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    27 Of The Best Summer Dresses You Can Get On Amazon

    Refusing to wear pants until Labor Day, tbh.

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    1. A possibly perfect strappy midi with pockets that you should probably buy in every print — it's ready to become your summer 2019 uniform., Amazon

    It's got over 1,000 positive reviews! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this beauty.

    Promising review: "If you've heard good things about this dress, they're true! I'm one of those people who 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 grey underwear. The length is cute, it hugs you in the right spots, and the buttons are fake so they stay uniform all the way down. It's stretchy across the back of the bodice, so bigger-chested people would love this. Me and my mom have completely different body types and the large fits us both amazingly! I'm definitely going to try to order as many prints as I can!" —Courtney Clark

    Price: $19.99 (available in 33 colors and prints)

    2. A soft and effortless maxi, which over 1,500 reviewers think is to tie-dye for.,

    Reviewers say it runs large!

    Promising review: "JUST BUY THIS. Five minutes after I got it, it was instantly my favorite summer dress. It fits just as I wanted — drapey, but not baggy. When I first opened the package, I thought 'Uh oh, the fabric looks clingy' — well, that was totally wrong. It's very flattering on. The fabric is super soft to the touch and breathes well, and I love the pattern. You can wear this like a beach coverup or dress it up for a nice summer outfit. It has pockets below the hips which don't look lumpy. I'm 57, and don't feel ridiculous wearing this; it's a classic cut that works well for all ages. The fabric resists wrinkles, and if there are any, they fall out when you wear the dress — perfect for stuffing in a weekend bag. Honestly, this is the best clothing buy I've made in a long time." —Leslie A. Holbrook

    Check out more of the best maxi dresses you can get on Amazon.

    Price: $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 10 colors)

    3. A cutout mini T-shirt dress that — judging by the 1,000+ positive reviews — you probably shouldn't give ~the cold shoulder~.,

    Promising review: "I love floral dresses for summer events and this dress is so gorgeous. It's so comfortable. The fabric is so soft, but not see-through. The style is very flowy and perfect for a hot summer day with the cold shoulder design. It took me a minute of wearing this dress to realize IT HAS POCKETS. Dresses with pockets are always a plus for me. I can not only store cash, keys, and phones but also my hands for awkward conversations — amazing! Overall I love this dress and would definitely recommend it. I'm thinking of getting one in a different color as well." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $11.60+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 41 colors and prints, including some long-sleeved versions)

    4. A beachy wrap dress in a gorgeous print to help you start a ~pattern~ of great summer style.

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    Promising review: "I have never been more excited to write a review. I'm 5'3", I weigh 155 pounds, and my breast size is a triple D, sometimes an E. Being short and curvy, it’s really hard to find something that fits in all the right areas. I end up buying things and either loving them or having to send them back (usually it’s sending them back). This dress fit like a glove and made me look absolutely beautiful. I ordered two more." —Kimberly Jenkins

    Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 patterns)

    5. A fun tropical maxi you absolutely should not ~leaf~ for the beach without.,

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews! Get yourself this dress! I cannot recommend it enough! I'm working through a lot of self-esteem issues, but this dress made me feel BEAUTIFUL, sexy, and confident. All things I haven't felt like in a while. Seriously, wearing it I felt like an ethereal wood nymph roaming the streets of Paris. It definitely gave me a much-needed confidence boost." —BRENDA RODRIGUEZ

    Price: $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X-4X and in 20 styles)

    6. A straight-up stunning printed maxi that has already made over 2,500 reviewers feel absolutely fabulous., @pronounced_ahhna / Via

    The buttons stop around your knee, so the bottom's free to flow dramatically in the summer breeze.

    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

    Price: $26.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 28 prints)

    7. A sweet embroidered bell sleeve frock you can wear to oh-sew many different occasions.,

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful! It's made of a really nice material that's thick and not see-through at all. The embroidery on the chest and sleeves is almost perfect. It hits at a great length — it's not too short and not too long. There are so many different ways you can wear this dress, from dressing it up for a wedding with some heels to wearing it to a BBQ with some flats or sandals. I will definitely be recommending this dress and wearing it a lot!" —Kelsey

    Price: $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 10 colors and prints)

    8. A polka dot T-shirt dress with pockets that you may never want to take off. You live in this dress now.,

    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

    Price: $32.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors)

    9. A breezy boho mini dress with a comfy elastic waist so you'll actually want to wear it all dang day., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is literally my favorite summer dress!!! The material is very thin, but honestly I didn’t feel that it was inappropriate or that anyone could see anything. I'm a curvier woman and the dress is incredibly flattering. I ordered an extra large and it fit perfectly. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on this dress!" —Makennamm

    Price: $22.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 32 colors and prints)

    10. A basic henley dress sure to become a wardrobe staple — you can rock it by itself now and with tights and jackets come fall.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It's super cute and can go with anything. I like that it's very light and breathable. I wore this to a backyard barbecue and it was a hit. I will say be cautious because if you are tall, it can be a little short." —Island Envy

    Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors)

    11. A fun off-the-shoulder maxi with a hidden surprise — it's actually a romper! In other words, no worries if a summer breeze heads your way and you're not in the mood for a Marilyn Monroe moment., Amazon

    In fact, a breeze would probably only make this baby look even more photo shoot-worthy!

