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    Updated on Jul 23, 2020. Posted on Jul 14, 2020

    25 Smile-Worthy Dresses You'll Probably Always Be Glad You Bought

    I dare you *not* to fall in love with one of these dresses.

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    1. A stunning colorblock dress so you can revel in the ease of having a perfectly matching, fashion-forward outfit by throwing on one super soft, comfortable garment.

    Kin by Kristine

    Promising review: "I love this dress! Shipping was super fast. The material is of great quality, I love the length of the dress and the length of the sleeves. The cut of the dress outlines my body perfectly. I received so many compliments. It’s so pretty. The colors are so cute together. I will be ordering the other color ASAP!" —Nisha Turner

    Get it from Kin by Kristine for $71.95 (available in sizes 14–26).

    2. A flowing halter dress that absolutely screams "summer." It'll make you feel like you're on vacay just by putting it on.,

    Promising review: "Well-designed and well-made. Fits as expected and hugs the chest. Loose and flows throughout the rest of the dress. Light, soft and comfortable. Has a natural wrinkle to the fabric." —DW

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 17 colors).

    3. A ruffled wrap dress for an easy, breezy outfit in a snap. Alone or with some dainty jewelry and wedges, it's a warm-weather winner.

    model in olive green wrap midi dress with belt tie, spaghetti straps, and ruffle down the front and along bottom edge

    Promising review: "I ordered this dress online and I love it! It’s so soft and looks really pretty on. Can’t wait to wear it out!" —Alyssa

    Get it from Aerie for $44.96 (originally $59.95, available in sizes XXS–XXL and two colors).

    4. A cheetah-print midi dress that's casual enough to wear on any old day but bold enough to stun in any room you're in.

    model in the dress with asymmetrical buttons on top over a black tee

    Promising review: "It’s super comfortable and soft and has pockets! Plus who doesn’t love a good leopard print. I'm 5-foot-7 and it’s the perfect midi length." —Laurl082

    Get it from Torrid for $69.50 (available in sizes 10–30).

    5. A layered babydoll dress for happily flouncing about enjoying the warm, sunny weather.,

    Promising review: "Love it! Great quality and a perfect look. I am buying it in another color." —BRANDI D WALKER

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors).

    6. A tie-dye tank dress that's pretty much as Insta-worthy as it gets. Wear it solo or throw an oversized jacket on top and start snapping some pics.

    model in tight white and beige tank dress with ruched sides
    Beginning Boutique

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $63.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

    7. A denim off-the-shoulder dress with ruffled arm details, because the more denim the better, imo. I demand denim ruffles on everything!

    model in knee-length dress with large tiered ruffled form the elbow to the wrist
    Ashley Stewart

    Get it from Ashley Stewart for $29.70 (originally $49.50, available in sizes 1X–3X).

    8. A striped maxi dress you can throw on for almost any occasion. From errands to outdoor BBQs, this'll be your new summer go-to.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the dress. I'm 5-foot-11 and usually wear a 14/16 as my hip/thigh ratio is a bit meatier than most. The fact that this dress fell to the ground with no shoes on was fantastic. The fabric feels good, it's not flimsy and flows very well. Did I mention it has pockets? YES!" —TealITGyrl

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

    9. A belted midi dress that's breathable, crease-resistant, and sure to stun whenever it's time to head back to the office.

    model in teal dress with short sleeves, V-neck, and high ruched collar
    Universal Standard

    Get it from Universal Standard for $168 (available in sizes 00–40 and two colors).

    10. A V-neck floral dress with tiered scalloped details for making all of your summer porch hangouts feel a little more special.

    model in knee length long-sleeve dress with multicolor floral
    Eclectic Bella

    Get it from Eclectic Bella for $63 (available in sizes S–L).

    11. A midi-length wrap dress in a cotton and linen blend whose breezy feel and irresistible creamsicle color will make it your most prized dress.

    Suakoko Betty

    Get it from Suakoko Betty for $230 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    12. A relaxed off-the-shoulder dress with flared sleeves for anyone looking for the perfect minimalist dress. Elegant yet easy to wear, I can picture you wearing this pretty much anywhere.

    Shop Oasis

    Get it from Shop Oasis for $125 (available in sizes S–L).

    13. A vintage-inspired shirt dress in a rainbow plaid to brighten up your wardrobe one wondrous piece at a time.

    white shirtdress with multicolored checked stripes, buttons down the front, and a belt

    Get it from Modcloth for $65 (available in sizes XS–4X).

