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    33 Longer Dresses You Can Comfortably Lounge In While Serving Up Almost Too Much Fashion

    If you can't curl up on the couch in it, it ain't on this list.

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    All sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A breathable dress here to help you in the sultriest, sweatiest of weather (um, now) then indoors where your mom keeps it at meat-locker degrees Fahrenheit.

    reviewer wears short sleeve black maxi dress and puts hands in pockets

    Promising review: "This is a nice summer and fall dress. It's heavy enough to keep you from being cold indoors during the summer and outdoors during the fall, but breathes enough that you can wear it in the heat. The dress is a little shorter than I imagined it would be; I'm only 5-foot-5, but it was more a midi length than a maxi on me. It's still very cute on and I always get lots of compliments." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and seven colors).

    2. A tie-dye maxi dress you'll don on the couch, then show off while you pick up your farmers market haul.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this last-minute for a weekend road trip. Loved the fit, lots of compliments! I'm 5-foot-5 and wear a size 16, ordered an XL." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 25 colors).

    3. A strapless boho lewk that'll solve your "What do I wear?" problems 'til you break out the puffer coat months from now.

    reviewer wearing strapless porcelain print dress at the beach

    Promising review: "I bought this to wear currently at the end of my pregnancy and afterward. For the July heat, it’s been so perfect. The material is so lightweight it’s like wearing nothing at all, and it fits over my giant belly with no problem. After the baby it will be great for easy nursing access and total comfort. I have been living in this, from wearing it to a hot outdoor party and parade, to just lounging around the house, but could just as easily dress it up for going out to dinner. For the price you can’t go wrong with this cute, effortless dress." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    4. A magnificent tiered masterpiece might just (no, def will) look like you paid an extra digit for it. But you and I know that's not the case. We shan't tell your nemesis.

    A reviewer wearing the midi dress, which is made up of four tiers, in pink

    Promising review: "OMG! Awesome!!!!! I'm 5-foot-4 and 145 lbs. I bought a medium and it drapes beautifully. I plan to wear it on my shoulders, and the elastic seems strong enough to hold. I bought the white and it’s light and airy — not see though at all. I'm so thrilled. I will buy it in black ASAP!" —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in eight colors).

    5. A cheery midi swing dress with tons of patterns that'll make it a top contender for a date night with your person or the cast of RHNY. (*My* kind of date night.), Amazon

    Promising review: "If you've heard good things about this dress, they're true! I'm one of those people who never writes reviews. I found this dress through a BuzzFeed article and couldn't resist the white sunflower one. The material is stretchy and just fits your body so well. I didn't have any problems with it being see-through while I was wearing light grey underwear. The length is cute, it hugs you in the right spots, and the buttons are fake so they stay uniform all the way down. It's stretchy across the back of the bodice, so bigger-chested people would love this. Me and my mom have completely different body types and the large fits us both amazingly! I'm definitely going to try to order as many prints as I can!" —Courtney Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 37 colors/prints).

    6. A bright delight for anyone who doesn't shy from a stately sleeve.

    model wearing blue midi dress with ruffle bottom, tie waist, and yellow flowers

    Promising review: "Do not buy this dress if you don’t want to be a Disney Princess! But if you do, buy it immediately :D. Huge puffy sleeves as big as your head, matching sash, sweetheart neckline, yes please! It’s so cottage core! I feel like I should be collecting wild flowers outside a country cottage, lots of Anne of Green Gables vibes. I had to drop down two dress sizes and even then it’s generous in the chest and shoulders, if you are busty with wide shoulders this dress is for you! Even if you are not it’s cool and comfortable and romantic. It’s so much fun to wear!"—Rose

    Get it from Target for $18 (available in sizes 8–16).

    7. An open-back number I highly rec wearing while singing along to Mamma Mia for a sunny dose of escapism while parked on your couch.


    Promising review: "I have been wanting this same dress from Free People but it was $118. I was leery about this considering it was much cheaper in cost but it is PERFECT! I'm 5-foot-6, 116 lbs., and it fit absolutely perfect. Great length too. Keep in mind you can't wear a bra with it and if you are larger-busted (I'm small, an A cup) then it may fit totally different. It's thin and lightweight but with skin-colored undies, I had no problem with lines or visibility. I'm considering buying it in another color 😍" —Bullitt02797

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in nine colors).

    8. A scoop-neck maternity dress that doesn't have to be a maternity dress. I for one will be wearing it while I'm expecting a delivery of steak nachos.

    olive green ankle length strapless dress with scoop neck and shirred waist

    Get it from Boohoo for $8 (available in sizes 4–16 and four colors).

    9. A cold-shoulder looker to keep your love for fun prints covered, even if the only thing you're giving the cold shoulder is that sink full o' dirty dishes.,

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews! Get yourself this dress! I cannot recommend it enough! I'm working through a lot of self-esteem issues, but this dress made me feel BEAUTIFUL, sexy, and confident. All things I haven't felt like in a while. Seriously, wearing it I felt like an ethereal wood nymph roaming the streets of Paris. It definitely gave me a much-needed confidence boost." —BRENDA RODRIGUEZ

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X–4X and in 35 styles).

