Amazon is a trove of deeply affordable summer dresses begging to be shopped. With a stable of surprisingly shoppable in-house brands, including must-have viral products and high-end dresses curated by Shopbop, the site’s already-expansive selection of closet candy seems to know no bounds. As summer kicks into high gear, if a spendy frock isn’t exactly what you (or your wallet) are in the market for right now, there’s a sea of budget-friendly, casual, and flirty dresses to be unearthed within Amazon’s universe of stuff. Sit back, it’s time to immerse yourself in Amazon summer dresses all under $100.
To update our carousel of warm-weather attire, we went digging for the breeziest frocks to add to the cart along with all our other summer essentials (
ahem, beach hats, countless sunglasses, and rows of swimsuits). And, in the spirit of keeping our finances in check, we limited our search to under-$100 garments only — distilling the bountiful findings into a streamlined must-shop list of everything from pretty tiered maxis to printed minis to laid-back shirt dresses. Ahead, click through our roundup of the most affordable and best summer dresses on Amazon that you can score now.
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Free People Adella Slip Dress
The Adella Slip Dress is one of Free People’s most popular styles because of its dainty silhouette. The asymmetrical hem, lace trim, and smocked design add to the fairy aesthetic designed for frolicking. “The dress is super comfy and cute dress with a nice spin factor for anyone that loves a nice twirly dress for dancing. I was worried it would be too short but I’m 5’8” and it fit perfectly,” writes a reviewer.
Shop Free People Free People Adella Slip Dress, $, available at Amazon
BTFBM Ruffle Cap Sleeve V-Neck Boho Maxi Dress
Lightweight and breezy, the ruffle maxi is a summer staple for its effortless styling capabilities. The chiffon fabric is soft on the skin and comfortable to wear on a scorching, humid day. “I ordered my true-to-size (M), and it fit perfectly. The fabric is not itchy, which is a huge plus! Personally, I like to wear the detachable belt to accentuate my waist,” explains a reviewer. “The length hit me about mid-calf. I have worn it multiple times, and it washes well if you wash it cold and line dry. I also used a steamer on it in a gentle setting, and it held up great.”
Shop BTFBM BTFBM Ruffle Cap Sleeve V-Neck Boho Maxi Dress, $, available at Amazon
Amazon Essentials Women’s Sleeveless Woven Shirt Dress
Here’s a breezy shirt dress perfect for a picnic or BBQ. It’s especially great for petites given its shorter hem: “I love this dress. It’s pretty TTS. I’m 5’3” and a normal medium. This fits great. It falls just above my knee for a perfect length! I love the pockets too,” writes a reviewer.
Shop Amazon Essentials Amazon Essentials Sleeveless Woven Shirt Dress, $, available at Amazon
AlvaQ Spaghetti Strap Button Down Mini Dress
This simple, loose-fitting spaghetti strap shift has been rated almost 20k times on Amazon. “I LOVE this dress! It fits perfectly, just above the knee (I’m 5’7″). It doesn’t run small, it’s not tight anywhere, nor does not show any bulges or bumps,” explains a reviewer. “The dress is lined with a sewn-in thin smooth cotton lining, so it will stay cool during the summer. The perfect dress to wear to a wine tasting, out to lunch, or garden party type setting.”
Shop AlvaQ AlvaQ Spaghetti Strap Button Down Sleeveless Mini Dress, $, available at Amazon
Prettygarden Floral V-Neck Summer Wrap Dress
If you’re looking for a
summer wrap dress that works well with various body types, this one might be it. “I love how light and flowy the dress was. The waistband has a good amount of stretch, which is very comfortable,” shares a reviewer. “I wore it as a wedding guest, and it was perfect. I’m glad I sized down; the L was perfect. The dress is pretty well built; the snap closure is a good spot on the chest, the lining is soft, and the stitching is secure.”
Shop Prettygarden Prettygarden Floral V-Neck Summer Wrap Dress, $, available at Amazon
HBEYYTO Short Sleeve Flowy Mini Dress
If you’re into a classic babydoll mini dress, the kind that you can simply throw on like an oversized T-shirt, allow this one to be your latest closet reach. “I cannot emphasize enough how lightweight and breathable this dress is! As a plus-sized woman, it can be hard to find dresses flattering to a larger belly area (especially shorter dresses that don’t show too much), but this dress is perfect,” says a reviewer. “On colder days, I add leggings under it, but I am completely comfortable with the length and fit to wear without leggings and not feel exposed to the whole world.”
Shop HBEYYTO HBEYYTO Short Sleeve Flowy Mini Dress, $, available at Amazon
Exlura Tie Back Square Neck Mini Dress
It’s the delicate lantern sleeves and tie-back detail that does it for us! “This dress was so light and airy- I wore it to my bachelorette party in August and kept me nice and cool. I’m 5’6, 220 lbs and the XL fit perfect. I would highly recommend the style!” writes a reviewer.
