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20 Under-$45 Dresses to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

Looking for the best summer dresses on Amazon to no avail? With all the dress options available on the site, finding the ones worth buying can be quite the challenge – and that’s where this article comes in handy.

Teen Vogue has searched high and low to find the best summer dresses on Amazon that will become your go-tos this season. Whether you plan to have a picnic in the park, head to or host an outdoor movie session, or go to your favorite restaurant with your BFFs, there’s a dress for every occasion. From the TikTok viral cutout dress to a versatile summer slip dress and even a tie-front floral dress, below, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from – all under $45. 

Half Sleeve Ruffled A-Line Flowy Dress

After seeing this midi dress on @tinx on TikTok, the internet (and myself!) went crazy for it. Not is it only an incredible summer dress but it can also be worn during the fall and back-to-school season, too. Pair it with Gucci jelly sandal dupes and a red lip for a special occasion or with white sneakers for a chic everyday ‘fit. Plus, since you can style it on and off the shoulder, you’ll technically snag two dresses for the price of one. Warning: you’ll probably want to purchase it in more than one of its many color options. 

R.Vivimos Summer Half Sleeve Cotton Ruffled A Line Flowy Long Dress

Wrap V-Neck Mini Floral Dress

What I love about this wrap dress (aside from its super comfortable fabric) is its versatility. It looks fabulous on all body types and pairs beautifully with all those necklaces you’ve been dreaming of layering. If you aren’t sold on floral print, don’t worry because it comes in tons of other prints, too. 

Naggoo Wrap V Neck Ruffle Short Sleeve Mini Floral Dress with Belt

V-Neck Button Down Dress

How adorable is this v-neck button-down dress? Its lightweight material, stretchy fabric, and two pockets make it perfect for everyday wear. Plus, it comes in 10 different color and pattern options so you can choose your favorite.

MITILLY Sleeveless V Neck Button Down Casual Pocket Swing Short Dress

Tie Back Lantern Sleeve Mini Dress

Can one really own too many mini dresses? Absolutely not, so add this number into your rotation ASAP. It features subtle lantern sleeves, a tie-back detail, and ruffle trim.

Exlura Lantern Sleeve Ruffled A-Line Vintage Mini Dress

Halter Neck Knitted Dress

Some days, you just don’t have time to dream up an outfit, which is where this dress comes into play. It’s comfortable, has a beautiful halter neck detail, and comes in many gorgeous color options. Need I say more? 

MISSACTIVER Halter Neck Bodycon Knitted Dress

Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress

Trust us, this ruched bodycon dress will become your go-to this summer but you can also easily wear this when you head back to high school or college. Chic? Yes! Versatile? Double yes!

BTFBM Women Casual Crew Neck Ruched Sleeveless Bodycon Dress

Tie-Front Button Down Dress

Of all the dress styles out there, this one has to be one of our favorites. Thanks to its tie-front waist, you can adjust it to your comfort. Plus, its bright summery colors look like you put tons of effort into picking our your look (when you really just threw this on in under a minute.)

ECOWISH V-Neck Button Down A-Line Backless Midi Dress

Long Sleeve Floral Print Backless Dress 

Take your summer dresses into fall by opting for a lightweight long-sleeve one. Honestly, it’s perfect to wear on chilly summer days or nights and will look fabulous with booties and tights in the fall. The styling possibilities are endless. 

Bdcoco Long Sleeve Backless Mini Dress

V-Neck Cut-Out Maxi Dress

Albeit simple, this TikTok-viral maxi dress will make a statement. Its breathable, soft fabric makes it perfect for summer – although it might be chic on warmer fall days with a blazer. The cut-out details in the center makes it a true showstopper for outdoor gatherings, days sitting by the pool, date nights, and so much more. 

HOMELEX V-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress Summer Outfits

Off The Shoulder A-Line Dress

Don’t rule out off-the-shoulder dresses. This A-line dress feels comfortable enough to wear during your all-day adventures and even has a slit to show off your favorite pair of tie-up sandals. There’s also no need to wear a bra with it, thanks to its smocked top – which is a reason alone to add it to your cart.  

Floerns Boho Off Shoulder Long A Line Dress

Wrap Dress With Pockets

You can never go wrong with a dress with pockets, which is why this wrap dress needs a place in your wardrobe.

Nemidor Casual V-Neck Wrap Dress with Pockets

Button Down Midi Dress With Pockets 

There are so many reasons why midi-dresses are a go-to, especially during the summer. They’re breezy, easy to throw on in a pinch, and comfortable for all-day wear. With cotton and polyester material, this one feels like an extension of your pajamas, which is why we’re obsessed with it. Did I mention that it also has pockets?

Angashion Adjustable Spaghetti Strap Button Down Swing Midi Dress with Pockets

Satin Dress

Nobody will ever believe this luxe-looking staple is from Amazon. Going to dinner? Pair it with heels and a bold lip. A cozy fall day? Layer it with a sweater and cowboy boots. For work? An oversized blazer always works.

xxxiticat Sleeveless Spaghetti Strap Satin Dress

Lace Mini Swing Dress

This lace mini dress is your best bet for braving the heat and avoiding the dreaded underarm and back sweat stains – IKYK – thanks to its open back and spaghetti straps. Throw it on whenever it’s too hot to wear anything in your closet. If you want to get the most use out of it, you can also pair it with a jacket on breezier summer nights. 

ECOWISH Womens V-Neck Lace Mini Swing Skater Dress

Shift Dress

Loose and flowy, this classic number pairs well with minimal accessories – think a dainty gold chain and sneakers. If you’re not a fan of neutral colors but love the silhouette, no need to fret. It comes in over 17 different color options. Regardless of which (or how many) you choose, you’ll certainly find yourself loving this summer snag.

FANCYINN Shift Dress with Pockets

Sweetheart Neckline Printed Dress

Don’t sleep on this sweetheart neckline printed dress. It’s cute, stylish, perfect for your IG photos, and would look great with sneakers. Basically, everything I want in a summer dress. 

YOBECHO Ruffle Sleeve Sweetheart Neckline Mini Dress

Ruffle Sleeve Round Neck Mini Dress

Incredibly effortless and comfy, this ruffle sleeve mini dress is perfect for running errands or to rock on your first day of classes. Seriously, I mean it.

KIRUNDO Sleeveless Ruffle Sleeve Round Neck Mini Dress

Flowy Ruffle Dress

Let’s be honest: Flowy dresses are the solution to surviving 90-degree summer days. While many believe they aren’t versatile, pairing them with different shoes, accessories, and bags can have a massive impact. Plus, when summer ends and fall begins, this dress over some pants or tights will still look as chic. 

Flowy Ruffle Light Dress

Crochet Trim Tassel-Tie Dress 

If you’re looking for a dress you can wear over and over, try this crochet trim dress. A black dress is a wardrobe staple, so you should always have one on hand. 

Crochet Trim Tassel-Tie Dress

Tie-Front Floral Print Ruffle Dress

How cute is this tie-front ruffle dress?

SheIn Deep V-Neck Short Sleeve Tie Front Floral Print Ruffle Hem Dress

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