The 27 Dresses To Score From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Emily Ruane
·3 mins read

Our greatest sartorial takeaway from the unusual summer of 2020? All we want to wear are dresses. Thankfully, there’s something on the now-visible fall horizon that’s going to help us get our frock fix for the upcoming season: Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. After what's seemed like weeks of limited access and tantalizing previews, the sale has officially opened to the public as of today.

As the velvet ropes are lifted at Nordstrom’s digital storefront, there’s just one item on our shopping wish lists that's underlined and circled. Whether it’s the re-embraced house dress, the errand-friendly slip, or the fresh cotton frock, dresses check almost every box that our (slightly surreal) lifestyles now require. And, lucky for us, there are plenty of them on sale. It's time to nab yourself a marked-down, fall-ready style that will liven up your WFH attire — and keep you feeling comfy yet polished as you go about your socially distant business.

Click through to see our selects for the best dresses worth scoring at Nordstrom's highly anticipated Anniversary Sale.

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<br><br><strong>Julia Jordan</strong> Three Quarter Sleeve Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fjulia-jordan-three-quarter-sleeve-midi-dress%2F5608166" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Julia Jordan Three Quarter Sleeve Midi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Eliza J.</strong> Colorblock Floral Smocked Waist Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Feliza-j-colorblock-floral-smocked-waist-long-sleeve-dress%2F5559089" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Eliza J. Colorblock Floral Smocked Waist Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Gal Meets Glam</strong> Courtney Rio Stripe Lawn Maxi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fgal-meets-glam-collection-courtney-rio-stripe-lawn-maxi-dress%2F4920304" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Gal Meets Glam Courtney Rio Stripe Lawn Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Eliza J.</strong> High/Low Fit & Flare Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Feliza-j-high-low-fit-flare-dress%2F5321407" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Eliza J. High/Low Fit & Flare Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Topshop</strong> Floral Print Ruched Neck Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Ftopshop-floral-print-ruched-neck-midi-dress%2F5614181" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Topshop Floral Print Ruched Neck Midi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Halogen</strong> Tie Back Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fhalogen-tie-back-long-sleeve-dress-regular-petite%2F5539784%3F%26color%3Dpink%2520yarrow" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Halogen Tie Back Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Chelsea28</strong> Sleeveless Midi Sweater Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fchelsea28-sleeveless-midi-sweater-dress%2F5549902" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Chelsea28 Sleeveless Midi Sweater Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Halogen</strong> Tie Back Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fhalogen-tie-back-long-sleeve-dress-plus-size%2F5543520" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Halogen Tie Back Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Topshop</strong> Long Sleeve Faux Leather Shirtdress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Ftopshop-long-sleeve-faux-leather-shirtdress%2F5614175%3F%26color%3Dolive" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Topshop Long Sleeve Faux Leather Shirtdress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Chelsea28</strong> Floral Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fchelsea28-floral-wide-leg-jumpsuit%2F5549900" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Chelsea28 Floral Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Rebecca Taylor</strong> Floral Print A-Line Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Frebecca-taylor-floral-print-a-line-dress%2F5587439" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Rebecca Taylor Floral Print A-Line Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Topshop</strong> Leopard Print Mock Wrap Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Ftopshop-leopard-print-mock-wrap-midi-dress%2F5614165" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Topshop Leopard Print Mock Wrap Midi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Socialite</strong> Slit Heathered T-Shirt Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Socialite Slit Heathered T-Shirt Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Eileen Fisher</strong> Band Collar Stretch Silk Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Feileen-fisher-band-collar-stretch-silk-dress%2F5596118" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Eileen Fisher Band Collar Stretch Silk Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Leith</strong> Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fleith-ruched-body-con-tank-dress%2F5420732%3Fcolor%3Dburgundy%2520rose" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Lafayette 148 New York</strong> Augustina Belted Midi Shirtdress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Flafayette-148-new-york-augustina-belted-midi-shirtdress%2F5612776" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Lafayette 148 New York Augustina Belted Midi Shirtdress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Sam Edelman</strong> Metallic Floral Print Chiffon Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fsam-edelman-metallic-floral-print-chiffon-dress%2F5611063" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Sam Edelman Metallic Floral Print Chiffon Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Lafayette 148 New York</strong> Doha Midi Shirtdress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Flafayette-148-new-york-doha-midi-shirtdress%2F5612801" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Lafayette 148 New York Doha Midi Shirtdress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Tahari</strong> Cap Sleeve Crepe Sheath Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Ftahari-cap-sleeve-crepe-sheath-dress%2F5266474%3F%26color%3Dcobalt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Tahari Cap Sleeve Crepe Sheath Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>HARPER ROSE</strong> Confetti Print Blouson Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fharper-rose-confetti-print-blouson-midi-dress%2F5663446" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


HARPER ROSE Confetti Print Blouson Midi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>BP.</strong> Frill Cuff Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fbp-frill-cuff-long-sleeve-dress-plus-size%2F5544356%3F%26color%3Dblack%2520betsy%2520rose%2520floral" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


BP. Frill Cuff Long Sleeve Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Faherty</strong> Bemini Print Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Ffaherty-bemini-print-dress%2F5581690" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Faherty Bemini Print Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Julia Jordan</strong> Floral Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fjulia-jordan-floral-puff-sleeve-midi-dress%2F5608164" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Julia Jordan Floral Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Julia Jordan</strong> Floral Long Sleeve Chiffon Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fjulia-jordan-floral-long-sleeve-chiffon-midi-dress%2F5608149" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Julia Jordan Floral Long Sleeve Chiffon Midi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Veronica Beard</strong> Meadow Puff Sleeve Minidress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fveronica-beard-meadow-puff-sleeve-minidress%2F5624721" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Veronica Beard Meadow Puff Sleeve Minidress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Vince</strong> Gathered Sleeveless Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fvince-gathered-sleeveless-dress%2F5598713%3F%26color%3Dblack" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Vince Gathered Sleeveless Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>BB Dakota</strong> Stripe Shirtdress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fbb-dakota-stripe-shirtdress%2F5611414" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


BB Dakota Stripe Shirtdress, $, available at Nordstrom

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