27 Affordable Dresses You Can Wear All Year Long

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A maxi dress ready to be worn with sandals or boots, depending on the weather.


Promising review: “This is SO CUTE! I can’t wait to wear it this this summer. Many have said they used it as a swimsuit cover up, but I will definitely be wearing this as a casual maxi dress! The material is slightly silky and very substantial — definitely more substantial than just a cover up. You can even tie up the front into a knot for a cute hi-low look. Just make sure to size up for a more relaxed fit!” —Richie P.

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 30 colors).

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And don’t forget to grab a petticoat to add some volume!

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 $29.49+ (available in 43 colors and sizes XS-4XL).


A polka-dotted sweetie to really round out your wardrobe.


Promising review: “This dress is so cute and comfortable! Love the pockets and the higher neckline (so no need to layer a cami). I am 5’2″ and the dress hits about 3 inches below the knee, which is great. The elastic waist is comfortable and not too tight. Wonderful dress for the money!” —JH

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).


A belted midi wrap dress for looking cute as a button.


Get it from Boohoo for $22 (available in sizes 12–22 and five colors).


A ruffly polka dot number you’ll put into heavy rotation this spring and then keep it there for every other season.


Promising review: “I wore this to my wedding rehearsal and dinner. I love the ruffles and the loose fit! I originally bought the teal green, but I had to go back and order the other two colors. Plus, this has pockets!” —Lg

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).


A wrap chiffon stunner capable of transitioning from season to season with far more grace than the rest of us. I’ll never stop complaining about changing weather but this dress handles it like it a champ.


Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress! I used it for a shoot up in Malibu and both the other model and photographer asked where I got the dress. I am 5’3″ and it fits me well. It flows nicely as I walk and in the wind. It’s super comfortable to wear and the fabric is good quality.” —Kaila Yu

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 18 colors)


A tank shift dress so simple, it can be worn to any occasion and during any season.


Good luck choosing just one color.

Promising review: “PERFECT! PERFECT! PERFECT! The fabric is soft and comfortable, and the fit was perfect. Plus, it has pockets! You can’t go wrong with this dress.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors).


A shirt dress that feels prep school chic, even during summer vacation.


Get it from ModCloth for $39.99 (available in sizes S–4XL).


A profesh-as-heck pencil dress you can wear any time, because you’re always a boss.


Promising review: “I can’t tell y’all how much I LOVE THIS DRESS. I wore it to a banquet at which I did the keynote speech. Such a beautiful dress.” —Naima

Get it from Amazon for $46.93+ (available in sizes 2-16 and in 15 colors).


A long-sleeved midi dress that miiiiiight look good on everyone. You should probably get one for everyone you know just to make sure.

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Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress! I ordered it in black and it arrived quickly, fits perfectly, and is both comfortable and flattering. The fabric is soft and lovely and the extra bonus is that it has pockets. I will soon order another in a different color!” —TAMARA WATSON

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 13 colors).


A neon shirt dress to ensure you’re always the brightest thing in the room.


Use the code get40 to get 40% off!

Get it from Missguided for $30.60 (originally $51; available in sizes 12–22 and also white).

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See our write-up of this amazing dress.

Promising review: “This dress is perfect! This dress is elegant and even has large pockets, which is perfect to hold a smartphone and/or lip balm. While I normally wear a size small, I read other reviews which said to buy one size larger, and I’m so glad I did. I highly recommend purchasing this dress.” —Amber

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 19 colors).


A sloth dress you’ll be slow to put into storage (luckily you don’t have to).


Also available in other patterns like dogs, foxes, and stars.

Promising review: “Absolutely love this dress and thought it was adorable! I love sloths, so the moment I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it! The dress fit as expected and it was really comfortable. I’m a teacher and was able to wear it the whole day without any issues.” —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $28.50 (available in sizes S–XL).


An overall dress you can wear with short sleeves or a sweater underneath, depending on what your weather app says.


Or a denim option if you’re more into a traditional overall look.

Forever 21

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


A patterned collared dress that looks just as good with flip-flops as it does with boots and an oversized cardigan.


Promising review: “I LOVE this dress!!!! I couldn’t believe how great it was for the price. The first day I wore it I received over five compliments on it.” —Megan Jackson

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and seven patterns).

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Promising review: “Super comfy dress, came very wrinkled but after tossing it in the dryer it looked great! Loved wearing it for our family photos.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 28 colors).


A dramatic frock with an oversized neck bow for looking like a headmaster… even on summer vacation.


Promising review: “This dress is beautiful!! I was very pleasantly surprised when I received it today and tried it on! Fits like a glove, Great quality!!” —sunny long

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and five colors).


A skater dress dotted in faux pearls that’s ~pearl~fect for any season.

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Promising review: “Super cute dress that is a little short for my curvy body. I did wear it with black shorts underneath and felt completely comfortable. I love the style with the black with white pearls on top. It looks very chic.” —kevinerhard

Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–L and three colors).


A scallop LBD that’s simple enough for all occasions but different enough to feel special.

Unique Vintage

Get it from Unique Vintage for $64 (available in sizes 1X–4X).


A shift dress with cut-out sleeves you’ll never give the cold shoulder to.

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Promising review: “Comfy, cute, and bright. I love this dress because it’s a quick outfit. The material is also medium thickness, not heavy or light. I live in California so I look forward to having this dress as a transition into fall.” —Myriah Harris

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and 22 colors).


A geometric shift dress that can easily be worn from the office to the bar — and honestly then to bed because it looks really comfy.


Get it from Boohoo for $16 (available in sizes 4–10).


A tie pencil dress with lantern sleeves ready to light up your life.


Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).


A wrap tie dress pretty much made to be worn with over-the-knee boots.

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Promising review: “I LOVE this dress. I wasn’t expecting the quality. I can’t wait to wear it! What I like most is that I can wear it on or off the shoulders. Pairing it with some stockings and over the knee boots for a birthday dinner.” —MKMark

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


A patterned wrap dress that’s sure to win you the best dressed award at work. Your office has that, right?


Get it from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes XS–4X and five patterns).


A hoodie that combines the sweatshirt material of fall with the short sleeve feature of spring to create the perfect timeless dress.


A simple smock with the uncanny ability to look good with sandals, sneakers, AND boots.

Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes S–L).

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