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    Apr 17, 2019

    48 Dresses That'll Make You Want To Burn All Your Pants In A Ceremonial Bonfire

    Pants are trash. Let's celebrate!

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    1. A gorgeous button-up dress to remind you that though, yes, florals for spring are *not* groundbreaking, they're a go-to for good reason!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Reviewers recommend going up a size and hand-washing only!

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress! Nice and light, not see through. I wore it to a fall wedding. I bought the XL because I wanted it a little roomy but I def could have gone with the large. I’ll be ordering other colors!" —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 24 color combos and sizes XS–2XL).

    2. A flowy halter in a boho print — it might just become your brunch standby this season. Seriously, don't let a snug fit get between you and finishing off those home fries.

    Amazon

    Note that some reviewers say this runs a bit short and/or small!

    Promising review: "The dress is super cute. I am currently 5'5" and 190 lb., and bought the XL and there is room to spare. It is really light and airy and I saw fabric. Great sundress. I bought blue capri leggings to go with it in case it was very short, but it's not. I'm very comfortable in it." —Going Green

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in nine colors, sizes S–2XL).

    3. A dress that comes with a kimono for the ultimate in fun but office-approps layering that'll transfer to the scorching-hot outdoors.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $22.88 (available in four color combos and sizes S–2XL).

    4. A polka-dot beaut — with or without sleeves! — to give you a fresh option next time you're staring at your closet, feeling like you have nothing to wear.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous. I love how flowy it fits, but isn't super long. I am 5'6", 175 lb., and the medium fits perfectly. It hits above the knee, but I am a teacher and feel more than comfortable wearing this to work." —Samantha Patterson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 13 colors/styles and sizes S–2XL).

    5. A Barbie sundress worthy of planning a dedicated photoshoot with you and your fave doll.

    Unique Vintage

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $198 (sizes XS–XL, 2X–4X).

    6. A breezy midi that screams $200, but you can take away a zero.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These dresses are SO darling, I’m tempted to buy all of them. I usually fit a medium shirt, size 8 pants, 5’3”, 175 lbs., 36C. I got both the medium and large in different dresses both fit fine! I’m so in love, they’re so cute!!! Just buy it!!!" —Maggie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (nine colors, sizes S–XL).

    7. An almost-off-the-shoulder dress for folks who love the bare-shoulder look but detest strapless bras. ::raises hand::

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $14 (available in three colors and sizes S–XL).

    8. A colorblock midi that is a straight-up MOOD and might just have you ordering a lava lamp too because why the hell not?!

    Forever21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in sizes 0X–4X).

    9. A vibrant, breezy wrap dress I should probably buy to wear on my vacation to Greece for a Mamma Mia moment, huh? OK, you talked me into it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this dress! Such a cute wrap dress with flutter sleeves! The length is amazing on this not too short. I am wearing an XL which is a size up for me (size 12 pants) love this red color but totally crushing on the turquoise." —Taryn Truly

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 10 patterns and sizes S–XL).

    10. A one-shoulder dress big on details and light on weight so you can frolic around doing whatever it is you do in the warm weather while looking like a dream.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $128 (available in four colors and sizes XS–XL).

    11. A ladylike polka-dot number that tbh I wouldn't be shocked if Kate Middleton wore. But it also has accommodating stretch, barely wrinkles, and will look so nice in those travel photos where you wanna look fab but don't wanna upstage the sites.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

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

    12. A fancy (looking) maxi that'll help make getting dressed for the 10 weddings you have this summer so much easier. And it's so pretty that you'll wanna wear it to every last one.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $22.99 (available in three colors or patterns and sizes S–XL).

    13. A dainty floral look (that's also in leopard!) to just scream "SPRING!" in case no one's looked at the weather forecast today. Fools.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $36 (originally $60; available in two prints and sizes XS–M, XL).

    14. A flowy number that's fitted in all the right places and will make for the most fantastic photo ops, no matter where your adventures take you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm 5'5" and 130 lb.; I ordered this dress in a medium and typically wear a small. I think either a small or medium would have worked for me due to the stretch! This dress is absolutely stunning and does not look cheap! I received so many compliments on it. It's very flattering and comfortable; the bands on the arm or chest did not slide at all. Great for all types of weather, as it isn't super heavy!" —Kelsey Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors and sizes S–XL).

