Customer

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

    15. A long sleeve polka dot midi dress with a tie waist and attention-grabbing color blocking making it the perfect addition to your work wardrobe.


    Get it from Asos for $119 (available in sizes 0-14).

    16. A ruffled and floral mini summer dress that just might be beautiful enough to celebrate in on your big day.

    Promising review: "Really cute dress! It might have been a little longer if I got a size up. You could see everything if I bent over." —Lauren Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S-L).

    17. A showstopping twist-front, dolman sleeve dress you can take from your errands to a girls night with just some cute accessories.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in sizes 2X-3X).

    18. A soft and stretchy cowl-neck midi dress that'll have you spinning like you're the star of a musical number in a Disney film.

    Promising review: "This dress is super pretty but does run big. I'm 5’4", 150 lbs., and very pregnant. The small fits well, I ordered my normal size so I could wear it after pregnancy but it actually fits my bump and makes a nice maternity dress. It’s very pretty but I wish the seam didn’t go down the front middle. Also, the straps are not adjustable and are too long for me so I will prob sew them myself. Overall though, it’s really nice looking." —Connor McKay

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

    19. A comfy, lantern-sleeve tie-front mini dress everyone will want to borrow.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so pretty. The color is beautiful and the style is so flattering for all body types. I'm 5'4" and wearing a medium because I was a bit afraid a small might be too short and I'm glad I went with the medium." —fit Mommy In Heels

    Get it from Amazon for $22.94+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 11 colors).

    20. An embroidered-sleeve button-up dress designed in a roomy and comfy design to layer or wear alone.

    Promising review: "This tunic is exactly what I was wanting. I usually wear a small but ordered a medium, and it is a little oversized — not so much that it looks too big for me. The embroidery is really well done and I love wearing it. The material is pretty thin and requires me to wear an undershirt, but is a great top/dress for spring, summer, and fall. Easy to throw on with some leggings and sandals." —Ethan Franks

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors).

    21. A long sleeve jersey knit tunic dress for all those mornings when you can't get your life together and figure out what the hell you should wear.


    Get it from Walmart for $7 (available in sizes S-L and in three colors).

    22. A button-up midi dress that's the missing piece to your closet woes.

    Promising review: "This dress is very simple, so you can add extra accessories. The material is also lightweight. The length is perfect for me since I’m 5’2" — it comes right to my calves. I got a size small and it fits true to size." —Jalissa Queen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 15 colors).

    23. A tie-front, keyhole midi swing dress perfect for that spring brunch date or your next tropical vacation.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. Most beautiful, elegant summer dress ever!!! It has the cutest tie front and it's a perfect V-neck, spaghetti strap, button-down, A-line, backless, swing midi dress. I love wearing this dress on summer vacations, to cocktail parties, and even just to go on a date. The size fits perfect. I got a medium, and it looks amazing. I love the material, it feels great on my skin, and I love that it looks so cute and yet so sexy. I def recommend this dress for summer." —ani

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 18 prints).

    24. A simple and classic off-the-shoulder cotton maxi dress – it'll make you look like a bohemian goddess.,

    Promising review: "My favorite part about this dress is the high split. It is a good material. It's not heavy so it doesn't drag down, but it also isn't super light so it stays with your body as you walk. I feel good and the dress itself is simple and hangs on the body instead of being skintight." —Nicolette B

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    25. A kimono-sleeve pleated maxi dress that'll have you looking like a total stunner with a deep-V, an open back, and a perfect fit waistband.

    Promising review: "I got this dress for my 'Bridechella' themed bridal shower and it was perfect! I am usually a 3XL but got the 4XL based on reading reviews and the size chart. It was a little loose, but that was perfect for the event since it’s supposed to be a little flowier. Everyone wanted to know where I got it and wanted the link to get their own. The dress was a hit! I know online clothes can be a hit or miss, but this dress was definitely a hit." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S-4XL and in five colors).

    26. A crochet and lace trim maxi dress you can wear layered over a slip for a super cute lightweight look or alone over your bathing suit.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $32 (available in sizes 1X-3X and in three colors).

    27. A delightful scallop and laser-cut hem mini dress, because everyone deserves that perfect weekend dress and this one will be yours.

