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

    Pants? Who needs 'em?!

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    1. A floral looker with pockets (pockets!) to hold snacks and other daily essentials.

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    According to reviews, it's a go-to for baby showers with plenty of room to still feel comfy, even if you're ready to POP.

    Promising review: "I’m currently 8 months pregnant and wanted to take some photos! I looked everywhere for a dress that wasn’t too short and had no luck until I found this. Currently running at 165 lbs. and 5’5" length. I can definitely still wear it even after being pregnant! I picked a size large to be on the safe side and also bought a black one but in medium. They definitely fit differently and the sizes work out great! I’ll probably do the black for the baby shower." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (nine colors, sizes S–2XL).

    2. A corset maxi from Zendaya's new Boohoo collection as a perfect layering top coat with plenty of room for *shaking it up.*

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    Get it from Boohoo for $38 (sizes 2,4, 8–12).

    3. A contrast-piping midi with a timeless pattern that'll always manage to feel ~fresh~.

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    Get it from Eloquii for $134.90 (sizes 14–24, 28).

    4. A flowy halter in a boho print — it might just become your brunch go-to this season.

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    Promising review: "The dress is super cute. I am currently 5'5" and 190 lbs., 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 $7.99+ (eight colors, sizes S–2XL).

    5. A wrap option that'll make you look like the definition of a spring afternoon.

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    Get it from Nordstrom for $55 (sizes 2XS–2XL).

    6. A tiered confection with plenty of room for air flow so you'll look like you're not sweating it when your skin feels like a faucet.

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    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (two colors, sizes 2–16).

    7. A flouncy number with pom-pom trim and lots of attitude in case you need to turn a cold shoulder.

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    Get it from Walmart for $11 (three colors, sizes M–2XL).

    8. A sweet treat that'll bring a smile to your face without worrying about the impending sugar crash.

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    Get it from ModCloth for $79 (sizes XS–4X).

    9. A gingham dream loose enough to lounge in while picnicking in the park.

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    Get it from Walmart for $27.39, Sears for $27.39+, or Jet for $31.44 (sizes XS–XL).

    10. A leafy print you'll plan a luau around just to model it for your loved ones.

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    Get it from Mango for $39.99 (sizes 2–8).

    11. A future go-to in ruffles, denim, and a shape with room for shimmying under the moonlight.

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    Get it from ASOS for $48 (sizes 0–10, 12–18).

    12. A faux-leather stunner ~bound~ to make you dance floor royalty.

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    Get it from Nasty Gal for $42 (sizes 2–8).

    13. An off-the-shoulder frock with bell sleeves that'll really help drive home your point if you talk with your hands (like me!).

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    Get it from Torrid for $44.90 (sizes 00–6).

    14. A two-fer to take the math out of layering a slip dress to perfection.

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    Psst. This is part of the Adam Levine for Kmart line that's really, really good.

    Get it from Kmart for $17.24 (sizes XS–XL).

    15. A tie-sleeve skater for looking all kinds of coy and low-key glam.

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    Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $24 (six colors, sizes 2XS–XL in petite, regular, and tall).

    16. A chiffon mini with dramatic sleeves and a back cutout to facilitate better summer ~air flow~.

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    Promising review: "Love this dress! Wore it to the Kentucky Derby and received lots of compliments!" —Matt Dean

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (four colors, sizes S–L).

    17. A ruffled dream with lots of motion to shrug into the weekend with your best dance moves. (Hello, robot arm.)

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    Get it from American Eagle for $33.71 (two colors, sizes 2XS–XL).

    18. An eyelet combo as an excellent option for that white party you're slated to attend Memorial Day weekend.

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    Get it from Target for $34.99+ (sizes XS–2XL, plus sizes X–4X).

    19. A low-key blush of spring in the form of a comfy T-shirt dress you'll find all kinds of excuses to wear.

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    Get it from Nordstrom for $45 (two colors, sizes XS–2XL).

    20. A shirt-skirt combo to keep it chill without worrying about choosing a shirt that'll tuck nicely into a skirt.

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    Get it from ModCloth for $65 (three patterns, sizes XS–4X).

    21. A Lilo dupe for when you wanna cosplay Lilo & Stitch with your shorter BFF. Or maybe just look v tropical.

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    Get it from Hot Topic for $30+ (sizes XS–3XL, plus sizes 0–5).