    15. A breezy shirtdress you could belt for spring and then leave unbelted for those hot summer days where you have to wear clothes but you'd rather not have fabric touching your body.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $15.99 (available in four patterns and sizes 0X–4X).

    16. A vibrant cocktail dress no one will suspect you bought on Amazon.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect. I was told it looks like a $200 dress. Nice fabric, true to size, and great quality." —C.V.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 14 colors and sizes XS–XL).

    17. A Laura Ashley x Urban Outfitters frock for the next time you happen to drop in at Pemberley.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    18. An airy option with batwing sleeves and ready to keep you looking cool in the blazing heat.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is such a cute dress. It’s perfect for spring and summer in Arizona weather. The quality of the dress is excellent, well made and I really like that it’s lined. It’s made with soft lightweight material and it’s super cute. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it." —Luis Gomez

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in two colors and sizes S–XL).

    19. A button-up linen blend that'll let you breathe without making you look anywhere close to undone.

    Forever21

    Get it from Forever21 for $27.90 (available in sizes XS–L).

    And check out a similar dress for double the button fun!

    20. A barely there stunner in eight colors so you can buy one for every day of the week, plus a spare as insurance.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $78 (available in eight colors and sizes XS–XL).

    21. A comfy striped number might just help you lock down your Memorial Day look.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $14.97 (available in four colors and sizes 0X–4X).

    22. A mini dress for those vacation days when you guess you'll actually swap out your swimsuit for a frock because dinner reservations or whatever.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $88 (available in four colors and sizes XS–XL).

    23. A floral pattern (and sleeves) that'll send your heart aflutter.

    Draper James

    Get it from Draper James for $115 (available in sizes XS–2XL, 1X–3X).

    24. A stunning maternity dress with tons of stretch so you'll be set, no matter how far along you are!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was 31 weeks pregnant when I wore this to my baby shower. At 5'8", I bought a medium. There was a little extra material in between the chest and the tummy, but this size was perfect for everywhere else and the dress was very comfortable. I received many compliments and am really happy with the dress. I definitely suggest purchasing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in a variety of colors and sizes S–XL).

    25. A tie-dye slip dress for a best-of-both-worlds type of sitch.

    Topshop

    Get it from Topshop for $75 (available in sizes 2–12).

    26. A flowing maxi with buttons and a slit in the front for maximum air flow and dramatic entrances.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love love love this dress! We went on a trip to Venice and it was the perfect dress! Everyone commented on it, and a few people with a camera kept following us everywhere we went in Piazza San Marco and took pictures of me. It's the perfect summer dress, mine was showing no cleavage. I am 18 weeks pregnant so I ordered a large, but probably a medium, even a small would've worked, but I kept this one so I can grow into it. Most likely I will like in it this summer!" —adriana

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 30 colors and sizes XS–2XL).

    27. A tiered masterpiece I'm 99% sure Kacey Musgraves packs to wear on her casual days on tour.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $120 (available in sizes S–L).

    28. A hammered satin beaut that'll actually make good on all those tips you read about taking a look from day to night.

    Premme

    Get it from Premme for $109 (available in sizes 0–6).

    29. A whimsical hanky dress you're going to want to throw a garden party just so you'll have a lot of "candid" photos of you wearing.

    Boden

    Get it from Boden for $180 (available in two patterns and regular sizes 2–16 and long sizes 4–18).

    30. An expressive mini with a "GO FUCK YOURSELF" print you can actually get away with wearing in public.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $22 (available in sizes 0–20).

    31. A lantern-shaped dress in breezy linen that'll give you a modest option in case you'd rather not with a strappy sundress.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am 5'7", size 16/18, and I ordered a XL in the reddish brown. I really love this dress; I wore it the day after it came to a birthday party. The fabric is not too flimsy and not sheer at all. It was perfect for a South Florida September evening. It's also softer than pure linen because of the mix of cotton. Such a great dress for so many occasions 10/10 would order again." —SSVillalobos

    Get it from Amazon for $32.70+ (available in eight colors and sizes XS–XL, 2X–5X).

    32. A power-clashing look that isn't for the faint of heart (and from my fave clothing brand rn).

    Never Fully Dressed

    Get it from Never Fully Dressed for $104 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    33. A stretchy vintage-style dress that'll make you feel 10x dressier, no matter the event. Even if it's just a coffee run!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88+ (available in 23 colors and sizes S–2XL).

    34. A super lightweight sleeveless dress you can belt for some shape or leave unbelted for catching the ultimate in warm breezes.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    If you're buying a lighter color, reviewers suggest using a slip underneath because it can be a little sheer.

