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    33 Dresses For Anyone Who's Ready To Have The Most Glamorous Summer

    My wardrobe and I have been waiting for this moment...

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    1. A maxi cutout dress I've been drooling over since it was announced that I could make plans outside once again. Rocking this stunner anywhere from dinner to the beach shall be on my agenda from now until the end of time.

    reviewer wearing the tan colored dress

    Promising review: "10 stars. Absolute best dress I’ve purchased on Amazon! Amazing fit. Beautiful, perfect neutral. Hugs all my curves, not see through, and super comfortable. Makes me feel like a goddess. I’m in love." —T.C.

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

    2. A satin spaghetti strap dress designed to be worn for both classy and casual affairs alike. We suggest adding a blazer and shirt for another 'fit option that disguises itself as a skirt on breezier nights.

    reviewer wearing the burgundy dress

    Promising review: "I recommend 100%. I loved the fit and and was super comfortable. Got a lot of compliments about it and it was accurate on the size. Perfect!" —Cynthia Arizpe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XXL–4X and three colors).

    3. An enchanting halter-neck maxi that, once placed on your bod, is guaranteed to stop you in your tracks anytime you catch a glimpse of your reflection.,

    Promising review: "I really didn't expect to love this dress, but I was so impressed with it that I ended up ordering it in two other colors and also in another style. It's the perfect dress to wear to a party, weddings, or the like. The shorter slip underneath the sheer polka dot overlay of the dress is the perfect length to add a sweet, feminine detail without being too short. Really happy and very impressed!" —Alyssa Algra

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 26 colors).

    4. A lightweight striped ruffle-sleeved dress featuring roomy pockets, a scooped neckline, and breathable fabric — the type of alliance you'll want on a day of picture-taking and sightseeing in your own city.

    model wearing the mint, white, and yellow vertically striped dress

    Promising review: "Love how it has pockets and looks dressy even though it’s so comfortable." —Customer

    Get it from Target for $25 (available in sizes 1X–4X).

    5. A spaghetti-strapped skater dress gorgeously designed with lace details and the type of good fortune one will need when they've snoozed one too many times and have 10 minutes to get ready.

    reviewer wearing the white dress

    Promising review: "I have worn this out twice since received and I got soooo many compliments on it! Fits perfectly, great stitching and best of all ITS NOT SEE-THROUGH!! I will definitely get a lot of wear this summer. Perfect for summer date nights when it’s hot and humid but you still want to look cute!" —Gina Knight

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    6. A T-shirt dress just begging to be added to your comfy chic collection. And I spy a crisscross hem, meaning its fancier than a baggy ol' concert tee but is *just* as cozy as one.,

    Promising review: "I've purchased five of these dresses. They're perfect for pretty much any occasion. I've worn to parties, work, church, dates, and my nephew's graduation. Living in California means that I can wear this dress year round. Don't let the price fool you: this dress is well-made, double-lined, and the unhemmed finish at the bottom is interesting. Plus they are super easy to care for! Just toss in the washer/dryer. I've received so many compliments and 'where'd you get that?'" –KC

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 28 colors).

    7. A V-neck maxi so fabulous, you'll wonder how your gold strappy sandals lived so long without this match made in heaven. Because if your accessories used dating apps, they'd swipe right on this again and again.

    reviewer wearing the palm print maxi dress

    Promising review: "I live in Vegas and this is perfect. It's beautiful and truly the perfect summer sundress!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 30 colors).

    8. A belted cotton button-up dress ready to take you from your errands to happy hour comfortably and oh-so stylishly. Aka it's time to upgrade that night shirt, the same one you wore to bed yesterday that may have joined you on your to-dos today...

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $27 (originally $60 available in sizes 12–20 and four colors).

    9. A gorgeous off-shoulder dress with subtle floral cutouts, that'll feel like finding a pot of gold when you've got somewhere to be that requires you to look put together in temps that are best described as "sweaty."

    Reviewer wearing black off-the-shoulder dress

    Promising review: "I ordered the size I normally wear, and it fits great! Got it for vacation and ended up using it as a swimsuit cover-up as well; the elastic in the waist and shoulders makes it easy to get on and off." —Kira T.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and 23 colors).

    10. An open-back number waiting to accompany you on your next jet-setting adventure. And if you don't have one planned just yet, we think sitting in this strewn across a sunlounger (aka throne) in your backyard will suffice.,

    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! 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 $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 24 colors).

