The Highest Reviewed Dresses Always On Sale At Nordstrom Rack

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While summer is always a popular time to stock up on dresses, there's something about the demand for the garment this year that's particularly unhinged. Long dresses, short dresses, nap dresses, going-out dresses... they are flying off the shelves faster than we're flying out of our houses. While there are plenty of trending styles to choose from these days, there's one kind of dress that will never go out of style: An affordable one. And that's where good ol' Nordstrom Rack has us covered.

Nordstrom Rack is a reliable go-to for some of our favorite brands (think discounts on Topshop, Madewell, Cinq à Sept, and more). So it comes as no surprise that the internet's savviest shoppers gravitate towards its abundance of stylish yet well-priced offerings. And, lucky for us, they also leave behind reviews to help the rest of us decide what is (and isn't) worth our $$. We've scoured Nordstrom Rack's top-rated frocks and plucked out the crowd-pleasers you need on your radar (and in your closet). The best part? True to Nordstrom Rack form, they're all on sale, all the time.

Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.

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<h2>Max Studio Tiered Maxi Dress</h2><br>You don't need to be style savant to know that anything of the <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/the-nap-dress-best-styles" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:prairie-chic, nap dress variety" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">prairie-chic, nap dress variety</a> has been all the rage for over a year now (with no sign of slowing down in popularity, BTW). And of course, Nordstrom Rack has a way to get in on the trend at a major discount.<br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4 out of 5 stars; 241 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/max-studio-elbow-length-sleeve-print-tiered-maxi-dress/6043768" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "This dress is AWESOME! Would 1,000% recommend! Fit is great and I received a lot of compliments the night I wore it out!" — lauren, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Max Studio</strong> Elbow Length Sleeve Print Tiered Maxi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fmax-studio-elbow-length-sleeve-print-tiered-maxi-dress%2F6043768" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Max Studio Tiered Maxi Dress


You don't need to be style savant to know that anything of the prairie-chic, nap dress variety has been all the rage for over a year now (with no sign of slowing down in popularity, BTW). And of course, Nordstrom Rack has a way to get in on the trend at a major discount.

The Hype: 4 out of 5 stars; 241 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "This dress is AWESOME! Would 1,000% recommend! Fit is great and I received a lot of compliments the night I wore it out!" — lauren, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Max Studio Elbow Length Sleeve Print Tiered Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Nina Leonard Geometric Print Sweater Dress</h2><br>With so many sheath-like, midi-length sweater dresses on the market right now, this dress really stands out. With a cute A-line mini skirt and an abstract print all over, it's no wonder it's so highly rated. <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.5 out of 5 stars and 403 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/nina-leonard-geometric-print-sweater-dress/5987029" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "All I can say is wow! This dress is amazing. So flattering. Makes the waist look smaller. I am 5'4 and 157 lbs. This dress is true to size. I am not tall, so the dress fits right above the knee. I'm also a 36D and the MEDIUM fit perfect. I got the black and white one. It stands out just right. But, if you rather blend in, do not get this color:)" — NayeliC, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><br><strong>Nina Leonard</strong> Geometric Print Sweater Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fnina-leonard-geometric-print-sweater-dress%2F5987029" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Nina Leonard Geometric Print Sweater Dress


With so many sheath-like, midi-length sweater dresses on the market right now, this dress really stands out. With a cute A-line mini skirt and an abstract print all over, it's no wonder it's so highly rated.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 403 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "All I can say is wow! This dress is amazing. So flattering. Makes the waist look smaller. I am 5'4 and 157 lbs. This dress is true to size. I am not tall, so the dress fits right above the knee. I'm also a 36D and the MEDIUM fit perfect. I got the black and white one. It stands out just right. But, if you rather blend in, do not get this color:)" — NayeliC, NordstromRack.com reviewer


