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, and my beloved English breakfast tea, I tend to rack up a lot of mileage on my Amazon odometer. Lately, 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 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.

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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.

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@joiedejude

A white linen dress has been high up on my summer wish list, as it's 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. 

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@joiedejude

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.

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@joiedejude

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 midi dress is on its way to me as we speak.

This is a smidge over $30, but considering it's normally almost $80, I couldn't help letting it into the roundup.

Open-back dresses are super on-trend right now

The ruching adds a cool and elevated touch to this tank dress.

Every wardrobe needs a simple black tank dress.

You can't go wrong with this floral sundress.

An easy T-shirt dress for lounging and running errands.

Nothing says summer like a spaghetti-strap sundress.

I can't resist a little tie-dye.

A shirtdress is super versatile.

This crochet-trim dress also comes in crisp white.

Loose-fitting dresses are all I want to live in right now.

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

You can never have too many LBDs. 

For when those summer nights turn to fall evenings. 

Wear with sandals now and chunky boots later.

Up next, I found 2021's biggest swimsuit trends hiding on Amazon.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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