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    There’s A Good Chance You’ll Find Your New Favorite Dress In This Post

    From a luxurious velvet piece to a lil' faux leather number, you might not be able to help falling in love with *at least* one of these dresses.

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    1. A velvet maxi dress featuring flutter sleeves that'll make you feel so elegant you might just want to wear it once a week (and I think you should!).


    Get it from ModCloth for $199 (available in sizes XS–XL, 1X–4X, and two styles).

    2. A flirty dress with a tie front and spaghetti straps you'll love so much you'll want it in every single color.,

    Promising review: "Love this dress. Pro tip: If you want your bust to look even better in the dress, get a push-up adhesive bra. Pull the ties across each other over the connecting part of the bra, and use two safety pins to hold in place. THEN tie." —Kay

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 22 styles).

    3. A vintage cocktail dress you can wear on a first date in hopes it'll make a nice first impression and someday they'll want to give you their letterman jacket.,

    Promising review: "I haven't worn a dress in years, but I had to get one for a work event. I didn't know what to expect, but I put this on and it looks great! Very classy and professional. It was very comfortable." —Cindy Lieu

    Get it from Amazon for $15.01+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 33 styles).

    4. A chic maxi dress that'll have you forgetting about your ~itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini~ and reaching for this number instead.,

    Promising review: "I love it! I thought it was a little too big until I realized you can adjust the straps! It came with a gorgeous necklace too. I couldn't ask for a better dress! Thank you so much!" —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 styles).

    5. A sleeveless belted dress with a collar you can wear and look put-together, even when you feel like a hot mess because it's 100 degrees outside.,

    Promising review: "Love this dress. Super lightweight and perfect for warm weather. Can be dressed up or down. I'm 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, 36D and the large fit great with maybe a little room to spare. The belt really ties it together. I also plan to pair it with other belts for different looks. Very happy with this purchase." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 17 styles).

    6. An off-the-shoulder romper dress so you won't have to worry about everyone seeing your undies when there's an unexpected gust of wind.


    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 lbs. with big boobs. An XL 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–3XL and eight styles).

    7. A maxi dress complete with a fun shoulder ruffle that'll make shimmying your new fave dance move.,

    Promising review: "Super cute, flattering, and true to size. I am 5-foot-4, 130 pounds, and ordered the medium. I like that it can be dressed up or down, although the slit on both sides does give it a more casual appearance. Overall, very happy with purchase!" —Ali C.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 16 styles).

    8. A faux leather dress with balloon sleeves you can wear on days you need a friendly reminder you are a freakin' badass and your style game is unmatched (we love a confidence boost!).


    Promising review: "This faux-leather dress costs a fraction of what I've paid in years past for real leather dresses, and looks 10 times more expensive! I purchased this dress in black in my usual size small and it fit like a dream. Very flattering and beautifully draped. Perfect for work or a night out. I worried that the elastic around the three-quarter sleeves might pinch, but they didn't. The lining is a satiny fabric that adds to the elegance of this dress, which is machine washable. Who could ask for more?" —NY2NJwoman

    Get it from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL, 1X–4X and two styles).

    9. A cap sleeve dress with a darling bow around the middle that'll make you feel like you're in an episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.,

    Over 1,000 vintage vixens have given this baby positive reviews. Check out our full writeup on it here.

    Promising review: "This dress exceeded my expectations! It's so pretty. The belt is removable, so it can be worn however you want — tied in the front, back, or even the side. The top fits so nicely and I'm very happy!" —Harmony A.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.69+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 43 styles).

    10. A dress featuring a geometric pattern to convince everyone who looks your way that you are trendy.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! Great fit and design. The belt allows you to cinch it to your body's specifications. I wore it to my birthday dinner and also to work, and I got SO many compliments each time. Dress it up or make it more business-like, but BUY IT!" —BAM

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 10 styles).

    11. A leopard dot print dress you'll probably want to add to your wardrobe right *meow*.

    a model in the tiered dress with a small v-neck and puffed quarter sleeves
    J. Crew

    Promising review: "Wow ! What an exceptional find!! Not only is this dress quality made, I can easily wear it now with sandals or transition it into fall with leggings and booties. It’s the perfect dress!!!!" —Opticalmess

    Get it from J. Crew for $128 (available in sizes 2XS–XL, 2X, and classic, petite, and tall fits).

    12. A quarter-sleeve number detailed with crocheted flowers that'll make you want to frolic through a field singing tunes from The Sound of Music.,

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect. It's so classy and chic. I'm 5-foot-3 and curvy, so I ordered a size up to account for my hips and butt. It fit fine, but I like adding a belt to make it less flowy. The details of this dress are so nice and I love it" —J.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 10 styles).

    13. A light blue organza midi dress Cinderella would likely wear today if she was headed to the VMAs rather than a prince's ball.

    a model in the light blue dress which has relaxed T-shirt silhouette with a gathered skirt and a flounced hem

    Get it from Mytheresa for $246 (available in sizes 4–14).

