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    33 Summer Dresses Reviewers Swore Got Them Loads Of Compliments

    I can't be the only person who insists on telling anyone who compliments my clothes a small story about how, when, and why I bought them.

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

    2. A classic ruched long-sleeve T-shirt dress that'll be the dress you turn to in moments of "I have nothing to wear!!!" despair.

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

    4. A lightweight and very flowy tie-back mini dress you can wear on- or off-shoulder for however you're feeling.

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

    6. 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

    7. A sweet little 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.

    8. 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.

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

    10. A gorgeous flowing maxi dress you'll rule everyone's Instagram feeds wearing.

    11. A ruffled sleeve flared dress with just enough oomph on the sleeves to make it perfect for all your Zoom parties.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the dress in black

    12. 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.

    13. 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

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

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

    A model wearing the dress in blue

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

    17. 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.

    A review photo of them wearing the polka dot dress with a row of ruffles under the bust and along the hem

    18. 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

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

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

    21. A puff sleeve ruched waist A-line dress that'll have you spinning like you're the star of a musical number in a Disney film.

    22. A beautifully whimsical handmade linen dress designed with an open back and just enough romance.

    23. A super casual but easily dress up-able swing dress designed with pockets. Dresses should have always had pockets and I'm glad people are finally starting to see that!

    A customer review photo of them wearing the dress in blue gray

    24. A bohemian off-the-shoulder maxi dress that'll have you feeling like you're on your way to a tropical vacation even if you're just running to get a coffee.

    25. A stunning off-the-shoulder gown that's a little bit see-through (okay, a lotta bit) but that's what makes it so fun.

    26. A cutout maxi dress designed with thigh-high slits perfect for your next vacation to somewhere nice and warm.

    27. A totally splurge-worthy vegan silk wrap dress designed with deep V neckline, an open back, and a calf- or thigh-baring slit all depends on how you wanna wear it.

    28. 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.

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

    30. A long-sleeve swinging faux wrap dress available in so many great prints — but this charcoal and red floral print is my personal favorite.

    A model wearing the wrap dress in charcoal/red

    31. A loose-fitting gingham swing dress with pockets for all those mornings when you can't get your life together and figure out what you should wear.

    A model wearing the dress in blue

    32. A show-stopping black maxi gown, because if you have anywhere to go you should probably go in this.

    A model wearing the gown in black

    33. And a ruffled and strapless maxi dress that looks just as whimsical as you're going to feel.

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