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    34 Dresses Your Wardrobe Is Pretty Much Begging For

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    1. A ~check~tacular grid-print midi dress that's obviously got pockets, because all perfect dresses do.


    Promising review: "Great-quality dress! This dress is super soft and it looks so much prettier in person — definitely a steal!" —Liz

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

    2. A gorgeous metallic star print dress you'll want to twirl in all the way to the moon and back.


    Some reviewers say it runs a bit roomy!

    Promising review: "I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised to find this is quite a nice dress for only $28! The beautiful gold stars all over it are raised and catch the light really nicely. It fit me great, possibly a touch on the bigger side, but I wouldn't size down. Since it's nicer than expected, it's a bit more formal than I thought it would be. It's a pretty good value, and I would recommend." —Sarah Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 13 colors).

    3. A sweater hoodie dress that's basically a wearable blanket you can take with you everywhere you go, even out in public.


    Promising review: "This dress is so comfortable! You can literally throw it on with a pair of boots and you are ready to go! Great for lounging around the house or going out and about. Only wish they had more colors available." —missk

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–4X and in three colors).

    4. An ahhh-mazing Kiki's Delivery Service food-print frock if Ghibli-animated food has lived rent-free in your mind since you were a kid (same). Even nonMiyazaki fans will gush over this delectable dress.

    Model in short sleeve pink peter pan collar dress with white lace trim and print of various foods and baked goods from the movie
    Hot Topic

    It has pockets!!!

    Get it from Hot Topic for $44.90+ (available in sizes XS–3X here and in 0–5 plus here).

    5. An affordable and classic wrap dress that's just as chic and versatile as the designer alternative, but will make your wallet a heck of a lot happier.,

    Promising review: "The perfect LBD. This is my favorite dress! The fit is body-skimming without being too tight — think chic rather than club-wear bodycon. The knit is thick and expensive feeling. I am getting more colors!!!" —RaisinBran

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 23 colors and prints).

    6. A ribbed and ruffle-trimmed mock neck midi ready to be a transitional weather warrior and a perfect work dress if you're headed back to the office this winter.,

    Promising review: "One of my favorite casual dresses! It is comfortable, modest, and stylish and can be casual or dressed up. Perfect for fall and winter seasons with tights or boots. Love it." —S E Freeman

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 14 colors).

    7. A body-hugging, sheer, sequined maxi no one at the party — not a single soul — will be able to compete with. Merry holidays, here's your best-dressed award.

    model in black long sleeve mock neck dress with slit

    Promising review: "Wow! I ordered this dress for an upcoming birthday trip to Las Vegas. I wanted something glamorous and classy, and boy does this fit the bill! It's stunning! My boyfriend's jaw literally dropped when I showed him. I ordered a size up because it's so form-fitting. That was a mistake; it is true to size. Seriously, get this dress!" —Kelly

    Get it from Eloquii for $149.95 (available in sizes 14–24).

    8. A long-sleeved, tiered beauty that just might have you crying ~tiers~ of joy when you realize you've finally found a fabulous fall frock to rival those of your fave fashion influencer.


    Promising review: "LOVE IT. Bought this dress for a rehearsal dinner for fall time in the Berkshires. Can be dressed up with jewelry. I normally wear a large and sized down to a medium just because I don't like when there's too much extra room in the skirt; it fits well and doesn't feel too tight in the chest or arms like some dresses do if I size down. I think a large would have been fine and would still fit well too, but I just kept the medium. Color is very pretty and this can also just be worn as a day dress for fall time!" —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 13 prints).

    9. A knockout embellished mini so you can wear your style on your sleeve. Trust me, it'll be ~sheer~ perfection.,

    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." —K.M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 14 designs).

