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[summer outfits 2021]16 Best Summer Dresses To Wear In 2021: Affordable, Cute Sundresses

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  Best Overall

  V-Neck Spaghetti Strap Bowknot Back Dress

  

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  ECOWISH

  amazon.com

  $39.99

  $34.99 (13% off)

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  Between the affordable price tag, cute spaghetti straps, lace embroidery, and flattering skater silhouette, there’s nothing not to love. Available in 32 colors and patterns, you’ll want to grab a few.

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  Best For Value

  Backless Halter Floral Maxi Dress

  

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  PRETTYGARDEN

  amazon.com

  $46.99

  $40.99 (13% off)

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  This dress looks like something you may have spent at least a hundred dollars on, but it’s a bargain at $40. The elegant halter neck, ruffle details, and adjustable tie waist make this a win for any high-fashion wardrobe on a budget.

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  Best TikTok-Famous Dress

  Crewneck Ruched Sleeveless Tank Dress

  

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  BTFBM

  amazon.com

  $29.99

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  If this one looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it all over TikTok. Fashion influencers love how comfortable the fabric feels while still providing lightweight coverage that’s perfect for hot summer days.

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  Best Wrap Dress

  Short Sleeve V-Neck Wrap Dress

  

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  Relipop

  amazon.com

  $24.99

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  A wrap dress is always in style. This may be under $20, but because of the adjustable tie closure and forever-trendy polka dots, you’ll likely keep it around for years to come.

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  Best High-Low Dress

  V-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress

  

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  KILIG

  amazon.com

  $30.99

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  There’s nothing like a good high-low dress to show off your sexy legs. This one features a stretchy fabric on top that cinches at your waist for extra comfort, too.

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  Best A-Line Dress

  Tie Front A-Line Swing Midi Dress

  

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  ECOWISH

  amazon.com

  $39.99

  $31.99 (20% off)

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  For the times you want the simplicity of an LBD but are craving something with a bit more of a pop, this sexy v-neck dress features a tie-front. The midi length and A-line silhouette make it a classic that’ll never go out of style, too.

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  Best Dress With Pockets

  Spaghetti Strap Button-Down Midi Dress With Pockets

  

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  Angashion

  amazon.com

  $29.99

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  Never know where to put your hands for pictures, or just want a place to hold your phone (or snacks)? This strappy, striped dress features front pockets that seamlessly blend with the style and fun button-down detailing.

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  Best Maxi Dress

  Strapless Maxi Dress

  

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  ZESICA

  amazon.com

  $39.99

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  A strapless maxi dress is a must for those days you plan on spending a lot of time out in the sun. It’s a trendy way to avoid tan lines, and the stretchy top half makes it comfy, too.

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  Best Boho Dress

  Long Sleeve Off-Shoulder Maxi Dress

  

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  SAUKOLE

  amazon.com

  $36.99

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  If this doesn’t give off “romance novel cover” vibes, I don’t know what does. It’s a great option if you prefer more coverage, but the airy and lightweight fabric will still keep you cool. Like the look but prefer less of a sleeve? This flowy tank dress is a great option.

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  Best Tie-Dye Dress

  Casual, Loose Tie-Dye Dress With Pockets

  

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  HUSKARY

  amazon.com

  $39.99

  $31.99 (20% off)

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  With over 6,000 five-star reviews, happy customers are obsessed with the comfy feel of this dress (and the fact that it has pockets!). The slits on the side are a fun little detail, and you can even tie the fabric at the front for a more trendy look.

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  Best Exercise Dress

  The Exercise Dress

  

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  Outdoor Voices

  outdoorvoices.com

  $100.00

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  If you’re trying to go straight from your AM workout to brunch with friends, throw a quick belt or denim jacket on this cult-favorite exercise dress. Or, skip the workout and just keep it on-hand for hot summer days.

  The dress features sweat-wicking fabric, a shorts liner, pockets(!), and adjustable straps for maximum comfort and support.

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  Best Floral Dress

  Floral Maxi Dress

  

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  ZELIE FOR SHE

  nordstrom.com

  $119.00

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  Florals aren’t everyone’s thing, but with the pattern being trendier than ever now, this neutral-toned maxi dress is a great way to dip your toe in the floral pond while still maintaining your minimalist vibes.

  It’s a great luxe piece to wear to a wedding or with a blazer for work, but comfy enough to laze around in the park with for a picnic, too.

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  Best Wedding Guest Dress

  Tiered Mini Dress

  

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  ASOS Design

  Asos

  $64.00

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  Some mini dresses lack a chic, elegant look but this one features a silky champagne fabric, ruffles, and bows—it’s perfect for all the weddings you’re attending this season. Plus, it looks great with a blazer layered over it for those cooler nights.

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  Best Pant Dress Set

  Santorini Set

  

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  Holichic By Megha

  holichicbymegha.com

  $155.00

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  This pant dress set gives off ultimate vaca vibes (whether you’re planning trips to the beach or margarita night with friends). You could easily wear the flirty ruffled dress alone, but the tailored, cropped pants add a unique touch of elegance.

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  Best Animal Print Dress

  Long Sleeve Midi Wrap Dress

  

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  GOOD AMERICAN

  nordstrom.com

  $139.00

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  Is a fun summer wardrobe really complete without at least one animal print dress? The best part is that this one features a super soft stretch jersey fabric that’ll make it feel like you’re wearing pajamas.

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  Best Mesh Dress

  Michelle Mesh Coverup

  

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  Gigi C

  gigicbikinis.com

  $110.00

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  Mesh has made a full comeback from the ’90s, and this cover-up dress may be the best part of that. You can wear it over your favorite bathing suit, but you could just as easily pair it with a slip or even denim shorts and crop top for a more daring vibe.

  Neha Tandon

  Neha Tandon is the E-Commerce Editor of Women’s Health—she’s an expert in discovering the best products you can buy and giving recommendations.

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