    14. A breezy tank dress that, dressed up or down, is a killer comfy fit. It's as simple as that.,

    Promising review: "Great purchase for the price. Just what I was looking for! Comfy summer dress for any occasion. Being a momma, I'm always looking for things just like this. You can dress it up or down and it has pockets!" —B&E Worthington

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 24 colors).

    15. An oversized T-shirt dress with an artistic flair so you can look effortlessly cool with literally zero effort.

    model in white oversized tee dress with line illustration of two overlapping faces

    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (originally $40, available in sizes 4–12 and two colors).

    16. An embroidered linen dress almost too cute to handle. I hope you have some plans to leisurely stroll through a garden, because that's what this dress was born to do.


    Get it from Madewell for $118.50 (originally $138, available in sizes XXS–XL, including petite sizes, and two colors).

    Enter code "GIANT" at checkout for an additional 30% off.

    17. A soft skater dress, because your favorite LBD can and should be cute *and* comfortable.

    model in black knee-length dress with thick tank-top sleeves

    Promising review: "I love black dresses and this is a perfect and flattering black dress for summer. Material is super soft, making the dress super light. And the pockets — dresses with pockets are truly amazing!" —Jessyflowers

    Get it from Torrid for $59.50 (available in sizes 10–30).

    18. A mini dress for anyone who's ever seen Kiera Knightley's puffy sleeves in a period piece and thought, "I want what she has."

    model in white textured dress with short puffy sleeves and square neck
    Free People

    Promising review: "I got the dress in the pink color, and I love it! The fabric is high quality and the pattern is super cute. Looks great with flats, heeled sandals or sneakers." —Anonymous

    Get it from Free People for $108 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    19. An overall mini dress for anyone who has a hard time choosing between wearing their favorite overalls and favorite dress — that can't *just* be a me problem.

    model in knee length denim overall dress over long sleeve off the shoulder tee
    Forever 21

    Promising review: "As a plus sized gal, these overalls are amazing, I love them and they’re perfect." —Mo M.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    20. A balloon-sleeve maxi dress with a high slit you won't be able to help but strut in. Turn any grocery aisle into your runway just by wearing this beauty.

    model in blue and white floral faux wrap dress with waist tie, elbow length balloon sleeves, a deep v, and high left-side slit
    Lilly's Kloset

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $78 (available in sizes S–M and sizes 1X–3X).

    21. A smocked bodycon dress so you can be trendy *and* comfy — always thankful that all-over stretch is in right now.

    model in short black and red floral smocked dress with square neck and short puffed sleeves
    Forever 21

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect for me. Fit was great and the length is also perfect. Summer vibe." —Huiju P.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    22. A jersey side-tie dress whose deliciously soft fabric will make you regret not buying it sooner. And the knotted tie for interest? A perfect piece.

    Universal Standard

    Promising review: "Love how classy and comfortable this dress is. Super happy with my purchase. Definitely was a go-to dress this summer!" —Rachel L.

    Get it from Universal Standard for $135 (available in sizes 00–40 and two colors).

    23. A sleeveless mini dress to keep you cool all summer but will look adorable with tights and a cardigan when fall is upon us.


    Get it from Madewell for $84.50 (originally $95, available in sizes).

    Enter code "GIANT" at checkout for an additional 30% off.

    24. A multi-colored tiered floral maxi dress so irresistibly cute you'll be twirling around in it at home even when you have nowhere to go.

    model in the spaghetti strap dress that's blue on top, red in the middle, and yellow on the bottom
    Lilly's Kloset

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $78 (available in sizes S–L).

    25. An Outdoor Voices exercise dress with built-in shorts that let you move freely but stay cute while running, hiking, or — if you're me — fake mooning your friends on the trail. A personal outdoor staple.

    Rachel Dunkwl / Via BuzzFeed, Outdoor Vocies

    ^Yes, I know there's a beam of light on my butt, leave me alone!!!!!! I wore the exercise dress on a camping trip and absolutely loved it. It's tight enough that you feel agile but not SO tight that it's restricting. It was great for hiking, too! I even scaled some big ol' rocks and exposed mountain faces, and it fared really well. Despite me literally sliding down a giant rock on my butt, the dress never got caught, ripped, or showed wear. It's a trouper.

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $100 (available in sizes XS–XL and seven colors).

    You to your closet full of fabulous dresses:


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