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    34 Easy Breezy Summer Dresses You Probably Won’t Want To Take Off

    Because there's too much summer to enjoy to waste time figuring out what to wear.

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    1. A pleated mini dress that can easily be dressed up or down. Just add a chunky belt and some wedges and BAM! You're ready for a romantic promenade.

    image of reviewer wearing the blush pink pleated dress on the beach

    Promising review: "There are so many ways to wear this beautiful dress! It’s so versatile, you get more than what you pay for. It comes with a detached belt of the same fabric so you can make it fitted at the waist, but I love the dress without it. So elegant. The fabric can be dressed up for evening with a glam heel and the right jewelry, or dressed casually for daytime with a leather belt and denim jacket. You can really do anything with it!" —Lacey

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XXL and in 25 colors/patterns).

    2. A lightweight and flowy mini dress with pom-poms for a more cheerful look this summer.

    mirror selfie of a reviewer wearing the light blue short sleeve pom pom dress

    Promising review: "I love the color of this dress. And the texture of the polka-dots sets it apart. The layer underneath makes for an easy dress to throw on without the hassle of undergarments. This baby doll dress is lovely. This is a dress with no fuss." —Ellen

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in women's sizes S–XXL and in eight colors).

    3. A funky, patterned maxi dress if you're someone who likes to stand out from the crowd. So go ahead and give us a twirl!,,

    Promising review: "I loved these colorful summer dresses SO much that after my first order I went back to buy several more! They are the perfect summer staple and easy to accessorize to dress up or down, depending on where you’re wearing it. I bought mine specifically for a San Diego and Disneyland trip last summer and they were PERFECT! Lightweight, easy to pack, comfortable and looked great wherever we went. I ended up wearing them on repeat all summer long." —Ginger & Zimt

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–5XL and in 44 colors/patterns).

    4. A simple-and-sweet tiered mini dress whose embroidered flowers add a uniquely soft touch to this pull-on piece.

    a model wearing the zandra rhodes dream flower dress with white cowboy boots
    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $168 (available in women's sizes XS–XL).

    5. An off-the-shoulder dress perfect for showcasing your many layerable necklaces.,

    Promising review: "This dress is pretty, without a doubt. The material feels cool and fresh to the touch. It's also stretchy, thick, and easy to wash. It is short, so you might want to wear something under it." —Carol N

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in women's sizes XL–4X and in 22 colors).

    6. A patterned, high-neck maxi dress sure to be a hit this wedding season. I'm not saying you'll get more compliments than the bride...but I'm not not saying that.,

    Promising review: "Super cute and comfy! I am five months postpartum and have really been struggling to find anything I want to wear that I feel confident in! I saw this dress online and thought it was worth a try. The material is light and breezy and this pattern is to die for. I got so many compliments on it! I might buy this in another print, too! If you're a breastfeeding or pumping mama, it's easy to adjust/change as needed!" —michelle lawler

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99 (available in women's sizes S–XXL and in 29 colors/patterns).

    7. A retro-inspired, wrap-top maxi dress will make you feel like you stepped right out of a copy of French Vogue from the '50s.

    the orange summer wrap dress
    Simple Chics Boutique

    Simple Chics Boutique is your one-stop shop for all things cute and vintage-inspired for your closet and the rest of your home.

    Get it from Simple Chics Boutique on Etsy for $42 (available in women's sizes S–L and in seven colors).

    8. A colorful maxi dress with geometric prints that'll help you show off your ~acute~ side!

    image of reviewer wearing the multicolored triangle maxi dress

    Promising review: "This dress is super cute and lightweight! I really love the fabric. It has some stretch to it, but not too much. I love how it just swings back-and-forth when I walk. The colors are so pretty, especially now that it is summer. I ordered this dress to wear to nice occasions, and I’ve received many compliments. People always want to know where I bought it! If you're looking for a pretty and comfortable dress, this one is perfect for you! You will love it!💜💜" —Jenn Butterfield

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in women's sizes S–3XL and in 18 patterns).

    9. An open-back, linen and cotton midi dress if you're all about the simple yet fun details (like elasticated band details on the back). You'll wear this solid dress so much, it'll become ~a pattern~.

    Petal & Pup

    Promising review: "I love the classy and clean look of this dress! It's business in the front and a little sexy in the back. It's the perfect length, too" —Paloma S.

    Get it from Petal & Pup for $89.95 (available in women's sizes 4–16 and in eight colors).

    10. A boldly striped smock dress that you'll likely decide to live in this challis number the second you put it on.

    a plus size model wearing the pink stripe challis smock dress with white sneakers

    Promising review: "I love this dress! The colors are very vibrant, and the top has a lot of stretch." —MeggyMoo88

    Get it from Torrid for $52.12 (originally $69.50; available in sizes M–6X).

    11. A darling summer dress whose sleeves have a ruffle trim to-die-for!,

    Promising review: "This dress is so adorable!!! The fabric doesn’t feel cheap and it's not see-through. It's also very easy to iron and doesn’t wrinkle easily. I would recommend since it's so cute, and I got so many compliments!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–4XL and in 26 colors/patterns).