Nina Leonard Geometric Print Sweater Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Velvet Torch Long Sleeve Bodycon Midi Dress</h2><br>Reviewers love this super soft minimalist bodycon dress because it slips on like a second skin. And, if this bright mustard is a bit too bold for your taste, you can also get it in a fiery red, elegant black, or classic navy.<br><br><strong>The Hype: </strong>4.2 out of 5 stars and 59 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/velvet-torch-long-sleeve-bodycon-midi-dress/6037238" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying: </strong>"A great dress, especially for the price I paid. Nice and sleek, form-fitting but not a girdle. Perfect color and silhouette. A very versatile dress that could be used for day and could also be a knockout at night with the right accessories. Fabric is nice and stretchy and looks good on. Length is just right. I've been looking for a dress like this for a long time. I couldn't believe I got it for the price I paid!" — mkmiraglia, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Velvet Torch</strong> Long Sleeve Bodycon Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fvelvet-torch-long-sleeve-bodycon-midi-dress%2F6037238" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Velvet Torch Long Sleeve Bodycon Midi Dress


Reviewers love this super soft minimalist bodycon dress because it slips on like a second skin. And, if this bright mustard is a bit too bold for your taste, you can also get it in a fiery red, elegant black, or classic navy.

The Hype: 4.2 out of 5 stars and 59 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "A great dress, especially for the price I paid. Nice and sleek, form-fitting but not a girdle. Perfect color and silhouette. A very versatile dress that could be used for day and could also be a knockout at night with the right accessories. Fabric is nice and stretchy and looks good on. Length is just right. I've been looking for a dress like this for a long time. I couldn't believe I got it for the price I paid!" — mkmiraglia, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Velvet Torch Long Sleeve Bodycon Midi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>AFRM Gilda Back Cutout Dress</h2><br>Though you can't tell from the front view, the backside of this long-sleeve maxi has a gorgeous <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-cut-out-dresses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cut-out" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">cut-out</a> that will stun all those around you.<br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.6 out of 5 stars and 12 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/afrm-gilda-back-cutout-dress/6099761" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying: </strong>"Wore this to a party and got tons of compliments! Very flattering!" — cami, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>AFRM</strong> Gilda Back Cutout Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fafrm-gilda-back-cutout-dress%2F6099761" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

AFRM Gilda Back Cutout Dress


Though you can't tell from the front view, the backside of this long-sleeve maxi has a gorgeous cut-out that will stun all those around you.

The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 12 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "Wore this to a party and got tons of compliments! Very flattering!" — cami, NordstromRack.com reviewer

AFRM Gilda Back Cutout Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Philosophy Cashmere Elbow Sleeve Knit Swing Dress</h2><br>Who can resist a swingy, easy-going mini dress for under $20? File this under "Perfect LBD."<br><br><strong>The Hype: </strong>4.3 out of 5 stars and 376 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/philosophy-cashmere-elbow-sleeve-knit-swing-dress/6041463" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "I had been looking for a reasonably priced comfortable and trendy black dress! Bingo! This dress fit that description and is super comfortable. I wore it with tights, a scarf, and boots. I received compliments all day!" — Maria B, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Philosophy Cashmere</strong> Elbow Sleeve Knit Swing Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fphilosophy-cashmere-elbow-sleeve-knit-swing-dress%2F6041463" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Philosophy Cashmere Elbow Sleeve Knit Swing Dress


Who can resist a swingy, easy-going mini dress for under $20? File this under "Perfect LBD."

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 376 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "I had been looking for a reasonably priced comfortable and trendy black dress! Bingo! This dress fit that description and is super comfortable. I wore it with tights, a scarf, and boots. I received compliments all day!" — Maria B, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Philosophy Cashmere Elbow Sleeve Knit Swing Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Nina Leonard V-Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater Dress</h2><br><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-puff-sleeve-dresses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Puff sleeves" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Puff sleeves</a> may have been all the rage this summer, but that doesn't mean you have to retire them for fall. This sweater dress certainly makes the case for keeping things voluminous with seasonal fabrics and colors. <br><br><strong>The Hype: </strong>4.5 out of 5 stars and 49 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/nina-leonard-v-neck-balloon-sleeve-sweater-dress/5988916" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying: </strong>"Very flattering on my curvy figure. The color is bright and cheery. This will be a winter staple!" — truecurtis, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Nina Leonard</strong> V-Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fnina-leonard-v-neck-balloon-sleeve-sweater-dress%2F5988916" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Nina Leonard V-Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater Dress


