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Sale alert: These flowy, flattering dresses are made for spring and summer — they start at just $18

The only thing better than an airy, lightweight frock? An airy, lightweight frock at a discount.

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Sunny days and flowy frocks? We can't wait for summer! (Amazon)

With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, we're revamping our wardrobes with fresh, flowy frocks — and nothing is better on a sunny day than a light, lovely sundress. We're constantly on the lookout for the best seasonal styles, and we've found 12 lovely spring dresses on sale at retailers including Amazon, J. Crew and Nordstrom Rack that deserve a spot in our closets.

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Here are our picks for the best dresses at the best prices.

Meet your year-round wardrobe workhorse. This flowy wear-anywhere dress is perfect now with your favorite flat sandals, and in later seasons with a chunky sweater and boots. Prices vary by color and print — 28 are available — with this only $18 (50% off).

$36 at Amazon

This cute, comfy maxi dress has it all: a flattering design, an alluring slit and handy pockets. Plus, its roomy fit won't cling to your body, allowing for some welcome airflow.

$35 at Amazon

Ideal for throwing on over your bathing suit or wearing to Sunday brunch, this swishy sundress has a high front cut, spaghetti straps and a side slit for maximum airiness. 

Save $2 with Prime
$29 at Amazon

Designed for all-day comfort, the dress has an A-line silhouette that fits loosely over the body and hits just above the knees. The best part? It has pockets! Available in 34 colors and prints.

$20 at Amazon

This cutie is the definition of comfy, casual and chic, with a flattering sheath design and a tie waist that creates definition in the midsection. Wear it to work, wear it to the beach, wear it in the backyard — the world is your stylish oyster.

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$31 at Amazon

Show off a little leg in this little number that's close to 50% off. Perfect with heels as seen here, you can also wear with flats or add to its boho-chic with a pair of cowboy boots in the cooler weather. Over 7,100 Amazon reviewers have given it a glowing five-star rating.

$32 at Amazon

Loose and flowy, you can't beat the breeziness of this beach cover-up. It's made with a light and gauzy polyester that makes you want to sashay from the hotel to the pool to the beach to lunch without stopping to change — you're not going to find a beach cover-up that's more comfortable. 

$34 at Amazon

For only $34, why not get one, two or even three for your warm-weather wardrobe? This tiered maxi dress is light, soft and flowy, with a nice amount of stretch and thickness to prevent undergarments from showing through. The high waistline creates a flattering silhouette for a variety of shapes, and the tiered design adds a little visual flair.

$35 at Amazon

This springy stunner is perfect for anyone who wants to incorporate some whimsical retro style into their sunny-season wardrobe. The fabric is soft, breathable and stretchy without being see-through. Choose from 34 colors and prints.

$48 at Amazon

If springtime was a dress, it would be this magical number. The lightweight, swingy frock comes in 39 warm-weather-worthy colors and patterns. With the gathered tie-waist, this dress creates a flattering silhouette and can be dressed up or down.

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$45 at Amazon

A Yahoo reader favorite, this top-selling maxi dress — up to 77% off — doubles as a cover-up for the beach or pool. Its flowy silhouette just skims the body, so it's incredibly flattering. Choose from 13 colors.

$30 at Nordstrom Rack

This linen-cotton stunner is at once ethereal and edgy — and it just so happens to be on sale in the pictured stripes. Featuring a flattering V-neck, it's the ultimate day-to-night look.

$106 at J. Crew

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