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    32 Dresses You Can Totally Wear With Or Without Tights

    So. Versatile.

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    1. A collared number in a polkadot print for that effortlessly put together look you've been searching for.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $79 (available in sizes XXS-4XL).

    2. A shift dress with sheer embroidered sleeves you'll want to wear every single day โ€” which you totally should.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE the dress! I purchased it with very low expectation as it is priced inexpensively. Turns out it is actually a nice dress! It is thick, not see through at all and does not feel cheap. The see through sleeves were intact and the pearls were nice. I purchased this dress just because and ended up wearing it to a wedding, and when my husband saw it he was quite impressed and even asked me what we paid for it. He couldn't believe it was under 20 bucks! Totally worth buying, great piece to your closet." โ€”Josie Catrox

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XSโ€“XXL and 11 styles).

    3. A striped sheath dress to the tell the world you ๐Ÿ‘ mean ๐Ÿ‘business๐Ÿ‘!

    Banana Republic

    Get it on sale from Banana Republic for $77+ (originally $129; available in regular and tall sizes 0-20 and in navy).

    4. A sweet little swing dress your leather jacket is practically begging you to buy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wore this dress to a college semi-formal this winter. It was perfect for the cold weather, I got so many compliments, and it is VERY flowy. I usually struggle with things being tight on my chest, but I didn't have that problem with this dress." โ€”Grace INGRAM

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors).

    5. A casual pencil dress featuring a funky neckline, because your business attire deserves something as lovely as this.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and five colors).

    6. A puff sleeve dress in a charming pink/purple taffeta that comes with a literal bow collar making it the perfect gift...to yourself.

    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $109 (available in sizes 2-10).

    7. A high-low plaid dress, because EVERY closet needs a go-to plaid outfit for the fall. Now you can ~check~ that must-have off the list!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this dress. If you're a smaller frame, I would suggest ordering your true size, but if you have a little extra meat on your bones, I would order a size up. I can't wait to receive them in the mail. I ordered two this time because I know the XXL will fit. The material is very good โ€” NOT CHEAP AT ALL!!! The dress looked really cute on and I would highly recommend buying this dress. I LOVE IT!!!" โ€”Sasha LaRue

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 10 colors).

    8. A simple little sweater dress with a tie waist so cozy, you'll want to live in it all chilly season long.

    Eloquii

    Get it from Eloquii for $99.95 (available in sizes 14-28 and in black).

    9. A flirty number with ruffles and polkadot print that'll look just as cute in the summer as it will in the winter.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute! I wore it for Christmas with leggings, boots and added a black belt. I can see how this dress can be worn during all seasons, itโ€™s versatile. I have seven kids and finding this dress was such a happy relief because itโ€™s stylish but different then all the dresses Iโ€™ve seen in the stores. Iโ€™m 5โ€™9 and usually wear a medium dress but I ordered the large and it was a great fit." โ€”mj

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and nine colors).

    10. A cotton blend wrap sure to make you feel incredibly trendy, but also very comfortable โ€” and we love both of those things!

    Amazon

    Just a heads up, many reviewers suggest ordering a size up!

    Promising review: "Super cute and comfortable. I was looking for something simple to wear around for like going to the market or running errands, and I saw this. I am glad I read the reviews and went a size up so it fits. I just ordered another one in blue. You should go up a size and you will like the dress for sure." โ€”Dung

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in four colors and other styles).

    11. A staple LBD featuring a subtle The Nightmare Before Christmas print and sheer neckline that your October wardrobe will surely *fall* for.

    Torrid

    Get it from Torrid for $54.43 (originally $74.90; available in sizes 10-30).

    12. A color-block knit option you can throw on in the morning and look cute as all get-out. Yay for minimal effort!

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $15 (available in XS-XL and three colors).

    13. A lightweight hoodie dress (hello layering!) to prove to the world that wearing a dress doesn't have to mean dressing up.

    Cindy Casimir / amazon.com / Ebony / amazon.com

    Promising review: "I generally fit the standard US 2X size. I went according to the sizing chart given and ordered a 3X. The garment hugs my curves without being too tight. I bought this to wear to work. My work environment is casual and creative, so this fits the bill nicely. I am 5'4 and this goes down a little past my knees, so I could actually wear it as a dress. I have been wearing it with leggings and sneakers, and it would also be cute with boots and tights! The fabric is lightweight but still warm, and it's a very nice all-season layering piece." โ€”Little Miss Moscow

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X, 21 colors, and two sleeve length options).

    14. A STUNNING sequin dress guaranteed to shine at all your fancy winter events โ€” lookin' at you, New Year's Eve!

    Express

    Get it from Express for $118 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    15. An inexpensive tunic available in tons of colors and striped-prints so ya might as well stock up and buy a bunch.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Peep the button detailing that goes up the side!

