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    32 Comfy Dresses You'll Want To Wear Over And Over

    With details like buttery-soft fabrics, built-in shorts, tie backs *and* fronts, there's no way you won't fall in love with these 'fits.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A tiered swing style you'll be reaching for when you need to make that last-minute trip to the grocery store to grab the essentials — aka wine and three different kinds of fromage for your girls night in.

    model wearing the pink dress

    Promising review: "This dress is so comfortable! The material is stretchy and soft and does not cling to your body. I originally got this dress because I needed something roomy after my shoulder surgery. I've already ordered another one in a different color. I really recommend this dress. It's fantastic!" —Susan Kirby

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes 1X–4X and eight colors).

    2. A stretchy twist cutout dress that gives the illusion of being a matching skirt and top combo, but surprise! It's just one comfy silhouette that's perfect for vacays and 100-degree weekends spent in the backyard.

    3. An exercise dress you'll get so much joy in wearing because thanks to the built-in shorts, you can bend, stretch, and dance without overheating — or suffer from summer's number one villain: chafing.

    GIF of Rachel jumping around and showing the built-in shorts
    model wearing the daisy chain patterned dress and showing the built-in shorts
    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed, Outdoor Voices

    PLUS the built-in shorts have a pocket for your cell! Asking for a friend, does it get any better?!

    Former BuzzFeed editor Rachel Dunkel has this and raves: "I wore the exercise dress on a camping trip and absolutely loved it. It's tight enough that you feel agile but not SO tight that it's restricting. It was great for hiking, too! I even scaled some big ol' rocks and exposed mountain faces, and it fared really well. Despite me literally sliding down a giant rock on my butt, the dress never got caught, ripped, or showed wear. It's a trouper."

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $100 (available in sizes XS–3XL and 14 colors).

    4. A belted T-shirt dress complete with snack-sized pockets, if casual meets chic is your M.O. for any outdoor endeavor. Throw on some block heels and flashy jewels for a quick upgrade on a basic — because if pandemic fashion taught us anything, it's that comfort is *queen*.

    reviewer wearing the pink and white striped dress
    another reviewer wearing the black and white striped dress

    Promising review: "The go-to dress. With a nice-weight fabric and a front tie, this very comfortable T-shirt dress is kicked up a notch into a decent-looking outfit. I love how I can just throw it on, add earrings and a pair of flats or heels, and I get compliments for being nicely dressed. I love the pockets! Whenever I take a trip, this easily packable dress comes with me. I bought gray and blue, and then this year I bought green. All are true to color." —PAM

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 24 colors).

    5. A tie-front masterpiece featuring roomy pockets, cold shoulders, and breathable fabric — the type of alliance you'll want on a day of brunching and playing tourist in your own city.

    model wearing the black dress

    Promising review: "This is probably my most favorite dress of all time. Yes, it can expose a lot of cleavage but just tie a black bandana on the center knot. It covers the middle area that can be prone to under- and side boob exposure. At $35 it’s a great buy and wears well — looks $$$$$. After getting the dress in black I immediate bought the green. Wish it came in more colors." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $35 (available in sizes XS–4X and two colors).

    6. A lightweight strappy looker for times when you wake up thinking, no pants today! This cutie will fully support your desires, so you can feel free and breezy everywhere from the grocery store to the beach.

    7. A printed square-neck midi that takes the guesswork out of dressing for a formal engagement when you're just not feeling your current closet picks. (Plus, the longer length makes it ideal for indoor events where the AC is blowing beyond belief.)

    model wearing green dress
    Simple Retro

    Simple Retro is a small biz that feels like you're thrifting, but without the hassle. They sell a vast collection of vintage-inspired clothing and accessories, including a new release that drops every Wednesday, and have recently debuted a Vintage Map, which features a curated collection of vintage pieces that celebrate style from decades past.

    Get it from Simple Retro for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    8. An off-shoulder maxi ideal for when you have no clue what to wear to your S.O.'s best friend's girlfriend's birthday. Throw this on with some sandals and your favorite statement earrings, and you've got a sophisticated 'fit that took you zero time to piece together.

    9. A totally cutesy slip with a slit number, which is basically the type of comfy glam we're looking for to accompany us at housewarmings and summertime strolls with an iced coffee in hand.

    the purple daisy printed orange dress
    the tie-back detail of the dress
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "It fits perfectly but is stretchy enough to be comfortable! And it’s soo soft, it’s like wearing pajamas." —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in sizes XS–L).

    10. A gorgeous off-shoulder dress with subtle floral cutouts that'll feel like finding a pot of gold in your closet when the weather is best described as "sweaty."

    Reviewer wearing black off-the-shoulder dress

    11. A simple T-shirt dress to run your errands in when putting on literally anything else seems like too much work (especially when you haven't inhaled your morning cup of coffee).

    12. An adorable bell-sleeved baby doll made for fans of outdoor living. This boho style will complement your all-wicker patio so seamlessly that you might have to explain to your guests that you didn't intend to coordinate with your stylish furniture....

    model wearing teal babydoll dress

    13. A smocked maxi available in a bunch of patterns that might lead you to post multiple OOTDs, since, paired with both slides *and* heels, this will need to be seen by eyes other than your roomie's. And the wide adjustable straps mean it's bra-friendly too!

    reviewer wearing the purple dress
    another reviewer wearing the leopard print dress

    Catch how it looks on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "Such a cute and comfy dress! It has a fun flow to the bottom of it and the ties for straps add an extra dose of fabulous." —Kelsey Krucker

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 21 patterns).

    14. A twirlworthy linen-cotton blend so breezy it may, at times, feel like you're not wearing a dang thing. Also perfect for summer bridal celebrations — where you want to look like a princess, but also keep your legs and back from melting as you greet your guests.

    model wearing white dress
    open back view of the dress
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned fashion business based in Brisbane, Australia that specializes in gorgeous apparel and accessories fit for an OOTD hashtag.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $89.99 (available in sizes 2–10).

    15. A ruffly capped-sleeve number featuring a high neck and the type of sophistication that pulls through when you've got places to be but "nothing to wear."

    16. An airy buttoned up, open-back apron dress made with quality linen or cotton (your choice!) that'll feel like it was designed by magical fairies, since the size can be tailored to fit your exact measurements to a tee.

    Model showing the front of the rust midi orange dress with a square neckline
    Model showing the open cross strap back

    LelaSilk is a Vietnam-based Etsy biz that was established in 2017. Their store specializes in gorgeous, handmade clothing designed by a local team of artisans.

    Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous! Fits so well, and there are different buttons sewn into the dress to help adjust the size. I'm in love with this dress. I'd wear it every day if I could." —Laura B

    Get it from LelaSilk on Etsy for $109+ (available in sizes XXS–2XL or custom sizing, and 36 colors).

    Psst — this item ships for free!

    17. A loose-fitting polka dot number for video calls from your couch when you have to look presentable from the waist up but want to feel *pure* comfort from the waist down.

    Reviewer wearing a sea foam colored polka dot dress