    14. An ombre T-shirt dress for when you simply don't want to compromise on what color to wear.,

    This groovy number is beloved by over 1,000 Amazon reviewers!

    Promising review: "'I'm always looking for interesting, casual, easy pieces, and I love this one. I'm 5-foot-3, so I wasn't sure how the length would be, but it's awesome. Not too short, not long, hits in a super flattering spot. The cut has more of a bell shape than I was expecting, but the drape helps quite a bit and it's cute worn loose or cinched. The material itself has nice drape like I'd mentioned, but a nice touch of structure, too. I'm super weird about material, but this is super soft — not quite modal, but close. I dig it." —Resa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 2XS-3XL and five styles)

    15. A mini dress featuring an airy cut out in the back that'll become a prized possession for anyone who is forever too hot.

    Free People

    Promising review: "This dress is very flattering, and the material is soft and very comfortable. It is short/sexy but the looser-fitting top offers a nice balance. This dress is versatile, and can be worn as a casual dress or can be dressed up and worn in the evening or at the office." —DeidiGo

    Get it from Free People for $50 (available in sizes XS–XL and eight colors).

    16. A stunning dress to make you feel like the ~belle of the ball~ on any given day.

    a reviewer in the dress in white with belle sleeves and a subtle floral pattern

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful! It 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 to long. There are so many different ways you can wear this dress, either by dressing it up for a wedding with some heels or to a BBQ with some flats or sandals. I will definitely be recommending this dress and wearing it out!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and in 12 styles).

    17. A party dress with a full skirt that'll make you want to take a video twirling in it for your next Instagram Story.,

    Promising review: "The material was good quality for the price. I love the fact that it has pockets — it's a soft material and super comfortable. I've washed it several times already and it's still in good color and shape." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 34 styles).

    18. A sleeveless evening gown you can wear with your finest (or best knock-off) pearls and act out a scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. The quality of the material and the 'finish' of the sewing is first-class. I normally wear a size 12/14 in dresses, but instead of buying the large, I bought a medium. This is a knockout!" —Sweet Chi

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and six styles).

    19. A casual swing dress with pockets for anyone who has been ready and waiting to break out their autumn apparel.,

    Promising review: "I'm so pleasantly surprised by this dress! I love the color and the material. I can't wait to wear this to the office or for holidays. It's a very, very pretty dress! I am 5-foot-7 and 120 lbs., and the small fits perfectly." —Holland

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and seven styles).

    20. A gingham mini dress you can count on to put Dorothy's to shame.

    a model in a yellow gingham print mini dress with her hand in the pocket

    Get it from Aeropostale for $22.48 (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    21. A dress with thin straps that cross in the back for an unexpected sexy ~look~ you'll want to show off., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It’s made from a great quality material that is thick but breathable and also stretchy. I also have pretty small breasts so I was a little concerned about them fitting in the dress. I tried it on with no bra and the dress actually hugs them so they don’t look bad. The straps are also adjustable to make the dress tighter or looser." —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 21 styles).

    22. A dress you can wear to let everyone know you ~mean business~ but still prioritize style.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I work in a highly visible role at a college and must dress professionally. This is the perfect office dress that combines comfort and class. I ordered the blue, black, and gray. It's perfect with a blazer or a long cardigan and scarf. I paired mine with tights and booties as well. I received many compliments on each look! It is form-fitting, but not clingy — it was made for some curves! I will probably order the rest of the colors as well!" —Kari

    Get it from Amazon for $26.98 (available in sizes S–2XL and in 22 colors).

    23. A V-neck maxi dress you'll tell all of your friends to buy as well so you can have a fabulous floral fiesta.,

    It has over 3.3K five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "This dress was better than expected!!! It has the perfect flow and is made from an extremely comfortable material. The sizing is accurate and the colors are rich and bright." —ashlygrdn26

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 21 styles).

    24. A cocktail dress covered in sequins, so dazzling you'll have no choice but to take a ton of videos of yourself spinning around in it with those sparkling filters from Instagram.

    a model in a form fitting t-shirt styled dress covered in silver sequins
    Tj Maxx

    Get it from TJ Maxx for $43 (available in sizes 14—24).

    25. A long-sleeve fleece babydoll dress with an opening in the back you can cozy up in on those autumn days where the weather quickly shifts from being too hot to being too cold.

    American Eagle

    Promising review: "Love, love this dress! The fabric is so soft and not too heavy. Reminds me of dresses at Free People but much less expensive. Would recommend going a size or two down since it is baggier." —LYSSA

    Get it from American Eagle for $41.21 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL and two colors).

    26. A tie-dye maxi with a slit up the side so you can show a lil' leg while also feeling mostly covered up.


    Promising review: "Love this dress. It's exactly what I was looking for: a maxi with sleeves and pockets. It's a little long but works well with a little heel. I also added a belt to give more shape. Super cute, soft, and comfortable!" —melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 28 styles).