    12. A casual shirt-dress for when you wanna look good but also like you didn't try too hard.

    image of reviewer wearing the striped charcoal balloon sleeve shirt dress

    Promising review: "I’d buy this dress in several more colors if I could. It’s a perfect casual dress that’s long enough to be professional and comfortable" —DWS

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XXL, two styles and 18 colors/patterns).

    13. A sassy twist-front, cut-out dress so your underboob area can get some much needed air. Speaking of, if boob sweat is a summer problem for you, check out this balm for sweat-prone areas!

    a plus size model wearing the grey Short Sleeve Cutout Twist Front V Neck Summer A Line Skater Dress

    Promising review: "This is such a great dress, and it fits great. It's so comfortable I love the material. I really like the V-neckline." —Marjorie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in women's sizes L–4XL and in two colors).

    14. A floral halter maxi dress with a slit that says "hello, wind. I was hoping to catch you here."

    a plus size model wearing the blue floral halter maxi dress

    Rebdolls is a Black-owned business selling all the on-trend pieces you need to upgrade your closet.

    Get it from Rebdolls for $45 (available in women's sizes L–5X)

    15. A tie-front T-shirt dress adding a fun ~twist~ to a classic 'fit!,

    Promising review: "This dress fits great, it has good sized pockets (!!), and the fabric is nice and soft. The neck is not nearly as wide as pictured in the photo, but that's basically the only drawback and it's not a deal breaker. For summer office wear, it's fantastic. The fabric is actually heavier than I expected, but that adds to the comfort." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and in 19 colors/patterns).

    16. A V-neck, wrap dress if you need your wardrobe to be able to go from "9–5 profesh" to "good times at happy hour."

    image of a reviewer wearing the pink and white floral v-neck wrap dress in a size 20 plus

    Promising review: "So I was skeptical about this dress at first because nothing ever fits me right. But this dress fit me amazingly! It’s adorable, and I will be wearing it to an upcoming wedding. Seriously, it's so comfy, it has pockets, and it’s breathable. Just love everything about this dress." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in women's sizes 14 Plus–26 Plus).

    17. A cotton-soft, ruffle-sleeve mini dress whose delicate details make it a perfect go-to dress for brunches, picnics, and date nights. Go get your ~sweetheart~ on!

    a model wearing the blue floral MINKPINK Zahari ruffle sleeve mini dress
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $99 (available in women's sizes XS–L and in two patterns).

    18. A backless halter dress that has adjustable ties at the neck and waist for a tailored-to-you fit. You'll be giving off ~beach vibes~ no matter where you are!

    image of reviewer wearing the green summer halter deep v neck dress

    Promising reviews: "I'm obsessed with this dress! It’s even cuter in person than in the pictures. I loved that it ties at the waist in the back so you can fit it exactly how you want. It was so comfortable to wear out." —Kenzi Dagley

    "Sexy, flirty, amazing. I wore this on my honeymoon and my husband was obsessed with it." —AriAulmundy

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors).

    19. A maxi cami dress you can easily throw on over your bathing suit if you're done tanning for the day but your cooler of White Claws is still too full to take back home...

    image of reviewer wearing the dark grey maxi dress in a large, standing on a porch

    Promising review: "This dress is EVERYTHING. Your lounge around the house, your beach cover up, your lounge around the pool, go-to summer dress, vacation dress, easy to pack dress. And if after all of that you fall asleep in it, you won't be sorry." —MrsMarTay

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and in 41 colors and patterns).

    20. A bright red, split-neck dress from Nautica sustainably made using cotton-jersey so you'll be comfy all day long. It's got a drawstring waist for a more customized fit. Because no two ship captains are alike.

    a model wearing the sustainably crafted split-neck dress

    Get it from Nautica for $34.75 (originally $69.50; available in women's sizes XS–XXL).

    21. A ruffled maxi dress if you're in need of some major Bridgerton vibes sure to impress the Lady Whistledown of your neighborhood this summer.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress. I bought it in two colors for a wedding, thinking I would return one of them. I ended up keeping them both because I’m obsessed. It makes me feel like I should be frolicking through a sunlit field with flowers in my hair while Fleetwood Mac plays." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and in 15 colors)

    22. A lightweight, high-split wrap dress begging to be taken on vacations so you can show the locals how they do back in your hometown.,

    Promising review: "I’m glad I finally broke down and bought this dress. It fits perfectly, and manages to be both sexy and modest. I paired it with some wedges for dinner with my boyfriend’s family, and a romantic steak dinner in Cabo. I got a ton of compliments. It’s super flowy, so no worries about getting too warm. I did have to mess with it a bit to keep my bra from showing, but it worked without double sided tape." —Jenn Richardson

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and in two colors).

    23. A bohemian-inspired shift dress whose complementary colors will mean more compliments coming your way!

    a plus size model wearing the Black Cc bohemian print summer dress

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It fit just as I expected. I like this one for a beach vacation or the warmer weather. The material is nice and soft. All-in-all a great purchase!" —audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in women's sizes XL–4X and in 23 patterns).