    10. A faux-wrap floral number sure to have everything coming up roses, even when it's chilly and you need something with long sleeves and that you can rock with tights.,

    Promising review: "I searched through about 300 'cocktail dress with long sleeves' options before finding this gem! The material is great — it stands up to wrinkles/long car rides and doesn’t cling at all. The cut is (really) low so I got some skin/fabric tape to close it up. This is a large; a medium would probably have been too short. I love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 4/6–20/22 and in 20 prints).

    11. A wonderfully autumnal patchwork print midi dress perfect for sipping a maple latte or twirling through the autumn leaves fallin' down like pieces into place as you listen to the 10-minute "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)."

    model in tan and white mixed print high neck long sleeve dress
    Petal and Pup

    Get 15% off sitewide with our exclusive code BUZZFEED.

    Get it from Petal & Pup for $79.95 (available in sizes 2–12).

    12. A denim shirtdress for anyone who's starting to get bored of their old jeans and is looking for a jean-ius new way to wear denim this season.


    Promising review: "I never write reviews but I just have to tell you what a great dress this is. Very well made, lots of stretch to the fabric, and even an extra little snap button across the bust for reinforcement (in the area that normally gaps). Color is great, so is the price. I saw quite a few dresses out there that were much more expensive." —MG

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in seven colors).

    13. A squee-worthy, stretchy cotton baby doll dress printed with scarf-wearing polar bears sure to arctic all your boxes.


    I'm sure you're still mid-freakout over how adorbs this is, so I hate to tell you...but it also comes in a cats-in-Santa-hats print.

    Get it from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes XS–4X and in three prints).

    14. A gorgeous lace cocktail number, which may be the only dressy dress you need in your wardrobe for the holidays and a long time after. It'll never go out of style and you can accessorize it tons of ways!,

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress, which has over 2,000 5-star reviews!

    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's so beautiful. Underneath the lace, there's a layer of fabric to shield you from any see-through mishaps. There are also rubber straps in the shoulder area so that the dress doesn't slip off, which is so ingenious! I wore it for over 10 hours at a wedding and I had no problems. I just love this dress! Buy it!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

    15. A standout three-quarter-sleeve velvet cutie with an oversized collar and oversized personality.

    model in pink mini dress with red jeweled buttons and white collar

    It's by Sister Jane, an eccentric and swoon-worthy London-based label I've been obsessed with for ages. Now you will be, too.

    Get it from Shopbop for $120 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    16. An elegantly embroidered fit-and-flare dress you're sure to get sew many compliments on.


    Promising review: "This dress looks like it came from a high-end boutique. The fabric, stitching, and cut are all way above this dress's price point. The bust measurement is the most critical thing to get right when deciding which size to purchase. The dress has more room at the waist and hip. The way the dress hangs and the quality of the workmanship and fabric truly make you look like you spent several hundred dollars on it." —MoxieLoxie

    Get it from Amazon for $59.98 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    17. A vintage-y and absolutely OMGworthy jacquard-bodiced midi ready and willing for you to (needle)point to it and say, "that's my all-time favorite dress."

    Mr Water/Etsy

    This New York–based shop makes truly stunning and special vintage-inspired clothing no one else you know will have — they'll all be begging to know where you got your new frock. And psst...there's a size chart in the product description, and the brand recommends sizing up if you're between sizes.

    Get it from Mr Water New York on Etsy for $79 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    18. An aww-worthy belted number in a sweet print like florals or kitties that'll make standing out from the crowd a ~cinch~.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!!!! I can't believe how great it is for the price. The first day I wore it, I got five compliments on it. I'm 5'8" and always have a hard time finding dresses that work for my height, but the length was perfect! I feel confident wearing this dress." —Megan Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 22 prints).

    19. A colorblocked sweater midi here to proved that neutrals can make just as much of a statement as bold hues, if they're styled right. Just add boots and your bubbly personality, and the outfit is complete.

    model in belted button front long sleeve dress that's black on one side and tan on the other
    Lane Bryant

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $89.95 (available in sizes 10/12–26/28).

