The Best Affordable Dresses from Amazon for Summer 2022

Starting at $18.99.

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As we transition into the warmer months, now is the time to stock up on summer dresses. The perfect summer dress is comfortable, flattering, versatile, affordable, and lightweight to keep cool through the smoldering Southern heat. Throw on a flowy dress as you're rushing out the door, and your outfit is complete! But locating the perfect summer dress is no simple feat.

In this roundup of affordable, top-rated Amazon dresses under $70 (and as low as $18.99), there's something for everyone. No, seriously, our editors sifted through hundreds of dresses on Amazon—as well as their own closets!—and we have plenty of hidden gems and stylish buys on this list. Expect dresses in mini, midi, and maxi lengths with sleeveless options, spaghetti straps, short sleeves, and long-sleeves, too.

From casual environments and tennis courts to fancy events, there's no occasion that's not fit for one of these comfortable dresses. Plus, many can be paired with sandals, heels, sneakers, or boots depending on the dress code, and made perfectly suitable for a number of summer events—whether they be a low-key beach day or casual backyard barbecue, or a more formal wedding or date night outdoors. The best part is that they're all available on Amazon and are offered in a diverse portfolio of colors—one dress even comes in 35 different color selections. Happy shopping!

FANCYINN Bell Sleeve Shift Dress with Pockets

FANCYINN Bell Sleeve Shift Dress with Pockets
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $26.99, amazon.com

A blogger favorite, this cotton-blend V-neck swing dress has a ruffle hem, bell sleeves, lining underlay—and pockets! You can dress it up or keep it casual in 35 colors, so it's safe to say we'll be living in this dress all summer long.

Material: 65% Cotton, 35% Polyester

Available Sizes: X-Small to X-Large

GGUHHU Womens Chic Button Down Dress

midi dress
AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $29.88; amazon.com

This dress is the epitome of the classic, effortless, and chic "Coastal Grandmother" style that's trending right now. Made of light cotton, with roll-up sleeves, and buttons up the middle, it can be thrown on for a morning at the farmer's market, packed as a pool coverup, or dressed up for dinner with sandals and simple gold jewelry.

Material: 100% Cotton

Available Sizes: X-Small to XX-Large

R.Vivimos Floral Midi Dress

midi dress
AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $26.50; amazon.com

With 45 prints to choose from, this flowy block-print dress was made for women of various styles. We love the classic pastel hues (blue and white; pink and blue; yellow and white) for a casual preppy look and the more colorful prints for a boho vibe that calls for the tassels to be effortlessly left open. One Southern Living editor owns this dress and can attest that it's a great buy—plus, it's a favorite house dress, too!

Material: 60% Cotton Blend with Rayon

Available Sizes: X-Small to XX-Large

Romwe Floral Lace Shift Dress

Romwe Floral Lace Shift Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $18.99, amazon.com

An eyelet dress is a staple in a Southern lady's summer wardrobe! And while we traditionally think of eyelet as the material making up a sweet LWD, this short shift dress comes in 11 different colors of floral lace. The V-neckline is especially flattering, as is the empire waist and pretty scalloped trim. And the best part of this affordable purchase? It's lined, meaning you can throw on whatever undergarments you desire without worry.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: Large, X-Large

ZESICA Women's Bohemian Summer Plaid Dress

midi dress
AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $19.99; amazon.com

With a baby doll silhouette, puff sleeves, and breezy gingham print, this dress was made for summers in the South. The midi length is another highlight, as we all know how uncomfortable it can be sitting with bare, sweaty legs while dining al fresco. Plus, it comes in a dozen pretty colors—from patriotic red, white, and blue, to vibrant pink, orange, green, and yellow.

Material: 100% Rayon

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

HDE Exercise Dress with Built-in Shorts

HDE Exercise Dress with Built-in Shorts
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $31.99, amazon.com

Available in 22 colors and prints, this polyester moisture-wicking exercise dress is suited for golf, tennis, running errands, and any activity under the sun. It's Amazon's #1 best-seller in women's sports dresses with built-in biker shorts, a flattering scoop neck, and a short skirt that's breezy, cute, and functional.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: X-Small to X-Large

The Drop Women's Kimi Ruffled Shoulder Smocked Midi Dress

midi dress
AMAZON

BUY IT: $69.90; amazon.com

There's nothing as classic as a blue-and-white sundress and this one is a summer staple, no doubt. It comes in four additional prints that we also love—but what's not to love when you discover a midi dress with flattering pleated sleeves, a smocked bust, and a ruffle at the hem?!

