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    27 Gorgeous Dresses That Deserve To Be Danced In

    So turn on your favorite song and get to it.

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    1. A classic midi dress with laser-cut sleeves and hemline to bring a little fancy to your everyday lewk.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X and in black colors).

    Promising review: "Fantastic buy! What a steal!! This is such a nice dress. It’s definitely a midi length with good lining so it’s not see through. The fabric seems pretty durable, and there is a good amount of stretch at the waistline." —Carley

    It's also available in a shorter skater dress style in sizes for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    2. A full-skirted plaid dress perfect for going on woodsy fall strolls or wearing to holiday parties.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 21 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I don't know if I have ever been this in LOVE with a dress! The dress was perfectly comfortable in the bust and armpit areas, allowing for complete range of motion, and fell right below my knees. I purchased this dress for a garden party and it literally turned heads everywhere I went! I don't know that I have ever been so complimented or admired for an outfit ever before! Hands down, this is among the BEST purchases I have made on Amazon! You can't beat the price and the fabric is wonderful, comfortable, and has a little stretch to it, which is always nice. I would give this dress 10 stars if I could!" —Lauren S.

    3. A '20s-inspired stunner with an all-over fringe to make your (already excellent) dance moves look even better.

    Eloquii

    Get it from Eloquii for $129.95 (available in sizes 16–28).

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful on — feels great, is so much fun to wear and I got so many compliments while wearing it!" —Susanna P.

    4. A v-neck rockabilly dress you can layer with a poofy petticoat for the ultimate in dance wear.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 20 colors and styles).

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress. I am rather short so the actual length of the waist to the shoulders was slightly too long, but it rests nicely and still looks like it fits. I got to wear it to a concert on a date night and it held up against dancing, sitting, twirling and eating. Only note, it easily wrinkles. Other than that, the dress is wonderful and with a petty coat, I feel absolutely beautiful in the dress!!!!" —Lottie Carson

    Get the perfect petticoat to go with it from Amazon for $8.69+ (available in sizes S–4X and 16 colors).

    5. A plunging maxi that'll inspire you to break out into a...well...polka. Break out the accordion!

    Abercrombie

    Get it from Abercrombie for $88 (available in sizes XXS–XL, petite, regular, and tall and in a red floral print)

    6. An off-the-shoulder number with all-over lace so every day can feel like a garden party. And unlike some lace, reviewers note this material is soft, so it'll stay comfy through a long night of boogieing.

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    This gorgeous number has just about 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in XS–XXL and seven colors and in a long-sleeve version).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. The lace is so soft and the shoulders are reinforced with a non-slip strap. I couldn't be happier with it!" —Solomega

    7. A gorgeous beaded dress inspired by the 1920s. You just need to choose between the Charleston, Jitterbug, or Lindyhop.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 13 colors).

    Promising review: "This dress is SO lovely in person! It looks way more expensive than it actually is! It fits well but is definitely curve-hugging. The dress is very comfortable. I just couldn't believe all the beading and extensive detail on it. I'd love to have it in a few different colors!" —Amazon Customer

    8. A pleated trapeze dress in, like, the prettiest red there ever was.

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    Get it from Asos for $30.50 (originally $51; available in sizes 2–12).

    9. A lace-topped midi dress you honestly might regret buying because you'll be stopped for compliments every five minutes. Wear to a wedding at your own risk.

    Bought this dress for a wedding, received so many compliments, it was insane! Nordstorm quality dress on an Amazon.com budget. Im 5'5, 160, bought a large.

    I'm not joking — 148 different reviewers talked about the number of compliments they got wearing this!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors and styles).

    Promising review: "It fit so beautifully!!! I was so pleased and almost every person I passed was in love with the dress and asked where I got it. I would totally buy it in more colors. It was very well made and felt expensive! Must buy" —Amazon Customer

    10. A cocktail midi with a fluted hem and an open back so you can stun from 360°.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $37.97 (available in sizes S–XL and in black).

    Promising review: "I have a long torso and long arms but this dress fits me super well. The length is perfect and and material used is soft and stretchy making it super comfortable. I received lots of compliments on it." —Paddy Dwight

    11. A sheer and flowy wrap dress to add a little sparkle to your life — good luck not wearing this to every occasion you have.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $99 (available in sizes 14–24)

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful! It runs a little larger than the sizes indicate, but not by much. It’s also incredibly comfortable. I wore this for NYE, and I was comfortable all night." —Mariebell

    12. A button-front maxi with eyelet and ladder lace detailing that's equal parts boho casual and teatime elegant.

    amazon.com

    One reviewer layered a cropped band tee over this dress for *such* a cute casual look!

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98+ (available in sizes 0–12 and in pink).

    Promising review: "This was a perfect last minute find for my bridal shower! I was looking for a summer dress that was in between casual and dressy — it was perfect! The material is good quality and there is a little slip built in, so you don’t need to worry about it being see-through! My favorite part was the slit on the front part of the bottom of the dress; it added so much to it! The buttons on the front were cute and the cutouts around the waist added just enough to make it a little spicy! It was a little tight on the chest. It might be a little tight on someone with a little more chest than me (I have almost nothing lol), but other than that, the hips and length were perfect. I want to wear it again it was just so cute!!!" —Amanda

    13. A voluminous polo-style LBD for the perfect blend of sporty and chic. onw I'm picturing a grandpa cardigan and OTK boots....and I might be adding this to my own cart.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $36.99 (available in sizes XS–S and L–2X).