    24. A casual sleeveless dress that can be easily dressed up with cork wedges and a belt. Unless you're *not* gonna spend this summer trying to break hearts?

    reviewer mirror selfie; they're wearing the light green Mitilly sleeveless v-neck button down dress

    Promising review: "This dress is utter comfort without lacking style! It's seriously butter soft and has my most favorite thing: POCKETS! I want to get more in different colors because it's the perfect casual dress during the summer whether you are home or running errands." —Jason & Stefanie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and in 14 colors and patterns).

    25. A one-shoulder, bodycon dress because the nightclubs are reopening and so should your Friday nights. This double-layered dress contours to your body for a unique-to-you fit.

    Model wearing the blue knee-length dress
    Kloset Envy

    Kloset Envy is a Black woman-owned business based in LA creating trends to help you feel like your best and baddest self.

    Get it from Kloset Envy for $72 (available in sizes XS–XL). 

    26. A 100% cotton puff sleeve dress from Levi's with a playfully boho-chic fit and whimsical print. Throw this on to feel like the ever-inspired artist you are!

    a model wearing the Isla puff sleeve dress with white sneakers

    Get it from Levi's for $78.98 (originally $98; available in women's sizes XS-XL).

    27. A striped, midi V-neck dress that's as playful as it is sexy. I know it's summer, but did it get a little hotter in here?

    Kierra Sheard wearing the mustard striped midi summer dress

    Founded by popular gospel singer Kierra Sheard, this Black woman-owned small clothing brand serves full-figured customers with gorgeous, high-quality pieces!

    Get it from Eleven60 for $35.50 (available in women's sizes 1X–3X and in two colors).

    28. A ruffled mini dress to make you look like the only Bachelor contestant worthy of a rose.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress! It’s very comfortable and looks so cute! It reminds me of something from a boutique. I literally get so many compliments on it!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and in 14 patterns).

    29. A cute asymmetrical dress whose mix-and-match floral print and ruffled hem will make you the belle of the super casual ball.

    a model wearing the wildflower burst combo grace dress

    Alivia is a small clothing company dedicated to bridging fashion and humanity. Their original prints are created by artists with disabilities. Each artist is paid for their contribution and 10% of every order is donated towards the associated nonprofit arts program!

    Get it from Alivia for $325 (available in women's sizes XS–L and in two colors).

    30. A breezy maxi dress if you're planning to spend your beach days showing off your charm (and legs) and flirting with the wind. Its adjustable straps and tie provide extra support so you don't have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions.,

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim and was a little skeptical about it, but I have never received so many compliments on a dress before! I wore it on a trip, and I honestly couldn't get through a day without someone stopping me every few minutes to ask where I got my dress or to tell me how gorgeous it was. It flowed beautifully on that windy day. I'm so obsessed with it, I even bought two more in different colors. I highly recommend!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.01+ (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and in 27 patterns).

    31. An airy tie-front midi dress with adjustable straps that'll provide extra support so you don't have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions this summer.

    image of reviewer wearing the dark green tie front dress in a vineyard

    Promising review: "I love this dress because it's sexy yet comfortable. It's fitted on top and flowy from the waist down. The material feels soft and cool, which is perfect for a hot day. I am a curvy woman, and this dress compliments my curves perfectly!" —Ms. G

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and in 30 colors and patterns).

    32. A midi sundress that'll transition well from iced-coffee-morning-dates to mimosa-brunch-dates to pinot-noir-evening-dates. Three dates in one day? What's your secret?!


    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I love this dress. The back has that accordion design so it has a lot of stretch. The material is also way thicker than I was expecting and the straps are adjustable. This is definitely way better quality than I was expecting to receive." —Yvonne

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 33 colors/patterns).

    33. A floral one-piece bathing suit you can also pass off as a mini dress so you can head straight to the bar after drying off from your day at the beach.,

    Promising review: "DO NOT hesitate, buy this bathing suit! You will thank me later lol. I’m a breastfeeding mom with HUGE boobs! This suit covers and supports me. It’s super cute and the material is thick. I would buy more as my go-to dresses! ALSO, I never take the time to write a novel like this, BUT I’ve worked for a high-end swimsuit company for years and can tell you I have never found something that holds and gives coverage like this suit does. For anybody on the fence, just give it a shot!" —Brittany S

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes XL–5XL and 19 patterns).

    34. A striped, rainbow midi dress whose lantern sleeves will make you feel like retro royalty! You'll never wanna take off this lightweight, summery piece.

    Model laying in the grass while wearing the midi dress
    Mr Water New York / Etsy

    Mr Water New York is a New York-based Etsy shop creating colorfully unique fashion that'll make you feel like you stepped off a vintage-inspired runway.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress!! I get so many compliments when I wear it and it’s truly one of a kind." —Victoria Kennedy

    Get it from Mr Water New York on Etsy for $89 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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