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    These 35 Formal Dresses From Amazon Are *So* Cute And We Have The Receipts To Prove It

    Can we make adult prom a thing, please?

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    1. A high neck cocktail dress with a sexy leg slit and a flouncy skirt so you can embody the salsa dancer emoji. 💃

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS DRESS! I can not express how classy and confident I felt in it... did a mention it was a total head-turner!" —NAME-NOT-RETURNED

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    2. A fishtail maxi dress that'll steal the show at all the winter weddings you've RSVP'ed to (RIP your bank account).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I renewed my wedding vows last week and bought this dress one week prior to our destination ceremony. I received so many compliments. I could’ve worn this dress 14 years ago. I’m 5’4 so the dress was a little long, but I put on some stilettos and rocked it. My husband said the amount I spent this time for a dress, we can renew our vows every year." —CARLENE

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

    3. A 1930s-style mermaid dress for anyone who's gunning for Best Dressed at this year's company holiday party.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful dress. Fit me perfectly. Received lots of compliments in this dress. Expensive material and true to color. Would buy again in a different color. Classy dress" —Cynthia Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and nine colors).

    4. A chiffon gown with a sequined bodice to complement your already sparkly personality.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Got this at the last minute to wear to a friend's wedding. I was surprisingly comfortable all night, and I got about 100 compliments. True to sizing chart and well made. Loooove the color! Definitely will be wearing this again." —Tina Kedaitis

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors.

    5. A ball gown that won't turn into rags at the stroke of midnight — because this baby deserves to be complimented by everyone.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got this dress for my daughter's prom; she spent the whole night getting compliments. Everyone wanted to take pictures of her dress!" —KRM

    Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in sizes 2–26W and 25 colors and styles)

    6. An off-the-shoulder dress that'll make you want to shimmy and shake all night long.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wore this for my graduation from college, and absolutely LOVED it. It’s the perfect length, especially if you are curvy/tall. I have an issue with short dresses because the back ends up being too short, but since this dress is a little bit longer in the back I didn’t have that problem! The material is nice and thick so you don’t have to worry about it being see through, and it looks and feels much more expensive than it is." —Kathryn French

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

    7. A romantic long-sleeved lace mermaid gown so beautiful that you'll probably want to marry it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is BEAUTIFUL! It has a little bit of stretch and fits a curvy body really well. The quality is better than I expected considering the price. I did use double-sided tape to keep the lace up in the front and was happy that so many other people recommended it because the lace detail at the top is what really makes this dress stand out." —Desiree Sellers

    Get it from Amazon for $42.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and five colors).

    8. A sequin gown for anyone who has to make a grand entrance.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "When I first saw this dress I couldn't believe it was so inexpensive. I almost thought it was too good to be true. I ordered the rose gold color and it came in the mail within a week and blew me away. This dress easily looks about $200-$300 with the beautiful sequins and overall style. I'm also a fairly curvy woman and it fit amazing. I will definitely be ordering from this seller again." —bellaxo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 2–18W and 14 colors and styles).

    9. A lace halter dress to satisfy your need for attention. Be prepared to get tired of saying, "thank you!" every time someone compliments your dress.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress was purchased for my daughter's second prom she was attending. Since I spent a fortune on her first dress she was told to borrow or find an affordable dress. I was SHOCKED when she found this and even more excited when I saw the price! The fabric is stretchy so it is very comfortable and fits like a glove. I was extremely impressed with her find!" —Amazon Customer

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

    10. A V-neck maxi dress that'll make you say, baby got back...less dress.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely loved this dress! Ordered it on a Tuesday and received it Thursday to wear for a wedding today so perfect timing! I got so many compliments on it, and no one believed me when I told them the price! LOL it's a beautiful dress!" —Cassandra prieto

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S–XXXL and seven colors).

    11. A knee-length dress you'll want to wear to your graduation...and then to the 10-year reunion.

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress! I didn't purchase it with an event in mind but knew this was something to have on hand for any upcoming event that required a good dress. Good fit and very classy!" —L. Marshall

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

    12. A formal A-line dress so you can give Kate Middleton a run for her money. (I also wouldn't mind being married to Prince William.)

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    Promising review: "I love everything about this dress. Great quality, well made, affordable and fit perfectly!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and 30 colors).