Puff sleeves may have been all the rage this summer, but that doesn't mean you have to retire them for fall. This sweater dress certainly makes the case for keeping things voluminous with seasonal fabrics and colors.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 49 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "Very flattering on my curvy figure. The color is bright and cheery. This will be a winter staple!" — truecurtis, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Nina Leonard V-Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>NSR Emma Floral Print Ruffle Dress</h2><br>Good news — you don't have to give up your ruffles, your florals, or your smocked fits! This charming mini dress has all the romantic elements of a prairie dress but in a shorter length and a sheer fabric overlay that's perfect for evenings and date nights.<br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.1 out of 5 stars and 111 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/nsr-emma-floral-print-ruffle-dress/5094166" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying: </strong>"So cute!! Was not sure if I should purchase this because of other reviews, but went on a limb and got it. Absolutely worth it, not too short or see through." — AshA, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>NSR</strong> Emma Floral Print Ruffle Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fnsr-emma-floral-print-ruffle-dress%2F5094166" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

NSR Emma Floral Print Ruffle Dress


Good news — you don't have to give up your ruffles, your florals, or your smocked fits! This charming mini dress has all the romantic elements of a prairie dress but in a shorter length and a sheer fabric overlay that's perfect for evenings and date nights.

The Hype: 4.1 out of 5 stars and 111 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "So cute!! Was not sure if I should purchase this because of other reviews, but went on a limb and got it. Absolutely worth it, not too short or see through." — AshA, NordstromRack.com reviewer

NSR Emma Floral Print Ruffle Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Alexia Admor Olivia Draped Sheath Dress</h2><br>Got a wedding (or two) to attend on the horizon and not sure what to wear? Your search stops right here, with this elegant sheath dress featuring an ultra-glam off-the-shoulder silhouette and hundreds of happy reviews.<br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.2 out of 5 stars; 358 reviews on NordstromRack.com<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Dress is awesome, it draped the shoulder perfectly. It hugs your curves so if you want a loose dress this may not be what you want. Color was perfect. Nice feeling material." — cjordana, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Alexia Admor</strong> Olivia Draped Off-the-Shoulder Sheath Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Falexia-admor-olivia-draped-off-the-shoulder-sheath-dress%2F5979725" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Alexia Admor Olivia Draped Sheath Dress


Got a wedding (or two) to attend on the horizon and not sure what to wear? Your search stops right here, with this elegant sheath dress featuring an ultra-glam off-the-shoulder silhouette and hundreds of happy reviews.

The Hype: 4.2 out of 5 stars; 358 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "Dress is awesome, it draped the shoulder perfectly. It hugs your curves so if you want a loose dress this may not be what you want. Color was perfect. Nice feeling material." — cjordana, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Alexia Admor Olivia Draped Off-the-Shoulder Sheath Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Alexia Admore Amelia Studded Velvet Wrap Dress</h2><br>A wrap dress is universally flattering and this burgundy stunner is the perfect summer to fall wardrobe standout. <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4 out of 5 stars; 6 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/alexia-admor-amelia-studded-velvet-wrap-dress/5989371" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "This dress is absolute perfection! It hits all the right places, super flattering and feels luxurious. Length was perfect for me too- I’m 5’10” and got a size Small. Oh and the little polka dots are actually tiny little golden studs, which are even nicer in person. 100% recommend this dress!!" — fortheloveofmother, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Alexia Admor</strong> Amelia Studded Velvet Wrap Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Falexia-admor-amelia-studded-velvet-wrap-dress%2F5989371" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Alexia Admore Amelia Studded Velvet Wrap Dress


A wrap dress is universally flattering and this burgundy stunner is the perfect summer to fall wardrobe standout.