    27. A drapey, backless number you can casually throw on for a stroll along the beach.


    Promising review: "Purchased this dress for a photoshoot where I was supposed to look boho-chic and the dress fit the part perfectly!" —Melanie Stefka

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and nine colors).

    28. A one-shouldered number that might leave you craving a freshly squeezed glass of OJ.

    a model in the one shouldered short dress cover in a print of oranges and leaves

    Get it from FarmRio for $145 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    29. A tulle dress you can save for a special occasion or whenever you feel like pretending you're living inside of a fairytale (ahem, every day).,

    Promising review: "'I have a big chest and it's hard to find cute dresses with zippers on the back that don't make me look like I'm wearing a sack. This one's the perfect in between — zip on the lower back and lace on the rest so you can keep it loose or cinch as needed. Tulle makes it poofy but not too poofy. I got the fuchsia, which is more of a dusty/rose pink. I love it!" —chanel123

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99+ (available in sizes 2–16 and six colors).

    30. A drop hem dress with puffy sleeves for a fabulous but comfortable style you'll get compliments on every time.

    a model in the rosy pink dress with a mesh overlay covered in tiny embroidered dots

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (available in sizes 4–14 and three styles).

    31. A dress with delicate embroidered sleeves that'll have all your friends begging to know your shopping secrets.


    Promising review: "This dress is SO CUTE!!! I love the sleeve details and it looks really pretty in person. The dress feels soft and it's really comfortable. This dress is super cute to wear out with your girlfriends and it's really affordable. It fits true to size and I would recommend this dress. It's really easy to steam iron as well." —Katy Mospanyuk

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL and 14 styles).

    32. A dress with flutter sleeves because you should always have an elegant outfit on standby in your closet.


    Promising review: "This dress fit me like a dream! It fit over my larger chest without thinning out or becoming see-through. I am short and have an uncommon body shape, but this needed no alterations at all. Buy this dress, ladies. You can thank me later." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 18 colors).

    33. A ribbed long-sleeve bodycon dress that'll make you feel like a Kardashian sister.

    a model in the grey ribbed dress
    Lilly's Kloset

    Get it from LIlly's Kloset for $48 (available in sizes S–L and in black, orange, and green).

    34. A dress with convertible straps so you'll never face that "I'm bored of everything in my closet" moment again.


    Promising review: "Oh my... I would buy this dress again and again. I had my seamstress take the top in a bit so it wasn’t so low-cut, but this dress is phenomenal. Everyone loved it and it was beautiful for my engagement photos. I would buy it in every color." —Erin Linitz

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and 35 styles).

    35. A simple shirtdress, so timeless it'll immediately become a staple of your wardrobe.


    Get it from Everlane for $98 (available in sizes 00–16 and two styles).

    36. A casual swing tank dress you can buy in every color and easily wear for a variety of occasions., Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    I personally have this dress in about seven colors and can attest to how amazing it is. You can pair it with a jean jacket, an oversized cardigan, or just wear it as is for a cute daily look.

    Promising review: "Great purchase for the price. Just what I was looking for! Comfy summer dress for any occasion. Being a momma, 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." —B&E Worthington

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 24 styles).

    37. A sequined cocktail dress that is so extra it'll make you feel like you're a cast member of Real Housewives of New Jersey prepping your reunion look., Amazon

    A lot of reviewers recommending getting a bra strap converter to work with the low back.

    Promising review: "This dress is FANTASTIC and looks so much more expensive than it really is! I bought it for my 'save the date' pictures and it shines so much in good lighting and fits like a dream. I'm 5 feet tall and about 180 lbs., and bought the XL to have some breathing room. It was a perfect fit! A large probably would've been more 'bodycon' style, but I wanted room to stretch. If you're second guessing it, JUST BUY IT — you won't regret it!!" —acantu52

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and eight styles).

    38. A cheetah print swing dress that'll look purr-fect with the cute new ankle booties you were planning to treat yourself to this season.

    a model in the dress
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "The dress is breathable and fits well, but it is longer than I expected. I am 5-foot-4 so if you are taller I wouldn't worry about it!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Old Navy for $28 (available in sizes 1X–4X).

    39. A midi dress with a cinched waist, a must-have if, just like John Legend, you "love your curves and all your edges."


    Promising review: "This will be a perfect spring/summer/vacation dress! I love the fit and the fabric is light, soft, and flowy. The elastic sits on my natural waist and adds just the right amount of shape to the dress." —J. Cole

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 29 styles).

    40. And a stunning lace cocktail number to have you feeling like Kate Middleton on her way to hang with the Queen in Buckingham Palace.,

    Promising review: "This dress is killer. The fabric is high quality and the lace isn't delicate enough to rip. I can't tell you how amazing I felt in this. It is so beautiful. Underneath the lace there is a layer of fabric to shield you from any see-through mishaps. I actually didn't need to wear a bra with this! There are also rubber straps on the shoulder area so the dress doesn't slip off which is so ingenious to me! I wore it for over 10 hours at a wedding and I had no problems." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 20 colors).

    What you'll probably look like while admiring your new dress:

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