A Good Dress Is My Forte—40 Under-$100 Finds I'm Losing It Over


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Although I love a good pair of jeans, I'll pick a breezy summer dress to wear over denim any day. Now that the weather is reaching the high 70s in the city, I'm leaning more and more into the surge of summer dresses that have been inundating my heart and mind. If you're an impulsive shopper like me, it's easy to snag a super-cute, ultra-trendy summer dress style that you've seen on at least five celebrities. Let's be real, though. Timeless, chic summer dresses are where it's at, especially ones easy on the eyes and wallet.

Below, browse 40 dresses I can't stop thinking about, all ringing in under $100. Ahead of the official start of summer, aka Memorial Day weekend, these are the cutest clothing items you need the most. Happy shopping! 

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Assistant Shopping Editor
Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.

Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)