The Hype: 4 out of 5 stars; 6 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "This dress is absolute perfection! It hits all the right places, super flattering and feels luxurious. Length was perfect for me too- I’m 5’10” and got a size Small. Oh and the little polka dots are actually tiny little golden studs, which are even nicer in person. 100% recommend this dress!!" — fortheloveofmother, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Alexia Admor Amelia Studded Velvet Wrap Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Max Studio V-Neck Smocked Dress</h2><br>This fun, floral-y mini frock is the ideal length for the remaining hazy days of summer. And thanks to its long sleeves, it can just as effortlessly be transitioned into your fall wardrobe — making this the perfect mid-August purchase (especially for under $50). <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.2 out of 5 stars; 30 reviews on NordstromRack.com<br><strong><br>What They're Saying:</strong> "The Perfect Summer Dress :) That’s the only way I can put it: perfect for a summer afternoons." — Chiky, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Max Studio</strong> V-Neck Smocked Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fmax-studio-v-neck-smocked-dress%2F6052936" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Max Studio V-Neck Smocked Dress


This fun, floral-y mini frock is the ideal length for the remaining hazy days of summer. And thanks to its long sleeves, it can just as effortlessly be transitioned into your fall wardrobe — making this the perfect mid-August purchase (especially for under $50).

The Hype: 4.2 out of 5 stars; 30 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying:
"The Perfect Summer Dress :) That’s the only way I can put it: perfect for a summer afternoons." — Chiky, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Max Studio V-Neck Smocked Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Philosophy Cashmere Midi Tank Dress</h2><br>You really can't go wrong with a simple black tank dress — especially one that's always under $20. This style has hundreds of glowing reviews from shoppers who are all about its versatility and non-clingy fit. <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.4 out of 5 stars; 342 reviews on NordstromRack.com<br><strong><br>What They're Saying:</strong> "The sale price may give you pause, but you’d be missing out, I cannot believe how perfect this dress is for summer fun! I usually only wear the color black, but I bought four out of six colors. The fabric has body so that it drapes and doesn’t cling. The scoop neck is in the right position for someone who doesn’t want too much cleavage showing. A perfect day to evening dress." — nodiva, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Philosophy Cashmere</strong> Scoop Neck Midi Tank Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fphilosophy-cashmere-scoop-neck-midi-tank-dress%2F6044409" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Philosophy Cashmere Midi Tank Dress


You really can't go wrong with a simple black tank dress — especially one that's always under $20. This style has hundreds of glowing reviews from shoppers who are all about its versatility and non-clingy fit.

The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars; 342 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying:
"The sale price may give you pause, but you’d be missing out, I cannot believe how perfect this dress is for summer fun! I usually only wear the color black, but I bought four out of six colors. The fabric has body so that it drapes and doesn’t cling. The scoop neck is in the right position for someone who doesn’t want too much cleavage showing. A perfect day to evening dress." — nodiva, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Philosophy Cashmere Scoop Neck Midi Tank Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Lovestitch Maxi Dress</h2><br>This compliment-magnet of a maxi dress may have a lot of fabric, but don't mistake it for a stylish sweat fest. Its relaxed silhouette and airy material make this a cool choice, whether it's worn solo or with layers. <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.6 out of 5 stars; 14 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/lovestitch-maxi-dress/4989290" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Obsessed with this dress!!!! The best summer “throw-on-and go” while looking cute and out together dress! It drapes perfectly. I bought it in so many colors and constantly get compliments on it. I’m 5’10” and it is even long enough for me!" — Tiffanybd, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Love Stitch</strong> Maxi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Flovestitch-maxi-dress%2F4989290" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Lovestitch Maxi Dress


This compliment-magnet of a maxi dress may have a lot of fabric, but don't mistake it for a stylish sweat fest. Its relaxed silhouette and airy material make this a cool choice, whether it's worn solo or with layers.

