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24 Highly-Rated Dresses You’ll Rock All Summer
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1. A super comfy option with a drawstring waist.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $25 Sizes: XS-XL Available in four colors.
“This is so cute that I ordered all three colors. I am normally a size 10-12 and the large fit perfectly.” —Cassi
2. A cape dress that adds some DrAmA.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $160-$180 Sizes: 6-10 and 18-24
“The material is thicker and of a better quality than I would have guessed, and the cape lays beautifully over the shoulders. I received countless compliments on it, and the dress held up through the ceremony and reception.” —A. W.
3. A perfect teeshirt dress to throw on when you’re running late.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $79 Sizes: S-XL
“This is a great dress. It’s very flattering and looks casual yet pulled together. It feels like a giant t-shirt, so it’s very comfortable. I received four compliments the first time I wore it to work.” —Anonymous
4. A lace-edged mini dress with a scoop back.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $68 Sizes: 2-12 Available in two colors.
“I loved this dress! It was soft and comfortable and had the perfect amount of stretch. Classy and a little sexy too.” —Jennifer R.
5. A sporty maxi for the hottest summer days.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $60 Sizes: XS-XL Available in five colors and patterns.
“The length is perfect and hits right about my ankles. It’s a very soft unique material. I am tempted to get it in more colors.” —Stephwelk
6. An elegant lace number with a scalloped v-neck.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $125.99 (on sale) Sizes: 0-5X Available in two colors.
“Very pretty dress! Flattering and not all-over big like a lot of plus-size dresses. I plan to wear this while attending a wedding.” —Anonymous
7. An adjustable halter maxi in a graphic print.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $62 Sizes: XS-2XL Available in six colors and prints.
“I am going to order a couple more of them! I am curvy so I was worried about it being clingy, but it is perfect! It just about touches the floor, which I love! It holds the girls up without a bra, awesome! This is the perfect summer dress!” —Karlie
8. An elegant v-back that’ll make you feel like you’re at high tea.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $160 Sizes: 4-16 Available in four colors.
“I needed a formal dress ASAP for an event. This worked perfectly! Since I’m short, this came pretty much to just above my ankles so it fit the bill. Plus the blue is gorgeous! AND POCKETS! Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets? Can’t wait to wear it again!” —Julie N
9. A Michael Stars racerback midi dress with shirred sides.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $88 Sizes: XS-L Available in four colors.
“Holy heck is this dress gorgeous on! I got the olive moss color and I would say it’s pretty true to color as it is on Zappos.com. It fits perfectly but not too tight. It is SO comfortable too. The shirring is extremely flattering.” —Erin
10. A Free People slip you can wear underneath something or by itself.
Rating: 4/5 Price: $68 Sizes: XS-L Available in three colors.
“This dress is beautiful. It’s very light and simple but looks elegant. I wore this dress on a night out in Miami and received many compliments. It’s a perfect beach dress because it’s so light and flowy. I highly recommend this dress.” —Anonymous
11. A ruched dress you’ll want to pull out for any semiformal occasion.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $118 Sizes: 1X-5X Available in two colors and patterns.
“Sexy and classy. Best combination. This dress is extremely well made and fits awesome.” —Alexandra P.
12. A Lilly Pulitzer UPF 50 dress that’ll protect you from the sun.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $138 Sizes: XXS-XL Available in six colors and prints.
“This is really a flattering cut and, although the colors are very vibrant, it all goes together well and is perfect for the tropics.”
13. A hoodie dress that’s basically like wearing a hug.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $54.99 Sizes: S-L Available in two colors.
“What a cute, casual, comfortable way to wear an oversized sweatshirt. It is meant to be roomy, so I would recommend ordering your normal size. If you want it more fitted, order one size down. Overall, super cute!” —Anonymous
14. A ruched sheath that approps for both work and the margarita happy hour after work.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $70.99 Sizes: 2-14 Available in three colors.
“This is such a unique dress. The neckline is very attractive and really makes this dress stand out. The material is stretchy and forgiving. This will be an easy dress to dress up or down depending on the shoes and jewelry. Great dress for the price!” —Anonymous
15. An empire-waisted tank in a nautical stripe.
Rating: 4/5 Price: $65 Sizes: 1X-3X Available in five colors.
“I was so excited when I tried this on! The empire waist gathers are perfectly located, and the dress falls nicely from there, making the front look very flattering, smooth and flat. This dress could even look nice worn to a meeting with a cropped jacket, or out to a casual dinner or day at the beach/lake. This dress was a great find, and I have to buy a second one!” —Anonymous
16. A tank that’ll have you doing the ~twist~.
Rating: 4/5 Price: $69 Sizes: S-L
“Very nice, casual, slim-fitting dress. Material is thin, but not see-through. Comfy! Dress it up with blingy sandals for a more formal eve out.” —Anonymous
17. A floor-length dress that rocks the off-the-shoulder trend.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $69 XS-XL and 1X-2X Available in nine colors.
“This dress looks even better in person. I got the 2X and it hugs my curves in all the right places. I will be dressing up with some bling and accessories and I know I will look fab and be very comfy. I could not be happier with this purchase.” —Ladee M
18. A mini dress with maximum zigzag.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $47.99 Sizes: S-L Available in three colors and patterns.
“After trying on about 25 dresses from various stores, this one was the winner. I wanted something that was classy and comfortable and my goal was to stay fairly inexpensive. This dress is loose yet still elegant and the bonus is that it can easily be dressed up or down. All around a great staple item.” —Brittany B
19. A denim button up for casual Fridays.
Rating: 4/5 Price: $98 Sizes: XS-L
“I love this dress! The fabric is so soft! It is a very flattering length. It looked really cute with suede booties and will transition to sandals when it gets warmer outside.” —Anonymous
20. A light blue lace mini that looks hot while keeping you cool.
Rating: 4/5 Price: $52 Sizes: XS-L Available in four colors.
“Beautiful little staple for your wardrobe! The fabric is elegant and hangs nicely. It is better quality than expected for the price! The only drawback is that it is a bit sheer so you really have to consider your undergarments!” —Sara L
21. A long-sleeve dress with *POCKETS*.
Rating: 4/5 Price: $68 Sizes: XS-XL Available in five colors.
“This is a great dress. SOOO comfortable and flattering. Works as a cover-up or for a dressier occasion. I bought the gray one and loved it so much, I ordered it in black.” —Jane
22. A wrap dress that will have you singing “Lady In Red.”
Rating: 5/5 Price: $98 Sizes: 0X-4X
“I have an innate mistrust of true wrap dresses. They always seem to end up hanging just a little bit wrong, pulling in uncomfortable places, or gapping strangely. But then I tied it and wowza! It hugs all the right curves. It sits perfectly over my cleavage, revealing a sexy-but-not-scandalous amount. The color is great and the ruffle is super cute!” —Caitlyn M
23. A scalloped dress with a barely-there back.
Rating: 5/5 Price: $59 Sizes: S-L Available in three colors.
“I love this dress. It fits me like a dream! Yay Zappos!” —Anonymous
24. A vintage-inspired bodycon that’ll make you feel like a femme fatale.
Rating: 4/5 Price: $48 Sizes: S-2X Available in three colors.
“Love the fit & stretch of this dress. I already bought this dress in cream and mint and am going to buy it in black. I’m hoping it’ll show up in more colors!” —Allison
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