I Ordered 12 Under-$30 Summer Dresses on Amazon—Here's What I Kept

I’m not going to lie—I shop on Amazon at least three times a week. Between buying cute linen rompers for my baby, best-selling fiction books to comfort me through quarantine, and my beloved English breakfast tea, I tend to rack up a lot of mileage on my Amazon odometer. This summer, I’ve been using the easy and convenient one-stop retailer more than ever to stock up on warm-weather wardrobe essentials—from cute shorts to tank tops—but it’s been easy summer dresses, in particular, that have been high up on my wish list.

Shopping on Amazon can feel overwhelming, so at the start of summer, I weeded through countless casual dresses to find the coolest and most versatile frocks to live in throughout the warm-weather months. Out of the 27 I saved to my cart, I ordered 12 and kept four. Scroll below to see the keepers along with the other absolute favorites I may or may not have already bought.

I first saw this loose and cool dress on fashion influencer Jacey Duprie and was eager to try it for myself. I love the fact that it's flowy and non-restrictive (ideal when I want to feel comfortable yet put-together while working from home). It's easy to dress up and down with the right accessories and shoes. I'm wearing a size small, and it still fits quite loose, so I do recommend sizing down. Pair it with sporty sandals or minimalist slides and gold hoops.

A white linen dress has been high up on my summer wish list—ideal for looking effortlessly chic and keeping cool throughout the sweltering summer months. I went with a simple slip dress that looks great with neutral slide sandals. It's been my go-to for weekends at the beach and trips to the farmers market. It has the added bonus of having handy pockets. (As a mom, I always love a dress with pockets!) This dress is ever-so-slightly see-through, so if you are conscious about that, I recommend wearing a nude bodysuit underneath. It also runs large, so definitely size down. 

This flowy floral dress has been a hit on Instagram and is perfect if you're looking for something casual, loose, and comfortable. It comes in a variety of pretty prints and always wins me a ton of compliments when I wear it. Plus, you can't beat the price.

This muscle-sleeve dress has a classic silhouette that is super versatile, relaxed, yet pulled-together. The fabric is crazy-soft! I have a hard time taking it off. I could easily sleep in it! It's easy to wear with sneakers and sandals and would be cute with heeled mules and espadrilles, too. You can't go wrong with this affordable basic.

Shop more of my favorite under-$30 dresses on Amazon:

This cute tiered tank dress is on its way to me as we speak.

Backless dresses are having a major moment this season.

Every wardrobe needs a simple black tank dress.

You can't go wrong with this $20 sundress.

Milkmaid-style dresses are all over our feeds right now.

Nothing says summer like a spaghetti-strap sundress.

This crochet trim dress also comes in crisp white.

Just add espadrilles and a basket bag for the prettiest summer ensemble.

A cozy knit dress will take you into fall with ease.

Wear with sandals now and chunky boots later.

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