The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 14 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "Obsessed with this dress!!!! The best summer “throw-on-and go” while looking cute and out together dress! It drapes perfectly. I bought it in so many colors and constantly get compliments on it. I’m 5’10” and it is even long enough for me!" — Tiffanybd, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Love Stitch Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Abound Sleeveless Maxi Dress</h2><br>A <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-long-sundresses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:long summer dress" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">long summer dress</a> for long summer days is a warm-weather wardrobe must, and according to over 100 cyber shoppers, this particular style is guaranteed to please... and it won't cost you more than $20. <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.3 out of 5 stars; 116 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/abound-v-neck-sleeveless-maxi-dress-plus-size/6032655" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Finally something true to size! To everyone that is curvy and heavy chested, this dress fits great!! It’s true to size and is thin material great for spring and summertime.. It is long so know that!! I do can’t wait to wear it this summer!!" — Csmooches, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Abound</strong> V-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fabound-v-neck-sleeveless-maxi-dress-plus-size%2F6032655" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Abound Sleeveless Maxi Dress


A long summer dress for long summer days is a warm-weather wardrobe must, and according to over 100 cyber shoppers, this particular style is guaranteed to please... and it won't cost you more than $20.

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars; 116 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "Finally something true to size! To everyone that is curvy and heavy chested, this dress fits great!! It’s true to size and is thin material great for spring and summertime.. It is long so know that!! I do can’t wait to wear it this summer!!" — Csmooches, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Abound V-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Velvet Torch Bodycon Dress</h2><br>One shopper was so pleased with their purchase of this form-fitting LBD, they called it perfect in "a life hack kinda way." It slips right on, is made from a double-lined fabric, and can be worn with sandals or sneakers in the summer then layered under a sweater with boots in the fall. What's not to love? <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.4 out of 5 stars; 237 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/velvet-torch-cap-sleeve-bodycon-dress/6039275" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Wait no, ok just, hear me out - I mean in a life hack kinda way because this dress is perfect. On the one hand, it’s stunning - classy fit, sleek and simple. Hits just above the knee, and it hugs my curves but ALSO hides my flaws. How? I don’t know, magic probably. Or maybe the thin inner liner plus thick and stretchy outer fabric. On the other hand, it is SO. COMFORTABLE. I’m talking my favorite leggings and my old college sweatpants had a baby kind of comfortable. I bought this dress during quarantine 2020 (why? To impress my cat? To distract from my mental breakdown? Whatever, the why irrelevant..) and I swear to you it’s my new fave around-the-house outfit. I look like Audrey Hepburn and I feel like a cozy hibernating grizzly. 10/10 would recommend." — marguex, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Velvet Torch</strong> Cap Sleeve Bodycon Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fvelvet-torch-cap-sleeve-bodycon-dress%2F6039275" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Velvet Torch Bodycon Dress


One shopper was so pleased with their purchase of this form-fitting LBD, they called it perfect in "a life hack kinda way." It slips right on, is made from a double-lined fabric, and can be worn with sandals or sneakers in the summer then layered under a sweater with boots in the fall. What's not to love?

The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars; 237 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "Wait no, ok just, hear me out - I mean in a life hack kinda way because this dress is perfect. On the one hand, it’s stunning - classy fit, sleek and simple. Hits just above the knee, and it hugs my curves but ALSO hides my flaws. How? I don’t know, magic probably. Or maybe the thin inner liner plus thick and stretchy outer fabric. On the other hand, it is SO. COMFORTABLE. I’m talking my favorite leggings and my old college sweatpants had a baby kind of comfortable. I bought this dress during quarantine 2020 (why? To impress my cat? To distract from my mental breakdown? Whatever, the why irrelevant..) and I swear to you it’s my new fave around-the-house outfit. I look like Audrey Hepburn and I feel like a cozy hibernating grizzly. 10/10 would recommend." — marguex, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Velvet Torch Cap Sleeve Bodycon Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Madewell Tina T-Shirt Dress</h2><br>We are total fans of the <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-t-shirt-dresses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:t-shirt dress" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">t-shirt dress</a>: shaped like a shirt, cut like a dress, and made with extreme wearability in mind. Reviewers say Madewell's take on this classic style strikes the right balance of quality and affordability.<br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.3 out of 5 stars; 116 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/madewell-tina-t-shirt-dress-regular-plus-size/6058142" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "What a perfect tee shirt dress. Loved the little cuffed detail on the sleeves, great flow and not too short. I was able to wear biker short length spanx underneath and you couldn’t even tell! I loved this fabric, not heavy and great summer transition piece!" — ang., NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><br><br><strong>Madewell</strong> Tina T-Shirt Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fmadewell-tina-t-shirt-dress-regular-plus-size%2F6058142" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Madewell" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Madewell</a>

