I'm Tired of Wearing Sweats—These 52 Under-$100 Dresses Have My Attention Now

Floral summer dress



According to my overflowing dresser drawers, I acquired more pairs of joggers, hoodies, and leggings during the months of March and April than I had in all of 2019. What can I say? I was beyond eager to trade out my usual blazer-and-jeans office uniform for work-from-home-friendly sweat outfits. At least at first…

Now that it's day 70 or 100 (is anyone even still counting?) of quarantine, sweatpants have almost entirely lost their appeal. I've slowly started to wear "real" clothes around the house to raise my spirits and change my mindset, and honestly, it's been working. I'm still practical, though: There are a few pairs of jeans, and definitely no blazers, in my current rotation. In fact, I've mostly been wearing cute dresses I know I'll continue to get use out of once businesses, parks, and beaches reopen (aka once summer actually feels like summer). For now, these 52 under-$100 dresses have my full attention, and my guess is they're about to have yours, too.

The front is good, but the back is better.

An under-$100 Reformation dress is something to get excited about.

My entire team can’t stop talking about this Mango dress.

An LWD I’ll personally be living in this summer.

Utility dresses always feel polished.

For anyone who prefers minidresses that aren't too mini.

The 2020 version of a bodycon dress.

Floral-print dresses



Just in case floral prints don’t interest you.

This one is definitely French girl approved.

This roundup wouldn’t be complete without a puffy-sleeve option.

This reminds me of my grandmother's wallpaper, in a good way.

Danielle Bernstein's first collection at Macy's caused a lot of buzz, and now some of the spring pieces are on sale.

If you’re looking for a lighter-weight denim dress option, this is it.

Sunflowers have always been my favorite.

A jersey slip dress is so easy to wear in warmer weather.

Black summer dress



A great example of how to wear black for summer.

Why am I not surprised that Everlane made the perfect T-shirt-material dress?

I bet this peaks your interest in ruffled dresses.

I couldn’t not include at least one tie-dye dress.

The perfect cover-up option for when you actually want to show off your bikini.

Now that this dress is on sale, I bet it won’t last long.

I always turn to Scoop for inexpensive on-trend styles.

White summer dress



For date night! For the pool! For sitting on the couch!

I’m having a hard time believing the $60 price tag on this floor-length dress.

… Almost as much as I love this deep marigold.

I’m a sucker for thoughtful lace details.

It's rare to find a quality slip dress for only $50.

Something you can wear all summer and into the fall.

I don’t think it gets more comfortable than this.

Free People dresses



I knew I needed this dress the first time I saw my co-worker Lauren (pictured above) wearing it.

I can only describe this dress as romantic.

A 100% cotton dress for when it’s really freaking hot out.

When it comes to florals, I typically gravitate toward micro prints.