    13. A lace maxi dress that your bridesmaids will 100% thank you for letting them wear.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never take the time (or remember) to write reviews, but because I bought this dress solely based on the positive reviews, I hope I can convince someone else who’s thinking of buying this dress but aren’t sure about the quality and fit. I am super happy with this dress and can’t believe that I got a well made dress for such a low price. It is a little stretchy in the waist so there is wiggle room there, but I would say it is true to size in general. It is a little long and will need altering, but that is always the case for dresses for me so I expected that. I am wearing this for a formal wedding and I feel very pretty in it. For this price I’d say go for it if you aren’t sure, the quality of this dress will surprise you!" —Caroline Klar

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and seven colors).

    14. A V-neck lace dress to stun at any warm-weather destination weddings (I am so jealous!).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this dress for a wedding and received so many compliments; it was insane! Nordstorm quality dress on an Amazon.com budget." —DCuevas

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 14 colors and styles).

    15. A chiffon gown you'll want to own in multiple styles. There's a strapless and V-neck version so you might as well get both (because choosing your favorite silhouette might take awhile).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I was so nervous to purchase this online, but I went by the measurements, ordered the right size, and it fit perfectly. Everyone loved it. Don't hesitate — just buy it!" —April D.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in sizes 2–24W and three styles).

    16. A ruched dress that ticks all the boxes. Flirty leg slit? You got it! Fun ruffles? Um, duh! Show-stopping bodice? Of course!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The ultimate beautifully tailored dress! It's very comfortable, the material is stretchy, and the slit is very cleverly designed with an adjustable zipper for any length of sexiness!" —Thy Riberal

    Get it from Amazon for $24.79+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 32 colors and styles).

    17. An A-line halter neck dress for anyone who wants to feel like a queen. Why yes, Meghan Markle and I were in the same sorority, so I'm like basically related to royalty.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing! I received so many compliments on this dress and it is so comfortable. The material is a thicker material and really good quality. I found that this was true to size. Plan on wearing higher heels as it is longer." —Nicole Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $27.90+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors and styles).

    18. A stretchy cocktail dress that's made of the softest lace so you can spend your night hitting up the buffet and not shifting uncomfortably in your seat because of scratchy lace.

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Holy cow I love this dress! After looking at all of the positive reviews and seeing photos of women of all shapes and sizes wearing this dress and looking GORGEOUS I had to give this dress a try. I was not disappointed! I think it might be a magical Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants kind of dress! It is stretchy and soft and beautiful. Wore it to a friend’s wedding (with a pink petticoat underneath) and got complimented all night. A++++" —Ailis

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 15 colors).

    19. A sheath dress with ruffles that'll have you saying, "I can hear the bell(sleeves)."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Lover this dress. The sleeves give it so much personality and it feels elegant and fun. Fabric is a nice quality. Fitted but still very comfortable!" —cox

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXXL and 41 colors).

    20. An off-the-shoulder gown so hot that you'll unfortunately have to attend that event your RSVP'ed yes to but have been dreading all week — because it would be a TRAVESTY if no one got to witness you in it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews, but daaaayyyum this dress was HOT. Well made, fit tightly but could still breathe and sit, good length, and looked a whole lot more expensive than it was. Love it! PS I’m wearing the large." —EB

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXXL and 17 colors).

    21. A long-sleeve lace dress for when you want to look fabulous but also need to practice your SAT vocabulary words. This dress is eloquent, ornate, alluring, heavenly, and so on.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I so love how this dress not only fits but also the quality. It's true to size; it fit perfectly..not too tight or too loose..perfect length even with my heels. I received so many compliments and inquiries about where I purchased it from. People couldn't believe I got it from Amazon." —Danielle J Daniels

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors and styles).

    22. A one-sleeve dress that'll make you want to do prom all over again (though we could totally skip the part where I had braces tysm!).

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was so skeptical about buying this dress, but this may in fact may be my illest Amazon find yet. This dress is super comfortable and the material has a great stretch. The off the shoulder part of the dress has a band of a silicone or a something to keep it up on your shoulder. The zipper could be better but the gold does give it a little pop. I got compliments all night. Although I didn’t find my future husband at the wedding I did find a gem with this purchase." —Nikki

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and nine colors and styles).

    23. A spaghetti strap mermaid gown we're pretty sure Ursula would have accepted as payment instead of Ariel's voice.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I loooove this dress. It hugged all the right curves and wasn't too long." —She V

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    24. A velvet wrap dress that'll have you greeting every guest at the party so they can admire your dress.

