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    Updated on Jun 15, 2020. Posted on Jun 14, 2020

    32 Must-Have Dresses With The Reviews To Prove It

    A pleated pick, tie-dye bodycon, boho maxi, and 30 other dresses reviewers really adore.

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    All dresses in this post are available in women's sizing.

    1. A pleated off-the-shoulder dress that'll have you crying tiers of joy every time you wear it.

    @livelovelattes / Via amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "OMG! Awesome!!!!! I bought a medium and 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 $23.99+ (10 colors and sizes S–XL).

    2. A flare sleeve number with a pattern that's gonna give this effortless look some serious POW!

    A model wearing the red and pink patterned dress, it falls right at the knee and has a tie at the side
    Eloquii

    Promising review: "Great fabric, great print, great style, great fit! This is adorable." —Nicole H.

    Get it from Eloquii for $129.95 (available in sizes 14–28).

    3. A tie-dye bodycon sure to be as colorful as your personality (and, perhaps, your language).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love how this fit my curves — NO bra needed! It has adjustable straps in the back. The material is like a stretchy spandex, which is cool with me because It’s breathable!" —Arié

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 16 styles and sizes S–L).

    4. A floral sundress so you can cover your bod in an outfit worth wearing botanic-all over the place.

    A model wearing the teal, orange, and pink floral dress. It has a tie in the front, buttons down the front, and thick straps.
    ModCloth

    Promising review: "I love this dress! The skirt hits just below the knee and hangs very well, even with items in the pockets. It has a lovely green lining in the top which means you can go bra-less. The fabric is just right to be airy and comfortable without being too thin (not to mention the gorgeous pattern). This is a beautiful and comfortable summer dress." —Samantha

    Get it from ModCloth for $79 (available in sizes 6–26).

    5. A boho maxi that'll be your summer go-to every dang day. It has *pockets* people!!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the perfect boho number. It can be worn through all the seasons! The fit is great, even on a petite person like me. :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 18 colors and sizes XS–XL).

    6. A polka dot pick that's sure to look ~spot~ on no matter where you wear it.

    A model wearing this mid-thigh high dress with knee-high white boots. The collar is high and there are no sleeves.
    ModCloth

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I love the 1960s feel of the collar. It has pockets!! It's nice and thin for summer and looks great tied with the mini sash or untied for a flowy look. It's not short on me at all but then again, I am short, 5-foot-1, and it fits like a gem; right above my knees. It's perfect for summer weather!" —Erica

    Get it on sale from ModCloth for $39.99 (originally $59, available in three colors and sizes XXS–4X).

    7. A bright spaghetti strap dress so cute, you're gonna wanna eat it right up.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered this dress out of desperation. I just had my fourth kid and I absolutely never have time to shop lately. I'd been wanting a fresh spring dress and this came up when I searched. I’m pretty impressed with it. I like the material — it's very soft. I really love how the buttons aren’t real because then my huge boobs can’t pull them open like most button down shirts do. I’m definitely going to order more prints now that I see how well it fits. I love it!" —Bdv2642

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 33 colors and sizes S–XXL).

    8. A ruched T-shirt bodycon for anyone who can't stand another day in sweatpants but still wants that pajama-level comfort.

    A model showing the black mini dress worn with a crossbody bag and sunglasses
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress has a cute tulip-like cut with ruched sides and a built-in slip, so it's thicker than I had expected. It's good quality and fits me nicely, I ordered the small size and I'm 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds." —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in 20 colors and sizes S–XL).

    9. A boho beaut that's gonna be breezy and beautiful this summer, and look perfectly cider-doughnut-chic in every farmers' market photo you take this fall.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I’m 5-foot-3 and 163 pounds. I wear a 36D bra. I love the material. It's very soft. It's not thick, but not see-through thin. I ordered another one and I think I’m going to purchase a third. I am very pleased with my purchase!!! I rate it at 5 stars across the board!" —Joyce

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in 40 colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    10. A ruffled sleeve baby doll dress you're gonna love in the summer, and then completely ~fall~ for when sweater weather begins again.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the perfect date night dress, cute and comfortable! The fit was perfect for me. I’m 5-foot-2 and 160 pounds, I bought a large. I love this dress!" —Monica M.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in seven colors and sizes S–XXL).

    11. A tiered midi that'll give you a simply sweet look. Plus, the flared skirt will be great when you sit on the ground at picnics, beaches, or even in your backyard.

    A white sleeveless dress that falls just below the knee
    J. Crew Factory

    Reviewers note to size down, as the dress can run large.