    Promising review: "This tunic is incredibly soft and comfortable! Love the length โ€” not too short and not too long. It's also not too flowy and not too tight. I can wear this to so many different things. The decorative buttons are nice, the seam is stitched underneath so there is no gaping. The neckline is nice, and I love the purple color. I will probably order some more colors too! I have had four kids and I'm still working on losing my baby weight. I ordered XL and I normally wear a large or XL." โ€”Merissa Colbert

    Get it from Amazon for $18.59+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 11 prints/colors).

    16. A flowy chiffon option featuring a crinkled effect and jersey slip liner (comfyyy!) that's as equally darling as it is comfortable.

    HM

    Get it from H&M for $49.99 (available in sizes 0-18 and three prints)

    17. A cold-shoulder ruffle dress that belonged in your wardrobe like, yesterday. This and your best leather jacket? 11/10.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $35 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

    18. A scoop-neck knit option people will think you got from a very expensive department store, and we don't think you should correct them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an absolutely superb dress!!! The fit looks tailor-made, the quality is exceptional, and the look is incredible! I loved so much that I ordered two more!" โ€”Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $35.19+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    19. A striped flare dress to give your closet a casual, work-appropriate, and stylish go-to option.

    Loft

    Get it from Loft for $89.50 (available in regular, petite, and tall sizes XXS-XXL, and plus sizes 14-26).

    20. A tie-waisted mini you and your wallet will want to ~tie the knot~ with.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of those finds that will restore your faith after a bunch of bad choices. The color was gorgeous as well, and it slides off the shoulders just beautifully. I will be ordering a black one ASAP, and probably a blue one...omg they're so pretty. You can dress it up with heels, or down with leggings and boots." โ€”Hailey

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

    21. A goooorgeous floral smock that'll have everyone asking where they can get one of their own.

    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $64 (available in sizes 12-26).

    22. A turtleneck sweater dress you can dress up or down, layer, or pair with accessories for a variety looks. I mean, just look at this queen reviewer dishing out some impressive style:

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I donโ€™t normally wear form-fitting clothes but got bought this to layer with jackets, vests, and ponchos. The cut is very flattering and classy. Also the fabric is quality and thick so great in the winter. Fits as expected and hits mid-shin. Great on its own or to layer with jackets. Wear it all the time!" โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 14 colors).

    23. A super fierce cardigan dress for that effortlessly put-together look you'll really appreciate on the days when you're runnin' late.

    River Island

    Get it from River Island for $84 (available in sizes 14-24).

    24. A plaid shirtdress with a ruffle collar for days when you want to feel comfortable but *also* look chic (me all the time).

    Gap

    Get it from Gap for $69.95 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and tall, regular, and petite sizes, and three prints).

    25. A drop-waist dress in a zebra print. Cute? Check. Comfy? Double check.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I didn't expect much for the price but I was very satisfied. The material is a lightweight sort of sweater material. It fits well. I got tons of compliments when I wore it for the first time. And it washed well with 10 minute spin in the dryer and hang. Perfect to wear again!" โ€”Sherwood Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and 13 prints/colors).

    26. A belted shirt dress that'll layer perfectly with coats, fun tights, and boots, and *still* catch everyone's eye.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $99 (available in UK sizes 4-30 and five prints/colors).

    27. A cutie babydoll dress so fabulous you should probably wear it to work, or class, or while running errands, or just all the time.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes XS-XL and four prints/colors).

    28. A basic T-shirt dress made for layering. It'll happily take the back seat so your boots, scarves, and other accessories can shine.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I work in an office in a major metropolitan area. This dress is perfect for work or casual outings. You can dress it up or down. It is exactly what I hoped it would be โ€” flattering and super comfortable. The pockets are great. I layered with a full microfiber slip, opaque tights, boots, and chunky jewelry. Thinking of ordering more colors!" โ€”GoldenEra711

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 18 colors).

    29. A button-up sweater dress with balloon sleeves and in a knit fabric that you can probably just live in, it's so cute.

    ModCloth

    Get it from Nordstrom for $69 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    30. A scallop-hemmed A-line dress you *have* to twirl in everywhere you go โ€” and that means from work straight to dinner. This is mandatory, I do not make the rules.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this dress! If you follow the sizing chart that they provide it's easy to get your correct size. For the amount you pay, you get much more than expected. The material is soft and not scratchy or cheap. The detail towards the bottom is crisp and clean. Iโ€™m 5โ€™1 and the dress hits above the knee which is a perfect size for me. The sleeves also reach my wrists. To compensate for my chest I had to get a large. I would definitely purchase again if anything ever happens to the old dress. EXTREMELY HAPPY." โ€”Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XSโ€“XL and in six colors).

    31. A darling space maxi that was destined to be in your closet โ€” ya know, because it was written in the stars.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it on sale from Nasty Gal for $42 (originally $70; available in sizes 0-10).

    32. And a denim zip-front mini to pair with literally every long-sleeve and T-shirt you own.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it on sale from Urban Outfitters for $39 (originally $69; available in sizes 0-12).

    We love a good, versatile dress!

    NBC

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