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    Promising review: "I LOVED this dress sooo much! It was sexy but classy! And extremely comfortable! I felt beautiful in it and got so many compliments! And it was the perfect dress for the price!" —Kiley B.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XL and 12 colors).

    25. A lace cap sleeve dress so you can get your glamour on for a fraction of the price you'd pay for a similar dress at a fancy schmancy store.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! It's very elegant. I purchased for a wedding and was complimented all evening. You can't beat the price for such a high end dress #Fabulous & #Glamorous!" —Mrs. P 💃🏾

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and five colors).

    26. A batwing dress to prove not every hero wears a cape — some wear a blue frock and heels.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress has great stretch in the material and is a beautiful color. Lightweight, nice draping of the cape. Will be a great dress for holiday parties!" —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and 14 colors).

    27. An off-the-shoulder lace dress that'll have you campaigning for an adult prom so you can show up in this beauty.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Loved this! I wore it to wedding and it was perfect! In addition to getting tons of comments on how it looked, it is well made and fits perfectly. The color was rich and shape is very flattering. It is perfect to wear to a semi formal event such as a wedding. I would go for your normal letter size; the dress fit as expected. Good price for the quality of the dress." —JOAQUIN SANTILLAN

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

    28. A flouncy skater dress with cute ruffle sleeves for when you have work at 9 a.m. and cocktail drinks at 6 p.m.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress! True to size, fits great, and I got so many compliments on it. The ruffle sleeve lays nicely and looks and feels great. It’s the perfect dress when you’re looking for something that is dressy but too dressy, as it can be easily dressed up or down. I love the red, but all colors would be cute!" —McKenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 13 colors).

    29. A bodycon sequined mini dress so you can direct attention to yourself when the ball drops on NYE.

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this gold sequin dress for my birthday dinner celebration and it was a hit. Everyone loved it and I got compliment after compliment. I recently lost 125 pounds so I wanted something flashy to show off my new body. If that’s what you're looking for, then this is definitely the dress. I felt the length was long enough to be conservatively sexy. I was worried that it would feel heavy but no; it was light and airy. I thought also my under arms might of gotten a rash from the sequin but again, I was wrong. I'm considering the same dress in a different color for New Years." —Tanya Felix

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 31 colors).

    30. A chic pencil dress that'll be your #2 (and #1) pick.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is wonderful! It allows me to breath and fits all my curves right. So comfortable! I took the bar exam, which was eight hours, in this dress and I was amazingly comfortable. I will be buying one in every color for sure." —CN

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

    31. A va-va-voom velvet bodycon dress to make you feel like Angelina Jolie thanks to the leg slit.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this dress. The color is beautiful and rich. It has a good stretch to it and fits great. I wore this dress to a black tie formal Christmas party and got several compliments. I would definitely recommend buying the dress, as it looks 10 times more expensive than it is. If you are needing a formal dress but to want to spend much and still look great this is the dress to buy" —jennifer irwin

    Price: $41.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and nine colors)

    32. A scooped neck plus-size dress so you can stop fretting about what you're going to wear to your family's annual holiday get-together. Spoiler: this is the dress.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great dress at a wonderful price. I wore this to a Labor Day weekend wedding and I felt so great. I was comfortable and able to dance the night away without feeling restricted." —KMJ2486

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 14W–26W and six colors).

    33. A vintage flapper gown for when you need to outshine everyone at the Gatsby party you're attending. It also doubles as a Halloween costume, so it's totally worth the splurge.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My husband and I looked like gems at a wedding we recently attended. He always looks like a fine wine, but this time I was able to match that with the help of this dress. The dress is super comfortable and i was able to dance the night away. I felt like a million bucks in this dress, and I can't wait to find an excuse to wear it again. If you're not sure whether or not to buy it, I say go for it!!!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 11 colors).

    34. A plus-size pencil dress with beaded sleeves that'll have your coworkers begging you to send them the Amazon link.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this dress. Just took it out of the package and tried it on. Fits perfectly. I hate that I gave it a five-star rating only because now others may be wearing the same dress LOL." —buyer in Stafford

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 0X Plus–3XL and 10 colors and styles).

    35. A stunning embroidered dress with mesh sleeves, because I'll buy it if you don't...so please buy it because I need to stop spending money on beautiful dresses.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress! Got so many compliments, fits perfectly! Washed it in the washer and hung it up to dry, still looks great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–1X Plus and 10 colors and styles).

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