Material: 100% Cotton; Pocket: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton

Available Sizes: XX-Small to 5X

Sopliagon Women Cotton and Linen Shirt Dress

midi dress
AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $26.99; amazon.com

There's just something about a classic button up! In summer months, when it's so hot you can't even fathom putting on jeans, consider throwing on a white shirt dress instead. This style comes highly rated and is available in 14 colors, in case you love the white and want to add another to your summer line-up.

Material: Cotton and Polyester

Available Sizes: Small to XX-Large

Miessial Women's Summer Embroidery Swing Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $19.99; amazon.com

Certain occasions call for a breezy dress in a vibrant hue—and when that time comes, you'll want this one in your closet. It features butterfly sleeves, a high neckline, three flowy tiers, and comes in a number of colors (and a few style variations, too).

Material: 65% Polyester; 35% Cotton

Available Sizes: 0-1, 4-6, 8-10, 10-12

Rainbow Striped Casual Sweater Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: $39.89; amazon.com

Crochet is majorly trending this summer, and we're here for it. There's something nostalgic and fun about throwing on a colorful knit, and this rainbow dress is just that. It comes in four different color ways and can be worn as a casual dress (with a slip) or as a beach coverup. And thanks to the knit material, it's a comfortable call if you're in a place that might get slightly brisk come sunset.

Material: 72% Acrylic, 28% Nylon

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

Zilcremo Women Denim Shirt Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $35.99; amazon.com

Though this dress has sleeves, don't rule it out for summer. A t-shirt dress is a wonder in the summertime, trust us. It's hard to describe but there's just something about ordering a roomy size—we recommend sizing up in this style—and throwing on a button-up on for a day of errands in the sun. This material is light enough for casual wear, but thanks to the buttons, pockets, and sharp collar, it looks polished and put together—even with a distressed hem.

Material: Denim

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

BTFBM Women One Shoulder Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $29.99; amazon.com

This dress may very well be our favorite new find of the season! With a trendy one-shoulder neckline, smocked bust, and midi length, it's designed to be worn—and with 22 different styles in florals, ginghams, and vibrant hues, it's tempting to order a few and put them on repeat in your summer date night rotation.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: Small to XX-Large

Floerns Women's Summer Boho Maxi Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $34.99; amazon.com

With pom pom ties and pretty pastel hues, this dress definitely makes a statement no matter how it's worn. But, in this case, that's OK because it can be worn down with sneakers or flat sandals for a daytime activity or day of shopping, then dressed up with a statement earring and simple heel for dinner and date night.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: X-Small to X-Large

SHIBEVER Women's Floral Button Up Split Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $32.99; amazon.com

Again, we're here with a shirt dress. But this one has a more romantic, retro feel with a sweet floral print, cinched waist, and buttons that can be open or closed to your liking. As the picture suggest, it nearly screams for a straw sunhat, right?!

Material: 100% Rayon

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

Willit Women's One Shoulder Exercise Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: $38.99; amazon.com

Looking for a more stylish take on the standard exercise dress? This may be the one for you with a one-shoulder neckline, plenty of coverage, and a mid-section and skirt that seems to hit in all the right places. (IYKYK!) Plus, it comes in eight colors with built-in shorts and removable pads.

Material: 83% Polyester, 17% Spandex

Available Sizes: X-Small to X-Large

MEROKEETY Women's Summer Striped T-Shirt Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $31.44; amazon.com

Another t-shirt dress, this style is simple enough to throw on for everyday wear but also looks professional enough with a tie-waist and conservative length. Reviewers say they love it for the office as much as for the beach, and with that kind of durability, we say it's worth a $30 investment.

Material: 65% Rayon, 35% Polyester

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

HUSKARY Women's Summer Maxi Dress

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AMAZON

BUY IT: Starting at $25.99; amazon.com

Summer is the time to try something unexpected—like a trendy tie-die print! The material may remind you of your days at summer camp, but thanks to the modest neckline and full coverage skirt, it feels mature enough for the classiest of ladies.

Material: 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex

Available Sizes: X-Small to XX-Large

Dokotoo V-Neck Ruffle Long Sleeve Dress

Dokotoo V-Neck Ruffle Long Sleeve Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $38.97, amazon.com

Available in 30 colors, this long sleeve deep v-neck ruffle trim polyester dress has a keyhole button closure at the back of the neck. More than 3K satisfied buyers left a 5-star rating, but shipping and returns are free if it doesn't work for you.