Shop Exlura Exlura Tie Back Square Neck Mini Dress, $, available at Amazon
Goodthreads Georgette Smock-Back Cami Maxi Dress
If length is what you’re going for, this maxi with pockets shows just a hint of ankle. “I bought this dress for a trip to Mexico, and loved wearing it. It was comfortable and breezy in the hot/humid weather,” writes a reviewer. “The fabric is flowy and didn’t stick to my pear-shaped curves — it skimmed them and was very flattering.”
Shop Goodthreads Goodthreads Georgette Smock-Back Cami Maxi Dress, $, available at Amazon
DKNY Faux Wrap Dress
Dig a little in the Amazon racks and tried-and-true brands like DKNY will turn up. This flowy number is a bit more put-together, ideal for a summer soiree. “This dress is gorgeous and perfect for wedding season! It’s very comfortable and flattering. Plus, if you have a smaller chest, you may need to use fabric tape to keep the top part from falling open when you sit down. I did that and it worked perfectly!” advises a reviewer.
Shop DKNY DKNY Women’s Faux Wrap Dress, $, available at Amazon
Naggoo Ruffle Short Sleeve Mini Floral Dress
How darling is this summer dress! The wrap detail, the crossover top, the ruffle hem, the floral print…this is a frock begging to be seen. “This dress is absolutely fantastic. The fabric is comfortable. It’s lightweight with some texture to it. Also, it doesn’t have a cheap feeling at all. I am a size 8 generally and 5’3, about 150lbs right now. I have a 34D chest. I ordered a medium and it fits like a dream,” writes one enthusiastic reviewer.
Shop Naggoo Naggoo Ruffle Short Sleeve Mini Floral Dress, $, available at Amazon
The Drop Ana Silky V-Neck Midi Slip Dress
The R29 Shopping team’s own Karina Hoshikawa
reviewed this unassuming but stunning slip dress a few years ago — and it still remains one of Amazon Fashion’s best-kept secrets. Hoshikawa writes, “The color is on point. The price is right. The shipping was free and fast. It’s comfortable. It’s cute. It can be dressed up or down with minimal styling effort required. But, perhaps best of all, the length was actually a true midi — aka hitting right at the calf on my 5’2 frame.”
Shop The Drop The Drop Ana Silky V-Neck Midi Slip Dress, $, available at Amazon
Calvin Klein Ribbed Scoop Neck Midi Dress
We love a classic spring dress. This knit midi comes from Calvin Klein, and it’s ribbed, slightly bodycon, and has buttons down the front, which means you could also essentially where it open, belted, and layered over another outfit.
Shop Calvin Klein Calvin Klein Ribbed Scoop Neck Midi Dress, $, available at Amazon
Bsubseach Crochet Cover Up
On the topic of beach coverups, this high-neck crochet style actually happens to be an Amazon ‘trending’ fashion item with its recent spike in sales. It seems like shoppers are ready for seaside adventures, and this dress is a must-pack. “I bought this for a Caribbean cruise and added a floppy hat and cute sandals and I looked (and felt) like a celebrity,” writes a reviewer. “I’m not always super confident walking around in my bathing suit, but this has just the right amount of skin showing to leave you feeling sexy yet modest.”
Shop Bsubseach Bsubseach Crochet Cover Up, $, available at Amazon
Dokotoo Casual Short Sleeve Side Split Button Down
Because of the button-down design, you could wear this dress in many ways, depending on the occasion and how revealing you want to go. “I bought this for a last-minute outfit to Dubai and it was a HIT. I styled a belt with it and it slayed! Now I want every color. It’s comfy and the material is breathable,” writes a reviewer.
Shop Dokotoo Dokotoo Casual Short Sleeve Side Split Button Down, $, available at Amazon
Ecowish Plaid Sleeveless Summer Casual Sundress
Bring on all the gingham this summer, especially if “picnic in the park” is your vibe. Here’s one review that hits on all the main highlights you need to know: “Wow this is just as cute in person as it is online. It’s made from a very soft fabric. Also, a bonus perk is that it has pockets! I cannot wait for a perfect spring and summer day.”
Shop Ecowish Ecowish Plaid Sleeveless Summer Casual Sundress, $, available at Amazon
Romwe Romantic Off-Shoulder Mini Dress
If going “extra” is on your list — whether it’s for a wedding or you simply enjoy princesswear (us, too) — make sure this fluttery, ruffly, showstopper-y dress is in your closet.
Shop Romwe Romwe Romantic Off Shoulder Mini Dress, $, available at Amazon
Kirundo Puff Sleeve Cut-Out Dress
What do you get when you cross a puff-sleeve dress with a cutout dress? Why, you get this under-$45 dress that’s simply charming and sexy (while still keeping you covered), of course.