    On a personal note, I just bought this cutie for an upcoming trip to visit my family and I can not wait to wear it on the streets of Coyoacán.

    Promising review: "i LOVE this dress. This is adorable, pretty, and fun to wear. Color and pattern are true to the image. I am 5'5", 128 lbs., 32C, and I ordered a small in the blue/green and it fits great. The zipper is cheapy, so be careful. The top is see through but if you wear a nude bra or pale blue bra under, it's not so noticeable. I kinda like the fact that the top is slightly see-through, it's flirty. The bottom half is lined and hits mid-thigh. I have long legs and short/medium torso." —jstevens

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 0-10 and in four colors).

    28. An off-the-shoulder floral cocktail dress, because you never know when someone might invite you somewhere...anywhere!,

    Promising review: "I'm 5'11, 140ish lbs., 34C, and I purchased a small, which fit perfect! Skirt hits my mid-calf. Slip underneath hits right above the knees. Not the richest material, but very soft, lightweight, and airy for those hot summer days! Nice soft feminine floral print. Exactly as shown in the pictures. A very nice dress for the price. Overall I would definitely recommend." —Gracie Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and in five prints).

    29. An absolutely perfect ruffled, tie-neck little black dress you can also get in red, blue, pink, or yellow — 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 $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in seven colors).

    30. A knotted front zebra print midi dress for when you're ready to take a walk on the wild side.


    Get it from Asos for $67 (available in sizes 12-26).

    31. A ruffle-sleeve polka-dot midi dress you can 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

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

    32. A backless bodycon dress designed to grab attention with a ruffled high-low hem.

    Promising review: "Very happy with this dress! I like the style and design, I feel unique and elegant. I got so many compliments from friends. It is backless, but even if you don’t feel comfortable you can wear a blazer. It is above the knee in the front dress but below in the back. Fit well on me! For reference, I'm 173 lbs., 5’4", and have a 38" bust." —GiGi M

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in sizes S-XL and in black, red, and white).

    33. A lightweight button-up maxi dress you can wear in a million and one different ways — and trust me, you will!


    Get it from Asos for $60 (available in sizes 0-14).

    34. A bohemian-inspired embroidered tunic people will think you got for way more than you actually paid!

    Promising review: "Love this dress and the embroidery!! Fits perfectly! I am 5’3” and ordered a small. Fits just as expected and not too short like some reviews said (but I am short, so that may be why). Got so many compliments on it as well. Definitely considering buying more colors!" —Samantha Sisinger

    Get it from Amazon for $24.65+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in five colors).

    35. An embroidered bell sleeve tunic made of a super-soft material perfect for wearing for hours and hours.

    FYI, some of the reviewers mention this running a tad small, so you might want to consider sizing up!

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful! It fits exactly as expected and I received it two days after I purchased it. The dress is made of a really nice/spandex material, thick, and not see-through at all. The embroidery on the chest and sleeves is done almost perfectly. It hits at a great length, not too short and not too long. There are so many different ways you can wear this dress, by dressing it up for a wedding with some heels or to a barbecue with some flats or sandals." —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and in 14 colors and prints).

    36. A flowy cowl-neck Finders Keepers midi dress so you have your party OOTD covered.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.40+ (available in sizes 2XS-XL and in three colors).

    37. A batwing ruffled mini dress, because maybe you've always wanted to fly like a...bat!

    Promising review: "Adorable little dress! Was very pleased when it came. The dress does not have much stretch to it so I ordered a size up and it fit really well! May have worked well if I ordered two sizes up for a more flowy look. It was a little shorter than I had originally thought it’d be so in the summer you’d definitely have to wear shorts underneath but since it’s cold I paired it with jeans and boots and it worked out perfectly!" —Shennica McCarthy

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in blue and pink).

    38. And a strappy bodycon mini dress you should probably have in your closet — in the event of a fashion emergency.,

    Promising review: "I am OBSESSED with this dress! It is hot hot HOT!!! It’s super comfortable!" —JJSchmal

    Get it from Amazon for $25.86 (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    IRL footage of you trying to fit all your new dresses in your closet.

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

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