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    31 Spring And Summer Dresses You'll Want To Twirl In

    You go, twirl — most of these picks are under $50.

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

    1. A tiered, sleeveless gingham frock for anyone who has spent stay-at-home times realizing waistbands should be permanently cancelled and sack dresses should be permanently embraced. This baby will ~check~ all your boxes.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!! The material is so lightweight that it’s perfect for summer, and then the buffalo plaid will also look cute and trendy in fall with a jean jacket! Plus I LOVE that there are pockets. The dress is made really well; I was pleased to see it also had a lining so it’s not at all transparent. I saw another review that said it ran a little small and as someone between two sizes I sized up and I’m glad I did. I like that it is more flowy and comfortable-fitting! I will be wearing this dress all summer and then some!" —Theresa St Peter

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven prints).

    2. A button-front midi that is quite possibly the most perfect sundress of all time (it's got over 2,500 positive reviews!!!).,

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress.

    Promising review: "I'm one of those people that never writes reviews. I found this dress through a BuzzFeed article and couldn't resist the white sunflower one. The material is stretchy and just fits your body so well. I didn't have any problems with it being see-through while I was wearing light gray underwear. The length is cute. The buttons are fake, so they stay uniform all the way down. It's stretchy across the back of the bodice, so bigger-chested women would love this. My mom and I have completely different body types and the size large fits us both amazingly! I'm definitely going to try to order as many prints as I can!" —Courtney Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 35 colors and prints).

    3. A standout ruffled mini dress in a bold floral print to get (and keep) all eyes on you. Rock this all summer, then pop it on with tights for winter holiday parties.

    model in the sleeveless black and hot pink dress

    Promising review: "This dress is adorable, and the fabric is very nice. it looks way more expensive than it is. I can't wait to wear it." —Shelly

    Get it from Target for $36.99 (available in sizes XS-4X and in two patterns and in solid colors here).

    4. A swingy square-neck knit mini sure to make even the most casual sneakers and boots feel flirty as it swishes in the May breeze.


    Reviewers say the fit is roomy!

    Promising review: "Love this dress! Super comfortable. Perfect for summer. Casual and cute." —monica

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in five colors and prints).

    5. A flared vintage-inspired dress your inner Lucille Ball is begging you to own.,

    Over 4,000 vintage vixens have given this baby positive reviews, and some say they especially like to rock it with a petticoat underneath for extra poof. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress.

    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 $20.99+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and in 45 colors and prints).

    6. A super fun sequined slip dress for anyone who is hoping for Taylor Swift to bring us into 1989 era 2.0 this summer (please please please). You, dancing and lip synching in your living room to "New Romantics (Taylor's Version)" in this getup? Now that's the stuff of ~wildest dreams~.

    A model wearing the teal spaghetti strap mini dress

    The straps are adjustable and reviewers say it fits true to size! And yes, Swifties, I did notice this cutie was available in ✨13✨ colors. I see Easter eggs in my sleep these days.

    Promising review: "Absolutely loved this dress! Got it as a last-minute option for my bachelorette party and ended up wearing this dress to a club and was very comfortable in it. It is a sexy, shiny little dress and I can’t wait to wear it again." —Meggo

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 13 colors).

    7. A fun off-the-shoulder maxi dress with a hidden surprise — it's actually a romper! You'll feel so glam letting the fabric billow regally in your wake, without having to worry about a spring breeze heading your way and causing a Marilyn Monroe moment.,

    In fact, a breeze would probably only make this baby look even more photo shoot-worthy! And psst...some reviewers recommend sizing up. Also check out more of the best spring dresses on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I love this romper dress. I could wear it every day. I get so many compliments on it. 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 $25.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 14 prints).

    8. 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-XL and in eight colors).

    9. A smocked chambray option that pretty much looks like what would happen if Daphne Bridgerton discovered denim. Go ahead and twirl *and* promenade.

    model wearing the pale chambray midi dress with three-quarter puff sleeves

    Reviewers say the sleeves can easily be worn off the shoulder!

    Promising review: "I love the smocking on the dress and can't wait to feel the warmth of the sun on my shoulders and back that the dress will allow for." —melissa g.

    Get it from Eloquii for $139.95 (available in sizes 14-28).

    10. A cute-as-a-~button~ fit-and-flare dress here to spare you the trouble of having to pull on both a top and a skirt in the morning. You can use all that extra time to check yourself out in the mirror. 😍


    Promising review: "I cannot express in words how much I love this dress. It’s perfect and super professional. Love wearing to work because it’s a little past the knees and has this '70s retro vibe. Love love love it!" —RaineandMatt

    Get it from Amazon for $27.90 (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 colors and prints).