Shop Kirundo Kirundo Puff Sleeve Cut Out Dress, $, available at Amazon
Mitilly Boho Polka Dot Midi Dress
With 4 out of 5 stars and over 14.5K reviews, this midi dress has shoppers doing the polka for sure. “This is one of my favorite dress purchases of all time! I love a good retro dress and snatched this up when it showed up in my recommendations at such a great price,” writes a reviewer.
Shop Mitilly Mitilly Boho Polka Dot Midi Dress, $, available at Amazon
Zesica One Shoulder Tiered Mini Dress
What has caught our eye about this summer dress is the blend of less obvious (but still all super stylish) fashion trends: the one-shoulder strap, the pleated fabrication, the tiered flounce, and the loose fit. We’d get this in multiple hues for its gentle price point.
Shop Zesica Zesica One Shoulder Tiered Mini Dress, $, available at Amazon
PYGFEMR Short Sleeve Babydoll Dress
It’s no secret that this babydoll dress has very little shape or silhouette to it, but that’s precisely the point. We think this would make for a great summer dress if you wanna throw it on and go for an easy weekend. “Since I’m bigger chested, it falls straight in front of me so I’d only wear it with a belt,” writes one viewer. “It’s perfect for warm weather and to accessorize. So cute!”
Shop PYGFEMR PYGFEMR Short Sleeve Babydoll Dress, $, available at Amazon
Halife Casual Spaghetti Strap Midi Dress with Pockets
With 4.1 out of 5 stars and over 9K reviews, this spring dress could be considered one of Amazon Fashion’s classic styles. “This dress is so cute and simple! There are so many ways to style it and it fits perfectly! I always worry about the straps and length as I am very short and dresses tend to be too long or the top part hangs low on the chest but not with this dress! Only thing I wish is that the material was a little thicker. It’s very thin but helps it be a little flowy,” writes a reviewer.
Shop Halife Halife Casual Spaghetti Strap Midi Dress With Pockets, $, available at Amazon
Luvamia Denim Short Dress
Did you really think you’d get through an entire dress roundup without seeing a denim style in the mix? What we love best about this mini is the rather fitted silhouette with the varsity-style neckline. “What I surprise!! I had low expectations but was completely wrong! I love everything about this dress! The size is perfect, the quality is excellent! Love!” explains a reviewer.
Shop Luvamia Luvamia Denim Short Dress, $, available at Amazon
Bdcoco V-Neck Floral Lace Dress
Yes, we’re very aware that this boho maxi dress could also look like a wedding dress (we should mention, it
does come in multiple colors!) — but we simply cannot resist a lacy moment for summer. “The cut and color of this dress are very flattering. I’m 5’5″ 140lbs and the Medium fit perfectly. You don’t have to wear a slip under it, as the skirt and bodice are fully lined and very soft. My new favorite dress!” says a reviewer.
Shop Bdcoco Bdcoco V-Neck Floral Lace Dress, $, available at Amazon
KOJOOIN Sheer Mesh Dress
While the model has fashioned this sheer dress into a beach coverup, we think that this dress would be much better suited as a layered piece over, say, a slip dress or bodysuit. The embroidered flowers are also a fun way to lean into the blooming springtime sun.
Shop KOJOOIN KOJOOIN Women’s Sheer Mesh Dress, $, available at Amazon
Mitilly Loose Swing Casual Dress
While most of the dresses in this roundup boast a rather traditional construction, this fluttery mini dress has some unexpected details, like an asymmetrical drop empire waist, three-quarter sleeves, and the all-over ruffle hems. Unique? We’d sure say so.
“I don’t usually bother writing reviews, but for this dress I had to!! I needed something feminine and youthful and fresh looking AND something that would make me look SLIMMER! JACKPOT!!” writes one enthused wearer. “I’m curvy and this dress drapes – PERFECTLY. I can even get away with wearing this to church – no tights and high heels and still look APPROPRIATE. Ladies, it takes me FOREVER to find something to hide all flaws and highlight the areas I don’t mind showing off – and this dress does just that!!!”
Shop Mitilly Mitilly Loose Swing Casual Dress, $, available at Amazon
The Drop Women’s Sade Linen Cut-Out Midi
There’s no need to fear cutouts. This linen midi dress is both sexy and elegant, with just a sliver and a flash of skin showing at the waist. Plus, sizing goes up to 5X, which means giving this trend a go is likely feasible for most body types.
Shop The Drop The Drop Women’s Sade Linen Cut-Out Midi, $, available at Amazon
Free People Let It Happen Mini
If you can believe it, beloved fashion retailer Free People also offers its boho-chic wares on Amazon. This flowy mini dress could work great as a cover-up or even over a pair of cutoff denim shorts.
Shop Free People Free People Let It Happen Mini, $, available at Amazon
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