Material: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex

Available Sizes: X-Small to X-Large

Zattcas Short Sleeve Tiered Maxi Dress

Zattcas Short Sleeve Tiered Maxi Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $39.99, amazon.com

This 4.3-star short-sleeve polyester floral tiered maxi dress features a smocked bodice, keyhole tie closure at the back of the neck, flaring at the waist, and comes in 10 color options.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: X-Small to XX-Large

KIRUNDO Ruffle Sleeve Round Neck Flowy Dress

KIRUNDO Ruffle Sleeve Round Neck Flowy Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $14.99, amazon.com

Made from 64% rayon and 36% polyester, this baby doll dress has a button closure at the round neck and flared cap sleeves. Transition this piece into any season with a selection of 18 colors.

Material: 64% Rayon, 36% Polyester

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

ETCYY Off-the-Shoulder Ruffles Maxi Dress

ETCYY Off-the-Shoulder Ruffles Maxi Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $22.79, amazon.com

This darling off-the-shoulder breathable chiffon ruffle pleated midi dress comes in 14 colors and has 1,000+ 5-star Amazon reviews. Wear it as a wedding guest, for Sunday brunch, or to the office with a blazer.

Material: 100% Chiffon

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

BerryGo Embroidered Eyelet Maxi Dress

BerryGo Embroidered Eyelet Maxi Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $44.99 (orig. $59.99), amazon.com

This breezy v-neck embroidered cotton maxi dress is perfect for the beach, vineyard on a summer evening, and soon-to-be brides. It's available in nine stunning colors, featuring spaghetti straps and pearl buttons, it comes recommended with 2,000+ 5-star ratings.

Material: 100% Cotton

Available Sizes: 0-12

BELONGSCI V-Neck Shift Dress

BELONGSCI V-Neck Shift Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $31.97; amazon.com

Available in 35 colors, this v-neck bell sleeve shift dress is crafted from 96% polyester and 4% spandex, complete with a zippered closure. More than 12K 5-star Amazon reviewers approve of this dress for any occasion.

Material: 96% Polyester, 4% Spandex

Available Sizes: X-Small to 3X

Hestenve Short Sleeve V-Neck Pleated Babydoll Dress

Hestenve Short Sleeve V-Neck Pleated Babydoll Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $28.99, amazon.com

This lightweight polyester pleated A-line short-sleeve lined dress is perfect for any occasion and is loved by 1,000+ 5-star Amazon reviewers. It comes in 19 colors and can be dressed up or down.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: Small, Medium

ECOWISH Elegant A-Line Midi Dress

ECOWISH Elegant A-Line Midi Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $38.99, amazon.com

Reviewers say this elegant ruffle cap sleeve A-line cotton midi dress fits like a glove thanks to its zipper closure. Pick from three colors, including a charming Cinderella blue.

Material: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

KIRUNDO Ruffle Sleeves Round Neck Pleated Dress

KIRUNDO Ruffle Sleeves Round Neck Pleated Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: $35.99, amazon.com

This short-sleeve A-line ruffle knee-length lined dress features a round neck, button closure, and five colors to pick from. Sport a feminine look with this dainty oversized dress with plenty of 5-star Amazon ratings to confirm its quality and cut.

Material: 100% Viscose

Available Sizes: Small to XX-Large

Amoretu Flowy Tunic Dress

Amoretu Flowy Tunic Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $27.68, amazon.com

More than 15K reviewers have given this long-sleeve, pleated swing dress a 5-star rating. Lightweight and breathable, it can be dressed up or down and is one of the best Amazon flowy summer dresses out there. Best part? It's available in 35 colors.

Material: 100% Dacron

Available Sizes: Small to XX-Large

Angashion Button Down Swing Midi Dress with Pockets

Angashion Button Down Swing Midi Dress with Pockets
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $19.99, amazon.com

This v-neck button-down midi dress with adjustable spaghetti straps is made from 85% polyester and 15% cotton. With 5,000+ 5-star Amazon ratings and 35 colors to pick from, you can wear it anywhere. It's one of the best long flowy dresses on Amazon.

Material: 85% Polyester, 15% Cotton

Available Sizes: Small to X-Large

Yobecho Ruffle Sleeve Sweetheart Neckline Dress

Yobecho Ruffle Sleeve Sweetheart Neckline Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $30.99, amazon.com

This polyester printed dress features a sweetheart neckline, ruffle sleeves, a ruffle hem, and slimming high waist cut. Not only does this dress have 2,000+ 5-star ratings, but it's also machine washable.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: Small to XX-Large

Romwe Tie-Back Ruffle A-Line Flowy Dress

Romwe Tie-Back Ruffle A-Line Flowy Dress
Amazon

BUY IT: Starting at $29.99, amazon.com

This tie-back polyester A-line dress features a square neck, ruffle straps, elastic waist, and flowy fit. It comes in 29 colors and has plenty of 5-star ratings.

Material: 100% Polyester

Available Sizes: X-Small to X-Large

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