    10. A maxi dress that'd look FANTASTIC beachside (as seen here) but will keep you looking great for all your landlocked adventures too.

    A customer review photo of the maxi dress in light green.

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim and was a little skeptical about it. I have never received so many compliments on a dress before. I wore it on a trip to the Biltmore Estate with my husband and in-laws and we honestly couldn't get through the day without someone stopping me every few minutes to ask where I got my dress or to tell me how gorgeous it was. It flowed beautifully on that windy day. I'm obsessed with it, I even bought two more in different colors. I highly recommend it!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 37 prints; also available in a 3/4 length sleeve).

    11. A romper disguised as a maxi to help protect against gentle breezes that turn into gusts, along with all the strange positions you use to get comfy while sedentary., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this romper dress. I could wear it every day. I get so many compliments on it. I'm 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds with big boobs. An extra large fit me and was actually big enough for my torso without giving me camel toe! My friends have all been begging for one of these dresses. It does come wrinkly, but you can just iron it and then enjoy feeling like a goddess!" —Catherine Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and in eight prints).

    12. A floral beaut because florals aren't just for spring, y'all!


    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (available in sizes 12–20 and two colors).

    13. A colorful print in your choosing — there are 34 of 'em! — with a peekaboo keyhole at the bust for a lil' extra something something.,

    FYI, the straps are adjustable and depending on the style you order some front ties are functional and others are just for decor!

    Promising review: "This dress was everything and more. I purchased it in red and navy, as I couldn’t decide which color I liked best for my vacation to Dominican Republic. I kept both because they were so beautiful. I wore one on the plane — that’s how comfortable the dress was — and so I landed in beautiful DR looking FABULOUS! I felt very pretty. I wore the red dress twice on my trip. Couldn’t be happier." —jicole24

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 34 colors and prints).

    14. A lacey dress that'll be a sheer winner when it comes to figuring out what to wear in the morn before you take breakfast on your loveseat.

    J. Bolin

    J. Bolin is a Black-owned business created by stylist J. Bolin.

    Get it from J. Bolin for $135 (available in sizes XL–3XL; also in white).

    15. A chambray slip dress for when your super soft chambray button-down is in the wash.

    model wearing a spaghetti strap slip dress in light blue chambray fabric with side slits just past the knee

    Get it from Aerie for $22.47 (available in sizes XXS–XL).

    16. A chiffon looker with a fluttery hemline built for dancing, even if it's just recreating the latest TikTok dance. (You're doing great, sweetie.)

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this dress! I love it!! The fit is amazing. The material is lovely. The top, front, and bottom of the dress are lined with a light material, which is perfect. You still get the flowy feel. I just want to twirl around in this dress. My young adult daughter loves it as well!! I couldn’t be happier. It will be my go-to dress this summer" —Carla J. Reid

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in six colors).

    17. An interesting option that combines a classic T-shirt dress style up top with a wrap design on botom. You can wear it most anywhere, like on vacation, watching a travel TV show, traveling to the drive-thru... all sorts of places!

    reviewer wearing dress in dark blue

    Promising review: "Best dress I've ever owned (besides my wedding dress). It's beautiful, flattering, and now I have to buy more colors. I did size down and it fits so perfectly. Plus, it's super soft and comfortable." —Barby Hays

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 15 colors).

    18. A sleeveless rendition of florals to let you bask in some beauty, no matter if you killed your houseplants. Even the air plants!

    model wearing the sleeveless maxi dress with navy floral print then multicolor floral print at bottom starting at knees

    Get it from Torrid for $62.65 (available in sizes 10–30).

    19. A strappy casual dress that'll really help you show off some of the local plant life. Your Fiddle-leaf fig has never looked so stunning!,

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this dress! It's so light and so comfortable! I’m 5-foot-2 and 138 lbs and I ordered a medium. I had a little room but it fit perfectly! I bought the sapphire blue and I'm going to buy the black and potentially the green as well!" —Morgan Tecchio

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).

    20. A ~dramatic~ belted gown you'll can twirl in as you exit any conversation.


    FYI, the ribbon belt is removable!

    Promising review: "This dress is so incredibly gorgeous. I've been very into the high neckline trend and I think it's so flattering. I'm 5-foot-4 and it's about 2 or 3 inches from the ground, so I can wear it with flats or heels without worrying about it getting dirty. I love that it comes with a little matching string to tie at the waist for a more fitted look. It's so comfortable and flowy. It's exactly what I was looking for and the colors are gorgeous. :)" —Paisley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes M–XXL, S–L petite, and L–XXL tall and in 38 styles).

    21. A tiered gown that I think would pair nicely with some cake.

    model in the spaghetti strap dress that's blue on top, red in the middle, and yellow on the bottom
    Lilly's Kloset

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $78 (available in sizes S–L).

