I Ordered 12 Under-$30 Summer Dresses on Amazon—Here's What I Kept

Judith Jones

I’m not going to lie—I shop on Amazon at least three times a week. Between buying cute linen rompers for my baby, best-selling fiction books to comfort me through quarantine, and my beloved English breakfast tea, I tend to rack up a lot of mileage on my Amazon odometer. This summer, I’ve been using the easy and convenient one-stop retailer more than ever to stock up on warm-weather wardrobe essentials—from cute shorts to tank tops—but it’s been easy summer dresses, in particular, that have been high up on my wish list.

Shopping on Amazon can feel overwhelming, so at the start of summer, I weeded through countless casual dresses to find the coolest and most versatile frocks to live in throughout the warm-weather months. Out of the 27 I saved to my cart, I ordered 12 and kept four. Scroll below to see the keepers along with the other absolute favorites I may or may not have already bought.

I first saw this loose and cool dress on fashion influencer Jacey Duprie and was eager to try it for myself. I love the fact that it's flowy and non-restrictive (ideal when I want to feel comfortable yet put-together while working from home). It's easy to dress up and down with the right accessories and shoes. I'm wearing a size small, and it still fits quite loose, so I do recommend sizing down. Pair it with sporty sandals or minimalist slides and gold hoops.

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Imysty Button Down Loose Mini Dress ($27)

A white linen dress has been high up on my summer wish list—ideal for looking effortlessly chic and keeping cool throughout the sweltering summer months. I went with a simple slip dress that looks great with neutral slide sandals. It's been my go-to for weekends at the beach and trips to the farmers market. It has the added bonus of having handy pockets. (As a mom, I always love a dress with pockets!) This dress is ever-so-slightly see-through, so if you are conscious about that, I recommend wearing a nude bodysuit underneath. It also runs large, so definitely size down. 

Amazhiyu Pure Linen Spaghetti Strap Sleeveless Dress ($28)

This flowy floral dress has been a hit on Instagram and is perfect if you're looking for something casual, loose, and comfortable. It comes in a variety of pretty prints and always wins me a ton of compliments when I wear it. Plus, you can't beat the price.

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R.Vivimos Long Sleeve Floral Print Bohemian Midi Dress ($28)

This muscle-sleeve dress has a classic silhouette that is super versatile, relaxed, yet pulled-together. The fabric is crazy-soft! I have a hard time taking it off. I could easily sleep in it! It's easy to wear with sneakers and sandals and would be cute with heeled mules and espadrilles, too. You can't go wrong with this affordable basic.

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Daily Ritual Cozy Knit Muscle Sleeve Dress ($12)

Shop more of my favorite under-$30 dresses on Amazon:

Daily Ritual Cozy Knit Rib Tiered Tank Dress ($29)

This cute tiered tank dress is on its way to me as we speak.

R.Vivimos Blackless Long Dress ($30)

Backless dresses are having a major moment this season.

The Drop Sonia Scoop Neck Mini Tank Dress ($30)

Every wardrobe needs a simple black tank dress.

Zaful Spaghetti Strap Mini Dress ($20)

A gingham print is always so charming.

Find. Sleeveless Midi Jersey Bodycon Dress ($25)

We love the subtle buttons.

Valphsio V Neck Dress Floral Print ($20)

You can't go wrong with this $20 sundress.

Daily Ritual Pima Cotton and Modal Interlock Tank Dress ($24)

Wear with with sneakers and sandals alike.

Daily Ritual Daily Ritual Women's Standard T-Shirt Dress ($19)

An easy T-shirt dress for lounging and running errands.

Valphsio Smocked Short Dress ($23)

Milkmaid-style dresses are all over our feeds right now.

Cnjfj Casual Scoop Neck Mini Sundress ($17)

Easy and effortless.

Valphsio Floral Spaghetti Strap Short Dress ($19)

From the beach to barbecues in style.

Roamans Side-Slit T-Shirt Dress ($25.63)

Just add white sneakers.

Lark & Ro Lightweight Ruffle Short Sleeve Split Neck Dress ($18)

Ideal for virtual meetings.

Zaful Mini Dress Spaghetti Straps ($20)

Nothing says summer like a spaghetti-strap sundress.

Ellos Knit Tank Dress ($23)

We can't resist a little tie-dye.

Ekouaer Swimsuit Beach Cover Up ($26)

A shirtdress is super versatile.

Woman Within Crochet Trim Tassel-Tie Dress ($31)

This crochet trim dress also comes in crisp white.

Halife Button Front Dress Summer Sleeveless V-Neck Pleated Swing Dresses ($21.99)

Loose-fitting dresses are all we want to live in right now.

Amerimark Smocked Bodice Dress ($25)

How cute is the smocked bodice?

Berrygo Vintage Sleeveless Striped Ruffle Cotton Midi Dress ($26)

Just add espadrilles and a basket bag for the prettiest summer ensemble.

Amazon Essentials Surplice Dress ($26)

You can never have too many LBDs. 

Daily Ritual Cozy Knit Sleeveless Bateau Neck ($29)

A cozy knit dress will take you into fall with ease.

Floerns Floral Cami Dress ($18)

Wear with sandals now and chunky boots later.

Up next, no one can believe my go-to bikini is only $25 on Amazon.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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