    11. A simple tiered midi that could work as a house dress or a casual day out dress. Its flowy shape is sure to catch the breeze, whether it's from the actual great outdoors or your trusty fan.

    Beginning Boutique

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

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $69.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    12. A mixed-print masterpiece of a midi, because why decide between gingham and florals when you can twirl around in both at the same dang time?

    model wearing long sleeve black and white gingham dress with pink roses and a tie detail at the bust

    Get it from Asos for $56 (available in UK sizes 16-32).

    13. A downright gorgeous pleated off-the-shoulder dress that'll make you feel so fabulous, you'll cry tiers of joy.,

    Promising review: "OMG! Awesome!!!!! It drapes beautifully. I plan to wear it on my shoulders, and the elastic seems strong enough to hold. I bought the white and it’s light and airy — not see though at all. I'm so thrilled. I will buy it in black ASAP!" —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors)

    14. A tiered tee dress, because who says a dress comfy enough to be loungewear can't also make you feel glam???


    Promising review: "I live outside of Las Vegas and wanted something cute but comfortable to wear in the heat. This dress fits the bill perfectly! The fabric is so soft. I received three compliments on the day I wore the dress. I'm so happy with this purchase!" —Rach

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 21 colors and prints).

    15. A yellow tulle confection, which, if you listen closely, you can hear whisper-screaming "summer, summer, summer..." like Ms. Darbus's homeroom at the beginning of HSM 2.

    model wearing the knee-length sleeveless dress with tie shoulders and a smocked bodice

    Get it from ModCloth for $79 (available in sizes XS-1X).

    16. A polka dot T-shirt dress with pockets and a perfect fit-and-flare shape. Whether you add a long necklace and pretty sandals or just toss it on with white sneakers, it'll be absolutely aww-dorable.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress. I ordered the large because I’m large in the breast area and I was worried it would be too tight, but I honestly could have gotten away with the medium, so I would say this dress is pretty true to size. The overall dress is great quality, soft, and comfortable, the pockets aren't skimpy or small, and the dress isn't see-through. I want one in every color." —Tasia B

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 styles, including some with long sleeves).

    17. An absolutely beautiful and twirl-ready printed maxi dress you'll be so excited to rock to every spring and summer outdoor event. The beautiful weather will be nowhere near as gorgeous as *you*.,

    The buttons stop around your knee, so the bottom's free to flow dramatically in the breeze. It's no wonder this beauty has over 2,000 5-star reviews!

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim and was a little skeptical about it, but I shouldn't have been. I've never received so many compliments on a dress before. I wore it on a trip to the Biltmore Estate with my husband and in-laws, and we honestly couldn't get through the day without someone stopping me every few minutes to ask where I got my dress or to tell me how gorgeous it was. It flowed beautifully on that windy day. I'm so obsessed with it, I even bought two more in different colors. I highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 23 prints).

    18. A drop-waist rainbow dress that's basically sunshine in sartorial form.

    business owner wearing the rainbow stripe knee-length dress with short ruffle sleeves and ruffled neckline
    The Tiny Tassel

    This cuteness is from The Tiny Tassel, a Black woman-owned, Charleston-based business that specializes in cheerful accessories (often featuring, yup, tassels) and clothes (handmade by the founder's mom!).

    Get it from The Tiny Tassel for $128 (available in sizes XS-L).

    19. A dance-party-ready, strappy-back dress over 2,000 reviewers love for helping them look classy even if they're ~strapped~ for cash.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this dress for a wedding. I was a little nervous about the low back; I can’t/won’t go without a bra and pasties don’t work for me. I was happy to see that the straps were adjustable, so my strapless bra worked perfectly with it. I got tons of compliments all night, and who doesn’t love a dress with pockets? The fabric is stretchy so you have a little wiggle room on the size." —Mandee

    Get it from Amazon for $35.92 (available in sizes 0-20 and in 24 colors and prints).

    20. A pretty and special-occasion-ready lace sleeveless dress with a midi hemline but maximum fabulousness.,

    Also, re: the review pic on the right, can I just say that pastels + light wash denim = 😍😍😍?!

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing and I HIGHLY recommend it. I wore it to a bridal shower and it was the talk of the party. I received multiple compliments. Two women actually went onto Amazon and purchased it right then. Great quality and the fit is perfect!" —Christine Earing

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in seven colors).

