9 Cute and Comfortable Dresses From Target That Cost Less Than $40

Find a look that suits your summer style.

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Raglan Short Sleeve Embroidered Tiered A-Line Dress
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When high temperatures strike, there's nothing quite like slipping into a comfortable summer dress. Dresses are light, breezy, and the perfect one-and-done outfit that looks cute and feels cool. There are so many styles out there made for everyday wear and fun in the sun—and many of them are available at one of our favorite stores. We've put together a guide to the best summer dresses available at Target right now. The best part about these dresses is that they all come in at under $40.

From a short-sleeve shirtdress that's ready to be jazzed up with jewelry to a sleeveless dress that's covered in a pretty eyelet print, and more, these affordable options are begging to be added to your carts. At these prices, you can easily stock up! Plus, we love that some of these styles will easily transition into fall with a change of accessories.

Universal Thread Short Sleeve Shirtdress

Universal Thread Flutter Short Sleeve Woven Dress
Target

BUY IT: $20; target.com

A short-sleeve shirtdress is a summer wardrobe staple. This Universal Thread dress was made for dressing up or down: Wear it with fun accessories for going out, or slip on your favorite house slippers and enjoy it as a work-from-home outfit.

Material: 80% cotton, 20% recycled cotton

A New Day Short Ruffle Sleeve A-Line Dress

A New Day Short Ruffle Sleeve A-Line Dress
Target

BUY IT: $25.49; target.com

The square neckline and ruffled sleeves of this darling dress will work for so many occasions. It's made in a lightweight fabric and has convenient side pockets.

Material: 55% linen, 45% rayon

Knox Rose Flutter Elbow Sleeve A-Line Dress with Tassels

Knox Rose Flutter Elbow Sleeve A-Line Dress with Tassels
Target

BUY IT: $30; target.com

It's all in the details with this adorable dress. The flutter sleeves, V-neckline, and tassel detailing combine for a cute style that'll easily transition from day to night.

Material: 100% rayon

Universal Thread Sleeveless Tie-Back A-Line Dress

Universal Thread Sleeveless Tie-Back A-Line Dress
Target

BUY IT: $30; target.com

While we love the button detailing on the front of this sleeveless dress, the true star of the look is the tie-back. If you weren't already sold, it also has pockets. It's available in a range of sizes for XS to 4X.

Material: 100% cotton

Knox Rose Ruffle Short Sleeve Eyelet A-Line Dress

Knox Rose Ruffle Short Sleeve Eyelet A-Line Dress
Target

BUY IT: $30; target.com

We'll always love an all-over eyelet dress for summer. This dress also features a V-neckline and ruffle sleeves for even more fun.

Material: 100% cotton

Ava & Viv Plus Size Flutter Short Sleeve Tiered Dress

Plus Size Flutter Short Sleeve Tiered Dress
Target

BUY IT: $30; target.com

The sweetheart neckline and fluttered sleeves of this darling dress will work for so many occasions. From Target's in-house plus-size line, it's made of a lightweight fabric for breathability and has convenient side pockets.

Material: 100% cotton

Universal Thread Sleeveless Dress

Universal Thread Sleeveless Dress
Target

BUY IT: $20; target.com

For those who prefer some length, this solid-colored style is the perfect choice. The midi has side slits to keep you cool and comes in a variety of colors.

Material: 100% cotton

Knox Rose Raglan Short Sleeve Embroidered Tiered A-Line Dress

Raglan Short Sleeve Embroidered Tiered A-Line Dress
Target

BUY IT: $30; target.com

No matter what's trendy, a tiered dress will always be in style. This Knox Rose dress features beautiful embroidery at the top followed by a tiered bodice.

Material: 100% rayon

A New Day Elbow Sleeve Knit T-Shirt Dress

Target Dresses
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BUY IT: $12; target.com

Available in multiple colors, this casual T-shirt dress was made for summer fun. The youthful, comfortable style hits right above the knees, and at only $12, it's the most affordable option on this list by far.

Material: 56% cotton, 38% polyester, 6% spandex

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