    22. A *pocketed* maxi that'll be super easy to wear, even if your plans for the day is to just roll around on the floor with the puppy. (Am I invited?),

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite dress! I absolutely love it. I go back and forth between an L and an XL and ordered an XL to be safe. It's a little big, but overall a great dress! It's lightweight enough to be extremely comfortable and breathable, but heavy enough that you can't see what's underneath. I highly recommend!" —T

    Get it from Amazon for $18.09+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 18 colors and prints).

    23. A crochet-trim dress more or less built for such a photo op.

    model in field of flowers with two contrasting black and white pattern fabric with off white crochet trim

    Get it from Aerie for $41.21 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and also in black).

    24. A body con option (with pockets!) to help cover up those scrapes from a hike your partner talked you into last weekend. (I can't be the only indoorsy person who gets talked into these things.),

    Reviewers suggest going ordering one size down if you don't want a loose, oversized fit.

    Promising review: "I purchased this to have as a dinner dress for a cruise that my husband and I went on this past winter. It is very over-sized and loose so I ended up just wearing it as a walkaround lounge dress. But it is very comfortable and has pockets so that's a plus! The striped colors are cute too!" —Red's Wife

    Get it from Amazon for $18.47+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 colors).

    25. A wrap dress that'll let ya show lots of leg to Zac Efron while you binge his new show about climate change around the world. IDK if you're doing a second season Zac, but I'm willing to tag along.


    Promising review: "This is a SHOWSTOPPER. This is a true wrap dress so it can be tightened or loosened to your liking. It is such a nice style for so many body types. I LOVE it!" —Lucy Yarrow

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 17 styles).

    26. A plunge kimono style with gathering at the waist and slits on the side to help you go with the flow while you rewatch King of the Hill for the 10th time — a noble endeavor.

    model wearing cheetah print kimono style dress with V-neck, side slits that go to the knee

    I have a very similar maxi dress that I wear plenty often and people always compliment me. Trust me, BUY SOME ANIMAL PRINT.

    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (available in sizes 4–14).

    27. A *solid* option you'll love for days now when you're stuck inside with some (delicious) AC and for that pretty snow photoshoot you've dreamt up.,

    Promising review: "This is very comfortable, long (which I am so thankful for, as I am 5-foot-9), and fits me well. I can dress it up or wear casually. I really enjoy the comfort of it and how it can be worn during many seasons. It's a great price, length, and fit. I definitely recommend." —Faith

    Get it from Amazon for $12.48+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 31 colors).

    28. A floral maxi with a slit that'll allow lots of movement so you can artfully arrange yourself on that couch that's started to take on your body's imprint.

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

    Promising review: "I bought the dress in a size large (I'm 180 lbs. and 5'6") for a cruise this year. I got so many compliments. I love it so much! Good quality, long enough for me, and I didn't use a bra! Amazon is my secret weapon. So happy with my dress." —Maria Durbin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in khaki, white, and red).

    29. A striped maxi that'll make for some perfect posing not matter where you are!,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the dress. I'm 5-foot-11 and usually wear a 14/16 as my hip/thigh ratio is a bit meatier than most. The fact that this dress fell to the ground with no shoes on was fantastic. The fabric feels good, it's not flimsy and flows very well. Did I mention it has pockets? YES!" —TealITGyrl

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and nine colors).

    30. A printed option for folks who like some fabric on their arms but won't compromise on style.

    model wears navy and maroon quarter sleeve dress

    Promising review: "I searched out this dress after researching the wardrobe of Judy Hale on the Netflix show Dead to Me. I love her modern boho style. This was worn in one of the fist episodes. After reading the other reviews about size, I ordered the XL. I am typically a US size 8 and between a M and L in most big brand sizes. The XL fit exactly how I wanted. I paired mine with a brown suede belt. The slit falls a little too high for me so I will probably sew it about 1" below the buttons. In my opinion, the buttons are a bit cheap, but not too bad. I believe this fabric to be 100% rayon challis (approx 140gm/m2). It's soft and flowy but not too sheer with this print." —bFranj

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 11 patterns).

    31. A breezy midi dress to keep you looking carefree, even if you're feeling quite the opposite!


    Promising review: "I love that this dress is comfy, inexpensive, and perfect for a casual outfit. As a mom of two, I am always looking for cute things to wear without much thought. This fits the bill! For reference, I’m 5-foot-5 inches, 125 lbs. and purchased the small." —AMCase

    Get it from Amazon for $11.93+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 11 colors).

    32. A balloon-sleeve beauty that'll have you feeling like you're floating on Cloud Nine from the comfort of your trusty ole recliner.

    model wearing loose light green midi dress with high neck

    Get it from Target for $22.74 (originally $34.99, available in sizes 1X–4X).

    33. And a tie-dye number with spaghetti straps and a flowy shape as a breezier option than the last time you tried to DIY a tie-dye project and ended up with dye on your hands for a week.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so comfortable. Light fabric and great design. Perfect for over a swim suit or a night out. I want Every design. I’m 5-foot-9, 160 lbs and love things long. This touched the ground but doesn’t drag. I also Got it the day after i ordered it." —kimberly lepes

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–3X and 13 styles).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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