    20. A beautiful boho chic dress with long sleeves, a breezy silhouette, and tassel details that'll look like something you picked up from a much fancier store or even in your jet-setting world travels. I mean, you did travel from your couch to your doorstep to open the box...

    reviewer in the long sleeve aqua, yellow, and pink print dress with tassel detail
    reviewer in the white and brown print version with booties

    Reviewers recommend sizing up if you're busty!

    Promising review: "Absolutely adore this dress!! The CUTEST! I bought it in the white/tan color and the really colorful turquoise. Love them both! I feel like they are cute multi-seasonal dresses. You can wear them with sandals in the summer or boots and a cute vest/jacket for fall. Fits perfectly!" —GEM

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 45 prints).

    21. A posh oversized turtleneck dress that basically screams, "Why yes, I DID just ski the hardest run on the mountain this morning, now please bring me some hot cocoa.",

    It's got pockets and over 1,500 5-star reviews! Reviewers recommend sizing up if you want it slouchy.

    Promising review: "This has got to be my favorite piece of clothing that I own right now. So far I own both the red and the orange, and I'm buying the black next. These sweaters are so ridiculously comfortable, and as a plus-sized woman comfortable AND cute can be hard to find. The pockets do jut out a bit weirdly when you first get it, but once you wash it that will go away. This actually fit as expected." —HappilyContent

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors and prints).

    22. A sleek plaid bodycon dress sure to have everyone at work or on the weekends ~checking~ you out.,

    Promising review: "This is one of my absolute favorite work dresses of all time! I feel like Joan from Mad Men every time I wear it. I get compliments every time. This dress looks even better with a skinny belt, and the mock turtleneck collar is a classy detail that pulls it all together. The fabric is stretchy enough to hug your curves, but not cheap looking. It's thin enough to be comfortable, lightweight and breathable, while still being opaque and good quality. Oh, and it doesn't wrinkle!! I'm usually a size US 14/16, and the 2XL fits me like a glove." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and in 14 colors and prints).

    23. A luxurious velvet bodycon maxi, because guess what George Costanza, it's 2021 and it *is* socially acceptable to drape yourself in velvet now.

    model in cerulean long sleeve dress

    Rebdolls is a Latinx- and woman-owned small business based in Harlem, in NYC!

    Get it from Rebdolls for $54.99 (available in sizes M–5X).

    24. A turtleneck bodycon dress people will think you had to shell out a ton of dough for. It's equally chic on its own as it is styled up with different scarves, tights, and jackets!,

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "Amazing!! I’ve received many compliments and I’ve already ordered another color!! Great to dress up or wear with sneakers!! Great fit; material is rich and thick and keeps you warm. Very stylish, too!" —Lynne

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 26 colors and prints).

    25. A romantic and Bridgerton-esque puff-sleeve pastel maxi dress fit for a promenade with a certain duke. Look at you, your grace — no doubt you're the diamond of the season.,

    Some reviewers also styled it with the sleeves worn off the shoulder, and several reviewers say it worked as maternitywear, too!

    Promising review: "Absolutely the BEST Amazon purchase I have ever made! Not only is it stretchy so it can fit most sizes, but it's also just beautiful! I can wear this casually on a nice day with a jean jacket and a belt but I can also use it for Renaissance fairs when paired with my corset. It's very light and soft! It's very photogenic! And it kinda sparked a new obsession for the color baby pink for me — I'm usually a blue girl! Might have to get it in blue too! Because honestly I love this dress so much! Anywhere I go it's compliments, compliments, compliments!" —MC

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 15 colors).

    26. A show-stopping cutout crochet maxi you could toss over a swimsuit or pair with heels for a super dressy date. If you love versatility (and who doesn't?), you won't want to leave for your next vacay without this.

    model in long-sleeve blue dress with leg slit and cutouts and a ring detail at the waist
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned Australian shop with a huge selection of trendy clothes!