    Promising review: "I bought the white and black dress. It is sooo cute. Very classy and chic. It is lined and has pockets! You are going to love this dress." —kcy1314

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $44.50 (available in sizes 00–20 and four colors).

    12. A bold midi dress for days when you want to dress to impress but also just want to throw something on and go.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The fabric is thicker than expected, so no panty lines! It's quite comfortable, too. This looks exactly like the picture. The bottom hem goes right to my knee. I'm very pleased with this purchase." —Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in 15 colors and sizes S–XXL).

    13. A classic T-shirt dress that's gonna look delightful in a no-nonsense, comfort-chic kinda way.

    A model wearing the ribbed mini dress in seafoam green
    ModCloth

    Promising review: "This is super comfy to lounge around in but can easily be dressed up for a chic look. I'm 5-foot-5 and waist is 31 inches and the large has a loose fit on me. I definitely recommend it! I think I'll get the other color as well!" —ModCloth Maven

    Get it on sale from ModCloth for $34.99 (originally $45, available in two colors and sizes XS–4X).

    14. A pretty patterned sheath sure to have you looking professional and poised no matter where the day may take you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I got compliments on it all day. My students could've sworn it was a $50 dress, and it's comfy to boot! I'm 5-foot-5 and 140 lbs and I got the medium. It fits great and I even have a little extra room. It also goes past my knee, so it's a great length. I'm in love!" —Luke Brenneman

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (six styles and sizes XS–XXL).

    15. A leopard print slip dress that's gonna make your strut down the frozen section of the grocery store an actual catwalk.

    A spaghetti strap, knee-length dress
    Target

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this dress! It's perfect for casual looks with a jean jacket or for a date night with strappy heels. I actually bought it in the leopard print AND the coral color!" —Nikkivino

    Get it from Target for $24.99 (available in eight colors and sizes XS-XXL).

    16. A deconstructed shirt dress for people who believe pants are only a suggestion.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Super cute! I love the buttons on the sleeve and the down the side of the dress. You can wear it with heels, booties, or flats. It's a really light fabric, but not see-through. It has two belt loops and a matching belt. It's perfect for a date or just a casual day out. I love it!" —chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 4/6-12).

    17. A belted beaut that's equal parts sunny and fun. P.S. — those pockets are gonna be great for snacks. Lots of snacks.

    A model wearing the white, sleeveless dress and looking down at the tortoise shell buttons and belt
    Eloquii

    Promising review: "This fit is exceptional. The linen is so nice and albeit see-through, it's exactly as it should be! I can't wait to wear it for my next garden party! I'm 5-feet tall and the length is mid-calf! It's my new favorite summer dress." —Sarai E.

    Get it from Eloquii for $129.95 (available in sizes 14–28).

    18. A massive sweater dress so you can basically wear a blanket all day long when your roommate insists on having the AC set to "Arctic tundra."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a dream. I am so impressed with the level of workmanship, the thickness of the material, and the fit of this sweatshirt dress. I bought this in both blue and red and they fit with just enough room to feel like a nice relaxed sweatshirt. The blue is a royal blue and the red is a wine. I am so excited to be super warm and cozy all the rest of the winter! I LOVE how comfortable and long it is. The bottom hits just below the knee. I am so glad I bought two so I can have one to wear while one is in the wash. I'm going to be living in these." —Erin Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $4.20+ (available in eight colors and sizes S–3XL).

    19. A mesh sleeve dress that's brilliantly bold. Get ready to drool all over this beaut, fellow gaudy goths!

    A bodycon dress with a square neckline and ruched mesh sleeves
    Lilly's Kloset

    A small size fits US sizes 3–5 and a large fits 11–13.

    Promising review: "This dress was a perfect fit. It has a slip, which is hard to find these days. I got so many compliments." —Ceyna S.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $60 (available in sizes S–L).

    20. An ombre dress that's gonna make a hue-ge difference in your wardrobe choices, because you're likely gonna end up wearing it every dang day.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress fit perfectly. The green and blue is just beautiful — love the color combo. It's a thick T-shirt material. This definitely compliments your upper body while being flowy in the lower portion. My husband loved the dress on me. I was a little scared to order it thinking it would look like a bag, but it looks great." —Melanie_and_David

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    21. A floral shift that'll add some flowers to your life when your gardening skills aren't up to par.