    11. A deep V-neck dress considered a staple by moi for celebrating anything from another trip around the sun to a promotion at your job. TBH, a pay raise never looked so damn good.

    reviewer wearing the blush tone dress with a teal and orange feather all over pattern

    Promising review: "I really loved this dress, I felt very pretty and everyone loved the dress. Wore it for a dinner cruise and I used pasties instead of a bra and everything stay in place... we dance all night long... worth it!!! Hubby loved it." —Rae

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

    12. A subtle zebra print strappy silhouette in a luxurious brown hue that exudes I'm going out to a tasting menu dinner energy.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XXS–XXL).

    13. A tie-front dress if you're someone who simply cannot wait to strip off any and all of your layers once you feel that sunny heat. This colorful poly-cotton blend will keep you cool and looking put together in mere seconds.

    Reviewer wearing the yellow dress

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this dress. I ordered in red and once it came in, I immediately ordered it in Navy as well. Comfy, flattering and adjustable I highly recommend for a cute casual spring/summer dress." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 30 colors).

    14. An ever-reliant wrap dress which takes the guesswork out of getting ready when you're just not feeling your current closet picks. This beaut mimics the feeling of a perfectly formed hug, plus the long sleeves make it ideal for restaurants where the AC is blowing beyond belief.,

    Promising review: "I've tried a few dozen dresses over the last couple of years, and, out of all of them, the Lark & Ro wrap dresses are my absolute favorite. This version, the long sleeved classic dress, is just beautiful. It fits very well, is made of a superior fabric that drapes beautifully without being overly heavy, and lasts with repeated wearing and careful washing. I love it. It's beautiful. It feels wonderful on my skin. For me, this is my best choice, every time I look in my closet." —Rae

    Get it from Amazon for $29.34+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 22 colors).

    15. A tie-strap dress featuring a fitted bodice and trumpet skirt that might literally be the epitome of summer in one dreamy silhouette. And if you didn't think it could get any better, the sweetheart neckline on this illustrious gem makes it strapless-bra friendly.

    model wearing the cream colored dress with bouquet prints

    Get it from Reformation for $248 (available in sizes 14–22 and six colors).

    16. A cotton puff-sleeve dress with a sweetheart tie-up back that's giving me the sudden urge to scour Airbnb, grab my closest friends, and book a stay at a fancy farmhouse cottage.


    Promising review: "LOVE this dress! It’s so beautiful I got it in white and it is see through on the chest area but nothing that a bandeau or strapless bralette can't fix! Going to order it in blue and green next!" —MrsRodarte

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

    17. A tie-front T-shirt dress if casual meets chic is your aesthetic for any outdoor endeavor. Because even though you're out and about — if pandemic fashion taught us anything — it's that comfort is *queen*.

    reviewer wearing the taupe-colored 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 grey and blue, and then this year I bought green. All are true to color." —PAM

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 16 colors).

    18. A pleated off-shoulder midi dress designed with flouncy bouncy fabric that moves with you and will never feel constricting. We predict this being your go-to uniform for weddings, summertime dates, or maybe even just to run errands in.,

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous!! It’s great having only three tiers so If you go to an outdoor event this summer you won’t get too hot. The off the shoulder truly stays put, I danced around with my arms in the air and didn’t have to worry about it slipping around my neck. It comes just above my knee. I would highly recommend this dress!" —Clothesgirl

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

    19. An off-shoulder ruffle dress that's both comfortable *and* elegant for all-day, formal occasions where you know you're going to either be standing, sitting, or dancing for longgg periods of time.

    model wearing the pink and rose patterned dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $60 and available in sizes 12–24).

    20. A ruffly capped sleeve dress featuring a high neck and the kind of sophistication that pulls through when you've got places to be but "nothing to wear.",

    Promising review: "I liked this dress so much I bought it in a second color. To be honest, it's probably not my last one. I'm definitely thinking about ordering a few more. This dress is so easy to throw on and dress up or down, depending on how you style it. I love the loose, comfy fit. It's already got a slightly oversized feel to it, so don't worry about sizing up. It's perfect as is." —Cristina Thrower

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 30 colors and patterns).

    21. A pastel shell ruffle style that I can't wait to ~sea~ make an appearance in your next OOTD dump. Because this type of beauty is something we predict a modern day (and incredibly stylish) Ariel would post about nonstop.

    model wearing the multi-colored pastel shell printed dress
    Never Fully Dressed

    Never Fully Dressed is a woman-founded fashion business based in Essex, England.

    Get it from Never Fully Dressed for $145 (available in sizes 18–24).

    22. An off-shoulder maxi dress ideal for when you have no clue what to wear to your SO'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.