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $119.99 (available in sizes 2–8 and in a brown striped version here). 

    27. A sweet sheer-paneled, collared tunic dress with floral embroidery that'll be ~sheer~ perfection, especially when paired with badass combat boots.,

    Promising review: "The most amazing dress ever! Dress was a bit loose for my taste but with a belt, it looks amazing. Everyone loves it and it even looks good with boots! The flower pattern is very vibrant and well made. Honestly it’s worth the money." —Tiarra Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and in two colors).

    28. A pastel plaid sweater dress somehow giving me après ski, Cher Horowitz, Mad Men, and Katy Perry in her candy color era vibes all at once.

    Model in white and light blue plaid long sleeve mini sweater dress
    Confetti Boutique

    Confetti Boutique is an adorable and affordable woman-owned shop based in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Get it from Confetti Boutique for $50 (available in sizes S–L).

    29. A tie-waist balloon-sleeve sweater dress that looks high fashion but has a super-low price tag.,

    Promising review: "My new favorite dress! It fits like a dream and is super comfortable. The tie looks really great around my waist. I'm planning on buying other colors." —DylanRileysMommy

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in 31 colors)

    30. A surprisingly comfy bodycon mini dress equally awesome for rocking on its own (just add heels, sneakers, whatever) or layering with a scarf, jacket, or sweater. It'd be a great blank canvas for some serious statement bling at a holiday party, too.,

    Promising review: "I loved this dress so much I ordered more in different prints. I love how it fits. Perfect long sleeves, T-shirt-like neckline, and super comfy and soft fabric. Love this dressed up or dressed down; it's my go to dress right now." —Gina Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 21 colors and prints and also in a sleeveless version).

    31. An honestly iconic colorblocked blazer dress that comes complete with a complementary belt bag perfect for storing all the, well, compliments it'll score ya.

    model in navy mini with pink buttons, pockets, and pocket square and a yellow and pink belt bag
    Lilly's Kloset

    It's from a Black woman-owned, Houston-based small business!

    Promising review: "I first saw this blazer dress on Lilly’s Kloset’s IG before it was added to the site and knew I just had to have it. It gives rich, bossy vibes. I got so many compliments! I ordered a medium. I often struggle between deciding to buy a medium or large. I went with a medium in this and it still fit well. The large would’ve given my hips a little more breathing room but the top part would’ve been too big on me." —Jodi S.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $118 (available in sizes S–3XL).

    32. A retro-inspired sheer panel dress I'm sure will ~mesh~ well with your fave flats, heels, and boots. Another reason people love it? It has pockets!!!,

    Promising review: "I had been eyeing a similar dress that was on an expensive pinup clothing site but couldn't bring myself to pay nearly $100 for it when my friend sent me the link to this dress. I bought it with low expectations due to it being priced so reasonably. Can't expect high quality when you pay $20, right? WRONG! I was SO happy when it came in. It fit perfectly and is so well made! I added a petticoat. One isn't needed but I like how it looked. I got compliments all night." —Sherri G.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 4/6–18/20 and in seven styles).

    33. A beautifully boho mini dress sure to make you wanna hide both your diamonds and your exes, because it's giving me vibes that are *more* than a little bit Alexis., Amazon

    Will I ever again be able to see a flippy floral dress without thinking of the PR queen of Schitt's Creek? Probably not.

    Promising review: "This dress is stunning!!!! 😍😍😍 Based on other reviews I ordered up a size because others said the length of the sides of the dress was a little short. This dress fit perfect!!!! I got so many compliments on it. Definitely recommend ordering up a size though if you are tall. The drawstring in the middle will give it as fitted of a look as you want." —Kala Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 prints).

    34. And finally, the holiday season gown you've always dreamed of, but never dreamed could be under $100.


    Get it from Francesca's for $98 (available in sizes XS–L).

    You, admiring your new wardrobe full of fabulous dresses:

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