    Promising review: "Perfect put on and go summer dress. It can easily be dressed up with heals or accessorized with a belt, or dressed down with cute sliders. Received so many compliments. Don't let the design throw you, size according to how you like your shirts to fit across the chest and arms." —am

    14. A vintage-y sequin fit and flare that'll make you think about leaving the party early just to show off the back.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "This was such great quality of beading and sequins for the price! I wore it for my engagement party and it was such a hit. The fit was as expected and I loved the open back details. Would definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    15. A cap-sleeve midi that'll tie together in the back for a custom fit around your shoulders and chest.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I bought this dress in the blue color and was so excited to find a dress that I felt fit correctly and comfortable for my proportions — I am long just about everywhere with larger breasts, but this dress is shapely without being snug." —morganb22

    16. An open-back mini in an adorable star print you just have to have in your closet — you and this dress? You're cosmically destined to be together.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes 0–8).

    17. A sheer dress with embroidered flowers to add just the right amount of breezy movement (P.S. the slip comes with it!).

    amazon.com

    Reviewers note that it runs small, so check the measurements before ordering!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S–5X).

    Promising review: "SO beautiful and fit perfectly; definitely worth the buy. And in case anyone was wondering. There is a matching toddler dress: Forthery Toddler Girls Tutu Dress Floral Embroidered Princess Dress Mesh Pageant Party Dress. Its just beautiful and worth the buy!" —Alexis

    18. A long-sleeve t-shirt style so ridiculously comfortable, you'll ~flounce~ around everywhere in it. And the build-in layers scream "I'm stylish!" without you having to do any extra work.

    Free People

    The overlay is a thermal waffle-knit for winter ready coziness!

    Get it from Free People for $128 (available in sizes XS–XL and in pink).

    Promising review: "Loved the soft sweater material for winter (I bought the black). The length is enough, which is typically a problem for me because of my long torso and shorter muscular legs but I love the way it sits. The material is light and breezy, great for a casual dress." —AprilShower

    19. An off-the-shoulder midi in a sweet polkadot print for major Brigitte Bardot vibes well into the fall. Just add booties and a leather jacket!

    Lulu's

    Get it from Lulu's for $55 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    20. A flowy swing dress that'll nip in at the waist with a built-in belt. Still have *more* weddings to go to this fall? This dress'll be perfect for dancing all night!

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 16 colors).

    Promising review: "This dress is so pretty and flowy! The material is quality and not see through which is super nice. It’s kind of silky-feeling. The belt is connected so it won’t come off/get lost with your other clothes. The neckline and hemline are modest and pretty which makes it a great dress for work or attending a summer wedding. I bought my normal size and it fits great. I would recommend this dress to a friend!" —Chloe

    21. A flocked velvet maxi in a semi-sheer leopard print that'll really make you feel like the cat's meow.

    Torrid

    Get it from Torrid for $104.23 (originally $148.90; available in sizes M–6X).

    22. A velvet plunging skater dress for anyone who has impatiently spent the whole months of August and September waiting for fall weather. Because twirling is way better when you're doing it on crunchy leaves!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress. I got compliments all night and the blue velvet really stands out in a room and in photos. It was super comfortable and overall amazing. I want to get it in more colors!!!" —Netty Nelson

    23. An off-the-shoulder swing dress in a print that says "Florals? For fall? Groundbreaking."

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    24. A full-skirted party dress with a scalloped neckline straight from the 1950s.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 13 colors and styles, both with short and long sleeves).

    Promising review: "First time to ever write a review... Anywhere! I am absolutely in love with this dress. I researched countless dresses online before purchasing. Only mistake was not listening to the other reviewers and sizing down. This dress is very stretchy. I exchanged it for a smaller size and it fits perfectly. Sturdy, thick material. Looks expensive. Do yourself a favor and buy this!" —Cara Gunther

    25. A ruffle-waist chiffon number for anyone pleading for pleats.

    HM

    Get it from H&M for $39.99 (available in sizes 0–18 and in navy).

    26. A retro-inspired swing dress with a scoop back and bow detailing to ~tie~ together the perfect outfit.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors).

    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous gown made of a durable yet soft and comfortable fabric. I've worn it a few times to very formal events with the slip and received many complimentary comments." —JSC

    27. A lace-up, v-neck floral mini with bell sleeves and a relaxed fit so you can stay cute and oh-so comfortable.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS DRESS. It’s seriously my new fave. So comfy, soft, and was just thin enough to comfortably wear to an outdoor summer wedding, without being see-through. Color is exactly as pictured, bright/rich and seriously gorgeous. Depending on the fit you want I would suggest sizing down one or two sizes. Based on other reviews I sized down and got this comfy, flowy fit. There is a tiny amount of stretch also, which is cool. Also this didn't wrinkle during the ceremony or dinner. I got sooo many compliments on this, and plan to dress it down with flats or sandals for the office/casual days." —Tami

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