    22. An off-the-shoulder gem that'll help you recreate this exact pose when someone says something unbelievably dumb.

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    Get it from Pacsun for $19 (sizes XS–L).

    23. A seersucker gem for making all dang season feel like it's the Kentucky Derby. Mint Julep (sadly) not included.

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    Promising review: "This striped casual summer dress is so soft and smooth. I like how it made it's perfect for summer, even in any weather or occasion. I can say that this is so very comfortable to wear. The fabric is not itchy or tight." —♡jHemSly♡

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

    24. A Barbie sundress worthy of planning a dedicated photoshoot with you and your fav doll.

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    Get it from Unique Vintage for $188 (sizes XS–XL, 2X–4X).

    25. A cold-shoulder maxi that'll make the dramatic entrance for you.

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    Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $39 (two colors, sizes 2XS–XL in petite, regular, and tall).

    26. A citrus spin that's all sweet, no sour.

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    Get it from Topshop for $68 (sizes 0–12).

    27. A lace-up shirt the perfect length to graze your over-the-knee boots when it's still too cold to wear sandals.

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    Get it from Missguided for $31 (sizes 12–20).

    28. A work of art that'll cost way less than the runway looks you have pinned to that private Pinterest board.

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    Get it from Bloomingdale's for $148 (sizes XS–L).

    29. A racerback midi with pockets and lots of wiggle room for all kinds of social activities.

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    Promising review: "Light and airy summer dress. You feel very cool wearing this dress. Has no buttons or zippers. I really like that it has a pocket on each side. You need to either go braless, or wear a bra that has a racerback or strapless. I just got this dress today and wanted to write a review for woman who are a plus-size like me. The pictures were taken in my back yard. Despite the heat, I felt cool in this dress. I don't normally wear dresses, but I would wear this one to a summer evening party by the pool, or even an outdoor concert." —Linda A

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (six colors, sizes S–XL).

    30. A striped beaut that'll go nicely with any warm-weather Insta settings you have in mind.

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    Get it from Reformation for $218 (three color combos, sizes 0–22).

    P.S. Reformation now carries sizes up to 22 in several styles of clothing. Yayyy!

    31. A printed maxi worthy of your frills and thrills.

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    Get it from Nasty Gal for $60 (sizes 2–8).

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

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    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 $20.99+ (nine colors, sizes S-XL).

    33. A ruffled beaut for a look that straddles the fence between dramatic and carefree. (The perfect place to be, IMO.)

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    Get it from Eloquii for $129.90 (sizes 14–28).

    34. A strappy shift so you'll have something to wear when you want NOTHING grazing your shoulders.

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    Get it from Missguided for $17 (four colors, sizes 0–12).

    35. A romantic slip as a layering standout to romanticize anything you wear it to, even the DMV!

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    FYI, this is lined only at the bust.

    Get it from Free People for $39.95 (two colors, sizes XS–L).

    36. A flouncy floral that'll be a total winner for people who hate flouncy florals!

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    Get it from H&M for $24.99 (three patterns, sizes 2–20).

    37. A twirl-ready frock with the potential for making a dramatic exit. Or the perfect Instagram!

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    Get it from Jet for $99 or ModCloth for $99 (sizes 2XS–4XL).

    38. A striped pick you can wear a million different ways this year.

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    Get it from Walmart for $14.38 (two colors, sizes S–XL).

    39. A tube top to wear as a mini dress on days when you want the least amount of fabric touching your skin.

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    Get it from Free People for $29.95 (two colors, sizes XS–L).

    40. A swing mini built for summer fun in the sun. Or just for looking really amazing indoors.

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    Promising review: "Put on this dress and started spinning in it immediately. Summer cannot come soon enough. This dress is so fun and flowy, perfect length and comfy, too!" —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (sizes S-XL).

    41. A tropical maxi you could totally fake a beach vacation on social media while wearing if you just put your heart and budget-conscious soul into it.

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    Get it from MooseJaw for $44.99, (sizes S-L), Jet for $60 (sizes XS-XL), or Zappos for $60 (XS-M, XL).

    42. A Bardot option you've probably already spotted in the gazillion stories on the internet about how to dress like a French girl this spring.

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    Get it from Missguided for $43 (four colors, sizes 0–12).

    43. A belted black option in case you *only* wear black but want to switch it up a bit.

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    Get it from Target for $34.99 (two patterns, sizes XS–2XL).

    After all, you can't get your twirl on like this in just a pair of pants.

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