Madewell Tina T-Shirt Dress


We are total fans of the t-shirt dress: shaped like a shirt, cut like a dress, and made with extreme wearability in mind. Reviewers say Madewell's take on this classic style strikes the right balance of quality and affordability.

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars; 116 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "What a perfect tee shirt dress. Loved the little cuffed detail on the sleeves, great flow and not too short. I was able to wear biker short length spanx underneath and you couldn’t even tell! I loved this fabric, not heavy and great summer transition piece!" — ang., NordstromRack.com reviewer



Madewell Tina T-Shirt Dress, $, available at Madewell
<h2>Halogen A-Line Dress</h2><br>Flirty, flowery, flowy: a summer frock trifecta. The lightweight fabric of this printed dress makes it a fun warm-weather favorite. <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4 out of 5 stars; 190 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/halogen-a-line-dress-regular-petite/4471803" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Fabric is light and will be cool for Texas hot summers. Very nice pattern and will work well for my extra-wide hips and bust. I especially like the armholes aren’t too large like some XL tops. Will be very comfortable. I’ve bought two Halogen dresses." — Bclearnow, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Halogen</strong> ® A-Line Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fhalogen-a-line-dress-regular-petite%2F4471803" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Halogen A-Line Dress


Flirty, flowery, flowy: a summer frock trifecta. The lightweight fabric of this printed dress makes it a fun warm-weather favorite.

The Hype: 4 out of 5 stars; 190 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "Fabric is light and will be cool for Texas hot summers. Very nice pattern and will work well for my extra-wide hips and bust. I especially like the armholes aren’t too large like some XL tops. Will be very comfortable. I’ve bought two Halogen dresses." — Bclearnow, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Halogen ® A-Line Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Melloday Linen Shirtdress</h2><br>Linen? For summer? It's not groundbreaking, but it's definitely a good call, especially in the form of a belted, button-down frock that's polished yet super easy to wear. <br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.8 out of 5 stars; 6 reviews on <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/melloday-sleeveless-linen-belted-midi-shirtdress/6045334" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NordstromRack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NordstromRack.com</a><br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "I received my order a few days ago and they are absolutely beautiful. I love linen, I didn’t realize that the dresses had splits on each side that was really a plus. Love theses dresses. I purchased the yellow, blue and pink. They cay be dressed up with a scarf/blazer. Can’t go wrong with them." — Anonymous, NordstromRack.com reviewer<br><br><strong>Melloday</strong> Sleeveless Linen Belted Midi Shirtdress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fmelloday-sleeveless-linen-belted-midi-shirtdress%2F6045334" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Melloday Linen Shirtdress


Linen? For summer? It's not groundbreaking, but it's definitely a good call, especially in the form of a belted, button-down frock that's polished yet super easy to wear.

The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars; 6 reviews on NordstromRack.com

What They're Saying: "I received my order a few days ago and they are absolutely beautiful. I love linen, I didn’t realize that the dresses had splits on each side that was really a plus. Love theses dresses. I purchased the yellow, blue and pink. They cay be dressed up with a scarf/blazer. Can’t go wrong with them." — Anonymous, NordstromRack.com reviewer

Melloday Sleeveless Linen Belted Midi Shirtdress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

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