    Promising review: "I love this romper dress. I could wear it every day. I get so many compliments on it. I'm 5'10" and 180 pounds with big boobs. An extra large 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

    Price: $18.99 (available in sizes S-3X and in eight prints)

    12. A flirty tie-front dress that might break hearts, but will absolutely knot break the bank.


    It has a smocked, stretchy back and the straps are adjustable!

    Promising review: "I ordered this dress in black. It’s for a date night with the hubs. It’s perfect! It actually couldn’t be any better and it fits like a glove. I’m 5’2”, 165 lbs, and a C cup. I got a size large. The tie in the front is great because you can adjust it to your fit. I was able to tie it tightly enough to give me the support I needed to feel totally comfortable without a bra. I’m short, so the skirt was more of a tea length on me, but I liked it. The buttons are real buttons and you can show a little more leg on the bottom if you want. The material feels slightly thick and of good quality. I'm so glad I bought this!" —Mike Haskell

    Price: $25.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors)

    13. A ruffled floral midi so stunning, it'll have you crying tiers of joy.

    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

    Price: $33.19+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors)

    14. A faux-wrap dress that's really cute for everything from work to a wedding.,

    Promising review: "I bought this dress for a professional conference in a few weeks. The dress looks perfect. It goes to my knees and the chest area is very modest and appropriate for my conference, but if I throw on a statement necklace it could just as easily be something I wear to a musical or nice event. The fabric doesn’t stick to anything, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how thick the material is. I don't need a slip or undershirt." —Skye C.

    Price: $16.99 (available in sizes 14W-26W and in 13 colors and prints)

    15. A posh printed shirtdress you'll wear to the office all summer long. And if you sweat on your commute as much as I do? No worries — this number is machine-washable!


    This cutie is actually from one of Amazon's in-house fashion brands!

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a dress that's cute yet professional and this is it! It runs a little big so I sized down one size. It's the perfect length for work. It's also lined, so there were no issues with the fabric being see-through. It's very flattering on my curvy figure." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $18+ (available in sizes 0-16 and in two prints)

    16. A gorgeous maxi that brings so much drama, Andy Cohen is gonna want to talk about it., Amazon

    The ribbon belt is removable so you can also cinch it with a belt of your own or opt for a boho vibe and (*extremely Elsa voice*) let it flow, let it flow!!!

    Promising review: "This dress is so incredibly gorgeous. I've been very into the high neckline trend and I think it's so flattering. I ordered the XL in the 125 cm length and it fits like a dream. I'm 5'4" and it's about two or three inches from the ground, so I can wear it with flats or heels without worrying about it getting dirty. I love that it comes with a little matching string to tie at the waist for a more fitted look. It's so comfortable and flowy. It's exactly what I was looking for and the colors are gorgeous. :)" —Paisley

    Price: $29.99+ (available in sizes S-L in regular and petite fits and L-XXL in regular and tall fits and in 24 styles)

    17. A strappy mini covered in sweet sunflowers that you should van Gogh add to your cart right now.,

    It's got over 1,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "This is probably one of my favorite online clothing purchases ever. You never quite know what you're going to get, but this one actually exceeded my expectations. It's short, but not too short. The sunflower print gives off a totally '90s Saved By the Bell vibe that I really dig. It's very cute and fits very well. I'm anywhere between a 12 and14, sometimes even a 16, with a C/D chest. I got it in a large. Just get it. You'll like it." —Cathryn

    Price: $17.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 28 colors and prints)

    18. An effortlessly chic high-neck shift that looks way more expensive than it is, I ~shift~ you not., Amazon

    And OMG, the one on the right is printed with tigers and toucans!?!