    Promising review: "I purchased three of these dresses on Prime Day as I recently had surgery and need something non-clingy and cool for the summer. The Print one arrived today. I also ordered the Orange and Flowers. The colors are vibrant and true to the picture on my phone. I am 5’5”, 186 lbs., a 41C. The XL fit perfectly. It drapes over the body without clinging to my belly or backside. The hem comes to the top of my knee. I was concerned it would look like a sack on, but it does not at all. The slim, matching tie belt does not look great on me personally, but it is a very cute option. I was also worried about the fabric, but it is not hot at all nor can you see through it. I am so glad I made this purchase and hope the other two dresses are indeed the same brand and fit exactly as this one does." —Friendly Skies

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 17 colors and sizes S–XL).

    35. A gingham wrap ready for posing amongst the wildflowers.

    Reformation

    Get it from Reformation for $178 (available in sizes XS–XL and 1X–3X).

    36. A linen shirtdress ready to carry the brunt of your European vacation look. Just add a camera (like so).

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in three colors and sizes XS–XL).

    37. A plunging maxi with dolman sleeves and an elastic waist, aka it'll be perfect for throwing over a swimsuit as a chic AF coverup.

    Forever21

    Get it from Forever21 for $27.90 (available in sizes S–XL).

    38. Or a babydoll crepe dress in a fun leafy print with pockets(!!!) you could easily throw on over a swimsuit as coverup.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This poly crepe dress is adorable. It’s a babydoll style, very oversized and quite short. I’m 5’4” and the small is a mini (mid-thigh) length on me. I like the green leaf print a lot. A nice change from my mostly black wardrobe." —Chavah

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (also available in black and sizes S–XL).

    39. A ruffled option with an on-trend square neck and slit you can tone down with Docs or your fave hiking boots.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in four colors and sizes XS–XL).

    40. A pull-on dress that'll be the next best thing to getting away with wearing a nightgown in public.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love how light the material is, how well it breathes, and of course the pockets. Omg, pockets are a must for me and I’m so glad this company gets it. I will definitely be ordering other colors in the near future. I am 5”4 and 210 lb. with E cup breast." —Julia Genard

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in eight colors and sizes L–4X).

    41. A contrast denim dress with a zip-up front and gorgeous neckline ready to step in for those times when you feel like you have zilch to wear.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $50 (available in sizes 12–20).

    42. A rockabilly style frock in a ton of patterns so you'll be fashionably covered whether you're going to a car show, Halloween party, birthday party... really wherever!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress rocked 'em dead! (💀pun intended). Quality material, true to size, and even left me a bit of space for undergarments like a tulle skirt and corset without being a size too big. So here are my measurements, because I know there is nothing more annoying than a review that's not useful. I'm 5'2 170 lb., 35' waist (14) and a 34G!" —Steener

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 22 colors and sizes S–3XL).

    43. A candy-coated dream to make you stand out in all the nice family photos. Get ready to upstage your siblings, hehe.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $74.49 (originally $149; available in petite sizes 4–14 and regular sizes 0–16).

    44. A chiffon dress with adjustable spaghetti straps for the perfect seasonal fit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Adorable dress! A little shorter than I expected, but that’s fine! The color is perfect for Disney-bounding as Rapunzel! I’m 5’3” and about 155 lb., medium is the perfect size! If you’re less than 145 lb., I would go a size smaller." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five colors and sizes S–2XL).

    45. A stunning print that'll totally eliminate the need for accessories. OK, maybe you need a purse for carrying your stuff. But you get the point.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $40 (available in sizes 2–10).

    46. A drapey number as a timeless piece. Plus, it's from a company that believes in buying better, instead of buying more!

    Cuyana

    Get it from Cuyana for $115 (available in three colors and sizes XS–XL).

    47. A breezy T-shirt dress can give you the best of both worlds, sleeves and sleeveless!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88+ (available in 20 colors/styles and sizes XS–2XL).

    48. A pocketed beaut because when given the option of no pockets or pockets, most will choose pockets for extremely obvious reasons.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this pretty dress! The material is very nice and the fit is perfect for me, a size 12, which is what I ordered. The colors are attractive and would make a nice daytime dress for a casual luncheon or outing. Very good price, too!" —Terri Dorsey

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors and sizes S–2XL).

    When you find your favorite new dress:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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