    A model wearing the mid-thigh dress. The neckline is high and the sleeves are three quarter-length.
    ModCloth

    Promising review: "This arrived in the mail today. I love it! The bright floral pattern cheered me up during these trying times. It fits true to size but best for smaller-breasted women. It looks amazing with many different shoes. I wore them with white knee length boots for my social distance errand. It's a cheerful, adorable floral frock." —Minoshka

    Get it from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    22. An asymmetrical bodycon for when you want a powerful, professional look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This dress runs small, reviewers recommend ordering a size up for a form fit.

    Promising review: "I was SO happy with this dress! I needed the perfect 'corporate appropriate' dress for my work Christmas party. It arrived two hours before my party and I was praying it was the one!! And it was!! It looked like it was meant to be. I definitely recommend this dress! It's very classy, well-made, with quality material." —Ian

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 17 colors and sizes S–3XL).

    23. A daisy print dress so cute you're gonna wanna give it your number.

    A mini dress with pink flowers and long ties at the sleeves
    Forever 21

    Promising review: "This is stunning. it's the perfect style and fits my body perfectly." —M F.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    24. A mermaid sequined mini to tip the ~scales~ in your wardrobe.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing, and for the price it's a must-have. I wore it to a wedding and received so many compliments, it was ridiculous. In my opinion it fits true to size." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.19+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors).

    25. A flowy dress that's gonna show how well you work things out when life gives you lemons.

    A floor-length dress with a collar, buttons down the front, half-length sleeves, and a billowy fabric
    Lilly's Kloset

    Promising review: "When life gives you lemons! I absolutely love this dress; both the fit and the way it sways. When I received it in the mail and tried it on it instantly made me happy! Thank you for making beautiful unique pieces." —Alashon

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $98 (available in sizes 1XL–3XL).

    26. An airy V-neck midi you will ~knot~ wanna live without.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "So, I'm in love with this dress. It is soo prefect for spring and summer. It is lightweight and breathable, it's flowy and with the smock back, there is always room to adjust to your shape. You can dress this up or down. I will be ordering this dress in red as well. :)" —Colleen

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 27 colors and sizes S–XL).

    27. A wrap maxi that's gonna hug your body the way you DESERVE!

    A multi-colored, long sleeve maxi with a high slit at the side and a tie wrap in the front
    Eloquii

    Promising review: "I bought this dress for my upcoming nursing school graduation! Even though we don’t get a traditional graduation with this pandemic, I still wanted to celebrate at home with my family. This dress is beyond comfortable! Great fit and material! This was my first purchase from ELOQUII, and I HIGHLY recommend them!" —CharLesa

    Get it from Eloquii for $129.95 (available in 10 colors and sizes 14–28).

    28. A boatneck tea dress so popular you should probably get some for all of your friends too.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Looks like I have birthdays covered for the next year. And I know they'll love it because this dress has over 8,000 5-star reviews. And don't forget to grab the petticoat to add to the magic!

    Promising review: "This dress is SO comfortable. I bought it to double as a wedding and Easter outfit. I really like this dress. It's light and fun and a great party, church, or wedding guest dress." —thefroo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 43 colors and sizes XS–4XL).

    29. A cute cami dress sure to be the summer staple your closet can't live without.

    A bodycon mini in white with floral details and four tie spaghetti straps
    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's snug and flattering! I would definitely recommend it." —Melissa W.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $18 (available in sizes S–L).

    30. A lovely cocktail swing dress made for your wedding day, or every day.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wore this gorgeous dress for a semi-formal New Years Eve event in Chicago. I couldn’t have asked for a better fit or material. The best part was how it flowed. I brought in 2018 looking and feeling wonderful! This dress got many many compliments! I will be purchasing the black and navy next!" —Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in 12 colors and sizes S–3X).

    31. A long sleeve tiered dress sure to be breathable and beautiful while also protecting your limbs from that boilin' summer sun.

    A model wearing the dress cinched at the waist, showing the high V neckline. The sleeves fall just above the wrists and the bottom of the dress is slightly above the ankles.
    Target

    Promising review: "I love that this is cotton and the bottom is partially lined. It fits true to size, perhaps a little on the big side. I would recommend it." —Kate

    Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in two colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    32. And finally, a sequin stunner that'll prove *you* are what truly lights up a room.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The dress arrived on time. It was beautiful on and I felt like the belle of the ball. I wore it to a wedding. I chose to wear the dress off shoulder and because it was true to size I was able to do so. The material is heavy and high quality, definitely worth the price. I'm 5-foot-2, petite, and I wore 4-inch heels; it's a long dress." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 21 styles and sizes 2–20).

    Me lookin' at these dresses like:

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    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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