    Promising review: "I bought this dress with the intent of wearing it once to a rehearsal dinner. Little did I know I would end up wearing it ALL summer long! It is opaque, breezy, comfortable, and fit like a glove with some movement. I got endless compliments and no one could believe I found it on Amazon! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a classy, simple, long term closet sample." —SCram

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 19 colors).

    23. A smocked ruche number designed to be paired with a glass of white peach sangria and a seat at your favorite people-watching spot.

    a model wearing the bright pink dress

    Get it from Torrid for $75.50 (available in sizes M–3X).

    24. A flowy empire-waist dress accompanied by pockets so you can look polished while stuffing your ChapStick and cash away, sans heavy handbag.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! Short comfy sleeves and knee length make it easy to wear. I love having pockets, and these are deep and well positioned. They offer so many different prints that it was hard to choose, but I love the blue mandala print I chose. I did order a size larger than usual, so it flows and moves well, but fits perfectly in the bust and shoulder areas. I’m thinking I might need another one, and I recommend this dress for casual, fun summer outings or daily wear." —mystickdance

    Get it from Amazon for $19+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 25 colors).

    25. A leopard print maxi slip dress destined to serve as your fashionable date to every cocktail hour or girls night out planned for the foreseeable future.

    model wearing the dress
    Show Me Your Mumu

    Show Me Your Mumu is a woman-owned business and was created by two BFFs. Based in NYC, this brand prides itself on creating comfortably stylish pieces for fashion-forward folks.

    Get it from Show Me Your Mumu for $178 (available in sizes XS–3X).

    26. A smocked maxi available in a bunch of patterns that, depending on your mood, will look Insta-worthy with both slides *and* heels. And the wide adjustable straps mean it's bra-friendly too!

    model wearing the purple dress

    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 $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 11 patterns).

    27. A printed wrap dress perfect paired with wedges, pumps, and sandals (or sneakers if you carry a spare pair in your car after an evening on your feet #me).,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress and purchased in several patterns! It fit perfect! The length is great and it is a true wrap dress!" —Crystal Ingle

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 19 colors).

    28. A lantern sleeve dress with adjustable shoulders and a darling tie-up back that will make you feel like the belle of the ball — even if "the ball" happens to be a housewarming at your new neighbors' apartment.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. It’s such a fun dress. You can wear it on, or off the shoulder. The back cutout is really cute. You can pull the skirt higher or lower based on how much back you want to show. I wore this to a summer wedding, and it was perfect!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 11 colors).

    29. A V-neck maxi dress created with peek-a-boo cutouts, an elasticized waist, and the sort of sophistication that will make every entrance an incredibly glamorous one.

    model wearing the petal printed dress
    KIN By Kristine

    KIN by Kristine is a fashion label developed by plus-size blogger Kristine Thompson. Based in Los Angeles, this Black woman–owned biz has inspirational women and family at the forefront of their brand messaging: With the "K" representing Kristine, the "I" which stands for her mother, Iris, and the "N" for her sister, Nicole.

    Get it from KIN by Kristine for $83.95 (available in sizes 14–26).

    30. A stretchy twist cutout dress that gives the illusion of being a matching skirt and top combo, but surprise! It's just one comfy chic silhouette that's perfect to replace your coordinated sweat set.,

    Promising review: "Loved this dress, fit perfectly, accented my body perfectly, and so many people complimented me in looking sexy, while I was just feeling comfortable!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $5.88+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 21 colors).

    31. A Good American mock turtleneck dress featuring a high slit and the type of elegance one might find on a yacht sailing across Monaco. A lot of us can't make it on said yacht, so may we suggest taking this number out on a date night instead?

    model wearing the black dress
    Good American

    Founded by Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede, Good American is an L.A. made line that serves up premium, size-inclusive styles. 

    Get it from Good American for $129 (available in sizes XS–5XL and two colors).

    32. A drape-y spaghetti-strap midi dress we foresee taking you from morning to night so comfortably that you might even forget that you're wearing anything!,

    Promising review: "I was so surprised how amazing this dress is! It's lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, beyond comfortable, and stretchy! I feel so pretty in this. Def buy!" —Sara Said This....

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

    33. A bronze-colored wrap dress that will gladly attend any and all outdoor weddings with you. And thanks to its delightfully breezy material, it won't leave you stewing in the heat if you're sat in an area sans shady canopy.

    model wearing the brown rusty colored dress
    Lucy Paris

    Lucy Paris is a woman-owned business developed by Lucy, a Parisian-born designer who is now based in California and creating intricate, fashion-forward pieces.

    Get it from Lucy Paris for $89 (available in sizes XS–L).

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