    Promising review: "I ordered this dress for a wedding and got so many compliments on it. I wear a size 12 or 14 and I got this in a large. It fit perfectly and was very flattering. There's a liner underneath so it's not see-through except right above the knees, which makes it flattering and stylish. I am 49 and felt like this dress was stylish and looked more expensive than what I paid for it. I'm VERY pleased!" —Kindle Customer

    Price: $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and in 28 prints)

    19. An absolutely ~jawsome~ shark-print skater dress you'll want to sink your teeth into during Shark Week and the rest of the year, too.,

    Promising review: "This print is so fun. I'm in love with it. I've bought 11 of the skater and sleeveless dresses from this brand so far, and they are incredible. I wear a 3X-4X in most brands, but friends told me to go up a size for my large bust. I did that, and the fit is perfect. These dresses look so simple, but the cut is magic. They are incredibly flattering. I have friends of all shapes, sizes, and heights, and nearly everyone raves about these. The quality is really good. I was wary of the polyester/spandex mix, but it's breathable, super-comfortable, and soft. I can't get over all the prints. I love alternative looks, and it's so hard for plus-size folks to find cute clothes that aren't frumpy or ill-cut. These are fun and flattering, and I will be buying more styles." —Rachel S Runyan

    Price: $18+ (available in sizes XS-5X and in 19 prints)

    20. A cute tunic with a built-in UV protection factor of 50+ for those days when the summer sun is really just a little (*extremely Carly Rae Jepsen voice*) TOO MUCH.


    It's also machine washable!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. It's very true to size. The fit is comfortable and a little loose. It's the perfect travel dress; I didn't have to iron it after taking it out of my suitcase. I simply hung it up and by the next morning it was ready to wear. I loved it so much, I ended up buying a second dress in a different color so that I'd have two when I travel." —Tracy H.

    Price: $44.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 18 prints)

    21. A romantic cold shoulder midi you can easily dress up with heels and jewelry or down with sandals and a jean jacket.,

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh this dress! I can never find good dresses in stores and bought this one on a whim because I needed one. This dress is PERFECT. I'm 5'10" and around a size 12, and dresses are usually either too short on me or flare out in all the wrong places. This one does not! It has a flattering silhouette and is long enough to be true tea length on me. I ordered a large and it fit perfectly. The neckline is pretty low, even with adjustable straps, so that's something to consider, but didn't bother me. Since it's a chiffon-like material, it looks and feels dressier than a normal sundress." —SHANNON

    Price: $34.95 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in four prints)

    22. A bright floral maxi dress complete with pockets that's as comfy as a nightgown but approximately a zillion times more stylish.,

    Promising review: "I love how this dress fits. The fabric is amazingly soft. I could hang out in this dress all day long, even while at home." —Michelle Hensley

    Price: $26.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in five prints)

    23. A cozy as heck off-the-shoulder maxi so you'll be cool and comfy at every summer party while everyone in stiff, structured dresses sweats their butt off.,

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite dress! I absolutely love it. I go back and forth between an L and an XL and ordered an XL to be safe. It's a little big, but overall a great dress! It's lightweight enough to be extremely comfortable and breathable, but heavy enough that you can't see what's underneath. I highly recommend!" —T

    Price: $18.09+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 10 colors and prints)

    24. A super soft striped midi everyone will be ~lining~ up to get a look at.,

    Promising review: "The fabric feels like Lularoe legging material, but somehow manages to wear with a flowy fit and doesn’t feel clingy. I ordered an XL, which is what I typically order in dresses from Amazon, and it fits just as I would expect. It’s great because it feels so comfortable (almost like a nightgown), but the stripes elevate the look so that it’s definitely office-appropriate with a nice pair of wedge sandals. I think I’ll also wear this with a denim jacket (sleeves rolled up) and Keds for a more casual look. Love it!!" —Olldashi

    Price: $34.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors)

    25. A cute tunic dress with breezy crocheted sleeves that are a ~sheer~ delight., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's the perfect summer dress. I threw this on for a day full of errands and the lightweight material and open sleeves kept me cool in this hot LA weather!" —TiaAleseWong

    Price: $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors)

    26. A sexy Sam Edelman one-shoulder number sure to make you the center of attention, but you don't mind. You're ready to ging-ham it up.

    Amazon, Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    I have this dress and love it! Sam Edelman is known for the fabulous quality of his shoes, but apparently his clothes are just as great. I always know that ordering somewhat fitted/not-stretchy dresses, especially ones with funky necklines, is a big risk. I was FLOORED when this fit like a damn glove. I've never been able to wear a one-shoulder dress casually before. While I am dying to feel the warm summer breeze on my shoulders in this baby, I've also worn it popped over a tee when it was colder/I needed to be more modest, and I felt confident as heck. It was super true to size for me and I assume it would be for other small-chested folks, but if you're busty you might want to size up!

    Price: $47.48+ (available in sizes 2-14).

    27. A drapey midi with adjustable straps and an elastic waist so it'll fit like a dream.,

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this dress! It's so light and so comfortable! I’m 5’2” and 138 lbs and I ordered a medium. I had a little room but it fit perfectly! I bought the sapphire blue and I'm going to buy the black and potentially the green as well!" —Morgan Tecchio

    Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors)

    Now go forth and twirl!


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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