    21. A cutout floral jacquard beauty to turn heads everywhere you go. Time to treat everyone you pass on the sidewalk to a fashion show.

    model wearing the below the knee dress colorblocked with burgundy and yellow floral jacquard with elbow sleeves and a cutout at the waist
    Autumn Adeigbo

    Autumn Adeigbo is a Black woman-owned designer fashion brand and my current style obsession. Her bold, cheerful, and glam clothing is made to order in female-owned factories and facilities and her clothes and accessories have been rocked by the likes of Amanda Gorman, Kerry Washington, Busy Philipps, and Mindy Kaling. Hi yes hello, I would like to join the club.

    Get it from Autumn Adeigbo for $785 (available in sizes 0-16 and in seven prints).

    22. A sweet sheer-paneled, collared tunic dress with floral embroidery that's equally fabulous with or without a belt and that you're sure to get ~sew~ many compliments on.,

    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 $32.98+ (available in sizes 0X-4X and in four colors)

    23. A pastel floral number for anyone who's into the cottagecore look but so done with sticking to neutral colors. This pick will have all eyes on ~hue~.

    model in bracelet-sleeve purple, yellow, and white floral midi dress with ruffle details

    It's machine-washable!

    Get it from ModCloth for $99 (available in sizes 0-26W).

    24. A showstopping eyelet midi you probably shouldn't wear anywhere you plan to be in a hurry, since people will constantly be stopping to ask where you got it.

    Lilly Pulitzer

    Promising review: "I bought this dress for my graduation and it is gorgeous! Fits true to size." —Herbie

    Get it from Lilly Pulitzer for $298 (available in sizes 00-14).

    25. A ruffled floral midi so stunning, it could easily pass for designer. Plus, it's the perfect length to show off some equally fabulous shoes., Amazon

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this dress! I love it!! The fit is amazing. The material is lovely. The top, front, and bottom of the dress are lined with a light material, which is perfect. You still get the flowy feel. I just want to twirl around in this dress. My young adult daughter loves it as well!! I couldn’t be happier. It will be my go-to dress this summer!" —Carla J. Reid

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    26. A Blair Waldorf-worthy watercolor print belted dress basically made for a (future) night of dancing with friends, following an evening of dancing in the mirror.

    model wearing the pink, green, black, purple, and red print belted halter dress
    Lilly's Kloset

    This beauty is from a Black woman-owned business!

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $98 (available in sizes 2XL-4XL or in sizes S-L here).

    27. A richly-hued, high-low, off-the-shoulder number that'll steal the scene pretty much anywhere. Just ask the 2,000+ people who've left positive reviews.,

    Reviewers say it runs true to size! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress.

    Promising review: "Okay, I love this dress! It's great quality and fits me like I had it tailor-made. There are so many colors, but I wanted the yellow and I'm so happy I made the purchase! When wearing a strapless bra, I'm always concerned that my girls won't sit up, but the dress fit me perfectly in the bust area, so much so it helped keep me up. 😍😍 I felt beautiful in this dress and I'll purchase another color soon." —DaughterOfaKing7

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors).

    28. A sweet eyelet midi sure to make you say, "I can't believe eyelet myself go this long without finding the perfect summer dress."

    model wearing the sleeveless green eyelet dress
    J Crew Factory

    Reviewers say it runs a bit large!

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $46.50 (available in sizes 00-18 and in three colors).

    29. A gorgeous lace cocktail number ideal for any upcoming outdoor occasions. I'll leave it up to you to explain to your relatives that you missed half of your cousin's wedding ceremony because you were busy frolicking in the grass in this baby.,

    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 to death! Buy it!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in seven colors).

    30. A romantic floral sundress to make every outing in the beautiful summer weather even better. Add some simple sandals, your favorite shades, and a cross-body bag for sunny day perfection.

    model wearing the blue and white midi dress with tie shoulder straps
    Confetti Boutique

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

    Get it from Confetti Boutique for $49 (available in sizes S-L).

    31. An amazing mixed leopard print maxi just begging to be paired with some major earrings and major attitude.

    model wearing sleeveless ruffle-detail dress with white and brown, cream and brown, and black and brown leopard print
    Ann Taylor

    Get it from Ann Taylor for $169 (available in sizes 00–18 regular, 00–16 petite, and 0–16 tall).

    You twirling around nonstop in your new fave dress:


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